Helping you Help Your High-achievers Reach Even Higher
As full-time educators, we at Envision EMI are continually researching and reviewing, testing and validating new, innovative and effective ways to better educate, motivate and inspire high–achieving students.
We know that you spend a good deal of your time doing the same. We therefore wanted to take this opportunity to share just of few of the ideas and resources we have come across recently. We hope that you will find them to be of value and welcome any suggestions for other material or subjects you would like to see covered or would like to share with us.
Be sure to check back as these links and resources will be updated over time.
Have you ever thought about what is involved in designing a golf course? Although not an avid golfer herself, this Texas teacher decided to get her students involved in real-world math by designing a golf course. Trudy Pzynski, helps her students use computations, percentages and linear and quadratic functions to design a nine-hole course in this year-long project.
Tyler Binkley, an enterprising Pennsylvania math teacher, is creating YouTube videos to teach math to his middle school students. Feedback from his students is overwhelmingly positive. If you would like to view more of his video lesson plans, go to www.youtube.com and enter "Mr. Binkley" in the search.
Sign language can be an effective tool to teach your students, even for those without hearing loss. Read how Leslie Briggs, a teacher from Logan, Utah, is using sign language in her classroom to manage behavior, improve literacy and help her students learn.
A school district in Arizona has become equipped with Apple Computers, using iMac desktop computers to help with their curriculum, including using them for presentations or podcasts. Music teacher Michael Bradley has found a fun way to use technology to teach his students music composition with Apple’s Garage Band software. He believes that the technology gives his students an advantage when auditioning for college scholarships or competing in jazz or show choir competitions.
"Haley was put into a situation that was so well facilitated by extremely educated people. The course study was presented in a fun way and the kids … had a great time. They were busy and united as one group and really learned a lot from each other. The things these students participated in were things some of us will NEVER have the opportunity to do in a lifetime. I fully advise anybody thinking about sending their child to this to do it!"
Parent of NYLC Student
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