Resources for Teachers
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is committed to continuous school improvement which means our teachers are continually learning how to reach students more effectively and assist with even better academic success. There are a lot of great resources available for teachers in both books, which you can check-out at your local library or purchase at bookstores, and online via ebooks, e-zines, blogs, and websites. Here is a list of both online and offline resources that teachers will find useful for guiding high school students.
Green Slip Online Form
Click here to fill out a green slip online.
Learn, Teach, Lead at www.ascd.org
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is a member of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and receives their journal, Educational Leadership, eight times a year. Check out a copy at the campus library or view it online. Their website also has a lot of other great resources such as research about subjects in education and free online webinars.
College Board for Educators at www.collegeboard.org
This site has a wide range of resources from tips for helping students prepare for standardized tests to helping students find a college that fits their goals.
The following books and DVDs are available in the high school library. Contact the librarian for help finding resources and to suggest new books and videos to add to our resources.
- Data Analysis: for Continuous School Improvement by Victoria L. Bernhardt
Education strategies and clarification about why data is important, what data to gather, and how data—gathered, analyzed, and properly used—can make a difference in meeting the needs of every student in the school.
- Data, Data Everywhere by Victoria L. Bernhardt
This book is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to increase student achievement at every grade level, subject area, and student group.
- Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement by Victoria L. Bernhardt and Connie L. Hebert
- Differentiating Textbooks: Strategies to Improve Student Comprehension & Motivation by Forsten, Grant and Hollas
Differentiating Textbooks shows how to teach the child, not the textbook. It explains how to motivate students as they are confronted with text that is often not written in a very interesting way.
- Igniting a Passion for Reading by Steven L. Layne
Layne shows teachers how to develop readers who not only are motivated to read great books but who also love reading in its own right. It's packed with practical ways to engage and inspire readers.
- DVD: How Can School Committees Be More Effective? (20 minutes)
This video identifies how to select a committee, how to establish a time frame for meetings, how to choose committee leadership, how to set goals, and how to dissolve the committee.
- DVD: How to Keep Students' Attention when Switching Activities (20 minutes)
This video includes practical strategies for smooth transitions and a big picture view to keep your lesson plan on time and your students focused.