Teacher Professional Development offered by Garry


 “Teaching Our Boys. Celebrating Our Boys” 

What’s up with those boys in my classroom? How can I help the boys succeed in our school? Can a “boy friendly classroom” also be “girl friendly”? Do boys lose when girls win? 

These questions seem to be everywhere in the popular press lately. However, there are no simple answers. This conversation begins by celebrating our boys! In this session, Dr. Jones will highlight myths about boys, then outline “The Boy Code” that teaches boys how to behave in our culture. He will review the research about boys and learning, then provide some practical suggestions for classroom teachers.

 



Guest speaker – Bachelor of Education class.
University of Calgary October 2 2012 

How the All Boys Program addresses diversity.

Guest speaker - Bachelor of Education program, Ambrose University College November 2 2010
Diversity and teaching practices that best meet diverse needs.


Sample Workshops - English Language Arts Specialist 2002- 2005
Teaching English Language Arts in Grades 1-3: Understanding the Writing Process
In this workshop you will deepen your understanding of the writing process. What do writers do while writing? What are the strategies writers use? What are the stages of writing development? Learn how to organize the writing workshop.

 

Teaching English Language Arts in Grades 1-3: Understanding the Reading Process
In this workshop you will deepen your understanding of the reading process.  What do readers do while reading? What are the reading strategies? How do readers understand text? Learn how to get the most out of the interactive read aloud, children’s literature, classroom routines and teaching strategies that will reach all children. 

Exploring Non-fiction Texts in Elementary School
Where do non-fiction texts fit in with the balanced literacy program? What are the nonfiction text types and text features? How do you teach students to read and write information texts?

revised May 2013

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