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Active Participation

Getting Them All Engaged: Secondary Level

Anita L. Archer

4-DVD Set
4-DVD Set
September 11, 2014
ISBN 9781599090542
Price: $450.00 $337.50
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Students who actively participate in lessons improve both behavior and academic performance. No matter how well a teacher has crafted their lesson plans, or how top-notch their adopted curriculum might be, they must still engage students so they’re able to adequately assimilate the lesson content. With Anita L. Archer’s Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level, teachers in grades 6-12 will learn how to engage all students in the classroom, from star performers to struggling students. This set of four DVDs demonstrates specific instructional procedures and routines to increase engagement, on-task behavior, and accountability; promote desired behaviors and reduce inappropriate ones; and keep the class briskly moving along. The DVDs can be used both to introduce teaching staff to active engagement strategies and to periodically serve as a systematic review of engagement strategies for staff who are familiar with the concepts, but need a quick refresher.Included are four DVDs, plus one CD that contains reproducible session handouts and a facilitator's guide.

Also see Anita L. Archer’s other DVDs, Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level for grades K-5, and Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction, which covers everything from the management to the delivery of explicit instruction using engaging four- to seven-minute video presentations. Plus the book Explicit Instruction, from Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes, provides practical tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Active Participation Inservice: Introduction, Anita L. Archer (5:49)

Session 1: Introduction to Active Participation (49:54)

Session 2: Teaching Active Participation to Students (34:28)

Session 3: Structured Choral Responses (27:41)

Session 4: Partner Responses Part 1 (45:19)

Session 5: Partner Responses Part 2 (30:31)

Session 6: Individual Responses (28:07)

Session 7: Putting It Together (Choral, Partner, and Individual Responses (32:58)

Session 8: Written and Action Responses (42:19)

Session 9: Passage Reading (29:16)

About the Author

Anita L. Archer, PhD, is an educational consultant to school districts on explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction. She has taught elementary and middle school students and is the recipient of 10 awards honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education. Dr. Archer has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She is nationally known for her professional development activities, having presented in every state over the course of her 40-year career. Dr. Archer is coauthor of numerous curriculum materials addressing reading, writing, and study skills (with Mary Gleason), and of the book Explicit Instruction (with Charles A. Hughes). She is also author of the professional development DVDs Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction, Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level, and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level.


General and special educators in grades 6–12, literacy specialists, and administrators.