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Witness the results as students facing minor crimes are tried by a jury of their peers. Parents learn strategies to help prevent bullying. See how rotating workstations help students learn from each other. Watch as a new teacher gets step-by-step coaching to create a lesson plan. Amazing Classroom - Youth Court - Instead of going through the normal court system, students are tried in a youth court by a jury of their peers. The jury hears the case (sometimes tried by student lawyers) and decides on the consequences for the student on trial. The program has seen incredible success. Bullying - Defining Bullying For Parents - Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully, works with parents of Alvarado Elementary School in San Francisco, California, to share information about bullying and to devise and practice strategies for bully-proofing their children. Mr. Carlisle begins by defining the repetitive nature of bullying and looks specifically at four different kinds of bullying: physical, verbal, social/relational, and cyberbullying. Identifies best practices and preventative measures to help prevent bullying. Great Lesson Ideas - Gallery Walk - Third Grade teacher, Dale Eilers, introduces an engaging, interactive idea called the Gallery Walk. A Gallery Walk can be used in every subject and across grades 3 through 12. Students rotate among stations at which student work is displayed. At each station, students are asked to write in complete sentences one thing they notice and one question they have. Gallery walks expose students to the different ideas investigated by their classmates, allows them to learn from others' work, and can also be used as an opportunity for peer and self assessment. New Teacher Survival Guide - Lesson Planning - Lesson plans are the cornerstone of a teacher's day. Learn about the key elements of any lesson plan, and watch as a new teacher creates a lesson plan step by step with her coach.
 

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