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High-Five Teaching, K–5

Using Green Light Strategies to Create Dynamic, Student-Focused Classrooms

This resource offers strategies and sample lesson plans for putting the principles of Green Light classrooms into practice and engaging today’s digitally savvy students.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary
  • ISBN: 9781412981125
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2010
  • Page Count: 208
  • Publication date: August 23, 2010

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"The ideas in this book make learning come alive in your classroom. The authors present activities that any teacher can implement."
—Linda K. Taylor, Assistant Professor, Ball State University

"With this book, teachers can truly discover what it takes to reach and empower every learner. High-Five Teaching is replete with specific examples and fun suggestions any teacher can use in today's classroom."
—Renee Peoples, Teacher Leader, Swain West Elementary, Bryson City, NC

Transform your classroom into a dynamic learning environment for all students!

This exciting new volume shows elementary teachers how to put into practice the principles described in Rich Allen's book Green Light Classrooms. Drawing from Cindy Rickert's real-life experiences as a teacher creating Green Light inclusive classrooms, the authors offer a wealth of practical tips, examples, and ideas for involving students in active learning rather than traditional "chalk and talk" instruction.

Readers will acquire implementation strategies to increase student interaction and motivation and ultimately improve achievement. In tune with the way today's digitally savvy students learn best, this book offers:

  • Five principles of high-five teaching that ensure a welcoming, active, and student-centered learning environment
  • Detailed sample lesson plans in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies
  • Case studies, technology connections, and ways to create true learning communities
  • An appendix of sample forms, games, and other essential classroom resources

Designed specifically to engage today's students, this guide offers tools and strategies to inspire best practices in every classroom.

Key features

  • Packed with practical strategies designed to be in tune with the way that today's digitally savvy students learn best
  • Offers sample lesson plans that will help teachers implement the strategies
  • Demonstrates the concepts with real examples pulled from Cindy Rickert's experience as a current elementary school teacher
  • Includes an appendix of sample forms, games, and other classroom resources


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Rich Allen

Learn more about Rich Allen's PD offerings

Richard Allen is an international consultant with more than 25 years experience coaching trainers and educators. Cofounder and president of Education Illustrated, he has taken the TrainSmart strategies beyond the United States and Canada to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international conferences, and he facilitates moti­vational and teambuilding workshops.

Allen started his educational career as a high school math and drama teacher. In 1985, he became a lead facilitator for SuperCamp—an accelerated learning program for teens—and has since worked with more than 25,000 students worldwide. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes, and recalls information—knowledge that informs all aspects of his training strategies.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About The Authors


Principle 1. True Learning Communities: Students Taking Responsibility

Principle 2. Optimum Learning Conditions: Creating Safety and Security

Principle 3. Teaching to the Moment: Working Within Their World

Principle 4. Learning Beyond Listening: Linking Action and Understanding

Principle 5. The Learning Spiral: Building Success on Success

Chapter 6. Five-by-Five: Setting the Stage for Student Success

Chapter 7. High-Five Lesson Sets: Combining Green Light Strategies and High Five Principles Into Dynamic Lessons

Chapter 8. The High-Five Toolkit

Chapter 9. A Final Note






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