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Maximizing your students’ potential for learning is important to you. How can you get the most out of every lesson? The videos in this
library can help. Through the lecture sessions and live classroom demonstrations, learn effective classroom procedures for various subjects
important to Christian schools today.
Preschool is often a child’s first experience with school. Determine from the very beginning that learning is fun! Visit a 2-year-old preschool class as they participate in Bible, Language Development, Numbers, and Skills Development. Observe effective habits and procedures as the teacher maintains a positive learning environment.
The Christian school teacher has the opportunity to teach so much more than academics. Students can be trained in lessons of character that will last a lifetime. Throughout her many years of teaching, Dr. Beka Horton has developed keen insight into the life of students. These practical helps will benefit teachers on the importance of Giving Character to Our Students.
What goes into the making of a classroom where students and teacher appreciate good discipline and habits? Where and how does it all start? How is it maintained? Practical tips are demonstrated by a kindergarten and a second grade class to help you see basic ways of establishing a happy classroom atmosphere where there is efficient teaching.
The best way to understand the K4 program is to visit a class for a sample day. A teacher demonstrates with her class the various aspects of the day. The viewer will see skills development, Bible, phonics, writing, reading, numbers, activity time, and language enrichment.
Visit a five-year-old kindergarten class to find how delightful it can be. The teacher will illustrate how skills development, Bible, phonics, writing, reading, numbers, and activity time create a serene, happy place for young children to learn.
The kindergarten graduation program can be a valuable aid in promoting your school program throughout your community. This video is an actual graduation performed before parents and friends.
Four-year-olds have a natural love for God and His Word. Teachers encourage spiritual growth when they communicate scriptural truths through effective Bible lessons. Learn successful methods and procedures for conducting a God-honoring Bible time as you visit a four-year-old Bible class.
Christian school teachers have the privilege of teaching spiritual truths to kindergarten children. Five-years-olds are ready to grow in the knowledge of God and His Word. Learn successful methods and procedures for conducting a God-honoring Bible time as you visit a five-year-old Bible class.
This video demonstrates the procedures in combining first and second grades throughout a typical school day. The video explains the time spent on each subject and shows the transition between subjects and grades.
Observe efficient ways to review and teach in a combined upper-elementary classroom. Many ideas for conducting a multi-grade class will be given.
Conducting an elementary reading class can be done in four simple steps. After a brief discussion, you will visit three different elementary reading classes (first, third, and sixth) to observe these four steps.
Teachers and supervisors need sample grades of A, B, C students reading during the year. This video shows grades 1-3 students at five different times during the year. Great help for teachers who are veterans or inexperienced teachers.
Your elementary students can learn the parts of speech and other important areas of grammar as you incorporate reinforcement in your instruction. Students can learn the material in class — not just memorize it at home. Each segment of an elementary language class is shown.
A brief lecture is followed by demonstrations from second and fourth-grade classrooms answering the question how to teach a spelling class.
Visit a second-grade arithmetic class to see how computational skills, concepts, and applications are taught throughout the A Beka Book day-by-day lesson plans.
First and second graders are excited to learn about the country they live in and “all creatures great and small.” This video will show how to keep students’ enthusiasm for their beginning contact with history, science, and health.
The lecture presents the traditional methods which make the most of each minute in your classroom and will insure that each elementary student learn the “basics” in arithmetic. A classroom teacher demonstrates methods, introducing new material, ways to review, etc.
A favorite class for students is science, if it is taught effectively. This video shows actual demonstration of effective methods for upper-elementary science classes.
History doesn’t need to be boring and dull. Your students will learn concepts as well as historical facts if you employ the methods shown.
This video demonstrates (in first and fourth-grade classroom settings) all the parts of a typical Bible class — singing, prayer time, learning verse, doctrinal drill, and the Bible lesson.
Two classroom teachers (grades one and four) show how to conduct an elementary art class using the A Beka Book art books. Teachers and students have an enjoyable learning time working on their projects.
Classroom singing (grades 1–6) and music theory (grades 3–4) play an important part in developing students’ fine art skills. Observe classroom teachers (grades 1 and 6) leading classroom singing and a music theory teacher (grade 3) give a sample lesson.
This introductory lecture is essential to prepare teachers for viewing other secondary-level teacher training videos series. Have you really considered the philosophy and the methods that contribute to making you a successful Christian teacher? This stimulating and thought-provoking lecture describes traditional methods and redefines the responsibility of the Christian teacher for teaching students to respond correctly to authority.
The procedures described in Effective Teaching Procedures come alive as you view the teacher and students in action in the classroom. You will watch an effective technique for checking homework and giving penalties when homework is not complete. You will see (1) how to make completed homework a part of the lesson, (2) methods for giving quizzes, (3) methods of review, (4) effective lesson presentation techniques, and (5) a history lecture demonstration.
While this video reviews practical points about test construction, administering a test, and evaluation of students, it also gives a helpful discussion on all methods and techniques used in evaluation in a secondary classroom in a Christian school.
Good methods and procedures for an effective English class, as well as success principles for orchestrating the important elements of the English curriculum are explained in this informative lecture. Also included is a classroom observation of a master teacher demonstrating practical and effective ideas for teaching grammar, composition, vocabulary, literature, and poetry (grade 9).
Basic elements of a history class are discussed by a veteran history teacher and demonstrated by a junior high teacher. This lecture/classroom will enhance your teaching.
Science class is a wonderful place to show God as Creator. Listen to a secondary science teacher give helps in teaching and then watch a ninth-grade science class.
All aspects of class procedures are explained and seen as they happen in the secondary math classroom. A written speed drill, teaching new material, and classroom practice are included as you view the teacher and students in action.
Visit an eighth and twelfth grade Bible class to see that spiritual opportunities abound on the secondary level each day. Class procedures as well as teaching techniques can be observed in the lessons.
An experienced Spanish teacher explains procedures and techniques, using A Beka Book textbooks, to produce students who can speak and enjoy a foreign language.
Do you have a rebellious teenager in your home, school, or church? You may be mystified by how to confront this serious problem in the life of a young person. This enlightening lecture explains the roots and early symptoms of rebellion and gives you skill and courage to deal with the problem.
The lecture by Dr. Beka Horton explains how set theory has been used to promote a loss of absolutes and to bring secular humanism into the field of mathematics.
The integration of philosophy and academics is undeniable. Christian educators have the responsibility to teach from a biblical perspective, to aim for excellence in teaching, and to be wary of the educational status quo. Gain insight and answers for the defense of traditional education.
Learn solutions to six of the most common problems new or weak teachers encounter, as well as suggestions for promoting teacher development.
Every Christian educator needs to understand the difference between traditional education and progressive education so he or she can rightly establish a Christian philosophy of education. Listen to the philosophical differences and then realize your school can be purposefully unique.
Whether you are looking for a great start to your school year or for help anytime throughout the year, this training is for both veterans and new
teachers alike. These sessions describe the best practices and methods designed specifically for A Beka Book curriculums and textbooks.
Success is within your reach!
*1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) = 10 ISPs (In-Service Points)