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Work with Ms. Ussin

Not just motivational speaking, but demonstration and teaching

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Highly engaging, interactive workshops designed to educate, empower and equip new teachers to lead students to academic success.

  • Classroom Management

  • Instructional Strategies 

  • P.O.W.E.R. Teaching Tools

  • Teacher, You Are Necessary!

  • Your Classroom or Their Playground

NEW TEACHER INTENSIVE

The New Teacher Intensive aims to prevent new teacher overwhelm and turnover with its 

  • 5-day course where Ms. Ussin introduces and models research-based classroom management practices and instructional strategies to new and waiver teachers before they report for their first teaching assignments, and 

  • Follow-up formative observations and one-on-one coaching sessions throughout their first teaching assignment.

UNIVERSITY GUEST LECTURES

Ms. Ussin becomes professor for the day for education majors and pre-service teachers, offering lectures in the following courses (and their equivalents):

  • Classroom Management

  • HBCYou Are Necessary 

  • Intro to Education

  • Intro to Teaching 

  • Language Arts in Middle School (methodology)

  • Teaching in Middle School

  • Urban Education

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BOOK STUDY

A tour of "Your Classroom or Their Playground," making stops in key chapters for discussion, chapter-specific activities, modeling, and in some cases, immediate teacher implementation. Especially beneficial for first- and second-year teachers.

NEW TEACHER ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

By appointment only, Ms. Ussin consults with new teachers to assess specific needs. After consultation, areas of intervention and assistance may include, but are not limited to

  • Classroom management

  • Goal setting

  • Instructional strategies

  • Lesson planning

  • Self-care

  • Time management

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VIVACIOUS VOCABULARY FOR
VOLUMINOUS VERBIAGE

In every academic discipline, vocabulary instruction is inescapable. Necessary. Teachers can present vocabulary lessons that are humdrum and mundane, or they can involve students in vivacious activities that foster students’ long-term word concept acquisition. Why not the latter?

In this hands-on, get-up-and-move session, participants will first understand the research that supports the need for contextual and explicit vocabulary instruction in K-12 classrooms. Then, through various strategies, attendees will learn to incorporate multimedia tools—pictures, video, music—and group activities into their lessons for guaranteed student engagement, improvement in comprehension and students’ personal application. 

 

Upon session completion, participants will understand:

  • What it means to know a word

  • How students learn words

  • What instruction makes words meaningful, memorable and useful

  • How to use vocabulary instruction to increase content knowledge

  • How to assess vocabulary knowledge