Motivational Tools: Object Lessons
Winsome Lee and Les Wourk (Susan Sze & Peter Cowden)


8 x 10 - 164 Pages

Children and adolescents often have a difficult time understanding abstract and complicated concepts. Research has evidenced that they learn better when materials are presented in a concrete format such as hands-on activities, visual aids, and tactile learning.

Students are presented with an everyday object. The object lesson has an oral presentation component before an audience which includes a verbal description, an act, and a reflection. Through verbalizing the object on what it is, how it works, what it does, how it makes you feel, the students will immediately grasp the main ideas of the “who what how when why.” This serves as a mental graphic organizer, a formula, and a foundation. Something they can relate to and build on. In kindergarten we called this “Show and Tell,” in graduate school we called it “Artifact Analysis.” It is the same theoretical framework, just different terms. The object lesson plans in this book do not only benefit children with disabilities, but also children without disabilities. Through working together, it can reach, blend, and bond students from diverse ethnic backgrounds onto the same playing field. Each strategy targets a specific disability but can also be adapted to use for any student.

As teachers, it is imperative to find strategies to reach a diverse group of learners. As parents, it is vital to connect with their children by modeling, guiding, teaching, correcting without over-verbalizing and over-lecturing their children. Children can become discouraged from experiencing repeated failure. Object lessons can serve as a motivational tool to lift them up and give them hope. Teachers can use it during “down time” and parents can use it during “car ride time.” This book is written for this reason. The Object Lessons are a collection of motivational tools. This handbook is easy to reference as the Object Lessons are grouped according to specific disabilities. By utilizing the tactics featured in this book, teachers will save time and will be inspired to use other creative tools in their classrooms.

The book provides quick and easy references to a number of different strategies put together by a cohort of education students. The strategies are organized by disability and presented in an easy to follow booklet format. The particular needs addressed include hearing and visual impairments, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, physical and other health impairments, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, speech and language disabilities, gifted and talented, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioural disabilities. However, any of these lessons would be applicable to enhance the learning experiences of ALL students.

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  • ISBN: 978-0-9722347-4-0
  • EBN: 952
  • 26 Units in Stock
  • Published By: Other

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 January, 2011.

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