This episode is dedicated to all of our zealous, hard working Green Ninja educators. From Kindergarten teachers to University professors, you all help the Green Ninja by sharing content with your pupils. Because of that, the Green Ninja team wants to thank you with this video just for teachers. If you look closely you might notice that some of the props may look awfully familiar…
Whether you’re a teacher, student or working professional, this chaotically scribbled calendar probably looks familiar. Let’s face it, everyone’s busy, especially teachers! We understand that, and this is why we showed this hero’s calendar. It contains some silly events like “Crazy Hair Day” but the idea is that teachers are busy!
In case you blinked and missed it, here is a static shot of the desk from the video. Take a look at the teacher’s desk, more specifically the variety of teaching literature used. How many of these titles do you recognize?
• Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov
• Inspiring Active Learning: A Complete Handbook for Today’s Teachers by Merrill Harmin
• The Laughing Classroom: Everyone’s Guide to Teaching with Humor and Play by Diane Loomans
• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
• Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don’t Learn by Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Gayle Karhanek, and Richard Dufour
• Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States by the NGSS Lead States
Of course, even the Green Ninja knows the tradition of giving a teacher an apple, but our stealthy friend goes above and beyond to provide a gift fit for a great teacher. Beneath the apple, he leaves a bundle of Green Ninja resources on incorporating NGSS into current science curricula. Looks like Ms. T’s making it home in time for dinner and dessert!
If you are interested in earning some teacher-extra-credit, you can learn more about NGSS by clicking here. For teachers looking for some NGSS help or teaching resources: check out BAESI.org or the Green Ninja educators site.
Director: David Chai
Producer: Revathi Kotni
Editor: Keith Silva
Camera Crew: Eric Anderson & Mark Sho
Music Composer: Josh Zamora
Cast: Katie Andris & Kevin Hom
Host: Alejandro Garcia