Books by Dave Whitaker

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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Workshop: Make Every Art Activity a Success

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles as well as prices and other information. All Toolbox Training workshops are also available as do-it-yourself training packages. Click that tab for more details.


What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Identify the benefits children receive from art (aka "The 8 Kinds of Art Smarts")
  • Distinguish between process and product
  • Know how to iniitiate project-driven and material-driven art
  • Decide what materials make for the ideal art area/center
  • Use four techniques for “after art,” that is, four ways of extending the art beyond the original activity (talk, write, display, file)

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the book 100 Art Activities for Kids. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # ASTP1202):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # ASTW1202) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Workshop: Child-Driven Lesson Planning

What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Define what child-driven lesson planning means
  • Determine the benefits of the approach
  • Recognize the three basic lesson plan formats
  • Analyze the pros and cons of each format
  • Learn brainstorming tips
  • Find out how to use T.L.C. to get ideas from children
  • Use activity sheets and/or webbing to get kids’ ideas down on paper

To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # LPTP1102):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # LPTW1102) if necessary:


Workshop: An E.A.R. for Self-Assessment

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What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Identify traits of the ideal staff member
  • Learn about three types of employees
  • Determine which type you are
  • Recognize the strengths that your type and others possess
  • Target an area for improvement
  • Use the resources of fellow employees to better your skills
  • Develop an action plan to ensure successful growth

To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # SATP1102):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # SATW1102) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Workshop: Connect with Families: The K.I.D.S. Method

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What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Evaluate what you are already doing well and what you can do to improve your program
  • Understand the value in getting to know families
  • Discuss methods for informing families about your program and their children
  • Learn the 5 building blocks for successful interaction
  • Know how to C.O.P.E. with difficult family members
  • Create a P.A.C.T. for dealing with children’s inappropriate choices
  • Develop a family corner to offer resources to families

To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # PCTP0902):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # PCTW0902) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Workshop: Climate Control

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What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Distinguish the difference between climate control and discipline
  • Identify the 4 “movie genres” to watch in program environments
  • Operate the climate control remote control on “A.V.C.R.” (Ample, Variety, Choice, Routine) to watch the 4 movie genres
  • Put together a “viewing schedule” for observing and improving program environments

To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # CCTP0902):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # CCTP0902) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Book: Multiple Intelligences & After-School Environments: Keeping All Children in Mind

This is a guide for developing environments in schools and child care settings that satisfy the multiple intelligences of every child. Learn what the multiple intelligences are, how to identify those needs in all children, and how to offer areas and materials to meet the needs of all children. 72 pages. Catalog number: MIBK0802; Price: $9.95

Contact Toolbox Training for an even greater discount if you order multiple copies of this title!

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Workshop: Make Every Game a Success

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What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Recognize the 5 characteristics of every game
  • Understand that games come in a wide variety
  • Master the 3 stages of successful games
  • Establish a G.A.M.E. Plan to use with any game
  • Know when to lay low and when to leap in
  • Learn how to step in, step up, and step out
  • Identify the roles of children and adults
  • Put your new skills to work with a trial run

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the book Games, Games, Games: Creating Hundreds of Group Games and Sports. Click on the book cover for details.

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To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # GMTP0302):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # GMTW0302) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Workshop: Meet All Children’s Intelligences

Check out the workshops tab for a full list of titles as well as prices and other information. All Toolbox Training workshops are also available as do-it-yourself training packages. Click that tab for more details.


What you’ll get from this workshop or training package:

  • Understand the concept of multiple intelligences and how it applies to child care
  • Identify which intelligences you possess (linguistic, logical/mathematical, spatial, body/kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist)
  • Generate activity ideas to meet the intelligences of all children in your programs
  • Generate ideas on providing materials and developing areas around them that meet the intelligences of all children in your programs

For this training package, Toolbox Training highly recommends the book Multiple Intelligences & After-School Environments: Keeping All Children in Mind. Click link for details.


To have this delivered as an on-site workshop contact Toolbox Training.


To order as a do-it-yourself training package (catalog # MITP0202):

You can also download an order form here.


Training packages come with workbooks, certificates, and evaluations for 10 participants, but you can also order additional workbooks, etc. (catalog # MITW0202) if necessary:


For more Toolbox Training workshops and training packages, check here.