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Building Background Knowledge For Academic Achievement

Author : Robert J. Marzano
ISBN : 9780871209726
Genre : Education
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Provides information on how to use sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary terms to attain academic achievement.

What Works In Schools

Author : Robert J. Marzano
ISBN : 9780871207173
Genre : Education
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Schools can and do affect student achievement, and this book recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.

Taking Charge Of Professional Development

Author : Joseph H. H. Semadeni
ISBN : 9781416612117
Genre : Education
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How can every teacher, school, and district improve the quality of their schools? The answer is to empower teachers to take charge of their own learning, says author and teacher Joseph H. Semadeni. In this book, you'll learn how the Fusion professional development model can help you do just that. This accessible, customizable, and affordable model gives you proven ways to successfully establish teaching and learning practices that are grounded in solid educational research. In some schools, you may wish to begin the program with just a few teachers and let it gain recognition, support, and buy-in from the biggest skeptics. In other schools, the whole staff may be inspired to create their own lists of best practices, funding levels, and new school-day schedules. In both scenarios, schools have successfully implemented Fusion where it was needed the most. What's most appealing to teachers is that this approach gives them the chance to determine what strategies they want to learn, how much professional development they want to access, and when it best fits their schedules. As teachers learn, use, observe, and are observed practicing the strategies in their classrooms, they determine which practices best fit their students and foster achievement. With experience, teachers become eligible for related pay increases and Fusion helps teachers to foster the qualities, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to establish and nurture a collaborative culture within the school community.

Rigor In The Rti And Mtss Classroom

Author : Barbara R. Blackburn
ISBN : 9781317273929
Genre : Education
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In this new book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel show you how to develop rigorous RTI and MTSS programs that will support students and lead them to lasting success. Written in a clear, engaging style, Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom combines an in-depth discussion of the issues facing at-risk and learning-disabled students with practical strategies for all teachers. You’ll discover how to: Improve academic and social-emotional performance with scaffolding and demonstration of learning techniques; Establish and teach class rules, expectations, and consequences; Use evidence-based activities to spark student discussion; Implement rigorous, research-based strategies for math, literacy, reading, and writing development; Assess student growth and encourage self-reflection. Form an MTSS leadership team to ensure that student needs are met across building and district levels. Each chapter contains anecdotes from schools across the country as well as a variety of ready-to-use tools and activities. Many of the tools are offered as free eResources at www.routledge.com/9781138193383, so you can easily print and distribute them for classroom use.

A Practical Guide To Teaching And Learning

Author : Oran Tkatchov
ISBN : 9781610480734
Genre : Education
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A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning contains a compilation of fifteen main ideas or concepts that will help teachers to become better at what they do to help learners reach their potential. Each concept is a common sense approach that is backed by research and provides an understanding of what a teacher should know and be able to do as an effective professional in their classroom. Ultimately, it is the teacher behaviors that have an impact on the student behaviors, and each chapter provides sound suggestions and tips to set the teaching and learning relationship up for success. At the end of the chapters, there are Reflection Scenarios to assist the reader in thinking through possible issues and assist the reader in applying the concept to situations in their own practice. There are also guiding questions to stimulate personal reflection and may be helpful if using the book for a book study for professional learning community dialog and discussion.

Ells Thinking Skills And Ccss Focus On The Six Shifts

Author : Estee Lopez
ISBN : 9781935609858
Genre : Education
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) require students to engage higher level thinking skills and language use to activate their understanding of content/text. They are designed to be academically rigorous for all students, and are especially so for students who are English language learners (ELL). In ELLs: Thinking Skills and CCSS, Dr. Estee Lopez provides evidence-based instructional approaches as well as best practices for helping ELLs meet the CCSS for ELA. The six-page (tri-fold) guide is structured around the six shifts embodied in the CCSS for English Language Arts: 1. Increasing reading of informational text/balancing informational and literary texts 2. Knowledge in the disciplines 3. Staircase of complexity 4. Text-based answers 5. Writing from sources 6. Academic language The guide explains each shift, its implications for ELLs, and what is required of teachers. For each shift, the author lists best practices, examples of scaffolding for ELLs, and things that teachers and administrators must to do create conditions that ensure that ELLs succeed.

Improving Reading Comprehension Of Middle And High School Students

Author : Kristi L. Santi
ISBN : 9783319147352
Genre : Education
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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.

Classroom Assessment And Grading That Work

Author : Robert J. Marzano
ISBN : 9781416614999
Genre : Education
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In Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work, Robert J. Marzano provides an in-depth exploration of what he calls “one of the most powerful weapons in a teacher’s arsenal.” An effective standards-based, formative assessment program can help to dramatically enhance student achievement throughout the K–12 system, Marzano says. Drawing from his own and others’ extensive research, the author provides comprehensive answers to questions such as these: • What are the characteristics of an effective assessment program? • How can educators use national and state standards documents as a basis for creating a comprehensive, topic-based assessment system? • What types of assessment items and tasks are best suited to measuring student progress in mastering information, mental procedures, and psychomotor procedures? • Why does the traditional point system used for scoring often lead to incorrect conclusions about a student’s actual knowledge? • What types of scoring and final grading systems provide the most accurate portrayal of a student’s progress along a continuum of learning? In addition to providing teachers with all the tools they need to create a better assessment system, Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work makes a compelling case for the potential of such a system to transform the culture of schools and districts, and to propel K–12 education to new levels of effectiveness and efficiency.

Results Now

Author : Mike Schmoker
ISBN : 9781416612582
Genre : Education
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According to author Mike Schmoker, there is a yawning gap between the most well-known essential practices and the reality of most classrooms. This gap persists despite the hard, often heroic work done by many teachers and administrators. Schmoker believes that teachers and administrators may know what the best practices are, but they aren't using them or reinforcing them consistently. He asserts that our schools are protected by a buffer--a protective barrier that prevents scrutiny of instruction by outsiders. The buffer exists within the school as well. Teachers often know only what is going on in their classrooms--and they may be completely in the dark about what other teachers in the school are doing. Even principals, says Schmoker, don't have a clear view of the daily practices of teaching and learning in their schools. Schmoker suggests that we need to get beyond this buffer to confront the truth about what is happening in classrooms, and to allow teachers to learn from each other and to be supervised properly. He outlines a plan that focuses on the importance of consistent curriculum, authentic literacy education, and professional learning communities for teachers. What will students get out of this new approach? Learning for life. Schmoker argues passionately that students become learners for life when they have more opportunities to engage in strategic reading, writing with explicit guidance, and argument and discussion. Through strong teamwork, true leadership, and authentic learning, schools and their students can reach new heights. Results Now is a rally cry for educators to focus on what counts. If they do, Schmoker promises, the entire school community can count on unprecedented achievements.

Career Technical Education Framework For California Public Schools

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ISBN : UCR:31210020437057
Genre : Career education
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Serves as a how-to manual for teachers, school and district administrators, curriculum specialists, and school boards in developing standards-based career technical education (CTE) pathways, courses, curricula, and assessments. For use in middle schools, high schools, regional occupational centers and programs, and adult education programs. Provides students with rigor and relevance in both academic and CTE knowledge and skills for success in postsecondary education and employment. Students are instructed in responsibility; learn what is required to get and keep a job; receive information about and gain experience in careers of interest so they can make informed choices in education and careers.

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