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Do Teachers Care About Truth

Author : E. P. Brandon
ISBN : 9781315532639
Genre : Education
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This book, first published in 1987, examines the notion of truth and then discusses knowledge and the way in which much of our knowledge revises or rejects the common-sense we start from. The author argues that our knowledge is not as secure as some would like to think and that there are important limits to the possibility for explanation. He shows how values permeate our ordinary thinking and argues against the objectivity of these values, showing the practical consequences of this argument for teaching in schools. This stimulating approach to a fundamental educational issue does not require previous experience of formal philosophy and will be useful to both education students and teachers in schools.

A Teacher S Cry

Author : Lewis W. Diuguid
ISBN : 9781581125191
Genre : Education
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A journalist sits in on a high school class from freshman year to senior graduation and documents the class in daily columns in the Kansas City Star.

Confessions Of A Bad Teacher

Author : John Owens
ISBN : 9781402281013
Genre : Education
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An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system, driven by broken statistics, finances, and administrations undermining their own support system-the teachers. The situation has gotten to the point where the phrase "Bad Teacher" is almost interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens found himself labeled just that when the methods he saw inspiring his students didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand accounts from teachers across the country and tips for improving public schools, Confessions of a Bad Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embrace our best educators and create real reform for our children's futures.

Apple Island

Author : Douglas Evans
ISBN : 9781608980192
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Bradley unravels the mystery of "Operation Misteach." Bradley doesn't much like school. And he especially doesn't like his new teacher, Mrs. Gross. But it isn't until she tells the class that 6 x 9 = 54 but in the new Upside-Down Math 9 x 6 = 45, and that they no longer need to include the silent "e" when spelling words like "come," "give," and "have," and that there are seventy states in the United States. He knows something is seriously wrong. Bradley sneaks into the Teacher's Room and discovers a map of a mysterious Apple Island, where all teachers originally came from. When his class is kidnapped and flown there, Bradley gradually discovers that there was a Squabble and the Good Teachers built an ark, "Pedagogue I," and sailed to America where they established schools for children all over the country. Now the Crabby Teachers have arrived with a plan, "Operation Missteach" to undo all the good teachers have done.

Speaking Our Truth

Author : Monique Gray Smith
ISBN : 9781459815858
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.

The Courage To Teach

Author : Parker J. Palmer
ISBN : 9781119414117
Genre : Education
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Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Enriched by a new Foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge—enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, animates their daily practice, and keeps them coming back tomorrow. Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out Understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, book club exploration, or professional development, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.

The Truth About Economics

Author : Michael Ryan
ISBN : 9781619848320
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This book presents a fascinating story about how academia got it all wrong. Was it an academic conspiracy? Was it peculiar social pressures in academia? Regardless of how it all came about, it is time to teach our children financial literacy instead of economics. Financial literacy is a course that prepares our children for success in today’s economic society. Typical economics courses do nothing to prepare your child for understanding day to day economic responsibility. This book presents the reasons to join the battle. It is time to stand up and demand relevant education from your state education system.

Dealing With Difficult Teachers Third Edition

Author : Todd Whitaker
ISBN : 9781317820727
Genre : Education
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This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!

The National Sunday School Teacher

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ISBN : UOM:39015073329222
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Practitioner Teacher Inquiry And Research

Author : Carolyn Babione
ISBN : 9781118603536
Genre : Education
File Size : 86. 38 MB
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.

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