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No More Us And Them

Author : Lesley Roessing
ISBN : 9781610488129
Genre : Education
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Teachers must help their students acknowledge that they belong to a group together, and that any differencesbackgrounds, experiences, cultures, and skillsonly make us better. This book presents steps educators can take to create an atmosphere where adolescent students feel accepted, included, and valuable to themselves and to their peers.

Bridging The Gap

Author : Lesley Roessing
ISBN : 9781475810936
Genre : Education
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Lesley Roessing’s book, Bridging the Gap: Reading Critically and Writing Meaningfully to Get to the Core, argues that memoir, or creative nonfiction, can help students bridge narrative structure and nonfiction writing in order to meet Common Core standards. The text includes information and resources on implementation for teachers.

Young Adult Literature And The Digital World

Author : Jennifer S. Dail
ISBN : 9781475840841
Genre : Education
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This book explores digital literacies to engage students in responding to young adult literature, including digital literacies to engage students beyond the classroom and with the world in which they live. Practical classroom strategies to implement in classrooms are offered.

Queer Adolescent Literature As A Complement To The English Language Arts Curriculum

Author : Paula Greathouse
ISBN : 9781475842401
Genre : Education
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This text offers 6th - 12th grade ELA educators guided instructional approaches for including queer-themed young adult (YA) literature in the English language arts classroom.

Easy And Effective Professional Development

Author : Catherine Beck
ISBN : 9781317689768
Genre : Education
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Given the current economic climate and budget constraints facing schools, funding for professional development is continually reduced. And yet administrators still need to find methods to implement new instructional initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. This important book provides leaders with a high quality professional development approach at a low cost—the Peer Observation Process. Outlined in manageable steps, this strategy will help leaders implement any new school initiative or instructional method, no matter the context. This book will help you: -Support staff with job-embedded learning that includes reflection and feedback -Get your staff excited and engage them in ongoing collaboration -Create teams and organize schedules -Initiate and deliver tough conversations -Address accountability and measure success Based on an established and successful program, this book outlines an effective approach that is easy to implement and will help schools increase student achievement, strengthen school culture, and improve job satisfaction.

Boys And Girls Learn Differently A Guide For Teachers And Parents

Author : Michael Gurian
ISBN : 047094059X
Genre : Education
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A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts. Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls Reveals how the brain learns Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school.

Cultivating Kindness In School

Author : Ric Stuecker
ISBN : 0878224858
Genre : Education
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"Part 1: Kind Schools - 20 schoolwide activities for creating a safe and loving environment where students are treated fairly and kindly by peers, teachers, and staff. Activities cover creating a mission statement, selecting members of a task force and action groups, organizing schoolwide events, and more." "Part 2: Kind Classrooms - 52 classroom lessons for helping students develop a positive group identity. These lessons, grouped separately for grades K-3 and grades 4-8, are presented in sequences that show students how to apply the principles of kindness to their lives at school." "This program offers guidance in making the school a safe environment in which students are motivated to excel, and it teaches students the skills they need to respect themselves, others, and the learning space."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Teaching Aboriginal Studies

Author : Rhonda Craven
ISBN : 1741765099
Genre : Education
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Teaching Aboriginal Studies has been a practical guide for classroom teachers in primary and secondary schools, as well as student teachers, across Australia. Chapters on Aboriginal history and culture, stereotypes and racism, government policies and reconciliation provide essential knowledge for integrating Aboriginal history and culture, issues and perspectives across the curriculum. This second edition of Teaching Aboriginal Studies encompasses developments over the past decade in Aboriginal affairs, Aboriginal education and research. It features a wide range of valuable teaching sources including poetry, images, oral histories, media, and government reports. There are also strategies for teaching Aboriginal Studies in different contexts and the latest research findings. The text is lavishly illustrated with photographs, posters, paintings, prints, ads and cartoons. Teaching Aboriginal Studies is the product of consultation and collaboration across Australia. Remarkable educators and achievers, both Aboriginal and other Australians, tell what teachers need to know and do to help Aboriginal students reach their potential, educate all students about Aboriginal Australia and make this country all that we can be. 'The importance of this book cannot be overestimated. We have been insisting for years that pre-service teachers be required to learn about Aboriginal history, culture and identity, and that it be regarded as integral to qualifying for their education degrees.' Lionel Bamblett, General Manager, Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.


Author : Vanessa Kind
ISBN : 9781134226832
Genre : Education
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In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.

Teaching As Principled Practice

Author : Linda R. Kroll
ISBN : 9780761928768
Genre : Education
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Teaching as Principled Practice: Managing Complexity for Social Justice presents a practical vision for effective teacher development emphasizing social justice. This vision is encompassed in a set of six principles that underlie the authors' work with pre-service teachers, and is intended to guide one's practice in the classroom. The text's primary focus is on children and youth who have been traditionally underserved by educational institutions in the United States. It speaks directly to both pre-service and experienced teachers in a way that addresses the challenges of urban education for teachers and children.

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