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Teaching Secondary English As If The Planet Matters

Author : Sasha Matthewman
ISBN : 9781136850141
Genre : Education
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This book is about teaching English with a commitment to environmental values drawing on ecocritical perspectives and examples of classroom practice. .

Teaching Secondary Geography As If The Planet Matters

Author : John Morgan
ISBN : 9781136682162
Genre : Education
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This thought-provoking text looks at how Geography teachers can develop approaches to curriculum and learning which help students understand the nature of the contemporary world.

Teaching Secondary Mathematics As If The Planet Matters

Author : Alf Coles
ISBN : 9781136597855
Genre : Education
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‘This book moves us beyond a theoretical pondering of the issues and makes concrete suggestions for teachers and students for how things can be different in mathematics classrooms. This is long overdue.’ Peter Gates, University of Nottingham Teaching Mathematics as if the Planet Matters explores how Mathematics teachers can develop approaches to curriculum and learning which help students understand the nature of the contemporary world. It sets out a model for teaching and learning that allows teachers to examine existing approaches to teaching and draw upon the insights of mathematics as a discipline to help students relate classroom mathematics to global issues such as climate change, the economy, food supplies, biodiversity, human rights, and social justice. Including practical examples, suggestions for teaching activities and detailed further reading sections, the book covers: the mathematics of description in the measuring, recording and statistical analysis that informs our knowledge of climate change, consumption and sustainability; the mathematics of prediction in the modelling used by governments, scientists and businesses to plan roads, power stations and food supplies and their effects; the mathematics of communication in the news reports, blogs and environmental campaigns, incomplete without graphs, charts and statistics. The true worth of a school subject is revealed in how far it can account for and respond to the major issues of the time. The issue of the environment cuts across subject boundaries and requires an interdisciplinary response. Mathematics teachers are part of that response and they have a crucial role in helping students to respond to environmental issues and representations.

Teaching As If Life Matters

Author : Christopher Uhl
ISBN : 9781421400693
Genre : Education
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This fascinating and urgently needed book will inspire today’s educators to inspire their students.


Author : John Morgan
ISBN : 9781134359349
Genre : Education
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When Geography specialists decide they want to teach, it can be a daunting prospect to enter a real classroom, no matter how much subject knowledge they already possess. Geography: Teaching School Subjects 11-19 puts the subject into perspective and shows new teachers and student teachers how to make Geography accessible and interesting for their pupils. Divided into three sections the book examines the theory and practice of teaching geography: section one explores how teachers can frame their own knowledge for classroom practice section two focuses on Geography in the classroom and curriculum development as well as aspects of pedagogy and lesson design, evaluation and assessment section three focuses on the teachers themselves and how they can view and work on professional development within their own subject area.

Earth Matters

Author : Pamela Wasserman
ISBN : 0945219156
Genre : Nature
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This teacher's guide helps students explore the connection between human population growth and the well-being of the planet. Twelve readings and 34 activities introduce high school students to global society and environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, gender equality, economics, poverty, energy, wildlife endangerment, waste disposal, food and hunger, water resources, air pollution, deforestation, and population dynamics. Teaching strategies include role playing simulations, laboratory experiments, problem-solving challenges, and mathematical exercises, cooperative learning projects, research, and discussion. These activities were designed to develop a number of student skills including critical thinking, research, public speaking, writing, data collection and analysis, cooperation, decision making, creative problem solving, reading comprehension, conflict resolution and values clarification. Each chapter and activity can be used alone to illustrate points or be inserted into existing curriculum. Activity subject areas are listed along with a quick list reference of the summary of activities. A reference guide of activities linked to National Standards is also included. Contains suggested resources, including books, periodicals, audiovisuals, hardbooks and wall charts, software, and internet sites, for each topic area. (SJR)

It S A Matter Of Fact

Author : Angie Miller
ISBN : 9781351400046
Genre : Education
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In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today’s information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and online handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking.

Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Author : David Rock
ISBN : 9781136328145
Genre : Education
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Solidly grounded in up-to-date research, theory and technology, Teaching Secondary Mathematics is a practical, student-friendly, and popular text for secondary mathematics methods courses. It provides clear and useful approaches for mathematics teachers, and shows how concepts typically found in a secondary mathematics curriculum can be taught in a positive and encouraging way. The thoroughly revised fourth edition combines this pragmatic approach with truly innovative and integrated technology content throughout. Synthesized content between the book and comprehensive companion website offers expanded discussion of chapter topics, additional examples and technological tips. Each chapter features tried-and-tested pedagogical techniques, problem solving challenges, discussion points, activities, mathematical challenges, and student-life based applications that will encourage students to think and do. New to the 4th edition: A fully revised and updated chapter on technological advancements in the teaching of mathematics Connections to both the updated NCTM Focal Points as well as the new Common Core State Standards are well-integrated throughout the text Problem solving challenges and sticky questions featured in each chapter to encourage students to think through everyday issues and possible solutions. A fresh interior design to better highlight pedagogical elements and key features A companion website with chapter-by-chapter video lessons, teacher tools, problem solving Q&As, helpful links and resources, and embedded graphing calculators.

Teaching Geography Third Edition

Author : Phil Gersmehl
ISBN : 9781462516414
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 79. 36 MB
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"Keywords: assessments, CCSS, CD-ROM, Common Core standards, Common Core State Standards, children, classrooms, content areas, curriculum, education, elementary, geography, instruction, learning, methods, middle, pedagogy, schools, science, secondary, social studies, spatial-thinking skills, standards, students, teachers, teaching This widely adopted teacher resource and course text explains basic geographic principles and demonstrates how to bring them to life in engaging, challenging instruction for grades K/n-/12. Accessibly written, the book is packed with instructional materials, teaching tips, and more than 100 maps and other graphics. Together with the companion CD-ROM, it presents effective ways to promote students' spatial-thinking skills while teaching them about the land, climate, economy, and cultures of places around the world. The Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM features more than 225 reproducible student activities; a Model Curriculum; PowerPoint slides of the book's figures and discussion guides that focus on important concepts in each chapter; specially designed K-2 resources; teaching notes with links to Common Core State Standards and Geography Standards; and more. New to This Edition *Chapter on geography in the curriculum. *Chapter appendix on the neuroscience of spatial reasoning. *CD-ROM features additional graphics, many new activities, and a Model Curriculum. *Discusses ways to align instruction with the Common Core State Standards. "--

Making Poetry Matter

Author : Sue Dymoke
ISBN : 9781441163530
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 96 MB
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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

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