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The Game Of School

Author : Robert L. Fried
ISBN : UOM:39015060644682
Genre : Education
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Students play it, teachers perpetuate it, parents condone it, principals endorse it, and governments legislate it. The “game of school” is that familiar scenario where students’ natural curiosity and desire to learn are replaced with a frantic rush (or a compliant shrug) to do the work, please the teacher, and get the grades. This game is easy to master, but exerts a high price. Can we afford to pay the price in wasted time and idle minds? In this compelling book, Robert L. Fried shows how we can change the rules of the game, reclaim and refocus the learning experience, and ultimately bring joy back into the classroom. The Game of School is filled with interviews and stories of teachers and students who are struggling to put the game of school behind them and engage in authentic learning. We experience the excitement of the first day of first grade; listen to urban teens discuss Shakespeare’s Othello; and meet a college student who is beginning to question her long disengagement with learning. We are introduced to seven types of learners--from “go-getters” to “pluggers” to “rebels”--and find out how the game shapes their relationship to schooling and life.

Learning To Play

Author : Myint Swe Khine
ISBN : 1433112353
Genre : Computers
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Over the past two decades, much attention has been given to the new media culture of video games, due to their unique features and pervasive nature among young people. This book critically examines the role of video games in education, arguing that they encourage strategic thinking, planning, communicating, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and group decision-making. It is also observed that video games promote higher levels of attention and concentration among players. The book contains multiple perspectives and presents thought-provoking ideas, innovative approaches, systemic exploration, exemplary and promising efforts, and future-oriented scenarios. The book draws together distinguished researchers, educational and curriculum planners, game creators, educational and social psychologists, and instructional designers to explore how video games can transform the future of education.

The Evolution Of Teaching

Author : Rich Waters
ISBN : 9781475813814
Genre : Education
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This text assists teachers in reconceiving the teaching profession in ways that will make it more personally satisfying while acknowledging that the work of teachers in the twenty-first century must necessarily be different from what we have now—legacy practices of standardization left over from the industrial age.

Thinking Through Quality Questioning

Author : Jackie Acree Walsh
ISBN : 9781544303024
Genre : Education
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Asking the right questions is the answer This groundbreaking book provides teachers with an accessible, research-based blueprint for developing student metacognitive skills and ensuring that students take responsibility for their own learning. The authors use the findings of cognitive scientists to highlight quality questioning behaviors and explain how to apply them for improved student outcomes. Key features include: Short vignettes of quality questioning in action Evidence that ties question strategy to student achievement An overview of collaborative, written, electronic, and group response strategies Examples of how quality questioning connects to formative assessment Special note regarding the eBook version: Some figures have been redacted in compliance with digital rights permissions.

Families Schools And Communities

Author : Chandler Barbour
ISBN : 0132392828
Genre : Education
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A basic tenet ofFamilies, Schools, & Communities: Building Partnerships for Educating Children, fourth edition, is that schools will always be a primary venue for educating the young child, and educators must be in the forefront of any endeavor to bring about change. However, the authors stress that to accomplish the tasks at hand, all school districts must develop vibrant partnerships--uniting parents and community members with teachers in educating tomorrow's citizens. Schools are where the action will bloom, but respectful collaboration is the key to success.

Principal Leadership

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ISBN : PSU:000055129695
Genre : High school principals
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College Knowledge

Author : David T. Conley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119951353
Genre : Education
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Describes the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge a student needs to succeed in college and includes ways high schools can prepare students for college.

Excavating Readers

Author : Sean Kottke
ISBN : MSU:31293029563412
Genre : Boys
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Rescuing The Public Schools

Author : Evans Clinchy
ISBN : 0807747645
Genre : Education
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What would a truly democratic, functional, and educationally productive system look like? How did we arrive at our current system? How can an informed public work to reshape the system equitably? How can educators partner with their broader communities? In this provocative book, renowned expert Evans Clinchy shows how we can revitalize American public education and build a new system that will serve all children, rich and poor, foreign or native-born. Everyone who cares about public education should read this inspiring book.

The Jossey Bass Reader On Gender In Education

Author : Jossey-Bass Inc
ISBN : 0787960748
Genre : Education
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Is biology destiny? Are schools shortchanging girls or boys? If so, what can educators do to ensure that both succeed? These are among the questions confronting teachers of students of all ages. "The Jossey-Bass Reader on Gender in Education" is a comprehensive anthology that explores the varied terrain of gender landscape-offering a thought-provoking view of the educational paths taken by girls and boys. Comprehensive in scope, yet easy to read, this fascinating anthology brings together a wide variety of perspectives from the major camps of the gender debate to illustrate how this issue affects every facet of the educational enterprise. The book includes the most groundbreaking and controversial pieces on gender while examining key developmental, learning, and cultural theories underlying the gender debates. Topics covered include the nature/nurture debate, gender achievement gaps, testing and teaching bias, the cultural context of gender, and sexual harassment. Featuring a Foreword by Susan Bailey, executive director of Wellesley Centers for Women, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Gender in Education includes excerpts from controversial articles that sparked debate, such as the AAUW (American Association of University Women) report "How Schools Shortchange Girls, " Christina Hoff Sommers' "The War Against Boys," Carol Gilligan's" In a Different Voice, " and William Pollock's "Real Boys." The thirty-one articles and book chapters in this collection represent an extremely wide range of opinions and approaches to the topic of gender equity. Taken together, they dispel any notion of quick fixes or exclusively one-sided disadvantage-but will leave readers with a clearer understanding of the complexities inherent in any discussions of education and gender.

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