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Instructional Strategies for Middle and …

Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School

Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom. Classrooms are comprised of diverse learners, and aspiring teachers will face complex decisions about the assessment of student learning and classroom management. Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School equips pre-service teachers with the methodological tools to promote understanding, conceptual awareness, and learning for every child in the classroom.Features include: (1) clear, step-by-step descriptions of seven instructional techniques that pre-service teachers can realistically implement within the classroom setting (2) practical suggestions for ways to integrate effective classroom management and valid... Read more

The Teaching Gap

The Teaching Gap

Wiggins and McTighe present in their second edition of Understanding by Design ways to improve the understanding of students through designing courses around specific well-¬‐articulated goals.During points of the book, the authors take time to explore the meaning of several key words, such as "understanding," "assessment "and "curriculum, "in order to fit with their purpose and suggestions.This is a book that has become the standard for course design in secondary and higher education over the past eight years, and is worth exploring.Overall, the book provides various templates and strategies for designing lessons in a Backwards design. Wiggins and McTighe suggest beginning with what you want the students to have learned at the end of the lesson. The initial... Read more

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (4th Edition) (Teaching Strategies Series) by Adrienne L. Herrell and Michael Jordan, includes a rich assortment of practical strategies aligned to TESOL standards which have been field-tested in diverse classrooms. Each strategy includes a brief explanation, step-by-step instructions on how to plan and use the strategy, and two classroom scenarios demonstrating how the strategy can be adapted for different grade levels and content areas. Herrell and Jordan have included additional language and literacy development strategies, technology strategies, and assessment strategies to support both pre-service and inservice teachers.

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Love and Logic

Love and Logic

Love and Logic is a method of working with students which was developed by educational expert Jim Fay, and child psychiatrist Foster W.Cline, M.D. The "Love and Logic" tecniques: Put teachers back in control of the classroomResult in students who are internalized in their discipline rather than dependent upon external controlsRaise the level of student responsibillityTeach students to think for themselvesPrepare students to function effectively in a world filled wiht temptations, decisions, and consequencesReturn a teacher's joy of teaching! Jim Fay has more than 31 years experience as an educator and principal. He is recognized as one of America's top educational consultants and has won many awards in the educational field.David Funk has been involved in education at... Read more

Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol

In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca's likably irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a numberof the controversial issues Jonathan has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.But most... Read more

Frustrations Teaching Math

Frustrations Teaching Math

Frustrations teaching math, gives the student an opportunity to see how basic math ideas are solved. Sometimes, I give two scenarios in solving a problem. Other times, a "cheating way" is shown, so that math can be understood and also be fun. Some of the topics covered are the various ways to factor a binomial, trinomial, or polynomial. Another favorite is grasping the concept of greatest common factor or least common multiple. Right triangle trigonometry for the middle school student is explained using boating as the source of frustration. How much to tip at a restaurant? What does a half-off sale really mean? Let us not forget the "story" or word problems that really cause concerns. Distance! Rate... Read more

The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

Straight from the front line of urban America, the inspiring story of one fiercely determined teacher and her remarkable students.As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long beach, California, Erin Gruwell confronted a room of ?unteachable, at-risk? students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust?only to be met by uncomprehending looks. So she and her students, using the treasured books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Zlata?s Diary: A Child?s Life in Sarajevo as their guides, undertook a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding. They learned to see the... Read more

Smart to Wise

Smart to Wise

Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader's focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly.From Smart to Wise offers a new approach that balances the two styles to achieve a form of wise leadership that is both functional and smart. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise... Read more

The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach

"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad --and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only fromsomething one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to hardentheir hearts, because they love learners, learning, and theteaching life."- Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction]Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and abouttheir subject. But the demands of teaching cause too manyeducators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students?In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting... Read more

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds

Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored in Western culture and especially in our educational systems.' JOHN CLEESE'Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today's world is a vital necessity. This is a book not to be missed. Read and rejoice.' KEN BLANCHARD'If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival and growth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, provides important insights on how leaders can evoke and sustain those creative juices.' WARREN BENNIS

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The Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

The Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

Engaged teaching recognizes that educators need to offer more than lesson plans and assessments for students to thrive in the 21st century. Equip your students to be resilient individuals, able to communicate effectively and work with diverse people. The authors contend that students must develop their emotional and social skills as thoroughly as their academic skills, and that teachers must cultivate this growth.Benefits- Gain practical, classroom-ready teaching techniques that are supported by research.- Discover how to incorporate meaningful classroom practices that support each of the five dimensions.- Learn to collaborate with fellow educators to optimize engaged teaching outcomes.

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Inquire Within

Inquire Within

"A one-stop-shopping resource for any educator seeking a better understanding of how to develop curriculum materials, plan for instruction, and assess student learning within classrooms that are undeclared by inquiry. An amazingly clear and broad synthesis of virtually every important topic associated with inquiry." (Richard H. Audet, Associate Professor 2006-07-04)"Enables teachers and other education professionals to reconceptualize the teaching of science. An invaluable resource for all those committed to achieving and surpassing world standards in the science education of present and future teachers and their students." (Hubert M. Dyasi, Professor 2006-09-04) Douglas Llewellyn is director of science at the Rochester City School District, a professor of undergraduate- and graduate-level science education at St. John Fisher College in Rochester... Read more

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Evidence based and comprehensive, this important work offers a new approach to understanding and intervening with students with learning disabilities. The authors--leading experts in neuropsychology and special education--present a unique model of learning disabilities that integrates the cognitive, neural, genetic, and contextual factors associated with these disorders. The volume addresses classification, assessment, and intervention for a range of disabilities involved in reading, mathematics, and written expression. With a focus on exploring the evolving scientific base of the field, as well as establishing effective educational practices, this book will serve as an essential text and an indispensable resource for school psychologists, neuropsychologists, special educators, and others who work with struggling learners.

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Teaching Sucks

Teaching Sucks

The Fire Rises. And it is time for the voices of teachers to be heard. "I find it fascinating, and a bit insulting," confides Frank Stepnowski, the iconoclastic author of Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy and S.C.R.E.W.E.D., An Educational Fairytale, "that so many people feel so enabled to criticize teachers. Folks get their homes repaired multiple times, but they don't automatically think they could be construction workers, plumbers, etc. People and their family members undergo surgeries and visit hospitals, but they don't instantly assume they could be doctors. I could go on and on and yet, because they went to school, or have children in school, legions of people feel like they know what it is... Read more

See Me After Class

See Me After Class

Teaching is hard work. Lessons go wrong. Parents get angry. And, sometimes, a teacher would rather eat glass than spend another day trying to manage a classroom. These are the days they don't tell you about in teacher training. Enter: See Me After Class.This survival guide helps every teacher walk into their classroom day-after-day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! Fueled by hundreds of hilarious stories and practical tips from the teachers who lived them, Elden offers honest advice and reassurance to help teachers inspire and educate generations of students. The author has made in clear from the start that this book is not Chicken Soup for Teachers or a Professional Development/Pegagogy manual, but rather, in a humorous fashion, a... Read more

Notebook Know How

Notebook Know How

A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. It is here that students brainstorm topics, play with leads and endings, tweak a new revision strategy, or test out a genre for the first time.In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs. She also addresses many of the questions teachers ask when they start using notebooks with their students, including:(1) How do I launch the notebook?(2) What mini-lessons can be used throughout the year to help students become more skilled in keeping notebooks?(3) How do I help students who are stuck in writing ruts with notebooks?(4)... Read more

Teach Like A Champion

Teach Like A Champion

Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice. Among the techniques:Technique #1: No Opt Out. How to move students from the blank stare or stubborn shrug to giving the right answer every time.Technique #35: Do It Again. When students fail to successfully complete a basic task, from entering the classroom quietly to passing papers around, doing it again, doing it right... Read more

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Renowned for its clarity, readability, and organization, this market-leading Educational Psychology book continues to offer the best blend of current theory, research, and practice in a completely up-to-date new edition. This book provides an organizational framework that readers can immediately grasp to help them understand complex and ever-evolving theories. The Eighth Edition reflects the field's continuing interest in constructivism and authentic learning as well as other areas of growing emphasis such as students with disabilities and inclusion. Other topics that have been added or received significant updating include self-regulated learning, brain development, culturally relevant pedagogy, and student autonomy. Includes free Interactive Companion CD-ROM, featuring video clips of the author discussing important topics and instructive scenes from real classrooms;... Read more

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Teaching the Best Practice Way

In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting "best practice" standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each section begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own. Teaching the Best Practice Way adds the stories of twenty more celebrated teachers, including James Beane, Donna Ogle, Franki Sibberson, and others from around the country. A... Read more

Teaching Outside the Box

Teaching Outside the Box

This book is for new and experienced teachers who want to try a different approach to teaching -- one that makes school enjoyable for both teachers and students. The Table of Contents includes:Are You Teacher Material?Do Your Homework: things to consider before you step into the classroom. Developing your personal philosophy of teaching, discipline and grading.Preparation, Preparation, Preparation: preparing your classroom, your paperwork and yourself. Includes tips for organizing and arranging your room, student seating, lesson plans, etc.Discipline is Not a Dirty Word: how to create a positive discipline program that eliminates the Teacher VS Student dynamic that can undermine your efforts and lead to a constant cycle of misbehavior and consequences.Reading, Reading, Reading: how to motivate nonreaders... Read more

Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire

Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire

In a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by poverty and violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56. The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as a first language. They also play Vivaldi, perform unabridged plays by Shakespeare, and go on to attend the finest universities in the country. Rafe Esquith is the teacher who helps them achieve these accomplishments.In this book, Esquith gives any teacher and parent the tips, techniques, exercises, innovations, and visions that have made him one of the most celebrated teachers in the world. Instead of ruling with an iron fist, Esquith asks his ten-year-old students to "be nice and work... Read more

What Great Teachers Do Differently

What Great Teachers Do Differently

In the second edition of this renowned book, you will find pearls of wisdom, heartfelt advice, and inspiration from one of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, aker describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently. New features include:o Meaning what you say o Focusing on students firsto Putting yourself in their position.

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Good Teachers Crazy

Good Teachers Crazy

A refreshingly honest look inside the teaching profession, Why Are All the Good Teachers Crazy? is a captivating collection of hilarious stories and unreserved observations from one man's odyssey in the classroom. With equal parts humanity, insanity, and profanity, Frank Stepnowski, a twenty year veteran of the academic wars, offers unique insight into a world everybody knows about but very few understand. "Step" as he was re-christened by his students, pulls no punches in the classroom, and takes no prisoners in his writing debut. The title, which comes from a line that the author heard many times throughout his career, is both a confession and a confirmation. "I wanted a book," he explains, "that would make people laugh... Read more

Divasvapna

Divasvapna

In most schools of India, the teachers work with sole motive of preparing students for the examinations, focusing more on cramming up everything rather than learning. Divasvapna (Daydream)is the story of a teacher who experiments with new ideas on his class IV students, discarding conventional methods of teaching. From these experiments he tries to develop and implement a pedagogy which is more interesting and learning oriented.The book is a good one time read, but don't expect it to be humorous. You may also feel that the story is not very close to reality.

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Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom

Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom

With high ideals and great expectations, the author was soon teaching in one of Chicago's toughest South Side neighborhoods--and quickly learned that noble ideas would go only so far. "In reality, my classroom was just one deck chair on the Titanic," she comments. Overcrowded classrooms, little if any infrastructure, and more than enough derision and contempt to go around added up to a problem extending well beyond her educational training. It would take determination, persistence, and, perhaps above all, a sense of humor to make a practical difference in the lives of these students.Inside Mrs. B's Classroom is Baldacci's extraordinary memoir of life in the trenches of inner-city teaching. She takes us inside the classroom, and introduces us... Read more

The Homework Myth

The Homework Myth

A compelling exposé of homework – how it fails our children, why it's so widely accepted, and what we can do about it.Death and taxes come later; what seems inevitable for children is the idea that, after spending the day at school, they must then complete more academic assignments at home. The predictable results: stress and conflict, frustration and exhaustion. Parents respond by reassuring themselves that at least the benefits outweigh the costs.But what if they don't? In The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework – that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience.So... Read more

The Art of Teaching

The Art of Teaching

The noted classicist presents his educational methodology, within the context of history, from the Sophists to modern teaching.This book is one of the best books on teaching that I have yet read. Highet's style is engaging and charming. As he meanders his way through various references to the Classics, personal anecdotes, and humorous stories to argue and elucidate each of his points, the reader is drawn in. It is difficult to put this book down.Highet lays out in detail, with examples, and with practical guidance just what it takes to be a teacher; in short: an expert with a passion for both his subject and his students. Of particular interest to his reader was Highet's exploration of the... Read more

You Are the Teacher

You Are the Teacher

Resolve classroom management challenges with more than 300 field-tested insights, tips, and strategies!In the third edition of this bestseller, teacher, trainer, and keynote speaker Renee Rosenblum-Lowden and school counselor Felicia Lowden Kimmel offer beginning and experienced teachers an abundance of techniques for dealing with everyday classroom management issues. Blending their professional knowledge, common sense, and wit, the authors provide new strategies for

(1) Avoiding confrontations, defusing difficult situations, and encouraging honest communication.

(2) Empowering students by building their confidence and cultivating responsible behaviors.

(3) Getting students to complete homework assignments, come prepared, and stay on task.

(4) Working with parents and staff.

This timeless collection of innovative ideas and teacher-tested methods is an... Read more

The School Home Connection

The School Home Connection

Research has consistently shown that student success is directly related to the strength of the relationships between parents and schools. This book provides teachers and administrators with tools to build a foundation for student success based on positive relationships with students and their families.Drawing on original research and their professional experiences, the authors identify the common sources of both negative and positive school-home relationships. The book presents a comprehensive approach to building closer connections and includes:(1) Tools to help educators develop a deeper understanding of the communities they serve.(2) Strategies for improving interpersonal skills and communication skills.(3) A chapter on the importance of documenting and celebrating school events.(4) Guidelines for creating three distinct levels of parental participation in... Read more

Choice Words

Choice Words

In productive classrooms, teachers don't just teach children skills: they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.Choice Words shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. Throughout, Peter Johnston provides examples of apparently ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that are pivotal in the orchestration of the classroom. Grounded in a study by accomplished literacy teachers, the book demonstrates how the things we say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for what children learn and for who they become as literate people. Through language, children learn how to become strategic thinkers, not merely learning... Read more

How Children Fail

How Children Fail

First published in the mid 1960s, How Children Fail began an education reform movement that continues today. In his 1982 edition, John Holt added new insights into how children investigate the world, into the perennial problems of classroom learning, grading, testing, and into the role of the trust and authority in every learning situation. His understanding of children, the clarity of his thought, and his deep affection for children have made both How Children Fail and its companion volume, How Children Learn, enduring classics.

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Free From School

Free From School

'Free from School' is Rahul Alvares' story of a year out of school, when the learning graph of his young life went up leaps and bounds. He wrote it to encourage other boys and girls his age to move out of the sterile school and college environment offered by India's antiquarian educational system, if they wish to experience another side to life and learning. He lost nothing but gained a lot. So did his parents. When you read his story, so will you. Copyright (C) 2003 by Rahul Alvares

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The Little Girls at the Windows

The Little Girls at the Windows

This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined learning with fun, freedom, and love. This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms, and it was run by an extraordinary man-its founder and headmaster, Sosaku Kobayashi-who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activity.In real life, the Totto-chan of the book has become one of Japan's most popular television personalities-Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. She attributes her success in life to this wonderful school and its headmaster.The charm of this account has won the hearts of millions of people of all ages and made this book a runaway bestseller in Japan, with sales hitting the 4.5 million mark... Read more

Why Don’t Student Like School

Why Don’t Student Like School

Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroomCognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.(1) Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom.(2) Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts.(3) How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills.

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Lesson Study Step by Step

Lesson Study Step by Step

"At a time when so many educational policies fail to recognize and nurture the capacity of teachers to improve instruction, we feel enormously grateful for the learning community lesson study has brought to us." -Catherine Lewis and Jacqueline HurdIt's a simple idea: if we want to improve instruction, what could be more obvious than collaborating with fellow teachers to plan instruction and examine its impact on students? Lesson Study empowers teachers to improve instruction. Unlike one-size-fits-all professional development, Lesson Study allows teachers to bring their own pressing needs to the table. They seek out answers from one another, from outside specialists and research, and from careful study of students during lessons that incorporate teachers' collective knowledge. The result... Read more

The Book Whisperer

The Book Whisperer

Miller, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher and blogger, has enabled students of many different backgrounds to enjoy reading and to be good at it; her students regularly score high on the Texas standardized tests. Her approach is simple yet provocative: affirm the reader in every student, allow students to choose their own books, carve out extra reading time, model authentic reading behaviors, discard timeworn reading assignments such as book reports and comprehension worksheets, and develop a classroom library filled with high-interest books. Her students regularly read more than 40 books in a school year and leave her classroom with an appreciation and love of books and reading. Miller provides many tips for teachers and parents... Read more

The Bilingual Edge

The Bilingual Edge

It's no secret that parents want their children to have the lifelong cultural and intellectual advantages that come from being bilingual. Parents spend millions of dollars every year on classes, computer programs, and toys, all of which promise to help children learn a second language. But many of their best efforts (and investments) end in disappointment.In The Bilingual Edge, professors and parents King and Mackey wade through the hype and provide clear insights into what actually works. No matter what your language background is—whether you never passed Spanish in high school or you speak Mandarin fluently—King and Mackey will help you:

(1) Select the language that will give your child the most benefits.(2) Find materials and programs... Read more

How Children Learn

How Children Learn

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children."

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What Did You Ask At School Today?

What Did You Ask At School Today?

This is a beautiful work, extremely well written, almost an encyclopaedia for those interested in children's education.' - Dr Yash Pal, National Research Professor

This insightful and well-researched book is for teachers and educators, as well as anyone interacting closely with children. Applying frontline research in child psychology, the author calls for a dramatic change in approach towards school teaching. The skill of being able to ask the 'right questions' is far more important than giving the right answers, says Mukunda, and urges teachers to adopt good teaching practices and an open mind towards the learning process of a child.

Using a step-by-step approach, and giving varied examples from school situations around the world, the book... Read more

What Is Worth Teaching?

What Is Worth Teaching?

This collection of essays is the third revised edition of Dr Krishna Kumar s UGC national lectures. It updates several issues in the context of recent concerns such as globalization and external funding for education. Some of the issues discussed are the textbook, culture, learning by rote, failure of village primary schools, the merits of Gandhian ideas of education, and the interpretation of history.

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Counseling Skill for Teachers

Counseling Skill for Teachers

By necessity, today's teachers do much more than deliver instruction. In the classroom, on the playground, or even in the parking lot, teachers are often called upon to respond quickly and appropriately to students' social and emotional needs, drawing from instinct more than anything else.In this second edition of the bestselling Counseling Skills for Teachers, Jeffrey and Ellen Kottler expertly guide preservice and inservice teachers to be effective helpers in the context of today's most common challenges, highlighting issues related to homelessness, grief and loss, and bullying and harassment.The book also discusses:

(1) Responding to a range of behaviors in formal and informal school settings.

(2) Building a culture of tolerance and respect in the classroom.

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How to Assess Authentic Learning

How to Assess Authentic Learning

In this latest edition of her bestseller, renowned educator Kay Burke provides a wide range of updated, easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today's accountability requirements and focus on improving learning. Designed for use across all content areas, these formative assessments are rooted in the language of state standards and emphasize differentiating instruction to meet students' individual learning needs. Revised throughout with updated research, this new edition helps K–12 teachers:Build Response to Intervention checklists for struggling students:

(1) Develop unit plans using differentiated learning and assessment strategies.(2) Create portfolios that emphasize metacognition.(3) Design performance tasks that motivate and engage students.(4) Construct rubrics that describe indicators of quality work.(5) Create tests that focus on higher-order thinking skills.

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures. The novella tells the story of the narrator, a pilot who has crashed in the Sahara Desert and the Little Prince, whom he meets while trying to repair his plane. With only 8 days of water, the pilot is approached by "The Little Prince", a curly-headed, blond child who claims he comes... Read more

Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education

Dewey always said that his 1916 Democracy and Education was the fullest statement of his philosophy, although many have ignored this claim. One of the major stumbling blocks in reading Dewey is his appropriation of terms that mean something very specific to him, such as democracy, experience, growth, philosophy, and education. In using these terms, he leaves behind all of the classical dualisms between the self and society, mind and subject matter, theory and practice, and others. (For instance, society educates selves and selves constitute and can modify societal practices). The key to democracy is education (which is much more than just schooling) that promotes criticism, self-education, and constant growth. Philosophy, in the broadest sense, is criticism. Since... Read more

On Education

On Education

This book is the outcome of talks and discussions held in India by J. Krishnamurti with the students and teachers of schools at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh and Rajghat School at Varanasi. These centres are run by the Krishnamurti Foundation India, which was set up to create a milieu where the teachings of Krishnamurti could be communicated to the child. Krishnamurti regards education as of prime significance in the communication of that which is central to the transformation of the human mind and the creation of a new culture. Such a fundamental transformation takes place when the child, while being trained in various skills and disciplines, is also given the capacity to be awake to the... Read more

The Whole Movement of Life is Learning

The Whole Movement of Life is Learning

This new collection of J Krishnamurti's Letters to the Schools combines the letters originally published in Volume I (1981) and Volume II (1985) with seventeen previously unpublished letters from earlier years. The letters from Volume I, numbered 1 to 37 in this edition, were dated fortnightly between 1st September 1978 and 1st March 1980. The letters from Volume II, numbered from 38 to 55, were dated as follows: four monthly in November and December 1981 and January and February 1982, ten fortnightly from 1st October 1982 to 15th February 1983, and four fortnightly in October and November 1983

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The School and Society

The School and Society

Originally published in 1899, The School and Society began as a series of lectures given to parents, professionals, and others at the University Elementary School. In this short volume, Dewey discusses the way in which education is fundamentally tied to a thriving democracy. The problem, according to the author, with the old education model was that elementary schools did not encourage exploration and curiosity in their students. In a country that requires the thoughtful pursuit of ideas by the populace in order to arrive at reasonable governance, this repressive form of education encouraged rote following and closed minds. Anyone interested in philosophy, education, and the general betterment of society will find Dewey's thoughts and early childhood learning progressive... Read more

Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design

The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer. The book opens by analyzing the logic of backward design as an alternative to coverage and activity-oriented plans. Though backward from habit, this approach brings more focus and coherence to instruction. The book proposes a multifaceted approach, with the six "facets" of understanding. The facets combine with backward design to provide a powerful, expanded array of practical tools and strategies for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments that lead students at all grade levels to genuine understanding.

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Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Over the years millions of parents and teachers have used the amazingly effective strategies of Positive Discipline to restore order and civility to their classrooms and homes. And in today's classroom, where teachers must compete with digital distractions for their students' attention while trying to satisfy increasingly demanding academic standards, it is more important than ever that educators be able to combat apathy, instill vital problem-solving skills, and create a climate that maximizes learning.

Now you too can use the time tested Positive Discipline strategies as a foundation for fostering cooperation, problem-solving skills, and mutual respect in children. This new edition of Positive Discipline in the Classroom is updated with essential tools for the modern teacher. Imagine... Read more

Reluctant Disciplinarian

Reluctant Disciplinarian

In this funny and insightful book, Gary Rubinstein relives his own truly disastrous first year of teaching. He begins his teaching career armed only with idealism and romantic visions of teachin--and absolutely no classroom management skills. By his fourth year, however, he is named his school's "Teacher of the Year." As Rubinstein details his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows what works and what doesn't work when managing a classroom. Just a few of his ideas: Develop a teacher look. The teacher look says, "There's nothing you can do that I haven't already seen, so don't even bother trying." Show students that you are a "real" teacher by doing things they expect of real teachers, at... Read more

The Caring Teaching Guide to Displine

The Caring Teaching Guide to Displine

In the third edition of this bestseller you will learn strategies to help students to do the right thing. With this insightful and important work, teachers can acquire the skills they need to help students practice self-control, solve problems, use good judgment, and correct their own misbehaviour.You'll learn strategies to:Give students realistic expectations and establish rules for behaviorPrevent and resolve misunderstandings using open communicationDeal with anger (yours and your students')Develop and use problem-solving techniquesCreate effective partnerships with parents

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Source Book on Assessment for Class 1 – …

Source Book on Assessment for Class 1 – V (Mathematics)

School mathematics is often viewed by students and teachers as application of procedures and formulae. This perception receives support from the nature of assessment followed in most schools. Frequently, tests are designed only to assess a student's knowledge of facts, formulae and procedure. As a result assessment of understanding of concepts and principles is given less importance.

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Source Book on Assessment for Classes I-…

Source Book on Assessment for Classes I-V (Environmental Studies)

The NCERT has brought out a source book on secondary level assessment. The focus of source book, a comprehensive document on assessment at secondary stage would be to emphasize on continuous and comprehensive assessment. Continuity means assessment throughout the session, and making it an integral part of teaching learning process through formal and informal methods. Comprehensiveness means assessment of all areas of learning.

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Source Book on Assessment for Class I-V …

Source Book on Assessment for Class I-V (Arts Education)

The NCERT has brought out a source book on secondary level assessment. The focus of source book, a comprehensive document on assessment at secondary stage would be to emphasize on continuous and comprehensive assessment. Continuity means assessment throughout the session, and making it an integral part of teaching learning process through formal and informal methods. Comprehensiveness means assessment of all areas of learning.

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Source Book on Assessment for Classes I-…

Source Book on Assessment for Classes I-V (Language – English)

The NCERT has brought out a source book on secondary level assessment. The focus of source book, a comprehensive document on assessment at secondary stage would be to emphasize on continuous and comprehensive assessment. Continuity means assessment throughout the session, and making it an integral part of teaching learning process through formal and informal methods. Comprehensiveness means assessment of all areas of learning.

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Powerful Lesson Planning

Powerful Lesson Planning

Every teacher's goal is to create a rich instructional environment for their students, and thoughtful, informed lesson planning is a key element in that process. Janice Skowron's jump-start of a book offers novice and experienced teachers step-by-step, essential guidance in this challenging and oftentimes highly complex task. It brings into focus the decisions teachers face as they plan instruction and provides four progressively complex and nuanced models: basic, integrated, differentiated, and problem-based instruction. Descriptive information, numerous examples, and tools such as key questions, planning guides, and templates help educators develop proficiency in planning instruction.This revised edition will:Help teachers incorporate the best practices for lesson planning, Build the lesson-planning skills and repertoire of new teachers, Revitalize instruction for veteran... Read more

Best Practice for Teaching

Best Practice for Teaching

"You can easily adapt these practical lessons for your own classroom. Each chapter shows how social studies can be tied to a multiplicity of disciplines, including history, geography, math, science, and technology." (Lindy G. Poling, Social Studies Department Chair 2008-01-04)"Randi Stone has assembled an exciting collection of teaching methods to benefit all learners. The book brings together an esteemed group of teachers who are to be congratulated for sparking interest in a subject that is too often taught solely from a textbook." (Heather E. Robinson, Fifth-Grade Teacher 2008-01-11)Randi Stone is the author of nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do... Read more

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