50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

Author: Alice Keeler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996989565
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today's technology empowers educators to move away from the traditional classroom where teachers lead and students work independently-each doing the same thing. In 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach, authors and educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller offer inspiration and resources to help you create a digitally rich, engaging, student-centered environment. They show you how to tap into the power of individualized learning that is possible with Google Classroom.

Elementary Classroom Management

Author: Kerry Curtiss Williams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544350058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A student-centered classroom management approach that guides elementary teachers in leading their students and managing the classroom Elementary Classroom Management: A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning provides the information and resources that teachers need to design a classroom management system that incorporates the principles of autonomy, belonging, competency, democracy, and motivation. This text includes stories, strategies, research, and reflection tools to help teachers effectively manage the spaces, procedures, and pedagogy of the classroom environment. Key Features Stimulates teachers to reflect on the needs and motivations of their students Offers a "right question" rather than a "right answer" approach to help teachers design their own unique classroom management programs Provides real stories, case studies, and letters from master teachers to help readers construct environments that meet the needs of all students Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! An Instructor Resource on CD includes video clips with discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and much more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6 am–5 pm, PT. A Student study site at http://www.sagepub.com/kwilliamsstudy provides video clips, quizzes, flashcards, Web resources, and much more. Questions for the author? Contact Kerry Curtiss Williams at [email protected]

50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom

Author: Peter Atherton
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526448084
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a practical guide to the use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) in the classroom. Introducing 50 ways to use technology for learning. Areas covered include: - Gamified learning - Social media - Video streaming - The flipped classroom - Instant feedback tools - And many more. Guidance on how to use these technologies for learning is complemented by an exploration of their impact on learning. For each example, the opportunities for evidencing progress are evaluated.

Making Classrooms Better 50 Practical Applications of Mind Brain and Education Science

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708543
Format: PDF, ePub
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A practical, classroom-oriented guide to best-practice teaching. Learning specialist Leslie Hart once wrote that designing educational experiences without knowledge of the brain is like designing a glove without knowledge of the hand. Making Classrooms Better takes this concept a step further, building from general knowledge of brain-based education science and current educational research to offer specific suggestions for how teachers can improve student learning outcomes. Covering a range of subjects, from creating an optimal classroom climate to maximizing metacognitive skill development, this well-researched, state-of-the-art guide is an essential resource for highly effective practices that teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners can easily use. The first half of the book provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain, and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy. The second half shares 50 evidence-based classroom “best practices” that have a proven positive impact on student learning outcomes and explains why they work.

American Teacher

Author: Katrina Fried
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 1599621274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice.

Tips for Teaching Culture

Author: Ann C. Wintergerst
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132458221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Series Editor: H. Douglas Brown Tips for Teaching Culture introduces English Language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture, education, and social responsibility. Features: Concrete tips in each chapter provide teachers with helpful suggestions on how to build cultural awareness. What the research says and What the teacher can do sections link pedagogical research with classroom techniques. Voices from the Classroom anecdotes share teachers' cross-cultural experiences. Classroom activities illustrate over 50 ways teachers can build intercultural understanding. Photocopiable handouts for classroom activities can be used with minimal preparation. Glossary provides concise definitions of commonly used terms about intercultural communication. The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehnesible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.

The Learner Centered Curriculum

Author: Roxanne Cullen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118171020
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for The Learner-Centered Curriculum "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education."—John Tagg, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!"—Terry Doyle, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment "To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered."—Jolene Koester, president, California State University, Northridge "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates."—Deborah L. Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside "This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education."—Earl H. Potter, III, president, St. Cloud State University

Teaching the FE Curriculum

Author: Mark Weyers
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826488046
Format: PDF, Docs
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This accessible and informative guide provides lecturers with a range of practical strategies to promote effective learning in the FE classroom. Mark Weyers introduces the learning theories that underlie these strategies, and considers how they can best be applied practically in the classroom, and what place they have within a standardized curriculum. He offers advice on planning interesting lessons and learning tasks that also meet exam board specifications. This book should prove essential reading for every lecturer in FE!