A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

Author: Denise H. Daniels
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Launch young learners on positive pathways through school! The first in the Classroom Insights From Educational Psychology series, this book gives PreK–3 teachers valuable insight into how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create a child-centered learning environment. Through vignettes, practice exercises, games, and reflection questions, readers gain a deeper understanding of: How children develop from the early years to middle childhood The importance of fostering positive teacher-child, child-child, and caregiver-child relationships Developmentally appropriate classroom practices that foster learning Children’s experiences with technology and outdoor environments

An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management

Author: Heather A. Davis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283451
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presenting the psychology behind the best-managed classrooms The authors engage you from the start by contrasting how differently teachers respond to common situations. They expertly bridge the gap between educational psychology and classroom management from the perspectives of student engagement, peer and student-teacher relationships, and teacher self regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict. Key topics include: Student behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in the learning process Classroom structures that contribute to student engagement The contribution of peer relationships to positive and negative behavior management Strategies that help children learn to manage their own behavior Connecting with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

Author: Helen Patrick
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284865
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Because nonfiction and young readers are a natural fit! Common Core or not, providing our youngest readers with a thorough grounding in nonfiction is just good teaching. There’s no better way to ensure our students acquire the background knowledge and vocabulary so essential to their understanding of subjects like science and social studies. Helen Patrick and Panayota Mantzicopoulos have written this book to assist you with this all-important effort. Inside you’ll find: Criteria for choosing books Strategies for shared reading and reading aloud Informational writing activities Ways to guide parent involvement Real-life classroom success stories

Motivation to Learn

Author: Michael Middleton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148335914X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education

Author: Oscar A. Barbarin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233025
Format: PDF
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How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320685
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today's ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today's issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.

Innovations in Educational Psychology

Author: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826121639
Format: PDF
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"[This book] is solid in its topic coverage and deliveryÖ Readers will glean a multitude of new ideas from the theories and approaches presented in this book, ranging from cultural aspects of teaching to Sternberg's WICS model." --Doody's This book serves as a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in educational psychology and applied cognitive science. The chapter authors, who are all leading researchers in this field, provide reviews of contemporary discoveries related to educational research that are both novel and forward-thinking. The book contains the cutting edge literature on genetics and neuroscience, cognitive science and its relation to critical thinking, reading-related phonological processes, cultural considerations in education, and much more. The research methods and perspectives discussed range from education and psychology, to artificial intelligence and economics, thus offering a breadth of knowledge and insight on the field of educational research. The authors provide numerous tools and models for both routine and non-routine decision-making in educational settings. Both psychologists and researchers in the fields of cognitive, developmental, educational, and cultural psychology will want this book on their bookshelf.

Classroom Discussions in Education

Author: P. Karen Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351704281
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Classroom discussion is a concept familiar across the field of education and is often employed to support students’ comprehension of text. Edited by a leading expert on classroom discussion, this book situates the topic within the broader context of educational psychology research and theory and brings it to a wider audience. Five chapters describe in detail the different approaches to discussion and provide recommendations for best practices and curricular materials for student success. This concise volume is designed for any education course that includes discussion in the curriculum and is indispensible for student researchers and both pre- and in-service teachers alike.

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

Author: Nancy Nager
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791444689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.