Blackboard

Author: Lewis Buzbee
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 155597094X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational practice over the centuries, which have shaped everything from class size to the layout of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his own biography into this overview, approaching his subject as a student, a father, and a teacher. In so doing, he offers a moving personal testament to how he, "an average student" in danger of flunking out of high school, became the first in his family to graduate from college. He credits his success to the well-funded California public school system and bemoans the terrible price that state is paying as a result of funding being cut from today's budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a precious window into the wider world, which we ignore at our peril. "Both anecdotal and eloquent, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop is a tribute to those who crave the cozy confines of a bookshop, a place to be ‘alone among others' and savor a bountiful literary buffet." —Booklist (starred review)

Celluloid Blackboard

Author: Alan S. Marcus
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607525798
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume advocates for including feature films in secondary history classrooms through examining the ways in which films can promote students’ historical understanding while also addressing the potential drawbacks to using film. In part one the essays explore three frameworks for the analysis of film by secondary students. Part two fills a void in the scholarship, reporting on four recent studies that explore how the use of film may encourage the development of students’ historical understanding. Finally, part three describes the results from two secondary teachers incorporating film into their history classrooms.

Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

Author: Alexander Karp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146149155X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first comprehensive International Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education, covering a wide spectrum of epochs and civilizations, countries and cultures. Until now, much of the research into the rich and varied history of mathematics education has remained inaccessible to the vast majority of scholars, not least because it has been written in the language, and for readers, of an individual country. And yet a historical overview, however brief, has become an indispensable element of nearly every dissertation and scholarly article. This handbook provides, for the first time, a comprehensive and systematic aid for researchers around the world in finding the information they need about historical developments in mathematics education, not only in their own countries, but globally as well. Although written primarily for mathematics educators, this handbook will also be of interest to researchers of the history of education in general, as well as specialists in cultural and even social history.

Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms

Author: Barbara Comber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135650101
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms brings together accounts of educators who have sought to make a difference in the lives of their students through literacy education--from university classrooms in the United States, England, and South Africa, to policy and curriculum development in Singapore and Australia. Each chapter represents the results of extended research on classroom practice. The authors in this collection write as teachers. The literacy classrooms they explore range from the early years of schooling, to primary and secondary education, through to community and university sites. Although the volume is organized around different levels of education, clearly overlapping themes emerge across the chapters, including identity formation and textual practices, politicizing curriculum and textbook production, and changing the power relations in classroom talk around text. An overarching theme of this collection is the belief that there is no one generic, universal critical literacy--in theory or in practice. Rather, the authors reveal how a range of theories can serve as productive starting points for educators working on social justice agendas through the literacy curriculum, and, equally important, how particular critical literacy theories or pedagogies must be worked out in specific locations. In each of these accounts, educators explain how they have taken a body of theory and worked with and on it in classrooms. Their rich portrayals and narratives of classroom realities illustrate the unanticipated effects of pedagogies that emerge in specific contexts. Experiences from the classrooms have led them to revise theories that are central to critical literacy, including constructs such as "empowerment," "resistance," and "multiple readings." This collection documents what occurs when educators confront the difficult ethical and political issues that evolve in particular classroom situations. Negotiating Critical Literacies in Classrooms is appropriate as a text for courses in language and literacy education, and will be of broad interest to educational researchers, practitioners, and theorists. The practical classroom focus makes this book accessible and of interest to a wide range of teachers and an excellent resource for professional development. The international scope will appeal to a global educational readership.

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers Second Edition

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226075133
Format: PDF, ePub
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Those who teach college students have extensive training in their disciplines, but unlike their counterparts at the high school or elementary school level, they often have surprisingly little instruction in the craft of teaching itself. The Chicago Handbook for Teachers, Second Edition, is an extraordinarily helpful guide for anyone facing the daunting challenge of putting together a course and delivering it successfully. Representing teachers at all stages of their careers, the authors, including distinguished historian Alan Brinkley, offer practical advice for almost any situation a new teacher might face, from preparing a syllabus to managing classroom dynamics. Beginning with a nuts and bolts plan for designing a course, the handbook also explains how to lead a discussion, evaluate your own teaching, give an effective lecture, supervise students' writing and research, create and grade exams, and more. This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book’s audience considerably. The addition of sample teaching materials in the appendixes enhances the practical, hands-on focus of the second edition. Its broad scope and wealth of specific tips will make The Chicago Handbook for Teachers useful both as a comprehensive guide for beginning educators and a reference manual for experienced instructors.

Mitten in Amerika

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641011272
Format: PDF
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Im Herzen von Amerika, wo die schmalen Ausläufer, die panhandles, von Texas und Oklahoma aufeinanderstoßen, lag einst der »Wilde Westen« mit seinen riesigen Ranches und Viehherden. Inzwischen wandern die Leute ab, die für die Landschaft typischen Windräder fördern kaum noch Wasser, und die trockene Steppe breitet sich immer weiter aus. Hierher verschlägt es Bob Dollar, einen jungen Mann aus Denver, der nichts Rechtes mit seinem Leben anzufangen weiß und nach ein paar Gelegenheitsjobs bei Global Pork Rind anheuert: Im Panhandle-Gebiet soll er nach Land für Schweinemastbetriebe suchen und die Besitzer zum Verkauf überreden. Er läßt sich in Woolybucket nieder, einem kleinen texanischen Ort voll sturer und schrulliger Hinterwäldler. Im Old Dog Café hört er Geschichten von Tornados, eisigen Winden und Sandstürmen, von Hahnenkämpfen und Rodeoshows, von Familienfehden und Liebschaften, aber vor allem vom Niedergang der Prärie. Und ebenjene Schweinefarmen, für die er arbeitet, sind zum großen Teil daran schuld. Allmählich versteht Bob Dollar, der mit sieben Jahren von seinen Eltern verlassen wurde, was diese Menschen mit ihrem Land verbindet, und zum erstenmal in seinem Leben sieht er eine Zukunft vor sich. Ein modernes Märchen, die Geschichte eines Hans-im-Glück, der in einer bösen Welt nur Gutes will - mit Annie Proulx' Sprachgewalt, ihrem scharfen Blick fürs allzu Menschliche und ihren atemberaubenden Landschaftsbeschreibungen wird daraus ein großer Roman über das heutige Amerika, wie wir es kaum kennen.

Im Alltag Ruhe finden

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
ISBN: 3426421739
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meditieren kann man im Gehen, im Stehen und im Liegen, zu Hause und unterwegs, beim Treppensteigen und sogar beim Geschirrspülen. Dieser Meditationsklassiker enthält eine Fülle von Übungen, mit denen man einerseits lernt, sich voll zu konzentrieren, andererseits aber auch, richtig abzuschalten. Meditation ist ein einfach umzusetzendes Mittel, den Alltag besser zu bewältigen sowie um ruhiger und gelassener zu werden und gesund zu bleiben.

Freakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442154517
Format: PDF
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.