Classrooms that Spark

Author: Emma S. McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470588178
Format: PDF, ePub
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Guide for teachers to keep the fires of learning burning bright year after year No matter how long they've been teaching all teachers need new ideas to keep their classrooms organized, their students engaged and motivated, and their lesson plans sharp. This second edition of the winner of the 2006 Teacher's Choice Award, offers invaluable guidance on major topics such as organization, student engagement, assessment, creating great lesson plans, teaching with technology, and classroom management and discipline. Written by two compassionate veteran teachers Contains more than 100 reproducible forms Offers classroom tested organizing tips, lesson plans, and assessments Includes suggestion for motivating students and ideas for motivating parents This is the ultimate guide for teachers who want to maintain their passion for teaching.

The Cleopatra Teacher Rules

Author: Sean B. Yisrael
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808623
Format: PDF
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The Cleopatra Teacher Rules instructs teachers on how to use potent engagement strategies as the premise for delivering quality instruction to students. Dr. Yisrael thoroughly describes how teachers can create a supportive learning classroom environment that fosters high student achievement by using five basic teaching principles – inspired by the life of Queen Cleopatra of ancient Egypt. The concepts outlined in this book describes how teachers can create interesting lessons, eliminate many adverse student behaviors, use different modalities to meet students’ academic needs, maximize instructional time within the classroom, and develop and maintain positive relationships with parents. This book is the ultimate guide for teachers who want to improve their overall practice and effectiveness. Armed with the right teaching strategies and learning principles, all teachers can truly make a significant difference in the quality of instruction delivered to students. They can go beyond the limitations experienced by many teaching professionals in today’s educational climate. They can rule!

Communicating Family and Consumer Sciences

Author: Elizabeth J. Hitch
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 9781566377973
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Communicating Family and Consumer Sciences is designed for professionals who will be communicating with students or clients in both formal classroom settings and nonformal settings. Written at the college level, this text is intended for use by students and professionals in community and human services, Family and Consumer Sciences education, and Family and Consumer Sciences outreach education.

A Different Kind of Classroom

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9780871201928
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to the Dimensions of Learning program covers such topics as instruction planning, curriculum design, and performance assessment.

From Text Maps to Memory Caps

Author: Paula Kluth, PH D
Publisher: Pk Books
ISBN: 9780999576618
Format: PDF
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This book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K-12 educators 100 NEW teacher-designed, student-tested strategies they can use in inclusive classrooms.

Leaders for a Movement

Author: Vincent A. Anfara
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607528991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume in The Handbook of Research on Middle Level Education gives an introduction to professional preparation and development of middle level teachers and administrators.

Building a Better Teacher How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone

Author: Elizabeth Green
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244156
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A New York Times Notable Book "A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).

Farewell to Manzanar

Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547528612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life. At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.