Don t Teach the Canaries Not to Sing

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412948932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This how-to handbook defines what school culture is, how it works, and why it is critically important, and helps you assess how your school measures up.

Activity Theory in Education

Author: Dilani S. P. Gedera
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463003878
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice brings together cutting-edge scholars from a number of continents. Through in-depth case studies the authors highlight how Activity Theory is used in education and discuss the theoretical as well as pragmatic use of Activity Theory frameworks in a range of contemporary learning contexts. The first section of the book focuses on empirical research on using Activity Theory in analysing students’ and teachers’ experiences of learning and teaching in face-to-face and online learning contexts. The second section contains insights in identifying historical and systemic tensions in educational contexts using Activity Theory. The third section discusses conceptual and contextual aspects of educational contexts through Activity Theory, and Section four discusses the application of Activity Theory in understanding teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge and curriculum development. In spite of the widespread and rapidly increasing use of Activity Theory in educational research, few collections of this work are available. Activity Theory in Education: Research and Practice is such a much needed collection of practical experiences, theoretical insights and empirical research findings on the use of Activity Theory in educational settings.” – Yrjö Engeström, Centre for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE), The University of Helsinki.

The Activist Learner

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807755958
Format: PDF, ePub
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This dynamic book explores a variety of ways teachers can integrate service learning to enliven their classroom, meet the unique developmental needs of their students, and satisfy the next generation of standards and assessements. The authors demonstrate how inquiry-based teaching with service learning outcomes cultivates, requires, and rewards literacy, as well as important skills like perspective taking and compassion. Through the pursuit of service learning projects, students develop and apply literacy and disciplinary knowledge, experience real-world implications, and learn to think in more connected ways. At the same time, students acquire literacies essential for creating a culture of civic engagement and for mastering the Common Core.

How to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412964075
Format: PDF, ePub
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Communicate effectively with all stakeholders through these invaluable tips, including how-to's for dealing with disasters and approaching sensitive topics such as sex, gangs, and substance abuse.

Lead Follow Or Get Out of the Way

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412915854
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Best-selling author Robert Ramsey gives you just what you need to avoid "simply managing" and to become a true leader instead!

Practical Action Research

Author: Richard A. Schmuck
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412962862
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflecting the editor’s extensive experience, recent developments, and insights from experts, this updated collection helps educators engage in action research to improve educational outcomes.

The Warrior Principal

Author: Sean B. Yisrael
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
ISBN: 9781610489539
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools is a marriage between the Art of War and effective school leadership principles. It describes the mentality and actions school principals need in order to spearhead the process of successfully reforming a failing and/or struggling urban public school. This book also instructs principals on how to deal with resistance caused by change, district- and building-level politics, and ineffective staff members. It also provides a framework for improving staff morale, boosting student achievement, delegating authority, and creating a positive school culture. Hear Dr. Sean Yisrael's talk on The Warrior Principal at http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBixu59OwVI

Achieving Our Country

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780674003118
Format: PDF, ePub
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A history of American reformist activism explores the impact of of radicalism upon the fabric of American life