Don t Teach the Canaries Not to Sing

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412948932
Format: PDF
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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, Mobi
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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, Kindle
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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.

Cadets on Campus

Author: John A. Coulter
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623495229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs. While many individual institutions have had their histories written or their stories told, to date no single book has attempted to explore the full scope of the military school in American history. Cadets on Campus is the first book to cover the origin, history, and culture of the nation’s military schools—secondary and collegiate—and this breadth of coverage will appeal to historians and alumni alike. Author John Alfred Coulter identifies several key figures who were pivotal to the formation of military education, including Sylvanus Thayer, the “father of West Point,” and Alden Partridge, the founder of the school later known as Norwich University, the first private military school in the country. He also reveals that military schools were present across the nation, despite the conventional wisdom that most military schools, and, indeed, the culture that surrounds them, were limited to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of military schools in the era after the Vietnam War and then notes a curious resurgence of interest in military education since the turn of the century.

From Questions to Actions

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do the best administrators find out how to improve their schools? They actively engage the people who work and study there. In From Questions to Actions: Using Questionnaire Data for Continuous School Improvement, data experts Victoria L. Bernhardt and Bradley J. Geise explain how to collect and analyze data with an eye toward positive change. In addition to gaining an overview of the questionnaire process, you'll learn to: - Start with Your Survey's Purpose - Create Questionnaires That Get Valuable Answers - Properly Analyze Data - Share Results in a Dynamic Way - Use meaningful data to understand the needs of teachers and students, then implement targeted improvement plans. Let Bernhardt and Geise lead the way!

School Budgeting for Hard Times

Author: William K. Poston, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A win-win solution to the battle of the budget Are you challenged to improve your school’s productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? This invaluable reference will show you how to do more with less. Educator William K. Poston, Jr. contends that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process, not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based budgeting. This text gives step-by-step instructions for: Using assessment data to determine budget priorities Applying quality enhancement principles to the process Incorporating measurable performance to attain funding

Supportive Supervision

Author: Albert J. Coppola
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360407
Format: PDF, Docs
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This highly usable, hands-on guide offers that much-needed and fully integrated support system for the building-level supervisor to truly become a teacher of teachers.

How to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412964075
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.