Engaging Teens in Their Own Learning

Author: Paul Vermette
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926838
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers valuable teaching strategies to engage a diverse group of teens in thinking, understanding, and learning activities.

Engaging Mathematics Students Using Cooperative Learning

Author: John D. Strebe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924355
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this book, author and veteran teacher John D. Strebe offers a wide selection of student engagement strategies for math teachers in grades K-12. Strebe shares his class-tested ideas in a clear and spirited voice, with his devotion to the teaching profession and his students apparent on every page. Motivate your math students using the strategies in this book, gleaned from Strebe’s 38 years of teaching experience. Engaging Mathematics Students Using Cooperative Learning shows teachers how to create a climate in which students learn and work respectfully in teams, and in which they strive to improve their math skills together. Additionally, many of the engagement strategies can be applied in classrooms of other subjects. With invaluable ideas to help students remain engaged for longer time periods, this book is especially helpful for teachers instructing in a block schedule.

Middle School Case Studies

Author: Charles Ray Watson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131979222
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With its pure focus on the unique challenges and rewards of teaching middle school, this provocative new casebook provides a window into the day-to-day life of middle school teachers and the middle school students they teach. The book presents brief, realistic case studies covering a wide range of topics to create an opportunity for readers to examine the full spectrum of middle school issues, including interdisciplinary teaming, advisory programs, the nature of the preadolescent learner, instructional methods, grouping, parental involvement, leadership, and others.

Engaging Troubling Students

Author: Scot Danforth
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412904483
Format: PDF, ePub
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Filled with rich narrative and designed for educators working with troubling students each day, this insightful, practical guide leads you in developing helpful, trusting student-teacher relationships.

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Author: Alison Cook-Sather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118836065
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.

Group Work that Works

Author: Paul J. Vermette
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317210743
Format: PDF
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Promote cooperative learning more effectively by transforming your classroom into a learning community. Experienced K–12 educators Paul J. Vermette and Cynthia L. Kline offer their Dual Objective Model as a tool for improving your students’ academic achievement and problem-solving skills, while encouraging their social and emotional development. You’ll discover how to: assign meaningful tasks that require students to rely on one another; build efficient teams, purposefully monitor group dynamics, and assess group projects effectively; engage students in schoolwork while developing crucial career and life skills; motivate students to see the importance of personal and group responsibility; maximize the benefits of student diversity in your classroom. Emphasizing teamwork, persistence, communication, self-regulation, and empathy in a complex, diverse, and technological setting, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum. The book is filled with vignettes and sample exercises to help you apply the ideas to your own classroom. Each chapter includes a list of "Big Ideas," which invites you to consider how these strategies can evolve over time.

Teaching Teenagers

Author: Warren Kidd
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473903270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In this book, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today's classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers. Contents cover: - teaching tools to inspire and captivate - motivation for learning - engaging learners - how to create a learning atmosphere - classroom management - cooperative learning - learning outside of the classroom - moving learners around the room - assessment for motivation and engagement - feedback and praise - using emerging technologies to engage - using homework - supporting learners in learning how to learn - challenging learners of all abilities With reference to reflective practice, best practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for trainee teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire. Warren Kidd is Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at The Cass School of Education, University of East London. Gerry Czerniawski is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.

Applying Standards based Constructivism

Author: Pat Flynn
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1930556683
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many learning standards and core curricula demand that students demonstrate what they know. Students cannot demonstrate if they sit passively in classrooms, listening to their teachers' lectures. These standards call for a different set of teaching practices, based on constructivist theory. Constructivism is based on a body of research that supports the position that understanding can't be poured from one person's head to another's like water and that each of us creates our own picture of the world through our own personal engagement with it. This book provides practical ways to apply constructivism in a teacher's day-to-day classroom life.

Leaders of Their Own Learning

Author: Ron Berger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118655443
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From Expeditionary Learning Schools comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of Expeditionary Learning Schools across the country. Student–Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole–school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning. Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student–Engaged Assessment system in their schools Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school Describes each of the book′s eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for Expeditionary Learning and former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e–book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Engaging the Disengaged

Author: Lois Brown Easton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141294998X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This resource helps teachers motivate struggling students with strategies that harness their interests and creativity, and encourages educators to create positive learning cultures for all students.