Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School

Author: Martha Casas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113693894X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive introduction to middle school teaching, this textbook focuses explicitly on instructional strategies that encourage adolescents to become active participants in their own learning within a world of accountability and standardized testing. The author, an experienced middle school teacher and teacher educator, takes a constructivist approach to teaching that considers the whole child, including the emotional, psychological, social, and cultural variables uniquely associated with adolescence. The text examines the full range of middle school topics, from the development and diversity of middle school learners, to the structures, curriculum, and management of the classroom itself. Special features include: "Empowering Middle School Students to Take Ownership of their Learning," "Teaching Scenario," "Key Points," and "Creating an Anti-Oppressive Atmosphere in Your Classroom" textboxes help teachers gain a clearer understanding of content presented and encourage them to become reflective practitioners. Callouts throughout explicitly link chapter content to NMSA standards. Discussion of the unique challenges of actively engaging bilingual students, special needs students, and students exhibiting antisocial behavior. Accounts about middle school students illustrate the ways adolescents think about school and learning. A chapter that focuses on ways teachers can apply the general teaching strategies to specific subject areas. Sample Lesson Plans, Focus Questions, Chapter Summaries, Journal Entries, and Student Activities/Assignments are included throughout to encourage readers to actively participate with the text.

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in Middle School

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922794
Format: PDF
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in Middle Schools

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 193055687X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Wayside Teaching

Author: Sara Davis Powell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412972906
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Defining wayside teaching as teachers’ formal and informal connections with students that can significantly boost learning, this book provides research-based strategies and specific examples for K–12 educators.

Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning

Author: Allan F. Livers
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412941229
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides clear directions for beginner to advanced projects by grade level in math, science, language arts, and social studies, plus a CD-ROM with templates and sample finished projects.

Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects

Author: Michael Simkins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871206641
Format: PDF, ePub
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Addressed to K-12 teachers, discusses enhancing student achievement through project-based learning with multimedia and offers principles and guidelines to insure that multimedia projects address curriculum standards.

Using Technology to Increase Student Learning

Author: Linda E. Reksten
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780803968141
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a practical, jargon-free pathway for principals to create the best possible environment for implementing and teaching technology.

Can Parental Instructional Support Enhance Student Learning

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Recently, there has been a lack of support from the home environment. This project was designed to answer the question, "Can parental instructional support enhance student learning?" This project is being completed in a 6th grade Math Resource Room at Millstone Township Middle School. It involves the participation of the special education teacher, parents, and students. To answer the question, two surveys were developed for parents at the beginning and middle of the school year. Throughout the year, two newsletters were published for each marking period that focused on an individual need that parents were able to easily implement in the home environment.

Reading and the Middle School Student

Author: Judith L. Irvin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205163793
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The last three decades have been a time of renewed interest in middle-level education. In fact, membership in the National Middle School Association has skyrocketed. Also, current research and theory in reading education have contributed to what educators know about the most exciting ways for improving literacy abilities. This is a new EDITION of the best-selling guide to middle-school literacy instruction and literacy programs. Numerous strategies are recommENDed for the instruction of vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, and using literature across the curriculum. This book is for prospective and practicing teachers, program specialists, and resource teachers concerned with improving the literacy abilities of mid-level learners. Parents will also find it helpful.

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Author: Jane E. Pollock
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607684
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book's breakthrough approach to supervision, built on the Teaching Schema for Master Learners introduced in the ASCD best-seller Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, is a simple way to help teachers make the right adjustments in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback--the four areas of practice that make the most difference in how learners learn. Here you'll find clear, practical guidelines designed to complement and enhance your school's existing observation and evaluation models. Jane E. Pollock and Sharon M. Ford explain how to * Focus classroom observations and feedback on the critical classroom decisions that promote meaningful, lasting learning. * Guide teachers toward the most effective curriculum, teaching, assessment, and feedback strategies for each stage of the lesson. * Support teachers' efforts to align the plan book and the grade book for better instructional decisions and higher student achievement. Along with these research-based recommendations, the book also features the voices of working administrators who share the difference this approach has made for them, their teachers, and their students. You too may find it's the tool you've been looking for to revitalize yourself as instructional leader, shift your focus from inspecting teaching to improving learning, and build a more positive and more successful school.