Everything but Teaching

Author: Stephen J. Valentine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629149373
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn the 7 Imperatives for managing the “other” work of a teacher! Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class. This accessible resource gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work: teaching students. Real-life vignettes, planning sheets, and other templates, illustrate how to master the multitasking demands of the teaching life, including: • Planning time wisely • Tailoring grading practices to provide clear feedback • Holding productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues • Keeping and using records effectively • Corresponding with grace, tact, and detail • Processing information and refining procedures • Embracing new professional learning opportunities Without good planning and organization, even the best teachers may not be able to effectively reach their students, and the classroom can suffer. Using this invaluable guide, teachers can develop their professional skills. First year and veteran teachers alike can find new ideas for the business of running a class so that they can focus on the most important thing: teaching.

Your Udl Lesson Planner

Author: Patricia Kelly Ralabate, Ed.D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781681250021
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many teacher resources explore the fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This one takes UDL to the next level for educators who understand the basics and can't wait to start using UDL in their lesson plans and classrooms. In this practical, accessible guidebook, UDL expert Patti Kelly Ralabate walks teachers through the entire UDL lesson planning process, from developing learning goals to monitoring student progress. Through vignettes, exercises, video demonstrations, and other immediately useful resources, K 12 educators will discover how to translate UDL from theory to practice and plan lessons that meet every learner's needs. An essential guide for teachers, college instructors, specialized instructional support personnel, IEP team facilitators, curriculum planners, and inclusion facilitators, this book will help educators supercharge their lesson plans with one of today's best teaching approaches and improve outcomes for students with and without special needs. THIS BOOK HELPS TEACHERS Review and understand the big ideas of UDL what it is, what it's not Create effective learning goals based on content and performance standards Make sure learning goals are S.M.A.R.T.: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Time-bound Design lesson plans that address learner variability even when teachers don't yet know the specific needs of every student Measure what matters by applying UDL principles to assessment of student progress Infuse UDL features into traditional instructional methods (with examples of how 10 other educators did it ) Enhance UDL lessons with materials, tools, and media that add real value Use self-reflection strategies and professional learning communities to continuously strengthen everyday practice PRACTICAL MATERIALS: To guide teachers through each phase of the lesson planning process, the book includes scenarios, models, charts, application exercises, reflection questions, check-ins, and 7 classroom videos (available online) that bring key UDL concepts to life. Educators will also follow the lesson planning process of three teachers as they apply UDL for the first time."

The Language Teacher s Portfolio

Author: Jacqueline Davis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897495
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Language Teachers's Portfolio: A Guide for Professional Development is written for use by both preservice and inservice teachers. It links elements of educational practice and theory that students of education frequently find difficult to assimilate in language teaching. This text purposefully integrates material such as foundations of education, educational psychology, elements of planning and lesson preparation, reflective teaching, and classroom management issues into the reality of the language classroom. Thus, students of world language education are provided a holistic perspective of the challenges required to bring what may seem to be disjointed theoretical information into workable elements of classroom practice. Teacher educators can utilize this text to guide students to use the portfolio as an assessment tool or a project for an instructional development class. The material in te text is designed so that students are able to rely on the text to guide them in preparing many elements of a portfolio, thus freeing educators to devote more classroom time to other topics. It is also useful for programs that have a portfolio as an exit requirement and for teachers who plan to use the portfolio to document their professional development.

Deeper Learning

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294461
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical strategies to take your students' understanding from "So what?" to "Wow!" Based on current brain research and information about differentiated learning, this book for Grades 4–12 outlines the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC), a teaching model that applies learning and content processing techniques to everyday instruction. This resource features: Chapters explaining the cycle's seven stages, including standards and curriculum, building a positive learning culture, acquiring new knowledge, processing learning, and evaluating student learning A lesson plan template to apply to daily instruction Strategies to help students process content in meaningful ways Reflection questions to help teachers apply the material to their own practice

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Thoughtful Education Guide to Reading for Meaning

Author: Harvey F. Silver
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273073
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presenting a proven, step-by-step approach to improving reading comprehension, this powerful book provides classroom-ready tools and applications for a wide variety of ages and subjects.

Lesson Planning

Author: Jonathan Savage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317656539
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lesson planning is an essential component of every teacher’s practice. It is part of a three-tiered, integrated pedagogy: planning, teaching and evaluation. Drawing on the work of skilful teachers and the latest research, this book provides a rationale for lesson planning as an integral part of a teacher’s work. It introduces the key concepts and skills of lesson planning and provides a practical framework for their development. The book helps the reader to make an informed choice about the approaches they use to plan lessons, taking into account their subject area and the requirements of individual learners. Covering all aspects of short, medium and long-term planning, chapters include: Writing Appropriate Learning Objectives and Outcomes Designing and Structuring Engaging Teaching Activities Resourcing the Lesson Assessing Students’ Learning Strategies for Personalised Learning Evaluating Your Lesson The book also includes practical and reflective activities to help the reader apply the ideas discussed to their own work and key questions to encourage the development of their skilful pedagogy. This highly practical book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers.

Qualities of Effective Principals

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416607447
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work in exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals do focus on a core set of factors that are critical to fostering success for all students. In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to *Develop a blueprint for sustained school leadership *Create an effective school climate for learning *Select, support, and retain high-quality teachers and staff *Assess instructional high quality *Build a foundation for organizational management *Create, maintain, and strengthen community relationships *Make contributions to the professional educational community *Define their critical role in student achievement This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.