Getting Beyond interesting

Author: Olga M. Nesi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849352
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book provides a detailed plan and ready-to-use lessons for teaching appeal terms and Book Hook writing to students"--

Science Teaching Reconsidered

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309175449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Mathematics Readers

Author: Christi E. Sorrell, and Shelly Frei
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN:
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Mathematics Readers combine nonfiction texts, problem solving, and real-world connections to help all students explore mathematics in a meaningful way. Each pair of readers focuses on the same mathematical objectives and are written at two reading levels so that all students can access the content. The photographs, charts, and graphics, support mathematical concepts and connect them to the real world in a high-interest, engaging manner.

So Much More Than the ABCs

Author: Judith A. Schickedanz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781928896883
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Promoting children's desire to read and write is as important as helping children develop the necessary understandings and skills essential for learning how to read and write. Without motivation, children will read and write relatively little and only what and when they must. This book addresses four main points: what children need to learn in these early years, the strategies that teachers can use to help children acquire these foundations, the features of emergent literacy and language understandings and skills, how to design the physical environment in early childhood classrooms to support language and literacy learning. This book will help early childhood professionals and families support young children in acquiring the understandings, knowledge, and skills needed for later success in learning to read and write." -- Back cover.

Active Learning

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205178667
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents learning activities for the beginning and middle of a teaching session in a middle or secondary classroom, and features concluding exercises to encourage reflection, retention, and application.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF
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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.