Great Teaching

Author: Robert C. DiGiulio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634507908
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Amid the ‘high-stakes’ climate of public education today, DiGiulio’s book reminds us of far more important outcomes than politicized test scores. Plain and simple, the book resonates with common sense.

Positive Classroom Management

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Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412937272
Format: PDF, Docs
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Illustrating applications across all K–12 grade levels, this third edition of a bestseller presents concrete strategies for creating a positive classroom environment for students and teachers alike.

Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools Innovations in Teacher Preparation

Author: Hartshorne, Richard
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466619074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in higher education, it has been adopted somewhat slower in teacher education. In addition, more research is needed to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of online education in teacher preparation. Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation presents information about current online practices and research in teacher education programs, and explores the opportunities, methods, and issues surrounding technologically innovative opportunities in teacher preparation. It presents empirical evidence of teacher candidate learning and assessment in the context of various online aspects of teacher licensure.

Crossing Boundaries

Author: Giuseppina Marsico
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623963966
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings in the focus on the borders between different contexts that need to be crossed, in the process of education. Despite the considerable efforts of various groups of researchers all over the World, it does not seem that traditional educational psychology has succeeded in illuminating the complex issues involved in the schoolfamily relationship. From a methodological perspective, there is no satisfactory explanation of the connection between representations and actual practice in educational contexts. Crossing Boundaries is an invitation to cultural psychology of educational processes to overcome the limits of existing educational psychology. Eemphasizing social locomotion and the dynamic processes, the book try to capture the ambiguous richness of the transit from one context to another, of the symbolic perspective that accompanies the dialogue between family and school, of practices regulating the interstitial space between these different social systems. How family and school fill, occupy, circulate, avoid or strategically use this space in between? What discourses and practices saturate this Border Zone and/or cross from one side to the other? Crossing Boundaries gathers contributions with the clear aim of documenting and analysing what happens at points of contact between family culture and scholastic/educational culture from the perspective of everyday life. This book is in itself an attempt to cross the border between the "theorizing on the borders" (and how “the outside world” and “the others” are perceived from a certain point of view) and “the practices" that characterize the schoolhome interaction.

A Compass for the Classroom

Author: Noah benShea
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412906258
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a sea of quick-fix reform fads and NCLB pressures, this powerful guide transcends the latest educational movements and political whims, providing an enduring new model for reflection.

Simply Better

Author: Bryan Goodwin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614028
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We already know what works in schools; we just need to focus on getting it right. This is the premise of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, which offers a practical, research-based framework for improving student achievement. According to author Bryan Goodwin, decades of research have shown time and again that focusing on the following five essential practices can vastly increase students' chances of doing well in school: * Guaranteeing that instruction is challenging, engaging, and intentional * Ensuring curricular pathways to success * Providing whole-child student supports * Creating high-performance school cultures * Developing data-driven, high-reliability district systems Whether at the district-, school-, or classroom-level, educators don't need to reinvent the wheel or pursue the latest trends to ensure that students succeed. This powerful book reveals what research clearly shows works best in schools, and provides a valuable blueprint for turning that knowledge into visible results.

Die Chancen unserer Kinder

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608105891
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein zentraler Aspekt von Toughs Untersuchung sind die Zukunftschancen von Kindern aus der unteren Skala der Gesellschaft. Wenn wir die richtigen Eigenschaften fördern, kann die soziale Schere geschlossen werden. Psychologen, Neurowissenschaftler und Ökonomen, die sich mit der Frage von Erfolg und Persönlichkeit beschäftigen, belegen: Charaktereigenschaften wie Ausdauer, Optimismus, Neugier, Mut und Gewissenhaftigkeit sind ausschlaggebend für späteren Erfolg. Aber wie kann man diese Eigenschaften fördern? Und warum sind sie so sichere Vorhersagemerkmale? Tough zeigt am Beispiel einer Brennpunktschule, wie die Förderung benachteiligter Schüler gelingt. Dieses kluge und provokante Buch wird den Leser fesseln – und es wird unser Verständnis von Kindheit, Schule und Ausbildung verändern.

From the Stage to the Studio

Author: Cornelia Watkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911479
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"The fact is, you will teach." from the Foreword by Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus, The Julliard School. Whether serving on the faculty at a university, maintaining a class of private students, or fulfilling an invitation as guest artist in a master class series, virtually all musicians will teach during their careers. From the Stage to the Studio speaks directly to the performing musician, highlighting the significant advantages of becoming distinguished both as a performer and a pedagogue. Drawing on over sixty years of combined experience, authors Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott provide the guidance and information necessary for any musician to translate his or her individual approach into productive and rewarding teacher-student interactions. Premised on the synergistic relationship between teaching and performing, this book provides a structure for clarifying the essential elements of musical artistry, and connects them to such tangible situations as setting up a studio, teaching a master class, interviewing for a job, judging competitions, and recruiting students. From the Stage to the Studio serves as an essential resource for university studio faculty, music pedagogy teachers, college music majors, and professionals looking to add effective teaching to their artistic repertoire.

The Dream and the Reality of Teaching

Author: Keen J. Babbage
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610480198
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The dream of teaching is that it's fascinating, meaningful, inspiring, and rewarding. The reality of teaching is that it can be exhausting, frustrating, heart-breaking, and disappointing. This book guides prospective teachers through an analysis of the profession they are considering and of their match with that profession and leads current teachers through an analysis of their career achievements, progress, challenges, and goals.