How to Invent

Author: B. Edward Shlesinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468413937
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Men and women, young and old, frequently say to me "What we need is 'a-watcha-ma-call-it', why don't you work on it?" or "I've got an idea, you ought to think about it", or "The problem with this thing is-, why can't you invent something to solve it?" When people find that I am an inventor they somehow feel that I have the only set of keys which opens all doors. Not so! This book should provide a set for everyone. Each one of us has latent inventive ability, but most do not realize this because they imagine a few gifted people are inventive. Only after years of inventing did I realize that there is no great mystery involved and that anyone can invent if he or she follows a checklist until all the possibilities are ex hausted. My longtime desire has been to present to teachers and students everywhere, and at every level of education, a sim ple, practical, and methodical approach to invention and so increase manifold the ordinary person's creative ability. This book realizes that dream.

How People Learn

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

Teaching With Student Texts

Author: Joseph Harris
Publisher: Utah State University Press
ISBN: 9780874217858
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Harris, Miles and Paine ask: What happens when the texts that students write become the focus of a writing course? In response, a distinguished group of scholar/teachers suggests that teaching with students texts is not simply a classroom technique, but a way of working with writing that defines composition as a field. In Teaching with Student Texts, authors discuss ways of revaluing student writing as intellectual work, of circulating student texts in the classroom and beyond, and of changing our classroom practices by bringing student writings to the table. Together, these essays articulate a variety of ways that student texts can take a central place in classroom work and can, in the process, redefine the ways our field talks about writing.


Author: Eunice Hargett
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463515140
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blackOUT: to live openly black and gay with pride This collection of poetry centers on the duality of being both black and gay in America. Hargett's poetry explores the issues confronted by those who experience the world through this lens. Anyone who reads these words will understand both the joy and pain of a "blackOUT." When who you are is good enough for you and for God worry no more --- "Resurrection"

ESL ELL Literacy Instruction

Author: Lee Gunderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135857245
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This comprehensive text applies research to practice, providing both ESL and mainstream teachers with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their students from kindergarten through adult levels.

Teaching Modern Languages

Author: Ann Swarbrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134851596
Format: PDF, ePub
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Modern language classrooms are currently dominated by the communicative method of language teaching. This reader draws together recent and newly commissioned papers to show the origins of communicative methodology, how it has developed, what its research justification is and how it can most effectively be used in the classroom. Various chapters examine the particular challenges of differentiation, teaching grammar, encouraging pupils to use the target language together and teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs. The final section discusses ways of developing creativity in the modern languages classroom through the use of drama, creative writing and role play. Anyone involved in teaching modern languages will find this reader a rich source for reflection and good practice.

Defying Convention Inventing the Future in Literary Research and Practice

Author: Patricia L. Anders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136922059
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Ken and Yetta Goodman are renowned and revered worldwide for their pioneering, influential work in the field of reading/literacy education. In this volume major literacy scholars from around the world pay tribute to their work and offer glimpses of what the future of literacy research and practice might be. The book is structured around several themes related to research, practice, and theories of reading and literacy processes that characterize the Goodmans’ scholarship. Each chapter reveals how the author’s scholarship connects to one or both of the Goodmans’ work and projects that connection to the future – what are the implications for future research, theory, practice, and/or assessment? This milestone volume marking the hugely significant work of the Goodmans will be welcomed across the field of literacy education.

Writing Inventions

Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791450390
Format: PDF, Docs
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A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.