Make Learning Personal

Author: Barbara Bray
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483388115
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Put learning back into the hands of the learner! Personalized learning empowers learners to take control of their own learning. This resource draws on Universal Design for Learning® principles to create a powerful shift in classroom dynamics by developing self-directed, self-motivated learners. You’ll discover: A system that reduces barriers and maximizes learning for all learners An explanation distinguishing personalization from differentiation and individualization The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments that transform teacher and learner roles. Background information to build a rationale on why to personalize learning Strategies around the culture shift in classrooms and schools as you personalize learning. As recognized authorities, the authors have led educational innovation for almost three decades.

How to Personalize Learning

Author: Barbara Bray
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506338526
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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HOW to Personalize Learning Create a powerful shift in education by building a culture of learning so every learner is valued. This practical follow-up to Bray and McClaskey’s first book brings theory to practice. Discover how to build a shared vision that supports personalized learning using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Also included are: Tools and templates to get started and go deeper Lesson and project examples that show how teachers can change instructional practice Links to electronic versions of tools, templates, activities, and checklists

Wow T J s Adventures in the World of Wellness

Author: Bonnie K. Nygard
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062312
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Meet the Challenge of Comprehensive Health Education in Elementary School Human Kinetics recognizes that health education may be challenging to fit into your busy schedule. That is why we developed the World of Wellness Health Education series (WOW!): -With WOW! you can deliver top-quality health education within the limited hours of the school day, promote health literacy, meet the mandates of No Child Left Behind legislation, and enhance your efforts to achieve the objectives of the overall curriculum that you work so hard to implement. -WOW! is designed to develop strong and compelling links between what students should know and what they should be able to do in the areas of reading and writing. -Finally--but no less importantly--WOW! emphasizes the importance of physical activity and nutrition throughout the health education strands. Through careful design and execution, a coordinated approach, and consideration for real students and teachers in real school settings, WOW! not only helps you meet the challenge, but does so in a way that appeals to kids of all ages. Fun. Easy. Complete. The World of Wellness Health Education series enables you to teach your students the importance of leading an active and healthy life through conceptually grounded, context-based lessons. What's even more exciting is that while your students are learning, they'll become acquainted with a very special group of friends who will take them on a wellness journey throughout the school year. Ruby, Cody, T.J., Sydney, and others will help your students learn about health while strengthening their abilities in reading, writing, and other cross-curricular topics. WOW! functions as a group of kits--without the cost of a kit! Ancillaries other publishers might make you pay extra for are included with the teacher's guides for each level of the WOW! series at a very affordable price. Plus, few supplies are need for delivering the dynamic lessons found in WOW!, and the few little things you might need for activities or demonstrations are inexpensive and easily found in a school or discount store. That means that you can deliver WOW! content expertly, smoothly, and affordably with very little prep time! Coordinated School Health Connections Today's child needs an updated, multifaceted approach in order to achieve health literacy, or the ability to make choices that will enhance personal health and well-being now and in the future. For many years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have promoted the key to children's health and well-being through their Coordinated School Health Model. This model encompasses eight interactive areas: -Health education -Physical education -Health services -Nutrition services -Counseling, psychological, and social services -Healthy school environment -Health promotion for staff -Family and community involvement WOW! Delivers Coordinated School Health With concern rapidly growing about childhood obesity, inactivity, and other health risks such as type 2 diabetes, states and municipalities are now responding by passing laws requiring coordinated school health. The WOW! Health Education series meets these needs by providing the four components that are most frequently required: -Health education core content meeting the relevant national standards -Physical education helping students meet the national standards -Parent involvement newsletters provided per unit and per grade level, in both English and Spanish -Nutrition education and services for students and parents alike. Professional development opportunities are available through the authors to support each essential component. This Is How WOW! Works Each level of The World of Wellness Health Education series consists of the following: -a teacher's guide -a teacher's resource CD-ROM -a student book that corresponds to the students' levels For kindergarten students, the student book is a big book, a large colorful book for the teacher to read to the group; first- through fifth-grade students have their own books. In addition, an abridged first-grade student book is available in big book format. Color Coding Across the series, kindergarten through fifth grade, WOW! uses a color-coded system to denote grade levels. This allows you the additional flexibility of using a lower level to meet the needs of students with academic challenges or a higher level to challenge gifted students. In today's world of tight budgets and increasing demands on school resources, rest assured that the WOW! student books are not intended to be used as workbooks. Rather, they are meant to last multiple years while still being cost-effective. This complies with the directives of most school districts not to purchase student consumables.

Preparing Students for Life Beyond College

Author: Robert J. Nash
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317600126
Format: PDF, Docs
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At a time when STEM research and new technologies are dominating the curricula of colleges and universities, this important book refocuses the conversation on holistic education for all students. Organized around the most important and difficult questions that students face, Preparing Students for Life Beyond College explores a vision of education that will enable students to talk about universal issues openly and honestly, preparing them for life beyond their formal education. Featuring a variety of traditional and innovative pedagogies, strategies, recommendations, and case studies, this practical resource provides student affairs practitioners and higher education faculty in a variety of disciplines with concrete approaches for developing campuses and classes that encourage critical thinking and reflection. This exciting book prepares colleges and universities to help students create meaning in their lives—no matter the discipline, campus location or delivery system.

Wow Health Education Teacher s Guide

Author: Bonnie K. Nygard
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 9780736051286
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Meet the Challenge of Comprehensive Health Education in Elementary School Human Kinetics recognizes that health education may be challenging to fit into your busy schedule. That is why we developed the World of Wellness Health Education series (WOW!): -With WOW! you can deliver top-quality health education within the limited hours of the school day, promote health literacy, meet the mandates of No Child Left Behind legislation, and enhance your efforts to achieve the objectives of the overall curriculum that you work so hard to implement. -WOW! is designed to develop strong and compelling links between what students should know and what they should be able to do in the areas of reading and writing. -Finally—but no less importantly—WOW! emphasizes the importance of physical activity and nutrition throughout the health education strands. Through careful design and execution, a coordinated approach, and consideration for real students and teachers in real school settings, WOW! not only helps you meet the challenge, but does so in a way that appeals to kids of all ages. Fun. Easy. Complete. The World of Wellness Health Education series enables you to teach your students the importance of leading an active and healthy life through conceptually grounded, context-based lessons. What's even more exciting is that while your students are learning, they'll become acquainted with a very special group of friends who will take them on a wellness journey throughout the school year. Ruby, Cody, T.J., Sydney, and others will help your students learn about health while strengthening their abilities in reading, writing, and other cross-curricular topics. WOW! functions as a group of kits—without the cost of a kit! Ancillaries other publishers might make you pay extra for are included with the teacher's guides for each level of the WOW! series at a very affordable price. Plus, few supplies are need for delivering the dynamic lessons found in WOW!, and the few little things you might need for activities or demonstrations are inexpensive and easily found in a school or discount store. That means that you can deliver WOW! content expertly, smoothly, and affordably with very little prep time! Coordinated School Health Connections Today's child needs an updated, multifaceted approach in order to achieve health literacy, or the ability to make choices that will enhance personal health and well-being now and in the future. For many years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have promoted the key to children's health and well-being through their Coordinated School Health Model. This model encompasses eight interactive areas: -Health education -Physical education -Health services -Nutrition services -Counseling, psychological, and social services -Healthy school environment -Health promotion for staff -Family and community involvement WOW! Delivers Coordinated School Health With concern rapidly growing about childhood obesity, inactivity, and other health risks such as type 2 diabetes, states and municipalities are now responding by passing laws requiring coordinated school health. The WOW! Health Education series meets these needs by providing the four components that are most frequently required: -Health education core content meeting the relevant national standards -Physical education helping students meet the national standards -Parent involvement newsletters provided per unit and per grade level, in both English and Spanish -Nutrition education and services for students and parents alike. Professional development opportunities are available through the authors to support each essential component. This Is How WOW! Works Each level of The World of Wellness Health Education series consists of the following: -a teacher's guide -a teacher's resource CD-ROM -a student book that corresponds to the students' levels For kindergarten students, the student book is a big book, a large colorful book for the teacher to read to the group; first- through fifth-grade students have their own books. In addition, an abridged first-grade student book is available in big book format. Color Coding Across the series, kindergarten through fifth grade, WOW! uses a color-coded system to denote grade levels. This allows you the additional flexibility of using a lower level to meet the needs of students with academic challenges or a higher level to challenge gifted students. In today's world of tight budgets and increasing demands on school resources, rest assured that the WOW! student books are not intended to be used as workbooks. Rather, they are meant to last multiple years while still being cost-effective. This complies with the directives of most school districts not to purchase student consumables.

In Their Own Way

Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101143605
Format: PDF
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Does your child have a favorite subject, activity, or hobby? Children learn in multiple ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique areas in each of our children where learning and creativity seem to flow with special vigor. In this fully updated classic on multiple intelligences, Armstrong sheds new light on the "eight ways to bloom," or the eight kinds of "multiple intelligences." While everyone possesses all eight intelligences, Armstrong delineates how to discover your child's particular areas of strength among them. The book shatters the conventional wisdom that brands our students as "underachievers," "unmotivated," or as suffering from "learning disabilities," "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder," or other "learning diseases." Armstrong explains how these flawed labels often overlook students who are in possession of a distinctive combination of multiple intelligences, and demonstrates how to help them acquire knowledge and skills according to their sometimes extraordinary aptitudes. Filled with resources for the home and classroom, this new edition of In Their Own Way offers inspiration for every learning situation.

Make Room for Her Why Companies Need an Integrated Leadership Model to Achieve Extraordinary Results

Author: Rebecca Shambaugh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071797939
Format: PDF, ePub
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BETTER BALANCE LEADS TO BETTER BUSINESS RESULTS Successful organizations of the future will be led by fully engaged, balanced teams of men and women working together synergistically to produce extraordinary results. Studies prove that organizations with a greater number of women in senior executive roles are more profitable, have greater market share, and are better able to compete and grow. Businesses with fewer women leaders are just plain leaving money on the table. Yet even in the twenty-first century, women are still not equally represented in leadership. In her groundbreaking new book, leadership expert Rebecca Shambaugh argues that business leaders need to embrace and leverage the broader spectrum of gender intelligence that fosters a balanced leadership perspective and yields better business results. Make Room for Her reveals: What an "Integrated Leadership" model looks like Why the Integrated Leadership approach is powerful--and sustainable What organizations, men, and women can do to harness the unique qualities of men and women How to ensure female talents don't go unnoticed Make Room for Her provides firsthand advice from men on how women can grow and advance to the senior leadership and executive levels, and it offers a female's perspective on how men can best coach and support them in doing so. Featuring interviews with more than 50 top executives as well as case studies based on Shambaugh's work coaching hundreds of women and men leaders, Make Room for Her is essential reading for anyone who hopes to lead an organization to greatness. "Make Room for Her delivers the essential message of Integrated Leadership to leaders at every level of every organization. This indispensable handbook delivers a new model for the organization of the future." -- FRANCES HESSELBEIN, President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute "Rebecca Shambaugh's extremely informative, entertaining, and insightful new book is aimed at both a male and female audience. It succinctly describes business leadership models that drive top performance in organizations, as well as proactive steps female executives can take to assume responsibility for their careers and become a significant part of the leadership equation." -- KAREN BECHTEL, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group "Diversity is about more than values and culture--it's also about taking action. Shambaugh provides a road map to cultural change with practical stops along the way for employees of both genders." -- SYLVIA ANN HEWLETT, Economist and CEO, Center for Talent Innovation "Make room to read Rebecca Shambaugh's new book on Integrated Leadership. It will cause you to rethink the leadership model your organization follows and provide you with clear strategies for integrating the best of both men and women leaders to drive performance." -- DOTTIE BRIENZA, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Talent Leader, Merck "Rebecca Shambaugh's years of strategic leadership development, her extensive study of current business trends, and her real-world interactions with industry leaders have given her extraordinary insight into the importance of increasing women’s senior leadership roles." -- JOHN B. VEIHMEYER, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP