The Key Elements of Classroom Management

Author: Joyce McLeod
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207877
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An easy-to-read guide offers an introduction to effective classroom management, including tips on setting up a classroom, establishing routines, and pacing the curriculum.

Managing the Curriculum

Author: David Middlewood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446232190
Format: PDF, Docs
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`Each chapter in the book is firmly rooted in research and is well referenced as one would expect of such a book. It will be of particular use to people with an academic interest in this aspect of school management but will also be thought-provoking for those who are involved in the development of the curriculum within their institution' - escalate This book explores many of the new aspects of the core business of schools and colleges, that is, the curriculum. Keeping the focus clearly on learning and teaching, the contributors explore the practical issues for managers at institutional level, within the context of their need to understand and analyze key educational values and principles. Part One presents overviews of theories and models of curriculum, while Part Two examines how these are applied through planning, monitoring and evaluating. Part Three explores in detail the various managerial roles within schools and colleges from leaders to those responsible for cross-curriculum work and special educational needs. The fourth part discusses the importance of effectively managing resources for the curriculum - the environment, support staff and finance. Contributors use empirical research evidence to analyze current curriculum trends whilst proposing various new models which are likely to emerge in the 21st century.

One Minute Discipline

Author: Arnie Bianco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118979532
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For classroom teachers at all levels, here is a unique collection of practical, proven-effective techniques and ready-to-use tools for managing classroom behavior and creating the positive environment that students and teachers need to promote learning. Each classroom-tested strategy is presented in a simple-to-use format for quick reference that shows: What the technique or idea is, Why you need it, and How to make it work. Plus, the techniques are complemented by support ideas, time-saving reproducible forms, lively illustrations, and interesting, reproducible quote about teaching. For easy to use, it s all printed in a big, 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying and its organized into 10 sections: PHILOSOPHY provides a philosophical framework for the strategies presented in the book, such as "The Three C s of Teaching." KNOW YOU "CLIENTS" features activities and surveys, including "Icebreaker: Backpack Introductions" and the "student Survey," to help you learn about your students and their needs. HOME AND SCHOOL gives you support ideas and reproducible forms for improving the home school connection, such as "Newsletters" and "Parent Homework Letter." THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL offers tops and ready-to-use tools for getting the school year off to a positive start, including "Classroom Rules Checklist" and "Classroom Welcome Sign." VOCABULARY presents effective techniques for modifying student behavior, such as "Grandma s Law," which motivates students with a payoff ("desert") for completing a task. TECHNIQUE, STRATEGIES, AND GOOD IDEAS is packed with easy-to-use ideas, including "Noise Level Control" and "One-Minute Correction," for solving discipline problems. TEACHING SKILLS provides practical procedures that enhance your teaching and decrease disruptive behavior, such as "Transition Time" to reduce the time spent between activities and a "Teacher Self-Assessment" to help you evaluate and improve your teaching techniques. GREAT "LITTLE GEMS" offers a variety of helpful discipline and teaching strategies. For example, "Token Economies" shows you how to use a pint system to reward good behavior. SURVIVAL SKILLS gives you invaluable ideas for conserving energy and relieving stress, such as "Crisis Management" and the "24-Hour Rule" for handling difficult situations. FORMS features time-saving, reproducible forms, including "Substitute Teacher Form," "Office Discipline Ticket," and "Student/Teacher/Parent Action Contract." In short, One-Minute Discipline is a practical guide providing effective, easy-to-implement approaches to the many classroom management and discipline challenges that teaches face every day.

Teaching Social Studies

Author: Marlow Ediger
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788183563574
Format: PDF
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This classic Encyclopaedia of Enzymology has been compilated to provide an understanding of enzymology for university degree study and teaching. It comprehensively covers theory and applications of these biological life supporting catalysts in a readable book that will serve as a bridge to more advanced and specialized areas. It not only introduces the fundamentals and biochemistry of enzymes but also provides the molecular and experimental background. This unique piece of work compiled five volumes containing wealth of information for researchers, microbiologists, and biotechnologists. This excellent title is intended mainly for students taking degree course which have a substantial biochemistry component. The chief aim of this particular book is to help student understand the concepts involved in enzymology. An attempt has been made to give a perspective of each topic, and examples are quoted where appropriate. Volume Details: 1. Elements of Enzymology; 2. Chemistry of Enzymes; 3. Industrial Enzymology; 4. Enzyme Finger Printing; 5. Enzyme in Molecular Biology.

Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625895
Format: PDF, ePub
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.

Align the Design

Author: Nancy J. Mooney
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661687X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?" "We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!" "What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school? Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement. In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to *Develop effective curriculum *Make the most of their school's data *Create successful school improvement plans *Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops *Use efficient supervisory techniques *Foster leadership for school improvement Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts. At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Designprovides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.

Change in Schools

Author: Gene Hall
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887063473
Format: PDF
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In 11 chapters, this book has been organized around the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a sophisticated way to understand the change process and how participants experience it. This model provides ways for practitioners and policymakers to label change process phenomena, to take positive action in facilitating change, and to predict effects. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an overview of CBAM and reviews literature on leadership for change. Chapters 3 and 4 concentrate on teacher perceptions of change and levels of innovation. Chapters 5, 6, and 7 discuss innovation configurations, incident interventions, and an intervention taxonomy. Chapters 8 and 9 classify and review change facilitators. Finally, chapters 10 and 11 evaluate CBAM via a case study and consider additional theory, practice, and research. (JAM)