Nine Thousand Straws

Author: Jean Sausele Knodt
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781591586401
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on nine years of design, research, and open-inquiry lab teaching experience with over 600 children annually, this resource contributes practical methods that make this instructional approach effective and purposeful.

Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships

Author: Kennedy, Kathryn
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466643625
Format: PDF, ePub
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Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle. Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships brings together best practices and innovative technological approaches in establishing the media specialist-teacher partnership. Highlighting theoretical concepts of case based learning, knowledge repositories, and professional learning communities; this book is an essential practical guide for professional development specialists, administrators, library media specialists, as well as teacher educators interested in maintaining and developing collaborative instructional partnerships using emerging digital technologies.

Bilingual and ESL Classrooms

Author: Carlos J. Ovando
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475823134
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This classic text integrates theory and practice to provide comprehensive coverage of bilingual and ESL education.

The Evolution of Inquiry Controlled Guided Modeled and Free

Author: Daniel Callison
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693876
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Defining the progression toward inquiry learning, this book provides an extensive overview of the past five decades and the evolution of inquiry in science, history, language arts, and information literacy studies. • Helps readers gain an understanding of the historical development of inquiry learning in formal and informal settings • Showcases ways in which inquiry principles can be learned and applied across the K–12 curriculum • Equips professional library media specialists with an understanding of collaboration that supports a leadership role in curriculum development • Illustrates the expectations for inquiry learning based on critical thinking and the ability to make a clear argument with supporting, relevant evidence selected on the basis of logical reasoning

How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills

Author: CJ Simister
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229823
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes CD-ROM 'The author puts into perspective the importance of teaching thinking and learning skills providing clear explanations and easy to follow activities that can be used as a series of lessons, or simply as a one off. As a resource for the primary practitioner it is both practical and informative' - ESCalate 'A treasure-trove of practical resources to stretch young people's thinking muscles!' - Professor Guy Claxton, University of Bristol 'It is full of useful ideas for busy teachers and helpful in getting the children rather than the teachers to do the thinking in the classroom' - Professor Robert Fisher, Brunel University By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners. This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities. Features of the book include: - a clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are; - lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in INSET; - a plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school; - suggestions for further reading and development of the programme. Headteachers, Curriculum Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this programme in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities.

Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Thinking Classroom

Author: Alan Crawford
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9781932716115
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Annotation The most successful classrooms are those that encourage students to think for themselves and engage in critical thinking. A practical guide to lively teaching that results in reading and writing for critical thinking. It explains and demonstrates a well-organized set of strategies for teaching that invites and supports learning. At the same time it helps educators form judgments about teaching so that they can adjust their practices to subjects they teach and the needs of their students. A series of core lessons explains and demonstrates teaching methods in action and shows educators how they can use related teaching methods to achieve similar goals. Also includes general ideas about assessment and lesson planning as well as classroom management techniques and assessment rubrics. Strategies can be used from upper primary school through secondary school and across the curriculum.