On Grades and Grading

Author: Timothy Quinn
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610489136
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Educators will find both concrete strategies for improving their grading systems and policies and, perhaps most importantly, a rich resource for improving student learning. Ultimately, Quinn hopes to create a world in which students, parents, and teachers all pay more attention to learning and less to grades themselves.

Accelerating Student and Staff Learning

Author: Kay Psencik
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971462
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This targeted staff development approach helps teachers collaborate in professional learning teams to gain a deep understanding of content and create a school-based curriculum tied to standards.

The Purposeful Argument A Practical Guide Brief Edition

Author: Harry Phillips
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285438086
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Emphasizing the practical and the local, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, BRIEF EDITION, 2E effectively brings argument into real life with community-based writing activities, illustrating that the tools and skills of argument are critical to readers today-and well beyond. With a focus on accessibility, the text encourages students to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments-school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer, and concerned citizen-and learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in everyday life. It offers thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches to argument as well as teaches the value of fully understanding the opposition, the importance of aiming for the middle ground, and how to use a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. The only introduction to argument written with the today’s diverse student body in mind, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT uses vivid explanations, detailed examples, and practical exercises to guide students step by step through the process of building an effective argument. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Classroom Assessment

Author: Catherine S. Taylor
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130974273
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement courses in Education Departments. This exceptionally lucid and practical new assessment text provides a wealth of powerful concrete examples that help students to understand assessment concepts and to effectively use assessment to support learning. The book offers unique coverage of ways to use assessment to support student learning across the developmental span from Kindergarten through high school. The book also provides more coverage than any other classroom assessment text of how to adapt assessment to the needs of students with disabilities and students whose first language is not English.

21st Century Education A Reference Handbook

Author: Thomas L Good
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265992
Format: PDF, ePub
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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans. Key Features: · Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career · Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters · Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction · Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Educational Psychology

Author: Anita Woolfolk
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205493838
Format: PDF, Docs
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This best-selling, classic text provides beginning teachers with the tools and inspiration to become masters of their chosen profession. The Tenth Edition maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance. This edition provides an especially helpful new chapter on Engaged Learning: Cooperation and Community, recognizing the challenges educators face in the next decade to keep all students connected to learning and all schools safe and compassionate. The most applied text on the market, this text is replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers. and Lifelong Learning, which has four sections: *Creating a Praxis II /Licensure Examination Study Guide*Standards and Licensure Appendix: Praxis II and INTASC*Getting a Job: Interview Questions that Educational Psychology will help you answer*Enhancing Your Expertise: Continuing your Learning The four sections of this Handbook for Successful Teaching and Lifelong Learning will give you even more tools for passing your licensing test, getting a job, and teaching well, no matter what surprises come your way. For the first time, this text will appear in a MyLabSchool Edition, so every copy will include an access code to a special version of Allyn and Bacon's hugely popular MyLabSchool, a collection of web-based resources for teacher candidates. This special site will contain the following: *A rich collection of video clips showing theoretical concepts and teaching methods in practice in real classrooms.* quizzes after each section, and the capacity to generate and individualized study plan, whereby students quiz answers are graded, and they are directed to specific pages and sections in the text that will help them correct erroneous answers and master the material.*A Lesson Plan/Portfolio Builder, which provides templates for lesson plans and portfolios and a database of state teaching standards that can be correlated to students' work by specific state, subject area, and grade level.*Access to Research Navigator, an extensive database of academic research journals and helpful advice on writing and formatting research papers*Many more resources (e.g. websites, lesson plans, sample assessments) that will help pre-service teachers prepare for certification, get their first jobs, and start their careers with many ready-to-use teaching tools.

Collaboration and Co Teaching for English Learners

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483346021
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your English Language Learners are counting on you to collaborate effectively. The Common Core State Standards have increased the pressure on English Language Learners. And with the EL population increasing every day, schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. In practice, this is a challenge for educational leaders. The most promising solution is the collaborative approach pioneered by this book’s authors—America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for EL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources for collaboration and co-teaching include Templates for creating EL profiles that will enable you to address their unique needs Prompts for Professional Learning activities (for teams or individuals) and further reading The latest research findings on best instructional practices that benefit ELs This is your concise, comprehensive guide to creating a powerful collaborative program to benefit your ELs. Start implementing it today and watch the outcomes improve.