Reach Before You Teach

Author: Paula Prentis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261385
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors provide concrete ideas that inspire academic success, stimulate curiosity, and develop a strong sense of self among students AND teachers. When the self is supported and developed, students are more apt to reach their full potential because they have been provided a meaning in context. The authors hope to inspire educators to start incorporating the self into their curriculum and school climate using the steps they have created. The book contains many interventions illustrated by examples to help educators create an environment where the self is engaged and working in synchrony with academic instruction.

Teaching Numeracy

Author: Margie Pearse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992230
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate them into instruction. Includes lesson plans and handouts.

Teaching From the Deep End

Author: Dominic Belmonte
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761938491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This excellent guide illustrates how the caring teacher can bring purpose, meaning, and spirit to classroom teaching and student success.

Intelligent Life in the Classroom

Author: Karen L. J. Isaacson
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This teacher book will provide lots of laughs as well as some good insights into the nature, quirks and vulnerabilities of gifted kids. It's a fun read that includes information about helpful teacher traits and much more. This book will be useful for teacher training with its extensive list of books and resources. This book contains the following chapters: (1) All That Potential; (2) Curiosity; (3) Intensity; (4) Asynchrony; (5) Attention to Detail; (6) Sense of Humor; (7) Creativity and Divergent Thinking; (8) Persistence; (9) Sensitivity; (10) Idealism; (11) Humility; (12) Honoring the Child; and (13) In Their Own Voices. The following are also included: (a) Karen's Acknowledgments; (b) Tamara's Acknowledgments; (c) Foreword; (d) Karen's Preface; (e) Tamara's Preface; (f) Gifted Education Resources; (g) Endnotes; and (h) About the Authors.

Lives of Passion School of Hope

Author: Rick Posner
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes how a progressive public school has transformed the lives of its alumni. It's the story of an extended family of students, staff and parents who have formed their own community of learners over the course of 38 years. This injection of heart, hope and passion into a public school demonstrates the place of personal growth in public education, and how it can inspire us to create a better world.

Genius Hour

Author: Andi McNair
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781618216342
Format: PDF
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Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement genius hour, or passion projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilize the six P's-passion, pitch, plan, project, product, and presentation-as a map for students to follow as they create, design, and carry out projects. Students will experience personalized learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the genius hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators, as well as a discussion of genius hour's importance and impact on gifted students as they take ownership of their own learning.

Teach on Purpose

Author: Leslie David Burns
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774928
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Great teaching is not just a matter of talent or creativity or passion. Teachers are made, not born, and great teachers know why they do what they do in their classrooms. They do it strategically and purposefully based on technique. Teach on Purpose! demonstrates a high-quality research-based and practical approach to teaching that focuses on how to use data about students’ identities, experiences, and knowledge to design responsive curriculum and instruction that ensures learning. The authors provide secondary school teachers with scientifically proven strategies for creating learning environments that increase student motivation, engagement, and academic achievement. The text features model units authored and taught by practicing classroom teachers in math, science, social studies, and language arts to demonstrate key principles that can be used in any classroom to be a true professional educator. Teach on Purpose! empowers teachers across all content areas to create meaningful teaching and learning experiences together with their students for the success of all. “Examines powerfully both the art and the science, the heart and the mind of teaching, arguing for distributive practices that link healing and hope to profound opportunities based in responsive classroom engagements” —David Kirkland, associate professor of English and Urban Education, New York University “Will energize you and remind you why you joined the teaching profession in the first place.” —Renee Boss, National Board Certified Teacher and Education Blogger “Encourages us all to remember that we shape our students with the skills we help them develop and, just as equally, with the fires we ignite within them.” —Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, former student and 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year “Soon-to-be-teachers, new teachers, veteran teachers, embittered teachers, emboldened teachers, and even those who prepare and work with those teachers will benefit from this book.” —Brandon Abdon, Advanced Placement Program, The College Board

Igniting a Passion for Reading

Author: Steven L. Layne
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103856
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides teachers with guidance on creating not only skilled readers but chidlren who enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom.

Learner Centered Innovation

Author: Katie Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781948334006
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When we tell kids to complete an assignment, we get compliance. When we empower learners to explore and learn how to make an impact on the world, we inspire problem solvers and innovators.

Teacher Leader Stories

Author: Judy Swanson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141299523X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical guide provides compelling case studies, explicit guidance on using case writing and case analysis, and a facilitator's guide to enrich teachers' professional learning.