Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics

Author: Amy D. Robertson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317423747
Format: PDF, Docs
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Answering calls in recent reform documents to shape instruction in response to students’ ideas while integrating key concepts and scientific and/or mathematical practices, this text presents the concept of responsive teaching, synthesizes existing research, and examines implications for both research and teaching. Case studies across the curriculum from elementary school through adult education illustrate the variety of forms this approach to instruction and learning can take, what is common among them, and how teachers and students experience it. The cases include intellectual products of students’ work in responsive classrooms and address assessment methods and issues. Many of the cases are supplemented with online resources (http://www.studentsthinking.org/rtsm) including classroom video and extensive transcripts, providing readers with additional opportunities to immerse themselves in responsive classrooms and to see for themselves what these environments look and feel like.

Mathematics Teacher Noticing

Author: Miriam Sherin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136838260
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mathematics Teacher Noticing is the first book to examine research on the particular type of noticing done by teachers---how teachers pay attention to and make sense of what happens in the complexity of instructional situations. In the midst of all that is happening in a classroom, where do mathematics teachers look, what do they see, and what sense do they make of it? This groundbreaking collection begins with an overview of the construct of noticing and the various historical, theoretical, and methodological perspectives on teacher noticing. It then focuses on studies of mathematics teacher noticing in the context of teaching and learning and concludes by suggesting links to other constructs integral to teaching. By collecting the work of leaders in the field in one volume, the editors present the current state of research and provide ideas for how future work could further the field.

Responsive Teaching

Author: Harry Fletcher-Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351583867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This essential guide helps teachers refine their approach to fundamental challenges in the classroom. Based on research from cognitive science and formative assessment, it ensures teachers can offer all students the support and challenge they need – and can do so sustainably. Written by an experienced teacher and teacher educator, the book balances evidence-informed principles and practical suggestions. It contains: A detailed exploration of six core problems that all teachers face in planning lessons, assessing learning and responding to students. Effective practical strategies to address each of these problems across a range of subjects. Useful examples of each strategy in practice and accounts from teachers already using these approaches. Checklists to apply each principle successfully and advice tailored to teachers with specific responsibilities. This innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike who wish to become more responsive teachers. It offers the evidence, practical strategies and supportive advice needed to make sustainable, worthwhile changes.

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education

Author: Brian Greer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135593337
Format: PDF, ePub
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At a time of rapid demographic change and amidst the many educational challenges facing the US, this critical new collection presents mathematics education from a culturally responsive perspective. It tackles the most crucial issues of teaching mathematics to an ethnically diverse school population, including the political dimension of mathematics education within the context of governmental efforts to improve achievement in school mathematics. Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education moves beyond a point of view that is internal to mathematics education as a discipline, and instead offers a broad perspective of mathematics as a significant, liberating intellectual force in our society. The editors of this volume bring together contributions from many of the leading teachers, teacher educators, researchers, scholars, and activists who have been working to reorient mathematics education in ways that reflect mathematics education as accomplished, first and foremost, through human interactions.

Improving Teaching and Learning in Science and Mathematics

Author: David F. Treagust
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807734797
Format: PDF
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Contains nineteen essays in which the authors discuss issues related to teaching and learning in science and mathematics, discussing the need to determine student understanding, ways to improve curriculum and teaching, and methods of implementing teacher change.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

Author: Zaretta Hammond
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483308022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

Deep Knowledge

Author: Douglas B. Larkin
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You Want Me to Teach What

Author: Norman Joseph LaFave
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959011
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Problem: You feel shaky about being assigned to teach upper-level science and math and need to get up to speed fast. Solution: Follow this concise book s tried-and-true methods, which you can integrate into your classroom and lesson plans starting from the first day of class. You Want Me to Teach What? avoids long discussions of education theory and specific lesson plans. Instead, it concentrates on general techniques for approaching a variety of problems and enhancing your teaching skills in science and math. It covers student psychology, classroom management, planning, instruction, problem-solving techniques, laboratory methods and reporting, assessment, and professional development. Without feeling inundated, you’ll find a wealth of sensible guidance whether you’re a preservice education major wanting to teach physical science or mathematics, a new teacher looking for practical methods to integrate into your instruction, or an experienced teacher in search of fresh ways to improve in the classroom.


Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Author: Edna Tan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226037991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Math and science hold powerful places in contemporary society, setting the foundations for entry into some of the most robust and highest-paying industries. However, effective math and science education is not equally available to all students, with some of the poorest students—those who would benefit most—going egregiously underserved. This ongoing problem with education highlights one of the core causes of the widening class gap. While this educational inequality can be attributed to a number of economic and political causes, in Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Communities, Angela Calabrese Barton and Edna Tan demonstrate that it is augmented by a consistent failure to integrate student history, culture, and social needs into the core curriculum. They argue that teachers and schools should create hybrid third spaces—neither classroom nor home—in which underserved students can merge their personal worlds with those of math and science. A host of examples buttress this argument: schools where these spaces have been instituted now provide students not only an immediate motivation to engage the subjects most critical to their future livelihoods but also the broader math and science literacy necessary for robust societal engagement. A unique look at a frustratingly understudied subject, Empowering Science and Mathematics Education pushes beyond the idea of teaching for social justice and into larger questions of how and why students participate in math and science.

Reframing Science Teaching and Learning

Author: David Stroupe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131727282X
Format: PDF
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Responding to recent reform efforts, such as the Next Generation Science Standards, which call for students to learn science practices, this book proposes a conceptual reframing of the roles of teachers and students in formal and informal science learning settings. Inviting the field to examine the state of "science practice," it provides concrete examples of how students, supported by the actions of educators, take on new roles, shifting from passive recipients of information to active participants in conceptual, social, epistemic, and material features of science work. Each chapter provides an examination of how and why science practice evolves in learning communities in which students and teachers negotiate disciplinary work; an analysis of how specific pedagogical and social actions taken by someone with authority (a teacher or other educator) provides opportunities for students to shape science practices; a set of concrete recommendations for working with young students in formal and informal learning settings; and a set of suggestions and questions to catalyze future research about and the evolving relationships between educators, students, and science practices in the field of science education. Showing how and why the conceptual ideas presented are important, and providing specific, actionable suggestions for teachers and other educators for their daily work, this book includes both elementary and secondary learning sites.