Taught by the Students

Author: Ruth Gurgel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475813406
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Ruth Gurgel presents and analyzes the perspectives of eight students and their teacher in a pluralistic 7th grade choir classroom at Clark Middle School, located in a large Midwestern urban school district. Through the eyes of the students, music teachers gain insight into the complexity of the engagement cycle as well as interventions that increase and maintain deep engagement.

Why Art Cannot be Taught

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252069505
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In this smart survival guide for students and teachers--the only book of its kind--James Elkins examines the ""curious endeavor to teach the unteachable"" that is generally known as college-level art instruction. This singular project is organized around a series of conflicting claims about art:""Art can be taught, but nobody knows quite how.""""Art can be taught, but it seems as if it can't be since so few students become outstanding artists.""""Art cannot be taught, but it can be fostered or helped along.""""Art cannot be taught or even nourished, but it is possible to teach right up to the beginnings of art so that students are ready to make art the moment they graduate.""""Great art cannot be taught, but more run-of-the-mill art can be."" Elkins traces the development (or invention) of the modern art school and considers how issues such as the question of core curriculum and the intellectual isolation of art schools affect the teaching and learning of art. He also addresses the phenomenon of art critiques as a microcosm for teaching art as a whole and dissects real-life critiques, highlighting presuppositions and dynamics that make them confusing and suggesting ways to make them more helpful.Elkins's no-nonsense approach clears away the assumptions about art instruction that are not borne out by classroom practice. For example, he notes that despite much talk about instilling visual acuity and teaching technique, in practice neither teachers nor students behave as if those were their principal goals. He addresses the absurdity of pretending that sexual issues are absent from life-drawing classes and questions the practice of holding up great masters and masterpieces as models for students capable of producing only mediocre art. He also discusses types of art--including art that takes time to complete and art that isn't serious--that cannot be learned in studio art classes.Why Art Cannot Be Taught is a response to Elkins's observation that ""we know very little about what we do"" in the art classroom. His incisive commentary illuminates the experience of learning art for those involved in it, while opening an intriguing window for those outside the discipline.

Crash Course

Author: Kim Bearden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451687702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronicles the life lessons learned by the author throughout her award-winning career in education, reflecting on 30 years of working with students and her co-founding of the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, where she explored the values of relationship building, living with passion, abandoning fear and embracing one's personal gifts.

What Patients Taught Me

Author: Audrey Young
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616582
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Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to become a good doctor. In her travels, the doctor attends to terminal illness, AIDS, tuberculosis, and premature birth in small rural communities throughout the world.

What the Students Taught the Teacher

Author: Frona Colquhoun
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457402630
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What the Students Taught the Teacher is a delightful textbook full of teaching tips and scenarios. Frona Colquhoun relates her experiences in her search to find the best way to teach young children not only by enriching their minds, but their hearts and souls as well.

The French They Never Taught You

Author: José J. Binamé
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303167
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Few English language speakers are going to acquire native fluency in French. Some do manage that incredible feat, but most people learning French, want to get somewhat closer to that elusive native-speaker status. This little book takes you a few steps further along that life-long journey. In the section on grammar, we propose a new and better way to tell the use of the passé simple or passé composé and the imparfait. There really are differences in causal conjunctions (parce que/car/comme/puisque). The agreement of the past participle of pronominal verbs (Elle s'est coupée au doigt) is explained clearly. The purpose of this work, like that of second-language teachers, is to inspire students to seek what is unique in each language and to reflect on the relationship and interplay between them.

Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education

Author: N. Hativa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792366621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Research on teaching in higher education shows that students who are well taught learn more than students who are poorly taught, and there are some teaching behaviours and strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching. The book identifies these strategies and presents them within a theoregical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. By presenting teaching as a logical structure of interconnected behaviours whose contribution to student learning is based on theory and research, the book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly intellectual work. The book addresses college and university teachers of all subject domains, faculty developers and researchers of teaching in higher education. It provides extensive practical advice that is based on the vast experience of the author as an instructional consultant and on research on accomplished teachers, taken from the domains of education, psychology, and speech communication. The practical ideas are separated from the theoretical part in a way that are easily identifiable. The book also puts forth the voice of the students through authentic comments that they wrote in thousands of instructor-evaluation forms that the author collected over many years.