Teaching African American Literature

Author: Maryemma Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136671919
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This book is written by teachers interested in bringing African American literature into the classroom. Documented here is the learning process that these educators experienced themselves as they read and discussed the stories & pedagogical.

Real Learning Real Work

Author: Adria Steinberg
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415917933
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

Author: Daniel P. Barbezat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118646924
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Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions. Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanities and arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the book are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplative reading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits and field trips.

FirstSchool

Author: Sharon Ritchie
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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FirstSchool is a groundbreaking framework for teaching minority and low-income children. This work discusses the research and practice to date that defines FirstSchool as a critical approach to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps. Changing the conversation from improving test scores to improving school experiences, it features lessons learned from eight elementary schools whose leadership and staff implemented sustainable changes in their classrooms and schools. The authors detail how to use education research and data to provide a rationale for change; how to promote professional learning that is genuinely collaborative and respectful; and how to employ developmentally appropriate teaching strategies that focus on the needs of minority and low-income children. “We can greatly benefit from applying the knowledge, experience, and wisdom of the authors of this important book to reforming early schooling, teaching, and learning for our most vulnerable children and thereby keep the promise of American democracy—namely, a level playing field and a chance to succeed fully on one’s merits. As a nation we cannot continue to tolerate failure or make excuses when examples such as FirstSchool suggest a proven way forward.” —From the Foreword by Aisha Ray, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute “Sharon Ritchie and Laura Gutmann have written a terrific book. FirstSchool is one of the few volumes that provides the details of this important educational innovation—a redesign of the pathway through which children enter public education. Given the formative importance of these early years of schooling and child development, this volume should be on the agenda of every school board meeting.” —Robert Pianta, dean, Curry School of Education, director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia Book Features: Case studies illustrating developmentally appropriate practices that can be applied across varied PreK–3 contexts. Key principles used by FirstSchool and its partners to reinvigorate the professionalism of teachers. Concrete guidance for choosing and using relevant data, enriching the curriculum, improving instruction, and developing home-school partnerships. Contributors: Cindy Bagwell, Richard M. Clifford, Carolyn T. Cobb, Gisele M. Crawford, Diane M. Early, Sandra C. García, Cristina Gillanders, Adam L. Holland, Iheoma U. Iruka, Jenille Morgan, Sam Oertwig Sharon Ritchie is the director of FirstSchool at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Laura Gutmann is a research assistant for the FirstSchool project with experience in nonprofit management and early childhood education.

Introducing Teachers Writing Groups

Author: Jenifer Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317632311
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Teachers’ writing groups have a significantly positive impact on pupils and their writing. This timely text explains the importance of teachers’ writing groups and how they have evolved. It outlines clearly and accessibly how teachers can set up their own highly effective writing groups. In this practical and informative book, the authors: share the thinking and practice that is embodied by teachers’ writing groups provide practical support for teachers running a group or wishing to write for themselves in order to inform their practice cover major themes such as: the relationship between writing teachers and the teaching of writing; writing as process and pleasure; writing and reflective practice; writing journals and the writing workshop. The authors provide a rationale for the development of writing groups for teachers and for ways of approaching writing that support adult and child writers and this rationale informs the ideas for writing throughout the book. All writing and teaching suggestions have been extensively tried and tested by class teachers, and will be of enormous interest to any teacher or student teacher wishing to run their own successful writing group.

Dynamic Group Piano Teaching

Author: Pamela Pike
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315280353
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Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching provides future teachers of group piano with an extensive framework of concepts upon which effective and dynamic teaching strategies can be explored and developed. Within fifteen chapters, it encompasses learning theory, group process, and group dynamics within the context of group-piano instruction. This book encourages teachers to transfer learning and group dynamics theory into classroom practice. As a piano pedagogy textbook, supplement for pedagogy classes, or resource for graduate teaching assistants and professional piano teachers, the book examines learning theory, student needs, assessment, and specific issues for the group-piano instructor.

Urban Teaching in America

Author: Andrea J. Stairs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412980607
Format: PDF
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"Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief but comprehensive text that provides undergraduate and graduate students in Education with an overview of urban teaching. The book synthesizes the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners into one place. Organized around eight authentic questions, the book offers preservice and inservice teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports faculty who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students"--

Change is Gonna Come

Author: Patricia Ann Edwards
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807770663
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While many books decry the crisis in the schooling of African American children, they are often disconnected from the lived experiences and work of classroom teachers and principals. In this book, the authors look back to move forward, providing specific practices that K–12 literacy educators can use to transform their schools. The text addresses four major debates: the fight for access to literacy; supports and roadblocks to success; best practices, theories, and perspectives on teaching African American students; and the role of African American families in the literacy lives of their children. Throughout, the authors highlight the valuable lessons learned from the past and include real stories from their own diverse family histories and experiences as teachers, parents, and community members.

Engaging Readers Writers with Inquiry

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439574136
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What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares practical, easy ideas for turning state standards into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Includes sample lessons, discussion techniques, and questioning schemes for all the content areas. For use with Grades 4 and up.