Teaching for Student Learning

Author: Dick Arends
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135239975
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching for Student Learning: Becoming an Accomplished Teacher shows teachers how to move from novice to expert status by integrating both research and the wisdom of practice into their teaching. It emphasizes how accomplished teachers gradually acquire and apply a broad repertoire of evidence-based teaching practices in the support of student learning. The book’s content stems from three major fields of study: 1) theories and research on how people learn, including new insights from the cognitive and neurosciences; 2) research on classroom practices shown to have the greatest effect on student learning; and 3) research on effective schooling, defined as school-level factors that enhance student achievement and success. Although the book’s major focus is on teaching, it devotes considerable space to describing how students learn and how the most effective and widely-used models of teaching connect to principles of student learning. Specifically, it describes how research on teaching, cognition, and neuroscience converge to provide an evidence-based "science of learning" which teachers can use to advance their practice. Key features include the following: Evidence-Based Practice – This theme is developed through: 1) an ongoing review and synthesis of research on teaching and learning and the resulting guidelines for practice and 2) boxed research summaries within the chapters. Instructional Repertoire Theme – Throughout the book teaching is viewed as an extremely complex activity that requires a repertoire of instructional strategies that, once mastered, can be drawn upon to fit specific classrooms and teaching situations. Standards-based School Environments – Education today is dominated by standards-based school environments. Unlike competing books, this one describes these environments and shows how they impact curriculum design and learning activities. The objective is to show how teachers can make standards-based education work for them. Pedagogical Features – In addition to an end-of-book glossary, each chapter contains research boxes, reflection boxes, itemized end-of-chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter learning activities. Website – An accompanying website contains a variety of field-oriented and site-based activities that teachers can do alone or with colleagues.

Teaching for Student Learning

Author: Richard Arends
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415955676
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Shows teachers how to integrate research and the wisdom of practice into their teaching, emphasizing how accomplished teachers acquire and apply evidence-based practices in support of student learning.

Meet Me in the Middle

Author: Rick Wormeli
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103287
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explores teaching methods, such as inspiring students, mentoring teachers, including parents, and using games, and discusses ways to build a culture of learning in middle schools.

Assessing Accomplished Teaching

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309121183
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is to establish "high and rigorous standards for what teachers should know and be able to do, to certify teachers who meet those standards, and to advance other education reforms for the purpose of improving student learning in American schools." In response to a request from the U.S. Congress, the National Research Council developed a framework for evaluating programs that award advanced-level teacher certification and applied that framework in an evaluation of the impacts of the NBPTS. Specifically, this book addresses the impacts on students, teachers, and the educational system in this country. Assessing Accomplished Teaching finds that teachers who earn board certification are more effective at improving their students' achievement than other teachers, but school systems vary greatly in the extent to which they recognize and make use of board-certified teachers. Many of the questions on the evaluation framework could not be answered because the data have not been collected, and the report makes recommendations for the kinds of research that are needed to fully evaluate the impacts of board certification by the NBPTS.

Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education

Author: N. Hativa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401009023
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book identifies strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching and presents them within a theoretical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. The book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly, intellectual work, and provides extensive practical advice.

So You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher

Author: Jerry L. Parks Ed S. Nbct
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475935374
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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After much success in its original format, ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" provides for candidates an interactive opportunity to listen to the author elaborate and explain numerous helpful activities described in the original workbook. Also included in the new edition is a chapter dedicated the NBPTS Renewal process. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession. It also has to be one of the most rewarding. While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, candidates will find limited affordable published assistance which actually allows organization, and allows practice of what the process entails. ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" was written to address just such a need. This workbook is designed to be used alongside the author's national bestselling companion guide: ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?" "in either an individual or group workshop setting. In addition to the newly added QR codes, the workbook contains numerous worktables utilizing vital elements of NBPTS writing. Using this workbook, the candidate will: dissect, analyze, and apply the NBPTS Core Propositions to their own classroom analyze and utilize the well-researched characteristics of Accomplished Teaching practice the three writing forms required for NBPTS portfolios annotate practice writing samples for accomplished writing features the NBPTS wants to see help structure effective lesson plans and Documented Accomplishment models based on NBPTS guidelines utilize practice tests to assess knowledge of entry requirements become familiar with, and be offered assistance in the NBPTS Renewal process Everything a candidate will need to be guided through the certification process is featured in this book."

Inclusive Instruction

Author: Sean J. Smith
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462503888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This accessible book presents research-based strategies for supporting K-8 students with high-incidence disabilities in becoming accomplished learners. The authors clearly describe the core components of effective inclusive instruction, showing how to recognize and respond to individual students' needs quickly and appropriately. Teachers are provided with essential tools for managing inclusive classrooms; planning a curriculum that fosters concept development across content areas, promotes strategic learning, and builds fluent skill use; and integrating technology into instruction. Case examples illustrate ways that special and general education teachers can work together successfully to solve complex learning problems and improve outcomes for students who are struggling"-- Provided by publisher.

How Real Teachers Learn to Engage All Learners

Author: Sarah J. Noonan
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580461X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical models and strategies presented in this book will help teachers address the important challenges facing schools today, including supporting disadvantaged learners, raising student achievement, and challenging all students to achieve their potential.

What Expert Teachers Do

Author: John Loughran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136969675
Format: PDF, Docs
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How do expert teachers do it? How do they enhance student learning? How do they manage the dilemmas and tensions inherent in working with 25 different students in every lesson? Internationally respected teacher educator John Loughran argues that teachers’ knowledge of what they do is largely tacit and often misunderstood. In this book, he distils the essence of professional practice for classroom teachers. Drawing on the best research on pedagogy, he outlines the crucial principles of teaching and learning, and shows how they are translated into practice using real classroom examples. He emphasises that teaching procedures need to be part of an integrated approach, so that they are genuinely meaningful and result in learning. Throughout, he shows how teachers can engage their students in ways that create a real ‘need to know’, and a desire to become active learners. What Expert Teachers Do is for teachers who want to become really accomplished practitioners.

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412908922
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.