The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching

Author: Vickie Gill
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510700943
Format: PDF
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Vickie Gill's time-tested wisdom and practical advice provides the insight teachers need to develop a dynamic, successful classroom. This third edition of her bestseller contains new material that helps teachers work with new technologies, evolving social climates, limited budgets, and standardized testing. Drawing on lessons learned from 21 joyous years of teaching, Gill illustrates each commandment with authentic classroom stories and concrete guidance for staying enthusiastic and committed to excellence. The suggestions show how to: • Ask for support from your principal or staff • Reach difficult-to-teach students • Choose your battles carefully • Maintain an open mind and a flexible attitude • Focus on why you became a teacher in the first place Rediscover your profound joy for teaching, students, and what Gill calls "the greatest of all professions."

The Ten Students You ll Meet in Your Classroom

Author: Vickie Gill
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412949114
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A motivational resource for aspiring and veteran teachers presents ten student archetypes to help teachers better understand and reach each member of their classrooms.

Best Practices for Teaching Reading

Author: Randi Stone
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 151072009X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Following the successful format of the companion volumes for teaching writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, Best Practices for Teaching Reading presents firsthand accounts of outstanding instructional strategies and lessons for teaching reading to students in both elementary and secondary school. Randi Stone brings readers into the classrooms of more than twenty-five award-winning teachers who share their unique and creative strategies for reaching elementary and secondary learners with diverse learning styles and abilities. From getting fourth-grade students excited to study Shakespeare to creating “wonder journals” to incorporating reading in the math classroom, these teachers have tried it all! With forty classroom-tested strategies, Best Practices for Teaching Reading provides practical guidance for building students’ decoding and vocabulary skills while developing their comprehension and motivation for reading. This collection of best practices presents useful tips in getting students to: · Get excited about reading · Make connections between different texts · Become effective writers as well as readers · Use literacy skills across the curriculum Veteran and new teachers alike will find an abundance of fresh ideas to teach reading while helping students build confidence, increase academic achievement, and develop critical thinking skills.

Teaching Today s Teachers to Teach

Author: Donald L. Griggs
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687049547
Format: PDF
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A revised edition of the best-selling Teaching Teachers to Teach (1974), this book is a basic, comprehensive manual offering practical guidance that helps teachers learn the art and practice of teaching.

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680990438
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Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models. Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there.

No Other Gods

Author: Ana Levy-Lyons
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1478977205
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Ana Levy-Lyons, a minister who is equally at home in secular and religious worlds, offers a deeply perceptive reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments for our modern lives. The Ten Commandments are a spiritual resource for social justice. A politically and spiritually brazen prescription for living, the Ten Commandments would turn our world upside down if we actually followed them. Far from being only ethical norms on which everyone already agrees or a remnant of a bygone oppressive era, the Commandments are actually countercultural practices. Today the Ten Commandments are a divisive part of American culture. Religious conservatives champion them, even if they don't always practice them. Religious liberals and the nonreligious may bristle at what they perceive as antiquated moral restrictions. But, this ancient code still has vital contemporary relevance. Rev. Levy-Lyons explores ways the Commandments bring us meaning, illuminate our values, and help us navigate through the turbulent waters of social injustice, environmental crises, and societal inequity. NO OTHER GODS looks at each Commandment in new ways, moving beyond interpersonal morality to the global economy and our hyper-connected age. From the first, You Shall Have No Other Gods Besides Me (Dethrone the Modern Deities of Political, Social, and Corporate Power), to the tenth Do Not Covet (Practice Your Liberation-You Have Enough, You Are Enough)-and all those in between-she underscores how the Commandments can produce a bold spiritual consciousness. Whether you are deeply religious or spiritual-but-not-religious, learn how the Ten Commandments can guide you to resist injustice, heal our earth, and find personal dignity amid the free-for-alls of modern life. "We don't have to invent a bunch of new practices for a meaningful way to live out our spirituality and social justice politics," says Levy-Lyons. "There is a perfectly good set of ten of them, all ready to go, with as much progressive firepower as any of us can handle, that has existed for some three thousand years."

The Ten Commandments for Business Failure

Author: Donald R. Keough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Don Keough—a former top executive at Coca-Cola and now chairman of the elite investment banking firm Allen & Company—has witnessed plenty of failures in his sixty-year career (including New Coke). He has also been friends with some of the most successful people in business history, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Rupert Murdoch, and Peter Drucker. Now this elder statesman reveals how great enterprises get into trouble. Even the smartest executives can fall into the trap of believing in their own infallibility. When that happens, more bad decisions are sure to follow. This light-hearted “how-not-to” book includes anecdotes from Keough's long career as well as other infamous failures. His commandments for failure include: Quit Taking Risks; Be Inflexible; Assume Infallibility; Put All Your Faith in Experts; Send Mixed Messages; and Be Afraid of the Future. As he writes, “After a lifetime in business I've never been able to develop a step-by-step formula that will guarantee success. What I could do, however, was talk about how to lose. I guarantee that anyone who follows my formula will be a highly successful loser.”

Henry Miller on Writing

Author: Henry Miller
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811201124
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Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.