The Purposes Practices and Professionalism of Teacher Reflectivity

Author: Edward G. Pultorak
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607097095
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides practical and research-based chapters that offer greater clarity about the particular kinds of teacher reflection that matter and avoids talking about teacher reflection generically, which implies that all kinds of reflection are of equal value.

Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning

Author: Edward G. Pultorak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning includes theory, research, and practice appropriate for teacher educators, teacher candidates, classroom teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers.

Practicing Core Reflection

Author: Frits G. Evelein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135019657
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practicing Core Reflection features 78 concrete educational activities and exercises based on research. These can be used individually and in groups to support 'teaching and learning from within.’ Core Reflection is an approach focused on people's personal strengths and on using practical strategies to overcome obstacles to the enactment of these strengths. This approach has been used in many contexts all over the world and has shown great promise in helping to re-chart the course for education and to re-think its purpose in global and democratic societies. Additional tools (Cards, Figures, Tables, Forms in a printable PDF format) are provided on this website (under the eResources tab). Building on the theoretical foundations established in Korthagen, Kim, and Green’s Teaching and Learning from Within: A Core Reflection Approach to Quality and Inspiration in Education, this companion volume can be used together with it or on its own to engage educators in exploring what it means to bring out the best in oneself, in students, in colleagues, and others—a critically significant project if education is to realize new levels of possibility and potential.

Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty

Author: Geoff Munns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135125333
Format: PDF
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Education and poverty exist in a highly contested relationship even in the developed world. On the one hand, educational outcomes seem solidly attached to socio-economic status, and on the other, education is often cited as a way out of poverty. Success at de-coupling poverty from educational outcomes varies across the developed world. The issues connecting education and poverty are complex, but the question of the successful engagement of students from poor backgrounds involves a complex mix of public policy on poverty, public policy on education, and teacher action. This book focuses on a number of exemplary teachers who demonstrate a set of common pedagogical qualities, assisting them to work productively with persistent classroom challenges in low SES classrooms. Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty shares successful classroom practice from schools serving diverse and disadvantaged communities, and stresses that opportunities in school can influence educational engagement and encourage students to achieve. The text locates itself in international debates about education and poverty, and reports on the Teachers for a Fair Go project - an Australian research project into the work of a number of teachers who were successful at engaging students from poor backgrounds. Included in the book: teaching in low SES communities what exemplary teachers of students in low SES communities do specific pedagogical approaches in literacy, ICT, creativity and culturally responsive practices students’ voices professional qualities of these teachers Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty will greatly benefit researchers, teacher educators and trainee teachers, allowing them to gain a much deeper understanding of the issues, constraints and perspectives in teaching contexts across low SES communities.

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Author: Shane N. Phillipson
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888139517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A major concern of all education authorities around the world is the challenge that schools face in catering for learner diversity. That this concern is shared by authorities in East Asia, including the Education Bureau (EDB) of Hong Kong, is surprising given the high academic achievement of students from this part of the world. This book helps to meet this challenge for teachers in East Asia by focusing on specific research that helps explain the basis for diversity in the Chinese learner. Although there are many textbooks that cover the basic principles of educational psychology, few do not focus on the Chinese learner. This book makes the link between the broad field of educational psychology and how these theories contribute to our understanding of the Chinese learner. This book is unique in that it draws on recent research to illustrate the application of these theories, thereby helping teachers and students in teacher education progammes understand the variability in student achievement. Our book is based on the idea that the Chinese context is in many ways different to other cultural contexts, and that teachers can make a difference to the outcomes of student learning. We also draw on our many years of experience in educating future teachers where our students want us to focus on the Chinese classroom. Our student-teachers also want to be educated by professors who are themselves researchers. In drawing on research about the Chinese learner we also bring to our student-teachers the richness and value of educational research. We also encourage our student-teachers to think of themselves as “professional researchers” in terms of developing an understanding of the research literature and in finding solutions to their classroom problems.

Teacher Teams That Get Results

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280789
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community! To help sustain the ongoing success of professional learning communities, this comprehensive resource provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff meetings. Demonstrating how to use each of the 61 strategies, the authors show you how to: Create a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change Determine priorities and create excellence when setting goals, tying data to practice, and analyzing results

Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education

Author: Michele Kaschub
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190206152
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.

Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library 3rd Edition

Author: Nancy Pickering Thomas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the current research relating to the teaching of library and information literacy skills as part of effective school library media center programming. • 30 illustrations and tables are provided to supplement the text • A bibliography includes references and sources for cited research • Two indexes provide quick reference by author's name and subject

Teacher Educators as Members of an Evolving Profession

Author: Miriam Ben-Peretz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610484827
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Teachers are viewed as the major element in successful schooling and play a central role in educational improvement. It is argued that the single most important factor in improving the quality of education is linked to the increased general and professional education of teachers.

Teaching Leaders to Lead Teachers

Author: Saran Donahoo
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314613
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TEACHING LEADERS TO LEAD TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ERA OF CONSTANT CRISIS In the 21st century, the perceived crisis in how schools educate students significantly influences the decision of teachers to move into administrative positions as well as their ability to succeed once they take on these positions. Influenced by the media, the community and the teacher's lounge, many good educators are increasingly unwilling or simply unprepared to make the jump into school leadership and management. This book addresses some of the issues that affect school leadership by providing insights into the current state of educational administration in the hope of demystifying or dismissing some of the popular assumptions regarding what really takes place in the administration office. In doing so, this text examines topics related to the preparation and training of prospective administrators, factors that affect the process of leading in learning environments and perspectives on the state and structure of school leadership research and development.