Questioning for Classroom Discussion

Author: Jackie Acree Walsh
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620982
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What type of questioning invigorates and sustains productive discussions? That’s what Jackie Acree Walsh and Beth Dankert Sattes ask as they begin a passionate exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions. Questioning and discussion are important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers. Walsh and Sattes argue that the skills students develop through questioning and discussion are critical to academic achievement, career success, and active citizenship in a democratic society. They also have great potential to engage students at the highest levels of thinking and learning. The extent to which this potential is realized, of course, depends on individual teachers who embrace these practices, make them their own, and realize that this process requires a true partnership with students. With that in mind, Questioning for Classroom Discussion presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussions—teacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven.

Teaching and Learning in the dis Comfort Zone

Author: D. Jensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230102360
Format: PDF
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The novice teacher and literacy coach need to form a team to share their expertise and continually evolve, to have opportunity for guided reflection and self-assessment of practice. This book shares these professional experiences which delineates and describes the (dis)comfort of teaching and learning at the edge of the teachers' comfort zone.

Hard to Teach Science Concepts

Author: Susan B. Koba
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137453
Format: PDF, ePub
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Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Applying Dialogic Pedagogy

Author: Cynthia Z. Cohen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498568319
Format: PDF
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This case study of discussion-based teaching finds improvements in student concentration; scaffolding towards higher critical thinking; inclusion of non-traditional learning styles; and reduction of student absenteeism. However, this study did not find effective socialization in discussion-based disciplinary methods.

Using Student Centered Methods with Teacher Centered Students

Author: Marilyn Lewis
Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 0887511163
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book has a clear message for classroom teachers: student learning improves when teachers introduce their students to strategies for learning as well as teaching them specific language skills. In practice, however, many of the students themselves are more teacher-centered, finding it easier and preferable to depend on their teachers rather than to take on greater responsibility for their own learning, especially if their educational and cultural backgrounds have not prepared them for this new role. Using Student-Centered Methods with Teacher-Centered Students is packed with suggestions for bringing about a successful match between teachers' preferred ways of teaching and learners' preferred ways of learning, while gradually encouraging increased learner autonomy. The original edition of this book has been widely used by English language teachers worldwide. This new edition offers many fresh ideas, particularly in the area of technology in language learning and teaching.

Elementary Classroom Management

Author: Kerry Curtiss Williams
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412956803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helps teachers develop a strong background in classroom management theory while providing them with the practical applications that develop great classroom environments

Teaching Language Arts

Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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In the Sixth Edition, Carole Cox tightens the framework of chapters, introduces new pedagogy, and prepares students to work within a student-and response-centered approach to literature-based teaching in today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Renowned for its authoritative, comprehensive coverage of the contemporary language arts classroom, the sixth edition of Teaching Language Arts provides a balance of student-centered and teacher-directed instruction that includes many examples from today's classrooms. The sixth edition stays on the cutting edge with new snapshots of real teachers that bring the content to life for students, and fresh, thought-provoking lesson plans and teaching ideas. In an eloquent and well-researched text that students and teachers find empowering, Carole Cox uses a strong theoretical base that covers content in a broad and in-depth manner and in a very engaging writing style.