Transformative Professional Learning

Author: Margery B. Ginsberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269343
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Motivation is foundational to learning This book’s bold new vision for professional learning emphasizes the importance of intrinsic motivation and respect for cultural diversity. Knowing that culture and motivation are inseparable influences on learning, Margery B. Ginsberg provides practical steps for teaching and learning that are grounded in the reality of students' lives. The program’s processes include: Shadowing students to help sharpen teachers’ understanding of student motivation. Conducting home visits to better connect with students’ lives and families Collaborating with other teachers to design lessons Analyzing data in collaboration with students, families, and community members

Sit and Get Won t Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283850
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Make professional development unforgettable Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition: 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards Samples of professional learning designs Guided reflection and application sections

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119078016
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

Excited to Learn

Author: Margery B. Ginsberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452259542
Format: PDF
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Transforming student’s motivation as the major driver in the classroom! Excited to Learn is grounded in Ginsberg and Wlodkowski's Motivational Framework for Culturally-Responsive Teaching and includes over 50 teaching strategies for a broad range of grade levels and subject areas. These field-tested and research-validated tools provide a blend of theory and practice educators. The book identifies and provides easily customized teaching methods based on four conditions of the framework: Inclusion (respect and connectedness) Attitude (choice and relevance) Meaning (challenge and engagement) Competence (authenticity and effectiveness) Illustrated through narrative and outline formats, the framework is attuned to the planning needs of busy educators.

The School Leader s Guide to Learner Centered Education

Author: Barbara L. McCombs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412960175
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This innovative resource introduces a transformative leadership model that supports student development by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences.

Dream Create Sustain

Author: Francis M. Duffy
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098547
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides change leaders in education with essential concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics for how to create and sustain whole-system change in their school systems.

Leadership Mindsets

Author: Linda Kaser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134022581
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The evidence is clear - school leaders make a difference to the learning of the pupils they serve. And yet, not all leaders have the same degree of impact. What are the factors that make the difference to student learning? Why are some leaders able to raise student achievement in schools in the most challenging circumstances whilst other leaders struggle to simply maintain the status quo? Drawing from international case study research over many years, from the experience of hundreds of school leaders serving widely diverse communities, Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser argue that there are six distinct mindsets that characterize the way successful, learning-oriented leaders operate and make sense of their professional world. These leaders are: motivated by intense moral purpose knowledgeable about current models of learning consistently inquiry-oriented able to build trusting relationships evidence-informed able to move to wise action. This book outlines an alternative way of thinking about school leadership. It examines research evidence that leaders will find most useful and suggests how they might use this evidence to maximise their learning and the learning of their students. Leadership Mindsets has been written specifically for aspiring to newly-appointed school leaders who are determined and motivated to create quality and equality for learners in the schools they serve, through networks of inquiry, learning and support.

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Richard D. Sagor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412996457
Format: PDF
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Based on the successful methods of Dealous Cox, this book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community.

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Author: Gary Miller
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579227988
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.