Scaffolding Language Scaffolding Learning

Author: Pauline Gibbons
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325056647
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning helped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their English language learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ELL/ESL. With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students' academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language can be integrated seamlessly with the teaching of content, and how academic achievement can be boosted without sacrificing our own vision of education to the dictates of knee-jerk accountability. Rich examples of classroom discourse illustrate exactly how the scaffolding process works, while activities to facilitate conversation and higher-level thinking put the latest research on second language learning into action. Save with Bundles! 15 copies at 15% off.

Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief

Author: Nel Noddings
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775983
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes “whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns—a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance.” Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution. “Nel Noddings probes the many ways in which children’s questions about God and gods, existence, and the meaning of life can and should be integrated into life in classrooms and the real world of the public schools.” —From the Foreword “This is a rich and sensitive book that will give teachers, administrators, parents, philosophers of education—any concerned citizen—the basis for more substantial discussion and concrete proposals.” —Free Inquiry “Impressive in its sweep of possibilities for exploration in the school curriculum and teacher education.” —Educational Theory

Cities in a World Economy

Author: Saskia Sassen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148334228X
Format: PDF
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The Fourth Edition of Cities in a World Economy shows how certain characteristics of flows of money, information, and people have led to the emergence of a new social formation: global cities, new types of migrations, financial crises, environmental catastrophes, and the multiplication of communication technologies. These developments give new meaning to such fixtures of urban sociology as the centrality of place and the importance of geography in our social world.

The Life Cycle of a Carrot

Author: Linda Tagliaferro
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736867139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Watch tiny carrot seeds grow into carrots we eat. Learn about this vegetable's life cycle from start to finish.

Mad Weekend

Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Gemmamedia
ISBN: 9781934848296
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A story of male friendship, sometimes gone astray. Dave, Pat and Ben have been best friends since they were kids. They do everything together, and they all love their dear Liverpool football club. On a trip to see their favorite team in action, they have a few too many drinks before the match. Dave and Pat get busy chatting up two local girls. Suddenly it's time to leave for the game. But where is Ben?

Equal Shmequal

Author: Virginia Kroll
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607341557
Format: PDF, ePub
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In order to have fun at a game of tug-of-war, forest animals balance the teams by using a see-saw. Includes nonfiction math notes for meanings of equal.

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262258293
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting). A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these activities, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, development of skills useful in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. Some argue that young people pick up these key skills and competencies on their own by interacting with popular culture; but the problems of unequal access, lack of media transparency, and the breakdown of traditional forms of socialization and professional training suggest a role for policy and pedagogical intervention.This report aims to shift the conversation about the "digital divide" from questions about access to technology to questions about access to opportunities for involvement in participatory culture and how to provide all young people with the chance to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed. Fostering these skills, the authors argue, requires a systemic approach to media education; schools, afterschool programs, and parents all have distinctive roles to play.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

Belly Fat Diet For Dummies

Author: Erin Palinski-Wade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118432088
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fast and easy way to lose belly fat Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improve sleep apnea and other sleep problems. The easy recipes and exercises outlined in Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you the edge you need to shed unwanted pounds and gain muscle tone. Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives you practical, trusted advice for shedding it—the fast and healthy way. You'll get a proven, 14-day quick-start program that guarantees results within days: a no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting, bodyweight-only workout and progresses to more advanced exercises further toning and tightening your belly. Plus, you’ll get over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes to help you manage your weight. A no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting bodyweight-only workout and then progresses to a more advanced exercises futher toning and tightening your belly Over 40 delicious belly-burning recipes Loads of options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers, chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies, diabetics, and vegans Includes useful tips, body-sculpting exercises, and delicious recipes using superfoods to help shrink your waistline A comprehensive maintenance plan to help you stay on track Belly Fat Diet For Dummies is a complete and informative guide that makes shedding weight practical and fun—with results in days.

Drawing Doodling and Colouring Book

Author: Fiona Watt
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409507857
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Simple pictures invite the child to finish the scene, pattern, person or object to make each page a work of art, while giving as wide a scope for creativity and innovation as possible.

Didaktik And or Curriculum

Author: Bjørg Brandtzæg Gundem
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820433851
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With the increasing interdependence and harmonization of educational systems and achievement expectations, the necessity to cooperate across national borders and differences is becoming more evident. A serious problem that has not received sufficient attention arises from different concepts of the planning and implementation of teaching. Two basic models predominate internationally: the Anglo-Saxon tradition of curriculum and the Continental European tradition of Didaktik. Didaktik and/or Curriculum presents core issues of an international dialogue aiming at a comparative analysis of both traditions as an indispensable precondition for mutual understanding and successful cooperation. Contents: Bjorg B. Gundem/Stefan Hopmann: Introduction: Didaktik Meets Curriculum--William A. Reid: Systems and Structures or Myths and Fables? A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Curriculum Content--Rudolf Kunzli: The Common Frame and the Places of Didaktik--Ian Westbury: Didaktik and Curriculum Studies--David Hamilton: Didaktik, Deliberation, Reflection (In Search of the Commonplaces)--O. L. Davis, Jr.: The Theoretic Meets the Practical: The Practical Wins-Ewald Terhart: Changing Concepts of Curriculum: From « Bildung to « Learning to « Experience Developments in (West)Germany from the 1960s to 1990--Erik Wallin: Changing Paradigms of Curriculum and/or Didaktik?--Ulf P. Lundgren: The Making of Curriculum Making: Reflections on Educational Research and the Use of Educational Research--M. Frances Klein: Approaches to Curriculum Development in the United States--Carlo Jenzer: Dealing with Change: The Making of Curriculum Making--Lars Lovlie: Paradoxes of Educational Reform: The Case of Norwayin the 1990s--Tomas Englund: Teaching as an Offer of (Discursive?) Meaning--Peter Menck: The Formation of Conscience: A Lost Topic of Didaktik--Erling Lars Dale: The Essence of Teaching--William F. Pinar/William M. Reynolds/Patrick Slattery/Peter M. Taubman: Understanding Curriculum: A Postscript for the Next Generation--Wolfgang Klafki: Characteristics of Critical-Constructive Didaktik--Stefan Hopmann/Bjorg B. Gundem: Conclusion--Didaktik Meets Curriculum: Towards a New Agenda.