What Is It About Me You Can t Teach

Author: Eleanor Renee Rodriguez
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412937641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discusses the demands faced by urban students and provides teaching strategies that can be used at all grade levels to help urban students achieve successful outcomes.

A New Teacher s Guide to Best Practices

Author: Yvonne S. Gentzler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510701044
Format: PDF, Docs
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New teachers begin their careers with great enthusiasm and purpose, but often face many challenges in their first years of teaching. A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices supports new teachers with guidelines for applying best teaching practices to improve their professional effectiveness. Organized around the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, this reflective workbook is full of best-practice tools and strategies. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching challenge-"practical problems" that teachers face daily-and offers research-based solutions, along with teacher tips and student perspectives from across the country. An invaluable resource for new teachers to use at their own pace, or for staff developers presenting teacher induction workshops, this richly detailed text invites new teachers to: Record their present beliefs Outline their aspirations Define their goals and objectives Set a course of action to reach those goals and objectives Enter into dialogue with colleagues and mentors for continued professional growth Through planning, self-reflection, and dialogue, new teachers can enrich their teaching experience, expand their personal and professional goals for success, and shape the way they view their practice and profession.

Urban Education

Author: Kathy L. Adams
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576073629
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive look at urban schools, using history as a lens for coming to grips with present-day social, political, legal, and economic realities reflected in our urban education system. * Provides a chronology of urban schools from the Industrial Age to the 21st century * Includes a glossary that defines terms used in the text

Teacher Education and Urban Education

Author: Barry Kanpol
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572732896
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A discussion of how traditional views of teacher education subject areas do not prepare students for urban education. It argues for a move to more progressive thinking about urban education and a departmental consciousness that seriously engages school restructuring for urban education.

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335112
Format: PDF, ePub
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Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation

Author: Francine P. Peterman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135613648
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents an argument for, and invites, critical examination of teacher preparation and assessment practices--in light of both the complexity and demands of urban settings and the theories of learning and learning to teach that guide teacher education practices. This dynamic approach distinguishes the authors' stance on urban teacher assessment as one that can help address social justice issues related to gender, race, socioeconomic class, and other differences, and at the same time promote the professional development of all educators engaged in the process of learning to teach. The contextually bound, sociocultural stance that informs this book promises greater teacher and student achievement. Culminating six years of vital dialogue and focused, local activity among teachers and teacher educators from institutions in the Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education, Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents: *the historical context that was examined for this work, a theoretical framework to undergrad teacher preparation assessment, and design principles to guide the development of assessment systems; *four case studies of participants' struggles and successes in designing and implementing these systems; and *a discussion of the importance of context and current trends in assessment practices in urban teaching. This volume is particularly relevant for university and school-based teacher educators who help prepare teachers to work in urban schools, and for personnel in state departments of education and other agencies who are responsible for certification and beginning teacher support. While the focus is on preparing teachers for urban settings, the theoretical and practical foundations and the case studies have broad implications and provide useful insights for anyone involved in developing and using performance assessment systems--teacher educators, university and school administrators, classroom teachers, and educational researchers.