What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don t Show

Author: Stella Erbes
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1634507274
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Even with student teaching experience and education courses under their belts, most new teachers are unprepared for their first year in the classroom. Filled with practical insider information, this resource bridges the gap between instructional theory and practice. This clear, concise, and reader-friendly text combines research, the author's personal experiences, and valuable insights from veteran educators to help new teachers: Create a positive learning environment Address classroom management issues while retaining their personal style Connect with students Collaborate with parents and families Handle personal and professional challenges This book is ideal for novice and prospective teachers as well as for mentor programs and parenting classes.

Teaching What You Don t Know

Author: Therese Huston
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674035805
Format: PDF
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In a practical and funny resource, an experienced teaching consultant offers creative strategies for teachers and professors who are handling a subject they don't know, in a book that offers tips for introducing topics in a lively style, for teaching unresponsive students, and for dealing with impossible questions.

Tyranny of the Textbook

Author: Beverlee Jobrack
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442211431
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Tyranny of the Textbook, a retired educational director, gives a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of how K-12 textbooks are developed, written, adopted, and sold. Readers will come to understand why all the reform efforts have failed. Most importantly, the author clearly spells out how the system can change so that reforms and standards have a shot at finally being effective.

What the Best College Teachers Do

Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Science Teaching Reconsidered

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309175449
Format: PDF, Docs
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Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612939
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. With this "less is more" philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them. Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners

Author: Donna Walker Tileston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971756
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated edition presents critical information about teaching diverse learners, including brain-compatible teaching strategies, six signs of bias to avoid, how culture affects learning styles, and more.

Make It Stick

Author: Peter C. Brown
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674729013
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.