Where Great Teaching Begins

Author: Anne R. Reeves
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613323
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What comes to mind when you think about lesson planning? If you're like most teachers, you focus on the material you need to present, what you will do and say, what you will ask students to do, and the assessments you will create and administer. And if you're like most teachers, you also know what it's like to be disappointed when this careful planning doesn't always lead to the deep understanding and mastery you'd intended. There's a better way to approach instructional design says author and teacher-educator Ann R. Reeves, and it's within every teacher's grasp. It begins with a simple mental shift from "planning for activities" to "planning for learning outcomes" and a critical concentration on learning objectives. Remarkable for its clarity and filled with vivid examples, Where Great Teaching Begins is a step-by-step walk through the crucial, behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Here, you'll discover how to * Translate even the most inscrutable standards into strong, learning-focused objectives. * Use effective objectives as the basis for excellent assessment. * Craft engaging learning activities that incorporate both targeted content and necessary thinking skills. * Pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities together into powerful plans for learning. Whether you're a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new, streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.

Creating Instructional Objectives

Author: Anne R. Reeves
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619682
Format: PDF, ePub
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In order to create great lessons, a teacher needs to know the curriculum, know the lesson content, know the students, and know how to set objectives that will engage these students as thinkers and put them on the path to learning. In this excerpt from Where Great Teaching Begins, Anne R. Reeves introduces and illustrates a step-by-step process for analyzing complex academic standards—like those in the Common Core—and translating them into lesson objectives that are specific and learner-focused, describe learning outcomes rather than activities, and engage higher-order thinking skills.

High Impact Instruction

Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981778
Format: PDF, Docs
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High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.

Brain Framing

Author: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 0787787078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Brain Framing is a book of ideas for ?thinking about thinking? in the classroom, ideas to help us frame the brains of students in ways that are productive, powerful, and personal. This book will help teachers to engage brains in three fresh ways: framing student learning into more personalized experiences that utilize new research on the brain, the body, and the spirit; creating brain-friendly classroom environments that link sensory and cognitive experiences in ways that reduce stress for both the teacher and the student; and organizing content into meaningful ?chunks and layers? that fit into the unique frames of students? brains. Filled with a variety of new teaching strategies, curriculum-enhancing ideas, lesson-planning samples and reproducible templates based on current scientific research, Brain Framing is the perfect resource for any teacher who wants to begin ?planning with the brain in mind.?

Mach was Du willst

Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713634
Format: PDF
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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

See Believe Achieve

Author: Robert Grossi
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615665706
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What is your classroom game plan for the school year? Educating is a journey. At the beginning of each new school year both teachers and students begin the learning process and with the right application of the correct principles, benefits both parties greatly. In See! Believe! Achieve!, Robert Grossi shows that vision is about possibilities, going beyond the limitations and believing that anything can happen. He shares tips and advice for discovering the 'heart and soul' of teaching. This guide to teaching through planning, management, and curriculum challenges educator's thinking, vision, decision-making, and strategic planning. Success can be accomplished with a simple equation: Consistency + Follow Through = Security. Regular self-evaluation is a staple in assisting students with understanding what positive behavior is, and helping them to practice positive behavior. Teachers and students will experience a 'success-oriented' classroom environment. It is time to review your personal educational style and plan for student success stories. Implementing Robert Grossi's methods of positivity and organization will open the door for infinite possibilities and allow anyone to see, believe and achieve the potential of the education experience. Robert Grossi has followed his calling to work in education since he was fourteen. After thirty-five successful years in education as a teacher, vice principal, WASC coordinator, and administrator, Robert developed his belief in a school community that is a caring, enjoyable, and exciting environment. He lives in Pasadena, California.

Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Thinking Classroom

Author: Alan Crawford
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9781932716115
Format: PDF
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Annotation The most successful classrooms are those that encourage students to think for themselves and engage in critical thinking. A practical guide to lively teaching that results in reading and writing for critical thinking. It explains and demonstrates a well-organized set of strategies for teaching that invites and supports learning. At the same time it helps educators form judgments about teaching so that they can adjust their practices to subjects they teach and the needs of their students. A series of core lessons explains and demonstrates teaching methods in action and shows educators how they can use related teaching methods to achieve similar goals. Also includes general ideas about assessment and lesson planning as well as classroom management techniques and assessment rubrics. Strategies can be used from upper primary school through secondary school and across the curriculum.

It s All about Thinking

Author: Faye Brownlie
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 1553792211
Format: PDF
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How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn.This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and "can do" approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find:insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design assessment for, of, and as learning lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible real school examples of collaboration -- teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students