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Left Behind - Urban High Schools and the Failure of Market Reform (Hardcover): Edward P. St. John, Victoria J. Milazzo Bigelow,... Left Behind - Urban High Schools and the Failure of Market Reform (Hardcover)
Edward P. St. John, Victoria J. Milazzo Bigelow, Kim Callahan Lijana, Johanna C. Masse
R671 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R79 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Left Behind, a team of education scholars led by Edward P St John argues that American cities have been engaged for the past three decades in a radical-but failing-effort to transform general and vocational high schools into college preparatory institutions. By examining the educational reforms in four urban charter schools across the United States and four public high schools in New York City, Left Behind reveals how educators contend with the challenge of developing new courses while providing social support for students to build college-going cultures. The research shows that district schools struggle to comply with standards that leave little room to develop advanced thematic curricula and that charter schools have not succeeded in substantially raising student test scores. Many students who start in rigorous charter schools transfer back to public schools while both public and charter schools struggle to prepare their students for college-level work. Left Behind provides crucial insights into the troubling trajectory of public policy while offering teachers and administrators effective strategies for overcoming barriers.

Taking the IB CP Forward (Paperback): Judith A. Fabian Taking the IB CP Forward (Paperback)
Judith A. Fabian
R394 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R29 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The IB Career-related Programme for 16 to 19 year olds was launched in 2012. Designed for young people who want to prepare for a career and the world of work alongside their academic studies, this innovative programme adds a new dimension to an IB education, opening it up to a wider range of student needs and aspirations. This edited collection provides ideas and support for those involved in implementing the CP, or planning to introduce it in the future. The chapters are written by practitioners, some of whom have been involved with the CP from its earliest days, who provide forthright accounts of the significant rewards the introduction of the CP has brought to their students. Taking the IB CP Forward explores the key elements of the programme, its flexibility and how it can implemented to meet the needs of a range of educational contexts. Contributors: Dominic Robeau, Theresa Forbes, Chantell Wyten, Cathryn Berger Kaye, Patrick Daneau, Alexandra Juniper, Sara Woodcock, Ramona Dietrich, Mike Worth, Catheryn Phipps-Orive, Paul Campbell, Natasha Deflorian, David Barrs, Tony Smith, Kate Greig, John Carozza, Conan de Wilde, Peter Kotrc, Julia Peters, Stewart Redden, John Bastable

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding History Lessons (Paperback): Emily Thomas 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding History Lessons (Paperback)
Emily Thomas 1
R383 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R79 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING A new addition to the best-selling 100 Ideas series, offering teachers quick and easy ways to engage students, convey complex knowledge, and build students' history-specific thinking skills. The activities in this book aim to embrace what is mind-boggling, bizarre and extraordinary about history and tap into students' innate curiosity and wonder, while still catering to the twin pressures of exam results and observation. With this criteria in mind, there are plenty of tips on demonstrating progress, ways of differentiating, preparing students for history assessments and examinations - while still having fun.

American Prep - The Insider's Guide to U.S. Boarding Schools (Boarding School Guide, American Schools) (Paperback): Ronald... American Prep - The Insider's Guide to U.S. Boarding Schools (Boarding School Guide, American Schools) (Paperback)
Ronald Mangravite
R392 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R44 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

#1 Best Seller in High School Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP Comprehensive boarding school guide What is boarding school really like? What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools? How do I evaluate private schools vs. public schools? What is boarding school really like? U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools - their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges - and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience. You will learn about: Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century The pros and cons of private school vs public school How to select a school that is right for your student and your family How to navigate the admission process - detailed insider advice The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families - what to expect and when How to secure generous financial aid for prep school Student success on campus - getting in is only the first step An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools: Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.

The Drama Classroom - Action, Reflection, Transformation (Paperback): Philip Taylor The Drama Classroom - Action, Reflection, Transformation (Paperback)
Philip Taylor
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


How can teachers incorporate drama into the curriculum?
What drama activities are especially successful?
How do teachers know when students are learning in, through and about drama?
Teachers who are new to drama, or those wishing to refresh their knowledge and ideas, should find practical answers and guidance in this text. The book introduces the work of Cecily O'Neill to demonstrate the entry points to drama lessons, the pre-texts, and how educators need to introduce lessons with challenging material. He then uses the work of David Booth to highlight one aspect of drama - storydrama - and how it can be used as an effective learning medium across the curriculum.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203209176

Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 7 (Paperback, Teacher Edition): Odell Education Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 7 (Paperback, Teacher Edition)
Odell Education
R702 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R182 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies program is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12 that provide student-centered instruction on a set of literacy proficiencies at the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). * Reading Closely for Textual Details * Making Evidence-Based Claims * Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique (Grades 9-12) * Researching to Deepen Understanding * Building Evidence-Based Arguments The program approaches literacy through the development of knowledge, literacy skills, and academic habits. Throughout the activities, students develop their literacy along these three paths in an integrated, engaging, and empowering way. Knowledge: The texts and topics students encounter in the program have been carefully selected to expose them to rich and varied ideas and perspectives of cultural significance. These texts not only equip students with key ideas for participating knowledgeably in the important discussions of our time, but also contain the complexity of expression necessary for developing college- and career-ready literacy skills. Literacy Skills: The program articulates and targets instruction and assessment on twenty CCSS-aligned literacy skills ranging from making inferences to reflecting critically. Students focus on this set of twenty skills throughout the year and program, continually applying them in new and more sophisticated ways. Academic Habits: The program articulates twelve academic habits for students to develop, apply, and extend as they progress through the sequence of instruction. Instructional notes allow teachers to introduce and discuss academic habits such as preparing and completing tasks that are essential to students success in the classroom. The program materials include a comprehensive set of instructional sequences, teacher notes, handouts, assessments, rubrics, and graphic organizers designed to support students with a diversity of educational experiences and needs. The integrated assessment system, centered around the literacy skills and academic habits, allows for the coherent evaluation of student literacy development over the course of the year and vertically across all grade levels.

Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 8 (Paperback, Student Edition): Odell Education Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 8 (Paperback, Student Edition)
Odell Education
R327 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R76 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies program is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12 that provide student-centered instruction on a set of literacy proficiencies at the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). * Reading Closely for Textual Details * Making Evidence-Based Claims * Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique (Grades 9-12) * Researching to Deepen Understanding * Building Evidence-Based Arguments The program approaches literacy through the development of knowledge, literacy skills, and academic habits. Throughout the activities, students develop their literacy along these three paths in an integrated, engaging, and empowering way. Knowledge: The texts and topics students encounter in the program have been carefully selected to expose them to rich and varied ideas and perspectives of cultural significance. These texts not only equip students with key ideas for participating knowledgeably in the important discussions of our time, but also contain the complexity of expression necessary for developing college- and career-ready literacy skills. Literacy Skills: The program articulates and targets instruction and assessment on twenty CCSS-aligned literacy skills ranging from making inferences to reflecting critically. Students focus on this set of twenty skills throughout the year and program, continually applying them in new and more sophisticated ways. Academic Habits: The program articulates twelve academic habits for students to develop, apply, and extend as they progress through the sequence of instruction. Instructional notes allow teachers to introduce and discuss academic habits such as preparing and completing tasks that are essential to students success in the classroom. The program materials include a comprehensive set of instructional sequences, teacher notes, handouts, assessments, rubrics, and graphic organizers designed to support students with a diversity of educational experiences and needs. The integrated assessment system, centered around the literacy skills and academic habits, allows for the coherent evaluation of student literacy development over the course of the year and vertically across all grade levels.

Positive Peace in Schools - Tackling Conflict and Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom (Paperback): Hilary Cremin,... Positive Peace in Schools - Tackling Conflict and Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom (Paperback)
Hilary Cremin, Terence Bevington
R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Positive Peace in Schools offers a fresh and challenging perspective on the question of conflict, violence and peace in schools. Drawing on the most up-to-date theory and research from the field of peace and conflict studies, this book provides readers with a strong understanding of the concept of positive peace, and how the dimensions of peace-keeping, peace-making and peace-building can be robustly applied in schools. This accessible book challenges educators everywhere to reconsider the nature of direct and indirect violence in schools, and the structural and cultural factors that sustain it. It engages with global traditions of harmony and balance that are often neglected in Western notions of liberal securitised peace, in order to suggest a model for schools that integrates inner and outer peace. The book also includes practical sections that outline restorative approaches to discipline, peer mediation, circle learning, and classroom activities to promote mindfulness, inclusion and wellbeing. Taken together, these provide a philosophy and a highly effective framework for building conflict literacy and a culture of peace in schools.

Homeroom Security - School Discipline in an Age of Fear (Hardcover): Aaron Kupchik Homeroom Security - School Discipline in an Age of Fear (Hardcover)
Aaron Kupchik
R2,124 Discovery Miles 21 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of today's high schools. You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices: zero-tolerance policies, random searches with drug-sniffing dogs, and mandatory suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades. While most educators, students, and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe, Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more carefully about how we protect and punish students. In Homeroom Security, Kupchik shows that these policies lead schools to prioritize the rules instead of students, so that students' real problems-often the very reasons for their misbehavior-get ignored. Based on years of impressive field research, Kupchik demonstrates that the policies we have zealously adopted in schools across the country are the opposite of the strategies that are known to successfully reduce student misbehavior and violence. As a result, contemporary school discipline is often unhelpful, and can be hurtful to students in ways likely to make schools more violent places. Furthermore, those students who are most at-risk of problems in schools and dropping out are the ones who are most affected by these counterproductive policies. Our schools and our students can and should be safe, and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so.

Pupil, Teacher and Family Voice in Educational Institutions - Values, Opinions, Beliefs and Perspectives (Paperback): Janice... Pupil, Teacher and Family Voice in Educational Institutions - Values, Opinions, Beliefs and Perspectives (Paperback)
Janice Wearmouth, Andrew Goodwyn
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking a novel approach to the concept of 'voice' within education systems, this insightful text considers the extent to which the values, opinions, beliefs and perspectives of pupils, families, teachers, and members of senior management are heard in educational settings, and explores what can be learned from integrating their views and opinions in decision-making processes. Pupil, Teacher and Family Voice in Educational Institutions traces the historical and legal developments which have heralded an increased appreciation of individuals' perspectives in key decision-making processes. Chapters consider how various parties can be encouraged to voice their opinions and beliefs, and address the issues and challenges which may face institutions as they seek to create an atmosphere of open and active consultation and engagement. Drawing on evidence-based research, case studies and personal accounts, chapters reflect upon the concept of 'voice' in diverse settings and acknowledge the sometimes significant divergence between the intended and actual extent to which such opinions, beliefs and perspectives are reflected in day-to-day practice. Offering in-depth exploration of the concept of 'voice' and the benefits, implications, challenges and practicalities associated with it, this text will be of interest to future and in-service teachers, educational researchers and policy makers.

Take Off into English Teaching! - How to Prepare for your Secondary Teacher Training Programme (Paperback): Nicholas McGuinn Take Off into English Teaching! - How to Prepare for your Secondary Teacher Training Programme (Paperback)
Nicholas McGuinn
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Planning to become a secondary English teacher? This must-have guide contains everything you need to know before embarking on your training programme. From your reflections on your chosen course and your preparations for interview to thinking about the demands of school-based training, this book encourages you to engage with the challenges of teaching in a realistic and enthusiastic manner. It aims to answer the question: What should trainees know, understand and be able to do before they start the training programme? Written in a practical, accessible and thought-provoking style, each chapter is packed full of reflective points, discussion questions, and a wealth of activities and examples. It explores key aspects of practice, including target setting and progression, as well as observing and being observed, and offers advice on tricky topics such as how to accept and build upon criticism and how to take responsibility for your professional development. There are numerous opportunities to reflect upon your subject knowledge, in order to help you celebrate what you know already as well as to identify what you still need to find out before you begin. Above all, the book encourages you to think about what English teaching means to you. You are invited to engage with core issues related to theory, curriculum and assessment, before exploring these issues in the context of the school. Although Take Off into English Teaching! is written for trainee teachers and teachers of Secondary English, many of the issues it covers will be highly relevant for school and academic staff, trainees and training staff involved in secondary education generally.

Development Planning and School Improvement for Middle Managers (Paperback): Leask Marilyn (Senior Lecturer at De Montfort... Development Planning and School Improvement for Middle Managers (Paperback)
Leask Marilyn (Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University Bedford), Terrell Ian (Senior Lecturer Anglia Polytechnic University)
R998 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R450 (45%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classroom teachers moving to positions of increased responsibility often have very little formal training for their new role. Previously some teachers would have benefitted from support and training provided by local eduaction authorities but with cutbacks in education this area has been neglected. This book provides guidelines for best practice in the necessary sklls for success - planning, management and accountability.

The Challenge to Care in Schools - An Alternative Approach to Education (Paperback, Second Edition): Nel Noddings The Challenge to Care in Schools - An Alternative Approach to Education (Paperback, Second Edition)
Nel Noddings
R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this second edition of her educational text, Noddings suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all... especially the children.

Talkabout for Children 3 - Developing Friendship Skills (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Alex Kelly Talkabout for Children 3 - Developing Friendship Skills (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Alex Kelly
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Talkabout for Children: Developing Friendship Skills is a bestselling professional workbook supporting educators and therapists who deliver social and relationship skills groups for children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. This resources creates the final level of the Talkabout heirachy, where self-awareness comes before non-verbal skills and non-verbal comes before verbal, with assertiveness coming last. Resources include: an assessment framework planning and evaluation forms a three-term intervention plan for schools over 25 structured activity sessions focussing on friendship skills all the supplementary handouts and images needed to deliver the sessions. This second edition is presented with full-colour illustrations and handouts, and includes a new introduction by Alex Kelly reflecting on her own experiences of using the resources since they were first developed.

It's a Matter of Fact - Teaching Students Research Skills in Today's Information-Packed World (Paperback): Angie... It's a Matter of Fact - Teaching Students Research Skills in Today's Information-Packed World (Paperback)
Angie Miller
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today's information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and online handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K 12 (Paperback): Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, Janet Eberhardt Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K 12 (Paperback)
Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, Janet Eberhardt
R1,126 R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Save R131 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K 12 offers a great new way to ignite your creativity. Authors Tom McConnell, Joyce Parker, and Janet Eberhardt show you how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios prompt K 12 learners to immerse themselves in analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution. In addition to complete lesson plans supporting the Next Generation Science Standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions, and tips. The lessons cover four categories: life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism. But Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K 12 doesn t just explain why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL). It also provides you with what many think is the trickiest part of the approach: rich, authentic problems. The authors facilitated the National Science Foundation funded PBL Project for Teachers and used the problems in their own science teaching, so you can be confident that the problems and the approach are teacher tested and approved.

Using Debate in the Classroom - Encouraging Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration (Paperback): Karyl A. Davis, M.... Using Debate in the Classroom - Encouraging Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration (Paperback)
Karyl A. Davis, M. Leslie Wade Zorwick, James Roland, Melissa Maxcy Wade
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Debate holds enormous potential to build 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the K-12 classroom, but teachers often struggle to implement and contextualize it effectively. Using Debate in the Classroom draws on research from a variety of academic disciplines to explain the benefits of debate across subject areas, and describes how teachers can use debate to enliven their curriculum and support the aims of the Common Core. Topics include: Introducing debate as a pedagogical practice to engage students, improve school culture, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Using debate to teach critical literacy and improve students' reading, writing, and speaking skills. Implementing role-playing techniques to strengthen information literacy and reasoning skills. Building students' empathy, perspective-taking skills, and cultural humility as they confront difficult social issues through debate. Appendices provide a variety of tools to assist K-12 teachers in implementing debate in the classroom, including ready-made debate activities, student handouts, and a step-by-step guide to introducing students to debate in just one week.

Language Arts, Grade 6 (Paperback): Pamela McKenzie Language Arts, Grade 6 (Paperback)
Pamela McKenzie
R212 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R38 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools - Global Principles and Practices (Paperback): Andrew... International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools - Global Principles and Practices (Paperback)
Andrew Goodwyn, Cal Durrant, Louann Reid, Lisa Scherff
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Literature teaching remains central to the teaching of English around the world. This edited text brings together expert global figures under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). The book captures a state-of-the-art snapshot of leading trends in current literature teaching, as well as detailing predicted trends for the future. The expert scholar and leading teacher contributors, coming from a wide range of countries with fascinatingly diverse approaches to literature teaching, cover a range of central and fundamental topics: literature and diversity; digital literatures; pedagogy and reader response; mother tongues; the business of reading; publishers, adolescent fiction and censorship; assessing responses to literature; the changing definitions of literature and multimodal texts. The collection reviews the consistently important place of literature in the education of young people and provides international evidence of its enduring value and contribution to education, resisting the functionalist and narrowly nationalist perspectives of misguided government authorities. International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools will be of value to researchers, PhD students, literature scholars, practitioners, teacher educators, teachers and all those in the extensive academic community interested in English and literacy around the world.

Bridging the High School-College Gap - The Role of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (Paperback): Gerald S. Edmonds, Tiffany M.... Bridging the High School-College Gap - The Role of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (Paperback)
Gerald S. Edmonds, Tiffany M. Squires
R988 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R116 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Concurrent enrollment programs offer high-achieving high school students the opportunity to take college credit-bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. This low-cost, scalable model brings accelerated coursework to urban, suburban, and rural students. In this book, scholars explore the function of concurrent enrollment programs in addressing the gap between high school preparation and readiness for the academic and social demands of college. Experts in the education field map out the foundation for programs offering concurrent enrollment courses, including best practices and necessary elements for a sustainable, viable program that contributes to student success in higher education. Providing research-based evidence of the overwhelming benefits of such partnerships between high schools and colleges, this book is a vital tool for all educators considering adopting a concurrent enrollment program.

Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 9 (Paperback, Student Edition): Odell Education Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies, Grade 9 (Paperback, Student Edition)
Odell Education
R332 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R76 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies program is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12 that provide student-centered instruction on a set of literacy proficiencies at the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). * Reading Closely for Textual Details * Making Evidence-Based Claims * Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique (Grades 9-12) * Researching to Deepen Understanding * Building Evidence-Based Arguments The program approaches literacy through the development of knowledge, literacy skills, and academic habits. Throughout the activities, students develop their literacy along these three paths in an integrated, engaging, and empowering way. Knowledge: The texts and topics students encounter in the program have been carefully selected to expose them to rich and varied ideas and perspectives of cultural significance. These texts not only equip students with key ideas for participating knowledgeably in the important discussions of our time, but also contain the complexity of expression necessary for developing college- and career-ready literacy skills. Literacy Skills: The program articulates and targets instruction and assessment on twenty CCSS-aligned literacy skills ranging from making inferences to reflecting critically. Students focus on this set of twenty skills throughout the year and program, continually applying them in new and more sophisticated ways. Academic Habits: The program articulates twelve academic habits for students to develop, apply, and extend as they progress through the sequence of instruction. Instructional notes allow teachers to introduce and discuss academic habits such as preparing and completing tasks that are essential to students success in the classroom. The program materials include a comprehensive set of instructional sequences, teacher notes, handouts, assessments, rubrics, and graphic organizers designed to support students with a diversity of educational experiences and needs. The integrated assessment system, centered around the literacy skills and academic habits, allows for the coherent evaluation of student literacy development over the course of the year and vertically across all grade levels.

Metacognition in the Primary Classroom - A practical guide to helping children understand how they learn best (Paperback):... Metacognition in the Primary Classroom - A practical guide to helping children understand how they learn best (Paperback)
Peter Tarrant, Deborah Holt
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Current trends in education suggest that pupils should have more responsibility for their own learning, but how can they if they don't understand the what, the why and the how? This practical guide explores the idea that a metacognitive approach enables pupils to develop skills for lifelong learning. If pupils can identify the what, the why, and the how of their learning, they can begin to formulate strategies for overcoming challenges and for continuous improvement. In this book, the authors truly engage with research into the link between metacognition and learning, and the idea that if you can effectively articulate your thoughts and strategies regarding how you learn, you might then be in a better position to take actions in order to improve and to be able to learn best. An appendix of useful resources is also included, which offers a range of activities surrounding the language of learning, reflection and metacognition, as well essential advice on how to develop metacognition in the early years (4-8), middle years (8-10), and upper years (10-13). Metacognition in the Primary Classroom demonstrates how important it is for children to be well-enough informed to play an active role in learning better. Having the language skills to talk about your learning, and the opportunity to share ideas and strategies with others, enables all concerned to explore and develop approaches in order to learn better. This book is a crucial read for anyone interested in ensuring that pupils take an active role in their own learning.

Fires in the Mind - What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Paperback): Kathleen Cushman, The Students of What Kids... Fires in the Mind - What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery (Paperback)
Kathleen Cushman, The Students of What Kids Can Do
R388 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R101 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery

Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with what they already know and do well, teenagers from widely diverse backgrounds join a cutting-edge dialogue with adults about the development of mastery in and out of school. Their insights frame motivation, practice, and academic challenge in a new light that galvanizes more powerful learning for all. To put these students' ideas into practice, the book also includes practical tips for educators. Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic-motivation and masteryIncludes worksheets, tips, and discussion guides that help put the book's ideas into practiceAuthor has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the "New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, " and "American Educator"

From the acclaimed author of "Fires in the Bathroom," this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery.

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition - Learning To Ride Elephants (Paperback, 2nd edition): Ian Morris Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition - Learning To Ride Elephants (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Ian Morris
R648 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R149 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.

In Search of Deeper Learning - The Quest to Remake the American High School (Hardcover): Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine In Search of Deeper Learning - The Quest to Remake the American High School (Hardcover)
Jal Mehta, Sarah Fine
R631 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An award-winning professor and an accomplished educator take us beyond the hype of reform and inside some of America's most innovative classrooms to show what is working-and what isn't-in our schools. What would it take to transform industrial-era schools into modern organizations capable of supporting deep learning for all? Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine's quest to answer this question took them inside some of America's most innovative schools and classrooms-places where educators are rethinking both what and how students should learn. The story they tell is alternately discouraging and hopeful. Drawing on hundreds of hours of observations and interviews at thirty different schools, Mehta and Fine reveal that deeper learning is more often the exception than the rule. And yet they find pockets of powerful learning at almost every school, often in electives and extracurriculars as well as in a few mold-breaking academic courses. These spaces achieve depth, the authors argue, because they emphasize purpose and choice, cultivate community, and draw on powerful traditions of apprenticeship. These outliers suggest that it is difficult but possible for schools and classrooms to achieve the integrations that support deep learning: rigor with joy, precision with play, mastery with identity and creativity. This boldly humanistic book offers a rich account of what education can be. The first panoramic study of American public high schools since the 1980s, In Search of Deeper Learning lays out a new vision for American education-one that will set the agenda for schools of the future.

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