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100 Ideas: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING How do you teach a subject that has no 'right' answers? Philosophical and ethical concepts can be overwhelming to students who have not encountered them before, and complex arguments can be difficult to navigate. John L. Taylor's brand new book will help you to engage your class and have them reading, writing, talking and thinking philosophically. Starting with introductory ideas such as 'a guided tour of philosophy land', the book moves on to: ideas for stimulating and managing student discussions and debates; guidance for effective research; and methods to support students with their essays, presentations and projects. There are also tips for getting the best out of quieter students, and ideas for taking philosophy beyond the classroom. Hashtags and websites providing resources to enliven your classes are included throughout the book.
Under the best of circumstances meeting the Common Core can be a challenge. But if you're a teacher of academically or linguistically diverse students-and who isn't these days-then that "challenge" may sometimes feel more like a "fantasy." Finally, here are two expert educators who are brave enough, knowledgeable enough, and grounded enough to tackle this issue. The grades 6-12 follow-up to Dove and Honigsfeld's best- selling K-5 volume, this outstanding resource is packed with all the advice, tools, and strategies you need to build struggling learners' language skills in today's Common Core climate. Armed with this book, you'll Better understand the 32 ELA anchor standards Learn more about the specific skills "uncommon learners" need to master them Discover new research-based teaching strategies aligned to each standard Maximize the effectiveness of collaboration and co-teaching Read this book, implement its strategies, and see the benefits for yourself. It may be your best hope for making the standards achievable for all kinds of "uncommon learners" ELLs, students with disabilities, speakers of nonstandard English, and other struggling students.
In order for students to compete in today s global economy, our schools need to help them develop better cognitive and technological skills. School counselors have an enormous impact on students achievement and their success in their post-secondary education, yet initiatives to improve student outcomes often overlook them. Fitzpatrick and Costantini present their own action-based curriculum for high school counselors that will meet the needs of 21st century students, helping to foster their growth and ambition and actively engage them in learning what they need to succeed beyond high school. Important steps covered in this curriculum include
Equally important, the book focuses on the counselor and his or her role as an advocate and leader for students and details running a guidance office, working with parents, and writing Secondary School Reports. While applicable for all school counselors and students, the authors curriculum has a special focus on students in urban public schools to enable them to have the same experiences as their counterparts in suburban and private schools. An accompanying CD contains the tables, exercises, and charts from the book so they can be easily accessed and reproduced."
This book critically examines how the narrative of global economic competition was used to rationalize college preparatory curriculum for all high school students and promote charter schools in Detroit. Using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, the study identifies neighborhood risk factors undermining students' academic success, along with the positive effects of churches and service centers as mitigating forces. The authors focus on a range of topics and issues including market competition, urban decline, community resources, testing and accountability, smaller schools, and engaged learning. The volume illustrates how action studies by engaged scholars working with community activists empowers students to overcome emerging barriers.
Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching! Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and 'toxic politics', and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away. Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.
This book gives all teachers in grades 5-12 practical strategies for building the unique literacy skills that students need for success in their respective subject areas. Drawing from interviews with leading educators and professionals in science, mathematics, history, the arts, and other disciplines, the authors explain what disciplinary literacy is and discuss ways to teach close reading of complex texts, discipline-specific argumentation skills, academic vocabulary, the use of multimodal tools and graphic organizers, and more. User-friendly features include classroom materials, lesson plans, practice activities, and recommended online teaching videos. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 20 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
For the first time in educational publishing, Teaching Truly offers K-16 teachers course-specific guidelines for indigenizing mainstream education. The goal is to facilitate greater educational integrity and relevance in the classroom now, without waiting for more "reforms" to policy, standards or curricula in general. Incorporating reality-based teaching common in traditional Indigenous learning cultures, each chapter first exposes educational hegemony, including that existing within the new "common core standards", and then offers alternative, time-tested perspectives and exercises to counter and/or counter-balance such hegemony. Addressing eight common subject areas, the material can be adapted for different grade levels and can be applied to other mainstream courses.
100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Interventions focuses on low-effort, high-impact interventions that can be used at Key Stages 3 to 5. It includes tips for improving academic performance, ways of raising standards of teaching and learning, and plans for promoting a rich culture for learning and high expectations. This dip-in-and-out guide shares a wide range of practical and manageable solutions to improve interventions in the classroom. As a teacher you are pushed every year to improve the results of your learners but no one ever really tells you how to do it! Regrettably, there are no quick fixes or silver bullets to unlocking the potential of students and this can be challenging at the best of times. However, assistant headteacher Laura O'Leary presents 100 ideas, techniques and activities for effective interventions that can be used throughout the school year to raise attainment and improve the progress of every student. This invaluable resource focuses on specific areas for intervention including common barriers to achievement, such as behaviour, attendance and organisational skills, supporting key cohorts (pupil premium and students with SEND and EAL), and literacy and numeracy skills. There are even ideas for ensuring that students are revision and exam ready. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Interventions is ideal for all secondary teachers, leaders, SENCOs and teaching assistants who wish to plan effective interventions that will enable young people to succeed.
Use technology to focus on your students!You've heard about blended learning, which mixes online learning with traditional classroom instruction. You have the support of your principal, the backing of your district, and you are ready to take the leap. Now what? In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, works for your students, and allows you to focus your energy where it is most needed. Catin Tucker will teach you how to:Use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinkingPrepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class timeAssess online workPersonalize learning and differentiate lessonsMove toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to studentWith concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, Blended Learning in Grades 4u12 is the ideal tool for the busy 21st-century teacher looking to create a student-centered classroom.
This highly practical book presents a complete anger and aggression
management training program for middle and high school students.
The volume incorporates a newly revised version of the author's
proven "Think First" manual, which includes step-by-step skills
training guidelines and 20 reproducible handouts and forms. Also
provided are a clear rationale for the program and thorough
instructions for screening and assessing those students who could
benefit most from participation. Showing how to integrate
small-group cognitive-behavioral skills training into an effective
schoolwide disciplinary framework, the book offers vital tools for
promoting prosocial behavior and decreasing violence risks among
all students. It is an essential resource for professionals who
seek both a better understanding of adolescent aggression and
nuts-and-bolts strategies for dealing with it.
This book addresses growing reservations about the relevance of educational systems to the economic and social needs of individuals by examining different aspects of transitions from school to work or further studies within formal and informal settings in Asia. Highlighting important issues such as selectiveness and inclusiveness, integration of transversal competencies, vocationalisation of secondary schooling, approaches to career guidance and emerging models of student support, it is of particular interest to educators, policymakers and other stakeholders who are concerned about the effectiveness of system-wide and institutional-based approaches. The first part of the book explores different models, mechanisms and approaches to policy and practice in the context of Asia, while the second part examines Hong Kong students' transitions to post-school life and provides an account of issues and challenges the government and individual schools experience in terms of structural support for both mainstream and special-needs students.
This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a 'lesson feedback' case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: * Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom * How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information * Developing students' grammar, vocabulary and spoken English * Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare * Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.
A 'strategy bank' for secondary teachersWhile planning lessons, many teachers wonder: oIf I try this, will it work?oe oWill I lose ground in teaching the concept?oe oWill it help my students make the grade, pass the state tests, or get into college?oe Teachers want solutions, not theory. This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6u12 that will improve test scores and student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners. Susan Gingras Fitzell explains how RTI fits into secondary education and applies it to math, reading comprehension, writing, and more. She summarizes tiers one, two, and three in teacher-friendly language and includes:Easily implemented and practical interventionsSample lesson plans and visual models Examples of how to address budgeting, staffing, performance, and student culture constraints The grouping strategies included in each lesson plan improve studentsAE social skills, and can reduce referrals to special education depending on other circumstances. RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help teachers take their instruction up a notch in every classroom and reduce stress in the process.a
A winner of the Texty Award for textbook excellence with its first edition, Fitness for Life: Middle School is even stronger in its second edition. Fitness for Life: Middle School is thoroughly updated to address the new national physical education standards, physical activity guidelines, FITT formulas, and USDA nutrition guidelines. In addition, it is greatly expanded and offers plenty of new material: New material on coordinated school health, nutrition, skills, and safety (making the book easy to use in schools with combined PE/health classes) New integration of fitness concepts into math, science, and language arts New technology sections that engage students in applying technology to their fitness A new student interactive web textbook A new teacher online bundle New Interactive Web Texts Offer Great Benefits The student interactive web textbook contains the same content as the print book but uses interactive audio, video, worksheets and other great activities to help students engage with the material and enhance learning. The interactive web textbook offers audio vocabulary and definitions in English and Spanish. Introductory videos at the beginning of each lesson help students assess their knowledge going in, while videos at the end of each lesson help students put what they've learned into context. (The interactive web text is available to schools that adopt the hardcover student textbook, or as a stand-alone product. Please contact your Human Kinetics K-12 sales representative for details or to request a price quote.) The teacher online bundle provides teachers with all the materials they need to teach the course-lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, quizzes, slides, newsletters, and other supporting resources. Teachers can easily access the materials on their computers, laptops, or mobile devices, and they can print whatever they need for use in the classroom or in activities. Loose-Leaf Packs Available Teachers also have the option of purchasing binder-ready resources. This loose-leaf pack includes all the resources from the teacher web text except the slides and the test bank. The loose-leaf pack allows teachers to have all the printable resources already printed for them on hole-punched paper, ready to be put in a binder in any order they choose. They can even leave some material out and add materials of their own. Flexible in Its Application Fitness for Life: Middle School, Second Edition, is the middle school version of the award-winning Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition. As such, it is a great bridge to the high school program. Teachers can use the units and chapters in a fitness unit, a single-semester class, or a yearlong course, with any configuration of days, in either a gym or a classroom. One of the only personal fitness textbooks available for middle schoolers, Fitness for Life: Middle School, Second Edition, offers a foundation for students to get physically active and remain active throughout their lives.
There are three things that every teacher must do: mark work, plan lessons and teach students well. This brand new book from Ross Morrison McGill, bestselling author of 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons and Teacher Toolkit, is packed full of practical ideas that will help teachers refine the key elements of their profession. Mark. Plan. Teach. shows how each stage of the teaching process informs the next, building a cyclical framework that underpins everything that teachers do. With teachers' workload at record levels and teacher recruitment and retention the number one issue in education, ideas that really work and will help teachers not only survive but thrive in the classroom are in demand. Every idea in Mark. Plan. Teach. can be implemented by all primary and secondary teachers at any stage of their career and will genuinely improve practice. The ideas have been tried and tested and are supported by evidence that explains why they work, including current educational research and psychological insights from Dr Tim O'Brien, leading psychologist and Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Mark. Plan. Teach. will enable all teachers to maximise the impact of their teaching and, in doing so, save time, reduce workload and take back control of the classroom.
The COOP and HSPT tests are entrance exams given to students applying for admission to most Catholic high schools across the country. In the Archdiocese of New York, student applicants take a slightly different test called the TACHS. This test preparation manual offers: A detailed introduction that thoroughly explains the format of each of these exams and provides test-taking tips and advice Updated general subject reviews with questions and answer explanations covering math, verbal skills, language arts, and reading comprehension Two practice COOPs, two practice HSPTs, and two practice TACHS tests that reflect the most recent exams Every practice test comes with answers and explanations.
This book provides ways of thinking for preservice and new teachers to transition from the theory behind curricular design to engaged teaching and learning in the classroom. It offers a comprehensive framework for the creation and implementation of one's own authentic and effective ELA curriculum. In addition to strategies for preservice teachers to develop their own pedagogies, lessons, and teaching techniques, Costigan also demonstrates how to design tools for teaching in the current testing- and standards-driven context of the educational reform movement. Containing real-life examples of reading and writing instruction, this book empowers preservice teachers to translate the concepts of curriculum design to actual ELA classroom practices that will engage students.
Rob Carpenter took a school from Special Measures to Outstanding in less than two years and firmly believes that the quality of teaching and leadership holds the key to raising standards in our schools today. A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools will help all teachers and leaders to transform learning journeys, both individual and whole-school, so that your school is inclusive and supportive, creating the best education for all. This book suggests new ways to ensure that all children succeed, and advocates that learning journeys are connected to a moral purpose, positive learning habits and that they help young people make sense of the world around them. Framed around the context of ever increasing expectations for pupils and the growing focus on learning mastery, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools contains a balance of both practical advice and multiple examples, resources and ideas for teachers and leaders to plan and deliver high quality learning experiences. At its heart, this book is all about helping teachers and leaders to become architects for learning by helping them to design classrooms, curricula and whole-school practices that are inclusive, engaging and above all - excellent.
"With Image Grammar, visual images are everything," says author Harry Noden. "This is why both teachers with struggling students and those with AP students have embraced the book through 15 printings." Each chapter is divided into two sections: concepts that show how professional writers develop their art and lesson strategies to implement these concepts in the classroom. New and expanded concepts in the second edition include: an introduction to grammatical chunks expanded discussion of the five basic brush strokes and examination of advanced brush strokes presentation on the nonfiction model explanation of the character wheel-a visual aid that helps students to write both a nonfiction and fiction character sketch. Plus, the updated and expanded CD includes customizable files of the 60+ strategies; reproducible handouts; images and quotes for projection in the classroom; and dozens of weblinks.
'The best book on teachers and children and writing that I've ever read. No-one has said better so much of what so badly needs saying' - Philip Pullman Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020. Kate Clanchy wants to change the world and thinks school is an excellent place to do it. She invites you to meet some of the kids she has taught in her thirty-year career. Join her as she explains everything about sex to a classroom of thirteen-year-olds. As she works in the school 'Inclusion Unit', trying to improve the fortunes of kids excluded from regular lessons because of their terrifying power to end learning in an instant. Or as she nurtures her multicultural poetry group, full of migrants and refugees, watches them find their voice and produce work of heartbreaking brilliance. While Clanchy doesn't deny stinging humiliations or hide painful accidents, she celebrates this most creative, passionate and practically useful of jobs. Teaching today is all too often demeaned, diminished and drastically under-resourced. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me will show you why it shouldn't be.
"To have any hope of kids investing fully in the subject matter, we have to start by evoking their curiosity and get them interested in the topic. Engaging the students can't wait. If we wait for the fun stuff that might pop up later, the kids will have already jumped ship."
-Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke
Today we're all expected to be "teachers of reading"-no matter what our subjectarea. With Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke support content-area and language-arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration. And we all know that comprehension and collaboration are just what the new Common Core State Standards call for (CCSS, 2010).
In the same teacher-friendly, classroom-wise voices that made Subjects Matter and Content-Area Writing bestsellers, Daniels and Steineke prove that with the right materials and the right lessons, you can turn your kids into much better readers in your subject field by showing: how proficient readers think how skillful collaborators act how to use quick and engaging activities that add to, not steal from subject-matter learning.
Each real-world text was chosen for its subject-area relevance, its interest to teens, and for its "wow factor"-the texts most likely to engage kids in discussion and debate. Step-by-step lessons accompany each text, including: 23 Strategy Lessons that focus closely on at least one key comprehension strategy or collaboration skill that proficient learners use, and address the Common Core Standards for ELA 10 Text Set Lessons that directly align to commonly taught curricular topics and offer a deeper, longer engagement in the subjects and strategies at hand.
Watch what happens when you give your kids a combination of interesting texts, instruction in smart-reader strategies, and an explicit understanding of good discussion skills. Meeting the standards has never been so much fun. Better Together Used together, Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature and Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading give you all the lesson ideas you need for all text types. Save 15% when you buy them together in a Texts and Lessons Bundle.
Rethinking Schools and Renewing Energy for Learning presents a comprehensive view on the major challenges educators face in the 21st century, and the ways in which schools can make a difference. It describes key principles that can serve as guidelines for tackling those challenges in an effective and manageable way, looking both at what children should learn, and what they want to learn. Drawing on research, policy-related literature, and a wide range of practice-based examples, the book addresses various topics, such as goals, pedagogy, assessment, equity, policy, and the role of technology in learning. The book suggests that schools can be as rewarding and fulfilling as they have been in the past and gives examples of how this can be accomplished. Rethinking Schools and Renewing Energy for Learning will be of great interest to academics, postgraduate students, teacher educators, and scholars in the field of education, specifically interested in primary education, secondary education, teacher education, and education policy.
What kind of people run our schools? What makes them behave as they do? What kind of an example do they set? How can headteachers live up to expectations? What makes them fail? What keeps the profession in good standing in the taxpayer's eye, and what undermines it? Ethical Leadership for a Better Education System: What Kind of People Are We? sets out a new vision for school leadership, moving beyond 'leadership styles' and 'best practice', to the motivations of school leaders. It proposes a way for the profession to embrace, develop and maintain ethical standards. Chapters: Explore the 2017-18 Ethical Leadership Commission, considering the core values and virtues, principles and behaviour we should expect from our school leaders Provide a clear, ethical code for thinking about reinforcing ethical standards among school leaders Look at the tensions between professionalism, accountability and in loco parentis Discuss structural change in the education system over 20 years Open discussion and reflections on the dilemmas facing ethical leaders and how to tackle them Demonstrate a way through the accountability pressures headteachers face, drawing on personal experience Place practical issues within the context of the whole system Considering the future vision of educational leadership, Ethical Leadership for a Better Education System will appeal to all levels of school leaders, existing and aspiring. It should help everyone who leads in school, and everyone who cares about the models we set before the nation's young.
"This is like the 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Co-Teaching' book that answers questions you did not even know to ask! Murawski's wit, enthusiasm, and expertise are engaging and informative throughout. From the details of starting a co-teaching relationship to the fine art of sustaining the co-teaching union, this book has something for everyone." -Peggy King-Sears, Professor of Special Education George Mason University Create a successful partnership that provides the ultimate learning environment for every student! Many districts across the nation are incorporating co-teaching into their schools in order to create the best learning environment for all students. This practical, easy-to-use resource offers administrators and teachers a wealth of strategies and tools for setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching relationship that addresses the diverse needs in today's inclusive classrooms. Offered in a lighthearted, humorous manner that compares the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this comprehensive guide provides substantive, field-tested differentiation and application strategies strongly supported by research and years of expert, hands-on experience. Numerous replicable forms, worksheets, checklists, and examples are included as well as helpful references, Web sites, co-teaching scenarios and case studies, and much more. Each chapter is packed with straightforward ideas for: Dealing with difficult content Mastering scheduling challenges and personality conflicts Setting roles and responsibilities Various approaches for co-instruction Co-planning and co-assessment This resource is ideal for helping schools improve current programs or as a reference for teachers who have no experience with co-teaching and are ready to initiate a new relationship.
The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education confronts the silent ascendancy of a therapeutic ethos across the educational system and into the workplace. Controversial and compelling, Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes' classic text uses a wealth of examples across the education system, from primary schools to university and the workplace, to show how therapeutic education is turning children, young people and adults into anxious and self-preoccupied individuals rather than aspiring, optimistic and resilient learners who want to know everything about the world. Remaining extremely topical, the chapters illuminate the powerful effects of therapeutic education, including: How therapeutic learning is taking shape, now and in the future How therapeutic ideas from popular culture have come to govern social thought and policies How the fostering of dependence and compulsory participation in therapeutic activities that encourage the disclosing of emotions, can undermine parents' and teachers' confidence and authority How therapeutic forms of teacher training undermine faith in the pursuit of knowledge How political initiatives in emotional literacy, emotional wellbeing and 'positive mental health' propagate a diminished view of human potential throughout the education system and the workplace. The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education is an eye-opening read for every teacher and leader across the field of education, and every parent and student, who is passionate about the power of knowledge to transform people's lives. It is a call for a debate about the growing impact of therapeutic education and what it means for learning now and in the future.
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