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Coaching - Making a Difference for K-12 Students and Teachers (Paperback): Lin Carver, Judith Orth Coaching - Making a Difference for K-12 Students and Teachers (Paperback)
Lin Carver, Judith Orth
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Educators are facing increasing demands and challenges due to the current emphasis on student growth and teacher accountability. Academic or instructional coaches can work with teachers to help them develop ideas, methods, and strategies for facing and successfully conquering these challenges leading to increased student achievement. Using scenarios and scholarly resources, the book follows one coach's journey from her first day as an instructional or academic coach through her development to an experienced coach who is prepared to help new coaches. The discussion of the theoretical basis for teaching and learning provides the basis for examining various approaches to coaching, methods of data collection and analysis, the components of teacher evaluation systems, and methods for implementing these ideas into the K-12 educational setting. This book is a must read for all coaches and teacher leaders!

Student Discipline - A Prosocial Perspective (Hardcover): Philip M. Brown Student Discipline - A Prosocial Perspective (Hardcover)
Philip M. Brown
R1,371 Discovery Miles 13 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The foundation for a safe school rests on the creation of a healthy school climate, a caring community where students feel safe and relationships facilitate prosocial growth as well as academic learning. A balance of structure and support is essential, and requires an organized, schoolwide approach that is practiced by all school personnel. Codes of student conduct that rest on core ethical values rather than just rules and punishment are a start. Recognizing that teachers are moral educators and schools model expectations for citizenship undergirds the prosocial school. From PBIS and restorative justice to mindfulness and the importance of play, from academic integrity to peer group support, we examine the science and evidence-informed programs that support a prosocial approach to school discipline. Eight schools from across the country that have struggled and learned to be beacons of prosocial school approaches are highlighted through summaries and links to their stories. Proactive responses to the U.S. Department of Education's Guiding Principles on School Discipline are provided by education law experts from the National School Climate Center and the New Jersey Principal's and Supervisor's Association.

The Learning Skills Cycle - A Way to Rethink Education Reform (Paperback): William R. Klemm The Learning Skills Cycle - A Way to Rethink Education Reform (Paperback)
William R. Klemm
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book's ideas demonstrate how students are not adequately taught the learning skills necessary for superior academic achievement. The major reason schools are failing is that there is less emphasis on teaching students how to learn, the focus is on what to learn instead. This book provides teachers and parents with many concepts and tactics that they can use to teach children how to learn more efficiently and effectively. This book identifies and explains those skills and frames them as interacting in a mutually interacting and reinforcing cycle that I call the Learning Skills Cycle.

Parents and Textbooks - Answers that Reveal Essential Steps for Improvement (Paperback): Gerard Giordano Parents and Textbooks - Answers that Reveal Essential Steps for Improvement (Paperback)
Gerard Giordano
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Parents wondered exactly what was transpiring in classrooms. Although they asked their children, they did not have complete confidence in their responses. When they quizzed teachers, school administrators, school board members, and politicians, they realized that they sometimes had conflicting interests. They resolved to get the information they wanted on their own: they would examine classroom textbooks. This book recounts the common sense questions that parents posed about these materials.

Student-Engaged Assessment - Strategies to Empower All Learners (Paperback): Laura Greenstein, Mary Ann Burke Student-Engaged Assessment - Strategies to Empower All Learners (Paperback)
Laura Greenstein, Mary Ann Burke
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book feasibly translates validated research and best practices in assessment so that the reader can incorporate the best practices of assessment into practical routines in schools and the classroom. Readers of this book will strengthen their knowledge and skills in selecting, designing, and using assessments that enable all learners to actively participate and monitor their own progress towards learning objectives. This book is intended to be a hands-on guide for educators and students on the best and most effective practices for supporting students in their role as self-assessors. It develops sequentially from ensuring that students are assessment ready, to engaging students in assessment, and ultimately empowering students as assessors. Readers can also rely on the book to help them improve specific aspects of self-assessment that are most important in their setting and for their students.

Transparency, Public Relations and the Mass Media - Combating the Hidden Influences in News Coverage Worldwide (Paperback):... Transparency, Public Relations and the Mass Media - Combating the Hidden Influences in News Coverage Worldwide (Paperback)
Katerina Tsetsura, Dean Kruckeberg
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is about media transparency and good-faith attempts of honesty by both the sources and the gate-keepers of news and other information that the mass media present as being unbiased. Specifically, this book provides a theoretical framework for understanding media transparency and its antithesis--media opacity--by analyzing extensive empirical data that the authors have collected from more than 60 countries throughout the world. The practice of purposeful media opacity, which exists to greater or lesser extents worldwide, is a powerful hidden influencer of the ostensibly impartial media gate-keepers whose publicly perceived role is to present news and other information based on these gate-keepers' perception of this information's truthfulness. Empirical data that the authors have collected globally illustrate the extent of media opacity practices worldwide and note its pervasiveness in specific regions and countries. The authors examine, from multiple perspectives, the complex question of whether media opacity should be categorically condemned as being universally inappropriate and unethical or whether it should be accepted-or at least tolerated-in some situations and environments.

Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community College (Hardcover): Shalom Michael Akili Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community College (Hardcover)
Shalom Michael Akili
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Net-Generation Student Motivation to Attend Community College explores the factors that affect student retention rates in community college by presenting net-generation (or millennial) students with the opportunity to tell their stories and give insight into why they chose and completed their respective community college programs. The author views community colleges through the lens of second-chance organizations, where motivation plays a crucial role in determining whether these students will select and, more importantly, complete a two-year program at these institutions. Embedded in theories of intrinsic motivation (Identity Development Theory), the institution of education (Choice Theory), and college student persistence (the Theory of Self-Efficacy), this book utilizes a mixed method approach to address the unique challenges faced by community colleges in retaining net-generation students. The study also presents a conceptual framework deemed the "Akili model," which emphasizes relationships, personal growth, and support systems to empower educational institutions with tools to keep students in college.

Getting Wasted - Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard (Paperback): Thomas Vander Ven Getting Wasted - Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard (Paperback)
Thomas Vander Ven
R569 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R56 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A unique answer to the perennial question--why do college students drink so much? Most American college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme: destruction, and even after repeated embarrassing, physically unpleasant, and even violent drinking episodes, students continue to go out drinking together. In Getting Wasted, Thomas Vander Ven provides a unique answer to the perennial question of why college students drink. Vander Ven argues that college students rely on "drunk support:" contrary to most accounts of alcohol abuse as being a solitary problem of one person drinking to excess, the college drinking scene is very much a social one where students support one another through nights of drinking games, rituals and rites of passage. Drawing on over 400 student accounts, 25 intensive interviews, and one hundred hours of field research, Vander Ven sheds light on the extremely social nature of college drinking. Giving voice to college drinkers as they speak in graphic and revealing terms about the complexity of the drinking scene, Vander Ven argues that college students continue to drink heavily, even after experiencing repeated bad experiences, because of the social support that they give to one another and due to the creative ways in which they reframe and recast violent, embarrassing, and regretful drunken behaviors. Provocatively, Getting Wasted shows that college itself, closed and seemingly secure, encourages these drinking patterns and is one more example of the dark side of campus life.

Cultivating the Spirit - How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives (Hardcover): Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin,... Cultivating the Spirit - How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives (Hardcover)
Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin, Jennifer A. Lindholm
R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is predicated on the belief that the spiritual development of college students has been largely ignored in our colleges and universities, despite the importance of spiritual matters to young people in their quest to lead integrated lives. Thus, while academics are understandably proud of their "outer" accomplishments in the fields of science, medicine, technology, and commerce, colleges and universities have increasingly come to neglect the student's "inner" development--the sphere of values and beliefs, emotional maturity, spirituality, and self-understanding.

The book defines "spiritual development" very broadly: how students make meaning of their education and their lives, how they develop a sense of purpose, the value and belief dilemmas that they experience, as well as the role of religion, the sacred, and the mystical in their lives. Each student, of course, will view his or her spirituality in a unique way. For many, traditional religious beliefs and practices may form the core of their spirituality; for others such beliefs and practices may play little or no part. While two-thirds of the students in the study express a strong interest in spiritual matters, well over half report that their professors "never" encourage discussions of religious/spiritual matters, and about the same proportion report that professors never provide opportunities to discuss the purpose and meaning of life.

By raising public awareness of the important role that spirituality plays in student learning and development, by alerting academic administrators, faculty, and curriculum committees to the importance of spiritual development, and by identifying possible strategies for enhancing that development, the book will encourage institutions to give greater priority to these spiritual aspects of students' educational and personal development.

Quiet Riot - The Culture of Teaching and Learning in Schools (Paperback): Diane Hoffman Quiet Riot - The Culture of Teaching and Learning in Schools (Paperback)
Diane Hoffman
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Quiet Riot offers an anthropological critique of teaching and learning in two U.S. high schools over a twenty-seven year period. Based on the author's experiences shadowing two average students in 1983 and 2009, it presents detailed observations that powerfully capture the reality of student experiences in school. Despite many changes in schools over this near thirty year period, observations show a remarkable continuity in what goes on in classrooms. This is because the culture of teaching and learning in classrooms has remained relatively unchanged. While teachers are sincere, they also undermine their own efforts in a variety of ways. Students are disengaged not because they do not care, but because the instruction they receive systematically prevents them from engaging at a deep intellectual level with subject matter. Observations in high schools are supplemented with elementary school observations that demonstrate the early trajectories of disengagement that capture many students. The book illustrates the powerful patterning of the culture of teaching and learning in schooling that undermines the true goals of an authentic education.

Navigating Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom - Narrative Insights from Students and Educators (Hardcover): Heather Killelea... Navigating Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom - Narrative Insights from Students and Educators (Hardcover)
Heather Killelea McEntarfer
R3,329 Discovery Miles 33 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Gender identity and sexuality play crucial roles in the educational experiences of students, parents, and teachers. Teacher education must more directly address the ways that schools reflect and reproduce oppressive gender norms, working to combat homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, and gendered expectations in schools. This volume examines teacher candidates' experiences with gender and sexuality in the classroom, offering insight and strategies to better prepare teachers and teacher educators to support LGBTQ youth and families. This volume addresses the need for broader, more in-depth qualitative data describing teacher candidates' responses to diversity in the classroom (including gender, sexuality, race, class and religion). By using pedagogical tools such as narrative writing and positioning theory, teacher candidates explore these issues to better understand their own students' narratives in deeply embodied ways. This book calls for schools to be places where oppression, in all its complexity, is explored and challenged rather than replicated.

International Perspectives on Gender and Higher Education - Student Access and Success (Hardcover): Christine Fontanini, K.M.... International Perspectives on Gender and Higher Education - Student Access and Success (Hardcover)
Christine Fontanini, K.M. Joshi, Saeed Paivandi
R2,306 Discovery Miles 23 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Despite improved access to higher education for women, the distribution of women and men varies considerably between different fields of study. The chapters in this edited collection explore the participation status of women in higher education across the varying socio-economic and sociological backgrounds observed in different countries and regions. Diving into the differing social and state intervention policies, individual motives of participation and additional gender inequalities including regional and ethnic disparities, this book offers readers a better understanding of the drivers of gendered trends in higher education, such as the evidently low presence of women in certain scientific and technical disciplines. The analysis focuses on the social construction of gender differences, as well as the roles played by the economy, culture, religion, legal background, and the internal dynamics of society. Ultimately, this book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments concerning the presence of women in higher education in both developed and developing countries, resulting in a clear picture of the current situation, and how the future might look.

Hard Questions - Learning to Teach Controversial Issues (Hardcover): Judith L Pace Hard Questions - Learning to Teach Controversial Issues (Hardcover)
Judith L Pace
R1,376 Discovery Miles 13 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teaching controversial issues in the classroom is now more urgent and fraught than ever as we face up to rising authoritarianism, racial and economic injustice, and looming environmental disaster. Despite evidence that teaching controversy is critical, educators often avoid it. How then can we prepare and support teachers to undertake this essential but difficult work? Hard Questions: Learning to Teach Controversial Issues, based on a cross-national qualitative study, examines teacher educators' efforts to prepare preservice teachers for teaching controversial issues that matter for democracy, justice, and human rights. It presents four detailed cases of teacher preparation in three politically divided societies: Northern Ireland, England, and the United States. The book traces graduate students' learning from university coursework into the classrooms where they work to put what they have learned into practice. It explores their application of pedagogical tools and the factors that facilitated or hindered their efforts to teach controversy. The book's cross-national perspective is compelling to a broad and diverse audience, raising critical questions about teaching controversial issues and providing educators, researchers, and policymakers tools to help them fulfill this essential democratic mission of education.

The Quest for Meaningful Special Education (Paperback): Amy Ballin The Quest for Meaningful Special Education (Paperback)
Amy Ballin
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Every child should have access to an education that works. The Quest for a Meaningful Special Education follows the educational journeys of nine students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD) who, through a combination of parental advocacy and luck, were removed from a debilitating learning situation and enrolled in a school designed to address their particular learning needs. In the process of following their journeys, the book explores the role of cultures within and outside the school and examines some of the ways that the construction of special education has affected student learning. In the context of the ongoing national conversation about student academic success, high school dropout rates, the disproportionate number of prison inmates with learning disabilities, the costs of educating students, and the controversy over the placement of minorities in special education, The Quest For a Meaningful Special Education is a timely book that will add a new perspective to current debates

Designed for Learning - Transferring Wisdom to Digital Generations (Paperback): Alan Wimberley Designed for Learning - Transferring Wisdom to Digital Generations (Paperback)
Alan Wimberley
R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The theme of the book is defining the role of teachers in blended learning environments. The book encourages teachers to use the blended classroom to engage with digital learners in highly intentional ways. The book articulates the need to create a moral exemplar approach to digital learning environments and posits a dual parallel education theory. The book offers a model of the theory that is currently operating. Finally, the book encourages teachers to accept the challenge to be engaged, shepherd teachers.

Connect and Involve - How to Connect with Students and Involve Them in Learning (Paperback): Robert J. Martin Connect and Involve - How to Connect with Students and Involve Them in Learning (Paperback)
Robert J. Martin
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Connect and Involve: How to Connect with Students and Involve Them in Learning is a practical handbook of strategies and procedures for teaching at all grade levels-elementary, middle, and high school. The secret to increasing teaching effectiveness is to make small changes in what teachers think and do-and to get their students to make small changes in what they think and do. Every time teachers connect with students and involve them in learning, teachers engage them in powerful ways that make it more likely that they will choose to learn and to do quality work. This book shows how to be a more effective teacher through small changes in planning and classroom procedures. Each chapter focuses on a key strategy, and each chapter head and its subheads are an outline of how to put the strategy into practice. Teachers can preview all the ideas by reading the chapter titles, heads, and subheads. There are no prescriptions here; teachers bring their expertise on the age group, the subjects they teach, and the big ideas and key skills students need to achieve on high-stakes testing. The strategies and procedures provide ways for teachers to evaluate where small changes can make a difference in achievement for their students.

College and Career Ready - Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School (Paperback): David T Conley College and Career Ready - Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School (Paperback)
David T Conley
R428 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R86 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work

"College and Career Ready" offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing.Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readinessProvides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change

The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.

College Students' Sense of Belonging - A Key to Educational Success for All Students (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Terrell... College Students' Sense of Belonging - A Key to Educational Success for All Students (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Terrell L Strayhorn
R3,079 Discovery Miles 30 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores how belonging differs based on students' social identities, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus. Belonging-with peers, in the classroom, or on campus-is a critical dimension of success at college. It can affect a student's degree of academic adjustment, achievement, aspirations, or even whether a student stays in school. The 2nd Edition of College Students' Sense of Belonging explores student sub-populations and campus environments, offering readers updated information about sense of belonging, how it develops for students, and a conceptual model for helping students belong and thrive. Underpinned by theory and research and offering practical guidelines for improving educational environments and policies, this book is an important resource for higher education and student affairs professionals, scholars, and graduate students interested in students' success. New to this second edition: A refined theory of college students' sense of belonging and review of current literature in light of new and emerging theories; Expanded best practices related to fostering sense of belonging in classrooms, clubs, residence halls, and other contexts; Updated research and insights for new student populations such as youth formerly in foster care, formerly incarcerated adults, and homeless students; Coverage on a broad range of topics since the first edition of this book, including cultural navigation, academic spotting, and the "shared faith" element of belonging.

The New Advisor Guidebook - Mastering the Art of Academic Advising (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Pat Folsom, Franklin Yoder,... The New Advisor Guidebook - Mastering the Art of Academic Advising (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Pat Folsom, Franklin Yoder, Jennifer E. Joslin
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an exciting time to be an academic advisor a time in which global recognition of the importance of advising is growing, research affirms the critical role advising plays in student success, and institutions of higher education increasingly view advising as integral to their missions and essential for improving the quality of students' educational experiences. It is essential that advisors provide knowledgeable, realistic counsel to the students in their charge. The New Advisor Guidebook helps advisors meet this challenge. The first and final chapters of the book identify the knowledge and skills advisors must master. These chapters present frameworks for setting and benchmarking self-development goals and for creating self-development plans. Each of the chapters in between focuses on foundational content: the basic terms, concepts, information, and skills advisors must learn in their first year and upon which they will build over the lengths of their careers. These chapters include strategies, questions, guidelines, examples, and case studies that give advisors the tools to apply this content in their work with students, from demonstrations of how student development theories might play out in advising sessions to questions advisors can ask to become aware of their biases and avoid making assumptions about students to a checklist for improving listening, interviewing, and referral skills. The book covers various ways in which advising is delivered: one-to-one, in groups, and online. The New Advisor Guidebook serves as an introduction to what advisors must know to do their jobs effectively. It pairs with Academic Advising Approaches: Strategies That Teach Students to Make the Most of College, also from NACADA, which presents the delivery strategies successful advisors can use to help students make the most of their college experience.

The Power of Student Agency - Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Opportunity Gap (Paperback): Anindya Kundu The Power of Student Agency - Looking Beyond Grit to Close the Opportunity Gap (Paperback)
Anindya Kundu
R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How can we promote the learning and well-being of all students, especially those who come from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds? Anindya Kundu argues that we can fight against deeply rooted inequalities in the American educational system by harnessing student agency-each person's unique capacity for positive change. To make his case, Kundu draws powerful narratives from a population of individuals who beat the odds to become academically and professionally successful. These strivers have overcome challenges such as broken families, homelessness, unexpected pregnancies, forms of abuse, incarceration, and more, to make it in the world. But it wasn't simply individualism, tenacity, resilience, or grit that helped them. Rather, as Kundu illustrates, it was a combination of social and cultural supports that paved the path towards their dreams, harnessing the inherent power of their agency.Book Features: A counter-narrative to the popular misconception that all students need is "grit." A strengths-based approach to education that is sensitive to students' communities and cultures. Rich, first-person quotes from individuals who have overcome immense odds. Useful diagrams for educational stakeholders on the relationship between grit and agency. Descriptions of dense sociological concepts presented in plain terms. Inclusion of fundamental and new waves in psychology.

From the Inside-Out - Concrete Steps to Transforming Education Today (Paperback): Rich Andrusiak, Amanda Bastoni, Carlton J.... From the Inside-Out - Concrete Steps to Transforming Education Today (Paperback)
Rich Andrusiak, Amanda Bastoni, Carlton J. Fitzgerald, Christopher Geraghty, Simona Laurian-Fitzgerald, …
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

If we want our students to be prepared for a life involved with artificial intelligence, global awareness, cultural understanding, racial, religious and lifestyle diversity, and changing economic and political realities, then we have to change what we are doing in our schools from pre-school to graduate school. We can no longer wait for large-scale reforms to develop, because those reforms will only occur due to some kind of tragedy. If schools are going to reform proactively, educators in each school and in each district have to lead the way.

South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development - Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East... South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development - Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East (Hardcover)
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
R2,680 R2,335 Discovery Miles 23 350 Save R345 (13%) Out of stock

This is the first book to analyze the important phenomenon of South-South development initiatives. Drawing on critical theories and insights from intersectional analysis, the book examines the experiences and impacts of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) youth's participation in South-South higher education programmes designed to maximise self-sufficiency. As one of a range of South-South scholarship programmes, the book focuses in particular on Cuba's scholarship system which has offered a free secondary and tertiary education to over 50,000 students from 120 countries since the 1960s. This case-study is explored through multi-sited and multi-lingual research conducted with MENA citizens and refugees during their studies in Cuba and following their return to their places of origin (including both desert-based and urban refugee camps).The book also features primary research about refugees' participation in the Libyan and Syrian Pan-Arabist education programme, providing the foundation for a comparative examination of the significance of individual and collective identities in access to South-South scholarship programmes, and the diverse challenges and opportunities arising from participation. In addition to analysing MENA students' experiences of studying in Cuba, Libya and Syria and of returning to their refugee camp homes and countries of origin, the book critically assesses the impact of diverse policies designed to maximise self-sufficiency, and to reduce both brain drain and ongoing dependency upon Northern aid providers. It therefore explores the extent to which South-South scholarship systems such as the Cuban programme have challenged the power imbalances which typically characterise North to South development models. This book is a significant resource for students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of migration studies, refugee studies, comparative education, development and humanitarian studies, international relations, and regional studies (Latin America, Middle East, and North Africa).

Who's Being Served? - Placing Students at the Center of Their Learning Experiences (Hardcover): John M. Hayward Who's Being Served? - Placing Students at the Center of Their Learning Experiences (Hardcover)
John M. Hayward
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Asking "Who's Being Served?" reveals who truly benefits from what gets planned, implemented and assessed in today's classrooms. Think about what student-centered classrooms and good restaurants have in common: they each put the customer first! Education is a service industry where relationship building matters. Learn how to transform schools and learning opportunities to be more engaging and effective for students. In this helpful and relevant volume, John Hayward offers advice from over twenty years of teaching about how and why to make the move from teacher-centric control to student-centered facilitation. Each chapter references secrets from the dining industry in regards to how research, planning and observation influence how one serves others. Whether you are an administrator, instructor or school staff, your daily interaction with students needs to be at the level outlined in this book to make a lasting, positive difference. When students choose more, interact more and fully live their learning, their education serves them for longer than a unit or a year. If schools focus on students personally, putting relationships first, the experience and the positive results will last for a lifetime.

Hanging Out and Hanging On - From the Projects to the Campus (Hardcover): Elsa Nunez Hanging Out and Hanging On - From the Projects to the Campus (Hardcover)
Elsa Nunez
R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hanging Out and Hanging on: From the Projects to the Campus chronicles the progress of students from Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut, who are enrolled in the Dual College Enrollment Program (DCEP) at Eastern Connecticut State University. "Hanging Out" sets the stage for describing the program by first reaching back in time to tell of Dr. Nunez's own beginnings in Puerto Rico and Newark, New Jersey, of her struggles as a non-English speaking elementary school student and her triumphs in high school and college. The next section of the book describes the lives of Latinos in Connecticut and the social, economic, and educational challenges they have faced over time. Her personal experiences and desire to improve the lives of the underprivileged led Dr. Nunez to create the DCEP Program. Through the words of faculty and staff and the personal accounts of six DCEP students, you will read stories of desperation and hope, of struggle and triumph, of heart-breaking failure and stunning success. We hope their story can serve as a model for other communities to follow.

Quiet Riot - The Culture of Teaching and Learning in Schools (Hardcover): Diane Hoffman Quiet Riot - The Culture of Teaching and Learning in Schools (Hardcover)
Diane Hoffman
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Quiet Riot offers an anthropological critique of teaching and learning in two U.S. high schools over a twenty-seven year period. Based on the author's experiences shadowing two average students in 1983 and 2009, it presents detailed observations that powerfully capture the reality of student experiences in school. Despite many changes in schools over this near thirty year period, observations show a remarkable continuity in what goes on in classrooms. This is because the culture of teaching and learning in classrooms has remained relatively unchanged. While teachers are sincere, they also undermine their own efforts in a variety of ways. Students are disengaged not because they do not care, but because the instruction they receive systematically prevents them from engaging at a deep intellectual level with subject matter. Observations in high schools are supplemented with elementary school observations that demonstrate the early trajectories of disengagement that capture many students. The book illustrates the powerful patterning of the culture of teaching and learning in schooling that undermines the true goals of an authentic education.

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