From Staff Room to Classroom II

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273723
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on their vast experience with professional development, the authors present innovative "morphological grids" containing 144 strategies for designing workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.

From Staff Room to Classroom

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506358314
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The tips and tricks you need to know to make transfer happen! This resource offers sure-fire tools and strategies for delivering professional learning that answers the question, “How can I use this in my classroom?” Gain indispensable guidance on: Effectively reaching and teaching adult learners by understanding their motivations, dispositions, and preferences The six levels of transfer and seven bridging strategies for supporting teachers as they apply content learned in PD to their classrooms and student interactions Updating professional learning to include technology and blended solutions Differentiating PD cross-generationally to promote reflective processing

The Adult Learner

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361055
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discover strategies that work with the adult learner! Based on the authors' 20 years of combined experience, this illuminating text examines the challenge of teaching adults and reveals what really works when leading professional development training for educators. Ideal for new and aspiring staff developers, this resource presents research-based adult learner theory and reviews assumptions about adult learners, principles that guide adult learning practices, and adult responses to change. The authors discuss all aspects of adult training, including: Roles people play in group processes The three-tiered change process The evolution of professional development models Levels of information transfer to the classroom

A Look at Transfer

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361039
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Help adult learners transfer professional development content into their classrooms. Using teacher-tested techniques, the authors present research-based strategies for professional developers that foster content transfer from the staff training setting directly into the classroom. Listing the types of content transfer teachers commonly use, the text calls on staff trainers to: Understand how transfer works and set expectations for transfer of learning Model authentic examples of what successful transfer looks like in the classroom Invite participants to consider their usual styles of transfer and to try new ones Brainstorm ideas with adult learners for applying new content in their lessons

How to Integrate the Curricula

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272239
Format: PDF, Docs
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This updated resource offers ten models that allow teachers to work together to create learner-centered classrooms by grouping elements from various content areas into a coherent, standards-based curriculum.

Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover basic strategies that promote student achievement in low-performing classrooms! This invaluable research-based guidebook illustrates how quality teaching can overcome the impact of low socioeconomic conditions and improve student performance dramatically. The authors present instructional techniques that require students to speak with skill, write with clarity and purpose, read with a critical eye, and listen with active engagement. Using six practical strategies, educators can overcome the odds and guide learners to success by: Setting high expectations for all students Making differentiation part of everything they do Challenging students to think critically Insisting on results-oriented goals

How to Differentiate Learning

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294704
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn how to boost students' success with a differentiated instructional approach! The authors introduce the elements of the differentiated learning model and provide ways for educators to teach to the brain by considering student readiness levels, interests, and learning styles as they design instruction for K–12 classrooms. You will find guidelines and approaches for adjusting the curriculum, lessons, or assessments to offer entry points for all students. This practical text examines ways to: Prepare for differentiated instruction Identify students' individual needs Engage students with cooperative learning and inquiry-based lessons Develop differentiated curriculum and assessment models

In a Nutshell The 12 Book Collection

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781412975070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each quick, short book in this 12-volume collection brings together vital information to spark new and veteran teachers’ thinking about teaching, learning, and student achievement.

Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361012
Format: PDF, ePub
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An essential repertoire for beginning and developing teachers, these nine teacher-tested techniques can significantly increase student achievement through cognitive and cooperative efforts.

Leading Effective Meetings Teams and Work Groups in Districts and Schools

Author: Matthew Jennings
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141660538X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teachers share one vital characteristic with students: they function best in settings that are organized enough to provide structure and focus, yet flexible enough to respect developmental and personality differences. In Leading Effective Meetings, Teams, and Work Groups in Districts and Schools, author and veteran educator Matthew Jennings provides everything you need to help the teachers in your school or district achieve their full potential: *An overview of the research on collaboration and what it means for educators *Step-by-step guidelines for designing and facilitating meetings *Strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts among educators *Checklists, questionnaires, and rubrics for designing, implementing, and assessing work groups and teaching teams *Whether you're setting up a complex district-level task force or a simple school faculty meeting, this comprehensive guide will ensure that you do so as efficiently and effectively as possible. Packed with field-proven activities, worksheets, and metrics, it is an indispensable resource for all educational leaders.