Teaching African American Literature

Author: Maryemma Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136671919
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is written by teachers interested in bringing African American literature into the classroom. Documented here is the learning process that these educators experienced themselves as they read and discussed the stories & pedagogical.

Real Learning Real Work

Author: Adria Steinberg
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415917933
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Unauthorized Methods

Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415918428
Format: PDF
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Unauthorized Methods makes accessible some of the best theoretical innovations in critical pedagogy of the last decade. The contributors consider how an integration of popular culture and cultural studies into the lesson plan can enrich and reinvigorate the learning experience. These essays, ranging widely in topic and educational level, are grounded in theory but intended for practical application. By focusing on classroom methods, the contributors provide educators with techniques, strategies, and examples designed to transform the classroom into a truly multicultural and democratic space. Unauthorized Methods will be an indispensable resource for teachers, students, and policy makers.

Engaging Readers Writers with Inquiry

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439574136
Format: PDF, ePub
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What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares practical, easy ideas for turning state standards into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Includes sample lessons, discussion techniques, and questioning schemes for all the content areas. For use with Grades 4 and up.

Dynamic Group Piano Teaching

Author: Pamela Pike
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315280361
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching provides future teachers of group piano with an extensive framework of concepts upon which effective and dynamic teaching strategies can be explored and developed. Within fifteen chapters, it encompasses learning theory, group process, and group dynamics within the context of group-piano instruction. This book encourages teachers to transfer learning and group dynamics theory into classroom practice. As a piano pedagogy textbook, supplement for pedagogy classes, or resource for graduate teaching assistants and professional piano teachers, the book examines learning theory, student needs, assessment, and specific issues for the group-piano instructor.

Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice

Author: Patricia Clark
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775708X
Format: PDF
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Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice offers teacher educators a new way to think about the development of culturally responsive educators. The authors identify the core components needed to restructure and reorient programs of teacher education to adequately prepare new teachers for the racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities they will serve upon graduation. They propose a new model of teacher preparation that capitalizes on the strengths of programs evidencing important outcomes. Chapters address the notion of situated learning embedded in communities, the need for extensive clinical experience in authentic teaching situations, strategies for interweaving theory, content, pedagogy, and classroom practice, the importance of student engagement and motivation, and the implementation of critical service learning. Key policy implications of this model are also discussed within the current landscape of teacher education reform. The book features: a specific approach for realizing the promise of culturally responsive teaching; a flexible model for a community-engaged leader preparation that is accessible for a variey of university and community settings; compelling data on student learning outcomes based on university/school/community collaboration as evidence of eliminating the acheivement gap.

We Can t Teach what We Don t Know

Author: Gary R. Howard
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807746653
Format: PDF, Docs
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Once again, in this expanded Second Edition, Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Howard brings his bestselling book completely up to date with today's school reform efforts and includes a new introduction and a new chapter that speak directly to current issues such as closing the achievement gap, and to recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind. With our nation's student population becoming ever more diverse, and teachers remaining largely White, this book is now more important than ever. A must-read in universities and school systems throughout the country, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know continues to facilitate and deepen the discussion of race and social justice in education.

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134295928
Format: PDF, Docs
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As universities increasingly offer courses that break the confines of a single subject area, more students are enrolling on interdisciplinary programmes within multidisciplinary departments. Teaching and learning within interdisciplinary study requires new approaches, including an understanding of the critical perspectives and frameworks and the rearranging of intellectual and professional boundaries. Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education explores the issues and tensions provoked by interdisciplinary learning, offering helpful information for: Staff development Distance learning Mass communication courses Interdisciplinary science courses Grounded in thorough research, this collection is the first of its kind to provide practical advice and guidance from around the world, improving the quality of teaching and learning in interdisciplinary programmes.