Teaching From the Deep End

Author: Dominic Belmonte
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Encouraging teachers to reflect on why they chose teaching as a profession, this edition includes suggestions for navigating school politics, job searching, and surviving a "testmania" culture.

Social Justice Literacies in the English Classroom

Author: Ashley S. Boyd
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776629
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This timely book focuses on different social justice pedagogies and how they can work within standards and district mandates in a variety of English language arts classrooms. With detailed analysis and authentic classroom vignettes, the author explores how teachers cultivate relationships for equity, utilize transformative language practices, demonstrate critical caring, and develop students’ critical literacies with traditional and critical content. Boyd offers a comprehensive model for taking social action with youth that also considers the obstacles teachers are likely to encounter. Presenting the case for more equity-oriented teaching, this rich resource examines the benefits of engaging students with critical pedagogies and provides concrete methods for doing so. Written for both pre- and inservice teachers, the text includes adaptable teaching models and tested ideas for preparing to teach for social justice. “This is an appealing vision for the future, for it bears much promise—for our classrooms, and also for the future our students will both shape and inhabit.” —From the Foreword by Deborah Appleman, Carleton College “Through the careful observation and analysis of three teachers with different approaches to teaching critical literacy, Ashley Boyd provides a repertoire of practices rich with detail.” —Hilary Janks, Wits University, South Africa “This important book counters the belief of so many teacher educators who think that social justice asks too much of teachers.” —George W. Noblit, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2004 Beginning Teacher Induction Kit

Author: Dominic Belmonte
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781412906791
Format: PDF, ePub
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Updated for 2004! This collection of key books will help you deal effectively with the challenges of being a teacher. The Beginning Teacher Induction Kit, designed for new teachers of all grades, contains 5 tools to help start your career off right: Teaching From The Deep End Succeeding With Today's Classroom Challenges This excellent guide illustrates how the caring teacher can bring purpose, meaning, and spirit to classroom teaching and student success. Time-Saving Tips for Teachers Second Edition This update to the best-selling first edition is packed with even more practical, tested ideas and resources to help you work smarter and still maintain high standards! What Successful Teachers Do 91 Research-Based Classroom Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers This practical handbook offers research-based strategies to improve classroom teaching, support professional development, and strengthen relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. The Teacher's Ultimate Planning Guide How to Achieve a Successful School Year and Thriving Teaching Career This comprehensive manual offers step-by-step tools for creating, implementing, and evaluating an effective action plan that alleviates the strain and frustration of guesswork in teaching. The First Days of Class A Practical Guide for the Beginning Teacher This easy-to-use, step-by-step guide takes beginning teachers through everything they need to know in their first days, weeks, and months as new teachers. Save over $30 off the individually priced books. Get all 5 books for $110! The books are presented as a boxed kit.

Middle and High School Teaching

Author: James A. Duplass
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Middle and High School Teaching: Methods, Standards, and Best Practicesis an interactive textbook that is fully integrated with PowerPoint slides, a web site, assessments to meet NCATE and INSTASC standards, and basal secondary level textbook chapters for each of the content areas. The text includes a chapter on standards, history, current issues and strategies for each of the major content areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Fine and Performing Arts, and Physical and Health education. Providing unique coverage for differentiated instruction at the college level, the text integrates standards and methods for general and specific subject matter by drawing on professional education association web sites, covering traditional methods topics, and providing authentic assignments. The text is ideal for courses in secondary general methods, curriculum and instruction, introduction to teaching, or for the first course of a two-part sequence in specific methods. Web-based resources, including PDF copies of middle and high school basal textbook content, lesson-planning templates, ERIC documents for current issues, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter, enable professors to easily choreograph their instruction for classes of mixed majors or single major, and courses of varying size that may be taught completely or partly online. The book and its ancillary materials scaffold the learning experience by presenting topics in a logical sequence, beginning with an introduction to the challenges of the profession, followed by differences between middle schools and high schools, basic skills across the curriculum, approaches to teaching diverse learners, planning, methods, and assessment, and concluding with trends, standards, and differences between the disciplines. Instructors can choose from and modify more than 100 authentic assignments, which are tied to NCATE and INTASC standards, ranging from interviewing middle school students to creating lesson plans. In addition, special emphasis is placed on such topics as motivation theory and techniques for diverse learners and integrating basic skills and literacy into subject field planning and instruction. Straightforward, easily readable, and concise.The text is organized into compact topics (rather than dense chapters) and includes aBest Practicesfeature, which engages students in reading their textbook Authentic content chapters from middle and high school textbooks.Available at the web site, downloadable PDF copies of basal textbook chapters (from McDougal Littell) across the subject areas enable students to apply methods learned from the textbook's lesson- planning activities and assignments. More than 100 potential assignments.Instructors can select and modify presented assignments to best suit their students' and course needs. Each assignment is tied to an INTASC/NCATE standard for ease of documentation or portfolio development. Coverage and integration of key national standards.The book integrates The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, The Goals 2000 legislation, The No Child Left Behind legislation, and the content standards defined by the professional organizations into a coherent structure for preservice teachers. Practical pedagogy.Supportive features includeTeacher's Tipsboxes with practical ideas and strategies for the classroom, Question boxes to encourage critical thinking,For the Reflective Practitionerquotes and insights, authenticAssignments,lists ofBest Practices,and web resources.

Knowing where to Draw the Line

Author: Mary Ann Manos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781578866182
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Many teachers in public schools find themselves increasingly unsure of what the law expects of them in the classroom. The general public and government regulators are holding them to higher and stricter standards of conduct, yet their educational preparation has not kept up with the changing environment. Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Ethical and Legal Standards for Best Classroom Practice is an ideal guide for teacher education programs, offering a comprehensive account of the legal information that will arm teachers for legal survival in the classroom. Organized for both easy reference and thorough examination, this book instructs teachers on how to deal with students, parents, administrators, and local communities, covering an exhaustive list of legal issues, including sexual harassment, discipline, contract negotiations, liability, and medical concerns. It also highlights a number of court cases and uses hypothetical cases to further aid teachers in understanding these vital concerns.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Teach Reflect Learn

Author: Pete Hall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620109
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“It’s not the doing that matters; it’s the thinking about the doing,” said John Dewey. As a teacher, you work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. But this kind of progress doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s the result of intentionality, planning, effort . . . and thought. The difference between learning a skill and being able to implement it effectively resides in your capacity to engage in deep, continuous thought about that skill. In other words, recognizing why you do something is often more important than knowing how to do it. To help you deepen your thinking and reflect on your capacity as an educator, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral return to the Continuum of Self-Reflection, which they introduced to coaches and administrators in their best-selling Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success, and redesign its implementation so you can take charge of your own professional growth. In these pages, you’ll find tools specifically made to enhance self-reflection on professional practice, including the Continuum of Self-Reflection and the Reflective Cycle. You’ll be able to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.