No More Telling As Teaching

No More Telling As Teaching Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 0325092443
Year 2017-04-27
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher
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The truth is, when we rely on lecture in an effort to cover content, we're doing students a disservice. Although lecture can be engaging and even useful, lecture alone cannot give kids real opportunities to learn, retain, and transfer the disciplinary ideas, skills, and practices we're trying to teach. Cris Tovani and Elizabeth Moje help us translate the time spent lecturing into powerful learning experiences where students interact and inquire into topics that matter. Their research-based alternatives help you create the conditions for engaging, relevant work that's inherently interesting and sparks critical thinking. Elizabeth Moje helps us understand the latest research on how people learn, and shows powerful evidence that teachers can increase student learning with more purposeful student participation. Veteran teacher and instructional coach Cris Tovani provides a practical model for instruction that's backed by the current research and puts student engagement at the center of your teaching. Her examples of problem-based learning activities include connections to national standards and topics that matter outside the classroom walls. Together, Elizabeth and Cris make a convincing argument that when we minimize teaching-as-telling and transition to planning for kids to do the work, student engagement soars-and so does learning.

No More Independent Reading Without Support

No More Independent Reading Without Support Author Debbie Miller
ISBN-10 0325049041
Year 2013
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher Heinemann
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"What if there was a time when things slowed down? No rotations, activities, or worksheets-just you, your kids, and books. Would you take it?" -Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss We know children learn to read by reading. Is independent reading valuable enough to use precious classroom minutes on? Yes, writes Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss, but only if that time is purposeful. DEAR and SSR aren't enough. Research shows that independent reading must be accompanied by intentional instruction and conferring. Debbie and Barbara clear a path for you to take informed action that makes a big difference, with: a rationale for independent reading that's worth finding the time for research evidence on its effectiveness and instructional best practices a framework with 10 teaching tactics for starting and sustaining success. "When we set children loose day after day with no focus or support, it can lead to fake reading and disengagement," write Debbie and Barbara. "It's our job to equip children with the tools they need when we're not there." Read No More Independent Reading Without Support and find out how. About the Not This, But That Series No More Independent Reading Without Support is part of the Not This, But That series, edited by Nell K. Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene. It helps teachers examine common, ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom. In each book a practicing educator and an education researcher identify an ineffective practice; summarize what the research suggests about why; and detail research-based, proven practices to replace it and improve student learning. Read a sample chapter from No More Independent Reading Without Support.

30 Old Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children

30 Old Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children Author Steven James
ISBN-10 078471939X
Year 2007-01-02
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Standard Publishing
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This is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Transitions

Transitions Author Mike Palmquist
ISBN-10 1567503527
Year 1998
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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A discussion of teaching writing in both computer-supported and traditional classrooms. It addresses areas such as: teaching and learning about writing; classroom dynamics - interaction and classroom design; curriculum design; and the technological complexities of computers and networks.

No More Low Expectations for English Learners

No More Low Expectations for English Learners Author Julie Nora
ISBN-10 0325074712
Year 2016-09-08
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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Teaching English Learners from an asset perspective Too often in classrooms, English Learners are described by what they cannot do, rather than by what they can do. Particularly in mainstream classrooms in which teachers have little or no training in how to meet their needs, ELs are seen through a deficit lens. In No More Low Expectations for English Learners, esteemed EL researcher Jana Echevarria argues that teacher attitude affects student achievement, and describes what best practice methods for supporting ELs academic achievement look like. Julie Nora, an educator and advocate, offers strategies to provide the instructional supports ELs need for both language acquisition and content-area learning. Together, Julie and Jana provide a framework of understandings and practices to make you a more capable teacher of English Learners.

Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology

Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology Author Dana S. Dunn
ISBN-10 9781135606572
Year 2006-04-21
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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This new book provides a scholarly, yet practical approach to the challenges found in teaching introductory psychology. Best Practices for Teaching Introduction to Psychology addresses: • developing the course and assessing student performance • selecting which topics to cover and in how much depth • the effective use of teaching assistants (TAs) and efficient and fair ways to construct and grade exams • choosing the best textbook • assessment advice on how to demonstrate students are learning; • using on-line instruction, writing exercises, and class demonstrations • teaching majors and non-majors in the same classroom. This book will appeal to veteran and novice educators who teach introductory psychology as well as graduate students teaching the course for the first time. It will also serve as an excellent resource in faculty workshops on teaching introductory psychology.

The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children s Ministry

The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children s Ministry Author Steven James
ISBN-10 078471374X
Year 2002
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Standard Publishing
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Whether you’re new to storytelling or you’ve been telling stories for years, this book will help you tell God’s story more creatively and effectively than you ever imagined you could! Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 9781571103765
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
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Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.

The Lecturer s Toolkit

The Lecturer s Toolkit Author Phil Race
ISBN-10 0749435399
Year 2001
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Designed as a primary resource for all teachers in higher education, this fully photocopiable guide includes coverage of: small-group teaching; assessment techniques; using student feedback; developing your career; and refreshment tips. The A4 ring-binder includes pro-formas, work-sheets, digests of tips and integrated overview sections for staff developers.

Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Purchasers can also download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use. Video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors' website: www.explicitinstruction.org. See also related DVDs from Anita Archer: Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction; Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level; and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level

How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Year 2000-08-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Lecturer s Toolkit

The Lecturer s Toolkit Author Philip Race
ISBN-10 PSU:000059097662
Year 2007
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher
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A resource for higher education professionals addresses a broad range of issues including making small-group teaching work, managing feedback from students, and designing and using resource-based and online learning.

The Teacher You Want to Be

The Teacher You Want to Be Author Matt Glover
ISBN-10 0325074364
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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This book is about bringing the education we want for our own children to all. It is focused on a set of strongly held beliefs that drive the actions of educators every day. Each chapter of the book is focused on a single belief and invites readers to consider what they can do to help children attend schools based on the true, authentic expressions of their teachers' beliefs. Contributions include essays by many prominent educators including Sir Ken Robinson, Deborah Meier and Thomas Newkirk. Please click on the contents tab below for a list of all 18 contributors. In 2012, a diverse group of American educators made a pilgrimage to Italy to observe instruction at a Reggio Emilia school. Their observations resulted in a desire to articulate a set of belief statements about education. This book is based on those beliefs. With this collection, the authors and editors hope to create a space in the current education conversation for teachers to know that they can teach in a way that is aligned to their beliefs.