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Authentically Engaged Families

Authentically Engaged Families Author Calvalyn G. Day
ISBN-10 9781506336749
Release 2016-04-20
Pages 160
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Create a plan to connect with every family! Connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This invaluable book offers strategies that will transform the experience for your students and their families, and lead to sustainable success. Through the author’s perspective as a parent, counselor, and advisor to families at risk, readers will discover A step-by-step approach to family engagement developed for K-12 educators working in high-poverty schools with diverse populations Complete how-to’s for creating and carrying out a family engagement plan Tools including a Parent Meeting Agenda, a Parent Empathy Map, an Educator Needs Assessment, and more



Home School and Community Collaboration

Home  School  and Community Collaboration Author Kathy B. Grant
ISBN-10 9781483347523
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 592
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Filled with practical suggestions and reflective opportunities, Home, School, and Community Collaboration, Third Edition uses the culturally responsive family support model as a framework to prepare teachers to work with diverse families. This text includes contributions from 22 experts in the field, offering a wide range of perspectives on issues of family involvement that today’s teachers are likely to encounter. Authors Kathy B. Grant and Julie A. Ray offer the latest research on family demographics, including those with children who have special needs. Numerous real-life vignettes and case studies have been incorporated throughout the text to show readers the practical application of culturally responsive family engagement.



Mental Health Services A Public Health Perspective

Mental Health Services  A Public Health Perspective Author Kevin D. Hennessy
ISBN-10 9780195388572
Release 2010-07-30
Pages 541
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This revised and expanded third edition text utilizes a public health framework and the latest epidemiological, treatment, and service systems research to promote a comprehensive understanding of the organization, financing, and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in the United States. Written by national experts in the field, this timely work will provide policymakers, administrators, clinicians, and public health and behavioral health graduate students with the knowledge base needed to manage and transform mental health service systems, both nationally and locally.The book is unique in providing a public health framework of the most significant issues facing mental health policy makers, administrators, planners, and practitioners. It combines issues (e.g., evaluation; law; ethnicity) that extend across different age groups, treatment settings, and disorders, with issues that are population and disorder specific.The publication of this book is timely for those involved with the debate over national health care reform legislation, and provides important and timely information (on populations at-risk for mental disorders, services, and systems issues) for those responsible for implementing policies and programs resulting from this reform effort.



In It Together

In It Together Author Debbie Zacarian
ISBN-10 9781483388229
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 184
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Harness the power of teacher, student, school, family, and community partnerships! Building coalitions of support is within easy reach with this compelling book from highly-regarded educational expert Debbie Zacarian and veteran classroom teacher Michael Silverstone. Richly detailed vignettes and concrete, evidence-based strategies help you systematically: Develop positive and enduring relationships with students, families, and communities Build coalitions of support around learning and engagement Support students and families from marginalized populations This thoughtful and inspiring guide shows you how to ramp-up student achievement and engagement with methods you can use immediately!



Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain Author Zaretta Hammond
ISBN-10 9781483308029
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 192
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A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection



Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children

Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children Author William Jeynes
ISBN-10 9781317993650
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 420
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Family Factors and the Educational Success of Children addresses a wide range of family variables and a diverse array of family situations in order to understand the dynamics of the multifaceted relationship between family realities and educational outcomes of children. It provides research on building effective partnerships between parents and teaches the importance of parental style, parental involvement as a means of improving family life, the influence of family factors on children of color, and the role of religion in influencing family and educational dynamics. This book is a valuable resource for academics, family scientists, social workers, psychologists, parents, and students. The book contains research on a full variety of issues, which will provide insight into a wide range of practical matters regarding the influence of the family. The research methodology included in this book includes examining large data sets, case studies, research syntheses and other student surveys. As a result of reading this book, individuals will have greater insight into how a multitudinous number of family factors ultimately influence the educational success of children, whether that is experienced directly or indirectly. This book was published as a double special issue of Marriage and Family Review.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



Authentic Learning Experiences

Authentic Learning Experiences Author Dayna Laur
ISBN-10 9781317921318
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 168
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Learn how to implement a real-world approach to project-based learning. Authentic learning experiences are created around genuine, outside audiences and meaningful purposes. They meet the Common Core, engage students in critical thinking and 21st Century learning, teach important skills such as research and collaboration, and improve student learning. This practical guide provides step-by-step instructions to make it easy for teachers to create their own authentic learning experiences. The book is loaded with a variety of examples from different grade levels and content areas. Bonus! Each example incorporates technology and addresses the Common Core State Standards.



Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age Author Larissa Pahomov
ISBN-10 9781416619598
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 195
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How can you create an authentic learning environment—one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them—in today’s standards-driven atmosphere? Author Larissa Pahomov offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy—a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection. For each value, she presents: a detailed description of how the value can transform classroom practice and how a “digital connection” can enhance its application; a step-by-step outline for how to implement the value, with examples from teachers in all subject areas; solutions to possible challenges and roadblocks that teachers may experience; suggestions for how to expand the value beyond the classroom to schoolwide practice; and anecdotes from students, offering their perspectives on how they experienced the value in the classroom and after graduation. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers—individually or as a team—can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Both practical and inspiring, Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning in a new era.



School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships

School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships Author Susan Auerbach
ISBN-10 9781136707148
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 280
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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.



Facilitator s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option

Facilitator s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option  Author Alan M. Blankstein
ISBN-10 9781412981743
Release 2009-11-24
Pages 88
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Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on Blanksteins six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the Facilitators Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Blanksteins principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.



Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools Author Michael J. Furlong
ISBN-10 9781135591809
Release 2009-03-04
Pages 520
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National surveys consistently reveal that an inordinate number of students report high levels of boredom, anger, and stress in school, which often leads to their disengagement from critical learning and social development. If the ultimate goal of schools is to educate young people to become responsible and critically thinking citizens who can succeed in life, understanding factors that stimulate them to become active agents in their own leaning is critical. A new field labeled "positive psychology" is one lens that can be used to investigate factors that facilitate a student’s sense of agency and active school engagement. The purposes of this groundbreaking Handbook are to 1) describe ways that positive emotions, traits, and institutions promote school achievement and healthy social/emotional development 2) describe how specific positive-psychological constructs relate to students and schools and support the delivery of school-based services and 3) describe the application of positive psychology to educational policy making. By doing so, the book provides a long-needed centerpiece around which the field can continue to grow in an organized and interdisciplinary manner. Key features include: Comprehensive – this book is the first to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about positive psychological constructs and the school experiences of children and youth. Topical coverage ranges from conceptual foundations to assessment and intervention issues to service delivery models. Intrapersonal factors (e.g., hope, life satisfaction) and interpersonal factors (e.g., positive peer and family relationships) are examined as is classroom-and-school-level influences (e.g., student-teacher and school-community relations). Interdisciplinary Focus – this volume brings together the divergent perspectives, methods, and findings of a broad, interdisciplinary community of scholars whose work often fails to reach those working in contiguous fields. Chapter Structure – to insure continuity, flow, and readability chapters are organized as follows: overview, research summary, relationship to student development, examples of real-world applications, and a summarizing table showing implications for future research and practice. Methodologies – chapters feature longitudinal studies, person-centered approaches, experimental and quasi-experimental designs and mixed methods.



Inspiring Education

Inspiring Education Author Alberta. Alberta Education
ISBN-10 0778586103
Release 2010
Pages 52
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In 2008 Premier Ed Stelmach mandated the Education Minister to lead an initiative that would create a long-term vision for education in Alberta. The aim of this initiative was: to heighten appreciation of the importance of education in the life of Albertans and its increasing contribution to a prosperous society and economy; to develop a clear understanding of what it will mean to be a successfully educated Albertan in twenty years: and to create the basis for a broad policy framework describing the overall direction, principles, and long-term goals for education in Alberta. This report is the result of the efforts of the "Inspriing Education" steering committee.--Document.



The Essential Conversation

The Essential Conversation Author Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
ISBN-10 9780345475800
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Offers guidelines on establishing effective dialogue between parents and teachers, examining the dynamics of conversations, the nature of the learning process, and principles and practices of improving family-school relationships.



Engaging the Online Learner

Engaging the Online Learner Author Rita-Marie Conrad
ISBN-10 1118059824
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 160
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Engaging the Online Learner This updated edition includes an innovative framework—thePhases of Engagement—that helps learners become more involvedas knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The bookalso provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected fromexperienced online instructors across the nation) that can go along way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learneroffers the tools and information needed to: Convert classroom activities to an online environment Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborativeactivities Phase in activities that promote engagement among onlinelearners Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and teamactivities Create authentic activities and implement games andsimulations Praise for Engaging the Online Learner "The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map forcreating community at each phase of an online course. This book isan invaluable guide to innovative practices for onlinelearning."–Judith V. Boettcher, coauthor of The OnlineTeaching Survival Guide "Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors havedeveloped an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagementactivities that are authentic and ready to use."–Donald P.Ely, professor emeritus, instructional design, development andevaluation in the School of Education, Syracuse University



Parental Involvement and Academic Success

Parental Involvement and Academic Success Author William Jeynes
ISBN-10 9781136912863
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 240
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Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most. Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success: uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates examines research results in terms of their practical implications focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.



Thinking Through Quality Questioning

Thinking Through Quality Questioning Author Jackie Acree Walsh
ISBN-10 9781452269665
Release 2011-06-29
Pages 208
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Asking the right questions is the answer This groundbreaking book provides teachers with an accessible, research-based blueprint for developing student metacognitive skills and ensuring that students take responsibility for their own learning. The authors use the findings of cognitive scientists to highlight quality questioning behaviors and explain how to apply them for improved student outcomes. Key features include: Short vignettes of quality questioning in action Evidence that ties question strategy to student achievement An overview of collaborative, written, electronic, and group response strategies Examples of how quality questioning connects to formative assessment Special note regarding the eBook version: Some figures have been redacted in compliance with digital rights permissions.