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Captivate Activate and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math Grades 6 12

Captivate  Activate  and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math  Grades 6 12 Author John Almarode
ISBN-10 9781452218021
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 201
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Discover engaging, brain-based science and math strategies that captivate students' attention, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate interest. Features a ready-to-use framework, content-specific attention grabbers, and more.

Dylan Discovers His Brain

Dylan Discovers His Brain  Author John Almarode
ISBN-10 9781449054915
Release 2010-06
Pages 28
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Your brain is behind everything you do! In fact, if it were not for your brain, you would not be reading this sentence. Take a fun and colorful trip through one of the most complex parts of your body. Together, you and Dylan will discover some of the most exciting parts of your brain and what they do for you every day. Oh, and just wait until you meet your tour guide...

The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning

The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning Author Gene E. Hall
ISBN-10 9781118955895
Release 2018-07-19
Pages 704
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Provides a comprehensive reference for scholars, educators, stakeholders, and the general public on matters influencing and directly affecting education in today’s schools across the globe This enlightening handbook offers current, international perspectives on the conditions in communities, contemporary practices in schooling, relevant research on teaching and learning, and implications for the future of education. It contains diverse conceptual frameworks for analyzing existing issues in education, including but not limited to characteristics of today’s students, assessment of student learning, evaluation of teachers, trends in teacher education programs, technological advances in content delivery, the important role for school leaders, and innovative instructional practices to increase student learning. The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning promotes new, global approaches to studying the process of education, demonstrates the diversity among the constituents of schooling, recognizes the need for and presents a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, and details exemplary practices in education. Divided into four sections focused on general topics—context and schooling; learners and learning; teachers and teaching; and educators as learners and leaders—and with all-new essays that look at what has been, what is, and what could be, this book is destined to inspire thoughtful contemplation from readers about what it means to teach and learn. Examines teaching, learners, and learning from a contemporary, international perspective, presenting alternative views and approaches Provides a single reference source for teachers, education leaders, and agency administrators Summarizes recent research and theory Offers evidence-based recommendations for practice Includes essays from established and emerging U.S. and international scholars Each chapter includes a section encouraging readers to think ahead and imagine what education might be in the future Scholars from around the world provide a range of evidence-based ideas for improving and modifying current educational practices, making The Wiley Handbook of Teaching and Learning an important book for the global education community and those planning on entering into it.

From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers in the Elementary Science Classroom

From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers in the Elementary Science Classroom Author John Almarode
ISBN-10 9781506353678
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 208
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From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers in the Elementary Science Classroom: Strategies and Lessons That Move Students Toward Deeper Learning By John Almarode and Ann M. Miller. Inspire a deep and lasting love of science in young students With so much attention paid to student performance in science, it is imperative for teacher to foster prolonged interest and deep conceptual understanding from an early age. From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers combines the latest findings in the science of learning with student and teacher-tested techniques to provide the framework for encouraging young learners to shed their snorkels and plunge into the world of science. Readers will find: Evidence-based, research-driven strategies that encourage both deep thinking and conceptual understanding Classroom examples that demonstrate each aspect of the standards-based instructional framework in action Professional development tasks that provide teachers with support in implementing strategies for students at all levels, from surface to deep

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 Author Mircea Pitici
ISBN-10 9781400865307
Release 2014-11-23
Pages 360
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This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here John Conway presents examples of arithmetical statements that are almost certainly true but likely unprovable; Carlo Séquin explores, compares, and illustrates distinct types of one-sided surfaces known as Klein bottles; Keith Devlin asks what makes a video game good for learning mathematics and shows why many games fall short of that goal; Jordan Ellenberg reports on a recent breakthrough in the study of prime numbers; Stephen Pollard argues that mathematical practice, thinking, and experience transcend the utilitarian value of mathematics; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by editor Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

Teaching the Female Brain

Teaching the Female Brain Author Abigail Norfleet James
ISBN-10 9781412967099
Release 2009-08-11
Pages 188
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Discover how girls' sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls' learning in math, science, and other areas.

100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class Author Alfred S. Posamentier
ISBN-10 9781452243085
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 217
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100 ways to get students hooked on math! That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it’s not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students’100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al’s explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You’ll discover high-interest ways to Teach to the Common Core’s math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understanding Encourage flexibility in problem solving Emphasize efficient test-taking strategies

Mathematical Misconceptions

Mathematical Misconceptions Author Anne D Cockburn
ISBN-10 9781446243992
Release 2008-11-19
Pages 176
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How do children relate to numbers and mathematics? How can they be helped to understand and make sense of them? People are rarely ambivalent towards mathematics, having either a love or hate relationship with the subject, and our approach to it is influenced by a variety of factors. How we are taught mathematics as children plays a big role in our feelings towards it. Numbers play a large part in our lives, and it is therefore beneficial to inspire a positive attitude towards them at a young age. With contributors comprised of teachers, teacher educators, mathematicians and psychologists, Mathematical Misconceptions brings together information about pupils' work from four different countries, and looks at how children, from the ages of 3 - 11, think about numbers and use them. It explores the reasons for their successes, misunderstandings and misconceptions, while also broadening the reader's own mathematical knowledge. Chapters explore: - the seemingly paradoxical number zero - the concept of equality - children's perceptions and misconceptions of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing - the learning process - the ways in which children acquire number concepts. This unique book will transform the way in which primary school teachers think about mathematics. Fascinating reading for anyone working with children of this age, it will be of particular interest to teachers, trainee teachers and teaching assistants. It will show them how to engage children in the mysteries and delights of numbers.

Developing Primary Mathematics Teaching

Developing Primary Mathematics Teaching Author Tim Rowland
ISBN-10 9781446207314
Release 2009-03-09
Pages 256
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How can KS1/2 teachers improve their mathematics teaching? This book helps readers to become better, more confident teachers of mathematics by enabling them to focus critically on what they know and what they do in the classroom. Building on their close observation of primary mathematics classrooms, the authors provide those starting out in the teaching profession with a four-stage framework which acts as a tool of support for developing their teaching: - making sense of foundation knowledge - focusing on what teachers know about mathematics - transforming knowledge - representing mathematics to learners through examples, analogies, illustrations and demonstrations - connection - helping learners to make sense of mathematics through understanding how ideas and concepts are linked to each other - contingency - what to do when the unexpected happens Each chapter includes practical activities, lesson descriptions and extracts of classroom transcripts to help teachers reflect on effective practice.

Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics Author Cheryl D. Roddick
ISBN-10 9781452261096
Release 2010-03-22
Pages 136
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This practical resource helps beginning secondary mathematics teachers design a curriculum that is meaningful, differentiate instruction, engage students, meet standards, assess student understanding, and more.

Science in the Early Years

Science in the Early Years Author Pat Brunton
ISBN-10 9781848601437
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 191
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Giving early years practitioners and students the confidence to effectively support scientific exploration and investigation with young children, this book explains the science behind young children's knowledge and understanding of the world. Linking theory to good early years practice, the emphasis throughout the book is on recognizing young children as competent, creative thinkers and building on their ideas. The reader is encouraged to think carefully about the role of the adult in supporting child-initiated learning and discovery by providing open ended resources, asking productive questions and observing carefully. The authors provide essential background information for all the key areas of scientific knowledge supported by practical ideas suitable for babies, toddlers and children aged 3 to 5 years. For each of these ideas, practice and theory are linked by highlighting the skills, attitudes and dispositions to observe and the questions to ask to challenge young children's thinking and plan for the next stages in their learning. Chapters cover: - the place of science in early years curricula in the UK - the processes of science and the role of the adult in supporting young children's scientific learning - using open ended resources to create a science-rich environment - essential background knowledge, covering all areas of early years science - ideas to use as starting points for exploration and investigation, indoors and outdoors - pointers for observational assessment and planning - suppliers of resources and equipment By making clear links to practice, and providing ideas to use with babies and toddlers as well as with 3-5 year old children, this book enables the reader to fully exploit the potential for exploration and investigation in any early years setting. Pat Brunton and Linda Thornton are both Education Consultants based in Cheltenham. They run their own training and consultancy company alc associates, and edit Early Years Update.

Science for Primary and Early Years

Science for Primary and Early Years Author Jane Devereux
ISBN-10 9781446265628
Release 2007-06-14
Pages 256
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Science for Primary and Early Years is a comprehensive guide to the subject knowledge requirements for the teaching of science in early years settings and primary schools. This second edition consists of activities to help the reader extend their own understanding of science. Part One explores understanding the nature of science, processes of planning, carrying out and evaluating scientific investigations, collecting and using data, hypothesizing, predicting, fair testing, use of correct terminology and understanding health and safety as well as key ideas in science that underpin subject knowledge. Part Two builds on these ideas as it explores in more detail life and living processes, the environment, electricity and magnetism, light, sound and the earth in space. This text is part of the series Developing Subject Knowledge which covers English, Mathematics and Science and provides authoritative distance learning materials on the national requirements for teaching the primary core curriculum, working with the early years and achieving qualified teacher status. It is designed for initial teacher training, experienced practitioner self-study, and will help towards GCSE revision. This is a set book for the Open University Course, 'Ways of Knowing: language, mathematics and science in the early years'.

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks Author Kellie Marcarelli
ISBN-10 9781412954037
Release 2010-05-18
Pages 173
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Packed with student samples, this resource describes how to implement interactive notebooks in the inquiry-based science classroom, including execution, time management, and grading.

Begin With the Brain

Begin With the Brain Author Martha Kaufeldt
ISBN-10 9781452273419
Release 2009-11-24
Pages 256
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Create a high-achieving, joyful learning environment informed by brain-based research! In this thoroughly updated bestseller, seasoned educator Martha Kaufeldt helps teachers understand and apply current findings in neuroscience research to all aspects of their classroom practice, from behavior management to curriculum design. Using what we know about how the brain learns optimally, this resource provides practical guidance on how to create a learner-centered classroom, including: Setting up a classroom Establishing routines and procedures Fostering students’ intellectual curiosity Reducing learned helplessness in students Developing students’ respect for one another’s cultural and educational backgrounds Building a classroom community

We re Born to Learn

We re Born to Learn Author Rita Smilkstein
ISBN-10 9781412979382
Release 2011-03-18
Pages 248
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This updated edition of the award-winning bestseller shows teachers how to help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be.

Pax Technica

Pax Technica Author Philip N. Howard
ISBN-10 9780300199475
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 352
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A technology expert describes a possible future, and its repercussions in the area of privacy, social control and political manipulation, of a world where more and more things, like eyeglasses, thermostats and home security systems are reliant on the Internet.

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction Grades 4 10

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction  Grades 4  10 Author Leslie Laud
ISBN-10 9781412995245
Release 2011-03-28
Pages 145
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Staff development expert Leslie Laud provides seven research-based practices that show teachers how to implement formative assessment, create tiered instruction, and manage a multitasking classroom.