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Help Teachers Engage Students

Help Teachers Engage Students Author Gary Forlini
ISBN-10 9781317926368
Release 2014-07-10
Pages 208
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This unique, hands-on reference for school administrators offers guidelines for effective student engagement as well as reproducible action tools that will enable you to identify and share The Big Eight Student Engagement Strategies with your teachers, promote teacher growth and provide support for new and/or struggling teachers, collect data to help you consult and coach teachers effectively in student engagement, and provide direct assistance with skills and strategies to sharpen student engagement.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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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.



Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning

Classroom Walkthroughs To Improve Teaching and Learning Author Judy Stout
ISBN-10 9781317927624
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 192
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This book demonstrates the many ways classroom walkthroughs can be used for continuous, systemic, long-range school improvement. Woven throughout the book are eighteen different models of walkthroughs that have been successfully implemented in schools across the country. An effective tool for improving teaching and learning, this book demonstrates that there is no "one-size-fits-all" walkthrough model. It shows you how to use classroom walkthroughs to meet the specific needs of your school.



Effective Teachers Student Achievement

Effective Teachers Student Achievement Author James Stronge
ISBN-10 9781317926306
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 192
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Research has shown that there is no greater influence on a student's success than the quality of his or her teacher. This book presents the research findings which demonstrate the connection between teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Author James Stronge describes and explains the value-added teacher-assessment research that has emerged in the past decade and demystifies the power and practices of effective teachers.



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9780470548745
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 298
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.



Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning Author Peggy Grant
ISBN-10 9781564845443
Release 2014-06-21
Pages 194
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Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology is designed to help educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education. While changes may pose significant challenges, they also offer countless opportunities to engage students in meaningful ways to improve their learning outcomes. Personalized learning is the key to engaging students, as teachers are leading the way toward making learning as relevant, rigorous, and meaningful inside school as outside and what kids do outside school: connecting and sharing online, and engaging in virtual communities of their own Renowned author of the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series, Dale Basye, and award winning educator Peggy Grant, provide a go-to tool available to every teacher today—technology as a way to ‘personalize’ the education experience for every student, enabling students to learn at their various paces and in the way most appropriate to their learning styles.



Schools Where Teachers Lead

Schools Where Teachers Lead Author John Bell
ISBN-10 9781317926665
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 144
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Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school with the real-world, on-the-job ideas in this book. Principals and other leaders will embrace the practical "Lead Now" and "Do Now" strategies as they improve their own skills and promote shared leadership among their staff. Shared leadership is a process in which multiple staff members lead the learning within a school. With the knowledge that instructional leadership is the primary engine behind teacher effectiveness, the authors demonstrate how to support classroom practices that raise student achievement.



Professional Development

Professional Development Author Sally J. Zepeda
ISBN-10 9781317926009
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 352
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This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school’s professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional development program that moves ideas from knowledge to action. Topics include: Learning Communities Job-Embedded Learning Coaching Teacher Study Groups Critical Friends Lesson Study Portfolios And more! Additionally, this book features helpful case studies, useful forms and templates, sample agendas, and other invaluable resources for professional development. The second edition contains the following enhancements: Expanded coverage of job-embedded learning, which is a cost-effective way for administrators to enhance professional development with their staff More information on the theoretical grounding of professional development with applications that can be readily adapted for use in schools Updated references and figures to reflect newly published literature on the topics covered User-friendly tabs, so you can find and return to your favorite sections time after time



Building School Culture One Week at a Time

Building School Culture One Week at a Time Author Jeffrey Zoul
ISBN-10 9781317925316
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 176
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Use Friday Focus memos to motivate and engage your staff every week, and help create a school culture focused on the growth of students and teachers. Easy to understand and implement, Friday Focus memos offer an effective and efficient way to improve student learning, staff development, and school culture from within. Written by educational consultant and former principal of two award-winning schools, Jeffrey Zoul, these memos focus on topics such as active learning, high expectations, gratitude, test preparation, and more. Zoul provides 37 teaching and learning memos, one for each week of the school year, for principals and other administrators to reproduce and circulate among their staff. Zoul prefaces each memo with stories from his experiences as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in the K-12 levels. You can also write your own memos, with guidance on possible topics and teacher takeaways.



Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 290
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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



Improving Teaching with Collaborative Action Research

Improving Teaching with Collaborative Action Research Author Diane Cunningham
ISBN-10 9781416611622
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 195
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Once you've established a professional learning community (plc), you need to get this ascd (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) action tool to ensure that your plc stays focused on addressing teaching methods and student learning problems. This ascd action tool explains how your plc can use collaborative action research to formulate questions about topics of your own choosing, take action, and then collect and analyze data to answer those questions. This action research process helps your plc unearth the root causes of issues and plan corrective actions while fostering ongoing and collaborative teacher staff development. Dozens of learning activities--checklists, rubrics, planning guides, and reflection prompts--lead your plc through the steps of: (1) Developing a common understanding of effective group process and collaborative action research; (2) Identifying a meaningful starting point for inquiry, thinking through a rationale and vision for group work, and generating questions to guide the inquiry; (3) Encouraging meaningful and productive discourse among members; (4) Promoting the effective use of action planning and data; and (5) Supporting continuous assessment of results and reflection on effective practices. Each tool in the collection includes an explanation of why and how to use the tool. Whether your school is new to this action research or is already engaged in the process, this action tool gives you an easy, go-to resource that is perfect for instructional leaders of all sorts--grade-level leaders, department leaders, principals, assistant principals, and staff developers--who are responsible for facilitating improvement.



Principles to Actions

Principles to Actions Author National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ISBN-10 0873537742
Release 2014-02
Pages 139
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This text offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, administrators, parents, and policymakers. This book: provides a research-based description of eight essential mathematics teaching practices ; describes the conditions, structures, and policies that must support the teaching practices ; builds on NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all students ; identifies obstacles, unproductive and productive beliefs, and key actions that must be understood, acknowledged, and addressed by all stakeholders ; encourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning.



Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools

Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools Author Karen Boyes
ISBN-10 9781416608875
Release 2009
Pages 388
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Rationale and planning -- Tools for exploring meanings -- Tools for expanding capacities -- Tools for increasing alertness -- Tools for extending values -- Tools for building commitment.



Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction

Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction Author Cindy A. Strickland
ISBN-10 9781416608110
Release 2009
Pages 273
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This resource contains more than 45 tools and activities that make it easier for staff developers, teacher leaders, and other professional development leaders to show teachers and administrators how to successfully implement and maintain differentiated instruction. --from publisher description.



Learning Targets

Learning Targets Author Connie M. Moss
ISBN-10 9781416614807
Release 2012-07-02
Pages 220
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In Learning Targets, Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart contend that improving student learning and achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson--what they call "today's lesson"--or it doesn't happen at all. The key to making today's lesson meaningful? Learning targets. Written from students' point of view, a learning target describes a lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know deeply. Each lesson's learning target connects to the next lesson's target, enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately lead to important curricular standards. Drawing from the authors' extensive research and professional learning partnerships with classrooms, schools, and school districts, this practical book * Situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice. * Provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation. * Explains how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces evidence of students' progress toward the learning target. * Shows how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading. Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning forms, a classroom walk-through guide, a lesson-planning process guide, and guides to teacher and student self-assessment. What students are actually doing during today's lesson is both the source of and the yardstick for school improvement efforts. By applying the insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.



Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy Author Nancy Dean
ISBN-10 9781412979801
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 230
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.



The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416605713
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 221
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.