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Teaching English Learners

Teaching English Learners Author Kip Tellez
ISBN-10 9781317250951
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 182
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This book examines the teaching of English language learners (ELL) by exploring topics not typically covered in theory or methods textbooks. Although methods texts commonly draw readers through well-known strategies such as the audio-lingual method, this book, by contrast, focuses attention on how music can advance and improve language skills. Looking broadly at the sociocultural implications of ELD, Tellez examines the role of the teacher in introducing and inspiring students to learn both a new language and a new society. Furthermore, he offers alterative views of language, and shows how a deeper understanding of it can shape and enrich the lives of both students and teachers. Drawing upon progressive pragmatic philosophy of Dewey, Addams, and Rorty, this book helps teachers to understand the important lineage and profession they have joined (or will join), and the urgent role they play as agents of democratic ideals and actions."



Teaching for Success

Teaching for Success Author Brad Olsen
ISBN-10 9781317250869
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 195
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This book focuses on the process of becoming a teacher and on how to teach well in this contemporary age. Wrapping its discussions around the core concept of teacher identity, the book introduces a model of teacher learning that illuminates how you can systematically examine your own personal and professional teaching influences and work to arrange, adjust, and assemble them in conjunction with educational research into a coherent, unique, successful whole. The book demonstrates the many ways your personal self and professional self become integrated into your teaching work. Features of this book:



Teaching Without Bells

Teaching Without Bells Author Joey Feldman
ISBN-10 9781317250746
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 224
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Small schools have the potential to fundamentally change the conditions of teaching and learning when practitioners deliberately exploit smallness and recognize relationships as a powerful mechanism for improving student achievement. Feldman explains the dynamics of teaching in a small high school--what having fewer students in a school affords teachers, as well as the challenges for teaching that exist alongside the opportunities--based on research, teacher interviews, and the author's own experiences as a practitioner in both small and large schools. This book is for any educator or researcher who wants to better understand the kind of promising practices and professional norms that have been nurtured under conditions of smallness. Being informed about what is possible and often facilitated in small schools will enable educators to better reflect on their own practice, consider certain pedagogical strategies against the organizational characteristics of schools, and make educated career choices. Armed with this information, educators and researchers can become more focused in their advocacy efforts and more empowered to improve our public high schools whether by redesigning them into small schools or by transplanting and translating small school practices and strategies."



Leading from the Inside Out

Leading from the Inside Out Author David Grubb
ISBN-10 9781317256830
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 239
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This book proposes that the collective responsibility of teachers as classroom and school leaders working together to solve their own problems provides the fulcrum of school change. It makes the case that teachers and school leaders do not operate in a vacuum, but rather, they work within the larger context of policy and other social influences. Grubb and Tredway provide the building blocks of history, policy, and social analysis that are necessary if teachers are to be effective in the collective school a place where adults thrive as learners and are able to co-create joyful learning experiences for children and youth. By encouraging teachers to move out of the individual classroom and to think critically and institutionally about the schools they would like to work in, about their own responsibilities for creating such schools, about the range of policies from outside the school and how they can influence those policies rather than being subjected to them this book shows that a teacher s influence is not limited to the classroom and students, but can significantly shape and inform external policies and decisions."



Science Education as a Pathway to Teaching Language Literacy

Science Education as a Pathway to Teaching Language Literacy Author Alberto J. Rodríguez
ISBN-10 9460911293
Release 2010-01
Pages 205
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In this era of mandated high stakes and standardized testing, teachers and schools officials find themselves struggling to meet the demands for improved student achievement. At the same time, they are also expected to teach all subjects as required by national and state curriculum standards. Because of these competing demands, science is not even taught or taught less often in order to make more room for mathematics and language arts "drill and practice" and "teaching to the test." Anyone concerned with providing students with a well-rounded education should ask whether these drastic measures-even if they were to show improvement in achievement-justify denying children access to the unique opportunities for intellectual growth and social awareness that the effective instruction of science provides. Will these students have enough exposure to the science curriculum to prepare them to do well later in middle and high school? How is this current situation going to help ameliorate the pervasive achievement gap in science, and how is it going to motivate students to pursue science-related careers? The authors of this book believe that instead of sacrificing the science curriculum to make more time for drill and practice in mathematics and language arts, what should be done is to connect current research on literacy and science instruction with effective pedagogy. Therefore, this volume provides fresh theoretical insights and practical applications for better understanding how science can be used as a pathway to teaching literacy, and hence, as a pathway to improving teachers' practice and students' learning.



Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses

Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses Author Jory Brass
ISBN-10 9781317935872
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 226
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Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses showcases innovative work in teacher education that fosters teachers’ capacities as reflective practitioners and public intellectuals; extends traditional boundaries of methods courses on teaching the English language arts, literacy, children’s and young adult literature; and embodies democratic and critical politics that go beyond the reductive economic aims and traditional classroom practices sanctioned by educational policies and corporate educational reforms. Featuring leading and emerging scholars in English language arts teacher education, each chapter provides rich and concrete examples of elementary and secondary methods courses rooted in contemporary research and theory, on-line resources, and honest appraisals of the possibilities, tensions, and limits of doing teacher education differently in a top-down time of standards-based education, high-stakes testing, teacher assessment, and neoliberal education reforms. This book offers important resources and support for teacher educators and graduate students to explore alternative visions for aligning university methods courses with current trends in English and cultural studies, critical sociocultural literacy, new literacies and web 2.0 tools, and teaching the English language arts in multiethnic, multilingual, and underserved urban communities.



Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.



Teaching for Critical Thinking

Teaching for Critical Thinking Author Stephen D. Brookfield
ISBN-10 9781118146712
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 304
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praise for previous books by stephen d. brookfield "Award-winning author Stephen Brookfield offers insight, inspiration, and down-to-earth advice to all teachers in settings as diverse as college, adult education, and secondary schools—on how to thrive on the unpredictability of classroom life."—Better Teaching "The author [relates] some of his own personal experiences as an educator in encouraging critical thinking. His insight and honesty in relating these experiences is valuable and interesting."—CBE Report "Brookfield's book will serve as an effective focus that can facilitate faculty in thinking critically about their work, their community, their relationships, not only individually but collaboratively."—Teaching Sociology "He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance." —Reference & Research Book News "The author is so darned good at finding and highlighting the key research." —Training "Brookfield illustrates practically his major scholarly interest in this readable, innovative, and perceptive book on college teaching."—Choice



Academic Conversations

Academic Conversations Author Jeff Zwiers
ISBN-10 9781571108845
Release 2011
Pages 234
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Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly academic conversations ... push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. [The] authors ... have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills are: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing and synthesizing. This books shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches.



Language and Literacy in Science Educationaa

Language and Literacy in Science Educationaa Author Wellington
ISBN-10 9780335233151
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 152
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Science in secondary schools has tended to be viewed mainly as a 'practical subject', and language and literacy in science education have been neglected. But learning the language of science is a major part of science education: every science lesson is a language lesson, and language is a major barrier to most school students in learning science. This accessible book explores the main difficulties in the language of science and examines practical ways to aid students in retaining, understanding, reading, speaking and writing scientific language.



Making Thinking Visible

Making Thinking Visible Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 1118015037
Release 2011-03-25
Pages 320
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.



Dialoguing across Cultures Identities and Learning

Dialoguing across Cultures  Identities  and Learning Author Bob Fecho
ISBN-10 9781317331605
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 162
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Drawing on Dialogical Self Theory, this book presents a new framework for social and cultural identity construction in the literacy classroom, offering possibilities for how teachers might adjust their pedagogy to better support the range of cultural stances present in all classrooms. In the complex multicultural/multiethnic/multilingual contexts of learning in and out of school spaces today, students and teachers are constantly dialoguing across cultures, both internally and externally, and these cultures are in dialogue with each other. The authors unpack some of the complexity of culture and identity, what people do with culture and identity, and how people navigate multiple cultures and identities. Readers are invited to re-examine how they view different cultures and the roles these play in their lives, and to dialogue with the authors about cultures, learning, literacy, identity, and agency.



The Teacher s Toolkit

The Teacher s Toolkit Author Brad Olsen
ISBN-10 159451867X
Release 2010-02-01
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"A teacher's life is one of continuous change and adaptation. In this insightful and accessible blend of narrative and theory. Olsen skillfully explores how teachers develop their identity and how they make critical inquiry a part of their daily life."---Stephen brookfield, author of The Skillful Teacher This book focuses on the continual process of becoming a teacher and on how to teach well in this contemporary age. Wrapping its discussions around the core concept of teacher identity, the book introduces a model of teacher learning that illuminates how teachers can systematically examine their own personal and professional teaching influences and work to arrange, adjust, and assemble them in conjunction with educational research into a coherent, unique, successful whole. "This series renders complex ideas not only intelligible, but also meaningful. The authors brilliantly weave together theory and research, vision, and vivid examples. Teacher-readers will find themselves respected as intellectuals and empowered as leaders."---Christine Sleeter, California State University-Monterey Bay The heart of this excellent book is an affirming view consistent with caring theory. It shows how commitment to sound educational practice for English language development educators is more a personal, rather than professional, desire or orientation. This book centers educational change on effective pedagogy and challenges the reader to undergo a transformation process that is more inside-out than outside-in. Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas, Austin and author of Subtractive Schooling and Leaving Children Behind. In Teaching English Learners Tellez examines the role of the teacher in introducting and inspiring students to learn both a new language and a new society. He offers alterative views of language and shows how a deeper understanding of it can shape and enrich the lives of both students and teachers. Drawing on progressive pragmatic philosophies of Dewey, Addams, and Rorty, this book helps teachers understand the important lineage and profession they have joined (or will join) and the urgent role they play as agents of democratic ideals and actions. "Here is a collection of theoretically cohesive books, all of them integrating research and heartfelt understanding. The books carry the polyphonic voices of the individual volumes and, most importantly, they are in sync in purpose, and in passion, and in thoughtfulness about how to make our world a better place for all children."---Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Teachers College, Columbia University Joey Feldman skillfully blends thoughtful research with the voices of practitioners, including his own as a former teacher and principal, to showcase the possibilities of personalization in our public high schools. We know that teachers do their best work when they collaborate with and learn from each other, and that students benefit from being well-known participants in a supportive community. This helpful and engaging book describes how these desirable teaching and learning conditions are enhanced when high schools---of any size---figure out how to act small. For those committed to improving our nation's high schools, this book is an important resource.---Linda Darling Hammond Charles L. Ducommun Professor of Education Stanford University A good school, whether large or small, must be `small' enough to foster relationships and avoid contrived institutional dynamics. Teaching Without Bells makes a powerful and compelling case for that indispensable ingredient.---Adamurganski, President of the Rochester, NY, Teachers Association. "Books about teaching seldom combine theory, research, practice, and inspiration, but that is precisely what The Teacher's Toolkit series does. Seasoned educators and researchers explore the profession of teaching through social justice and efficacy. University faculty, their students, and new teachers will cherish these books, while veteran teachers will develop new insights from them."---Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "this book is a wonderful resource to support the development of professional and collaborative teachers. Grubb and Tredway show how teachers can work together to create new educational environments that are essential to improving public schools for all students."---Ken Zeichner, University of Washington As classroom and school leaders, teachers working collectively can solve their own problems and become the fulcrum of school change. The authors encourage teachers to move out of the individual classroom and to think critically and institutionally about the schools they would like to work in, about their own responsibilities for creating such schools, and about the range of policies from outside the school and how they can influence those policies rather than being subjected to them. This book shows that a teacher's influence is not limited to the classroom and students, but that it can significantly shape and inform external policies and decisions. "The concerns of twenty-first-century teachers are significant, varied, and urgent. Addressing them as part of professional socialization and further professional development has never been more important. The Teacher's Toolkit does just that. Using powerful tools of inquiry, narrative, critical reflection, and analysis, these books help new and experienced teachers to achieve balance and perspective in their professional and personal lives."---Susan Florio-Ruane, Professor of Teacher Education, Michigan State University Teaching Toward Democracy challenges our core beliefs on today's pressing issues both inside our public schools and beyond them, too. The book is a must-read for teachers, parents, policymakers, university faculty, and students. This book examines the contested space of schooling and school reform with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that teaching in a democratic society provides. Teaching within and for democracy involves developing particular qualities of mind that teachers explore and work to develop as they become more effective educators. The authors offer specific ideas and interventions that can be implemented inside the classroom as well as with parents and the larger community. "This series renders complex ideas not only intelligible, but also meaningful. The authors brilliantly weave together theory and research, vision, and vivid examples. Teacher-readers will find themselves respected as intellectuals and empowered as leaders."---Christine Sleeter, California State University-Monterey Bay "Making a Difference is an easy-to-read book that gets at much of the complexity of what it means to `stay in' or `leave' teaching. This book makes it clear that this kind of simple distinction will no longer work to answer the most troubling---and the most important---questions related to teacher career trajectories. This book will make a significant contribution to the literature."---Marilyn Cochran Smith, Lynch School of Education, Boston College Our culture and media often simplify the choice many educators face---tostay in or leave classroom teaching. Written for teachers and other educational professionals, this book dispels this simple dichotomy by representing the range of responses and career pathways that enable educators to make a difference. Based on interviews with hundreds of change-minded educators, Making a Difference shares career stories and insights against a backdrop that maps out the complexities, roles, and structures that define professional advancement in education. "Books about teaching seldom combine theory, research, practice, and inspiration, but that is precisely what The Teacher's Toolkit series does. Seasoned educators and researchers explore the profession of teaching through social justice and efficacy. University faculty, their stud



Discussion as a Way of Teaching

Discussion as a Way of Teaching Author Stephen D. Brookfield
ISBN-10 9781118429754
Release 2012-06-14
Pages 336
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices. The book also includes new exercises and material on the intersections between discussion and the encouragement of democracy in the classroom. This revised edition expands on the original and contains information on adapting discussion methods in online teaching, on using discussion to enhance democratic participation, and on the theoretical foundations for the discussion exercises described in the book. Throughout the book, Brookfield and Preskill clearly show how discussion can enliven classrooms, and they outline practical methods for ensuring that students will come to class prepared to discuss a topic. They also explain how to balance the voices of students and teachers, while still preserving the moral, political, and pedagogic integrity of discussion.



Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching Author Alison Cook-Sather
ISBN-10 9781118836064
Release 2014-03-10
Pages 304
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A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.



Teaching Arguments

Teaching Arguments Author Jennifer Fletcher
ISBN-10 9781571109996
Release 2015-01
Pages 264
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No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically. Jennifer believes that, with appropriate scaffolding and encouragement, all students can learn a rhetorical approach to argument and gain access to rigorous academic content. Teaching Arguments opens the door and helps them pay closer attention to the acts of meaning around them, to notice persuasive strategies that might not be apparent at first glance. When we analyze and develop arguments, we have to consider more than just the printed words on the page. We have to evaluate multiple perspectives; the tension between belief and doubt; the interplay of reason, character, and emotion; the dynamics of occasion, audience, and purpose; and how our own identities shape what we read and write. Rhetoric teaches us how to do these things. Teaching Arguments will help students learn to move beyond a superficial response to texts so they can analyze and craft sophisticated, persuasive arguments--a major cornerstone for being not just college-and career-ready but ready for the challenges of the world.



Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms

Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms Author Elva Durán
ISBN-10 0398076758
Release 2006-12-30
Pages 471
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Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Teaching English learners in inclusive classrooms book for free.