Features and updates to this new edition include:Clear, step-by-step descriptions and illustrative in-class videos of seven instructional techniques and that pre-service teachers can realistically implement within the classroom setting
Increased coverage on teaching English language learners, including a "Making Your Lesson More Meaningful for ELLs" feature now included in every instructional strategy chapter
"Enhancing Your Teaching With Technology" feature included in every instructional strategy chapter
Fresh interior design to better highlight pedagogical elements and key features, all to better engage students
Fully revamped and comprehensive companion website, with both student and instructor materials that stress real-world application of strategies, classroom assessment and management.
clear, step-by-step descriptions of seven instructional techniques that pre-service teachers can realistically implement within the classroom setting
practical suggestions for ways to integrate effective classroom management and valid assessment techniques with each instructional strategy
concrete examples to illustrate each concept or teaching method described
guidelines for deciding which instructional methods are most appropriate to different classroom situations and for diverse learners
guides for creating lesson plans
access to a comprehensive companion website that provides additional resources and further ways to engage with the material presented in the chapters. http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/instructionalstrategies
Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat.
Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions.
A surprisingly poignant account, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.
A witness to the joys of discovery, Done inspires readers with the everyday adventures and milestones of his 32 third graders in this irresistible collection of bite-sized essays. From the nervous first day of school to the hectic Halloween parade to the disastrous spring musical, Done connects what happens in his classroom to the universal truths that touch us all. He reminds us of the delight of learning something for the first time and of the value of making a difference.
32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny is for anyone who has ever taught children -- or been to third grade. It is a testament to the kids who uplift us -- and the teachers we will never forget. With just the right mix of humor and wisdom, Done reveals the enduring promise of elementary school as a powerful antidote to the cynicism of our times.
This second edition has been considerably expanded with chapters that illuminate the Asian American, Native American, and Latina/o experience, including that of undocumented students, in our schools. These chapters offer insights into the concerns and issues students bring to the classroom. They also convey the importance for teachers, as they accept difference and develop cultural sensitivity, to see their students as individuals, and avoid generalizations. This need to go beneath the surface is reinforced by a chapter on adopted children, children of mixed race, and “hidden minorities”.
White and Black teachers, and teachers of different races and ethnicities, here provide the essential theoretical background, and share their experiences and the approaches they have developed, to create the conditions – in both urban and suburban settings – that enable minority students to succeed.
This book encourages reflection and self-examination, and calls for recognizing and reinforcing students’ ability to achieve. It also calls for high expectations for both teachers and students. It demonstrates what it means to recognize often-unconscious biases, confront institutional racism where it occurs, surmount stereotyping, adopt culturally relevant teaching, connect with parents and the community, and integrate diversity in all activities.
This book is replete with examples from practice and telling insights that will engage teachers in practice or in service. It should have a place in every classroom in colleges of education and K-12 schools. Its empowering message applies to every teacher working in an educational setting that recognizes the empowerment that comes in celebrating diversity.
Each chapter concludes with a set of questions for personal reflection or group discussion.
Twenty-seven year old Bain and the underage fifteen year old Alexis have been secretly in love for one whole year behind the backs of everyone on the outside of Gabriel's Trails, one of the roughest neighborhoods known for robberies, brawls and even murders, located on a rather wealthy side of town.
When Alexis, the daughter of wealthy parents, ends up deep inside of Gabriel's Trails for the first time in the middle of the night, things go terribly wrong, quickly spiraling out of control into a full force of reality, leading her to question one thing - Is Bain really who Alexis believes he is or is there something more sinister behind the man who she's come to love?
This is the first book of this new urban series. Read Murders at Gabriel's Trails Part 2: A Son's Sacrifice next or even better, order the entire Murders at Gabriel's Trails Complete 5 part series with bonus story SINS OF BAIN!
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*Reflects over a decade of advances in research-based vocabulary instruction.
*Chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessment; and differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of response to intervention (RTI).
*Expanded discussions of content-area vocabulary and multiple-meaning words.
*Many additional examples showing what robust instruction looks like in action.
*Appendix with a useful menu of instructional activities.
See also the authors' Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, which includes specific instructional sequences for different grade ranges, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.
Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including:
The Loner, who has withdrawn from classmates since they persuaded her to unwittingly join her own hate club The Popular Bitch, a cheerleading captain both seduced by and trapped within her clique's perceived prestige The Nerd, whose differences cause students to laugh at him and his mother to needle him for not being "normal" The New Girl, determined to stay positive as classmates harass her for her mannerisms and target her because of her race The Gamer, an underachiever in danger of not graduating, despite his intellect and his yearning to connect with other students The Weird Girl, who battles discrimination and gossipy politics in school but leads a joyous life outside of it The Band Geek, who is alternately branded too serious and too emo, yet annually runs for class presidentIn the middle of the year, Robbins surprises her subjects with a secret challenge--experiments that force them to change how classmates see them.
Robbins intertwines these narratives--often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating--with essays exploring subjects like the secrets of popularity, being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you, why outsiders succeed, how schools make the social scene worse--and how to fix it.
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth is not just essential reading for students, teachers, parents, and anyone who deals with teenagers, but for all of us, because at some point in our lives we've all been on the outside looking in.
The authors have developed, implemented, and refined a process for teachers and students that results in evidence becoming a signature part of student work. When you use this process in your classroom, students will learn how to read closely to find out what a complex text says and means. They'll understand the purpose and use of evidence. They will hone their annotation and sourcing skills. And they'll learn how to communicate and focus their ideas through meaningful discussion before writing.
Chapters in this book focus onThe Role of Evidence in Reading, Writing, and DiscussionClose Reading of Complex TextsPreparing for Discussion and Writing: Annotation, Sourcing, and Avoiding PlagiarismUsing Evidence in DiscussionWriting From Sources
Videos linked throughout the text give you an opportunity to hear from teachers and students who have successfully implemented Fisher and Frey's ideas. You'll see how scaffolding these skills, which often are not learned until college or the workplace, can improve your students' reading and writing, both in terms of the habits they develop and in the products they create.
***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.***
"The is a great book cover to cover! Highly recommended for the advanced beginning guitar player keen to improve their knowledge of modes." - Harry Johnson, Malta MT
Progressive Scales and Modes for Guitar is a complete system for learning any scale, mode or chord - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson lead guitar tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of guitars including electric guitar and acoustic guitar. Makes it easy to memorize any new sound as well as building a solid visual and aural foundation of both guitar theory and the fretboard to learn to play guitar scales and modes. Basic knowledge of how to read music and playing guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play guitar from this book.
• How to play electric guitar solos and how to play acoustic guitar solos
• A complete system for learning any guitar scale, mode or chord, based on the five most common chord shapes
• Practical lead guitar theory for how to improvise on guitar including when to use each scale as well as how and why it fits with a particular chord or progression
• All the fundamental techniques of guitar improvisation using alternative scales including pentatonic scales, the blues scale, whole tone scales, diminished scales and all of the guitar modes - Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian
• Lead guitar tips and lead guitar tricks that every player should know when learning guitar
• Shortcuts for how to learn guitar scales fast by getting the most from guitar practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play guitar scales and modes today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy guitar lessons written by a professional guitar teacher
• Easy-to-read guitar music, guitar chords and guitar tabs
• Full color photos and diagrams
• 130+ guitar scale exercises, guitar riffs, guitar licks, guitar solos and guitar music examples in jazz guitar and blues guitar styles
• Jam-along progressions for every scale and mode presented in the book
Guitar lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the guitar, fast.
There’s no one teachers trust more to give them classroom advice than Rafe Esquith. After more than thirty years on the job, Esquith still puts in the countless classroom hours familiar to every dedicated educator. But where his New York Times bestseller Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire was food for a teacher’s mind, Real Talk for Real Teachers is food for a teacher’s soul.
Esquith candidly tackles the three stages of life for the career teacher and offers encouragement to see them through the difficult early years, advice on mid-career classroom building, and novel ideas for longtime educators. With his trademark mix of humor, practicality, and boundless compassion, Esquith proves the perfect companion for teachers who need a quick pick-me-up, a long heart-to-heart, or just a momentary reminder that they’re not alone.
In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to provide an inside look at an institution that has been the private realm of the elite for the past 150 years. He shows that St. Paul's students continue to learn what they always have--how to embody privilege. Yet, while students once leveraged the trappings of upper-class entitlement, family connections, and high culture, current St. Paul's students learn to succeed in a more diverse environment. To be the future leaders of a more democratic world, they must be at ease with everything from highbrow art to everyday life--from Beowulf to Jaws--and view hierarchies as ladders to scale. Through deft portrayals of the relationships among students, faculty, and staff, Khan shows how members of the new elite face the opening of society while still preserving the advantages that allow them to rule.
“If you need to understand adolescents—whether your own or anyone else’s—you must read this book . . . Steinberg explains why most of our presumptions about adolescence are dead wrong and reveals the truth about this exciting and unnerving stage of life.”—Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No FunOver the past few decades, adolescence has lengthened, and this stage of life now lasts longer than ever. Recent research has shown that the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, making it a crucial time of life for determining a person’s future success and happiness. In Age of Opportunity, the world-renowned expert on adolescence Laurence Steinberg draws on this trove of fresh evidence—including his own groundbreaking research—to explain the teenage brain’s capacity for change and to offer new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits. By showing how new discoveries about adolescence must change the way we raise, teach, and treat young people, Steinberg provides a myth-shattering guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about adolescents.
“A fascinating book [that] parents and teachers ought to read.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution
“This book belongs on the shelf of every parent, teacher, youth worker, counselor, judge—heck, anyone interested in pre-teens and teenagers.”—David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.
***Comes with online access to free drum videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and drum animation for easy music learning.***
"Awesome Drum Learning Book! This one by far is the best one I've found. The layout makes it easy to understand and to absorb the material you're learning. Keeps everything interesting but not so simple that it's boring." - Michael Cadonic, Louisville KY [Amazon]"
Progressive Beginner Drums contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great drummer - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson drum tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of drum kits. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the drums is required to teach yourself to learn to play drums from this book.
• How to play using all the drums and cymbals in the entire drum kit
• How to play drum beats used in popular drum grooves
• All the fundamental drum rudiments and drum techniques including playing accents, ghost notes, paradiddles, side stick and open hi-hat
• Drum theory for learning how to read drum music for beginners
• Drum tips and drum tricks that every player should know when learning drums
• Shortcuts for how to learn drums fast by getting the most from drum practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the drums today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy beginners drum lessons written by a professional drum teacher
• Full color photos and diagrams
• Easy-to-read drum music for beginners
• 133 drum exercises, drum rhythms and drum fills for playing drum beats used in rock drumming, blues drumming, funk drumming, country drumming and jazz drumming
Beginner drum lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the drum, fast.
The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.
• The history of homeschooling in America
• How this movement has grown in credibility and enrollment exponentially
• The current state of homeschooling, including questions about who gets homeschooled, why, and what is the success—academically and in life—of students who are homeschooled
• The impact of homeschooling on the student and on American society
In 2010, more than two million students were homeschooled. In the most extensive survey and analysis of research on homeschooling, spanning the birth of the movement in the 1970s to today, Homeschooling in America shines a light on one of the most important yet least understood social movements of the last forty years and explores what it means for education today.
The Common Core Connections series provides teachers with the skill assessments to help determine individualized instruction needs. Focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning! Grade specific coherent content progresses in difficulty to achieve optimum fluency. It is also an ideal resource for differentiation and remediation. Each 96-page book includes an assessment test, test analysis, Common Core State Standards Alignment Matrix, and answer key.
Through in-depth interviews with and observations of students, teachers, administrators, and police officers, Nolan offers a rich and nuanced account of daily life at a Bronx high school where police patrol the hallways and security and discipline fall under the jurisdiction of the NYPD. She documents how, as law enforcement officials initiate confrontations with students, small infractions often escalate into “police matters” that can lead to summonses to criminal court, arrest, and confinement in juvenile detention centers.
Nolan follows students from the classroom and the cafeteria to the detention hall, the dean’s office, and the criminal court system, clarifying the increasingly intimate relations between the school and the criminal justice system. Placing this trend within the context of recent social and economic changes, as well as developments within criminal justice and urban school reform, she shows how this police presence has created a culture of control in which penal management overshadows educational innovation.
Police in the Hallways also examines the prevalent forms of oppositional behavior through which students express their frustrations and their deep sense of exclusion. With compassion and clear-eyed analysis, Nolan sounds a warning about this alarming convergence of prison and school cultures and the negative impact that it has on the real lives of low-income students of color—and, in turn, on us all.
In Fairy Tales Readers Theatre, stories become scripts, with students playing the parts of Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and more. This format encourages students to take an active role in their own language arts development while enhancing overall fluency. For teachers and librarians, Fredericks offers a wealth of suggestions and strategies for engaging students in the dynamics of literacy acquisition through the allure of readers theatre.
Creativity and critical thinking are central to effective teaching and learning and have a significant impact on students’ attainment, engagement, attendance and behaviour. This book draws on recent research and policy to provide teachers with a clear framework for understanding creativity and critical thinking and practically demonstrates how they can be incorporated into classroom practice.
Bringing together an expert team of contributors with a wide-range of experience of bringing creative approaches into the classroom the book includes:
an analysis of the issues associated with creativity and critical thinking
clear guidance on how schools can develop dynamic thinking and creative learning strategies and use them with all learners
advice on using external agencies to bring the creative perspective into schools
case studies alongside examples of current activities and practice in schools
links to resources and organisations who can offer support.
Providing clear guidance on the underpinning theory and policy and drawing upon current initiatives in schools, this book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers that want to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.
Our Reader's Guide to Bridge to Terabithia is a book guide that is designed to support students as they read novels independently. It helps to guide them through each chapter and allows them to check their understanding of what is happening in the book as they read, not just at the very end of the book. Our Reader's Guides include:
-A explanation of each section of the book guide that provides suggestions about how best to use each section to boost comprehension.
-An explanation of the genre of the book.
-Various background materials that will help to provide a better understanding of the context of the story.
-A summary of the entire book so you have a good idea of the major events that take place in the story.
-An in-depth look at the themes that will be developed throughout the book.
-"Big Idea" Questions that are designed to give you a sense of the overarching questions you should be able to answer after finishing the book.
-A guide to the chapter sections so you know how best to use them as you read this book.
Each chapter guide includes:
-Important vocabulary you should know before reading the chapter.
-A summary of the chapter so that you can make sure you remember all of the important events from that chapter.
-Text-Based Questions with example responses: These questions are basic recall questions. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what a good answer would be.
-Critical Thinking Questions with example responses: These questions push you to think about the events of the chapter in a more challenging way. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what a good answer would be.
-Theme Based Questions with example responses: These questions are designed to help you connect the events of the chapter to the development of the themes throughout the story. Each question comes with a sample answer so you have a good idea of what a good answer would be.-Making Connections Questions: These questions challenge you to make connections between the events of the story and things that may have happened to them in their own lives. Everyone's experiences are unique, so there are no sample answers here.
Winner--Literacy Research Association's Edward B. Fry Book Award
Watch an interview of Alexandria Walton Radford discussing her book here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F81c1D1BpY0
***Comes with online access to free piano videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and piano animation for easy music learning.***
"Okay, I am of a certain age [so] I decided to learn to play the Piano. You can actually play two handed within the first week! ...Get yourself a keyboard and this book! My brain already feels younger." - S. Mason, Austin TX
Progressive Beginner Piano contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great piano player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson piano tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of pianos including electric pianos, digital pianos and piano keyboards. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the piano is required to teach yourself to learn to play piano from this book.
• How to play piano chords for beginners and piano rhythms
• How to play piano notes and beginner piano scales used in piano melodies
• All the fundamental techniques of piano playing including playing chords and arpeggios with the left hand
• Piano theory for learning how to read piano music for beginners
• Piano tips and piano tricks that every player should know when learning piano
• Shortcuts for how to learn piano fast by getting the most from piano practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the piano today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy piano lessons written by a professional piano teacher
• Full color photos and diagrams
• Easy-to-read piano music for beginners and piano chords for beginners
• Piano chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important piano chords
• 45 piano exercises including piano chord progressions and popular easy piano music for beginners in rock piano, pop piano, country piano, folk piano, blues piano and classical piano styles
Beginner piano lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano, fast.
The book addresses challenges others are likely to experience while improving teacher preparation, including preservice teacher resistance, the challenge of adding to already-packed courses, the difficulty of recruiting and retaining busy faculty members, and the question of how to best frame the larger issues. The authors also address options for integrating the work of improving teacher preparation for linguistic diversity into a variety of different teacher education program designs. Finally, the book demonstrates a data-driven approach that makes this work consistent with many institutions’ mandate to produce research and to collect evidence supporting accreditation.
This book makes learning easier through the following features:Learning Outcomes - Learning outcomes on the header point out the concepts that you should focus on in the process of learning.Important Concepts and Key Terms - The important concepts and key terms are presented clearly in simple language. Further explanations linked to the diagrams help you better understand the concepts.Interesting Visuals - Visual aids such as concept maps, flow charts and annotated diagrams are integrated to make the concepts easier to understand and remember.Real-life Examples - These examples show real-life application of concepts and explain the inquiries on the phenomena that happen in our everyday lives.Worked Examples - Step-by-step worked examples help to reinforce your skills in solving problems.Instant Facts - These are extra information that can help you acquire a more in-depth understanding of the topic under discussion.
This book complements the school curriculum and will certainly help in your preparation for the examinations.
Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country.
Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover
• Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September”
• Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and much more
• Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect”
• World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution
• Visual arts—fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others
• Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs
• Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time
• Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Rachel Carson
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from What Your Second Grader Needs to Know.
***Comes with online access to free guitar videos and audio for all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***
"I love this book. Like others in the series it it informative. Easy to follow and well written. I would recommend this book in addition to others from this author." - Ian [Amazon]
"This fingerpicking primer is worth getting to start your journey on to playing fingerstyle guitar. It's very easy to understand with its large notes and instructional written lessons. I would recommend it highly if you want to diversify your guitar playing." - El Cid [Amazon]
Progressive Guitar Method - Fingerpicking contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great fingerstyle guitar player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson fingerpicking guitar tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of acoustic guitars. Basic knowledge of how to read music and playing the guitar is required to teach to learn to play guitar from this book.
• How to play acoustic guitar fingerstyle
• How to play guitar fingerpicking patterns that can be used as an accompaniment to any chord, chord progression or song.
• All the fundamental techniques of fingerpicking guitar playing including alternate thumb, arpeggio and constant bass styles required to play fingerpicking songs
• Expressive techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs
• Practical guitar theory for learning how to read guitar music for beginners, guitar chord formulas and how to read guitar tabs for beginners
• The notes on the entire guitar fretboard
• How to tune a guitar and how to use a guitar capo
• Fingerstyle guitar tips and fingerstyle guitar tricks that every player should know when learning guitar
• Shortcuts for how to learn guitar fast by getting the most from guitar practice sessions.
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the guitar today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy guitar lessons written by a professional fingerstyle guitar teacher
• Easy-to-read fingerstyle guitar music for beginners, guitar chords for beginners and easy fingerstyle guitar tabs for beginners
• Full color photos and diagrams
• Guitar chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important fingerpicking guitar chords
• 60+ fingerpicking guitar exercises and popular easy guitar songs for beginners in rock guitar, folk guitar, country guitar, blues guitar, ragtime guitar and classical guitar styles
Beginner guitar lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the guitar, fast.
What can the richly imagined, impressively adaptable fantasy world of these children tell us about childhood, development, education, and even life itself? For fifty years, teacher and writer Vivian Gussin Paley has been exploring the imagery, language, and lore of young children, asking the questions they ask of themselves.
In The Boy on the Beach she continues to do so, going deeper into the mystery of play as she follows Eli and Marianne through the kindergarten year, finding more answers and more questions. How does their teacher, Mrs. Olson, manage to honor and utilize the genius of play to create an all-inclusive community in which boys and girls like each other and listen to each other’s stories? Why is Paley’s fellow teacher Yu-ching in Taiwan certain that her children pretend to be kittens in order to become necessary to the group? And why do teachers in London see their childrens’ role-playing as the natural end to loneliness in the school community?
Rich with the words of children and teachers themselves, The Boy on the Beach is vintage Paley, a wise and provocative appreciation of the importance of play and enduring curiosity about the nature of childhood and the imagination.
These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch readers' hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.
***Comes with online access to free bass videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***
"I love this book! It taught me everything I needed to know about playing bass." - Harry Smith, Watertown MA
Progressive Beginner Bass contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great bass player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson bass tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of basses including electric bass and acoustic bass. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the bass guitar is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass guitar from this book.
• How to play beginner bass notes and beginner bass scales used in popular bass lines and bass licks
• All the fundamental techniques of bass playing including how to play bass with a pick or fingers and how to play using alternate picking, slides and hammer-ons
• How to read bass music for beginners and how to read bass tab for beginners
• Bass theory for reading key signatures, time signatures, intervals, sharps and flats, ties, rests, triplets and syncopation
• How to tune bass
• Bass tips and bass tricks that every player should know when learning bass guitar
• Shortcuts for how to learn bass fast by getting the most from bass practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the bass today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy beginners bass guitar lessons written by a professional bass teacher
• Full color photos and diagrams
• Easy-to-read bass music for beginners, accompanying guitar chords and easy bass tabs for beginners
• 61 bass exercises, bass riffs, bass arpeggios and popular easy bass songs for beginners in classic rock styles
• Diagrams showing all notes on the bass guitar fretboard
Beginner bass lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the bass guitar, fast.
Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children’s healthy development—all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement activities geared to the Kinetic Scale.
Downloadable digital content includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, parent handouts, and bonus activities. An ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and trainers.Introducing the Kinetic Scaleunique framework encompassing all the elements of movement: reflexes, sensory tools (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance, and intuition), motor tools (power, coordination, and control), and language based on six stages of movement development from birth to age 7: snugglers, squigglers, stompers, scampers, scooters, and skedaddlers designed to foster a balanced diet of physical activity that helps each child move, grow, and learn on the child’s individual timetable
***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.***
"This book explores the potential that the added string gives you on a 5 string bass. It's also great for learning chord arpeggios and scales, which are essential for writing your own bass lines. This book is invaluable for anyone who has bought a 5 string bass. I love this book! This is my favorite bass book!" - Jim Patterson, Honolulu HI
Progressive 5 String Bass contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great 5 string bass player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson 5 string bass tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of basses. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the bass is required to teach yourself to learn to play bass from this book.
• How to play five string bass guitars
• How to play bass notes, bass arpeggios, bass grooves and beginner bass scales used in 5 string bass music
• All the fundamental techniques of 5 string bass playing
• Bass theory for learning how to read bass music for beginners and how to read bass tabs for beginners
• How to tune a bass
• 5 string bass tips and bass tricks that every player should know when learning bass
• Shortcuts for how to learn bass fast by getting the most from bass practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the bass today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy beginners bass lessons written by a professional bass teacher
• Complete with photos and diagrams
• Easy-to-read bass music for beginners and easy bass tabs for beginners with chords for accompaniment
• Bass chord pattern diagrams for all important bass chord arpeggios
• 68 bass exercises, bass scales and bass arpeggios
Beginner bass lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the bass, fast.
The school itself was conceived by Dewey as having an organic functional relation to the theoretical curriculum. Just as Dewey was anxious to merge philosophy and psychology and to relate both of these disciplines to the theoretical study of education, similarly he saw the school as a laboratory for these studies analogous to the laboratory used in science courses. This effort to merge theory and practice is perhaps the major characteristic of Dewey's entire professional career. In the opening sentence of Dewey's remarks in his essay in this volume, "The Theory of the Chicago Experiment," we see the extent to which this problem preoccupied him: "The gap between educational theory and its execution in practice is always so wide that there naturally arises a doubt as to the value of any separate presentation of purely theoretical principles."
This book is an accurate and detailed account of one of the most experiments ever undertaken in America. It provides the reader with the complexity of John Dewey's abstract philosophy experimentalism.
Katherine Camp Mayhew and Anna Camp Edwards were active leaders in the development and administration of the Dewy School the both taught at this school and later gave a full account of the remarkable experiment that was the Dewey School that is enclosed in this book.
See also Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, PreK-2.
The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12.
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another.
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.
***Comes with online access to free keyboard videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and keyboard animation for easy music learning.***
"I have always dreamed that someday I will teach myself keyboard. This is the book that helped me achieve my dream!" - Anita Sloan
Progressive Beginner Keyboard contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great keyboard player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson keyboard tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of keyboards and pianos. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the keyboard is required to teach yourself to learn to play keyboard from this book.
• How to read music including keyboard notes and keyboard chords on both bass and treble staves
• Correct posture, hand positions and fingering techniques
• Basic music theory as it applies to keyboard playing, including key signatures, time signatures, sharps and flats, ties, rests and major scales
• Essential chord progressions that will enable you to play hundreds of songs
• Essential accompaniment techniques used by the world’s best keyboard players
• Keyboard tips and keyboard tricks that every player should know when learning keyboard
• Shortcuts for how to learn keyboard and learn to read music fast by getting the most from keyboard practice sessions
Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the keyboard today.
• Progressive step-by-step easy beginners keyboard lessons written by a professional keyboard teacher
• Easy-to-read keyboard music and keyboard chords for beginners
• Full color photos and diagrams
• Keyboard chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important Keyboard chords
• 40+ keyboard exercises and well know easy keyboard songs for beginners including instrumental pieces, melodies and many well known songs in a variety of styles including rock keyboard, pop keyboard, blues keyboard, country keyboard and folk keyboard.
Beginner keyboard lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the keyboard, fast.