This resource demonstrates how to build active teacher mentoring programs that foster teacher retention and increase the effectiveness of new teachers. Stressing the importance of training new teachers to employ active classroom principles that ensure student engagement and achievement, the author provides strategies, anecdotes, and reflection questions that:Discuss the role of professional development in promoting teacher effectiveness Emphasize the importance of creating a schoolwide climate for mentoring Illustrate the critical role of mentors in providing teacher support Demonstrate the importance of building relationships with new teachers
Ron Nash’s bestseller has helped thousands of teachers to transform their classroom environments by energizing and engaging their students. In this newly revise edition, Nash offers proven strategies to involve students as active participants in their own learning. Teachers of all levels will benefit from: The latest research on exercise, learning, and brain development New chapters on the value of empathy and the use of feedback versus praise Even more classroom examples at all levels Novel teaching strategies that align with the Speaking and Listening Skills requirements of the Common Core State Standards
Written by a nationally known teacher coach, this thought-provoking book helps educators bring their teaching skills to a new level of excellence and build a partnership with their students. With a focus on the “three Rs”—routines, rules, and relationships—the author helps readers:Create and sustain a classroom community that promotes respect and achievement Fully involve students in learning while addressing a wide range of cognitive styles Strengthen collaboration with students, colleagues, and parents Use feedback and assessment to develop professionally and improve students’ academic performance
Ron Nash calls on teachers to move off the stage and become facilitators in a process where students are heavily engaged in their own learning. Teachers need to get kids up, moving, pairing, sharing, and asking questions as they seek to understand content-related information. This book reminds teachers of the importance of feedback in the continuous-improvement process, along with the role of consistency. In order to get students up, moving, and sharing, classrooms must be set up to allow for this movement; Nash includes an appendix full of pictures showing classroom configurations that facilitate movement and academic conversations. The final chapter calls for an end to isolation as teachers move to collaboration and the power of We.
Expanding on the strategies in The Active Classroom, best-selling author and educational consultant Ron Nash shares the stories of teachers who have successfully implemented active teaching methods in their classrooms to engage students in learning. Ideal as a companion to the original book or as a standalone resource, this field book includes:Chapters on student-to-student conversations, classroom process, student movement, feedback, and continuous improvement through reflection Vignettes that set the stage for each chapter Lesson plan segments and anecdotes from teachers in Grades K–12 and college settings
Seasoned educator Ron Nash inspires all school staff members to embark on their own continuous improvement journeys and model that experience for their students. This book provides a framework for individual reflection and evaluation of schools’ processes as part of a professional development program. Included are strategies and examples from successful schools nationwide. The results speak for themselves:Inspired and empowered staff members Active classrooms with engaged students who enjoy school A customer service-oriented culture where parents feel welcome and valued A schoolwide commitment to sustaining improvement efforts