In response to thousands of letters and e-mails from teachers across the country who learned about Erin Gruwell and her amazing students in The Freedom Writers Diary, Erin Gruwell and a team of teacher experts have written The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guide, a book that will encourage teachers and students to expand the walls of their classrooms and think outside the box.
Here Gruwell goes in-depth and shares her unconventional but highly successful educational strategies and techniques (all 150 of her students who had been deemed “un-teachable” graduated from Wilson High School): from her very successful “toast for change” (an exercise in which Gruwell exhorted her students to leave the past behind and start fresh) to writing exercises that focus on the importance of journal writing, vocabulary, and more.
In an easy-to-use format with black-and-white illustrations, this teachers’ guide will become the essential go-to manual for teachers who want to make a difference in their pupils’ lives and create students who will make a difference.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Japanese Tsukemono to Korean kimchi, from German sauerkraut to Indian chutney, pickling is part of a long and rich tradition of food culture around the world, and with DIY Pickling, making delicious sweet, sour, spicy and fermented pickles in your own kitchen has never been easier. Included are the fundamental pickling techniques that you’ll turn to again and again in your pursuit of pickling perfection. Work your way through a wide range of pickling projects with:
- Over 100 step-by-step pickling recipes
- Detailed troubleshooting guides to ensure pickling success
- Insider tips and anecdotes from pickling experts
- Chapters dedicated to fermented pickles and Asian pickles
- Instructions for canning and storing your pickles
- A bonus chapter about how to integrate pickles into your everyday cooking
Whether you are new to pickling or looking to go beyond the basics, DIY Pickling will give you the tools and tips you need to unleash your inner kitchen crafter and master your pickling skills.
For years our schools and children have lagged behind international standards in reading, arithmetic, and most other areas of academic achievement. It is no secret that American schools are in dire need of improvement, and that education has become our nation's number-one priority. But even though almost every state in the country is working to develop higher standards for what students should be learning, along with the means for assessing their progress, the quick-fix solutions implemented so far haven't had a noticeable impact.
The problem, as James Stigler and James Hiebert explain, is that most efforts to improve education fail because they simply don't have any impact on the quality of teaching inside classrooms. Teaching, they argue, is cultural. American teachers aren't incompetent, but the methods they use are severely limited, and American teaching has no system in place for getting better. It is teaching, not teachers, that must be changed.
In The Teaching Gap, the authors draw on the conclusions of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) -- an innovative new study of teaching in several cultures -- to refocus educational reform efforts. Using videotaped lessons from dozens of randomly selected eighth-grade classrooms in the United States, Japan, and Germany, the authors reveal the rich, yet unfulfilled promise of American teaching and document exactly how other countries have consistently stayed ahead of us in the rate their children learn. Our schools can be restructured as places where teachers can engage in career-long learning and classrooms can become laboratories for developing new, teaching-centered ideas. If provided the time they need during the school day for collaborative lesson study and plan building, teachers will change the way our students learn.
James Stigler and James Hiebert have given us nothing less than a "best practices" for teachers -- one that offers proof that how teachers teach is far more important than increased spending, state-of-the-art facilities, mandatory homework, or special education -- and a plan for change that educators, teachers, and parents can implement together.
* The second section provides a unique model of lesson planning. This adaptable model helps teachers prepare organized routines to make classes more effective and easier to prepare. Includes activities for discussion, giving instructions, guided and less-guided practice, and independent practice.
* The third section includes downloadable, photocopiable worksheets for the activities described in the manual.
Classroom management is much more than controlling misbehaving students; it is about building “good” people who can make ethical decisions in both school and personal situations. Teachers are in “loco parentis,” which means they are in place of the parent. As role models, teachers need their students to learn – not just subject-specific content – but how to interact in kind and respectful ways with others. As author, I will be discussing how teachers can implement a “virtuous” classroom management plan in place of the common discipline routines that have only short term effects on student behavior.
Making lesson plans, grading homework, and assessing students with daily exit slips are all very important aspects of teaching. But if not handled efficiently, they can overwhelm new teachers by the sheer volume of time that is needed to attend to them. It is all too common to see a time-stressed and exhausted teacher who is only getting a few hours of sleep each day, lose sight of the reasons they entered teaching and eventually fall out of love with their subject and those they teach. This book will tackle head on the above demands by posing many detailed, practical solutions to time management problems.
Most young teachers, however talented they might be, won’t survive in a school that is run by an authoritarian administration that cares more about pass rates than they do supporting and growing their new teachers. Identifying these schools before accepting a position is critical. This book will show you how to use data bases to supplement my well described job hunting strategies in order to land the best teaching position possible. As I emphasize in my book, getting a good quality job is tantamount to developing a rewarding career as a teacher.
Classroom management, time management, and job hunting: these are three necessary skills to survive and to thrive as a new teacher.
Crochet pattern to create a stuffed snowman. The doll is 16" (41cm) high excluding the hat.
For materials you can use:DK, Light Worsted: Robin DK (white = 120g and a little bit of red for embroidery mouth),Bonus DK green 916 = 20g5.00 mm hook (US: H/8, UK: 6);3.25 mm hook (US: D/3, UK: 10) use for crocheting noseDMC Pearl Cotton Thread Size 3 (115/3): Color Orange 740 = 1 skeinTapestry needlePolyester fibrefill = 200g12mm safety eyes
This pattern is part of a series. Other patterns: Gingerbread Man and Santa Claus.
Cakes in a jar contain beautifully layered ingredients topped with a decoration and are a thoughtful and economical way to treat friends, coworkers, neighbors or teachers to a unique customized gift. And making them is easy and fun!
This book contains proven recipes and tips on how you can make quick, easy Cakes in a jar. I will provide you with everything you need to know from tools, ingredients, and recipes to storage.
In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for
· Special Events
· Everyday Occasions
Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.
Like previous editions, the 3rd edition of Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation describes the specific skills of classroom management that increase learning while reducing teacher stress. Taken together, these skills provide the synergy required for both the primary prevention of discipline problems and a dramatic increase in teaching efficiency and time-on-task.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE 3RD EDITION?
The 3rd Edition includes the latest research on both successful teaching practices and the neuropsychology of skill building, as well as two completely new chapters.
Chapter 8: Say, See, Do Teaching, reviews the ground-breaking work of John Hattie, Ph.D. Dr. Hattie places the extensive outcome research regarding different teaching methodologies onto a common scale so that their effectiveness can be directly compared. Many of the sacred cows of education do not fair so well, whereas variations of Say, See Do Teaching do extremely well.
Chapter 20: Teaching Skills Efficiently, reviews the latest finds of neuropsychology concerning the amount of work needed to create mastery. Once again Say, See, Do Teaching leads the way. This new research provides critical information for teachers when making decisions about how to teach a given lesson.
Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with:
• Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls
• Clustered candleholders
• Patterned pots
• Flower vases
• Angel figurines
• And much more!
Once you get started, you won’t want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day.
Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania’s expert tips, Concrete, the Perfect Hobby is the ultimate new guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can cast!
With effective communication as its theme, From Parent to Partner explores the reasons and basis for developing ongoing partnerships with parents and families of children in childcare settings and provides the tools and strategies to build the support network within which these partnerships thrive.
Laziness isn’t necessarily a bad thing but merely a condition that is natural to all human beings. Lack of efficiency and irresponsibility, on the other hand, can lead to many negative outcomes, not only with impact on the students but also on the career of the teacher.
It was thinking about laziness with efficiency that this book was created, so that teachers may achieve their expectations, but also teach properly, while not spending more than 5 minutes to prepare such classes.
In this book, the author reflects and compiles his15 years of experience as a teacher and lecturer in Europe and Asia, with multiple and different subjects, and in levels ranging from primary school to college. And also a background of extensive investigations on the topic of learning disabilities with highly positive results, as well as experiences as director in training companies and consultant, among many others. These tips, resume his best, most efficient and fastest ways to prepare a class.
The strategies are described in an abstract and wide perspective so that they may easily be applied for any topic of study and levels of teaching. And while not intending to promote laziness, but in fact help teachers prepare good classes in a quick form, and with different approaches, this book was created so that the results regarding the quality of the teaching, in any case, can be maintained.
Nearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been prevented if individuals had said no to ill-advised or illegitimate orders. In this timely book, Ira Chaleff explores when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals.
The inspiration for the book, and its title, comes from the concept of intelligent disobedience used in guide dog training. Guide dogs must recognize and resist a command that would put their human and themselves at risk and identify safer options for achieving the goal. This is precisely what Chaleff helps humans do. Using both deeply disturbing and uplifting examples, as well as critical but largely forgotten research, he shows how to create a culture where, rather than “just following orders,” people hold themselves accountable to do the right thing, always.
This is a crochet pattern to crochet Christmas dolls and ornaments for your Christmas Tree. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to read the pattern.
The Christmas dolls and decorations are easy to make. The pattern is written with U.S. crochet terms. You use single crochet stitches (= double crochet stitches in the UK) and double crochet (= treble crochet in the UK). You can use No 2 yarn (Sport, Baby) and a 3.25 mm hook (US: D/3.25, UK: 10).
Included are instructions for: a Snowman, Santa Claus, Christmas Cupcake, Deer, Gingerbread man, Penguin, Red Robin, Polar Bear, Christmas Sock, Star, Wreath and Heart.
You can make them bigger or smaller than my ornaments, without changing the pattern. The size of the ornaments depend on the size of crochet hook, thickness of yarn and how you stuff them; bigger hook and thicker yarn make bigger dolls, a doll stuffed tightly is bigger than a loose stuffed doll.
Specific topics covered include establishing positive relationships between students and school librarians; characteristics of students in different grade levels; techniques that librarians can use for effectively managing students in the school library; ways to relate with diverse students, including students with special needs; managing students as they utilize technology in library settings; and designing a school library environment to avoid potential discipline problems.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
For materials you can use:
DK, Light Worsted: Robin DK (red = 130g, pink = 140g and black = 10 g); 5.00 mm hook (US: H/8, UK: 6); Black Embroidery Thread or black DK yarn for embroider mouth and eyelashes; Tapestry needle; Pins; 2 pairs of 12mm safety eyes (for 2 dolls); Polyester fibrefill = 380 g (for 2 dolls); 4 pieces of 6 inches iron wire; 2 Heart buttons (button about 2cm) for decoration.
• 29 crochet patterns for Christmas décor and stylish accessories
• Patterns created by members of the Design Wars Challenge, a group of crocheters who compete for votes in various Design Challenges and work together to expand the style of modern crochet
• Colorful and fun to crochet patterns include Reindeer Basket, Penguin Ornaments, Catching Stars Shawl, Braided Cables Christmas Stocking, Spice Hood, Fair Isle Hedgehog, and many others
From baking hemorrhaging desserts to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire readers to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. Some of the spooky ideas include:
• Alligator in the Leaf Pile
• Toilet Bowl of Candy
• Fog Your Yard
• Buried Alive
• Turning a Garage into a Haunted House
• A Cake that Bleeds
• Costumes to Disturb and Amuse
For any fan of Halloween, this extreme celebration will spook, inspire, and help freak out the neighbors.