The book is split into four easily accessible parts:making the transition to ungraded models of lesson observation recent research studies in lesson observation peer observation, coaching and mentoring innovations in observing classroom practice.
With a carefully chosen team of contributors, from senior leaders and managers to classroom practitioners and education researchers, this book provides an informed perspective on how to maximise the use of observation, and most importantly, implement proven successful schemes to improve the quality of teaching in the classroom.
Reclaiming Lesson Observationis for all practising educators who want to break free from the constraints of performative lesson observation to redefine and reclaim it as a powerful tool for teacher growth, on which to build sustainable, collaborative communities of teacher learning.
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.
You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it?
The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:Discover your child’s love languageAssist your child in successful learningUse the love languages to correct and discipline more effectivelyBuild a foundation of unconditional love for your child
Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.
Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.
For a free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com.
In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages(more than 10 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language.
Get practical tips for how to:
Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenage and family.
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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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.
Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
***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.
New to This Edition
*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.
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.
Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing engaging supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, this product line covers a range of subjects including math, science, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.
Easy-to-use format:The book is divided into seven secrets shared by highly effective teachers. Each secret is then divided into seven parts filled with practical information on why the secret matters and how to implement it effectively.?
Reflection questions:At the end of each section, there are seven questions to help you determine whether you have mastered each secret.
Bonus lists: This special new section contains lists on the qualities of effective teaching and why these qualities matter. These lists can be copied and used during book studies, PLC meetings, or staff meetings to provoke thoughtful discussions and enhance teaching and learning.
Study guide:A study guide is available to help you extend your learning independently or with colleagues. www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138783621
Companion website:For more inspiring, informative books from Todd and Annette, check out our special site, www.routledge.com/cw/breaux, going live this summer.
Throughout the book, you’ll find practical examples and heartfelt advice to encourage you as you implement the seven secrets. As you improve your teaching, you profoundly influence the lives of those who matter most—your students!
This book is an essential resource that will guide you through setting up, creating, and maintaining interactive notebooks for skill retention in the classroom. High-interest and hands-on, interactive notebooks effectively engage students in learning new concepts. Students are encouraged to personalize interactive notebooks to fit their specific learning needs by creating fun, colorful pages for each topic. With this note-taking process, students will learn organization, color coding, summarizing, and other important skills while creating personalized portfolios of their individual learning that they can reference throughout the year.
Spanning grades kindergarten to grade 8, the Interactive Notebooks series focuses on grade-specific math, language arts, or science skills. Aligned to meet current state standards, every 96-page book in this series offers lesson plans to keep the process focused. Reproducibles are included to create notebook pages on a variety of topics, making this series a fun, one-of-a-kind learning experience.
Each chapter addresses a broad question about social studies education; sub-chapters begin with narrower questions that direct attention to specific educational issues. Lesson ideas and materials in the book and online are especially designed to help new teachers to address common core learning standards, to work in inclusive settings, and to promote literacy and the use of technology in social studies classrooms. Chapters include highlighted Learning Activities, Teaching Activities, nd Classroom Activities designed to provoke discussion and illustrate different approaches to teaching social studies, and conclude with recommendations for further reading and links to on-line essays about related social studies topics. Activities are followed by four categories: "Think it over," "Add your voice to the discussion," "Try it yourself," and "It’s your classroom." All of these are supported with online teaching material. Designed for undergraduate and graduate pre-service social studies methods courses, this text is also useful for in-service training programs, as a reference for new social studies teachers, and as a resource for experienced social studies educators who are engaged in rethinking their teaching practice.
New in the Fourth Edition
Provides a number of new lesson ideas paired with online lesson plans and activity sheets in every chapter
Takes a new focus on data-driven, standards-based instruction, especially in relation to the common core curriculum
Addresses the interactive nature of learning in updated technology sections
Reflects current trends in history education
Includes more of what the author has learned from working teachers
Offers a wealth of additional on-line material linked to the text
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.
The Common Core Connections series provides teachers with a skill assessment and analysis to help determine individualized instruction needs. Focused, comprehensive practice pages and self-assessments guide students to reflection and exploration for deeper learning! Standards correlations are printed on each page to make planning and documentation simple. This series is an ideal resource for differentiation and remediation. Each 96-page book includes a skill assessment, assessment analysis, Common Core State Standards Alignment Matrix, and answer key.
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.
New to This Edition:
*Connects best practices with the requirements of the CCSS.
*Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices.
*Chapters on comprehending informational text, dual language learners, and new literacies.
*Expanded topics include motivation, close reading, and text complexity.
In this controversial new book, Daisy Christodoulou offers a thought-provoking critique of educational orthodoxy. Drawing on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools, she shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how much classroom practice contradicts basic scientific principles. She examines seven widely-held beliefs which are holding back pupils and teachers:
- Facts prevent understanding
- Teacher-led instruction is passive
- The 21st century fundamentally changes everything
- You can always just look it up
-We should teach transferable skills
- Projects and activities are the best way to learn
- Teaching knowledge is indoctrination.
In each accessible and engaging chapter, Christodoulou sets out the theory of each myth, considers its practical implications and shows the worrying prevalence of such practice. Then, she explains exactly why it is a myth, with reference to the principles of modern cognitive science. She builds a powerful case explaining how governments and educational organisations around the world have let down teachers and pupils by promoting and even mandating evidence-less theory and bad practice.
This blisteringly incisive and urgent text is essential reading for all teachers, teacher training students, policy makers, head teachers, researchers and academics around the world.
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.
Schools across America are rolling out new, more rigorous curricula in order to meet the demands created by a new set of English and Mathematics standards – known nationally as the Common Core State Learning Standards, or Common Core. You can expect to see a number of changes in your child’s third grade class based on the requirements of the Common Core standards.
In an effort to address Common Core Reading requirements, students will now read more Informational Texts in their English/Language Arts assignments. This type of passage provides facts and often deals with current events, science, and social studies. In addition, questions posed about these readings will ask students to find evidence and use it to formulate an argument. In order to master new Common Core Language Arts and Literacy standards, students will need a larger and stronger vocabulary to allow them to both tackle complex readings and write acceptable arguments.
To address Common Core Math requirements, students will spend more time developing their understanding of specific and important math concepts. Students will be expected to both demonstrate understanding of each topic and apply their mathematical skills to real-world situations.
As a parent, it is important not only to understand the new Common Core 3rd grade standards, but also to have the tools to help your child do his or her best in school. This Common Core workbook book is designed to provide you with the guidance and resources to support classroom learning and help your child succeed. It includes:
• An annotated review of the standards highlighting what your child should master during third grade
• 20 important lessons that you can do – together with your child – to support them as they progress through the school year
• A Vocabulary section designed to make sure your child masters the most important academic word
• 200+ practice questions to improve your child’s skills
• Diagnostic quiz and 20+ mini-quizzes to check for understanding
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.
• 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.
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.
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."
***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.
"How To Help Your Child Succeed on the SAT and ACT" will serve as your road map to ease you along the often bumpy, unpaved and pothole - filled highway to successful results on these important College entrance exams.
This book has helped thousands of parents greatly improve the SAT and ACT Exam results of their children. It can help you and your children as well.
Discover how easy it is to:
– Increase Scores In All SAT/ACT Exam Areas: Math, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Essay Writing, and Science. Through a unique combination of strategies, guidance, suggestions, networking, using both new as well as traditional techniques, your children will become motivated to study and will even look forward to their exam prep. They will be provided with opportunities for positive outcomes and the building of confidence in a framework of success and excitement.
– Manage Their Study Time and Preparation. Mr. Richman will supply you with a blueprint for successful exam preparation via a structured system of procedures that will answer nearly all of your SAT/ACT preparation questions and will cover nearly every situation that could arise in this critical exam planning.
– Build Pupil Self-Esteem. This book will help you gain the insight necessary to aid your children in increasing their self-esteem, so critically important to their personality development and exam success.
"Mark Richman has been extremely successful in his 44 years of teaching and tutoring. He is an amazing SAT/ACT tutor who has helped my three children prepare for (and succeed on) these college entrance exams. I highly recommend this superb book."
– Paul Fili, 30 Year Veteran Teacher - NYC Public Schools
The best illustrated fairytales for children!
Once upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl. After her mother died, her father remarried with a mean woman who had two daughters of her own: Drizella and Anastasia. All three of them treated the young girl as their servant et named her Cinderella.
The collection "Once Upon a Time" offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.
Once upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl called Cinderella who lived with her wicked stepmother and two ugly stepsisters.
All three of them treated Cinderella very badly and made her do all the hard housework. Cinderella had to clean the floors, wash the dishes, and do the laundry. At the end of the day, exhausted, she would sit by the fireplace, near the cinders. That is why she was called Cinderella.
In the same collection:
• The Ugly Duckling
• The Brave Little Tailor
• The Tin Soldier
• The Musicians of Bremen
• Hansel and Gretel
• Three Little Pigs
• Beauty and the Beast
• Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
• The Little Thumb
• Puss in Boots
• Little Red Riding Hood
• Sleeping Beauty
• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• Peter Pan
Drawing on deep and sustained contact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators at three iconic secondary schools in the United States, the authors unveil a formidable process of class positioning at the heart of the college admissions process. They detail the ways students and parents exploit every opportunity and employ every bit of cultural, social, and economic capital they can in order to gain admission into a “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive Plus” university. Moreover, they show how admissions into these schools—with their attendant rankings—are used to lock in or improve class standing for the next generation. It’s a story of class warfare within a given class, the substrata of which—whether economically, racially, or socially determined—are fiercely negotiated through the college admissions process.
In a historic moment marked by deep economic uncertainty, anxieties over socioeconomic standing are at their highest. Class, as this book shows, must be won, and the collateral damage of this aggressive pursuit may just be education itself, flattened into a mere victory banner.
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know
What should your child learn in the third grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American third graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This edition, featuring a new Introduction, gives today’s generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. In this book you’ll discover
• Favorite poems—old and new, from the traditional rhyme “For Want of Nail” to Lewis Carroll’s whimsical poem “The Crocodile”
• Literature—including Native American stories, African folktales, European fairy tales, classic myths from ancient Greece, stories from ancient Rome, and more
• Learning about language—the basics of written English, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and a first look at writing a report or letter
• World and American history and geography—journey down the great rivers of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, visit ancient Rome, and experience the earliest days of America with the Pilgrims and Native Americans
• Visual arts—an introduction to masterworks by Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, and others, with full-color reproductions and fun, do-it-yourself activities
• Music—the fundamentals of appreciating, reading, and making music, plus great composers, instruments, and sing-along lyrics for songs such as “Bicycle Built for Two” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
• Math—stimulating lessons ranging from counting money to solving division problems, numbers through 100,000, graphs, and the metric system
• Science—fascinating discussions on the natural world, the cycles of life, the human body and its systems, and the environment, with accompanying activities and stories about famous scientists such as Copernicus and Alexander Graham Bell
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
Get the blueprint for building bridges that leave no learner behind!
Aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind Act requirements, this comprehensive guide empowers teachers and administrators with research-validated practices and interventions that can close the general-curriculum performance gap and break down the barriers to academic success for middle and high school students with disabilities. This insightful resource features:
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.
Winner--Literacy Research Association's Edward B. Fry Book Award
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, four out of five students are not proficient writers. If you need inspiration and motivation for writing your next paper, The High School Student's Guide to Writing A Great Research Paper can be the catalyst you need to get started on and finish with an original, fresh paper one that is chock-full of extensive vocabulary, smooth transitions, and concise details that teachers won't want to lay a red pen on.
We talked to hundreds of teachers who explained exactly what they want from their students' papers, as well as high school students who have gone through the same struggles you have and shared their successful paths to overcoming writing dilemmas. In this book, you will learn every aspect of the research paper and its writing process from dissecting the prompt and figuring out precisely what your teacher is looking for to ending with a flourish that will set your paper apart from the rest.
With the 101 tips and tricks in this book, you will learn how to develop clever, new topics as well as how to compose a helpful and organized outline before you begin writing. You will learn how to brainstorm myriad subjects that your teacher will want to read, and learn how to articulate them smoothly and easily in your paper. Also, find out how to keep the same flow and tone throughout every paragraph.
Got writer's block? This book shares tricks for overcoming this obstacle every time, as well as how to get over procrastination, how to cope with problems like dyslexia, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to find the best research sources, both online and off.
If you need to write and cite in a certain style, like MLA or APA, this book will give you the details you need to get your Works Cited page organized in perfect form. Even when you reach the editing, proofing, and revising stages of your paper, this book will offer easy, simple pieces of advice that you will remember for life. Learn all the finishing touches and find out every detail you need for turning in your complete, eye-catching draft, including double-spacing, margins, alignment, title pages, and binder options. And if you run out of time and are concerned that you'll have to resort to claiming that the dog ate your homework, then ease your fears and save your canine's reputation: This book will even tell you how to successfully request a deadline extension without any questionable excuses.
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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.
Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity Ñ and an increasing responsibility Ñ to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and to connect children to the natural world. What better way to do this than by engaging young people, their families, and teachers in the wondrous outdoor classroom that is their very own school garden?
It's all here: developing the concept, planning, fund-raising, organizing, designing the space, preparing the site, working with parents and schools, teaching in the garden, planting, harvesting, and even cooking, with kid-friendly recipes and year-round activities. Packed with strategies, to-do lists, sample letters, detailed lesson plans, and tricks of the trade from decades of experience developing school garden programs for grades KÐ8, this hands-on approach will make school garden projects accessible, inexpensive, and sustainable.
Reclaiming a piece of neglected play yard and transforming it into an ecologically rich school garden is among the most beneficial activities that parents, teachers, and children can undertake together. This book provides all the tools that the school community needs to build a productive and engaging school garden that will continue to inspire and nurture students and families for years to come.
Schools across America are rolling out new, more rigorous curricula in order to meet the demands created by a new set of English and Mathematics standards – known nationally as the Common Core State Learning Standards.
You can expect to see a number of changes in your child’s sixth grade class. In English, students will now read more Informational Texts. This type of passage provides facts and often deals with current events, science, and social studies. In addition, questions posed about these readings will ask students to find evidence and use it to formulate an argument. In order to master new Literacy standards, students will need a larger and stronger vocabulary to allow them to both tackle complex readings and write acceptable arguments.
In Mathematics, students will spend more time developing their understanding of specific and important math concepts. Students will be expected to both demonstrate understanding of each topic and apply their mathematical skills to real-world situations.
As a parent, it is important not only to understand the new standards, but also to have the tools to help your child do his or her best in school. This book is designed to provide you with the guidance and resources to support classroom learning and help your child succeed. It includes:
An annotated review of the standards highlighting what your child should master during third grade20 Important lessons that you can do – together with your child – to support them as they progress through the school year A Vocabulary section designed to make sure your child masters the most important academic words200+ practice questions to improve your child’s skillsDiagnostic quiz and 20+ mini-quizzes to check for understanding
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.