The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526414651

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the Standards effectively and independently, as well as how to apply them to their teaching.

The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools

Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice

Author: Joy Carroll,Genea N. Alexander

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966035

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Every primary school teacher needs to ensure that they meet the criteria set out in the Teachers’ Standards. However translating what this means in the classroom isn’t always easy, especially when you're starting out your career in teaching. This book directly looks at the standards providing guidance on how professionalism can be demonstrated and evidenced in primary schools underpinned by practical examples. Steps to Success boxes in each chapter look at challenges in the classroom encouraging a reflective perspective on your teaching. Key coverage includes: Effective teaching and learning and what it means to be a learner Planning and assessment for successful teaching Meeting the needs of all children Behaviour management The role of subject and pedagogical knowledge

Renaissance in the Classroom

Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning

Author: Gail E. Burnaford,Arnold Aprill,Cynthia Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135649138

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This book invites readers to consider the possibilities for learning and growth when artists and arts educators come into a classroom and work with teachers to engage students in drama, dance, visual art, music, and media arts. It is a nuts-and-bolts guide to arts integration, across the curriculum in grades K-12, describing how students, teachers, and artists get started with arts integration, work through classroom curriculum involving the arts, and go beyond the typical "unit" to engage in the arts throughout the school year. The framework is based on six years of arts integration in the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE). Renaissance in the Classroom: *fully explains the planning, implementation, and assessment processes in arts integration; *frames arts integration in the larger context of curriculum integration, problem-based learning, and the multiple intelligences; *provides the theoretical frameworks that connect standards-based instruction to innovative teaching and learning, and embeds arts education in the larger issue of whole school improvement; *blends a description of the arts integration process with personal stories, anecdotes, and impressions of those involved, with a wealth of examples from diverse cultural backgrounds; *tells the stories of arts integration from the classroom to the school level and introduces the dynamics of arts partnerships in communities that connect arts organizations, schools, and neighborhoods; *offers a variety of resources for engaging the arts--either as an individual teacher or within a partnership; and *includes a color insert that illustrates the work teachers, students, and artists have done in arts integration schools and an extensive appendix of tools, instruments, Web site, contacts, and curriculum ideas for immediate use. Of primary interest to K-12 classroom teachers, arts specialists, and visiting artists who work with young people in schools or community arts organizations, this book is also highly relevant and useful for policymakers, arts partnerships, administrators, and parents.

The Co-Teaching Book of Lists

Author: Katherine D. Perez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118017447

Category: Education

Page: 270

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Practical strategies for teachers who share classroom teaching responsibilities Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, The Co-Teaching Book of Lists provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success. Written by educator and popular teacher trainer Kathy Perez, this book gives educators a classroom-tested and user-friendly reference for the co-taught classroom. Topics covered include: roles and responsibilities; setting up the classroom; establishing classroom climate; effective accommodations and modifications for students; goal-setting; negotiating conflicts; scheduling issues; and more. Author Katherine Perez is a popular presenter and workshop leader for Bureau of Education and Research and Staff Development for Educators Offers best practices and helpful strategies for making co-teaching a success Includes a wealth of ideas that are both practical and easy to implement This easily accessible reference presents numerous positive and ready-to-use tips, strategies, and resources for collaborative teaching and student success.

Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771589

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Inspired by the author’s research and work with preservice and beginning teachers, this book presents a unique framework to help educators (grades 3–8) embed their efforts to teach social studies for social justice within the context of literacy. It is a resource for using primary and other sources to offer students new ways of thinking about history while meeting Language Arts Common Core Standards demands for information text and critical thinking. Grounded in the daily realities of today’s public schools, the framework offers a way of planning that takes into account teaching factors that include pressures for content coverage, preparing students for high-stakes tests, and the low importance placed by many districts on including social studies in the curriculum. Each chapter explains how teachers can restructure, reshape, and work with mandated curriculum materials to teach from a critical perspective. The book also discusses how to meet Common Core Standards by teaching language arts and social studies as complementary subjects. Book Features: Sample lessons. Text boxes indicating connections to Common Core Standards. Reflection exercises that help further extend concepts and understandings into classroom practice. Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnathis an adjunct professor in Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, and vice president of the National Association of Multicultural Education, California Chapter (NAME-CA). As an educational consultant she works with schools to develop and enrich their mission of teaching toward equity and social justice. “If you are a teacher, or preparing to become a teacher, this is a book you will want to keep so that you can refer back to it again and again. If you are a teacher educator, this is a book that will help you connect demands on teachers today with a compelling vision of academically rich, student-centered, social justice teaching. In either case, you are in for a treat.” —From the Foreword byChristine Sleeter, professor emeritus, California State University Monterey Bay “This is an important contribution for pre-service teachers and those in districts who are willing to think deeply about how to build content knowledge in an integrated fashion by combining social studies and language arts. Much more attention to social studies from the perspective of social justice is needed!” —Donna Ogle, professor emeritus, National-Louis University

The Teaching Gap

Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom

Author: James W. Stigler,James Hiebert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439143137

Category: Education

Page: 225

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A revised edition of a popular resource builds on the authors' findings that key problems in teaching methods are causing America to lag behind international academic standards, outlining a program for administrators, instructors, and parents that incorporates solutions based on current research. Reprint.

In the Best Interest of Students

Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310447

Category: Education

Page: 248

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What is in the best interest of our students? Is it teaching to the newest standards movement, like the Common Core? Teaching that prepares students to take a test? Or is it something more meaningful and authentic? In his new book, In the Best Interest of Students, Kelly Gallagher notes that there are real strengths in the Common Core standards, and there are significant weaknesses as well. He takes the long view, reminding us that standards come and go but what remains constant is the need to stay true to what we know works in the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Instead of blindly adhering to the latest standards movement, Kelly advocates: · Dialing up the amount of reading and writing students are doing. · Balancing rigorous, high-quality literature and non-fiction with high-interest, student-selected titles. · Giving students much more choice when it comes to reading and writing activities. · Encouraging readers to deepen their comprehension by moving beyond the "four corners of the text." · Using modeling to enrich students' writing skills in the prewriting, drafting, and revision stages. · Helping young writers to achieve more authenticity through the blending of genres. · Resisting the de-emphasis of narrative and imaginative reading and writing. · Providing students with more opportunities to sharpen their listening and speaking skills · Planning lessons that move beyond Common Core expectations. In this provocative and insightful new book, Kelly surveys the teaching landscape since the publication of his highly regarded book Readicide, and finds that although some progress has been made, more needs to be done. Amid the frenzy of trying to teach to a new set of standards, Kelly Gallagher is a strong voice of reason, reminding us that instruction should be anchored around one guiding question: What is in the best interest of our students?

How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher

Author: David Dunn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441158103

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time. And the best news? This book tells you how to do it without spending lots more time planning, researching and preparing 'out of this world' lessons. There are dozens of starters and plenaries and useful websites, and the author's own website offers resources to save you even more time. A must for all primary school teachers who want to become outstanding, not just for the inspectors but for every child they teach.

A Teacher's Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom

Author: Karen S. Ivers

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580744

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Important for beginning teachers and media specialists, this guide discusses the use of technology from a pedagogical perspective. This book is designed to assist new and practicing teachers with successfully implementing technology into the curriculum. It focuses on the pedagogical issues of technology—using technology as an instructional and management tool, and using technology to meet students' needs. Includes blackline masters to assist educators with using technology in their classrooms, as well as follow-up activities for teachers to apply what they have learned. Grades K-12.

Blended Learning in Grades 4–12

Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms

Author: Catlin R. Tucker

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452240868

Category: Education

Page: 245

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Use technology to focus on your students! In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that empowers teachers to focus their energies where they’re most needed. With concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, this book shows teachers how to: Increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking Prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time Assess online work Personalize learning and differentiate lessons Move toward flipped instruction to create a student-centered classroom

Guerrilla Teaching

Revolutionary tacti for teachers on the ground, in real classrooms, working with real children, trying to make a real difference

Author: Jonathan Lear

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781352348

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Guerrilla Teaching is a revolution. Not a flag-waving, drum-beating revolution, but an underground revolution, a classroom revolution. It’s not about changing policy or influencing government; it’s about doing what you know to be right, regardless of what you’re told. It’s sound advice for people on the ground: people in real classrooms, working with real children, trying to make a real difference. Jonathan Lear’s new book, Guerrilla Teaching, is packed with ideas to refresh teaching practice - combining direct teaching with creative child-led learning - and forge cross-curricular links to create engaging, motivating and fun learning experiences. Ultimately, Guerrilla Teaching is about making a difference. It’s a book Jonathan Lear never meant to write, but it was just too important not to. Guerrilla: to be a member of an unofficial group of combatants using the element of surprise to harass a larger less mobile target. Guerrilla teaching: To put children, and their learning, at the heart of lessons. To embrace problem-solving and risk-taking in the classroom. To be adaptable and creative. To think about the skills and knowledge children will need in the future. To stand up and make sure children get the education they deserve (even if it means subverting the system!). Filled with thoughts, ideas and strategies that will help to develop creativity and creative thinking in the primary classroom, Guerrilla Teaching is for trainee teachers, new teachers, teaching assistants, experienced teachers and head teachers - there’s something for everyone!

The Trainee Teacher's Handbook

A Companion for Initial Teacher Training

Author: Carol Thompson,Peter Wolstencroft

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 152644853X

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This is an essential training tool for beginning teachers. It helps them to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation.

Driven by Data

A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470548746

Category: Education

Page: 298

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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Center for Education,Committee on Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309132862

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The National Science Education Standards address not only what students should learn about science but also how their learning should be assessed. How do we know what they know? This accompanying volume to the Standards focuses on a key kind of assessment: the evaluation that occurs regularly in the classroom, by the teacher and his or her students as interacting participants. As students conduct experiments, for example, the teacher circulates around the room and asks individuals about their findings, using the feedback to adjust lessons plans and take other actions to boost learning. Focusing on the teacher as the primary player in assessment, the book offers assessment guidelines and explores how they can be adapted to the individual classroom. It features examples, definitions, illustrative vignettes, and practical suggestions to help teachers obtain the greatest benefit from this daily evaluation and tailoring process. The volume discusses how classroom assessment differs from conventional testing and grading-and how it fits into the larger, comprehensive assessment system.

Cases for Teacher Development

Preparing for the Classroom

Author: Patricia F. Goldblatt,Deirdre Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452235996

Category: Education

Page: 280

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With the recent and increasing attention to accountability and standards, teacher preparation programs are more than ever in need of tools that vicariously acquaint future teachers with the difficult situations they will face. Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom is the perfect catalyst for this sort of teacher development. The cases encourage students to immerse themselves in classroom situations before they begin their practice, helping them link theory and experience. All of the cases present relevant situations that replicate the complicated, multitasked, and interrelated realms of the teacher.

Teaching History in the Digital Classroom

Author: D. Antonio Cantu,Wilson J. Warren

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765609922

Category: Education

Page: 361

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Describes how to incorporate technology into the social studies curriculum, covering such topics as lesson plans, instructional models, and assessment strategies.

Negotiating Standards in the Primary Classroom

The Teacher's Dilemma

Author: Carol Anne Wien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807745113

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book takes you into the classroom to see how eight teachers struggled with the dilemma of how to balance a standardized curriculum with their understanding of sound early childhood educational practices. You'll see up close how each teacher developed a variety of strategies in her efforts to respond to imposed standards and assessments, to the developmental nature of children, and to the challenge of diversity in the classroom. It presents and analyzes a variety of approaches used by these teachers, including a linear approach, an integrated approach, a holistic approach, and ignoring the imposed standards entirely.

How to Use Standards in the Classroom

Author: Douglas E. Harris,Judy F. Carr

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871202689

Category: Education

Page: 63

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Offers a model and processes for designing standards-based units of study to use in the classroom and provides practical examples of how to develop standards into units of study.

Planning the Primary National Curriculum

A Complete Guide for Trainees and Teachers

Author: Keira Sewell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526447932

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book explores assessment opportunities, how the teaching of each subject can be organised, key and essential resources in each subject, and how ICT can best be used in each subject to enhance teaching.

Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom

Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success

Author: A.J. Juliani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317802705

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Careers in the 21st century are changing, but traditional education methods are not preparing students for these new jobs and demands. In this thought-provoking book, esteemed educator A.J. Juliani describes how we need to modify our classrooms to instill in students the drive for inquiry and innovation that they will need to succeed beyond school doors. Juliani reveals the ways that teachers can use Google’s 20% Time, Genius Hour, and Project-Based Learning to make students more creative, inquisitive, engaged in learning, and self-motivated—the kind of people we need to move society forward! He offers easy ways to implement these ideas while meeting the Common Core and still allowing plenty of time for content instruction. Special Features: Research on the benefits of inquiry-based learning Connections to the Common Core State Standards Stories and examples from the field Exciting ideas for using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL at various grade levels Tips for preparing parents and administration for your new instruction Ideas for expanding your knowledge and continually learning in this area Classroom applications for each chapter, including sample projects and resources Bonus content with reproducible materials that you can use in your classroom right now, such as student checklists, questions, lessons, and unit plans As Juliani emphasizes, if we want our students to change the world, we must change our classrooms to foster inquiry and innovation.