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 the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526414635

Category: Education

Page: 128

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All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom based examples help the reader link theory to practice. The text supports readers to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice. This third edition has been updated to include more classroom stories, links to practice and examples of good practice. Also included is guidance on contemporary issues in relation to the standards, to support teachers with current challenges.

The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473939410

Category: Education

Page: 136

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All teachers and trainee teachers must work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This book is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text supports you to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to your teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom-based examples help link theory to practice. The text also enables you to enhance your understanding of the standards and improve your teaching and professional practice. This second edition has been updated to include notes on the new OFSTED framework and the new National Curriculum. Also included are more questions to help trainee teachers think around the standards in relation to placements and assess how and whether they have met the requirements.

The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools

Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice

Author: Joy Carroll,Genea N. Alexander

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966019

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

Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year Olds

Author: Robert J Wright,Garry Stanger,Ann K. Stafford,James Martland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908752

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Bring the principles and practice of the acclaimed Mathematics Recovery Programme to whole-class teaching! WHY INVEST IN THE NEW EDITION? In full-colour with a revised layout for clearer navigation More up-to-date tasks, activities and real classroom examples Learning trajectories for guiding instruction and tracking progress on key topics Extra resources online on the companion website Part of the best-selling Maths Recovery series, this practical, step-by-step guide to classroom instruction takes an inquiry-based approach to assess children's knowledge and build on this to develop a firm foundation of understanding and confidence in mathematics. Topics covered range from beginning number and early counting strategies to multi-digit addition and subtraction right through to multiplication and division. An invaluable resource for use on pre-service teacher training courses and for all primary classroom teachers and assistants, including experienced Mathematics Recovery instructors, as well as learning support personnel, primary mathematics advisors, numeracy consultants and educational psychologists. WHAT EXTRAS ARE ON THE COMPANION WEBSITE? Downloadable extra chapter resources like print-out grids, worksheets, cards and much more A Facilitator’s Guide that can be used either individually or in group study to help you get the most out of the material In-class video demonstrations to clearly show how the instructional activities in the book are used in the classroom Webinar discussing the key points in the book and how it supports your teaching Visit the companion website at https://study.sagepub.com/wrighttnc "Research informs practice in this easy to access resource. Each chapter gives educators practical, bite-sized assessments, linked to a host of activities that helps them target teaching and develop the firm foundations which are so vital for confident and competent mathematicians." - Jill Piotrowski, Numeracy Consultant, Wigan Local Authority, UK "'The Classroom Instructional Framework in Early Number is research-based and provides a roadmap of not only the what, but the when and the how to teach all aspects of early number." - Vicki Nally, Mathematics Consultant at Catholic Education Office, Melbourne "The structured approach offers a wealth of rich and easily implemented classroom-based activities that work - thousands of teachers in Ireland attest to this!" - Noreen O'Loughlin, Director Maths Recovery and Maths Education Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

The New Teacher's Companion

Practical Wisdom for Succeeding in the Classroom

Author: Gini Cunningham

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416608826

Category: Education

Page: 211

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Research confirms that the teacher makes the greatest difference in the learning success of students, so it's important that new teachers get off to a strong start. With help from veteran teacher and mentor Gini Cunningham, inexperienced teachers can better understand and successfully tackle the many daily challenges they will face in the classroom: * Setting up classroom procedures and managing class time * Coordinating standards, curriculum, and textbooks * Developing manageable lesson and unit plans * Handling discipline problems and engaging students in learning * Using effective assessment practices and monitoring student achievement Teaching is a physically and emotionally demanding career, but Cunningham's practical advice and memorable anecdotes will help teachers prepare for and enjoy their work--even on the most difficult days. And administrators can use this accessible guide to support new professionals and avoid early burnout. The New Teacher's Companion is a valuable resource for any teacher who wants the classroom to be a rich and rewarding place for teachers and students alike.

Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards with Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English/Language Arts

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska,Claire E. Hughes,Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick,Todd Kettler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618211838

Category: Education

Page: 200

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A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English/Language Arts provides teachers and administrators a blueprint for differentiating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for gifted and advanced students through the use of acceleration, depth, complexity, and creativity within and across grade levels. It illustrates the differences between learning experiences for typical and advanced students based on the same standard and provides an array of examples across five of the information text and literary text standards while integrating the other aspects of language arts teaching and learning. The book highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work, that allow teachers to make data-based decisions about instruction for particular students. It also offers guidance to teachers on reading selections for advanced learners at all grade levels.

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.

Teaching the Taboo

Courage and Imagination in the Classroom, Second Edition

Author: Rick Ayers,William Ayers

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772860

Category: Education

Page: 143

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Rick and William Ayers renew their challenge to teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to “teach the taboo” in the new edition of this bestseller. Drawing from a lifetime of deep commitment to students, teaching, and social justice, the authors update their powerful critique of schooling and present classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today’s hotly debated issues. They invite educators to live a teaching life of questioning—to imagine classrooms where every established and received bit of wisdom, common sense, orthodoxy, and dogma is open for examination, interrogation, and rethinking. Teaching the Taboo, Second Edition is an insightful guide to effective pedagogy and essential reading for anyone looking to evolve as an educator. What’s new for the second edition of Teaching the Taboo! A deeper exploration of issues of white privilege and racism and war and peace. A more thorough examination of the problems with math and science education, including possible solutions. An expanded exploration of the importance of creative writing for validating individual and community experiences. A more thorough discussion of Freire’s work and comparison to the radical teaching projects of African American activists in the south during the Freedom Schools. An in-depth look at how students can be part of co-constructing historical narratives and analyses. An update on school struggles in Atlanta, Chicago, and Seattle. Praise for the first edition of Teaching the Taboo! “For those frustrated by the thrust of educational 'reform' this book provides what can be described as both a challenge and a set of alternatives.” —Education Review “Drawing from a lifetime of deep thinking about education and courageous commitment to precious students, Rick and William Ayers have given us a marvelous book. Their devastating critique of the pervasive market models in education and their powerful defense of democratic forms of imagination in schools are so badly needed in our present-day crisis!” —Cornel West, Princeton University “Teaching the Taboo is provocative, challenging, funny in places, wild but sensible enough to be useful, inspiring, and practical for educators who are working to negate the educational madness that is infecting the schools.” —Herb Kohl, author of 36 Children and Painting Chinese Rick Ayers is a university instructor and founder of the Communication Arts and Sciences small school at Berkeley High School, and teaches at the University of San Francisco. William Ayers is a school reform activist and a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Understanding Standards-Based Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers and Administrators

Author: Richard Zagranski,William T. Whigham,Patrice L. Dardenne

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452261156

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This comprehensive handbook—which includes action plans, ready-to-use charts, rubrics, and real-world examples—shows educators how to design a curriculum that meets today's performance and assessment goals.

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

Un-Standardizing Curriculum

Multicultural Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom

Author: Christine Sleeter,Judith Flores Carmona

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775231

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In this Second Edition of her bestseller, Christine Sleeter and new co-author Judith Flores Carmona show how educators can learn to teach rich, academically rigorous, multicultural curricula within a standards-based environment. The authors have meticulously updated each chapter to address current changes in education policy and practice. New vignettes of classroom practice have been added to illustrate how today’s teachers navigate the Common Core State Standards. The book’s field-tested conceptual framework elaborates on the following elements of curriculum design: ideology, enduring ideas, democratized assessment, transformative intellectual knowledge, students and their communities, intellectual challenges, and curriculum resources. Un-Standardizing Curriculum shows teachers what they can do to “un-standardize” knowledge in their own classrooms, while working toward high standards of academic achievement. Book Features: Classroom vignettes to help teachers bridge theory with practice in the context of commonly faced pressures and expectations.Guidance for teachers who want to develop their classroom practice, including the possibilities and spaces teachers have within a standardized curriculum.Attention to multiple subject areas and levels of schooling, making the book applicable across a wide range of teacher education programs.A critique of the tensions between school reforms and progressive classroom practice. “This second edition is a game changer for educators interested in powerful curriculum engineering to support new century students” —H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh “This text breaks new ground with a timely contribution that provides solid, potentially emancipatory grounding for a new, inclusive, research-based vision of curriculum, assessment, schools, and society.” —Angela Valenzuela, author “This is a book that teachers, teacher educators, policymakers, and researchers will continue to return to for guidance and inspiration.” —Dolores Delgado Bernal, University of Utah

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.

Enhancing Professional Practice

A Framework for Teaching

Author: Charlotte Danielson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416605177

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning

Author: Katherine S. McKnight,Mary Scruggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996505

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.

Teaching Skills for Complex Text

Deepening Close Reading in the Classroom

Author: Heidi Anne E. Mesmer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775568

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Tired of hearing about “complex text”? Bothered by the pushy messages about “challenge”? This book is for you! Unlike the many other materials on text complexity, this one focuses on specific comprehension skills that students need in order to really engage with text. This book will help elementary school teachers equip their students with practical tools and understandings of the structures and conventions that allow them to excel, including concrete tools, passages, games, lessons, and examples to teach anaphora, connectives, paragraph structure, gathering evidence (fiction and nonfiction), and text challenge. A final chapter specifies how to stretch students in texts while attending to their stamina, executive skills, and interests. Book Features: Text-based lessons for grades 3–5.Opening vignettes which provide classroom context for each skill.Key objectives and Common Core Standards. Think-aloud language to guide strategy development.Research-based strategies and games. “Real-life scenarios of comprehension breakdowns all teachers will recognize are followed by detailed guidelines for best practice and step-by-step directions for activities to combat and remedy these pitfalls. This book is a valuable resource for all teachers supporting intermediate graders’ reading comprehension.” —Tisha Hayes, University of Virginia “I highly recommend this book for classroom teachers, reading specialists, and interventionists who are looking for ways to deepen students’ comprehension. Additionally, this book provides a rich toolkit for supporting professional development in schools.” —Kelly B. Cartwright, Christopher Newport University “This book is a must-have for any teacher who strives to meet the standards in meaningful, engaging ways.” —Jennifer Powell, Radford University

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?

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom

Author: Jane Nelsen,Lynn Lott,H. Stephen Glenn

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0770436579

Category: Education

Page: 250

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From the celebrated Positive Discipline series comes a guide for teachers who wish to foster respect, civility, and engagement in the classroom. This new edition is updated with essential tools for the modern teacher.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Deborah L. Voltz,Michele Jean Sims,Betty Palmer Nelson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416610243

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Creating and sustaining a classroom where every learner succeeds is a challenge for any teacher--especially when the elements of diversity and inclusion are added to the mix. How can teachers differentiate instruction in ways that help all students meet standards and develop lifelong learning skills? The authors of Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards provide a comprehensive framework for reaching and teaching English language learners, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities. In this book, you'll learn how to * Select the best instructional methods and materials for diverse learners * Create classrooms that are welcoming, practical, and conducive to learning * Develop classroom content that allows every student to achieve standards while meeting the individual needs of diverse learners * Collaborate effectively with fellow teachers and education specialists * Administer assessments that challenge and accommodate diverse learners The book includes helpful, real-world scenarios that provide tips for connecting with diverse students in the classroom, communicating with their families, and coordinating efforts with colleagues. Packed with practical strategies for handling difficult issues, this is a go-to guide for any teacher facing the complexities of helping diverse learners flourish at school and beyond.

Teaching STEM in the Early Years

Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Author: Sally Moomaw

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542539

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education begins in the early years. This book provides more than ninety activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout early childhood classrooms. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, and music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and field trips and outdoor time. Information on assessment and early learning standards is also provided. Sally Moomaw, EdD, has spent much of her career researching and teaching STEM education. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and the author of several early education books.