A New Teacher s Guide to Best Practices

Author: Yvonne S. Gentzler
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510701044
Format: PDF, Docs
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New teachers begin their careers with great enthusiasm and purpose, but often face many challenges in their first years of teaching. A New Teacher's Guide to Best Practices supports new teachers with guidelines for applying best teaching practices to improve their professional effectiveness. Organized around the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, this reflective workbook is full of best-practice tools and strategies. Each chapter focuses on a different teaching challenge-"practical problems" that teachers face daily-and offers research-based solutions, along with teacher tips and student perspectives from across the country. An invaluable resource for new teachers to use at their own pace, or for staff developers presenting teacher induction workshops, this richly detailed text invites new teachers to: Record their present beliefs Outline their aspirations Define their goals and objectives Set a course of action to reach those goals and objectives Enter into dialogue with colleagues and mentors for continued professional growth Through planning, self-reflection, and dialogue, new teachers can enrich their teaching experience, expand their personal and professional goals for success, and shape the way they view their practice and profession.

A Guide to Teaching Statistics

Author: Michael R. Hulsizer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444305241
Format: PDF
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A Guide to Teaching Statistics: Innovations and Best Practices addresses the critical aspects of teaching statistics to undergraduate students, acting as an invaluable tool for both novice and seasoned teachers of statistics. Guidance on textbook selection, syllabus construction, and course outline Classroom exercises, computer applications, and Internet resources designed to promote active learning Tips for incorporating real data into course content Recommendations on integrating ethics and diversity topics into statistics education Strategies to assess student's statistical literacy, thinking, and reasoning skills Additional material online at www.teachstats.org

Teaching Practices from America s Best Urban Schools

Author: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921860
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover the teaching practices that make the biggest difference in student performance! This practical, research-based book gives principals, teachers, and school administrators a direct, inside look at instructional practices from top award-winning urban schools. The authors provide detailed examples and analyses of these practices, and successfully demystify the achievement of these schools. They offer practical guides to help educators apply these successful practices in their own schools. Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools will be a valuable tool for any educator in both urban and non-urban schools-schools that serve diverse student populations, including English language learners and children from low-income families.

Teacher Evaluation

Author: Kenneth D. Peterson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780803968837
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Features in this comprehensive guide and reference include chapters on using national standards, improved forms, and district-level principles, and developments in using pupil achievement data.

Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms

Author: Randi Stone
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209594
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is no better way to learn the craft of teaching than by watching an expert teacher at work. In this sequel to Randi Stone's Best Classroom Practices, nationally recognized, award-winning elementary teachers showcase selected practices from their classroom repertoire to share with their colleagues. Learn what it takes to build a productive, engaged community of learners from some of the nation's best teachers in their own words. This inspirational, one-stop guide covers everything from classroom management to teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, music, art, technology, and physical education. You will find: - Detailed, successful teaching strategies with lists of relevant standards and materials needed - Innovative activities, projects, lesson plans, and units of study for every content area - Classroom strategies across the curriculum, including ideas for involving parents and ways to make inclusion work Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms provides a wide array of excellent lessons to choose from, road-tested by your award-winning colleagues.

A Teacher s Guide to Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622047
Format: PDF, Docs
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Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

Best Practices for Yoga in Schools

Author: Yoga Service Council
Publisher: Ysc-Omega Publications
ISBN: 9780692564714
Format: PDF, Docs
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Are you interested in offering students in your school the most effective, sustainable and inclusive yoga programming possible? Would you like to teach yoga in schools and have the support and advice of those with many years of successful experience? Have you been interested in sharing yoga with your students, but wondering how to do so safely? Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a guide for yoga teachers, classroom teachers, school administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in bringing yoga to children safely, and in a just and inclusive way. By outlining suggestions and considerations across a wide variety of topics, this book will help you effectively and sustainably offer high-quality yoga programming for all children. Based on the collective wisdom and experience of 23 contributors and four reviewers, this Best Practices Guide will support your capacity to implement meaningful school-based yoga programs, with the potential to transform the educational environment and help students thrive in a wide variety of situations. Praise For Best Practices for Yoga in Schools "The Yoga Service Best Practices Guide is an invaluable resource for educators bringing yoga into school settings to promote positive student outcomes. Drawing upon what we know about child development and developmentally appropriate practice, the book offers clear guidance on how best to teach yoga to children and teens in school settings. I highly recommend this book." - Patricia Jennings, Professor at UVA Curry School of Education, author of Mindfulness for Teachers "This is a remarkable effort; a sage, inspiring, pragmatic and well presented manual of best practices for every one seeking to provide "safe, effective, inclusive, and sustainable" yoga classes in schools. The collective wisdom and experience is immediately apparent." - John Kepner, Executive Director: International Association of Yoga Therapists "This is a thoughtful, well researched guide that should be an essential read for anyone wanting to bring yoga to schools. I'm so excited that the Yoga Service Council has been able to create a resource of this caliber using a collaborative model that leaves room for individual styles and philosophies. This is exactly what the field of yoga service needs- agreed upon best practices that unify all the great work already being done." - Hala Khouri, M.A. E-RYT, Co-founder Off the Mat, Into the World, Somatic Counselor, Yoga Teacher and Mother "As a principal and superintendent I have implemented yoga programs in urban and suburban schools and have witnessed the success with students of all ages. Academics increase and off task behavior decreases with every yoga breath students take. Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a great resource to start a yoga program in your school." - Cynthia Zurchin, Superintendent of Schools, author of The Whale Done School

Best Practices in ELL Instruction

Author: Guofang Li
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606236642
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K–12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school–home–community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.

Best Practice

Author: Steven Zemelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780325007441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Identifies teaching methods that help students learn and how to implement them in the classroom.

Keys to the Elementary Classroom

Author: Carrol Moran
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632200139
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Best practices to help you start the school year in a powerful way! For elementary teachers entering the classroom for the first time, this updated edition of the bestseller Keys to the Classroom provides practical guidelines to help you build a foundation for a successful first year. Written by a team of experts, this invaluable resource offers new teachers a daily structure and clear classroom procedures and activities to help establish a positive classroom climate and eliminate most behavior problems. This practical, easy-to-use guidebook includes lesson plans, tips for organizing the first day, and reproducible student worksheets in English and Spanish. The new edition features: • An added chapter on planning and creating the classroom environment • Voices of novice and experienced teachers • New assessments for students’ learning styles and preferences • Revised instructional materials for English as a second language With strategies that can be adapted across grade levels, ways to develop relationships with students' families, and resources for professional development, Keys to the Elementary Classroom, Third Edition, will help you get a positive start to the school year and a rewarding career.