Educating Everybody s Children

Author: Robert W. Cole
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612491
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Classroom Strategies for Helping At risk Students

Author: David Snow
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141660202X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawing from 118 studies of students at-risk of failure, provides evidence-based strategies that are proven to be effective with students who are performing below standards.

Everyday Engagement

Author: Katy Ridnouer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612416
Format: PDF
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In this book, author and teacher Katy Ridnouer focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement. Structured around the questions teachers ask themselves about engagement goals and challenges, Everyday Engagement offers specific strategies to try--in your classroom, with your students, and with their parents--that will help you * Connect with students and parents as individuals. * Communicate invitations to engagement (and regroup and respond if your initial invitations are rejected). * Provide appropriate, ongoing support and encouragement that will keep students in class, behavior in check, and learning on track. * Anticipate and handle setbacks and complications in teacher-student and teacher-parent relationships. * Tap outside resources to extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Ridnouer believes that every teacher has the power to make students and parents partners in learning. When a teacher embeds pro-engagement action and attitudes into everyday practice, the question is not if students and parents will be engaged in classroom learning, but how they will choose to engage and how far that engagement will take them.

Creating an Inclusive School

Author: Richard A. Villa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides information the history, legal aspects, rationales, and facilitation of inclusive education.

An Eye for a Dog

Author: Robert W. Cole
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 192924214X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Robert W. Cole, an international all-breed judge, explains how to assess purebred dogs, covering balance and proportions, features, movement, faults and illusions.

School Climate Change

Author: Peter DeWitt
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Students and educators today face obstacles to student achievement, well-being, and success that are above and beyond traditional instructional and assessment concerns. From low school morale to bullying to shootings, school climate has become a national and global concern. Research overwhelmingly indicates that a positive school climate promotes cooperative learning, group cohesion, respect, and mutual trust—all of which have in turn been shown to improve the learning environment. In short, a positive school climate is directly related to improved academic achievement at all levels of schooling. In this ASCD Arias, Peter DeWitt and Sean Slade explain the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. Readers will learn: how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

The Norton Book of Travel

Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393024814
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Collects writings from world travelers--including Marco Polo, Darwin, Kerouac, Naipaul, and Theroux--that reflect the changes in attitude and feasibility that have shaped travelers aims and perceptions

More Strategies for Educating Everybody s Children

Author: Robert W. Cole
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9780871205018
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides nearly seventy teaching strategies directed to meet the needs of minority, homeless, and immigrant students and includes techniques for teaching science, geography, civics, and history at every grade level and for all types of learners.