Teaching Is an Art

Author: Leon Spreyer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360652
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reader-friendly guide provides teachers with information, games, book recommendations, specific lesson plans, and straightforward advice on 82 essential aspects of teaching.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393206
Format: PDF, ePub
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Secondary and middle school methods

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205263769
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Secondary and Middle School Methods prepares secondary school teachers and help experienced teachers improve their teaching and instruction by focusing on the methods and principles of teaching the "how-to" approach.Combining a broad approach of methodology, from research to theory to practice, this text helps the prospective teacher understand the essential methods and principles necessary for professional competence. The authors also address current issues in today's society, such as No Child Left Behind and teaching diverse learners, and examine the effects of federal legislation on students and teachers. In addition, an assortment of activities, tables, and topics for discussion prepare the reader for future application to secondary school settings serving diverse populations of students.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

Author: Susan Gingras Fitzell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992222
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A ′strategy bank′ for secondary teachersWhile planning lessons, many teachers wonder: ôIf I try this, will it work?ö ôWill I lose ground in teaching the concept?ö ôWill it help my students make the grade, pass the state tests, or get into college?ö Teachers want solutions, not theory. This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6û12 that will improve test scores and student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners. Susan Gingras Fitzell explains how RTI fits into secondary education and applies it to math, reading comprehension, writing, and more. She summarizes tiers one, two, and three in teacher-friendly language and includes:Easily implemented and practical interventionsSample lesson plans and visual models Examples of how to address budgeting, staffing, performance, and student culture constraints The grouping strategies included in each lesson plan improve studentsÆ social skills, and can reduce referrals to special education depending on other circumstances. RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help teachers take their instruction up a notch in every classroom and reduce stress in the process.á

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

Author: Christopher Emdin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807006408
Format: PDF
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"Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in science classrooms as a young man of color, Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on and approach to teaching in urban schools. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally"--

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556393
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book demonstrates how to make your classroom more responsive to the needs of individual students with a wide variety of learning styles, interests, goals, cultural backgrounds, and prior knowledge. Focusing on grades 6 through 12, this book showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies. Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers shows you how to vary your instruction so you can respond to the needs of individual learners. The concrete examples in this book demonstrate how you can use differentiated instruction to clarify: • the content (what you want students to know and be able to do) • the process (how students are going to go about learning the content) • and the product (how they will show you what they know.) This book is uniquely interactive. It features "Reflections" to help you understand your teaching style and guide you towards developing habits of mind which result in effective differentiated instruction. Also included is a chapter on teaching students whose native language is not English.

Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272743
Format: PDF, Docs
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Embark on a journey toward cultural proficiency that results in professional growth and organizational change! This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches, a revised organization, and new activities that enable leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve. The authors meticulously provide information gathered from their experiences working with schools, educational agencies, and organizations across the United States and Canada and show how school leaders can: Gain a personal understanding of what cultural proficiency means in practice Use collaborative activities to effect change in a school Lead a learning community toward becoming a culturally proficient organization