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Helpful advice for teaching Common Core Math Standards to middle-school studentsThe new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards is designed to help teachers instruct their students so that they will better understand and apply the skills outlined in the Standards. This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of tools and activities that can encourage students to think critically, use mathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solving strategies.Filled with activities that will help students gain an understanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the Common Core State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, and learn to think abstractlyDescribes ways to get students to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to real lifeThis practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers give students the foundation they need for success in higher mathematics.
Bring Common Core Math into high school with smart, engaging activities Teaching Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 9-12 provides high school teachers with the kind of help they need to begin teaching the standards right away. This invaluable guide pairs each standard with one or more classroom-ready activities and suggestions for variations and extensions. Covering a range of abilities and learning styles, these activities bring the Common Core Math Standards to life as students gain fluency in math communication and develop the skillset they need to tackle successively more complex math courses in the coming years. Make math anxiety a thing of the past as you show your students how they use math every day of their lives, and give them the cognitive tools to approach any math problem with competence and confidence. The Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to graduate high school fully prepared for college and careers. Meeting these standards positions American students more competitively in the global economy, and sets them on a track to achieve their dreams. This book shows you how to teach the math standards effectively, and facilitate a deeper understanding of math concepts and calculations. Help students apply their understanding of math concepts Teach essential abstract and critical thinking skills Demonstrate various problem-solving strategies Lay a foundation for success in higher mathematics The rapid adoption of the Common Core Standards across the nation has left teachers scrambling for aligned lessons and activities. If you want to bring new ideas into the classroom today, look no further. Teaching Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities is the high school math teacher's solution for smart, engaging Common Core math.
This insightful book conveys the author's passion for communication and gets to the heart of how to do it. Discover the thrill of applying the seven proven concepts - and seeing the results! Also contains sample lesson plans. A great tool for your PDA or Desktop
Ayers (education, U. of Illinois at Chicago), who has taught for 30 years, feels that teachers are "moral actors," that teaching involves "moral commitment and ethical action," and that these elements are at the core of real education. He advises teachers to accept their calls as instigators of freedom and enlightenment, and act as coworkers with students. Using examples from the academe, including poetry, history, and fiction, as well as popular culture, he examines what can go right, and wrong, and how teachers can be liberators or tyrants, depending on how they perceive their core missions and on how well they understand their students as individuals. Ayers includes neither a bibliography nor an index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Teaching with iPad how-to is a crisp and systematic guide organized into various step-by-step recipes that will enable you to utilize the power of your iPad to make your daily teaching tasks easy and interesting. This book is ideal for school and university teachers who have access to an iPad and are willing to make their profession all the more fun and easy for themselves. It is assumed that the reader has basic knowledge of how to use the iPad, access the Appstore and download apps.
Handheld technologies present new challenges to teachers and trainee teachers. As more and more primary schools acquire devices such as iPads and tablets, it is becoming clear that adding them as a classroom resource is not enough. Teachers and trainees need strategies to integrate these into existing learning contexts in a meaningful way. Without this, these fantastic resources lose their value. This book develops the skills of teachers and trainee teachers by offering clear guidance on how to use tablets to devise meaningful learning activities and embed them in genuine curriculum contexts, drawing upon case studies from existing practice. It is written for non-specialists and explains technical terms in an accessible, practical way. Each chapter begins with a case study contributed by a teacher using tablets in schools. Real life examples and comment like this give the text a truly practical focus. The book focuses on 5 themes: combining media visible learning personalised learning any place learning the computing curriculum
Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Los Angeles animal shelter manager Lauren Vancouver has a soft spot for animals in need--and a keen eye for crime. . . Thanks to a savvy ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling--a new line of faux jewelry dog collars--small dog adoptions have skyrocketed across the city. So when Lauren discovers a shelter in the Midwest with more toy dogs than it can handle, she arranges a private plane to swoop in and fly the pups back to LA. But Lauren didn't count on rescue worker Teresa Kantrim coming along for the ride. Teresa has cared for the dogs since they were found and doesn't trust anyone from La-La Land to take over the job. Her biting comments clearly haven't earned Teresa any new friends, but when she turns up murdered, it's time for Lauren to dig into Teresa's past and find out who wanted her put down.
In a perfect world, software engineers who produce the best code are the most successful. But in our perfectly messy world, success also depends on how you work with people to get your job done. In this highly entertaining book, Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman cover basic patterns and anti-patterns for working with other people, teams, and users while trying to develop software. This is valuable information from two respected software engineers whose popular series of talks--including "Working with Poisonous People"--has attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. Writing software is a team sport, and human factors have as much influence on the outcome as technical factors. Even if you've spent decades learning the technical side of programming, this book teaches you about the often-overlooked human component. By learning to collaborate and investing in the "soft skills" of software engineering, you can have a much greater impact for the same amount of effort.
Ruth Hollis and three friends who love to ride join a Pony Club team in this fast-paced sequel to Fly-by-Night. At fourteen Ruth is the youngest and least experienced member. She must cope not only with her handsome but difficult new pony, Toadhill Flax-bought on an impulse at an auction-but with her parents' disapproval and the discipline of teamwork. Along with the more expert riders on the team-Thea, Peter, and Jonathan, who is the son of the team's indefatigable head- Ruth enters cross-country races and competitive pony shows as she struggles to win her coveted place. Details of the exciting horsey world, which K. M. Peyton knows well, are skillfully interwoven with perceptive insights into the lives of Ruth and her friends as they grow through shared experience. This story will delight young equestrians and prove absorbing for the uninitiated, too. When she is older, Ruth's involvement with fiery Patrick Pennington is described in The Beethoven Medal and Pennington's Heir. In The Team the reader will enjoy seeing her when her main passion was ponies.
Franklin White has a knack for making his novels appear like movies on the big screen. Team Mom is no different. It's a most welcomed drama of sacrifice and heroism in an unwelcomed moment in the community. After three years, Roy Madison, aka Coach, feels as though he has healed from the death of his wife and twins in a car accident. He now juggles his time between volunteering as a recreational youth football coach and working as a full-time public relations mouthpiece for the local police department. When he attracts the attention of Shonda Black, the mother of one of his football players, they begin a steamy affair. Little does she know that her involvement with Coach will put her son in harm's way. After an unsolved assault on an elderly woman, Coach becomes fed up with crime in the community and takes it upon himself to find the culprit. The closer he gets to apprehending the criminal, the more dangerous things become for him and everyone around him. Will Coach be able to stop the crimes unfolding seemingly right before his eyes?
Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.
Trent Lubak: Left Field Trent knows he isn't as talented a player as his best friend, Robbie, or loudmouthed Gloria -- but he's content being a solid, reliable member of the team. So why does Robbie's and Gloria's constant bragging upset him so much? Is it really just because their hot dogging is beginning to undermine the team spirit the Scrappers have finally started to build -- or does he secretly wish he had something to brag about, too? The Scrappers: nine kids fighting for a shot at the championship. Don't miss any of their stories or the exciting baseball action in this series, which is sure to hit a home run with baseball fans everywhere.
Will Parker make the team? Parker Townsend and his Thoroughbred mare, Foxglove, have proven that they have the talent to compete in the Olympics in combined training. But they still haven't made the team. Parker can't figure it out. He's won more events than any of his competitors, and Foxy is in top form. No jump is too high for them, no dressage course too technical. So why haven't the Olympic stewards asked him to join the team?His trainer, Samantha McLain, knows why. Parker isn't a team player. He always does his best and usually wins, but sometimes that's not enough. In order to compete, Parker must show the Olympic stewards that he can help out his team members and ride for the team.
Account of Disney's rise to a giant entertainment conglomerate
A young, inexperienced football team discovers that its beginner's luck is due to a series of mysterious but successful plays anonymously sent to the coach.
A new baseball team gets some supernatural help from a concerned wizard.
When two giant draft horses take up residence at Dark Creek Stables, the trouble starts. Fences collapse, Mrs. Bailey can't keep up with the feed bills, and Jessa's pony, Rebel, finds himself out in the cold during the worst blizzard of the century. To make things worse, Jessa and her best friend Cheryl can't seem to get along and a surprise visitor nearly ruins Jessa's Christmas vacation. Will Dark Creek ever be the same again?
When her prolonged antics at practice suddenly hurt her standing on the gymnastics team, Jodi is determined to prove that she can compete with the best of them, but her sudden resolve could alienate other team members.
A realistic depiction of World War III combat follows Captain Sean Bannion and the tank soldiers of Team Yankee as they battle the Russian invasion force, from Hill 214 in West Germany to the ultimate cease-fire.
New breakthrough thinking in organizational learning, leadership, and change Continuous improvement, understanding complex systems, and promoting innovation are all part of the landscape of learning challenges today's companies face. Amy Edmondson shows that organizations thrive, or fail to thrive, based on how well the small groups within those organizations work. In most organizations, the work that produces value for customers is carried out by teams, and increasingly, by flexible team-like entities. The pace of change and the fluidity of most work structures means that it's not really about creating effective teams anymore, but instead about leading effective teaming. Teaming shows that organizations learn when the flexible, fluid collaborations they encompass are able to learn. The problem is teams, and other dynamic groups, don't learn naturally. Edmondson outlines the factors that prevent them from doing so, such as interpersonal fear, irrational beliefs about failure, groupthink, problematic power dynamics, and information hoarding. With Teaming, leaders can shape these factors by encouraging reflection, creating psychological safety, and overcoming defensive interpersonal dynamics that inhibit the sharing of ideas. Further, they can use practical management strategies to help organizations realize the benefits inherent in both success and failure. Presents a clear explanation of practical management concepts for increasing learning capability for business results Introduces a framework that clarifies how learning processes must be altered for different kinds of work Explains how Collaborative Learning works, and gives tips for how to do it well Includes case-study research on Intermountain healthcare, Prudential, GM, Toyota, IDEO, the IRS, and both Cincinnati and Minneapolis Children's Hospitals, among others Based on years of research, this book shows how leaders can make organizational learning happen by building teams that learn.
Innovation requires teaming. (Put another way, teaming is to innovation what assembly lines are to car production.) This book brings together key insights on teaming, as they pertain to innovation. How do you build a culture of innovation? What does that culture look like? How does it evolve and grow? How are teams most effectively created and then nurtured in this context? What is a leader's role in this culture? This little book is a roadmap for teaming to innovate. We describe five necessary steps along that road: Aim High, Team Up, Fail Well, Learn Fast, and Repeat. This path is not smooth. To illustrate each critical step, we look at real-life scenarios that show how teaming to innovate provides the spark that can fertilize creativity, clarify goals, and redefine the meaning of leadership.
This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a major league baseball team and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, Pee Wee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate.
This manual explains the exercises of "sit" "stay" "down" "come, and a varity of more, with ideas on how to train them with a physical disability. This book proves that it is not the "method" that makes the training successful but the trainer and the dog. Topics covered include, equipment, different adaptations, food in training, teaching the "leave it" command. And talks about basic Service dog training.