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Teaching English

by Phil Rigby Lynne Warham Peter Woolnough Alyson Midgley Dr Carol Evans

Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book helps you develop into a reflective teacher of English. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make good use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a new teacher. The book comes with access to a companion website, www.sagepub.co.uk/secondary , where you will find: - Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action - Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support - Extra planning and resource materials. If you are training to teach English this book will help you to improve your classroom performance, by providing you with practical advice, but also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It also provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE.

Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation

by Adam Laats Harvey Siegel

No fight over what gets taught in American classrooms is more heated than the battle over humanity's origins. For more than a century we have argued about evolutionary theory and creationism (and its successor theory, intelligent design), yet we seem no closer to a resolution than we were in Darwin's day. In this thoughtful examination of how we teach origins, historian Adam Laats and philosopher Harvey Siegel offer crucial new ways to think not just about the evolution debate but how science and religion can make peace in the classroom. Laats and Siegel agree with most scientists: creationism is flawed, as science. But, they argue, students who believe it nevertheless need to be accommodated in public school science classes. Scientific or not, creationism maintains an important role in American history and culture as a point of religious dissent, a sustained form of protest that has weathered a century of broad--and often dramatic--social changes. At the same time, evolutionary theory has become a critical building block of modern knowledge. The key to accommodating both viewpoints, they show, is to disentangle belief from knowledge. A student does not need to believe in evolution in order to understand its tenets and evidence, and in this way can be fully literate in modern scientific thought and still maintain contrary religious or cultural views. Altogether, Laats and Siegel offer the kind of level-headed analysis that is crucial to finding a way out of our culture-war deadlock.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

by Maurianne Adams Lee Anne Bell Pat Griffin

For nearly a decade, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations and curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice. This thoroughly revised second edition continues to provide teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. Building on the groundswell of interest in social justice education, the second edition offers coverage of current issues and controversies while preserving the hands-on format and inclusive content of the original. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice presents a well-constructed foundation for engaging the complex and often daunting problems of discrimination and inequality in American society. This book includes a CD-ROM with extensive appendices for participant handouts and facilitator preparation.

Teaching for Understanding with Technology

by Martha Stone Wiske Kristi Rennebohm Franz Lisa Breit

Teaching for Understanding with Technology shows how teachers can maximize the potential of new technologies to advance student learning and achievement. It uses the popular Teaching for Understanding framework that guides learners to think, analyze, solve problems, and make meaning of what they've learned. The book offers advice on tapping into a rich array of new technologies such as web information, online curricular information, and professional networks to research teaching topics, set learning goals, create innovative lesson plans, assess student understanding, and develop communities of learners.

Teaching for Wisdom Intelligence Creativity and Success

by Linda Jarvin Robert Sternberg Elena Grigorenko

The essential guide for teaching beyond the test! Students with strong higher-order thinking skills are more likely to become successful, lifelong learners. Based on extensive, collaborative research by leading authorities in the field, this book shows how to implement teaching and learning strategies that nurture intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. This practical teaching manual offers an overview of the WICS model--Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, Synthesized--which helps teachers foster students' capacities for effective learning and problem solving. Teachers will find examples for language arts, history, mathematics, and science in Grades K-12, as well as: Hands-on strategies for enhancing students' memory, analytical, creative, and practical skills Guidelines on teaching and assessing for successful intelligence Details on how to apply the model in the classroom Teacher reflection sections, suggested readings, and sample planning checklists Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success is ideal for educators seeking to broaden their teaching repertoire as they expand the skills and abilities of students at all levels.

Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers

by Erin Gruwell

There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet. What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever. From the foreword by Anna Quindlen: Now depicted in a bestselling book and a feature film, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994 when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin's classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community. Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students' lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential. Since then, the foundation has trained more than 150 teachers in the United States and Canada. Teaching Hope unites the voices of these Freedom Writer teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year. These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them.

Teaching Literacy to Learners with A Multi-sensory Approach Dyslexia

by Kathleen Kelly

Providing a structured programme for teaching literacy to children and young people with dyslexia and specific literacy difficulties, this book makes explicit links between theory, research and practice. It offers a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory teaching programme for learners with dyslexia, and draws attention to some of the wider aspects of the learning styles and differences of learners with dyslexia such as memory, information processing and automaticity. The book discusses: - the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach - the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills - working with learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) - lesson structure and lesson planning - alphabet and dictionary skills - memory work and study skills - teaching the programme to groups - ideas for working with young children Designed to help support any learner, ages 5 to 18, with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties, 'the authors encourage the use of the programme as part of the specialist teaching of learners with dyslexia whilst giving strategies for everyday teaching to not only develop literacy but to put learners with dyslexia in control of their own learnin the authors encourage the use of the programme as part of everyday teaching to not only develop literacy but to put dyslexic learners in control of their own learning. There are tried and tested strategies and activities provided, which the reader can use to support their literacy work. Particularly useful for teachers working with learners who have special educational needs and specifically those with dyslexia, this book contains everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of the learners in your setting.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

by Christopher Willard Amy Saltzman

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

by Susan Kaiser Greenland Christopher Willard Amy Saltzman

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.

Teaching Primary English

by Jackie Brien

Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Literacy empowers learning across the whole curriculum and language is at the centre of all learning in primary education. Aware of current curriculum developments and drawing from the latest research Teaching Primary English encourages teacher education students to develop a deeper understanding of the essential issues involved in teaching English in order to approach a career in the primary classroom with the confidence and knowledge required to succeed. Taking a fresh approach to the main elements of teaching primary English, Jackie Brien strikes an engaging balance between the practical requirements of English teaching and encouraging informed reflection on key aspects of primary literacy. This is essential reading for everyone studying primary English on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. Jackie Brien is Curriculum Leader for English, Communication, Language and Literacy at the University of Chester.

Teaching Primary Special Educational Needs

by Jonathan Glazzard Alison Hughes Annette Netherwood Lesley Neve Jane Stokoe

Today, there is increased emphasis on the coverage of special educational needs in initial teacher training. This comprehensive introduction begins by looking at inclusion policy and how barriers to achievement can be removed. The SEN Code of Conduct is explained and detailed guidance on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is included. The book then goes on to give practical advice on the teaching of children with special educational needs in reading, speech and language, the autistic spectrum and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Finally, the book considers the wider context looking at partnerships with parents, carers and professionals in other agencies.

Teaching Secondary Music

by Jonathan Savage Jayne Price

Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible insight into the key issues in music education at secondary level. Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the programme of support for the new secondary curriculum. Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include: -How music relates to other curriculum subjects -Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum -The music industry and intellectual property rights -Working with a range of musicians -Using ICT as a tool for musical performance -Developing musical leadership This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practising music teachers. Jayne Price is the Music Education Coordinator in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. Jonathan Savage is a Reader in Education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Teaching STEM in the Early Years

by Sally Moomaw

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.

Teaching Stress Management: Activities for Children and Young Adults

by Nanette E. Tummers

Stress is pervasive in the lives of today's children and youth. Without adequate coping skills, students might engage in risky behavior and make poor decisions that have negative consequences for themselves and others. Now, for the first time, there's a resource for K-12 teachers that's devoted to helping kids manage stress. "Teaching Stress Management: Activities for Children and Young Adults "helps current and preservice teachers understand the causes and effects of stress in students. This handy text - presents the most current evidence-based research with practical applications; - supplies teachers with 199 low- to no-cost activities that reinforce the curricular concepts; - equips students to deal proactively with stress; and - helps teachers apply various aspects of the positive psychology movement, including optimism, social support, resiliency, right-brain engagement, mindfulness-based stress reduction, responsive classroom techniques, and emotional and social intelligence. The text provides teachers with foundational material on the physiology and psychology of stress so they understand how stress affects health on a long-term basis. And through the book's numerous tips, teachers and administrators will be able to incorporate the principles of stress management in the classroom and integrate them in their wellness and health policies and programs. Teaching students the skills of stress management can have a positive impact on schools' social climate--reducing conflict, bullying, and violence. In addition, "Teaching Stress Management" will help teachers meet the National Health Education Standards with an overall focus on standard 7, in which students practice health-enhancing behaviors. Teachers will also learn how to advocate for stress management programs in their schools. Managing stress is a critical skill that every student needs to master. "Teaching Stress Management" will help them learn to cope with current pressures, reduce future stress, and strengthen the stress management skills that will serve them not only now but throughout their lives.

Teaching Teenagers

by Dr Gerry Czerniawski Warren Kidd

For successful classroom teaching, your students need to be engaged and active learners. In this book, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today's classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers. Contents cover: - teaching tools to inspire and captivate - motivation for learning - engaging learners - how to create a learning atmosphere - classroom management - cooperative learning - learning outside of the classroom - moving learners around the room - assessment for motivation and engagement - feedback and praise - using emerging technologies to engage - using homework - supporting learners in learning how to learn - challenging learners of all abilities With reference to reflective practice, best practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this book provides essential support for trainee teachers, new teachers and experienced teachers looking to extend their repertoire. Warren Kidd is Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at The Cass School of Education, University of East London. Gerry Czerniawski is Senior Lecturer in Secondary Social Science and Humanities Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London.

Teaching the Way of Jesus

by Jack L. Seymour

Christian religious education provides the content, processes, and settings to empower the church's mission in the world--a mission that includes health care, peace with justice, and disciple-making ministries. Today, the field Christian Education is clear about its tasks of helping form and nurture faith that is then embodied in faithful practices. Research studies on Christian faith practices show how participating in Christian community undergirds and complements thoughtful living through one's life. With an emphasis on practices and mission, this book offers readers concrete ways to empower vital faith formation in congregations as it describes current trends, which include richer diversity, entrepreneurial spirit, and interfaith dialog. This book will also help prepare students for leadership in the Church universal and in the field of Christian Education.

Teaching with Love and Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom

by Jim Fay David Funk

Love and Logic is an approach to working with students that: Puts teachers in control, Teaches kids to think for themselves, Raises the level of student responsibility, Prepares kids to function effectively in a society filled with temptations, decisions, and consequences.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

by Eric Jensen

In easy to understand, engaging language, Jensen provides a basic orientation to the brain and its various systems and explains how they affect learning. After discussing what parents and educators can do to get children's brains in good shape for school, Jensen goes on to explore topics such as motivation, critical thinking skills, environmental factors, the "social brain," emotions, and memory and recall. He offers fascinating insights on a number of specific issue, including * How to tap into the brain's natural reward system. * The critical link between movement and cognition. * The impact on learning of environmental factors such as lighting, temperature, and noise. * The value of feedback. * The importance of prior knowledge and mental models. * Why stress impedes learning. * How social interaction affects the brain. * How to help students improve their ability to encode, maintain, and retrieve learning. The repeated message to educators is simple: You have far more influence on students' brains than you realize. And you have an obligation to learn as much as you can to take advantage of the incredible revelations that science is providing. The revised and updated Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd edition helps you do just that.

Teaching Word Recognition, Second Edition

by Rollanda E. O'Connor

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. Presented are practical, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter- sound pairings, decoding and blending, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties. Reproducible assessment tools and word lists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. *Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction. *Chapter on English language learners. *Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development.

The Teahouse Fire

by Ellis Avery

"Like attending seasons of elegant tea parties--each one resplendent with character and drama. Delicious."--Maxine Hong KingstonThe story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The Teahouse Fire is also a portrait of one of the most fascinating places and times in all of history--Japan as it opens its doors to the West. It was a period when wearing a different color kimono could make a political statement, when women stopped blackening their teeth to profess an allegiance to Western ideas, and when Japan's most mysterious rite--the tea ceremony--became not just a sacramental meal, but a ritual battlefield.We see it all through the eyes of Aurelia, an American orphan adopted by the Shin family, proprietors of a tea ceremony school, after their daughter, Yukako, finds her hiding on their grounds. Aurelia becomes Yukako's closest companion, and they, the Shin family, and all of Japan face a time of great challenges and uncertainty. Told in an enchanting and unforgettable voice, The Teahouse Fire is a lively, provocative, and lushly detailed historical novel of epic scope and compulsive readability.

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

by Catherine Thimmesh

For the kids of all those thousands and thousands of people who worked on Apollo. For the sacrifices you made--the birthday parties, ballgames, and bedtime stories that your parents had to miss because the moon was calling, and demanding their time. It must have been hard sometimes. But look at what they did! Thanks for sharing them with the world when we needed them most.<P><P> Winner of the Sibert Medal

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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.

Team Rocket Blasts Off! (Pokémon #5)

by Tracey West

Prepare for trouble! And make it double! When Team Rocket's boss leaves Jessie and James in charge, they become Gym Leaders. And Team Rocket doesn't fight fair. They are determined to defeat Ash and steal Pikachu. No matter what it takes!

The Team That Stopped Moving

by Matt Christopher

A new baseball team gets some supernatural help from a concerned wizard.

Teaming Up

by Abby Gaines

After spending most of her life buried in books and academia despite her NASCAR roots, scientist Kim Murphy is a complete success. But when she stumbles across an old list--"Things To Do Before I Die"--Kim realizes that she hasn't really lived. Now it's time for her to tackle the frivolous things in life: "Play hooky. " "Buy a push-up bra. " Next up. . . find a "jock" to date!Kim's unusual mix of beauty, braininess and humor seems tailor-made to get under NASCAR car chief Ward Abraham's skin--so when she asks him out, Ward can't refuse. But when he offers to help her out with her "list" (and then some!) Kim is delighted. . . and terrified that Ward will discover the real reason for her list!

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