Connecting Teaching And Learning

Author: Hilda Rosselli
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204605
Size: 40.82 MB
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Teacher Work Samples are increasingly being used by teacher preparation programs to quantify the complex set of tasks that comprise effective teaching on a daily basis and document the effectiveness of preservice teachers' impact on student learning. The featured case studies from 10 universities and insights from key policy leaders capture current knowledge on practice, research and policy linked to Teacher Work Samples. The book also includes Del Schalock's own description of the evolution of TWS as well as his thoughts about remaining theory development needed to effectively link teacher preparation and student learning.

Data Literacy For Educators

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757535
Size: 13.84 MB
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Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Size: 33.44 MB
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

How Students Learn

Author: Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309089506
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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.

Qualities Of Effective Teachers

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416604618
Size: 66.86 MB
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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful? In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices. Learn how effective teachers *Prepare to be effective educators. *Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments. *Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction. *Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning. *Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom. This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.

Why Won T You Just Tell Us The Answer

Author: Bruce A. Lesh
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN: 9781571108128
Size: 17.49 MB
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Reinventing my classroom: making historical thinking reality -- Introducing historical thinking: Nat Turner's Rebellion of 1831 -- Text, subtext, and context: evaluating evidence and exploring President Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal -- Using the Rail Strike of 1877 to teach chronological thinking and causality -- "Revolution in the air": Using the Bonus March of 1932 to teach multiple perspectives -- Continuity and change over time: Custer's last stand or the Battle of the greasy grass? -- Long or short?: using the civil rights movement to teach historical significance -- Trying on the shoes of historical actors: using the Truman-MacArthur Debate to teach historical empathy -- How am I supposed to do this every day?: historical investigations versus sleep -- Overcoming the barrier to change.

Games And Simulations In Online Learning Research And Development Frameworks

Author: Gibson, David
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599043068
Size: 57.29 MB
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"This book examines the potential of games and simulations in online learning, and how the future could look as developers learn to use the emerging capabilities of the Semantic Web. It explores how the Semantic Web will impact education and how games and simulations can evolve to become robust teaching resources"--Provided by publisher.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Size: 80.92 MB
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.