14 lectures, Stuttgart, August 21-September 5, 1919 (CW 294) How do Waldorf teachers put their educational ideals into practice in the classroom? How does a teacher connect geography and art and language in a way that enlivens the souls of children? What does a child's respect for the teacher mean for later life? These are only a few practical aspects of this initial course for Waldorf teachers. During an intensive two weeks, Rudolf Steiner gave three simultaneous educational courses to those who would be the first teachers of the original Waldorf school. One course provided the foundational ideas behind Waldorf education (The Foundations of Human Experience); another provided a forum for questions and lively discussions on specific issues in the classroom (Discussions with Teachers). In this course, Steiner takes the middle-path by integrating theory and practice. Here, Steiner spoke of new ways to teach reading, writing, geography, geometry, language, and much more. His approach is tailored to the spiritual and physical needs of the children themselves, not to an arbitrary curriculum based solely on external results. At a time when public education is in a state of crisis, this book describes how children around the world are being guided into adulthood with a fuller sense of themselves and with a creative approach to life and the world around them. German source: Erziehungskunst. Methodisch-Didaktisches (GA 294).
Step-by-Step Practical Advice for Freelance Teachers; How to Stand Out in a Crowded Teaching Market and Find A Steady Stream of Students
Author: Janine Bray-Mueller
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Freelance pedagogical businesses face these challenges daily: * How can I gain visibility on the global teaching market to attract a steady stream of new students? * How do I secure an adequate income from my work as a freelance teacher? * How do I avoid capitulating to the three-year death cycle and lose my freelance teaching career? What you don't need are theoretical discussions about niches and specialising. These require you to locate your 'ideal client profile' or requires you to find 'the sweet spot' between what you love (your passion) and the price people are prepared to pay. These approaches are too vague for busy freelancers. What you need instead, is a practical hands-on system that works. The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Niches lays out a precise system showing what all freelance teachers, trainers, and coaches need to do to define a teaching niche that helps them to confidently stand out in a crowded teaching marketplace. * It clarifies what information is essential, how it attracts new students, and how it enables freelancers to monetise their teaching experience. * It provides you with the skill to write up the text for your teaching niche that will catch the interest of new students searching for private instructors.
A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for mathematics teachers whether in training or newly qualified. Based on the best research and practice available, it offers a wide range of tried and tested approaches that succeed in secondary classrooms. Each chapter contains a wealth of tasks and ideas that allow teachers to reflect on the approaches and make plans for using them in their own classrooms, and offers ideas for lesson plans, learning activities and suggested further reading and development. Illustrated throughout with case studies and practical insights from classroom observations and experience, this book covers key aspects of mathematics teaching, including: managing the class and learning environment; teaching the topics of mathematics; encouraging mathematical thinking; choosing and using resources; using multi-media technology; assessing work in mathematics. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the core textbook Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School. Written by expert professionals, it supports you in your development of imaginative and effective lessons on a variety of curriculum topics in different teaching situations.
Author: Alan Brinkley,Esam E. El-Fakahany,Betty Dessants
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book's audience considerably.
"A Practical Guide to Teaching English in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for all training and newly qualified secondary English teachers. Based on the best research and practice available, it offers a wide range of tried and tested strategies and practical activities to ensure success in the secondary classroom. Packed with photocopiable resources and illustrated throughout with examples of good practice and samples of pupils' work, the Practical Guide covers key aspects of English teaching, including: - Effective lesson planning and pupil progress - Getting started with drama - Teaching poetry successfully and enjoyably - Media education and media studies - an introduction to the curriculum and designing schemes of work - Teaching English language - Choosing and using fiction for all ages - English literature at A Level - Opportunities for ICT in English - Planning meaningful assessment. A Practical Guide to Teaching English in the Secondary School is an essential companion to the best selling Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School. Written by expert professionals, it provides detailed examples of theory in practice, enabling you to analyse and reflect on your own teaching in order to ensure pupil learning is maximised. Providing a combination of practical ideas, educational rationales and activities to stimulate personal thought and development, this book explores a wide range of issues pertinent to the teaching and learning of English in the 21st century"--
Here is a short edited volume that brings together in one place, the best scholarly articles in charter schooling by national experts and leaders, written in a user-friendly fashion. It is the ideal introduction for those interested in the charter school movement with numerous insights for and by charter operators, administrators, and teachers as well as the academic community. The volume starts with essays explaining the history of education reforms past, in particular why their failures make charters a necessity. Additional essays examine such research questions as whether class size matters, how to end the teacher shortage, routes to alternative certification, why urban school reform fails, and how to make merit pay work. The second section includes essays outlining the key research on charter schools. Chapters examine such questions as how charter schools compare to district schools, how non-profit charters compare to for-profit charters, what determines teacher quality, and how the small size of charters makes for complex questions of accountability. The final section includes personal reflections, tips and horror stories from charter operators. In particular, essays examine why most charters have a tough first year, the difficulties of converting a private school to a charter, how to manage facilities, how to obtain grant money, and how to do good charter marketing.
Including Caruso's Vocal Exercises and His Practical Advice to Students and Teachers of Singing
Author: Salvatore Fucito,Barnet Julius Beyer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Fucito, who was Caruso's vocal coach and accompanist from 1916 to 1921, chronicles the tenor's legendary musical career, portrays him as a man, and analyzes and describes his phenomenal breathing technique, tone production, practice sessions, style and repertory. Features 46 fully notated vocal exercises, and photos of Caruso in famous roles.
This book provides a guide to good practice and its development in the teaching and learning of history in universities and colleges. Its wide range of contributors use a variety of approaches to examine recent thinking on the teaching of the subject, survey current practices, and provide practical advice to teachers and departments at a time of considerable change.
This title has received wide acclaim for its practical and reader-friendly approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that aspiring or developing teachers can see themselves as professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 14th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a book that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students. This edition also features integration of InTASC Standards, new Learning Objectives correlated with chapter headings and summaries, new Guides to Reading and Studying, new first-person accounts (Improving Practice through Inquiry: One Teacher's Story), and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Margaret M Clark,Margaret Clark,Pamela Munn
Education in Scotland is markedly different from what happens in the rest of the UK - with a different National Curriculum, school boards to oversee school management and a General Teaching Council which has been in existence since 1965. Whilst there are many examples of successful and innovative practice in Scotland, the system is quite often not recognised as different by writers who talk about the UK education system as if it were one smooth whole. This book describes recent developments in both legislation and practice in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the English system. Chapters cover: * administration and management * the professional competence of teachers * early years education provision * the 'National Curriculum' in Scotland * Secondary Education * Special Educational Needs
Lesley Mandel Morrow,Timothy Shanahan,Karen K. Wixson
Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Timothy Shanahan,Karen K. Wixson
Publisher: Guilford Press
"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first academic standards to be independently adopted by almost every state in the country. The purpose and intent of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA), as well as Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science Education, are the focus of this book. Each of the chapters addresses one of the major English Language Arts domains: literature, informational texts, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, technology, and assessment. The objective of the chapters is twofold: to provide a theoretical background and detailed explanation of each of the CCSS/ELA standards, as well as practical suggestions, classroom vignettes, models, instructional resources, and unit ideas to implement the standards"--
Based on original research and novel concepts, this book investigates the nature and use of terminology from linguistic and applied viewpoints. Throughout, problems with terminology, such as overuse by teachers and cases of synonymy and polysemy, are considered and solutions are offered. Part One looks firstly at some basic concepts, then draws important distinctions between pedagogic and scientific terminology, and between transparent, opaque and iconic terms, before examining the historical, lexical and grammatical nature of terms. Part Two attempts to estimate the value and relevance of terminology in language teaching and describes the use and knowledge of terminology in various language-teaching-related constituencies: learners, teachers, textbooks, grammars and research. It concludes with a discussion of the criteria for evaluating terms and an analysis of terms used in ELT.
Covering each of the core curriculum areas in turn, this is a reference on school subject teaching. The authors assess the development of teaching within each subject area since the 1944 Education Act up to the year 2000. Future challenges are also explored.
Teacher of the Year Award Winners Give Practical Advice for the Classroom and Beyond
Author: J. William Towne
Publisher: Inkster Publishing
Conversations with America's Best Teachers provides in-depth interviews with 18 National Teacher of the Year Award winners and finalists as they offer practical advice to all K-12 teachers and parents. These amazing teachers discuss how they deal with issues such as classroom management, increasing parental involvement, dealing with apathetic or defiant students, how to handle the first days of class, and much more. Also included are the 10 commonalities found in nearly every great teacher with detailed descriptions of how each of the featured teachers practices them each day in their own classrooms. Whether you're a new teacher, an experienced veteran, a school administrator, or the parent of a K-12 student, this book is for you.
Written specifically for teachers, Motivating Students to Learn offers a wealth of research-based principles on the subject of student motivation for use by classroom teachers. Now in its fourth edition, this book discusses specific classroom strategies by tying these principles to the realities of contemporary schools, curriculum goals, and classroom dynamics. The authors lay out effective extrinsic and intrinsic strategies to guide teachers in their day-to-day practice, provide guidelines for adapting to group and individual differences, and discuss ways to reach students who have become discouraged or disaffected learners. This edition features new material on the roles that classroom goal setting, developing students’ interest, and teacher-student and peer relationships play in student motivation. It has been reorganized to address six key questions that combine to explain why students may or may not be motivated to learn. By focusing more closely on the teacher as the motivator, this text presents a wide range of motivational methods to help students see value in the curriculum and lessons taught in the classroom.
Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.
The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book is for educators who dream of sharing their knowledge and skills with a broader audience. This exciting resource provides step-by-step guidance on how to set publishing goals, create well-written content and resource material, develop an informative yet accessible writing style, prepare professional level manuscripts, and anticipate each stage in the publishing process. Chapters include authentic writing examples, tips from veteran authors and publishing professionals, and supportive resources. The Educator’s Guide to Writing a Book is an invaluable guide that helps aspiring and novice authors move publishing goals from dreams to reality.