Author: Rudolf Steiner
During an intensive two weeks, Steiner gave three simultaneous educational courses to those who would become the first teachers of the original Waldorf school, including this course, The Foundations of Human Experience, and Discussions with Teachers. This volume integrates theory with the nuts and bolts of teaching, offering practical advice for the classroom. Steiner spoke of new ways to teach reading, writing, geography, geometry, languages, and much more. His approach is tailored to the spiritual and physical needs of the children, not to an arbitrary curriculum based solely on external results.
Practical Advice for Teachers and Leaders
Author: Cathie E. West
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. .
Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
Author: Rod Meade Sperry,Editors of the Shambhala Sun
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
As countless meditators have learned firsthand, meditation practice can positively transform the way we see and experience our lives. This practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation introduces you to the practice, explains how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offers advice and inspiration from Buddhism’s most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Chah, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Sylvia Boorstein, Noah Levine, Judy Lief, and many others. Topics include how to build excitement and energy to start a meditation routine and keep it going, setting up a meditation space, working with and through boredom, what to look for when seeking others to meditate with, how to know when it’s time to try doing a formal meditation retreat, how to bring the practice "off the cushion" with walking meditation and other practices, and much more.
Without imploding, exploding or walking away
Author: Emma Kell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching! Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and 'toxic politics', and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away. Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.
A Practical Guide and Textbook for Student Teachers, Teacher Trainees and Teachers
Author: Ingo Eilks,Avi Hofstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book focuses on developing and updating prospective and practicing chemistry teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. The 11 chapters of the book discuss the most essential theories from general and science education, and in the second part of each of the chapters apply the theory to examples from the chemistry classroom. Key sentences, tasks for self-assessment, and suggestions for further reading are also included. The book is focused on many different issues a teacher of chemistry is concerned with. The chapters provide contemporary discussions of the chemistry curriculum, objectives and assessment, motivation, learning difficulties, linguistic issues, practical work, student active pedagogies, ICT, informal learning, continuous professional development, and teaching chemistry in developing environments. This book, with contributions from many of the world’s top experts in chemistry education, is a major publication offering something that has not previously been available. Within this single volume, chemistry teachers, teacher educators, and prospective teachers will find information and advice relating to key issues in teaching (such as the curriculum, assessment and so forth), but contextualised in terms of the specifics of teaching and learning of chemistry, and drawing upon the extensive research in the field. Moreover, the book is written in a scholarly style with extensive citations to the literature, thus providing an excellent starting point for teachers and research students undertaking scholarly studies in chemistry education; whilst, at the same time, offering insight and practical advice to support the planning of effective chemistry teaching. This book should be considered essential reading for those preparing for chemistry teaching, and will be an important addition to the libraries of all concerned with chemical education. Dr Keith S. Taber (University of Cambridge; Editor: Chemistry Education Research and Practice) The highly regarded collection of authors in this book fills a critical void by providing an essential resource for teachers of chemistry to enhance pedagogical content knowledge for teaching modern chemistry. Through clever orchestration of examples and theory, and with carefully framed guiding questions, the book equips teachers to act on the relevance of essential chemistry knowledge to navigate such challenges as context, motivation to learn, thinking, activity, language, assessment, and maintaining professional expertise. If you are a secondary or post-secondary teacher of chemistry, this book will quickly become a favorite well-thumbed resource! Professor Hannah Sevian (University of Massachusetts Boston)
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.
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.
Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors
Author: Leila Jahangiri,Tom Mucciolo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A Guide to Better Teaching is a self-help book that provides anyone teaching a college course with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacherwhether they are a new, an adjunct, or seasoned professor. The skills are divided into three core categories of Personality, Process and Performance. Self assessment guides are included to develop an appreciation for one's strengths and challenges. By identifying key skills, the book can be read in its entirety or in random fashion for specific development purposes.
(But Didn't Learn in College)
Author: Otis Kriegel
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice—or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes you keep on hand for just this purpose. Butterflies in your stomach before your first-ever Meet the Teacher Night? Keep your cool by writing the agenda on your board—it’ll double as a crib sheet for you. These tips and hundreds more, covering virtually every aspect of teaching, have all been learned the hard way: from real-life classroom experience. Otis Kriegel’s “little black book” will be a treasured resource for teachers who want not only to survive but to thrive in any situation.
How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning
Author: Robert Ward
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
It is self-evident that parents and children garner the benefits of a great teacher but also pay some kind of price for anything less than a sterling teacher. Likewise, teachers and children share the advantages of committed, capable parents, but also suffer consequences when parental responsibility and efficacy falters. Therefore, parents and teachers must be allies who share common expectations, methods, and goals. This book, divided into three parts will help everyone achieve this goal.
Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions
Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.
Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff
Author: Nicola Marshall
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Simple and concise, The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment offers an easy way to understand children with attachment issues and how they can be supported. Author Nicola Marshall combines her expertise as an adoptive parent and schools trainer to describe in plain English what attachment is, how children develop attachment problems and how these problems affect a child's social, emotional and neurological development. She addresses some of the difficulties in identifying attachment issues in children - common among children who are in care or adopted, but which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nicola also describes a range of helpful principles and practical strategies which will help children flourish - from simple tips for the individual on how to improve their communication to the changes a school can make to reduce a child's anxiety about changes and transitions. Ideal for teachers and support staff to pick up and use, this book is an essential addition to any school's staff library.
An International Approach
Author: Martha C. Pennington
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Phonology in English Language Teaching is an introductory text, specifically directed at the needs of language teachers internationally. Combining an overview of English phonology with structured practical guidance, this text shows how phonology can be applied in the classroom. An introductory chapter provides the philosophical framework, followed by separate chapters on the phonology of consonants, vowels and prosody. As well as presenting core material on English phonology, the book explores the relationship of orthography to the English sound system from a historical and a present-day perspective. The final chapter focuses on lesson design and provides practical advice to teachers on diagnosing and responding to students' pronunciation difficulties. As central themes, the book examines English seen from the perspective of international usage and considers the relationship of phonology to communication and the broader language curriculum. Consistent with its practical and communicative orientation each chapter concludes with pedagogical exercises and ideas for classroom and community research projects.
Advice for Teachers by Teachers
Author: Roxanna Elden
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The Most Dog-Eared "Teacher's Edition" You'll Have in Your Classroom Teaching in tough. And teachers, like the rest of the population, aren't perfect. Yet good teaching happens, and great teachers continue to inspire and educate generations of students. See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious—and sometimes shocking—tales from the teachers who loved them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenges that aren't covered in new-teacher training. Lessons can go wrong. Parents may yell at you. Sunday evenings will sometimes be accompanied by the dreaded countdown to Monday morning. As a veteran teacher, Elden offers funny, practical, and honest advice, to help teachers walk through the doors of their classrooms day after day with clarity, confidence...and sanity! "A useful, empathetic guide to weathering the first-year lumps...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."—Dan Brown, NBCT, Director of the Future Educators Association, and author of The Great Expectations School "See Me After Class is a must-have book for any teacher's bookshelf. On second thought, you'll probably want to keep it on your classroom desk since you'll use it so much!"—Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves "This is the kind of no-nonsense straight talk that teachers are starved for, but too rarely get...Roxanna Elden tells it like it is, with a heavy dose of practicality, a dash of cynicism, a raft of constructive suggestions, and plenty of wry humor."—Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at AEI, author of Education Week blog, "Rich Hess Straight Up"
Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom
Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.
A practical guide to teaching happiness
Author: Adrian Bethune
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Evidence has shown that happy people (those who experience more positive emotions) perform better in school, enjoy healthier relationships, are generally more successful and even live longer! It is an ever-growing concern, therefore, that children's levels of happiness and wellbeing are decreasing, while their levels of stress, anxiety and depression are increasing. As a result, many schools and teachers are looking for accessible ways to address these mental health problems in young people. In this practical and thoughtful book, experienced teacher and advisor on children's wellbeing, Adrian Bethune, takes the latest evidence and research from the science of happiness and positive psychology and brings them to life. Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom is packed full of tried-and-tested activities and techniques and has a foreword by Sir Anthony Seldon, former Master of Wellington College, well known for introducing and advocating happiness and wellbeing in education. It is an essential guide to supporting emotional and mental wellbeing in the primary classroom.
A Practical Toolkit
Author: Jo Shackleton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Are you grappling with grammar? Are you perplexed by punctuation? Do you find it a constant challenge to keep your pupils engaged while teaching grammar effectively? Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers provides you with all of the knowledge and practical advice you’ll need to teach grammar and punctuation effectively. Based on a successful, tried-and-tested format, this new book is designed especially for primary teachers and focuses on the requirements of the English National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. This book includes: clear explanations and examples of a range of different aspects of grammar and punctuation practical advice and teaching ideas for use in the classroom a strong focus on building knowledge and applying it to writing. Accessible and engaging, this new book will be essential reading for busy trainee, newly qualified and practising teachers alike. It is the perfect guide for those looking to improve both their pupils’ and their own understanding of grammar.
Author: Dominic Wyse,Sue Rogers
How do people become effective teachers? This is the textbook students need to support them on this journey, no matter their training route or whether primary or early years in focus. Through a unique pairing of academic research and teaching expertise, each chapter is collaboratively authored by an academic specialist and an experienced practitioner to provide a realistic and practical view of teaching children from years 3 - 11. The book combines all the major topics, theories and research students need to know, along with up-to-date policy and legislation. Inventive and practical learning aids and carefully crafted online resources will help readers to: Understand: helpful learning aims at the beginning and summaries at the end of every chapter guide students through each topic Apply: Spotlight on Practice features highlight real teaching examples, Putting it into Practice features provide advice on how key concepts can be employed in real life whilst classroom activities on the website provide further ideas for teaching Reflect on key concepts, as well as your own practice and values, through the refection points and author podcasts on the website outlining key issues to stimulate critical thinking Go further with informative annotated further reading at the end of every chapter, links to relevant websites integrated throughout, and carefully selected SAGE journal articles freely available on the website An essential textbook for use across all your primary and early years teaching courses - whether students are training to be lower/upper primary school teachers or early years practitioners, including those on undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training courses and employment-based routes.