Small Teaching

Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Author: James M. Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111894450X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9490

Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example: How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students.

Naturally Small

Teaching and Learning in the Last OneRoom Schools

Author: Stephen A. Swidler

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607529181

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 2914

This book asks simply: How do the teachers in small schools manage to teach? The research reported here is concerned with how teachers and students organize themselves and do school that is small is scale.

Neues Lernen

Warum Faulheit und Ablenkung dabei helfen

Author: Benedict Carey

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644042918

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 6444

Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.

Small Teaching Online

Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

Author: Flower Darby,James M. Lang

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781119544890

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1243

Find out how to apply learning science in online classes The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. • Explains how you can support your online students • Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment • Covers online and blended learning • Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching.

Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,Peter Johnston-Wilder,David Pimm,Clare Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317704428

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 2741

What is the role of mathematics in the secondary classroom? What is expected of a would-be maths teacher? How is mathematics best taught and learnt? Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching mathematics in the modern secondary school classroom. Written specifically with the new and student teacher in mind, the book covers a wide range of issues related to the teaching of mathematics, including: The role of ICT Assessment for Learning NEW Using mathematics in context NEW Communicating mathematically Planning mathematics lessons Including special-needs pupils Teaching mathematics post-16 Professional Development Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this fully revised third edition takes into account new developments in the National Curriculum as well as recent changes to the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Featuring two brand new chapters, a glossary of useful terms, addresses for resources and organisations, and tasks designed to prompt critical reflection and support thinking and writing at Masters level, this book will help you make the most of school experience, during your training and beyond. Designed for use as a core textbook, this new edition of Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School provides essential guidance and advice for all trainee and practising teachers of secondary mathematics.

Project X: Big and Small: Teaching Notes

Author: Amanda Snowden

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198470465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4767

Project X is a new generation guided/group reading programme especially designed to appeal to boys and help raise reading standards for all pupils. Providing step-by-step guided reading support for each book in the Big and Small cluster, these notes also offer guidance about comprehension, assessment for learning and vocabulary enrichment. Hands-on follow-up activities and cross-curricular links are also provided for each book. The notes are available free with the book packs - or separately.

Teaching Speaking and Listening

One Step at a Time, Revised Edition

Author: Ann Locke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144113980X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4011

A complete, flexible programme for building spoken language skills from the age of two onwards.

Small Group Teaching

A Trouble-shooting Guide

Author: Richard G. Tiberius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135373663

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4653

A practical guide to improve classes that are bored, hostile, aggressive or just not quite right. The book provides tips form making small class teaching more effective, with practical suggestions for a broad range of problems that teachers regularly encounter.

An Introduction to Medical Teaching

Author: Kathryn N. Huggett,William B. Jeffries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401790663

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 565

Few faculty members in academic medical centers are formally prepared for their roles as teachers. This work is an introductory text designed to provide medical teachers with the core concepts of effective teaching practice and information about innovations for curriculum design, delivery and assessment. It offers brief, focused chapters with content that is assimilated easily by the reader. The topics are relevant to basic science and clinical teachers and the work does not presume readers possess prerequisite knowledge of education theory or instructional design. The authors emphasize the application of concepts to teaching practice. Topics include: Facilitating Student Learning; Teaching Large Groups; Teaching in Small Groups; Flipping the Classroom; Problem-Based Learning; Team-Based Learning; Teaching Clinical Skills; Teaching with Simulation; Teaching with Practicals and Labs; Teaching with Technological Tools; Teaching to Develop Scientific Engagement in Medical Students; Designing a Course; Establishing and Teaching Elective Courses; Designing Global Health Experiences; Assessing Student Performance; Documenting the Trajectory of Your Teaching and Teaching as Scholarship. This is a complete revision of the first edition of this work with new chapters and up to date information. Similar to the first edition, chapters were written by leaders in medical education and research who draw upon extensive professional experience and the literature on best practices in education. Although designed for teachers, the work reflects a learner-centered perspective and emphasizes outcomes for student learning. The book is accessible and visually interesting and the work contains information that is current, but not time-sensitive. Each chapter concludes with references, many include recommendations for additional reading, and the work includes an appendix with resources for medical education.

Small Group Teaching

Tutorials, Seminars and Beyond

Author: Reg Dennick,Kate Exley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134398549

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2350

This indispensable guide for new university or college teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching as well as examples of practice across disciplines and a sprinkling of sound educational theory. Written in a highly accessible jargon-free style, this book comprehensively covers critical areas such as: the underpinning foundations and dynamics of small group teaching the role and skills of the effective tutor tried and tested small group teaching methods and techniques guidance on problem-based learning, student-led and tutor-less tutorials up-to-date advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice a review of assessment criteria and methods. The book offers much needed support and guidance for new and part-time teachers in further and higher education, covering a wide range of teaching scenarios. It will also be critical reading for all those who wish to refresh or invigorate their teaching.

Coordinating the Curriculum in the Smaller Primary School

Author: Mick Waters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135712336

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 310

Specifically designed for busy teachers who have responsibility for co-ordinating a subject area within their primary school. Each volume in the series conforms to a concise style, while providing a wealth of tips, case studies and photocopiable material that teachers can use immediately. subject they are called on to co-ordinate, these books provide guidance and examples to tackle the job. There are special volumes dedicated to dealing with OFSTED, creating whole school policy and the demands of co-ordinating several subjects within a small school. The entire set of 16 volumes is available for £185.

Learning to Teach Small Classes

Lessons from East Asia

Author: Maurice Galton,Kwok Chan Lai,Kam Wing Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317803760

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 8194

The justification for smaller classes has traditionally been that students can receive more individual attention and be provided with a curriculum that promotes student centred learning. However, in Asia where student engagement is generally over 90% in primary school classrooms, the focus of smaller classes is for teachers to increase the quality of their teaching, building on the already impressive levels of student engagement. Learning to Teach Small Classes comprehensively instructs teachers on ways they can utilise the advantage of a smaller class to its fullest potential. It works through different case studies and gives examples of successful classroom practice in each of the core subject areas (Chinese, English and Mathematics). Chapters include: Setting Objectives, Asking and Answering Questions Sustaining Successful Group and Pair Work The Use of Feedback and Assessment for Developing Independence in Learning Bringing it all together and Sustaining Effective Practice With questions for discussion and further suggested reading, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in small class teaching, and East Asian teaching and education policy.

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5

Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715349

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3643

A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.

Teaching Without Bells

What We Can Learn from Powerful Practice in Small Schools

Author: Joey Feldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317250745

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5759

Small schools have the potential to fundamentally change the conditions of teaching and learning when practitioners deliberately exploit smallness and recognize relationships as a powerful mechanism for improving student achievement. Feldman explains the dynamics of teaching in a small high school--what having fewer students in a school affords teachers, as well as the challenges for teaching that exist alongside the opportunities--based on research, teacher interviews, and the author's own experiences as a practitioner in both small and large schools. This book is for any educator or researcher who wants to better understand the kind of promising practices and professional norms that have been nurtured under conditions of smallness. Being informed about what is possible and often facilitated in small schools will enable educators to better reflect on their own practice, consider certain pedagogical strategies against the organizational characteristics of schools, and make educated career choices. Armed with this information, educators and researchers can become more focused in their advocacy efforts and more empowered to improve our public high schools whether by redesigning them into small schools or by transplanting and translating small school practices and strategies."

Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Author: Guruprasad Madhavan,Barbara Oakley,Luis Kun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387764955

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 2997

This indispensable guide provides a roadmap to the broad and varied career development opportunities in bioengineering, biotechnology, and related fields. Eminent practitioners lay out career paths related to academia, industry, government and regulatory affairs, healthcare, law, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. Lifetimes of experience and wisdom are shared, including "war stories," strategies for success, and discussions of the authors’ personal views and motivations.

Handbook of College Teaching

Theory and Applications

Author: Keith W. Prichard,Robert McLaran Sawyer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281426

Category: Education

Page: 471

View: 5513

College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.

Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Anne Burns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135183848

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2086

This hands-on, practical guide for ESL/EFL teachers and teacher educators outlines, for those who are new to doing action research, what it is and how it works. Straightforward and reader friendly, it introduces the concepts and offers a step-by-step guide to going through an action research process, including illustrations drawn widely from international contexts. Each chapter includes a variety of pedagogical activities. Bringing the how-to and the what together, this is the perfect text for BATESOL and MATESOL courses in which action research is the focus or a required component.

Starting small

teaching tolerance in preschool and the early grades

Author: Teaching Tolerance (Project),Southern Poverty Law Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Multicultural education

Page: 250

View: 6587

Clinical Teaching Made Easy

A practical guide to teaching and learning in clinical settings

Author: Judy McKimm,Tim Swanwick

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424421

Category: Medical

Page: 253

View: 5354

Increasingly, nurses and other health professionals are required to teach doctors, trainees and medical students. This book also helps to contextualise learning and provide practical tips for teaching in the clinical context for all health professionals. The book will be useful for clinical teachers at whichever stage of career as it covers all areas of health professions' education in an easy to follow style. It provides a theoretical basis to how clinical teaching and learning might be carried out and draws on the experience of well-regarded clinical teachers to highlight practice points. All aspects of clinical teaching and learning, appraisal, supervision and career development are included. This book is written in an easy to follow format with short chapters, sections, diagrams and practice points. The theory is always related to teaching practice in the clinical context.