Strategies for Great Teaching

Maximize Learning Moments

Author: Mark Reardon,Seth Derner

Publisher: Zephyr PressLearning Materials

ISBN: 9781569761786

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 4287

Strategies for Great Teaching provides teachers with easy-to-implement strategies to help students to draw personal meaning from the subject matter and strengthen recall and understanding. Each lesson focuses on a unique type of "e-moment" (engaging moment) that connects students through their modalities and multiple intelligences to the material and maximize the learning moment. Teachers of all content areas will learn how to better engage their students and increase their understanding of lessons by adapting the strategies according to their specific needs.

Strategies for Great Teaching

Maximize Learning Moments

Author: Mark Reardon,Seth Derner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593633424

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 9014

This exciting, practical guide offers teachers easy-to-implement strategies that help students draw personal meaning from the curriculum. Filled with great tips for engaging learners, this book is a must for any teacher. The authors show how a variety of strategies—cooperative learning, direct instruction, inquiry, reflective writing, and experimentation—can be used to help learners bond with the content. Consider this a teacher-friendly guidebook for creating moments of genuine student understanding and comprehension. For example, this book offers lessons in which students: play the part of television reporters, interviewing other students about content they have learned; create visually complex pictures and graphs to represent information or concepts; use mathematical symbols to capture their understanding of relationship and events inherent in the content; and play a classroom version of the old television game show, "The $10,000 Pyramid," to identify patterns and seek meaning. Each strategy explored in this book provides a unique type of "e-moment" (engaging moment) that connects with students through their learning preferences and styles. Across the curriculum, teachers will learn how to better engage students and increase comprehension by adapting these strategies to their own specific needs.

Making Good Teaching Great

Everyday Strategies for Teaching with Impact

Author: Todd Whitaker,Annette Breaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131792357X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5932

Every good teacher strives to be a great teacher - and this must-have book shows you how! It's filled with practical tips and strategies for connecting with your students in a meaningful and powerful way. Learn how to improve student learning with easy-to-implement daily activities designed to integrate seamlessly into any day of the school year. This is a readable, hands-on guide for both new and seasoned teachers - complete with "20-Day Reality Checks" so you can reflect on your progress and identify areas for improvement.

High-Impact Instruction

A Framework for Great Teaching

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412981778

Category: Education

Page: 371

View: 3511

High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.

Recipe for Great Teaching

11 Essential Ingredients

Author: Anita Moultrie Turner

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632209837

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 6891

In this well-seasoned book, charismatic educator Anita Moultrie Turner shows new teachers, veteran teachers, and staff developers how to blend 11 essential ingredients into effective and productive classrooms where all students can succeed. Easy to read and hard to put down, this Recipe for Great Teaching features: - Classroom stories, quotations, and tasty servings of educational wit and wisdom - Strategies for building effective learning environments - Techniques for successful curriculum planning - Methods for engaging all students in learning - Ways of working with colleagues and the community This inspiring resource offers enticing and delicious ways to spice up your teaching and your students' learning.

Co-Teaching That Works

Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning

Author: Anne M. Beninghof

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118004361

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 7446

Guaranteed success for the co-taught classroom For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, this book provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that emphasize creative yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves beautifully to the co-taught classroom. Teachers and instructional leaders at all levels and in a wide variety of content areas will find this book replete with valuable co-teaching guidance so that success is guaranteed. Offers tips for effective teaching strategies for every type of team teaching situation imaginable Includes guidelines for successful team-teaching with specialists in technology; literacy; occupational/physical therapy; special education; speech-language therapy; ELL; gifted The author is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer This user-friendly, comprehensive book is filled with concrete ideas teachers can implement immediately in the classroom to boost student learning and engagement.

Where Great Teaching Begins

Planning for Student Thinking and Learning

Author: Anne R. Reeves

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614273

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 1783

What comes to mind when you think about lesson planning? If you're like most teachers, you focus on the material you need to present, what you will do and say, what you will ask students to do, and the assessments you will create and administer. And if you're like most teachers, you also know what it's like to be disappointed when this careful planning doesn't always lead to the deep understanding and mastery you'd intended. There's a better way to approach instructional design says author and teacher-educator Ann R. Reeves, and it's within every teacher's grasp. It begins with a simple mental shift from "planning for activities" to "planning for learning outcomes" and a critical concentration on learning objectives. Remarkable for its clarity and filled with vivid examples, Where Great Teaching Begins is a step-by-step walk through the crucial, behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Here, you'll discover how to * Translate even the most inscrutable standards into strong, learning-focused objectives. * Use effective objectives as the basis for excellent assessment. * Craft engaging learning activities that incorporate both targeted content and necessary thinking skills. * Pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities together into powerful plans for learning. Whether you're a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new, streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.

Strategies for Teaching Fractions

Using Error Analysis for Intervention and Assessment

Author: David B. Spangler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412993989

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 7074

David B. Spangler outlines powerful diagnostic and NCTM- and Common Core State Standards-aligned RTI strategies for analyzing student errors and provides specific interventions for each error pattern.

Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

Author: Lucy C. Martin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145229612X

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 8073

Written by a teacher for teachers, this engaging book provides more than 100 practical strategies for students with learning disabilities, along with guidance on accommodations and assessment.

Teaching English Language Learners

43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms

Author: Michaela Colombo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320139

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 8060

Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K–8 Classrooms provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular classroom setting.

Two Teachers in the Room

Strategies for Co-Teaching Success

Author: Elizabeth Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134987935

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 5475

This new co-publication from Routledge and MiddleWeb provides a wealth of practical strategies and tips to help K–12 educators co-teach more effectively. Author Elizabeth Stein presents examples of different co-teaching models and shows how to cultivate a dynamic co-teaching relationship to benefit all students. Whether you’re a brand new co-teacher or are simply looking to improve the dynamics in your classroom, the research-based strategies, vignettes, and ready-to-use assessment rubrics in this book will help you create a positive learning culture that influences all learners, teachers, and students alike. Topics include: Selecting and implementing the appropriate co-teaching model to optimize student learning; Developing an effective curriculum that plays to the strengths of both teachers; Creating a learning environment that promotes self-reflection and nurtures critical thinking; Accommodating all learners by embracing a multi-dimensional view of teacher knowledge; and Providing specific, attentive feedback to help students take charge of their learning. The book also features book discussion questions for each chapter so you can work with colleagues during book studies and PLCs.

Training the Active Training Way

8 Strategies to Spark Learning and Change

Author: Melvin L. Silberman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787983475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 431

Training expert Mel Silberman is the father of the popular and effective active training method. In his landmark textbook, Active Training, he identified the specific characteristics of the active training method that results in deeper learning and improved retention. Now, Training the Active Training Way takes the next step by distilling the active training method into eight core strategies that trainers can use to craft interactive and engaging training, even for the most challenging training assignments such as technical skills training, and information-rich (and often dull) content.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621873

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 9834

Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.

The Strategic Teacher

Selecting the Right Research-based Strategy for Every Lesson

Author: Harvey F. Silver,Richard W. Strong,Matthew J. Perini

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416606092

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9142

Are you looking for high-impact, research-based strategies to transform your students into high-achieving and inspired learners? In The Strategic Teacher, you'll find a repertoire of strategies designed and proven to meet today's high standards and reach diverse learners. Twenty reliable, flexible strategies (along with dozens of variations) are organized into these groups of instruction: *mastery style to emphasize the development of student memory; *understanding style to expand students' capacities to reason and explain; *self-expressive style to stimulate and nourish students' imaginations and creativity; *interpersonal style to help students find meaning in the relationships they forge as partners and team members, united in the act of learning; and *four-style strategies that integrate all four styles. To guide teachers in delivering content to students, the authors started with the best research-based teaching and learning strategies and created a tool called the Strategic Dashboard. The dashboard provides information about each teaching strategy in a concise, visual profile; it is also designed to document how you incorporate current, highly respected research into your instructional plans. For each strategy, you'll find the following information: *a brief introduction to the strategy; *an example of a teacher using the strategy in the classroom; *the research base supporting the strategy and how the strategy benefits students; *how to implement the strategy using a list of clear steps; *guidance through the planning process, providing steps, examples, and suggestions for designing superior lessons; and *additional tools, strategies, and resources for adapting and expanding the use of each strategy. The authors have combined their years of research and practice to deliver reliable, high-impact, flexible teaching and learning strategies grounded in current, highly regarded research to teachers at all levels of experience.

Effective Online Teaching

Foundations and Strategies for Student Success

Author: Tina Stavredes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118038802

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 1049

Effective Online Teaching is an essential resource that offers a clear understanding of how cognition and learning theory applies to online learning. This much-needed resource provides specific strategies for incorporating this knowledge into effective learner-centered teaching that gets results. The book includes strategies on motivation, tailored instruction, interaction, collaboration, monitoring and communication, time and information management, student concerns, and legal and ethical issues. Designed as a text for online instructors, the chapters can be used for self-directed learning or in a formal training setting in concert with the companion Training Manual and CD. "Tina Stavredes has done something sorely needed in the online teaching world —she has successfully combined solid theory and research with the practical application of instructor training. Both the book and the training manual are a 'must' for any online education organization. Bravo!"—Dr. Darcy W. Hardy, assistant vice provost for Technology Education Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio, and chair emerita, United States Distance Learning Association "Drawing from years of experience and solidly grounded in an understanding of the adult learner and learning, Stavredes offers dozens of helpful instructor strategies, activities, and resources to support adult learners' success in an online environment. Effective Online Teaching and its accompanying training manual is a 'must-have' set for online instructors in higher education, corporate, and government settings."—Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adult education, University of Georgia, and coauthor, Learning in Adulthood "An eminently practical book that provides clear and unpretentious explanations of the learning theories that are essential knowledge for every online teacher, together with equally uncluttered and easy-to-follow guidance about how to apply this knowledge to achieve excellent teaching."—Michael Grahame Moore, Distinguished Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University, and editor, The American Journal of Distance Education

Excellent Online Teaching

Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online

Author: Aaron Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989711609

Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Page: 51

View: 3523

Drawing on nearly a decade of teaching online, and many years working as a technical adviser and faculty developer in higher education, author Aaron Johnson will walk you through sixteen distinct characteristics of excellent online teaching. What you'll learn: - Strategies for connecting with your students - Effective ways to save time in grading - Ways to give your students meaningful feedback - How to communicate effectively in the online environment - How to begin and end your course with excellence - How to effectively facilitate online discussion Preview the table of contents for more Excellent Online Teaching also has a companion website with resources for each chapter. Because this is a rapidly changing field, this book focuses on enduring online teaching methods. The companion website contains updates, technical helps, and other resources. "My hope is that you'll end the semester with a new level of confidence and with course evaluations that let you know that you are on the right track. More importantly, I hope that you and your students will be experiencing a vibrant learning relationship. If you have been teaching online for a while, I think you'll find some ways to improve your game." - Author, Aaron Johnson

Advancing Co-Teaching Practices

Strategies for Success

Author: Sonya Heineman Kunkel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781468010688

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 2401

Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-147) and index.

Quantum Teaching

Orchestrating Student Success

Author: Bobbi DePorter,Mark Reardon,Sarah Singer-Nourie

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 6168

Quantum Teaching shows teachers how to orchestrate their students' success by taking into account everything in the classroom along with the environment, the design of the curriculum, and how it's presented. The result: a highly-effective way to teach anything to anybody!Available as an illustrated how-to book that bridges the gap between theory and practice and that covers today's hottest topics, like multiple intelligences, this book provides specific, easy-to-follow guidelines for creating more-effective learning environments, better ways to design curricula, and more interesting ways to deliver content and facilitate the learning process. Designed and written as an interactive tool, Quantum Teaching includes lesson planning guidelines to help teachers cover all the bases, without having to culminate different theories or refer to different source materials. A reproducible lesson planning guide makes it easy to start implementing new strategies immediately.

Hanging In

Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

Author: Jeffrey Benson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416617612

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 5980

Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs that test our skills and try our patience. In Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most, veteran educator Jeffrey Benson shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections in teaching the students who most need our help. This essential guide includes * Detailed portraits based on real-life students whose serious challenges inhibited their classroom experience--and how they eventually achieved success; * Strategies for how to analyze students' challenges and develop individualized plans to help them discover a sense of comfort with learning--with in-depth examples of plans in action; * Recommendations for teachers and support team on how to gain skills and support and not lose hope through the ups and downs of the work; and * Specific advice for administrators on constructing systems and procedures that give all our students the best chance for success. Just as teaching the students who challenge us is among our most frustrating experiences as educators, sticking with students until they finally "get it" is among our most rewarding. In Hanging In, you'll find the inspiration and field-tested ideas necessary to create a patient and supportive environment for even the most demanding cases in the classroom.