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.
22 Strategies to Energize Middle and High School Classrooms
Author: Elisheva Zeffren,Perella Perlstein
You can abandon rote learning with this middle and high school teaching guide. Encouraging both students and teachers to unlock their creativity, the authors provide guidance in lesson planning and ideas for creating unconventional homework, projects and tests that are cost-free and easy to implement. This book leads teachers away from endorsing competition and teacher-pleasing behavior, and offers ideas for independent thinking that will strengthen students’ decision-making, deductive reasoning and emotional intelligence.
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.
This book is a must for any K-12 teacher. The practical strategies - from learning the characteristics of an effictive "No", to lesson design - will help any teacher improve their classroom management.
The Challenge of Greatness: The Legacy of Great Teachers reveals the characteristics and teaching strategies of Great Teachers. Simultaneously the book describes a Pantheon of thirty-two great teachers, and challenges the reader to continue their legacy by becoming one. Recognizing the uniqueness of a great teacher, the book raises the kind of issues they face, and a range of possibilities from which they find solutions.
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.
Developed by an acclaimed history teacher in Iowa, this popular resource includes 14 simulations, debates, quiz games and strategy games. It covers key topics from the first explorers to the 2000 presidential elections. Convene a constitutional convention, re-fight the Civil War, relive the Crash of ’29, and much more. Use this ingenious text to reinvigorate your history classes.
A “strategy bank” for secondary teachers This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6–12, including easy-to-implement interventions and sample lessons that improve achievement for all students.
Strategies for Literacy Development, Classroom Management, and Teaching and Learning, K-12
Author: Frances A. Levin,Mary Alice McCullough
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Read how this book can help "you" become a better teacher in your "first year" of teaching.".."" "Unlike any other book on the market, "Guide for Alternate Route Teachers: Strategies for Literacy Development, Classroom Management, and Teaching and Learning, K-12"offers guidance for professionals in all content areas (K-12) who are beginning new careers in teaching through the alternate route certification process. This unique book is designed to address all of the important topics that new teachers encounter, including classroom management, literacy, inclusion, and working with English learners. The overarching goal of this resource is to provide alternate route teachers with the confidence and basic knowledge they need to begin their new careers and their responsibilities as teachers. "Why Reviewers Think This is a Unique Resource....""The emphasis on serving all students is admirable. By including information about the inclusive classroom and concomitant teaching strategies, the authors are telling new teachers that this is the norm, and that being prepared to serve all students from the get-go is essential. I applaud them for including this emphasis in their book... I believe this book will be a great resource for alternative route teachers and for all new teachers, as well." - Mary Glenn Rinne, Indiana Department of Education What Makes This Book the First of its Kind ... Two chapters are totally devoted to literacy development, with hands-on strategies and ready-to-use materials that will help teachers understand how to teach literacy and how to help students understand their content area textbooks. Provides a strong knowledge base in inclusive education. Addresses the importance of the home - school connection. Offers information and strategies for understanding cultural differences, teaching English Language Learners, Students with Special Needs and differentiating instruction for all students. Practical suggestions and strategies that can be immediately implemented. Alignment of teaching practices with state and national tests and standards. Includes strategies for literacy teaching and learning across the curriculum. "About the Authors"Dr. Fran Levin is the Academic Director of a Statewide-Alternate Route teaching program and an associate professor of literacy. She is the Editor of the New Jersey Journal of Literacy and past president of the New Jersey Reading Association. Dr. Mary Alice McCullough is an assistant professor of literacy and has had 25 years of experience as a secondary teacher. A perfect resource for Stage I of the alternate route certification process!
This book_an all-in-one sourcebook of practical ideas and solutions_provides simple, convenient strategies for every classroom teacher. A creative range of 'inside information' is offered for teachers to dip into and savor for their professional and personal pursuits.
In this clear-cut guide, Hartman and Glasgow decipher the latest educational research and translate it into easy-to-use classroom applications that foster effective science learning and professional development.
Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education
Author: Kathleen F. Gabriel
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but students (with and without special admission status) who are academically at-risk because of inadequate reading, writing and study skills. This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants—those at the front line of interactions with students—with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies. The author shares proven practices that will not only engage all students in a class, but also create the conditions—while maintaining high standards and high expectations—to enable at-risk and under-prepared students to develop academically and graduate with good grades. The author also explains how to work effectively with academic support units on campus. Within the framework of identifying those students who need help, establishing a rapport with them, adopting inclusive teaching strategies, and offering appropriate guidance, the book presents the theory teachers will need, and effective classroom strategies. The author covers teaching philosophy and goals; issues of discipline and behavior; motivation and making expectations explicit; classroom climate and learning styles; developing time management and study skills; as well as the application of “universal design” strategies. The ideas presented here—that the author has successfully employed over many years—can be easily integrated into any class.
Some great teachers are born, but most are self-made. And the way to make yourself a great teacher is to learn to think and act like one. In this updated second edition of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master teacher. The secret is not a specific strategy or technique, nor it is endless hours of prep time. It’s developing a master teacher mindset—rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response: 1. Start where you students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students there. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Conversationally and candidly, Jackson explains the mastery principles and how to start using them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. She answers questions, shares stories from her own practice and work with other teachers, and provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation. There’s even a self-assessment to help you identify your current levels of mastery and take control of your own practice. Teaching is hard work, and great teaching means doing the right kind of hard work: the kind that pays off. Join tens of thousands of teachers around the world who have embarked on their journeys toward mastery. Discover for yourself the difference that Jackson’s principles will make in your classroom and for your students.
21 Techniques for Differentiating Instruction and Assessment
Author: Edward J. Thomas,John R. Brunsting
Publisher: Corwin Press
Mathematics teachers face many challenges in today′s classrooms, including issues such as higher standards, differentiation, real-world applications, non-routine problem solving, and more. In Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics, mathematics educators Edward J. Thomas and John R. Brunsting answer two crucial questions: - Which research-based strategies are most effective for delivering math instruction? - How can mathematics teachers address the various needs of their students and still meet today′s demanding standards? Presenting research-based, classroom-tested instructional strategies, a sensible plan for differentiation based on learning-styles, and numerous sample lessons, the authors show you how to effectively reach and teach today′s learners.
While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.
W. George Selig,Linda D. Grooms,Alan A. Arroyo,Michael D. Kelly,Glenn L. Koonce,Herman D. Clark, Jr.
A Toolbox of Strategies to Facilitate Moving Behavior from Problematic to Good and from Good to Great
Author: W. George Selig,Linda D. Grooms,Alan A. Arroyo,Michael D. Kelly,Glenn L. Koonce,Herman D. Clark, Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Questions to ponder and case studies serve to not only help leaders look at themselves in terms of their strengths and weaknesses in working with their staffs but also to illustrate the IISS in action. A toolbox of strategies, Enhancing Teacher Performance can be used as a text or on-the-run. The goal is to provide you, the school leader, a way forward in creating an encouraging milieu in your school, working alongside teachers in a true partnership to increase student learning.