A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5

Author: Maria Colleen Cruz

Publisher: Firsthand Books

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Category: Education

Page: 81

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In A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers Colleen Cruz shows how to stop struggling with writers who struggle. You'll find effective support for students who say: I'm not a good writer; My hand hurts; I don't know how to spell; I don't have anything to write about; I never get to write anything I want to write; I'm done. A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

Differentiation Is an Expectation

A School Leader's Guide to Building a Culture of Differentiation

Author: Daniel Weckstein

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 144

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Turn your school into a place where every child achieves. This book provides leaders with all that they need to promote differentiation in their schools and districts. Through research and first-hand experience, the authors have identified effective strategies for hiring differentiation-minded staff members, communicating the need for differentiation to all stakeholders, motivating teachers to differentiate, and using differentiated teacher evaluation to effect change.

Growing as a Teacher

Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning

Author: Clive Beck

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Education

Page: 172

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Teacher learning doesn’t end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key “experts” in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing – somewhat desperately – on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers’ professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job. Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

Network World

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Page: 68

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

Network World

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Page: 40

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

Culturally Responsive Teaching K-5 Ecourse Slimpack

Corwin Online Professional Learning

Author: Gary R. Howard

Publisher: Corwin Publishers

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Category: Education

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Help all your students feel welcomed, respected, and safe Imagine creating a K-5 classroom environment that consistently preserves and nurtures your students' unique identities and cultures! This interactive eCourse will expertly guide you to identify and incorporate research-based practices that build student-teacher rapport for maximum motivation and learning. Mobile-friendly videos, eBook readings, and reflective activities provide step-by-step mastery of culturally responsive teaching principles that promote cultural connectivity, inviting teaching styles, differentiated instruction, caring and firm classroom management, and more. Critically examine what you're already doing well, and learn to confidently: - Evaluate physically and culturally inviting learning environments - Identify and affirm your own and your students' cultural connections and learning styles - Integrate effective differentiation strategies, student groupings, and engagement techniques for struggling learners and students of color - Identify factors that affect motivation and learning - Create a short-term and long-term classroom management plan Upon purchase, you will receive a code that can be used immediately to access the course and accompanying videos.

Youth with Special Needs

A Resource and Planning Guide for Wisconsin's Public Libraries

Author: Barbara Huntington

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Category: Libraries and children with disabilities

Page: 180

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