No More Telling As Teaching

No More Telling As Teaching Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 0325092443
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 112
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The truth is, when we rely on lecture in an effort to cover content, we're doing students a disservice. Although lecture can be engaging and even useful, lecture alone cannot give kids real opportunities to learn, retain, and transfer the disciplinary ideas, skills, and practices we're trying to teach. Cris Tovani and Elizabeth Moje help us translate the time spent lecturing into powerful learning experiences where students interact and inquire into topics that matter. Their research-based alternatives help you create the conditions for engaging, relevant work that's inherently interesting and sparks critical thinking. Elizabeth Moje helps us understand the latest research on how people learn, and shows powerful evidence that teachers can increase student learning with more purposeful student participation. Veteran teacher and instructional coach Cris Tovani provides a practical model for instruction that's backed by the current research and puts student engagement at the center of your teaching. Her examples of problem-based learning activities include connections to national standards and topics that matter outside the classroom walls. Together, Elizabeth and Cris make a convincing argument that when we minimize teaching-as-telling and transition to planning for kids to do the work, student engagement soars-and so does learning.



So what Do They Really Know

So what Do They Really Know Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 9781571107305
Release 2011
Pages 165
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In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what isn't manageable isn't sustainable. Cris describes the systems and structure she uses in her own classroom and shows teachers how to use assessments to monitor student growth and provide targeted feedback that enables students to master content goals. She also shares ways to bring students into the assessment cycle so they can monitor their own learning, maximizing motivation and engagement. So What Do They Really Know? includes a wealth of information: Lessons from Cris's classroom Templates showing how teachers can use the workshop model to assess and differentiate instruction Student work, including samples from linguistically diverse learners, struggling readers, and college-bound seniors Anchor charts of student thinking Ideas on how to give feedback Guidelines that explain how conferring is different from monitoring Suggestions for assessing learning and differentiating instruction during conferences Advice for managing ongoing assessment Cris's willingness to share her own struggles continues to be a hallmark of her work. Teachers will recognize their own students and the challenges they face as they join Cris on the journey to figure out how to raise student achievement.



Do I Really Have to Teach Reading

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 9781571103765
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 138
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Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.



I Read It But I Don t Get it

I Read It  But I Don t Get it Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 9781571100894
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 140
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Practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area.



Thoughtful Reading

Thoughtful Reading Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 1571103694
Release 2003-01-01
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Cris Tovani's practical and inspiring ideas for teaching reading come to life in the videotape series, Thoughtful Reading. This four-part series shows Cris working with a wide range of students, from college-bound seniors to students who have been referred to her classroom because of their struggles with reading. You'll see Cris leading the whole class, launching small-group activities, thinking through instructional design, teaching individual students, and assessing learner needs and strengths. The series includes examples of how to: design small-group instruction; teach students to work together in groups; initiate one-on-one conferences with students; teach comprehension strategies to the whole class; help students learn to monitor their reading through notes, logs, and discussions; create "comprehension constructors" and other instruction tools that link reading, writing, and thinking; promote student independence through whole-class discussions and student presentations; provide a range of genres to meet the needs of diverse students.



Comprehending Content

Comprehending Content Author Cris Tovani
ISBN-10 1571103759
Release 2004-01-01
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Comprehending Content is a series of four videotapes from Chris Tovani's high school classroom at Smoky Hill High in Aurora, Colorado. Cris teaches three classes of students at this high school: two sections of struggling readers in her reading workshop classes and one section of college-bound seniors in her college prep class. In the afternoons Cris coaches her colleages in using reading strategies across the curriculum. Comprehending Content shows Cris at work in both roles: helping students apply strategies in diverse academic disciplines and helping colleagues as they test the use of strategy instruction in content areas. The tapes show a range of student reading abilities -- from struggling to accomplished -- and texts -- from novels to charts and math problems.



No More Reading Instruction Without Differentiation

No More Reading Instruction Without Differentiation Author Lynn Geronemus Bigelman
ISBN-10 0325074356
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 96
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The research is compelling: when teachers differentiate reading instruction, students learn more. But teachers are too often given the expectation of differentiation without the details on how to make it work. In No More Reading Instruction Without Differentiation, Debra Peterson and Lynn Bigelman offer an instructional framework that adapts instruction based on individual students needs and interests. Peterson unpacks the research that supports differentiated instruction. Then veteran school principal Bigelman shows how to implement differentiation using: - Learning Targets & Performance Tasks - Student Self-Assessment - Talk to Assess & Deepen Student Understanding - Workshop: A Daily Structure for Differentiation - Project-Based Learning - Conferring - Individual Learning Goals - Intervention Planning Differentiation doesn't mean creating separate lesson plans for each student every day. Differentiation is responsive teaching that identifies what each student knows and can do and what can happen next to move that student forward in her learning. In this book, you'll find the tools and strategies to better meet the needs of the children in your classroom right now.



No More Mindless Homework

No More Mindless Homework Author Kathy Collins
ISBN-10 0325092818
Release 2017-04-13
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No More Mindless Homework has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from No More Mindless Homework also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full No More Mindless Homework book for free.



The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Author Randy Pausch
ISBN-10 9781401395513
Release 2008-04-08
Pages 224
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.



Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student s Best Hope

Even on Your Worst Day  You Can Be a Student   s Best Hope Author Manny Scott
ISBN-10 9781416624912
Release 2017-08-05
Pages 114
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As Manny Scott travels the world speaking to students and educators, he meets young people whose stories sound a lot like his own—a childhood that was marked by poverty, instability, violence, and despair until a few caring educators showed him how to find meaning in the classroom and gave him a glimpse of his own possibilities. So many kids he meets today need this kind of hope and practical assistance. But with all that is already on educators’ plates, what can an individual teacher do to help traumatized children believe in themselves, succeed in school, and graduate prepared for work and life? Here, you’ll find answers. With the same passion that inspires so many who hear him speak, Scott presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who desperately need someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students’ trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success. This book is a reminder of the incredible power every teacher has to help young people rewrite their destinies—and it’s a call to action for all who read it.



No More Low Expectations for English Learners

No More Low Expectations for English Learners Author Julie Nora
ISBN-10 0325074712
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 96
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Teaching English Learners from an asset perspective Too often in classrooms, English Learners are described by what they cannot do, rather than by what they can do. Particularly in mainstream classrooms in which teachers have little or no training in how to meet their needs, ELs are seen through a deficit lens. In No More Low Expectations for English Learners, esteemed EL researcher Jana Echevarria argues that teacher attitude affects student achievement, and describes what best practice methods for supporting ELs academic achievement look like. Julie Nora, an educator and advocate, offers strategies to provide the instructional supports ELs need for both language acquisition and content-area learning. Together, Julie and Jana provide a framework of understandings and practices to make you a more capable teacher of English Learners.



Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut Author Donald L. Finkel
ISBN-10 0867094699
Release 2000
Pages 180
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Teaching with Your Mouth Shut is not intended as a manual for teachers; it aims to provoke reflection on the many ways teaching can be organized.



How to Teach Mathematics Third Edition

How to Teach Mathematics  Third Edition Author Steven G. Krantz
ISBN-10 9781470425524
Release 2015-10-07
Pages 146
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This third edition is a lively and provocative tract on how to teach mathematics in today's new world of online learning tools and innovative teaching devices. The author guides the reader through the joys and pitfalls of interacting with modern undergraduates--telling you very explicitly what to do and what not to do. This third edition has been streamlined from the second edition, but still includes the nuts and bolts of good teaching, discussing material related to new developments in teaching methodology and technique, as well as adding an entire new chapter on online teaching methods.



Science Teaching Reconsidered

Science Teaching Reconsidered Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309175445
Release 1997-03-12
Pages 104
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Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.



Write Beside Them

Write Beside Them Author Penny Kittle
ISBN-10 0325078173
Release 2008-05
Pages 272
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This book is about teaching writing and the gritty particulars of teaching adolescents. But it is also the planning, the thinking, the writing, the journey: all I've been putting into my teaching for the last two decades. This is the book I wanted when I was first given ninth graders and a list of novels to teach. This is a book of vision and hope and joy, but it is also a book of genre units and minilessons and actual conferences with students. -Penny Kittle What makes the single biggest difference to student writers? When the invisible machinery of your writing processes is made visible to them. Write Beside Them shows you how to do it. It's the comprehensive book and companion video that English/language arts teachers need to ensure that teens improve their writing. Across genres, Penny Kittle presents a flexible framework for instruction, the theory and experience to back it up, and detailed teaching information to help you implement it right away. Each section of Write Beside Them describes a specific element of Penny's workshop: Daily writing practice: writer's notebooks and quick writes Instructional frameworks: minilessons, organization, conferring, and sharing drafts Genre work: narrative, persuasion, and writing in multiple genres Skills work: grammar, punctuation, and style Assessment: evaluation, feedback, portfolios, and grading All along the way, Penny demonstrates minilessons that respond to students' immediate needs, and her Student Focus sections profile and spotlight how individual writers grew and changed over the course of her workshop. In addition, Write Beside Them provides a study guide, reproducibles, writing samples from Penny and her students, suggestions for nurturing your own writing life, and a helpful FAQ. Best of all, the online videos take you right inside Penny's classroom, explicitly modeling how to make the process of writing accessible to all kids. Penny Kittle's active coaching and can-do attitude alone will energize your teaching and inspire you to write with your students. But her strategies, expert advice, and compelling in-class video footage will help you turn inspiration into great teaching. Read Write Beside Them and discover that the most important influence for all young writers is their teacher. Penny was the recipient of the 2009 NCTE Britton Award for Write Beside Them.



I Never Knew Your Name

I Never Knew Your Name Author Sherry Garland
ISBN-10 0395696860
Release 1994
Pages 32
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An observer laments the lonely life of a teenage suicide whose neighbors didn't even know his name.



Effective Classroom Management

Effective Classroom Management Author Carlette Jackson Hardin
ISBN-10 013705503X
Release 2011-03
Pages 299
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This reader-friendly, practical book offers you a solid foundation for developing an individualized classroom management plan that suits your unique instructional philosophy. This book examines a variety of models of classroom management arranged according to their primary focus: classroom management as discipline, classroom management as a system, and classroom management as instruction. Presenting a scholarly review of the research base on classroom management, this book will show you how each of the models effectively addresses current Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. In the third edition, the practical orientation of the second edition has been retained while providing you with an updated view of classroom management models and research. The third edition includes: MyEducationLab for Classroom Management is integrated throughout the new edition. This new website features interactive simulations, classroom video, videos of discipline experts, assignments, and activities for students. New Chapter 11 on Positive Behavior Support as a model of classroom management. In 1997 Positive Behavior Support (PBS) became an important aspect of most schools' classroom management system when the amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) became law and required that schools use positive behavioral support and functional behavioral assessment with students with significant behavioral disabilities. Since then, over seven thousand schools have adopted PBS as their primary management plan. New Chapter 14 focuses on research-based best practices in classroom management. This chapter provides nine proven strategies for managing classrooms. New feature Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Students. Classroom teachers need specific strategies for working with students whose behavior is not changed by the strategies that work for the majority of students. Each model now provides more specific information on how to deal with these difficult students. Seven new tables and figures within the text that are designed to give more practical suggestions for using the models. Seven new Tips from the Field provided by state teachers of the year.