The Classroom of Choice

The Classroom of Choice

Author: Jonathan C. Erwin

Publisher: ASCD

Published: 2004-05-15

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 1416602755

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

"Outstanding! . . . a great guide for teachers who want to succeed with every student they teach." --William Glasser Teachers everywhere face the daily challenge of engaging students whose knowledge, skills, needs, and temperaments vary greatly. How does a teacher establish a learning environment that supports the class as a whole while meeting the particular needs of individual students? Teacher Jonathan C. Erwin believes the answer lies in offering real opportunities to students rather than throwing up the obstacles inherent in traditional discipline and motivation techniques. At the heart of his approach are the five basic human needs of William Glasser's Choice Theory: survival and security, love and belonging, power through cooperation and competency, freedom, and fun. By understanding and attending to these needs, teachers can customize and manage a classroom environment where students learn to motivate and monitor themselves. Drawing on theories and practices from experts in a variety of learning techniques, Erwin explores each of the five basic needs to create nearly 200 adaptable strategies for teaching and classroom management at any grade level. Readers will find dozens of ideas for helping students make positive changes, including * Improving their work habits, * Connecting curriculum with individual interests, * Opening lines of communication with teachers and other students, * Boosting self-worth through accomplishment, and * Supporting their classmates in cooperative work. Erwin ties everything together in a unit guide that allows teachers to develop a classroom profile based on the needs of individual students. The guide can be used with any district planning approach or curriculum. For teachers seeking a win-win situation in managing their classrooms, The Classroom of Choice is an excellent aid in creating a learning environment in which students and teachers approach each day with energy and enthusiasm. Note: This product listing is for the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the book.


Just Ask Us

Just Ask Us

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Corwin Press

Published: 2017-10-04

Total Pages: 257

ISBN-13: 1506363296

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Based on over 1000 nationwide student surveys, these 10 deep engagement strategies help you implement achievement-based cooperative learning. Includes video and a survey sample.


Choice Theory

Choice Theory

Author: William Glasser, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 2010-11-16

Total Pages: 372

ISBN-13: 0062031023

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Dr. William Glasser offers a new psychology that, if practiced, could reverse our widespread inability to get along with one another, an inability that is the source of almost all unhappiness. For progress in human relationships, he explains that we must give up the punishing, relationship–destroying external control psychology. For example, if you are in an unhappy relationship right now, he proposes that one or both of you could be using external control psychology on the other. He goes further. And suggests that misery is always related to a current unsatisfying relationship. Contrary to what you may believe, your troubles are always now, never in the past. No one can change what happened yesterday.


Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School

Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School

Author: Tara Goldstein

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2003-01-30

Total Pages: 263

ISBN-13: 1135641994

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School: Choices, Risks, and Dilemmas is for teachers and teacher educators working in communities that educate children who do not speak English as a first language. At the center of the book are findings from a four-year critical ethnographic case study of a Canadian high school with a large number of emigrant students from Hong Kong and rich descriptions of the multitude of ways teachers and students thought about, responded to, and negotiated the issues and dilemmas that arose. The solutions and insights they derived from their experiences of working across linguistic, cultural, and racial differences will be extremely valuable to educators in other locales that have become home to large numbers of immigrant families. The book is designed to help readers think about how the issues and dilemmas in the case study manifest themselves in their own communities and how to apply the insights they gain to their own teaching and learning contexts: * Each chapter includes four components: an excerpt from the ethnographic study; an analytic commentary on the ethnographic text drawn from a variety of theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines (including interactionist sociolinguistics, language minority education, English as a Second Language education, critical literacy, anti-racist education, and critical teacher education); a pedagogical discussion; and suggestions for further reflection and discussion. * The book features the use of ethnographic play writing to engage readers with the issues that arise in multicultural/multilingual schools. The author's play Hong Kong, Canada is included in its entirety and is used to stimulate further discussion of the issues raised in each of the chapters. * Although it is organized around two different kinds of schooling dilemmas--dilemmas of speech and silence, and dilemmas of discrimination--everyday dilemmas of curriculum and assessment are also discussed throughout the book. * A methodological discussion of the choices the author made while designing, conducting, and writing up the critical ethnographic case study makes the book useful in qualitative research methodology courses. * A set of strategies and activities is provided for helping students develop English oral presentation skills.


Oxford Papers

Oxford Papers

Author: C. Terry Warner

Publisher:

Published: 2013-09-20

Total Pages: 183

ISBN-13: 9780989793506

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

"Educated in philosophy at Yale, Dr. C. Terry Warner has devoted a lifetime to the study of self-deception. In a steady stream of lectures, papers, and seminars over nearly three decades, Dr. Warner has presented the results of his academic inquiry into the foundations of human behavior to both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences. The papers that make up this collection, among others, were all prepared as part of Warner's work at Oxford--either presented in lectures there, prepared for presentation or publication there, or prepared in response to colleagues there--and have been assembled for the use of the serious student of Arbinger's rich and robust philosophical underpinnings"--


Game Changer!

Game Changer!

Author: Donalyn Miller

Publisher: Scholastic Professional

Published: 2018

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781338310597

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Miller and Sharp provide the game-changing tools and information teachers and administrators need to dramatically increase children's access to and engagement with books.


Teaching and Its Predicaments

Teaching and Its Predicaments

Author: David K. Cohen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 2011-08-31

Total Pages: 249

ISBN-13: 0674051106

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Since Socrates, teaching has been a difficult and even dangerous profession. Why is teaching such hard work? In this provocative, witty, sometimes rueful book, Cohen writes about the predicaments that teachers face and explores what responsible teaching can be. He focuses on the kind of mind reading teaching demands and the resources it requires.


Whole Novels for the Whole Class

Whole Novels for the Whole Class

Author: Ariel Sacks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2013-10-21

Total Pages: 377

ISBN-13: 1118526503

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Work with students at all levels to help them read novels Whole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies, Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fully aligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips for implementing whole novels in various contexts, including suggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps in their classrooms first. Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing, and critical thinking to middle school students Shows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction with other programs Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in her own classroom This resource will help teachers work with students of varying abilities in reading whole novels.


On Being a Teacher

On Being a Teacher

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Published: 2009-01-20

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781851686315

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award-winning author and one of America’s foremost writers on social issues, offers a passionate and provocative critique on the role of the teacher in America’s public school system. Writing as a teacher, Kozol advocates an approach to education that is infused with ethical values: fairness, truth, and integrity, and a driving compassion for the world beyond the classroom. Kozol not only sheds light on what it means to be a teacher, but gives constructive suggestions on how teachers can work conscientiously within the system to foster these values in concert with parents, students and fellow teachers.


The Education We Need for a Future We Can′t Predict

The Education We Need for a Future We Can′t Predict

Author: Thomas Hatch

Publisher: Corwin Press

Published: 2021-01-19

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 1071838504

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Improve Schools and Transform Education In order for educational systems to change, we must reevaluate deep-seated beliefs about learning, teaching, schooling, and race that perpetuate inequitable opportunities and outcomes. Hatch, Corson, and Gerth van den Berg challenge the narrative when it comes to the "grammar of schooling"--or the conventional structures, practices, and beliefs that define educational experiences for so many children—to cast a new vision of what school could be. The book addresses current systemic problems and solutions as it: Highlights global examples of successful school change Describes strategies that improve educational opportunities and performance Explores promising approaches in developing new learning opportunities Outlines conditions for supporting wide-scale educational improvement This provocative book approaches education reform by highlighting what works, while also demonstrating what can be accomplished if we redefine conventional schools. We can make the schools we have more efficient, more effective, and more equitable, all while creating powerful opportunities to support all aspects of students’ development. "You won’t find a better book on system change in education than this one. We learn why schools don’t change; how they can improve; what it takes to change a system; and, in the final analysis, the possibilities of system change. Above all, The Education We Need renders complexity into clarity as the writing is so clear and compelling. A powerful read on a topic of utmost importance." ~Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/Universtiy of Toronto "I cannot recommend this book highly enough – Tom tackles long-standing and emerging educational issues in new ways with an impressive understanding of the challenging complexities, but also feasible possibilities, for ensuring excellence and equity for all students." ~Carol Campbell, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto