Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for college teaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning, stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class. But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changing technology, each semester throws up new challenges for engaging students. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energized with The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effective techniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms. Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decades of college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successful methods to teaching online, working with diverse student populations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well as being completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition adds six brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from a student's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veteran college faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from the bestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited and expanded with the perspective of an additional decade in the classroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensive to better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new to the classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, The Skillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoire of techniques, and invigorate your teaching and your classrooms.
5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
Now in Paperback! "Insights and practical suggestions to college educators for whom teaching students is a major part of their professional responsibility.... [Brookfield] will become to the field of education what Peter Drucker has become to management: a scholar who educates and influences practitioners in the field through incisive and challenging writing." --Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education "Readable, innovative, and perceptive. . . . The final chapters on the political realities and phenomenological truths of college teaching alone are worth the price of the book, especially for prospective, new, or veteran college, adult, or continuing education teachers." --Choice Brookfield shows new and veteran teachers how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life. He draws from his own teaching experience and extensive research to identify critical areas in the teacher-learner relationship--such as building trust with students and overcoming resistance to learning.
Author: Jon Saphier
Publisher: Research for Better Teaching Inc. (RBT)
Release Date: 1987-12
This book has become a standard text in many teaching courses. Designed for both the novice & the seasoned veteran, THE SKILLFUL TEACHER assists practitioners in broadening their teaching skills. Each chapter focuses on one of sixteen different areas of classroom performance. Numerous examples are provided to illustrate the teaching approaches being discussed. Chapter-by-chapter bibliographies provide additional sources for further research. "I've never shown the book to anyone who didn't say, How can I get a copy right away!"-Kay Merseth, Director, Teacher Education Program, Harvard University. Also available from publisher: How to Make Supervision & Evaluation Really Work: Supervision & Evaluation in the Context of Strengthening School Culture. 202 p. (Orig.). 1993. pap. text ed. 16.95 (1-886822-01-8). This book offers school leaders a carefully integrated approach for transforming our often divisive supervision & evaluation systems into a positive force for strengthening school culture. "After I adopted RBT's methods, teachers began to use suggestions I offered & I gained increased credibility...as an instructional leader."--Tom Cardellichio, Principal, Chappaqua, NY. TO ORDER CONTACT: RESEARCH FOR BETTER TEACHING Inc., 56 Bellows Hill Road, Carlisle, MA 01741-1722, 508- 369-2294, FAX 508-369-9822
Be well prepared to achieve success in your first few years of teaching! This resource guide is perfect for all grades and contains a wealth of useful ideas and strategies plus decision checklists and planning guides. Presented in an easy-to-use format, you'll find answers to questions about classroom management, homework, communicating with parents, and more! 104pp.
Author: William B. Ribas
Publisher: R&L Education
Release Date: 2005
Offers practical and effective methods for evaluating educators and provides districts with the tools to systematically and cost effectively assess and revise their supervision and evaluation programs.
Author: Seng Chee Tan
Release Date: 2014-06-12
This book arises from research conducted through Singapore’s National Institute of Education on such topics as integrating knowledge building pedagogies into Singaporean classrooms, with both students and teachers across school levels, from primary schools to high schools. Additionally, international scholars contribute research on theories of knowledge creation, methodological foundations of research on knowledge creation, knowledge creation pedagogies in classrooms and knowledge creation work involving educators. The book is organized in two sections. Section A focuses on theoretical, technological and methodological issues, where sources of justification for claims are predominantly theories and extant literature, although empirical evidence is used extensively in one chapter. Section B reports knowledge creation practices in schools, with teachers, students or both; the key sources of justification for claims are predominantly empirical evidence and narratives of experience The editor asserts that schools should focus on developing students’ capacity and disposition in knowledge creation work; at the same time, leaders and teachers alike should continue to develop their professional knowledge as a community. In the knowledge building vernacular, the chapters are knowledge artifacts – artifacts that not only document the findings of the editors and authors, but that also mediate future advancement in this area of research work. The ultimate aim of the book is to inspire new ideas, and to illuminate the path for researchers of similar interest in knowledge creation in education.
With real stories from real schools, this book offers an alternative vision of school improvement. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, author Nelson Beaudoin presents practical strategies which put students first. The real-life examples in A School For Each Student place students at the center of the equation and treat them as individuals who are born to learn. Written as a resource for professional development, this book study tool provides a refreshing look at the possibilities of student and educators. Also featured are the 12 R’s, which include being Reflective, Rigorous, Respectful, Responsive, Resilient, and more.
Author: George Herbert Betts
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Despite the profound significance that religion holds in believers' lives, most teachers of religion are volunteers or amateurs with no formal training in instructional methods. This comprehensive guide provides basic and advanced techniques for religious instruction geared for every age group and level of comprehension.
Author: Nancy Love
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Written by school data expert Nancy Love, this guide provides a proven-effective inquiry process and practical tools for grade level (elementary) or subject-area (middle and high school) teams of teachers to maximize their impact on student achievement by: * Building a strong foundation, including shared purpose, collaborative norms, and commitments to rigorous standards add to each student's learning * Identifying a common focus for improvement through analysis of state and local common assessments and student work * Verifying causes of student-learning problems through research, error-analysis, and data about practices and perceptions * Generating solutions by sharing successful teaching strategies and reteaching and extending learning based on students' needs * Ongoing monitoring of the team's impact on instruction and on student learning
Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Make instructional decisions that optimize learning! Presenting a unique collection of twelve brain principles, the authors illustrate how the brain learns best and demonstrate how teachers can enhance students' learning potential. Conversational and user friendly, this resource describes how the brain stores and recalls information, guiding teachers in making everyday decisions about academic content and the emotional well-being of their students. Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference will show you how: Challenge engages the brain The brain processes parts and wholes simultaneously Each brain is unique The search for meaning is innate
Author: Christie W. Kiefer, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2006-11-20
What is the relationship between health, human nature, and human needs? The impact of social change on communities? The processes by which communities confront and overcome their health problems? How do we study these health questions in new communities and become advocates for change? These are critical questions in confronting the social causes of ill health, yet many health students do not have the appropriate training in the anthropological methods and techniques that help answer them. Christie Kiefer has written Doing Health Anthropology to prompt students to enter the community already prepared in these methods so that they can accurately ask and solve these important questions themselves. Using this book as a guide, students learn to integrate cultural anthropology with health science and come to their own conclusions based on field research. The book includes common pitfalls to avoid when conducting interviews and observations, and ways to formulate and answer research questions, maintain field notes and other records, and correctly analyze qualitative data. With the help of this text, practitioners and students alike will be able to integrate cultural anthropology methods of research into their health science investigations and community health initiatives. For news and to learn more about how you can implement a community approach to building global health and social justice, visit