Overcoming Textbook Fatigue: 21st Century Tools to Revitalize Teaching and Learning

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ASCD #ad - Because textbooks provide a one-way distillation of information aimed at a broad, generic population, they offer little to engage or pique the interest of the 30 individuals in a classroom. In this example-packed book, ReLeah Cossett Lent shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource.

Overcoming textbook fatigue means reaching within and beyond the textbook to access all sorts of 21st century tools, careers, the same ones that students will be using in college, and daily life. Releah cossett lentTextbook fatigue is a malaise that negatively affects teachers and students. Teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, and administrators will discover proven techniques that will revitalize teaching and learning in every content area:*Discipline-specific writing activities that extend and deepen lessons.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue: 21st Century Tools to Revitalize Teaching and Learning #ad - Strategies for using content-specific materials that encourage students to “read to learn. Effective vocabulary strategies that work throughout the curriculum. Methods to tap into and build background knowledge. Fun activities that use relevant life skills to involve and engage students in learning. Lent highlights what’s to be gained from loosening the grip on textbooks and provides practical guidance on how to accomplish that goal, using real-life examples from schools that have made the change.

Overcoming textbook fatigue is brimming with ideas to restore the joy of teaching and learning and, in the process, boost student achievement.

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Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: how do I refine my units to enhance student learning? ASCD Arias

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ASCD #ad - Curriculum design experts jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins have reviewed thousands of curriculum documents and unit plans across a range of subjects and grades. In this book, they identify and describe the 25 most common problems in unit design and recommend how to fix them--and avoid them when planning new units.

Mctighe and wiggins, creators of the understanding by Design® framework, help you use the process of backward design to troubleshoot your units and achieve tighter alignment and focus on learning priorities. Whether you're working with local or national standards or with other learning goals, you can rely on their practical and proven solutions to promote deeper and better learning for your students.

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The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

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Twelve #ad - And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. With a shrewd reading of history, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and why a return to "mastery learning, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, " abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, and to give all of our children a world-class education now.

More than just a solution, universal, the one world schoolhouse serves as a call for free, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal. In these pages, you will discover, among other things: how both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning.

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined #ad - Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning.

In the one world schoolhouse, as well as his own remarkable story, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, for the first time.

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Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability

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ASCD #ad - Public scrutiny of student and school performance. Accountability. Policy debates rage in the press, and pedagogical pundits always have a new and better solution to offer, instruction boils down to teachers deciding what they want their students to learn, but inside the walls of the classroom, implementing those plans, planning how to promote that learning, and then determining if the plans worked.

Teachers today are challenged to provide instruction that will measure up: to the expectations of administrators, and taxpayers; to their own professional standards; and, most essentially, parents, to the needs of students. And the best instructional decisions are informed by empirical research, assessment evidence, and the sound judgment of the professional educator.

Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability #ad - Along the way, he emphasizes the critical ways in which assessment can and should influence instruction, advocates for a dash of curricular insurrection, and offers advice for maintaining both teaching excellence and teachers’ sanity. High-stakes testing. In this book, W. James popham calls on his half-century in the classroom to provide a practical, four-stage framework for guiding teachers through their most important instructional decisions: curriculum determination, instructional design, instructional monitoring, and instructional evaluation.

Mandated content standards and benchmarks.

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Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed.

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ASCD #ad - They also suggest how you can adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Packed with examples from authentic classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers who want to present lessons that are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging. Pérsida himmele and william Himmele are professors who regularly work with preservice teachers and consult with educators in U.

S. Here are 51 easy-to-use, classroom-tested alternatives to the “stand and deliver” teaching techniques that cause so many students to tune out or drop out. They are also the authors of Total Literacy Techniques. And international schools. Teachers report that these techniques motivate students to participate in learning, as they build confidence and are supported by compelling and safe ways to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of lessons.

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed. #ad - Refined through years of classroom experiences and supported by updated research, this 2nd edition delivers a dozen new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning. The authors provide detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques TPTs with step-by-step instructions--plus reproducible blackline masters for student response cards as well as posters to remind you to use the techniques.

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Issues and Alternatives in Educational Philosophy

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Andrews University Press #ad - Widely adopted as a textbook, issues and Alternatives in Educational Philosophy has been a classic in its field for more than a quarter of a century. These include:- “points to ponder” study questions at the end of each chapter- New material addressing the latest relevant issues- A fresh, new text design, including call-out highlights of major themes- An updated bibliography and referencesGeorge R.

As a survey of philosophic issues relevant to the educational profession, it highlights the relationship between philosophic starting points and educational outcomes—between theory and practice. Knight holds a doctorate in the philosophy of education and had extensive experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator before accepting a university professorship.

Issues and Alternatives in Educational Philosophy #ad - Developed with brevity, and clarity of presentation as goals, breadth of coverage, this text is especially suited to fit the needs of undergraduate survey courses in educational philosophy, graduate students who need a quick review of the topic, and teachers of educational philosophy who want their students to spend maximum time in primary sources while utilizing a comprehensive survey text for orientation and overview.

New features of this revised and updated fourth edition make it of even greater usefulness in the educational philosophy classrooms of the twenty-first century. A prolific writer, and consultant, lecturer, his introductory text has found a home in college and university classrooms across the country.

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Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

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ASCD #ad - We can do better. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses.

In teaching with poverty in mind: what being poor does to kids' brains and what schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It #ad - Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, social, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, and academic success. Drawing from research, and real school success stories, experience, teaching with poverty in mind reveals* What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level within schools and districts and at the micro level inside a student's brain; * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and* How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen.

Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.

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Powerless to Powerful: Leadership for School Change

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - The book includes the research and theory behind the approach, action steps for leaders, and lessons learned in the process—useful elements of success for any school. At the same time, teachers are overwhelmed by ever-increasing demands. Staff at many schools feel defensive and powerless as a result of being unable to meet standards they didn’t set and don’t know how to achieve.

. Throughout the country, educators and administrators are working hard to make sure students pass standardized tests and graduate. The pressure is on. This book describes a humanistic approach to implementing programs and systems that bring academic press, social support, and relational trust together in unique ways.

Powerless to Powerful: Leadership for School Change #ad - Properly conducted, increased efficacy, the approach results in high morale, a sense of inclusiveness and success, and improved metrics in all areas of education. Based on the understanding that old beliefs are changed by supporting new behaviors, the approach includes acquiring and using data in innovative and intentional ways.

Efforts at reforming schools often replicate the same approaches and net the same discouraging results.

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Broadcasting Happinesss: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

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BenBella Books #ad - As managers, parents and friends, colleagues, we are constantly transmitting information to the people around us, and the messages we choose to broadcast create success or hold us back. What’s your broadcast?new research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, 37 percent higher sales, including 31 percent higher productivity, 25 percent better performance ratings, and 23 percent lower levels of stress.

In broadcasting happiness, former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, Michelle Gielan, shows you how changing your broadcast changes your power by sharing jaw-dropping stories and incredible research. Learn michelle’s simple research-based communication habits that have been featured in her PBS program Inspire Happiness and Oprah’s 21 Days to Happiness class.

Broadcasting Happinesss: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change #ad - Broadcasting happiness will help you:- inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact-checking challenges- drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity- Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth- Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power- Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital- Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home by creating contagious optimism- Help the people you care about most move from negative to positive in secondsBroadcasting Happiness showcases how real individuals and organizations have used these techniques to achieve results that include increasing revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars, raising a school district's graduation rate by 45 percent, and shifting family gatherings from toxic to thriving.

Changing your broadcast can change your life, your success, and the lives of others around you. Broadcasting Happiness will show you how! Broadcasting Happiness will "inspire you and change your life.

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Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effective Change

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Solution Tree Press #ad - Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students.

. Ensure learning equality in every classroom.

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Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - In addition, speaking/listening, each strategy is cross-referenced with the Common Core's reading, writing, and language standards. These introductory chapters will help you do the following:understand the research base for comprehension strategies in content classroomsLearn how to tap into students' background knowledge to enhance comprehension of complex texts and build new knowledgeShow learners how to question a textTeach reading and thinking through a disciplinary lensAt the heart of this edition are more than forty classroom strategies, pinpoint the text frames in play as students read and learn, with variations and strategy indexes that identify the instructional focus of each strategy, and correlate students' comprehension processes across the phases of strategy implementation.

. Educators across content areas have turned to Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning for almost two decades. This fully updated fourth edition delivers rich, practical, research-based strategies that readers have found invaluable in the context of today's classrooms. Doug has written all-new chapters that focus on the instructional shifts taking place as the Common Core State Standards are implemented across the United States.

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