Stories for Every Classroom

Stories for Every Classroom

—Joyce BainBridge, FaculTy oF educaTion, universiTy oF alBerTa “Brenna has written an important book in stories for every classroom. she navigates the growing field of literature on dis/ability with eloquence and passion. it is a book ...

Author: Beverly A. Brenna

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551307299

Category: Children

Page: 204

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Academic study of children's literature has explored various aspects of diversity; however, little research has examined Canadian books that portray characters with disabilities. This relevant and timely text addresses the significant dearth of research by exploring the treatment of disability in Canadian literature for young people. Engaging and highly accessible, this text will assist teachers, teacher educators, and teacher candidates in finding and using books about characters where disability is a part of their characterization, supporting the development of curricula that reflect critical literacy and social justice issues. Stories for Every Classroom explores the historical patterns and trends, theoretical frameworks, and critical literacy methods used to understand and teach children's literature and its portrayal of characters with disabilities. It provides educators with curriculum ideas and enriches the body of resources shared with children in K-12 settings for the purposes of developing imagination, empathy, and understanding of self and others. Featuring author portraits, comprehensive annotated bibliographies of contemporary Canadian children's books that depict characters with disabilities, and read-on bibliographies that provide connections with other books in the field, this unique text will be an invaluable resource for educators.
Categories: Children

Expertise in Every Classroom

Expertise in Every Classroom

The critical point is that students are able to demonstrate mastery of the objective(s) and all the supporting pieces ... In class, students are never required to read independently, as every story is read aloud by the students or read ...

Author: Amanda Shuford Mayeaux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475852837

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Expertise in every classroom should be the norm, not the exception. We have all had that magical teacher, who we remember years later. We remember how this teacher made us believe we could do anything. The mythical experts exist and have much to teach us in our quest to build a powerhouse education system. Unfortunately, forty years of research and over 25 years of reform models have led to few changes in the teaching profession and in the overall outcomes in education. Both national and international research demonstrates expertise in teaching can be clearly defined and developed. Countries around the world have successfully revamped their systems to develop and support expert teachers. While we grapple with failed value-added models and are beginning to understand linkage to single achievement test scores leaves out the impact teachers have upon the students, peers, and the culture as a whole. We have erected barriers in the form of scripted curricula, overuse of testing, and failed professional development models. Yet some teachers overcome all the barriers and develop expertise. These teachers find avenues of development either in small pockets of peers or individually. While other countries are developing experts in mass numbers, the United States is creating such teachers in very, small pockets. Examining the thinking processes and practice of these teachers offers a glimpse into what we should desire in every classroom in every school. This book bridges both research and practical elements. We believe expert teachers desire both. We often discuss the disconnect between research and practice. This book is intended to bridge both academic expectations and practitioner expectations. We believe the academic community must make research accessible and user-friendly to practitioners and practitioners should be at the forefront of research discussions. We must blend the ivory towers of academia with the daily work in our schools if we are to create world class systems. Expert teachers are both academic researchers and critical practitioners. Reform movements are showing little progress. We need to redefine the profession.
Categories: Education

Sport values in every classroom

Sport values in every classroom

Have students explain how equity was shown in their story by asking questions such as, 'What was the equitable solution to the problem in your story?', 'How was everyone included?', 'How were assets/ responsibilities divided?'.

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9789231003516


Page: 186

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In recognition of the potential of sport, six international partners (UNESCO, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, the World Anti-Doping Agency, Agitos Foundation, the International Fair Play Committee and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education) collaborated to create this resource which engages youth through movement-based classroom activities while helping teachers instil some of the core values synonymous with sport : respect, equity and inclusion. This toolkit contains for each value practical activity cards to assist teacher in their work with their students.

Building Comprehension in Every Classroom

Building Comprehension in Every Classroom

Mr. Barden andhisstudentsenter the book titles ontheclassgenre chart thatlists the characteristics and purpose of each genre(seeFigure 5.3). As new genres are studied, they areadded to the chart;as new stories areread, they areadded to ...

Author: Rachel Brown

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462511242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 209

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers construct a comprehension curriculum organized around literature, informational texts, or a basal reading program. Vivid case examples and vignettes bring to life ways to build the knowledge, strategies, and motivation that children need to engage with different types of texts and become proficient, enthusiastic readers. Graphic elements throughout the volume link instructional and assessment practices directly to the Common Core standards.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

to analyze short stories, helping them learn how to recognize each of these dramatic elements. Then they had tried their hand at writing their own stories using the five-part dramatic structure. In the peer assessment lesson we observed ...

Author: Connie M. Moss

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416626718

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don't have the necessary skills to implement it. In the updated 2nd edition of this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together—every day, every minute—to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six interrelated elements of formative assessment: (1) shared learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds learning forward, (3) student self-assessment and peer assessment, (4) student goal setting, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) student engagement in asking effective questions. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide - Strategic talking points and conversation starters to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; - Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers that cultivate students as self-regulated, assessment-capable learners; - Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; - "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and - Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress. As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to "do" formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a partnership of intentional inquiry between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.
Categories: Education

Every Child Every Classroom Every Day

Every Child  Every Classroom  Every Day

If we want people to understand, accept, and act on complex, multifaceted issues, we must shape the issues concisely into points that are relevant to those people; link those points to a story, image, or metaphor to make them memorable; ...

Author: Robert Peterkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470651766

Category: Education

Page: 327

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Urban school superintendents face unprecedented challenges. They must ensure that all students achieve a high level of performance despite a lack of resources, the intractable problems of race and poverty, a chaotic governance structure, and the often conflicting demands of teachers, parents, unions, and the community. This important book, edited by the co-directors of the prestigious Harvard Urban Superintendents Program (USP), explores the ways in which superintendents can make a difference in the lives of each child, every day, by being knowledgeable about and driven by what happens in the classroom. The editors and distinguished contributors cover a wide range of vital topics that superintendents face from the day they are hired to the day they retire, such as how superintendents can most effectively communicate their vision, plan strategically, institute instructional reform, engage the community, and allocate resources. The book is filled with illustrative examples of well-known superintendents who are trailblazing new means to achieve educational fairness for all children and are changing the landscape of urban school systems today. In addition, Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day highlights the Urban Superintendents Program's Leadership Framework, which is designed to aid administrators and educators in decision making and achieving equity. An ancillary CD containing teaching notes and exhibits is also included (in the print edition only) as an aid to teachers who wish to scaffold material discussed in the text. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials will be made available for download upon purchase of the digital edition Co-published with Education Week and the American Association of School Administrators.
Categories: Education

Reaching English Language Learners in Every Classroom

Reaching English Language Learners in Every Classroom

Students should see themselves in our classroom materials The issues discussed in regard to bulletin boards pertain equally to books, newspapers, games, displays, props, music, and other materials used in our classrooms.

Author: Debbie Arechiga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317929932


Page: 208

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Reach all of your English language learners with the effective and engaging approaches in this book. It's filled with practical tools, strategies, and real-world vignettes that will help you teach reading and writing to a diverse student population. The book features Mental Energizers, aptitudes that will help sustain your commitment as you work in linguistically diverse classrooms. It also highlights Strategic Energizers, teaching approaches that promote student learning and engagement. The classroom vignettes presented along the way show the Energizers in action. These Energizers, which can be used throughout instruction, will have you feeling ready and motivated to bring all of your English language learners to success!

Stories from the Classroom

Stories from the Classroom

Day One: General introductory materials, which is pretty much happening in every classroom across the campus. Day Two, Three and Four: Test. That's right—an “assessment” test. This did several things. It showed me who knew what from ...

Author: John Smeby

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457560217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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“Whether you are new to the profession or in need of a reminder why you entered it in the first place, Stories is a collection of vivid, heartfelt, eye-opening recollections” -Tamera Cruz, educator “This book is a gift ... not just for educators, but for everyone!” -Kenyon and Taccara Martin, co-authors (Soul-Ties Personal Growth Collection) After 23 years as a teacher, coach and counselor, California educator John Smeby offers us Stories from the Classroom. Set in a city emerging from bankruptcy and still recovering from a 2015 terrorist attack. John uncovers a more human, compassionate side of San Bernardino that many might miss. In this down-to-earth, sometimes heartbreaking and often humorous collection of stories, he recounts both the struggles and victories he found inside the classrooms and hallways of Cajon High School and beyond. Whether you are (or have ever been) an educator, student or parent, Smeby’s journey will resonate with unflinching honesty. The anecdotes and stories he shares offer a unique look inside our educational system, both public and private. A teacher will often see a student seated at a desk. In Stories, John challenges us to look beyond the student, and recognize the human being within. “I would like to thank you not as a student to a teacher but as a friend to a friend. I will forget little by little my high school experience, but I promise I will never forget what you have taught me “–Juan Andrade, former student
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom

Therefore, it is vital to have a range of these stories in any classroom and school library, and they need to form part of any reading aloud programme. Between Worlds by Kevin Crossley-Holland is a collection of stories from around ...

Author: CLPE,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529717235

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Design Thinking for Every Classroom

Design Thinking for Every Classroom

All. Together. Design thinking is within reach, and through the activities we've outlined, it can be adopted for your students' needs. We hope you have been inspired by some of the shared stories about how we and others have implemented ...

Author: Shelley Goldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000453959

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 813

Designed to apply across grade levels, Design Thinking for Every Classroom is the definitive teacher’s guide to learning about and working with design thinking. Addressing the common hurdles and pain points, this guide illustrates how to bring collaborative, equitable, and empathetic practices into your teaching. Learn about the innovative processes and mindsets of design thinking, how it differs from what you already do in your classroom, and steps for integrating design thinking into your own curriculum. Featuring vignettes from design thinking classrooms alongside sample lessons, assessments and starter activities, this practical resource is essential reading as you introduce design thinking into your classroom, program, or community.
Categories: Education