The Fundamentals of Teaching

The Fundamentals of Teaching

Author: Mike Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367358654

Category: Teacher effectiveness

Page: 164

View: 988

"Teachers are bombarded with advice about how to teach. The Fundamentals of Teaching cuts through the confusion by synthesising the key findings from education research and neuroscience to give an authoritative guide. It reveals how learning happens, which methods work best and how to improve any students' learning. Using a tried-and-tested, five-step model for applying the methods effectively in the classroom, Mike Bell shows how you can improve learning and eliminate time-consuming, low effect practices that increase stress and workload. He includes case studies from teachers working across different subjects and age groups which model practical strategies for: 1. prior knowledge 2. presenting new material 3. setting challenging tasks 4. feedback and improvement 5. repetition and consolidation This powerful resource is highly recommended for all teachers, school leaders and trainee teachers who want to benefit from the most effective methods in their classrooms"--

Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills

Teaching Fundamental Gymnastics Skills

Author: Debby Mitchell

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736001247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

View: 718

This manual provides guidance on gymnastics instruction for physical education teachers. The authors explore different teaching strategies, body awareness, and the foundational movements and postures, then describe the basic skills of floor exercise, balance beam, springboard and vault, and bars. Black and white drawings illustrate correct body positions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Teaching Soccer Fundamentals

Teaching Soccer Fundamentals

Author: Nelson McAvoy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0880118555

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 259

Offers advice on coaching children's soccer, recommends practice drills, and covers kicking, receiving, dribbling, heading, goalkeeping, and sportsmanship

Teaching the Fundamentals of Violin Playing

Teaching the Fundamentals of Violin Playing

Author: Jack M. Pernecky

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457405067

Category: Music

Page: 188

View: 197

Jack Pernecky, in collaboration with Lorraine Fink, presents a comprehensive volume on teaching violin. Teachers of beginners, college pedagogy teachers, and classroom and studio teachers will all find pertinent information to expand their tools for teaching. In addition to extensive coverage of aspects of technique, the book addresses note reading, musical form, relationships between repertoire and scales, practicing effectively, and many other topics.

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Author: Floyd Sheldon

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604944037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 653

Great leadership is essential for success in an any endeavor, but most of us aren't born knowing how to lead. In The Fundamentals of Leadership: Essential Tools of the Trade, Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Sheldon draws on more than 25 years of experience as a US Army infantryman to teach you the basics. With concrete examples of effective leadership, this book will give you the tools you need to lead.

Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills

Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills

Author: A. Vonnie Colvin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781718211254

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 481

The early elementary years are a critical time for children to acquire physical skills. While many books detail the motor skills children need to learn, few focus on how to teach those skills. That’s where Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, Fourth Edition, comes in. This practical text, formerly titled Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education, does just that, because motor skills are the nuts and bolts of physical education. “We believe that instruction can be motivating and enjoyable,” says lead author Vonnie Colvin. “Although fun is not the goal of education, it can be a very motivating by-product. When children are motivated and they receive sound instruction, they focus more on learning.” Through Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, elementary physical educators will guide their students in mastering the critical elements of 8 locomotor and 17 manipulative skills. “The approach offers a perfect balance between sound pedagogy and fun activities that will engage your students and keep them learning,” Colvin says. Value-Packed Resource The text offers teachers a multitude of tools and ideas to foster student learning: Sequenced illustrations of four to six critical elements necessary for the skill to be correctly performed Cue words to help students remember each critical element Partner skill check assessments that help partners evaluate each other’s progress Success builders to reinforce correct performance Activities for practicing the entire skill Troubleshooting charts to address problem areas and help students learn and improve Scripted lesson plans that guide teachers through the instruction sequence New Content This latest edition also includes new content and teaching aids: Video clips of each skill, performed at regular speed and in slow motion to show correct execution and to further enhance understanding Video clips showing one or more incorrect critical elements so PETE students and teachers can learn to detect errors and provide cues and corrections Sidebars on promoting social and emotional health within the skill lessons to foster student well-being Sidebars on how to adapt lessons to meet the needs of children with different abilities (These don’t take the place of an adapted physical education book, individualized education program, or 504 plan, but they do help ensure all children can be included in the lesson.) Sidebars for at-home modifications to help remote learners and homeschoolers, with lists of typical home items that can be used in place of typical physical education equipment. For example, a balled-up pair of socks can become a ball, and many plastic bags can combine to become a soccer ball. Ancillaries On HK’s delivery and learning platform, HKPropel, teachers can access the aforementioned video clips as well as reproducible forms, troubleshooting charts, illustrations of critical elements, and animations of critical elements for the 17 manipulative and 8 locomotor skills. Teaching Foundational Skills This new edition of Teaching Fundamental Motor Skills, written by authors with a combined 140 years of teaching experience, will help children learn fundamental motor skills that provide the foundation for acquiring future sports skills. “The skills covered in this book represent the fundamentals of building a successful physical education curriculum for children,” says Colvin. “This book is a collection of teaching strategies and ideas that are kid tested, and they have been very successful in our elementary schools.” Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.

Teaching Fractions through Situations: A Fundamental Experiment

Teaching Fractions through Situations: A Fundamental Experiment

Author: Guy Brousseau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400727151

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 664

This work presents one of the original and fundamental experiments of Didactique, a research program whose underlying tenet is that Mathematics Education research should be solidly based on scientific observation. Here the observations are of a series of adventures that were astonishing for both the students and the teachers: the reinvention of fractions and of decimal numbers in a sequence of lessons and situations that permitted the students to construct the concepts for themselves. The book leads the reader through the highlights of the sequence's structure and some of the reasoning behind the lesson choices. It then presents explanations of some of the principal concepts of the Theory of Situations. In the process, it offers the reader the opportunity to join a lively set of fifth graders as they experience a particularly attractive set of lessons and master a topic that baffles many of their contemporaries.

Growing as a Teacher

Growing as a Teacher

Author: Clive Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462095601

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 500

Teacher learning doesn’t end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key “experts” in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing – somewhat desperately – on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers’ professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job. Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

A Brief Presentation of the Fundamentals of Buddhist Tenets and Modern Science

A Brief Presentation of the Fundamentals of Buddhist Tenets and Modern Science

Author: Geshé Namgyal Wangchen

Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

ISBN: 9789387023604

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 350

Geshé Namgyal Wangchen (1934-2015) was a Tibetan monk and one of the top teachers at Drepung Monastery, South India. He also spent ten years in the UK where he nurtured many Western disciples. In this book he presents a comparison of modern scientific concepts of physics, biology and neuroscience with similar themes found in traditional Buddhist philosophy. The focus is primarily on the fundamentals such as atomic structure, light, electricity, evolution, genetic structure, human anatomy, and so on. He finds common ground between science and Buddhism as well as challenging scientific assertions from the perspective of Buddhist philosophy. This book will be invaluable for those with a scientific interest in Buddhist philosophy.

Art Is Fundamental

Art Is Fundamental

Author: Eileen S. Prince

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613741269

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 856

This comprehensive art curriculum can easily be integrated into any teacher's existing instruction and provides thrilling and rewarding projects for elementary art students, including printmaking techniques, tessellations, watercolors, calligraphic lines, organic form sculptures, and value collages. Detailed lessons--developed and tested in classrooms over many years--build on one another in a logical progression and explore the elements of texture, color, shape, line, form, and value, and principles such as balance (formal, informal and radial, ) unity, contrast, movement, distortion, emphasis, pattern and rhythm. Each lesson also represents an interdisciplinary approach that improves general vocabulary and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts. Though written for elementary school teachers, it can be easily condensed and adapted for middle or even high school students. A beautiful eight-page color insert demonstrates just how sophisticated young children's art can be when kids are given the opportunity to develop their skills.