"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"--
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
A beautiful collection of issue papers based on strong credits, powerful theory, and unbeatable insights. Piaget, Maxine Greene, Kozol, Dequan Feng, Kamii, and etc. are outstanding educators who add highlight to this framework.
Creating a peer literacy coaching program from scratch is no easy task. Making it focused, dynamic, and effective is even harder. In this inspiring and immensely readable book, veteran educators Amy Sandvold and Maelou Baxter present a blueprint for creating a successful coaching plan in districts and schools. Drawing both on their personal experiences and on conclusions from the research, the authors offer clear and candid advice on such issues as * Choosing appropriate coaches among teachers and training them to coach effectively. * Tailoring literacy coaching initiatives to particular schools or districts. * Creating balanced coaching schedules that take into account the needs of everyone involved. * Working harmoniously with fellow coaches and school staff. * Using assessment data to strengthen coaching practices. From establishing an initial coaching vision to ensuring its lasting legacy, all aspects of peer literacy coaching are covered in The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching. Equally suitable for teachers and administrators, this book is an indispensable guide for those seeking to improve the quality of literacy education in their schools.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Covering every essential topic ranging from circulation and literacy instruction to reference and security, this benchmark text provides an up-to-date, broadly based view of library public service and its functions. • Covers all essential services of the library through completely reorganized and updated content that reflects the role of changing technologies in today's libraries • Presents many new chapters that address the topics of print collections, media collections, e-resources, computer access, social media, legal issues, ethical issues, funding and other fiscal issues, and the library as place