Successful teaching techniques informed by the latest research about how kids’ brains work. Teachers are forever searching for ways to help students raise test scores or improve memory and organizational skills. Brain research is finally beginning to show them how they can shape their daily teaching practices to best meet these kinds of needs, and more, in their students. But how is a teacher to make sense of all the studies, research reports, and papers? How can you know what will actually work in the classroom? In this book, Kimberly Carraway, a leading educator and “teacher of teachers,” not only summarizes the most essential principles of how the brain learns, but also unpacks hundreds of ready-to-use applications of research in the classroom, translating the science into teaching strategies and learning activities that optimize student outcomes. Transforming Your Teaching is not about doing more. It’s about doing things more effectively. With brain-based tips for instructional design, knowledge assessment, and the enhancement of learning skills like time management, note-taking, attention, reading comprehension, organization, and memory, this user-friendly book will empower teachers, administrators, and parents to maximize retention and classroom success for their K-12 students.
"The R.E.A.L education revolution begins with an inner voyage whose milestones are self-awareness, personal responsibility, meditation, and soul assimilation."- Lisa Carberry This book is for people who want to actively connect with love, beginning with the love of self. It is for the individual who wants to connect with the messages of their soul and firmly follow their soul's guidance, exercising choice from a non-reactive, heart-centered place. This powerful and engaging book, which walks with Lisa as she bravely describes the events of her life-how she came through surviving narrow thinking communities to face her own limiting beliefs and learn the gift of choice in the present-will be, for the reader, a blessing. As a reader, you will feel as if you are journeying with Lisa through her pains and hurts and through the formation of her beliefs. You will experience the inward path she took towards creating an empowered and peaceful present that allows her to walk into and create the future of her dreams. In the process, you'll be inspired to observe the stories of your past, seeing where your pains lie, noticing your own limiting beliefs, and join with Lisa in transforming your life and transforming your teaching through an engaging dialogue with your own soul speak. Transform Your Life, Transform Your Teaching: Book One: Soul Speak is an authentic, intimate, challenging, and revealing journey into the depths of the mind's creations. Its purpose is to encourage a real, inward education revolution that exposes the truth of who and what we really are as well as the infinite power that lies within to envision, create, and manifest our best life, revealing what is possible when we actively choose to get R.E.A.L and be R.E.A.L with ourselves and others.
This book offers a modular set of chapters that focus specifically on the challenges related to case writing. Exercises, worksheets, and training activities help guide readers sequentially through the entire process of writing both a case and an instructor’s manual (teaching note). Designed as an individualized workshop to assist case authors to structure their writing, this book combines the easy-to-understand, student-focused language of the first edition with new material covering the latest developments and challenges in the world of case writing. These include: ● A section on writing cases in condensed time frames ● A new module on writing short cases in various formats ● A new module on turning research papers into teaching tools ● A section about growing communities of practice in a university ● An expansion of the student case writing module to include a section on case writing for graduate students ● Twelve new worksheets ● A complete index to facilitate use of the book Finishing all the book’s assignments will result in a complete case and instructor’s manual that can be tested in the classroom and submitted to a conference or journal. The Case Writing Workbook is a must for the shelf of any academic or student conducting qualitative research and looking to enhance their skill set.
The bestselling guide to beating arthritis through nutrition. With over 60 delicious recipes from cook Marguerite Patten, who completely eased her own painful arthritic symptoms through diet, and a comprehensive self-treatment plan from nutritionist Jeannette Ewin.
Interactive, organized by learning goals for teachers and students, and responsive to ISTE standards, New Teachers/New Technologies: Engaging Students, Teaching Content, Transforming Learning shows readers how to integrate computers, Internet-based technologies, and emerging Web 2.0 tools to transform teaching and learning in K-12 schools. This practical text introduces students to the multiple ways that technology can create highly interactive, inquiry-based teaching and learning experiences. It features more than 70 free (or low-cost), easy-to-use computer and Internet technologies that teachers can integrate in every aspect of their professional work-classroom instruction—lesson planning, student assessment, curriculum development, academic research, and professional networking—as well as Technology Transformation Lesson Plans, which show teachers how to integrate technology into classroom lessons while expanding and extending learning goals in all subject areas. The text’s interactive learning experiences for readers offer thought-provoking questions, lesson plan templates, and links to MyEducationLab, Pearson’s premiere online resource with video, tutorials, podcasts, rubrics and checklists, web links and web activities, practice tests, and activities to build teaching skills and dispositions.
The Thinking Teacher offers a current and reflective resource for teachers at every level who wish to transform their thinking and their practice in the classroom. Written by teacher professional learning expert Dr. Kulvarn Atwal, the book shows teachers how they can make a positive difference to every single student they teach. He shares strategies that will empower you to navigate your way through a complex profession in a continual cycle of learning and improvement. The greatest influence on the quality of students' learning in schools is the quality of teaching. This book is based on the best available evidence of how to maximise your effectiveness in the classroom. The book includes specific examples of how to build your teaching powers through reflective practice as well as teaching strategies that will enable your students to develop as independent learners. Filled with practical strategies, Atwal encourages teachers to transform their mindsets and experiment with how they teach to improve their practice. It is essential reading for teachers at the beginning of their careers as well as anyone at any level of experience who is interested in improving their teaching.
Drawing on over 25 years experience helping communities develop their potential, the authors share a framework for transformation, covering historic preservation, tourism, recreation, government regulation, fundings, networking, education and follow-up. Using a bottom-up approach, rather than a top-down, local leaders and community groups are discovering that development need not come at the expense of the environment or quality of living. The book uses personal examples of real people who moved from talking to taking action and developed their communities while maintaining what they valued most. It should be of use to chambers of commerce; community development practitioners and students; community business organizations; planning officials; tourism agencies; local governments; and adult and continuing education professionals. Examples and tips on successful community economic development projects are included.
For most people, their most promising mission field is the workplace. Yet there is a tendency to leave Christ at home or church. Christians need to carry their values and faith into the world. This book, written by a successful executive, identifies ten Christlike values every workplace needs, and offers an action plan for Christians to bring those values to their workplace.-- Real-life examples of Christians who have made a difference in their workplace-- Practical suggestions for being an effective Christian example to co-workers-- How to evaluate co-workers' spiritual needs-- How and when to take a stand for Christ-- Appropriate methods of practicing evangelism at work