This inspiring resource presents the concept of a heartprint the distinctive impression that an educator s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career. The author writes in a conversational, humorous manner as he offers his own anecdotes and reflections to help readers uncover their professional impact and foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools. Part 1 addresses Happiness having passion, purpose, and a positive impact in education. In part 2, Engagements, readers explore the engagement teachers must have in their work to put forth the needed energy and effort. Part 3, Alliances, asks readers to be open to forming alliances with their fellow educators so they can collaborate effectively. Next, part 4, Risk Taking, demonstrates for readers why teachers should engage in vision-focused risk taking to create sustainable change in their schools. Finally, part 5, Thought, focuses on the knowledge capacity educators should have to fulfill the heart of the teaching profession. Benefits Examine the five unique aspects of the HEART of a classroom and school Happiness, Engagements, Alliances, Risk Taking, and Thought. Answer essential questions and journal throughout the book to understand your distinctive heartprint and the influence you have left on the people in your professional education experience. Gain wisdom and profound insights from dozens of teachers and thought leaders. Explore outside print and online resources to learn more about what it means to have heart in education and how to positively affect school environment. Contents Part 1: Developing the HEART H Is for Happiness Chapter 1: The Happiness Dilemma Chapter 2: The Happiness-Passion Connection Chapter 3: What s Love Got to Do With It? Chapter 4: Got Compassion? Check! Chapter 5: Wanted Persons of Positive Character and Hope Chapter 6: The Joy-Gratitude-Stability Connection Chapter 7: What Makes You Weep? Part 2: Developing the HEART E Is for Engagement Chapter 8: Gallup Says, Full Engagement Not Ahead Chapter 9: Getting Engaged Chapter 10: It s Energy, Not Time Chapter 11: Name That Energy Quadrant Chapter 12: Avoiding the Quadrant III Drift Chapter 13: Quadrant II Time Required Chapter 14: GRIT Deliberate Daily Practice Part 3: Developing the HEART A Is for Alliances Chapter 15: The Primary Purposes of Collaboration Chapter 16: PLCs The Great Inequity Eraser Chapter 17: Oh, the Inequity Places We ll Go! Chapter 18: Stitches, Take Two Aspirin, and Reduce the Noise Chapter 19: Relational Intelligence Required Chapter 20: What Are Those Black Boxes? Chapter 21: Making Above and Beyond the Norm the Norm Part 4: Developing the HEART R Is for Risk Taking Chapter 22: What s in a Goal? Chapter 23: What s Your Brand? Chapter 24: Results or Persons? Chapter 25: Assessing Your Risk-Vision Dependency Chapter 26: Gallup Again Building Trust the Millennial Way Chapter 27: The New 3Rs Risk, Reflection, and Refinement Chapter 28: Warning Entropy Ahead! Part 5: Developing the HEART T Is for Thought Chapter 29: Your Great Adventure! Chapter 30: Discovering Your Voice More Than Opinion Chapter 31: Cleaning Up the Climate Chapter 32: Becoming a Feedback Fanatic Chapter 33: Yours, Mine, and Ours Chapter 34: Hold the Mayo! "
Author: Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Make the transition from traditional, whole-group reading instruction to the 21st century classroom by integrating three innovations that will dramatically improve elementary reading instruction: RTI, differentiated instruction, and technology. Detailed ex
Author: Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2015-04-24
The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].
We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.
Author: Arthur L. Costa
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind--intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world--as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond. As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind. As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, "If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future."
Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-08-13
The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.
Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work boosts student achievement across subjects and grades. In this updated and expanded second edition of her best-selling book, Susan M. Brookhart offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback: (1) does it conform to the research, (2) does it offer an episode of learning for the student and teacher, and (3) does the student use the feedback to extend learning? In this comprehensive guide for teachers at all levels, you will find information on every aspect of feedback, including • Strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work. • How to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction. • When and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback. • A concise and updated overview of the research findings on feedback and how they apply to today's classrooms. In addition, the book is replete with examples of good and bad feedback as well as rubrics that you can use to construct feedback tailored to different learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. The vast majority of students will respond positively to feedback that shows you care about them and their learning. Whether you teach young students or teens, this book is an invaluable resource for guaranteeing that the feedback you give students is engaging, informative, and, above all, effective.
Although fun is sometimes seen as a barrier to real learning, joy is a vital part of effective education and motivates students to connect with what they're learning. Learn how to have meaningful conversations about where joy gets left out in schools, and discover how to equip students with the skills and qualities they'll need to achieve academic success--as well as to live fulfilling lives--by bringing joy to classrooms each day. Benefits Read about real classrooms that have successfully implemented joy. Examine education jargon that negatively impacts school culture. Gain ideas for how to make classrooms joyful learning environments. Learn how to create a sense of community among teachers and students. Discover the importance of wonder and inquiry in making students more engaged in their learning. Contents Introduction 1 The Expectations of School 2 The Definition of Joy 3 The Unfair Advantage 4 A Sense of Wonder 5 Play as Research 6 A Sense of Community 7 Gratitude Conclusion References and Resources
Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices. The book also includes new exercises and material on the intersections between discussion and the encouragement of democracy in the classroom. This revised edition expands on the original and contains information on adapting discussion methods in online teaching, on using discussion to enhance democratic participation, and on the theoretical foundations for the discussion exercises described in the book. Throughout the book, Brookfield and Preskill clearly show how discussion can enliven classrooms, and they outline practical methods for ensuring that students will come to class prepared to discuss a topic. They also explain how to balance the voices of students and teachers, while still preserving the moral, political, and pedagogic integrity of discussion.
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Author: Timothy D. Kanold
Publisher: Every Student Can Learn Mathem
Release Date: 2018
Part of the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series Build a mathematics teaching community that promotes learning for K-12 educators and students. This user-friendly resource is divided into two parts, each covering a key team action for mathematics in a PLC at Work(TM). First you'll discover how to coach highly effective mathematics teams within your professional learning community. Then you'll learn how to utilize collaboration and lesson-design elements within your math curriculum for teacher team reflection, data analysis, and action. Learn to lead math teacher teams and foster effective collaborative teaching strategies: Build a collaborative math learning culture that engages and promotes learning for students and staff members. Optimize coaching and foster equity and belonging to encourage collaboration. Engage in mathematics lesson study to help teams learn from one another and reflect on effective strategies in teaching mathematics. Develop norms, SMART goals for teachers, agendas, and a plan for working effectively as a collaborative team in a PLC at Work(TM). Contents: Preface Introduction Part 1: Develop PLC Structures for Effective Teacher Team Engagement, Transparency, and Action Chapter 1: Five Inspirational PLC Leadership Practices Chapter 2: Five Leadership Strategies for Effective Collaboration in Mathematics Part 2: Use Common Assessments and Lesson-Design Elements for Teacher Team Reflection, Data Analysis, and Subsequent Action Chapter 3: How to Create and Nurture a Culture of Change, Growth, Reflection, and Improvement in Your Mathematics Program Chapter 4: How to Lead a Culture of Transparency and Learning With Mathematics Assessments Chapter 5: How to Lead in a Culture of Transparency and Learning With Mathematics Instruction Chapter 6: How to Lead a Culture of Collective Responsibility Epilogue Appendix A References and Resources Books in the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series: Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work(TM) Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work(TM) Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work(TM) Mathematics Coaching and Collaboration in a PLC at Work(TM)