Author: Diane E Kern
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Study Aids
A new edition of the bestselling test-prep guide Covers early childhood, grades K-6, grades 5-9, and grades 7-12 Each test area includes a self-assessment test, subject reviews, and two practice tests, for a total of twelve tests in this test-prep guide The only test-prep product that includes all Principles of Learning and Teaching tests
Author: Stephen Reiss
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Release Date: 2014-09-14
REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps. REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics (5169) test prep is designed to help you master the information on this important exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach middle school math. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach middle school math in states where this exam is required. This study package contains in-depth reviews of all the content categories and topics tested on the PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics exam. A pretest and posttest are offered online to help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses as you study the review chapters. The book includes two full-length practice tests based on actual PRAXIS questions and features every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Two additional practice tests are offered online at the REA Study Center and come with automatic scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone prepping for the PRAXIS II: Middle School Math exam!
REA's PRAXIS II test prep was designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the Special Education (0353, 0354, 0543, 0545) exams. This test prep is for college students or career-changing professionals who plan to teach in a special education program at any grade level and/or those who plan to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities. /Written by an education expert, our review covers all the topics tested on the exams, including application of special education principles and core knowledge content. The book includes a full-length practice test for each exam, for a total of 4 tests! Each practice test features every type of question tested on the exam, allowing teacher candidates to assess their skills and gauge their test-readiness.
Author: Sharon A. Wynne
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Genre: Study Aids
This new comprehensive study guide will give candidates the ability to pass the Praxis Special Education exam. Covering the five content categories, this guide also includes a 120-question sample test.
Author: Committee on Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education in the United States
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work of engineers, boost youth interest in pursuing engineering as a career, and increase the technological literacy of all students. The teaching of STEM subjects in U.S. schools must be improved in order to retain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and to develop a workforce with the knowledge and skills to address technical and technological issues. Engineering in K-12 Education reviews the scope and impact of engineering education today and makes several recommendations to address curriculum, policy, and funding issues. The book also analyzes a number of K-12 engineering curricula in depth and discusses what is known from the cognitive sciences about how children learn engineering-related concepts and skills. Engineering in K-12 Education will serve as a reference for science, technology, engineering, and math educators, policy makers, employers, and others concerned about the development of the country's technical workforce. The book will also prove useful to educational researchers, cognitive scientists, advocates for greater public understanding of engineering, and those working to boost technological and scientific literacy.
This title has received wide acclaim for its practical and reader-friendly approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that aspiring or developing teachers can see themselves as professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 14th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a book that addresses the needs of today’s teachers and students. This edition also features integration of InTASC Standards, new Learning Objectives correlated with chapter headings and summaries, new Guides to Reading and Studying, new first-person accounts (Improving Practice through Inquiry: One Teacher’s Story), and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Theories in Educational Psychology’s purpose is to introduce readers to the pioneering educational psychology theories that continue to shape our understanding of the classroom learning environment, present support for the theories from perspectives in the current research literature, and share how these theoretical traditions have translated into effective teaching methods. Each chapter will be infused with practical teaching examples, classroom vignettes, and instructional strategies so readers are continually confronted with how theory translates to practice. In addition to becoming familiar with the conceptual understanding of core theoretical knowledge, readers will also be presented with current thinking about each theory and an introduction to important related topics at the close of each chapter. The chapters will also conclude with activities designed to help readers reflect on their learning of each chapter’s content.
An innovative professional development strategy that facilitates change, improves instruction, and transforms school culture! Instructional coaching is a research-based, job-embedded approach to instructional intervention that provides the assistance and encouragement necessary to implement school improvement programs. Experienced trainer and researcher Jim Knight describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching and explains the essential skills that instructional coaches need, including getting teachers on board, providing model lessons, and engaging in reflective conversations. Each user-friendly chapter includes: First-person stories from successful coaches Sidebars highlighting important information A "Going Deeper" section of suggested resources Ready-to-use forms, worksheets, checklists, logs, and reports
From “constructive contributors” to “deviant destroyers,” government guerrillas work clandestinely against the wishes of their superiors. These many public servants are dissatisfied with the actions of the organizations for which they work, but often choose not to go public with their concerns. In The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government, Second Edition, Rosemary O’Leary shows that the majority of guerrilla government cases are the manifestation of inevitable tensions between bureaucracy and democracy, which yield immense ethical and organizational challenges that all public managers must learn to navigate. Alongside updates to her original cases, O’Leary offers a new case on Private Bradley Manning and the WikiLeaks scandal, as well as new mini-stories for her Interlude sections.
Author: Raymond E. Webster
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
Release Date: 2005-11
Genre: Study Aids
REA … Real review, Real practice, Real results. An easier path to a college degree – get college credits without the classes. CLEP INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY – with TESTware Includes CD with timed practice tests, instant scoring, and more. Based on today’s official CLEP exam Are you prepared to excel on the CLEP? * Take the first practice test to discover what you know and what you should know * Set up a flexible study schedule by following our easy timeline * Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Study what you need to know to pass the exam * The book's on-target subject review features coverage of all topics on the official CLEP exam, including theoretical and educational psychology concepts, behavioral and cognitive perspectives, and more * Key tutorials enhance specific abilities needed on the test * Targeted drills increase comprehension and help organize study Practice for real * Create the closest experience to test-day conditions with the book’s 2 full-length practice tests on REA’s TESTware CD, featuring test-taking against the clock, instant scoring by topic, handy mark-and-return function, pause function, and more. * OR choose paper-and-pencil testing at your own pace * Chart your progress with full and detailed explanations of all answers * Boost your confidence with test-taking strategies and experienced advice Specially Written for Solo Test Preparation! REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP titles and software available. Most titles are also offered with REA's exclusive TESTware software to make your practice more effective and more like exam day. REA's CLEP Prep guides will help you get valuable credits, save on tuition, and advance your chosen career by earning a college degree.
Author: Alec Bodzin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-08-13
In the coming decades, the general public will be required ever more often to understand complex environmental issues, evaluate proposed environmental plans, and understand how individual decisions affect the environment at local to global scales. Thus it is of fundamental importance to ensure that higher quality education about these ecological issues raises the environmental literacy of the general public. In order to achieve this, teachers need to be trained as well as classroom practice enhanced. This volume focuses on the integration of environmental education into science teacher education. The book begins by providing readers with foundational knowledge of environmental education as it applies to the discipline of science education. It relates the historical and philosophical underpinnings of EE, as well as current trends in the subject that relate to science teacher education. Later chapters examine the pedagogical practices of environmental education in the context of science teacher education. Case studies of environmental education teaching and learning strategies in science teacher education, and instructional practices in K-12 science classrooms, are included. This book shares knowledge and ideas about environmental education pedagogy and serves as a reliable guide for both science teacher educators and K-12 science educators who wish to insert environmental education into science teacher education. Coverage includes everything from the methods employed in summer camps to the use of podcasting as a pedagogical aid. Studies have shown that schools that do manage to incorporate EE into their teaching programs demonstrate significant growth in student achievement as well as improved student behavior. This text argues that the multidisciplinary nature of environmental education itself requires problem-solving, critical thinking and literacy skills that benefit students’ work right across the curriculum.
Author: Diane E. Kern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-05-30
Genre: Study Aids
A new edition of the bestselling test-prep guide Covers early childhood, grades K-6, grades 5-9, and grades 7-12 Each teset area includes a self-assessment test, subject reviews, and two practice tests, for a total of twelve tests in this test-prep guide The only test-prep product that includes all Principles of Learning and Teaching tests
Author: Robert D. Postman
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2017-11-01
This comprehensive manual includes a detailed review of the Core Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests, including subject reviews with quizzes to help you prepare; two full-length practice Core tests, complete with answer explanations; strategies, tips, and more. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get access to one additional full-length online PRAXIS(R) Core exam with all questions answered and explained.