Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2003-09-01
The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children. The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.
Author: Scott D. Richman
Publisher: R&L Education
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Successful Teaching: Practical Ideas to Make It Happen is written for all pre and inservice teachers, whether they are the 20 year veteran who needs a renewed sense of purpose, new to the profession, or planning to become a teacher. It will also serve as a resource for administrators wishing to help teachers discover the enjoyment of their teaching. This book is designed to be a reference to help teachers make their career more enjoyable and rewarding. Teachers can pick it up at anytime and find something new to add to their “bag of tricks.”
Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth assists the classroom teacher, school counselor, and administrator in relating to gay and lesbian youth and creating accepting and supportive learning climates. David Campos begins with a discussion of the current state of affairs regarding gay and lesbian youth in schools, including a discourse on the developmental milestones, and provides practical strategies for working effectively with these students. The text, concise, yet comprehensive, features: .Two surveys to assess school climates toward gay and lesbian youth .Quizzes about gay and lesbian issues .Personal stories by gay and lesbian youth and adults Perhaps the most salient feature of Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth is that each chapter poses a series of questions relating to today's society, such as: .Why are gay and lesbian youth considered "at risk"? .How does the development of gay and lesbian youth differ from that of heterosexual youth? .What do I do if a student tells me he or she is gay or lesbian?"
Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, What Is a "Good" Teacher? goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classrooms, and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance, along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into your own best teacher.
This book clarifies the core values which all great educators have in common and contribute to school success. For all those who want to create better schools, these factors are at the center of behaviors which lead to results. The 4 CORE Factors are Communication, Observation, Relationships, and Expectations.
Teaching is an extremely gratifying profession, but it can also be draining if you don’t have fulfilling relationships and the ability to avoid toxic, negative people. This unique book, written by bestselling author and psychologist Adam Sáenz and child/adolescent therapist Jeremy Dew, shows you how to increase job satisfaction and personal fulfilment by connecting with others. You’ll learn about the relationships you can forge with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a healthy and life-changing learning environment, while also avoiding social and personal stress. In particular, you’ll uncover how to: Build bridges to connect with students in a positive manner, making a difference in their lives. Interact with colleagues and parents in productive ways. Examine and evaluate your professional relationships. Build fences to protect yourself from harm or frustration and remain relationally engaged. Manage your emotions effectively, and learn how to express and direct them appropriately in the classroom. Throughout each chapter, you’ll find strategies, reflection questions, and assessment tools to help you apply the book’s concepts. Relationships That Work is an essential read for teachers at all grade levels who want not only to educate but also to guide, nurture, encourage, and form deep, long-lasting bonds.
Rather than sounding false alarms about a genderwide crisis in boys' academic achievement, here's a book that cuts through the confusion to explain why "some" boys struggle in school and how you can effectively intervene without jeopardizing the achievements of other, more successful, learners (boys and girls). Drawing from large-scale studies, recent insights on social and learning-style factors, and lesson plans and anecdotes from real teachers, Cleveland equips you with a flexible and practical framework for addressing the needs of struggling male students that: (1) Replaces underachieving boys' negative attitudes about learning; (2) Reconnects boys to school, learning, and believing in being a competent learner; (3) Rebuilds learning skills that lead to success in school and in life; and (4) Reduces the need for unproductive and distracting behaviors as a means of self-protection. Instead of looking for a one-size-fits-all-boys solution, explore ways to identify and respond to specific reasons for underachievement among boys who fall behind and stay behind, boys who drop out too soon, and boys you just never seem to reach. This total solution helps you address: (1) The influence of nonacademic factors on academic success; (2) Factors contributing to the experience of school; (3) How competence can enhance persistence; and (4) How the classroom's physical arrangement affects a learner's success. Each aspect of this book's approach offers you a way to move underachieving boys from a position of weakness toward one of strength--giving them the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
Author: Dr. Marvin Marshall
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Family & Relationships
Parenting Without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own is a transformative book shows parents how to reduce their stress with their children and have their kids WANT to do what their parents would like. The book is unique because its approach is totally noncoercive, yet not permissive. People who use the author's unique approach reduce stress for all involved, promote responsibility, improve relationships, become more effective, and continually find parenting a joy. Disagreements are easily handled, impulsive behavior is eliminated, and conflicts even between siblings are significantly reduced.
This book describes the practices of principals who develop and maintain purposeful learning communities. It applies and extends nine of the leadership responsibilities identified in research conducted by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty in School Leadership That Works.
This book offers experiences and important lessons about teaching and classroom life at all grade levels, illuminating the perspective of both teachers and students. Knitting teacher and student voices together, this book inspires practicing teachers and those who are learning to teach, with universal insights drawn from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college.
Author: Alfred S. Townsend
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2011-10-16
This title provides the prospective teacher with front-line tested strategies and approaches that are based on current research and the author's three decades of service as a public school music educator, department chairman, and public school district music administrator.
A youth pastor—whether paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, right out of college or right out of retirement—has a big job to do. Actually, anyone who accepts God's call to help young people grow as disciples of Christ has several big jobs to do. The youth minister must be a teacher who can communicate the essentials of the faith; a friend who can listen to and be present with young people; a prophet who challenges teens to live lives of justice and righteousness; and an administrator who can manage the day-to-day logistics of youth ministry. Youth Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry provides a biblical and theological grounding for the many jobs a youth minister does, explains what each of these jobs entails, and helps youth pastors identify where their gifts lie and where they still need to grow. Whether you are a first-time youth minister or a seasoned youth ministry veteran, Youth Pastor gives you valuable tools for evaluating your ministry and vocation. It also serves as an excellent text for undergraduate courses in youth ministry. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 Becoming All Things in Ministry Chapter 2 Discipling Teacher Chapter 3 Evangelistic Missionary Chapter 4 Pastoral Shepherd Chapter 5 Organized Administrator Chapter 6 Bold Prophet Chapter 7 Compassionate Priest Chapter 8 Spiritual Friend Chapter 9 Equipping Recruiter Chapter 10 Visionary Leader Chapter 11 Faithful Teammate Chapter 12 Discover Your Ministry Style Epilogue: Character and Competence in Ministry Appendix: Youth Ministry Role Inventory
Author: Jessica Lahey
Publisher: Short Books
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
We are the generation that invented over-parenting. For all our best intentions to protect our children from tripping up - rushing to school to deliver forgotten lunches, or correcting their homework to ensure they gain top marks - we are in danger of depriving them of the most important lessons of childhood. As Jessica Lahey demonstrates, disappointments, rejections and criticism are actually opportunities in disguise. Again and again, the students from her classes who have gone on to become the happiest and most successful adults are the ones who were allowed to suffer the consequences of their mistakes. In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent. She urges us to step back and trust our children, and allow them to experience the joy of succeeding on their terms rather than ours.
Bestselling author and noted rigor expert Barbara Blackburn shares the secrets to getting started, maintaining momentum, and reaching your goals. Learn what rigor looks like in the classroom, understand what it means for your students and get the keys to successful implementation. Learn how to use rigor to raise expectations, provide appropriate support, and meet the Common Core State Standards - whether or not rigor is mandated in your district! This book is filled with practical, use-the-next-day strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. Use the ideas to raise the level of learning for all of your students!
E Engagement Equals Success; Lesson One: Make It Fun, and Learning Happens; Lesson Two: Build Routines, and Everyone Knows What to Expect; Lesson Three: Keep Students Involved, and They Stay Out of Trouble; Lesson Four: Make it Real, and Students Are Interested; Lesson Five: Do It Together, and Everyone Accomplishes More; Summary; F Form Partnerships; Forming and Strengthening Partnerships; Partnerships Are Our Responsibility; Shine a Light on Your Classroom; A True Partnership is a Two-Way Street; Feedback Facilitates the Partnership; Summary; G Goals and Success; SMART Goals.