The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989598
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Education

Simple changes in a teacher's language can bring about profound changes in students and classrooms. By paying attention to your words and tone of voice, you will: Increase students' engagement with academicsBuild positive communityMore effectively manage your classroom That is the message of The Power of Our Words, a book that has changed the teaching lives of tens of thousands of educators since it was first published in 2007. In this updated second edition you will find practical information to help you: Lead students in envisioning themselves achieving successUse questions that encourage deep and creative thinkingListen to students in ways that support their growthReinforce students efforts and remind or redirect them when they go off track. Throughout, you will find an increased emphasis on using teacher language to support academic engagement and critical thinking skills as called for in the Common Core State Standards. And an updated, livelier format makes this second edition even easier to read.

The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools Incorporated
ISBN: 1892989182
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Education

Language may be a teacher's most powerful tool. Every day the words, phrases, tone, and pace you use have the power to help students develop self-control, build their sense of belonging, and gain skills and knowledge.This book, by an author with more than twenty years of experience teaching children and educators, will help you recognize the influence your words have on the children you teach. It will show you how to use language more skillfully, building a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. Full of practical tips, real life anecdotes, and concrete examples, this warm and thought- provoking guide includes specific suggestions about language to adopt and language to avoid. Topics include: using language to help children envision success; open-ended questions that stretch children's thinking; listening and using silence skillfully; the 3 Rs of teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting; saying what you mean and meaning what you say; giving brief, concrete instructions; offering meaningful, specific encouragement. The sensible approach this book advocates is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide. It offers ideas beginners can try immediately and a wealth of guidance and support for those farther along in the process of changing their language.

The Power of Our Words

Author: Paula Denton
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989185
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Language may be a teacher's most powerful tool. Every day the words, phrases, tone, and pace you use have the power to help students develop self-control, build their sense of belonging, and gain skills and knowledge.This book, by an author with more than twenty years of experience teaching children and educators, will help you recognize the influence your words have on the children you teach. It will show you how to use language more skillfully, building a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. Full of practical tips, real life anecdotes, and concrete examples, this warm and thought- provoking guide includes specific suggestions about language to adopt and language to avoid. Topics include: using language to help children envision success; open-ended questions that stretch children's thinking; listening and using silence skillfully; the 3 Rs of teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting; saying what you mean and meaning what you say; giving brief, concrete instructions; offering meaningful, specific encouragement. The sensible approach this book advocates is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide. It offers ideas beginners can try immediately and a wealth of guidance and support for those farther along in the process of changing their language.

Choice Words

Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571103895
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Education

Describes how elementary teachers can build healthy learning communities through language, providing examples of words, phrases, and language use to help students become strategic thinkers and develop literacy skills.

Use Your Words

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 9781605543185
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Education

Understanding how the ways that teachers talk to children helps them to develop language skills.

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

Author: Caltha Crowe
Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch
ISBN: 9781892989321
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Arguing, excluding classmates, forming cliques, "forgetting" to do homework, refusing to do work, balking at sharing. These problems, so common in elementary classrooms, can disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. This book gives you five strategies for working with children to solve these sorts of problems. You'll learn to use: problem-solving conferences, conflict resolution, role-playing, class meetings, and individual written agreements. With warmth, wit, and deep insight into classroom life, veteran teacher Caltha Crowe guides teachers in making the most of each strategy. She includes detailed steps, true stories from classrooms, actual conversations with students, and answers to real teachers' questions. Interactive planning pages will help you adapt the strategies for your own students.

Teaching Children to Care

Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch
ISBN: 9781892989086
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Education

"Ruth Charney gives teachers help on things that really matter. She wants children to learn how to care for themselves, their fellow students, their environment, and their work. Her book is loaded with practical wisdom. Using Charney's positive approach to classroom management will make the whole school day go better." - Nel Noddings, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and author of Caring This definitive work about classroom management will show teachers how to turn their vision of respectful, friendly, academically rigorous classrooms into reality. The new edition includes: More information on teaching middle-school students Additional strategies for helping children with challenging behavior Updated stories and examples from real classrooms. "Teaching Children to Care offers educators a practical guide to one of the most effective social and emotional learning programs I know of. The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning—a pioneering program every teacher should know about." - Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence "I spent one whole summer reading Teaching Children to Care. It was like a rebirth for me. This book helped direct my professional development. After reading it, I had a path to follow. I now look forward to rereading this book each August to refresh and reinforce my ability to effectively manage a social curriculum in my classroom." - Gail Zimmerman, second-grade teacher, Jackson Mann Elementary School, Boston, MA

The Power of Words

Author: Sean Clouden
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
ISBN: 9780982422748
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Education

This book teaches a simple, special method of approaching new subjects or activities that will allow you to quickly grasp them and get results.

Yardsticks

Author: Chip Wood
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989192
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Written with warmth and humor, Yardsticks offers clear descriptions of children's development. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference helps teachers and administrators use knowledge of child development to shape classrooms and schools where all children can succeed. For each age, this book includes: Narrative description of developmental traits Charts summarizing physical, social, language, and cognitive growth patterns Suggestions for curricular areas: reading, writing, mathematics, and thematic units Favorite books for different ages. What's new in the third edition: A new, brief overview of issues in the development of bilingualism and biliteracy among Latino/Hispanic children A new appendix on the "birthday cluster exercise" for applying the information in the book to working with a whole class of students An updated list of recommended children's books An updated list of recommended resources for teachers and parents.

The Joyful Classroom

Author: Responsive Classroom
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989833
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Education

Students learn more—and with more joy—when lessons connect with their lives and interests while challenging them to stretch and grow. In this book, you'll find practical, ready-to-use strategies for creating active and exciting lessons. You'll learn about: Partnering and grouping students for optimum learning Using interactive learning structures such as Maître d' and Swap Meets to support active learning Incorporating acting, drawing, debating, and more into daily lessons while still meeting rigorous learning goals Infusing lessons with choices in what or how to learn to increase students ownership of their learning Incorporating student self-assessment tools to help children monitor and evaluate their own work and identify ways to improve their learning Filled with lesson plans, precise directions for interactive learning structures, planning guides, and more!

Bridging Literacy and Equity

Author: Althier M. Lazar
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807753477
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

Extraordinary K–12 teachers show us what social equity literacy teaching looks like and how it advances children's achievement. Chapters identify six key dimensions of social equity teaching that can help teachers see their students' potential and create conditions that will support their literacy development. Serving students well depends on understanding relationships between race, class, culture, and literacy; the complexity and significance of culture; and the culturally situated nature of literacy. It also requires knowledge of culturally responsive practices, such as collaborating with and learning from caregivers, using cultural referents, enacting critical and transformative literacy practices, and seeing the capacities of English Language Learners and children who speak African American Language.

Teasing Tattling Defiance and More

Author: Margaret Berry Wilson
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989543
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

This practical guide by veteran teacher Margaret Berry Wilson first reviews why children misbehave, then offers positive, effective strategies to stop 10 common classroom behaviors quickly and respectfully--and get students back on track for learning.

The Teacher s Guide to Student Mental Health

Author: William Dikel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393709728
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Genre: Education

From ADHD to schizophrenia and everything in between, what teachers need to know about their students’ mental health. Twenty percent of children and adolescents have a mental health disorder and in five percent, the disorder is severe. Chances are that every classroom in America will have at least one student who has a mental health disorder, possibly even in the severe range. These students often have symptoms that interfere with their ability to learn. From Ontario, Canada to California, school districts and state Boards of Education are recognizing the importance of comprehensive approaches to student mental health that include teacher education. By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general education and special education teachers have additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? Here, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, who serves as a consultant to school districts nationwide, answers the call with a comprehensive, teacher-focused guide to student mental health. From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences. Teachers will learn the differences between normal child and adolescent behaviors and behaviors that reflect underlying mental health disorders, and will recognize where these behaviors fall on a spectrum, ranging from behavioral (planned, volitional acts that clearly have a function) to the clinical (where a mental health disorder is causing the behavior). They will also learn how to communicate effectively with their school teams (and student families) to ensure that school mental health staff (psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses) will be able to provide appropriate interventions for students in need. Administrators will learn the importance of creating a district mental health plan that clearly defines the roles of teachers, mental health staff, principals, and others, with the goal of establishing a seamless system of coordinated professionals all working to meet the student’s needs. Finally, the book profiles successful programs, provided both by school districts and in collaboration with community mental health professionals, including Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning, and school-linked mental health services. Based on the author’s thirty years of experience providing consultation to teachers in settings varying from general education classrooms to self-contained special education programs for severely emotionally disturbed students, this book will be an invaluable guide for parents, school principals, special education directors, school social workers, counselors, psychologists, and nurses.

The Morning Meeting Book

Author: Roxann Kriete
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989604
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Education

Promote a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior by launching each school day with a whole class gathering. This comprehensive, user-friendly book shows you how to hold Responsive ClassroomMorning Meetings, a powerful teaching tool used by hundreds of thousands of teachers in K-8 schools. In the new edition of this essential text, you'll find: Step-by-step, practical guidelines for planning and holding Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings in K-8 classroomsDescriptions of Morning Meeting in action in real classrooms100 ideas for greetings, sharing, activities, and messages: some tried-and-true and some newUpdated information on sharingGuidance on adapting meeting components for different ages and abilities, including upper grades and English Language Learners.Explanations of how Morning Meeting supports mastery of Common Core State Standards, 21st century skills, and core competencies enumerated by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Sammy and His Behavior Problems

Author: Caltha Crowe
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 9781892989314
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

This extraordinary book draws you into Caltha Crowe's "never quit" efforts to help Sammy, a challenging but charming third grader, gain control of his behavior so that he, and his classmates, can learn. Caltha takes readers into her classroom through rich stories, complemented with personal journal entries. Through her sympathetic eyes, we experience Sammy's defiance, angry outbursts, and baffling responses to stress. Caltha's wisdom and kindness turn this book into the one you'll urge on colleagues, and you'll come away with strategies and structures you can use to help the Sammy in your own classroom.