Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Harper Collins
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.
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.
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.
Author: Beatrice Mendez Newman
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Release Date: 2019-08-07
REA's TExES PPR EC-12 (160) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests (6th ed.) Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Fully revised and updated 6th edition! Our test prep is designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the TExES PPR EC-12 (160) exam and get certified to teach in Texas. It's perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach Early Childhood through Grade 12 in Texas. Written by a leading specialist in teacher education, our complete study package contains an in-depth review of all four state-defined domains and the 13 competencies, including discussions of key educational concepts and theories, as well as relevant laws. A diagnostic test and three full-length practice tests are offered online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers. Each test features every type of question, subject area, and skill you need to know for the exam. Our online practice tests replicate the Pearson TExES question format, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness. The book includes two of the three practice tests in print. The online tests at REA's Study Center offer the most powerful scoring and diagnostic tools available today. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you'll succeed when it counts. Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don't just say which answers are right - we explain why the other answer choices are wrong - so you'll be prepared on test day. This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and REA's test-taking strategies and tips. This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach EC-12 in Texas!
Author: Frederick M. Hess
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Release Date: 2015-04-01
The Cage-Busting Teacher adopts the logic of Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. “Cage-busting is concrete, precise, andpractical,” writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts upon their schools and beyond. Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, The Cage-Busting Teacher is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.
Author: Zhu Yongxin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics
The founder of the New-Style Education Experiment of China provides Western readers with a rare inside look at the Chinese education system The New-Style Education of China details the character and soul of modern education and educational ideals, how to conduct a “new education” experiment, how to establish new education management rules and develop teachers' potential, and how to develop children's classes and family education. Not only does this book discuss the theories of a new educational ideal and the accomplishments of new-style education in practice, but it also acts as an important guide to teachers, advisers, and officials. Zhu Yongxin is a member of National People's Congress Standing Committee, vice chairman of Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and vice president of Chinese Society of Education (CSE). He also works as a professor and PhD supervisor in Suzhou University.
This book displays 37 “Friday Focus” memos, each of which provides insight into a specific aspect of teaching and learning for all to reflect on throughout the year. Friday Focus memos address the principal's responsibility to shape the school culture, provide intellectual stimulation, and communicate effectively. The memos are organized around the school year and provide educators with a wide variety of insights into how to improve our schools. They are typically between 500–1,000 words in length and can be sent out via e-mail to each staff member – not only to the teachers but also secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers. A vehicle for school improvement, the Friday Focus memos provide a step-by-step plan for staff members and principals to work together as change agents for school improvement.
Author: Scott D. Richman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
This exciting book is dedicated to helping teachers and administrators understand the key role that rewards play in helping our students achieve. The most beneficial rewards are the internal rewards of teaching, which can last a lifetime. By finding the rewarding aspects of the profession, teachers can refocus their career on the main reason why they became a teacher_to impact students' lives. This book includes 100 tips to help teachers make their career more rewarding and enjoyable. Each tip also includes examples of how its implementation can transform one's career. We enter the teaching field to teach students and make a difference. By focusing on enjoying each day as a teacher, we will leave a lasting impression on our students and help to change the world, one student at a time.
Author: Adam J. Cox
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships
A leading child psychologist identifies eight essential cognitive skills that every child requires to thrive, including initiation, flexibility, attention, organization, and self-awareness, and offers techniques to enhance each child's capabilities.
Author: Richard Dean Kellough
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2008
Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Ninth Edition, is a highly practical text for pre-service teachers in middle school and secondary methods courses. Readers will find useful, ready-to-use classroom applications for planning instruction, selecting and using instructional strategies, and assessment. Each module includes exercises and posttests.