Transformative Professional Learning

Author: Margery B. Ginsberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981859
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This professional development program provides practical steps to strengthen student motivation and learning through research-based approaches to enhance instructional improvement.

Sit and Get Won t Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283850
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make professional development unforgettable Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition: 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards Samples of professional learning designs Guided reflection and application sections

Excited to Learn

Author: Margery B. Ginsberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452259542
Format: PDF
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Transforming student’s motivation as the major driver in the classroom! Excited to Learn is grounded in Ginsberg and Wlodkowski's Motivational Framework for Culturally-Responsive Teaching and includes over 50 teaching strategies for a broad range of grade levels and subject areas. These field-tested and research-validated tools provide a blend of theory and practice educators. The book identifies and provides easily customized teaching methods based on four conditions of the framework: Inclusion (respect and connectedness) Attitude (choice and relevance) Meaning (challenge and engagement) Competence (authenticity and effectiveness) Illustrated through narrative and outline formats, the framework is attuned to the planning needs of busy educators.

Teachers as Classroom Coaches

Author: Andi Stix
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661785X
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the hardest things for teachers to do is to inspire their students. In this groundbreaking book, authors Andi Stix and Frank Hrbek show teachers how to do just that by adapting proven coaching strategies in class. Students in extracurricular activities often have coaches, yet it is students in the classroom who are most in need of the motivation and support that coaches provide. In Teachers as Classroom Coaches: How to Motivate Students Across the Content Areas, you'll learn how to apply the same methods that professional coaches use to help students achieve more in all subjects and at all grade levels. These strategies, which have been used successfully in some of the most diverse classrooms in the country, can help to * Ensure harmonious group work, * Improve organizational and note-taking skills, * Overcome emotional and environmental roadblocks, * Resolve conflicts among students, and * Empower students by allowing them ownership of their work. In addition to the coaching strategies, the book provides sample assessment forms, student-teacher dialogues, real-life examples of coaching in action, and a wealth of cross-curricular project ideas. Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, and no matter the content area, this book has everything you need to fire up students' imaginations and get them engaged, inspired, and motivated to succeed.

Accountability for Learning

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871208334
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to building a student-centered accountability program through teaching, leadership, the curriculum, and the involvement of parents and the community.

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979803
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.

Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0787968935
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In this comprehensive resource, Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg describe how to meet the challenge of teaching intensive and accelerated courses to nontraditional learners and working adults. By making motivation and cultural relevance essential to instruction, they clearly show what instructors can do to enhance learning in classes that can last from three to six hours. Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses makes full use of the authors' twenty years of experience researching and teaching accelerated courses, along with selected strategies from Wlodkowski's classic Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, to offer tried-and-true practices instructors can use to provide continuously engaging learning. Praise for Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses "Part-time teachers who work in accelerated degree programs are an enormous—and grossly underserved—group of adult education faculty. In this indispensable text, Wlodkowski and Ginsberg, two teachers with extensive firsthand experience of accelerated learning formats, provide an accessible, practical, and highly readable guide to engaging learners in these programs. Warm, wise, and down-to-earth, this will be an invaluable resource for teachers in these programs and for faculty developers everywhere."—Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota "Whether you are an experienced teacher of accelerated courses or about to become a new one, I can't think of a better guide and standard-setter than this book. Wlodkowski and Ginsberg have created an instructional theory with practices that mirror the very principles and processes they advocate. Central to their thesis is the need to create conditions that will allow adults' natural desire to learn to emerge; in my view, this perspective is often lost in adult learning courses in the name of efficiency or productivity. That is one of the many reasons this book is refreshing in both its approach and the values it espouses."—Pamela Tate, president and CEO, The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning "What a helpful resource for faculty professional development! The information is strategic without being formulaic. New faculty can use this book as a resource to design their materials and to use their existing skills to help adults learn. The parts of this book that focus on graduate students are extremely insightful."—Victoria Gardner, director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Washington School of Medicine

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119077990
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

Personalized Learning

Author: Peggy Grant
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 1564845443
Format: PDF, ePub
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Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology is designed to help educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education. While changes may pose significant challenges, they also offer countless opportunities to engage students in meaningful ways to improve their learning outcomes. Personalized learning is the key to engaging students, as teachers are leading the way toward making learning as relevant, rigorous, and meaningful inside school as outside and what kids do outside school: connecting and sharing online, and engaging in virtual communities of their own Renowned author of the Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go series, Dale Basye, and award winning educator Peggy Grant, provide a go-to tool available to every teacher today—technology as a way to ‘personalize’ the education experience for every student, enabling students to learn at their various paces and in the way most appropriate to their learning styles.