50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom Author Alice Keeler
ISBN-10 0996989560
Year 2016-05-20
Pages 78
Language en

Today's technology empowers educators to move away from the traditional classroom where teachers lead and students work independently-each doing the same thing. In 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach, authors and educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller offer inspiration and resources to help you create a digitally rich, engaging, student-centered environment. They show you how to tap into the power of individualized learning that is possible with Google Classroom.

A Learner Centered Approach To Online Education

A Learner Centered Approach To Online Education Author Lisa Harrell
ISBN-10 9781623962944
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher IAP

The purpose of this book is to serve as a guide for designing, developing, and teaching learner centered online courses and/or modules of instruction. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to online education. Chapter 2 provides information on the resources and support needed to teach and learn in an online environment. Chapter 3 provides information and considerations in regards to the online learner. Chapter 4 provides information on the domains of learning. Chapter 5 provides information on learning outcomes and instructional objectives. Chapter 6 provides information on online course interaction. Chapter 7 provides information pertaining to assessment and grading rubrics. Each chapter of the book includes an application exercise. This book will assist the reader in understanding the important factors in regards to online education. This book would also provide the foundational information, tools, and resource information needed to design, develop, and teach a learner centered online course or modules of instruction. This book would be a valuable resource for any educator interested in teaching online and for those who may already by teaching online. Educators in a variety of areas wishing to learn more about online teaching, course design, and course development could benefit from this book. This book could also serve as a text book for undergraduate and graduate courses related to online teaching, course design, and course development. This book could also serve as an administrative resource and guide for programs developing online courses and for faculty training and professional development purposes.

Teaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms

Teaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms Author Chiara Andrà
ISBN-10 9783319492322
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher Springer

The book presents a selection of the most relevant talks given at the 21st MAVI conference, held at the Politecnico di Milano. The first section is dedicated to classroom practices and beliefs regarding those practices, taking a look at prospective or practicing teachers’ views of different practices such as decision-making, the roles of explanations, problem-solving, patterning, and the use of play. Of major interest to MAVI participants is the relationship between teachers’ professed beliefs and classroom practice, aspects that provide the focus of the second section. Three papers deal with teacher change, which is notoriously difficult, even when the teachers themselves are interested in changing their practice. In turn, the book’s third section centers on the undercurrents of teaching and learning mathematics, which can surface in various situations, causing tensions and inconsistencies. The last section of this book takes a look at emerging themes in affect-related research, with a particular focus on attitudes towards assessment. The book offers a valuable resource for all teachers and researchers working in this area.

More Than 100 Ways to Learner Centered Literacy

More Than 100 Ways to Learner Centered Literacy Author Laura Lipton
ISBN-10 9781452293738
Year 2008-08-21
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press

This updated edition helps beginning and experienced teachers build vocabulary skills, promote student interaction with relevant activities, strengthen fluency and comprehension, and produce meaningful student assessments.

Creative Teaching Approaches In The Lifelong Learning Sector

Creative Teaching Approaches In The Lifelong Learning Sector Author Harvey, Brendon
ISBN-10 9780335246304
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 167
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This practical book explores creative ways of teaching and learning in the lifelong learning sector and provides a toolkit of creative teaching approaches with the potential to transform your teaching practice. Drawing on various techniques and diverse environments the book illustrates a variety of approaches, offering insights and conclusions drawn from a rich range of practice examples and highlighting the potential pitfalls of creative practices. The book tackles crucial issues such as: The characteristics of a creative tutor Boosting your creative confidence, and that of your learners Creative methods to excite and engage learners Constructing a creative session Developing resilience and self-care strategies Throughout the book there are activities, reflection points and extension tasks, as well as the frequent use of symbols and cross-referencing notes to help you see the links between sections. Creative Teaching Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector will appeal to trainee and experienced teachers working in the lifelong learning sector, including further and higher education, work-based learning, and adult and community settings. "So much more than a manual or menu of how to bring creativity into teaching, this book will be refreshing for experienced lecturers, trainers and teachers, and an inspirational as well as reassuring font of ideas for those new to the role. In addition to presenting practical ideas for individuals to use, Brendon Harvey and Josie Harvey's book is uniquely valuable in addressing institutional challenges that can face those introducing new creative ways of working, as well as providing counsel on how the lecturer/trainer/teacher can protect their own well-being when stepping into creative territory." Dr Clare Rigg, Head of Department of Business, Hotel, Catering & Tourism, Institute of Technology Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland "Brendon and Josie have drawn on their wealth of experience to co-author a practical teaching guide to meet the needs of 21st century learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is an excellent guide for both those new to teaching and also those seeking to meet the challenges of becoming more creative and using new technologies and social media more effectively in their professional practise. For the new teacher, there is a welcoming section addressing some of the anxieties which may be present before and during the early stages of practise as well as great examples of what to include in a creative session without breaking the bank! The final section focuses on creativity within the organisational context and introduces us to the 'Trojan Mouse' and the benefits of action research. This is a recommended read for anyone looking to update their practice." Debbie Fletcher, Vice Principal of Leeds City College "Drawing on their own experiences, as shared with us in the stories of their respective journeys from the world of traditional teaching and training methods and environments to that of creative active engagement of and with learners, the Harveys provide valuable insights into and a practical guide for learning facilitators in a variety of contexts to take or enhance their own journeys into the use of Creative Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Complete with stories, cases, and examples supported by provocative thinking points and activities and exercises for learning facilitators, this is a must-have resource. Consistent with their message, this is a creatively written and presented practical guide that inspires outside-the-box thought and action eschewing any attempts to provide "recipes" but rather championing the need for diversity of methods and approaches based on learners, setting, context, and other variables." Tony G. LeTrent-Jones, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, USA, and Elon University, USA

Rethinking Case Study Research

Rethinking Case Study Research Author Lesley Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781317380504
Year 2016-11-10
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Comparative case studies are an effective qualitative tool for researching the impact of policy and practice in various fields of social research, including education. Developed in response to the inadequacy of traditional case study approaches, comparative case studies are highly effective because of their ability to synthesize information across time and space. In Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach, the authors describe, explain, and illustrate the horizontal, vertical, and transversal axes of comparative case studies in order to help readers develop their own comparative case study research designs. In six concise chapters, two experts employ geographically distinct case studies—from Tanzania to Guatemala to the U.S.—to show how this innovative approach applies to the operation of policy and practice across multiple social fields. With examples and activities from anthropology, development studies, and policy studies, this volume is written for researchers, especially graduate students, in the fields of education and the interpretive social sciences.

International Guide to Student Achievement

International Guide to Student Achievement Author John Hattie
ISBN-10 9781136962042
Year 2013-01-17
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Routledge

The International Guide to Student Achievement brings together and critically examines the major influences shaping student achievement today. There are many, often competing, claims about how to enhance student achievement, raising the questions of "What works?" and "What works best?" World-renowned bestselling authors, John Hattie and Eric M. Anderman have invited an international group of scholars to write brief, empirically-supported articles that examine predictors of academic achievement across a variety of topics and domains. Rather than telling people what to do in their schools and classrooms, this guide simply provides the first-ever compendium of research that summarizes what is known about the major influences shaping students’ academic achievement around the world. Readers can apply this knowledge base to their own school and classroom settings. The 150+ entries serve as intellectual building blocks to creatively mix into new or existing educational arrangements and aim for quick, easy reference. Chapter authors follow a common format that allows readers to more seamlessly compare and contrast information across entries, guiding readers to apply this knowledge to their own classrooms, their curriculums and teaching strategies, and their teacher training programs.

Learner Centered Teaching

Learner Centered Teaching Author Maryellen Weimer
ISBN-10 9781118416167
Year 2013-01-28
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Praise for Maryellen Weimer's Inspired College Teaching "The thoughtfulness, personalization, and consideration Maryellen Weimer demonstrates in discussing the experience of faculty members, her ability to identify issues that are shared and solvable, and her suggestions and solutions to commonly experienced stressors and difficulties in college teaching are major strengths of this volume. . . . In a way, it is a 'workshop between book covers'—or perhaps several workshops!" —Laura L. B. Border, director, Graduate Teacher Program and Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network, University of Colorado at Boulder "A book by Maryellen Weimer always displays her wonderful grasp of the literature on college teaching and learning, her ability to tell good stories, and her wit and wisdom. This one is no exception." —Nancy Van Note Chism, professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Praise for Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning "In her characteristically research-based, direct, and practical style, Maryellen Weimer provides a much-needed guide, critique, and road map of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Weimer's new book will be of use to teachers, researchers, and administrators alike and nicely complements her Learner-Centered Teaching and Classroom Research, by Cross and Steadman." —Thomas A. Angelo, director, University Teaching Development Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand "Yet again, Maryellen Weimer has made a perfectly timed contribution to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning does indeed shed clarifying light on the exciting new emphasis on scholarly approaches to teaching. In her distinctively conversational and clear style, Dr. Weimer maps out the nature of pedagogical literature—how to read it and how to contribute to it. . . . This book is the perfect next step in the journey to understand the benefits of scholarly teaching." —Gary Poole, director, Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth; founding director, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia

Start Young

Start Young Author Shannan McNair
ISBN-10 9780873552684
Year 2006
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher NSTA Press

The book includes a chapter of helpful background on the latest thinking about effective ways to introduce science in early childhood. But the bulk of the book is two dozen articles compiled from Science & Children, NSTA’s award-winning journal for elementary school teachers. Start Young! is the age-appropriate resource to help you start them off right.

Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia

Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia Author Michael Thomas
ISBN-10 9781472572226
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

Over the last decade task-based approaches to language learning and teaching (TBLT) have become a global focus of increased levels of research. Governments around the world have turned to TBLT as a potential solution for curricula that lack authentic and meaningful engagement with language learning and are failing to motivate students as a result. This book focuses on Asia, where this shift has been particularly in evidence. TBLT has often been implemented in top-down approaches to curriculum development, which presents a huge range of challenges at the cultural as well as the pedagogic level. Contemporary Task Based Language Teaching in Asia looks at the drivers, stakeholders and obstacles across the region. Some countries have adapted TBLT to deal with the local constraints, others have found it hard to apply and many are still in the process of investigating its implementation in their specific contexts. This collection is important to all involved in language development, from curriculum reform to materials development. It assists from programme evaluation to the setting of assessment standards. The chapters cover all aspects of language education across Asia, from primary to tertiary, private and public education, as well as innovations at local, regional and national levels.

Blended Learning Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Blended Learning  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN-10 9781522507840
Year 2016-08-18
Pages 2265
Language en
Publisher IGI Global

Traditional classroom learning environments are quickly becoming a thing of the past as research continues to support the integration of learning outside of a structured school environment. Blended learning, in particular, offers the best of both worlds, combining classroom learning with mobile and web-based learning environments. Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores emerging trends, case studies, and digital tools for hybrid learning in modern educational settings. Focusing on the latest technological innovations as well as effective pedagogical practice, this critical multi-volume set is a comprehensive resource for instructional designers, educators, administrators, and graduate-level students in the field of education.

Classroom Management Techniques

Classroom Management Techniques Author Jim Scrivener
ISBN-10 9780521741859
Year 2012-02-23
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

"Classroom Management Techniques offers a huge range of down-to-earth, practical techniques that will help teachers make the most of their teaching space and get students working in more focused ways. The book helps teachers anticipate and avoid problems in the classroom, allowing more time to be devoted to useful, meaningful activities."--Publisher.

Handbook of Research on Schools Schooling and Human Development

Handbook of Research on Schools  Schooling and Human Development Author Judith L. Meece
ISBN-10 9781135283872
Year 2010-06-10
Pages 536
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Children spend more time in school than in any social institution outside the home. And schools probably exert more influence on children’s development and life chances than any environment beyond the home and neighbourhood. The purpose of this book is to document some important ways schools influence children’s development and to describe various models and methods for studying schooling effects. Key features include: Comprehensive Coverage – this is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about schools as a context for human development. Topical coverage ranges from theoretical foundations to investigative methodologies and from classroom-level influences such as teacher-student relations to broader influences such as school organization and educational policies. Cross-Disciplinary – this volume brings together the divergent perspectives, methods and findings of scholars from a variety of disciplines, among them educational psychology, developmental psychology, school psychology, social psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and educational policy. Chapter Structure – to ensure continuity, chapter authors describe 1) how schooling influences are conceptualized 2) identify their theoretical and methodological approaches 3) discuss the strengths and weaknesses of existing research and 4) highlight implications for future research, practice, and policy. Methodologies – chapters included in the text feature various methodologies including longitudinal studies, hierarchical linear models, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and mixed methods.

Teaching the FE Curriculum

Teaching the FE Curriculum Author Mark Weyers
ISBN-10 0826488048
Year 2006-12-05
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

This accessible and informative guide provides lecturers with a range of practical strategies to promote effective learning in the FE classroom. Mark Weyers introduces the learning theories that underlie these strategies, and considers how they can best be applied practically in the classroom, and what place they have within a standardized curriculum. He offers advice on planning interesting lessons and learning tasks that also meet exam board specifications. This book should prove essential reading for every lecturer in FE!

The Grammar School

The Grammar School Author Paul W Bennett
ISBN-10 9780887808395
Year 2009-07-31
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Formac Publishing Company

Dissatisfied with the state of in public education, a small group of Halifax parents and university professors banded together in September 1958 to found a school of their own. Paul Bennett tells the story of the Halifax Grammar School in this illustrated history. Bennett describes the many larger-than-life personalities and the ebbs and flows of the school¿s development over the past fifty years. In recent years the School has enjoyed a resurgence, expanding to acquire the historic Tower Road School, and doubling in student population. This illustrated book explores how the Grammar School has influenced education in Nova Scotia by challenging the standards and practice and offering an alternative to the public system.