In an era of standards-based education, this book helps school leaders who are looking for fresh ideas to engage students in the classroom and to educate students as citizens and stewards. Recharging Your School Leadership covers four tenants of leadership to maximize engagement-giving students choice in showcasing their learning, helping amplify students' voices through their work, providing an authentic audience for projects beyond the classroom, and showing students that their work can change their school and community. This book provides best practices for building schools of deep learning and will help school leaders through an inevitable part of their career-the moment when leaders feel weighed-down by the increasingly standards-based environment. Special Features include: * Designed for the busy schedule of the school leader, this book provides quick take-always for use in one day, one week, and one year. * Voices from 16 leaders explore real dilemmas and struggles that today's administrators must tackle. * Tips and best practices for engaging teachers and students. * Grounded in research surrounding the importance of student engagement in maximizing learning *"End-of-chapter questions" for reflection and "discussion items" that promote further exploration and unpacks concepts.
'Jargon-free and concise. This is a very readable, thorough and practical book of use to young people, parents and in particular to school staff in preventing and dealing with bullying' - "Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)". 'The authors drive home the strong message that bullying 'should never be accepted' and how it can be life threatening. There is clear evidence that the training is based on current research. I found the format innovative, with the excellent add-on of being able to download PowerPoint training slides from the publisher's website' - "Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties". 'Highly readable and practical, this is a book that provides details of specific ways in which members of the school community can collaborate to reduce the incidence of bullying in their school' - "Teacher". 'This is a clearly written and well designed resource. It is likely to be of value to anyone wishing to develop active anti-bullying policies in schools and is designed for use as a staff development tool over a period of time, but is also focused on the needs of parents, children and young people themselves. It providers some excellent guidance on writing an anti-bullying policy, a useful overview of practical strategies to prevent and counter bullying, helpful advice for parents of children who are being bullied, or children who are involved in bullying others ' - SENCO Update. 'I like the book's message: Bullying is an activity rather than a stereotypical role. It's no blame approach aims to modify behaviour to avoid provoking a cycle of escalating violence' - "The Psychologist". 'This excellent book begins by dispelling some myths, hoping to offer schools constructive ways to tackle this deep-seated problem. Clear courses of action are set out, including some for parents whose children are bullying others, and there are photocopiable training resources in the appendices' - "TES Special Needs". 'This is a carefully considered and road-tested book that could be an invaluable resource to staff seeking to develop their school's response to bullying'- "Journal of In-Service Education". '"Dealing with Bullying in Schools" is a very readable book and should be available in every school in the country. What the book emphasizes is that bullying is everyone's problem not merely teacher. This includes the Head of the school, parents and everyone who is part of the community within the school' - Dr L F Lowenstein, Educational, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Consultant. 'The book is strong on practical information, including handouts and overhead projector sheets, for training staff, students and parents' - Geoff Barton, "Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine". Developed from training courses run by the two authors on the subject of dealing with bullying in schools, this book is designed to work as a training manual. It is geared towards the needs of the class teacher, the school management team, the bullied, the bullies and the parents of both parties. Each chapter offers a set of resources with commentaries for these different groups, so that the reader is provided with a complete pack of advice, guidance and resources. The book includes: a step-by-step guide to formulating an anti-bullying policy for your school; suggested strategies for countering and preventing bullying; detailed advice on working with parents; clear guidance for parents on what to do if their child is being bullied or is doing the bullying; tailor-made presentations to use with colleagues and parents. Anyone involved in this issue in a school setting should find this book invaluable.
What are the behaviors or actions that teachers take to create high quality original curricula and programs for their students?Ã¿ The authors have searched out the most creative and adventurous teachers they could find and have weaved their real-life stories into the text.Ã¿ The text shows how teachers can inspire their students while still meeting the federal, state, and local guidelines and testing standards required in today's classrooms.Ã¿
Ã¿Chapter One begins with a new, updated Reflected Action in Teaching Model designed for teachers who are planning with standards in mind.Ã¿ Each chapter then begins with a new case of how a teacher has tackled a problem in this standards-based environment applying this model.Ã¿ Both hands-on and practical, the text also addresses how to incorporate technology in the classroom, empowering students to resolve conflicts, and preventing bullying.Ã¿ Ã¿
In this sixth edition of Teaching in the Elementary School the reflective action model is explained and illustrated through new and expanded engaging case studies and classroom examples that illustrate how chapter concepts can be applied to the classroom. Readers will also find valuable coverage of differentiated instruction and collaboration. In addition, beginning teachers will find practical rubrics to help assess their continuing growthÃ¿ in such areas as classroom management, clarity and pacing of instruction, use of voice and body language, and much more!Ã¿ Ã¿The real-life examples will encourage new teachers to be as reflective, creative, and independent as possible in today's teaching world.
This book was written to arm engineers qualified and knowledgeable in the area of VLSI circuits with the essential knowledge they need to get into this exciting field and to help those already in it achieve a higher level of proficiency. Few people truly understand how a large chip is developed, but an understanding of the whole process is necessary to appreciate the importance of each part of it and to understand the process from concept to silicon. It will teach readers how to become better engineers through a practical approach of diagnosing and attacking real-world problems.
This book, "A key to Arithmetic for schools," by Barnard Smith, is a replication of a book originally published before 1856. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.