Stories From The Heart

Author: Richard J. Meyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135469709
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Stories from the Heart is for, by, and about prospective and practicing teachers understanding themselves as curious and literate beings, making connections with colleagues, and researching their own literacy and the literacy lives of their students. It demonstrates the power and importance of story in our own lives as literate individuals. Readers are encouraged to: tell, write, or re-create the stories of their literacy lives in order to understand how they learn and teach; begin the journey into writing the stories of others' literacy lives; find support in their researching endeavors; and examine the idea of framing stories by using the work of other teachers and researchers.

Literacy For All Students

Author: Rebecca Powell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415885876
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The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives â"e multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy â"e it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. Literacy for All Students Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration) Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.

Composing A Teacher Study Group

Author: Richard J. Meyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135459622
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There has been a flurry of writing about teachers as inquirers and researchers as well as books about children as inquirers. This volume brings these two areas together -- teachers and students are inquiring at Ridgeway Elementary School. It demonstrates the importance of thought collectives as forums for student and teacher learning. The children in the primary classrooms in this book are working to understand the world around them and their place in it as literate individuals. Their teachers are studying themselves and the students. No other book describes the way this work affects children, teachers, and the ethos of the school in which the work occurs. In that sense, this book is groundbreaking in that it is an honest portrayal of the joys and sorrows, the successes and the stumbling blocks, the clear vision, and the obfuscating that teachers live as they enact a life of asking questions, being curious, wandering, and wondering. Acknowledging and honoring the many faces of inquiry in schools, this book demonstrates the children's inquiry, their teachers' inquiry, and the place of that inquiry in schools. It lays out the ways in which inquiry is fundamental to teaching and learning in a democracy in which all of the members of the community have a voice in deciding curricular directions and ways of presenting learning. Teachers are presented as thinkers and learners, not merely as technicians enacting others' views of what is to be learned and when. Readers will find teachers dealing with the real issues of life in schools; they will see how teachers can use their existing situations as points of departure for their growth and their students' learning.

Telling Stories In Book Clubs

Author: Mary Kooy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387339272
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This book examines questions in the intersections of narrative, teaching, communities of learning, knowledge, women teachers and teacher development. Stories constitute the heart of this book and the glue that holds the pieces together. This book explores the ways women educators understand and make sense of their lives and develop their personal practical knowledge of teaching through narrative texts and experiences in informal learning groups.

Toward Higher Ground

Author: Peter D. Eckel
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The first decade of the 21st century has been marked by increased expectations for and demands on higher education. Colleges and universities of all kinds are struggling to compete effectively and continue to serve the public's needs and maintain its confidence. This essay, the fifth in a series on the changing relationship between states and their institutions, explores ways to reconcile oft-competing demands. - Publisher.

Reflections On Multiliterate Lives

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd
ISBN: 9781853595226
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Reflection on Multiliterate Lives is a collection of personal accounts, in narrative and interview format, of the formative literacy experiences of highly successful second language users, all of who are professional academics. Representing fourteen countries in origin, the contributors, well-known specialists in language teaching as well as a variety of other fields in the social and physical sciences, recount in their own words past and present struggles and successes as learners of language and of much else.

Teaching Educational Psychology

Author: Phyllis C. Blumenfeld
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
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The articles included in this special issue are invited contributions that extend the work of the APA Division 15 Ad Hoc Committee on the Teaching of Educational Psychology. The committee was established to consider implications of current reforms relative to educational psychology courses for prospective teachers. It was charged to begin a dialogue about the contribution of educational psychology to teacher education and how educational psychology might best be taught to prospective teachers. This issue's aim is to spark a lively interchange about the place of educational psychology in teacher education programs and the roles of educational psychologists as teacher educators with respect to three sets of issues identified by the contributors: * the nature of the field and the relationship of its theories to practice; * defining content and agreeing upon goals for teaching educational psychology to prospective teachers; and * principles of pedagogy for teaching prospective teachers about ideas from the field. In so doing, the editors hope to contribute to pedagogical content knowledge held by educational psychologists. In addition, they hope this issue will stimulate inquiry into what and how they teach, and how they can contribute substantially to prospective teachers' knowledge and skills.