Thinking Strategies For Science Grades 5 12

Author: Sally Berman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412962897
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With reproducibles and a new section on designing activities, this revised edition presents strategies and standards-aligned lessons that strengthen student comprehension and higher-level thinking skills in science.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies For Science Grades K 8

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412916518
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Provides lesson plans and teaching strategies, guidelines for creating performance tasks, methods for effective data-based assessments, and a variety of templates, planners, checklists, and organizers.

Science As Thinking

Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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You are about to immerse yourself in a gorgeously readable and engaging account of how teachers can move science instruction from "hands on to minds on." Wendy Ward Hoffer describes how teachers can extrapolate what is known about good thinking strategies instruction to science teaching and learning. Hoffer illuminates the path for thousands of teachers (in science and beyond) who today work with those who will lead this country's efforts in energy, health care, the exploration of sea and space, and the protection of our planet. What work is more vital to our future? - Ellin Oliver Keene Coauthor of Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition This book by an experienced teacher takes professional development to a new level. Many authors of books designed to improve education try to integrate best research with best practice. Few succeed as well as Wendy Hoffer. - J. Myron Atkin Stanford University Inquiry is how we learn about the world. Every day we ask questions, gather evidence, make observations, and draw conclusions. Science as Thinking shows how powerful instruction can connect the natural curiosity students bring to class to the science curriculum. Wendy Ward Hoffer uses the fundamental scientific principles of constants and variables as a framework for highly effective science teaching. She begins with constants, the basics of science instruction: Inquiry, Big Ideas, Workshop, Assessment, Culture. Hoffer shows how building a teaching foundation on these constants ensures that all of your planning, lessons, and interactions spark students' interests and support deep thinking about science. Hoffer's variables are the practices you select from every day - labs, demonstrations, lectures, projects, and other classroom staples. She illustrates how these variables can be carefully manipulated to maximize student engagement, thinking, and understanding. Science as Thinking is a wonderful resource for new teachers, but it will just as soon be sticky-noted and dog-eared by veterans. It helps you: get started and sustain progress with classroom-tested strategies for implementing, teaching, and refining high-quality instruction make direct connections between theory and practice through planning questions conduct meaningful assessment with sample rubrics. If you're as serious about improving students' learning as they are curious about their world, then read Science as Thinking. In it you'll find highly effective and satisfying ways to teach science and turn any science curriculum into the turning point of a young scientist's life.

The Sourcebook For Teaching Science Grades 6 12

Author: Norman Herr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787972983
Size: 46.81 MB
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A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.

Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks

Author: Kellie Marcarelli
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412954037
Size: 25.66 MB
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Packed with student samples, this resource describes how to implement interactive notebooks in the inquiry-based science classroom, including execution, time management, and grading.

Teaching U S History Beyond The Textbook

Author: Yohuru R. Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412966214
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Aligned with national standards, these strategies and sample lessons turn learners into history detectives as they solve historical mysteries, prepare arguments for famous cases, and more.

Visible Learning For Mathematics Grades K 12

Author: John Hattie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506362974
Size: 19.84 MB
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Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one—it’s about when—and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school. That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students. Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle: Surface learning phase: When—through carefully constructed experiences—students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings. Deep learning phase: When—through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion—students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency. Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations. To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

On Teaching Science

Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937548407
Size: 33.19 MB
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Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K–12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Though aimed primarily at current and future teachers, the ideas covered will be of interest to anyone involved in education, including parents, school administrators, policymakers, community leaders, and research scientists. The book describes how important it is to instill the notion that learning requires study and effort; presents big picture ideas about teaching; provides general suggestions for successful teaching; and includes pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching. With a combination of personal experience and research-based studies to discuss the current state of education in the United States, the author shows how it can be improved through both individual educators and systemic changes.