Thinking Strategies For Science Grades 5 12

Author: Sally Berman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452295751
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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.

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: 42.41 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.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies For Science Grades K 8

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412916518
Size: 76.68 MB
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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.

Teaching U S History Beyond The Textbook

Author: Yohuru R. Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412966214
Size: 63.44 MB
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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.

Visual Thinking Strategies

Author: Philip Yenawine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612506104
Size: 21.50 MB
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"What's going on in this picture?" With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It provides for open-ended yet highly structured discussions of visual art, and significantly increases students' critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way. Philip Yenawine, former education director of New York's Museum of Modern Art and cocreator of the VTS curriculum, writes engagingly about his years of experience with elementary school students in the classroom. He reveals how VTS was developed and demonstrates how teachers are using art--as well as poems, primary documents, and other visual artifacts--to increase a variety of skills, including writing, listening, and speaking, across a range of subjects. The book shows how VTS can be easily and effectively integrated into elementary classroom lessons in just ten hours of a school year to create learner-centered environments where students at all levels are involved in rich, absorbing discussions.

Science Worksheets Don T Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626363714
Size: 47.60 MB
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Bestselling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing science to life in the classroom. Coauthored with award-winning science teacher Warren G. Phillips, this must-have resource includes twenty proven brain-compatible strategies and 250 activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national science content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including: · Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap · Storytelling and humor · Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs · Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models · Internet and spreadsheet projects This book covers a full range of K–12 science subjects, including physical, life, earth, and space science, and provides brain-compatible sample lesson plans. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting new ideas.

Math Teacher S Survival Guide Practical Strategies Management Techniques And Reproducibles For New And Experienced Teachers Grades 5 12

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470574997
Size: 58.43 MB
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Classroom-tested strategies to help new and experienced math teachers thrive Math teachers must not only instruct their students in basic mathematical skills and concepts, they must also prepare them for standardized tests, provide instruction in the use of technology, and teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. At the same time, they must also manage their other responsibilities – taking attendance, planning, grading, record-keeping, disciplining, and communicating with parents and administrators. This book provides efficient and practical information on the management skills necessary to succeed in this most challenging profession. Offers realistic suggestions and strategies for planning and delivering effective math instruction Helps math teachers achieve excellence and continue to be enthusiastic and successful in their teaching careers Includes reproducible forms to help math teachers stay on top of everything they need to do The Math Teacher's Survival Guide contains a wealth of useful tools and strategies that can help any math teacher succeed in the classroom.