Those Who Can

Author: Neil Bright
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475801459
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In any endeavor, it is difficult to know what excellence is without knowing what excellence looks like. Linking theory and practice, Those Who Can: Why Master Teachers Do What They Do illustrates what instructional excellence looks like by detailing what elite instructors do and as importantly, why their pedagogical choices lead to uncommonly good student results. Thoughtfully written, clearly explained, and thoroughly researched by a master educator with more than four decades of public school experience, Those Who Can provides school administrators, education students, and teachers of all experience levels with a no-nonsense practical blueprint indicating what instructional strategies promote learning, what approaches undermine learner performance, and the behavioral principles underlying both outcomes. In demystifying the so-called art of instruction, the approaches outlined in Those Who Can will improve student achievement with little investment other than the time it takes to read the book, the courage to implement its concepts, and an open-minded willingness to challenge the educational status quo of what is for the instructional promise of what could be."

From Master Teacher To Master Learner

Author: Will Richardson
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1942496087
Size: 66.50 MB
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As we gain access to more and more knowledge and information online, the future will belong to those who are powerful, literate, curious learners. That means emphasis in classrooms must move toward helping students develop the skills, literacies, and dispositions to be powerful, self-organized learners. Teachers who are themselves master learners in new, modern contexts are crucial to making that happen.

Teaching For Student Learning Becoming A Master Teacher

Author: Kevin Ryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111833605
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To accommodate the evolution of teacher education programs, this text was developed for two groups: 1) those serving as interns or student teachers as they complete traditional teacher education programs and 2) new in-service teachers who are part of an alternative certification program. The book’s team of experienced educators and authors offers a set of practical tools, skills, and advice that teachers can put into immediate use in the field. The authors also aim to promote a high level of engagement and interaction with the program. TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING retains the reader-friendly style and convenient format of the best-selling Ryan and Cooper texts. Its three-hole punched and perforated pages--along with its 25 brief, to-the-point chapters (modules)--make it easy for busy teachers to quickly find, understand, and use key information related to their most pressing needs. Accompanying TeachSource Video Cases, available in the Education Media Library, are directly tied to the text and allow students to see text concepts brought to life in real classrooms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Children Physical Education

Author: George Graham
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062107
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In this fully updated edition, George Graham, PhD, presents a concise, practical, user-friendly view of what it takes to become a master teacher of children's physical education. The book is contemporary and easy to apply in real-world teaching situations. Dr. Graham knows kids—and the challenges of teaching them. Teaching Children Physical Education, Third Edition,is valuable to future and veteran teachers alike. Future teachers will learn the skills and techniques that master teachers employ, and experienced teachers will be challenged to consider some new techniques for designing their classes, developing lessons, and adjusting tasks for individual children. All readers will learn the skills and techniques that successful teachers use to make their classes vibrant, fun, and developmentally appropriate. Graham, a university professor and public school physical education instructor who was recently named to the NASPE Hall of Fame, deftly weaves research-based information with firsthand experience in a conversational tone. The result is an easy-to-read book rich with practical advice based on what really worksin today's gymnasiums and playgrounds. Bound into every copy of the book is a DVD featuring video clips showing teachers in real-life situations as well as easy-to-print worksheets from the book. The video clips illustrate key techniques and strategies from the book. Those techniques and strategies include how to - motivate children to practice, - build positive feelings, - minimize off-task behavior and discipline problems, - create an atmosphere of learning, - maximize learning, - develop lesson content, - use a problem-solving approach, - observe and analyze, - provide feedback, and - assess children's (and your own) progress. The book includes many practical teaching scenarios that illustrate the decision-making process that master teachers use in virtually every lesson they teach. Other reader-friendly features include - chapter objectives, - author insights that make the book come alive, and - reflection questions that help teachers consider how well a lesson worked and what would have happened if they had taken a different approach. This new edition is also backed by easily downloadable ancillaries for course instructors, including an instructor guide and test and presentation packages. Teaching Children Physical Educationhas become the foundation for the shared technical language that is used in many college and university PE teacher education programs. If you're looking for an affordable text or reference that focuses on pedagogy in a down-to-earth style, Teaching Children Physical Education, Third Editionis a book you'll turn to again and again on your way to becoming a master teacher.

The Qualities Of A Master Teacher Today

Author: Randall G. Glading
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835280
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The profession of teaching has experienced radical change over the past several years. The movement away from traditional teaching styles has opened up the classroom to exciting and innovative learning experiences. Every day students participate in activities that elicit higher order thinking skills and inquiry. These creative teaching techniques place the child in the center of learning. The entire school community needs to understand these current pedagogical practices. The role of the teacher has also evolved over time. Teachers are looked upon today to do so much more, to be responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth of the child. It is important that all members of an academic community, administrators, teachers, parents and students understand the qualities that embody a master teacher today. In addition, aspiring individuals in teacher preparation programs need to understand what lies ahead and the evolution of pedagogy. Effective teaching is the foundation of every academic community. The establishment of a positive culture for learning is the responsibility of each and every teacher.

The Master Teacher

Author: Steve Springer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071496810
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A compendium of skills, tips, and expertise for teachers of grades K-6 Master Teachers are those laudable figures who have decades of experience, passion, and great advice for you, the new teacher on the block. Full of exercises, reproducible checklists, and sophisticated advice, The Master Teacher shares the wisdom and hard skills that will guide you in shaping your “Teaching Goals” and techniques.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students And Other Principles Of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612262
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

101 Answers For New Teachers And Their Mentors

Author: Annette Breaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517261
Size: 72.15 MB
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Being a new teacher is not easy. This bestseller from renowned educator Annette Breaux is THE book that teachers need to get through their first year! The book answers all the questions on new teachers’ minds, such as: How do you actually manage a classroom of students? How do you get them to care? How do you find time to plan your lessons, grade student work, attend meetings, and communicate with parents? Annette addresses these issues (and many, many more!) with practical strategies and heartfelt advice. New to the third edition is a special section on teaching amidst growing concerns over high-stakes assessments and standards.

Student Teaching

Author: Dede Faltot Rittman
Publisher: Word Assn Pub
ISBN: 9781633850101
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After thirty-seven years of teaching, Dede Rittman has something to say to those entering the profession. Students do judge you by your appearance--and appearance includes everything from your perfume to how much "bling" is your thing. Students come to school with many problems, and the role of "teacher" requires more than just knowing subject matter. Students will try harder when they believe the teacher "likes" them. Show students that you are a pleasant person - but remember that you are the teacher, not their friend. Students share qualities of a "good" and a "not so good" teacher with Dede, and she shares their list with you - a must-see for new teachers! Students have successes and failures and real feelings. To be a good teacher, remember that you are not teaching a subject, you are teaching human beings. Student Teaching: The Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher will make certain the novice enters the classroom as a master of the three C's--Confidence, Communication, and Creativity.

The Teacher Development Continuum In The United States And China

Author: U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309151635
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In 1999, Liping Ma published her book Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in the United States and China, which probed the kinds of knowledge that elementary school teachers need to convey mathematical concepts and procedures effectively to their students. Later that year, Roger Howe, a member of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI), reviewed the book for the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, concluding that it 'has lessons for all educational policymakers.' Intrigued by the idea of superrank teachers, the USNC/MI sponsored a workshop entitled 'The Teacher Development Continuum in the United States and China'. The purpose of the workshop was to examine the structure of the mathematics teaching profession in the United States and China. The main presentations and discussion from the workshop are summarized in this volume.