Understanding By Design

Author: Grant P. Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600353
Size: 67.22 MB
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Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

A Designer S Research Manual 2nd Edition Updated And Expanded

Author: Jenn Visocky O'Grady
ISBN: 1631592629
Size: 15.70 MB
Format: PDF
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"Understanding the wishes of a client and the needs and preferences of the audience drives innovation. The ability to gather research, analyze findings, and apply them to project goals is as important to successful design teams as their conceptual and aesthetic skills. This essential handbook will help readers understand what design research is and why it is necessary, outline proven techniques and methods, and explain how to incorporate them into any creative process."--Page [4] of cover.

17 000 Classroom Visits Can T Be Wrong

Author: John V. Antonetti
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620575
Size: 67.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Most educators are skilled at planning instruction and determining what they will do during the course of a lesson. However, to truly engage students in worthwhile, rigorous cognition, a profound shift is necessary: a shift in emphasis from teaching to learning. Put another way, we know that whoever is doing the work is also doing the learning—and in most classrooms, teachers are working much too hard. Authors John V. Antonetti and James R. Garver are the designers of the Look 2 Learning model of classroom walkthroughs. They've visited more than 17,000 classrooms—examining a variety of teaching and learning conditions, talking to students, examining their work, and determining their levels of thinking and engagement. From this vast set of data, they've drawn salient lessons that provide valuable insight into how to smooth the transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The lessons John and Jim have learned from their 17,000 (and counting) classroom visits can't be wrong. They share those lessons in this book, along with stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application. The authors also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help you consider (or reconsider) your current beliefs and practices. Throughout, you will hear the voices of John and Jim—and the thousands of students they met—as they provide a map for shifting the classroom dynamic from teaching to learning."

Effective Data Management For Schools

Author: David Willows
Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd
ISBN: 1908095466
Size: 69.66 MB
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This latest publication from the ECIS Effective International Schools series provides a simple yet comprehensive guide to the role and importance of data and how it can be used to improve all aspects of school life. International Schools have begun to recognise the importance of effectively managing data. This book provides a simple yet comprehensive guide to the role and importance of his data.

Design Elements 2nd Edition

Author: Timothy Samara
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 1592539270
Size: 44.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Design Elements is a comprehensive manual outlining the broad areas of expertise that graphic designers must master featuring hundreds of tips and examples demonstrating the fundamental skills that contribute to successful design. This second edition evolves concepts presented in the original and adds information of greater depth and detail. It is the most compact and lucid handbook available describing the basic principles of layout, image making, colour usage, typography and visual narrative - and how to put it all together. Design Elements not only offers a thorough understanding of the rules of design, but also shows you how to break those rules without compromising communication or confusing your audience.

Build Your Own Information Literate School

Author: Carol Koechlin
Publisher: Hi Willow Research & Pub
ISBN: 9780931510892
Size: 44.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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While following a general information literacy model, each skill is a two-page spread of wonderful advice on how to teach and assess how well children and teens can practice what they are taught. But this book is very different! The authors present teaching tips for teaching each skill to novices, apprentices, and InfoStars (novice to advanced). Then they give examples from various curricular areas so that the guide can be used across the curriculum and across the grade levels. Their coverage not only covers traditional finding, locating and sorting information, but ideas for teaching.

The Kids Behind The Label

Author: Trudy Knowles
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009674
Size: 18.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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You've had them in your class. Their behavior has troubled you. Their lack of academic focus has frustrated you. And the problem of what to do about them has stretched your every professional nerve to its breaking point. So imagine what school is like for them. In The Kids Behind the Label students with Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tell you what they experience coming to class each day. Trudy Knowles interviewed fourteen ADHD students from elementary school to college, asking them to reflect on their classroom experiences. Their descriptions of thinking, seeing, hearing, and learning will forever change how you approach ADHD students, allowing you to contrast their frustrating in - school behavior with the frustration they feel trying to complete their work and make sense of their world. Knowles, meanwhile, places the interviews in a sensitive yet pragmatic context, defining the disorder, helping you recognize specific symptoms, and offering advice on improving the educational lives of ADHD kids by examining your practices from their point of view. In America, as many as 25 million people are diagnosed with ADHD; chances are you're teaching at least one of them. If so, don't lose patience. Pick up The Kids Behind the Label and read the thoughts of the students often branded as problem children. You'll soon discover that they want a meaningful educational experience, and that, by listening to them, you can provide it.