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Teaching in the Cracks

By Brian D. Schultz
  • ISBN Code: : 0807775681
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Pages : 127
  • Category : Education
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This engaging book shows how teachers and schools are creating emergent, democratic, progressive education amidst the current context of high stakes accountability. In this follow-up to his bestseller, Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way, Schultz explores how today’s rhetoric and restrictive mandates result in curriculum that fails to capture the attention of students. For meaningful learning that develops transferable skills and engages students, teachers and sometimes whole schools need to find spaces to “teach in the cracks” so that students can connect with issues relevant to their lives. Teaching in the Cracks provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for incorporating an action-focused curriculum that meets academic standards and provides students with opportunities for agency and to use their voices in their own learning. “Through compelling examples, Brian Schultz shares how educators can help students use their powers.” —From the Foreword by Deborah Meier, teacher, principal, and advocate “This book is an invitation to rethink teaching from top to bottom, to dive into classroom life as a passionate adventure in discovery and surprise.” —From the Afterword by William Ayers, education activist “For teachers who genuinely seek to make a difference through their work, this book will be a helpful resource.” —Pedro A. Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles

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Effective Learning and Teaching in Engineering

By Caroline Baillie,Ivan Moore
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134312091
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Education
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Written to meet the need of teachers, lecturers and tutors at all stages in their career, this is the authoritative handbook for anyone wanting to and understanding the key issues, best practices and new developments in the world of engineering education and training. The book is divided into sections which analyse what students should be learning, how they learn, and how the teaching and learning process and your own practice can be improved. With contributions from experts around the world and a wealth of innovative case study material, this book is an essential purchase for anyone teaching engineering today. The 'Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education' series deals with improving practice in higher education. Each title is written to meet the needs of those seeking professional accreditation and wishing to keep themselves up to date professionally.

An A-Z of Creative Teaching in Higher Education

By Sylvia Ashton,Rachel Stone
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1529757029
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Education
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HE students rightly have high expectations of their lecturers and tutors. As staff in HE adapt their teaching to fit the changing share of HE, more support is needed. This A-Z guide is an essential resource to support those teaching in HE today to enhance their practice. This text is a rich source of innovative approaches for learning and teaching in HE. It addresses some common issues faced by lecturers in HE and includes case studies and practical suggestions for teaching. The text takes a critical approach to exploring themes from different perspectives and highlights important and recent theory in the field. This second edition includes more content on teaching and learning online, a new chapter on decolonising the curriculum and many more updates throughout.

Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of U.S. Curriculum

By Wayne Au,Anthony L. Brown,Dolores Calderón
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 080777393X
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Education
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Primary Science Education in East Asia

By Yew-Jin Lee,Jason Tan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319971670
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 480
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This edited volume is a state-of-the-art comparison of primary science education across six East-Asian regions; namely, the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and Singapore. While news of educational policies, classroom teaching, assessment, and other educational innovations here often surface in the international media, this book brings together for the first time relevant information regarding educational systems and strategies in primary science in East Asia. Above all, it is a readable yet comprehensive survey—readers would have an accurate sense of what has been accomplished, what has not worked so well, and what remains to be done. Invited experts in comparative education research and/or science education also provide commentary by discussing common themes across the six regions. These types of critical synoptic reviews add much value by enabling readers to understand broad commonalities and help synthesize what must surely be a bewildering amount of very interesting albeit confusing body of facts, issues, and policies. Education in East Asia holds many lessons (both positive and negative) to offer to the rest of the world to which this volume is a timely contribution to the literature.

Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine

By Robert L. Rogers,Amal Mattu,Michael E. Winters,Joseph P. Martinez,Terrence Mulligan
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118469712
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 614
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Emergency medicine attendings who wish to hone their teachingskills can find a number of books on educational strategies writtenby physicians from other disciplines. However, until thepublication of the first edition of this book, they did not haveaccess to a text written by emergency medicine physicians onmethods of teaching that are directly applicable to teaching EM.This book was compiled to meet that need. Following the introductory section, which provides importantbackground information, the book’s contents are organizedinto 4 sections that correspond to the core needs and interests ofEM educators: Section 2 focuses on practical and ethicalconsiderations of teaching in the ED; Section 3 provides strategiesfor teaching specific groups of learners; Section 4 looks at theskills that are characteristic of the best EM educators; andSection 5 looks indepthly at specific teaching techniques andstrategies. Now more than ever this book addresses the needs of physicianeducators from all over the world. New chapters discuss lecturingto an international audience; using simulation as a teaching tool;how to make journal club work for you, and other topics that are ofbroad interest to medical educators in this field. Ingeneral, each chapter has been updated and reviewed to make surethe content was something that emergency physician educators coulduse in any country . The chapter contributors are widely regarded as leaders in thefield of emergency medicine education and faculty development.Authors were given free rein to develop their chapters and write intheir own style. They were asked to present their personal views onhow to successfully teach the art of emergency medicine, ratherthan review evidence-based guidelines regarding medical education.As a result, most of the chapters have few references. Thisfirst-person approach to a multi-authored textbook yields acompilation that varies in style from chapter to chapter andexposes the reader to a variety of communication techniques.

Illiterate America

By Jonathan Kozol
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Book Code : 0307800571
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 104
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It is startling and it is shaming: in a country that prides itself on being among the most enlightened in the world, 25 million American adults cannot read the poison warnings on a can of pesticide, a letter from their child’s teacher, or the front page of a newspaper. An additional 35 million read below the level needed to function successfully in our society. The United States ranks forty-ninth among 158 member nations of the UN in literacy, and wastes over $100 billion annually as a result. The problem is not merely an embarrassment, it is a social and economic disaster. In Illiterate America, Jonathan Kozol, author of National Book Award-winning Death at an Early Age, addresses this national disgrace. Combining hard statistics and heartrending stories, he describes the economic and the human costs of illiteracy. Kozol analyses and condemns previous government action—and inaction—and, in a passionate call for reform, he proposes a specific program to conquer illiteracy. One out of every three American adults cannot read this book—which is why everyone else must.

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

By Balasubramanyam Chandramohan,Stephen Fallows
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134295936
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Education
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As universities increasingly offer courses that break the confines of a single subject area, more students are enrolling on interdisciplinary programmes within multidisciplinary departments. Teaching and learning within interdisciplinary study requires new approaches, including an understanding of the critical perspectives and frameworks and the rearranging of intellectual and professional boundaries. Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education explores the issues and tensions provoked by interdisciplinary learning, offering helpful information for: Staff development Distance learning Mass communication courses Interdisciplinary science courses Grounded in thorough research, this collection is the first of its kind to provide practical advice and guidance from around the world, improving the quality of teaching and learning in interdisciplinary programmes.

A Crack in the Sea

By H. M. Bouwman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0399545204
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai's Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea.

Teaching in Themes

By Deborah Meier,Matthew Knoester,Katherine Clunis D'Andrea
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807774111
  • Total of Pages : 177
  • Category : Education
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How do teachers and schools create meaningful learning experiences for students with diverse skills, abilities, and cultures? How can teachers authentically assess the learning of their students and build on their strengths and interests in ways that enrich the larger community? How can schools be turned into places where everyone is learning from each other? These are the big questions that guide the work of teachers at the well-known Mission Hill School in Boston and that are addressed in this book. Teaching in Themes will help schools incorporate a whole-school, theme-based curriculum that engages students across grade levels K–8. The authors provide detailed descriptions of four thematic units: What’s Baking? Learning Together About Bread and Bakeries; The Impact of Nature and Play; The Struggle for Justice: U.S. History Through the Eyes of African-Americans; and Astronomical Inquiries. Readers will see how teachers and students design “emergent inquiries” within the themes and create artwork, music, presentations, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences that support differentiated instruction across the curriculum. Book Features: Examples of whole-school projects designed to create a deep sense of immersion in a curricular theme and to build a multi-age learning community. Details of how teachers developed rich curriculum tailored to their unique students. The insights of legendary educator Deborah Meier on how whole-school thematic units were used to encourage collaboration among teachers. An afterword by teachers (and film makers) about the thinking behind their work featured in the widely-viewed film series “A Year at Mission Hill.” “The schools Deborah Meier created in New York and Boston are outstanding examples of democratic education in action. I will never forget the first time I visited one of Deborah’s schools in East Harlem and saw the joy and curiosity on the faces of children and teachers alike. I took time then to carefully describe the school’s practices, including its portfolio-based assessment system, because I believed the word needed to be spread. I still do. Happily, this new book from Deborah and her colleagues at the Mission Hill School adds to the literature on creative and collaborative teaching and on building trusting and powerful learning communities.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University “Here is a book that shatters the prevailing definition of a ‘good’ school as one with high test scores. Teaching in Themes makes clear the often hidden fact that there are many kinds of ‘good’ schools for children, adults, and a democratic society, past and present. Experienced teachers tell a fascinating story about Boston’s Mission Hill School, its goals, curriculum, classroom lessons, and assessments that will knock the socks off many true believers in only one kind of a ‘good’ school.” —Larry Cuban, Professor Emeritus of Education, Stanford University “Real student engagement is not the result of entertaining instruction; it is borne from students being passionate about their own learning—about becoming young experts. This book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Mission Hill, a remarkably successful public school where the quality of student thinking and student work takes precedence over test scores, and where thematic learning builds powerful intellectual bridges within classrooms and across the school.” —Ron Berger, chief academic officer, Expeditionary Learning

Teaching the Taboo

By Rick Ayers,William Ayers
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807772860
  • Total of Pages : 143
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 887
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Rick and William Ayers renew their challenge to teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to “teach the taboo” in the new edition of this bestseller. Drawing from a lifetime of deep commitment to students, teaching, and social justice, the authors update their powerful critique of schooling and present classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today’s hotly debated issues. They invite educators to live a teaching life of questioning—to imagine classrooms where every established and received bit of wisdom, common sense, orthodoxy, and dogma is open for examination, interrogation, and rethinking. Teaching the Taboo, Second Edition is an insightful guide to effective pedagogy and essential reading for anyone looking to evolve as an educator. What’s new for the second edition of Teaching the Taboo! A deeper exploration of issues of white privilege and racism and war and peace. A more thorough examination of the problems with math and science education, including possible solutions. An expanded exploration of the importance of creative writing for validating individual and community experiences. A more thorough discussion of Freire’s work and comparison to the radical teaching projects of African American activists in the south during the Freedom Schools. An in-depth look at how students can be part of co-constructing historical narratives and analyses. An update on school struggles in Atlanta, Chicago, and Seattle. Praise for the first edition of Teaching the Taboo! “For those frustrated by the thrust of educational 'reform'…this book provides what can be described as both a challenge and a set of alternatives.” —Education Review “Drawing from a lifetime of deep thinking about education and courageous commitment to precious students, Rick and William Ayers have given us a marvelous book. Their devastating critique of the pervasive market models in education and their powerful defense of democratic forms of imagination in schools are so badly needed in our present-day crisis!” —Cornel West, Princeton University “Teaching the Taboo is provocative, challenging, funny in places, wild but sensible enough to be useful, inspiring, and practical for educators who are working to negate the educational madness that is infecting the schools.” —Herb Kohl, author of 36 Children and Painting Chinese Rick Ayers is a university instructor and founder of the Communication Arts and Sciences small school at Berkeley High School, and teaches at the University of San Francisco. William Ayers is a school reform activist and a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.