The Curious Classroom

The Curious Classroom Author Harvey Daniels
ISBN-10 0325089906
Release 2017-04-13
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The Curious Classroom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Curious Classroom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Curious Classroom book for free.



The Power of Questioning

The Power of Questioning Author Starr Sackstein
ISBN-10 9781475821437
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 70
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Teaching and learning cannot happen without questions. Inquiry is the offspring of curiosity and creativity. Questions are incredibly powerful tools that open the world up. In the age of Google, the way we teach needs to change and students need to be reconnected with their early childhood curiosity. Let’s put that control back into kids’ hands by teaching them to question better. The Power of Questioning will help you to make students partners in their own learning.



Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom Author Alane J. Starko
ISBN-10 9780415997065
Release 2010
Pages 356
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The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors âe" to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I (chs 1-5) includes information on models and theories of creativity, characteristics of creative people, and talent development. Part II (chapters 6-10) includes strategies explicitly designed to teach creative thinking, to weave creative thinking into content area instruction, and to organize basic classroom activities (grouping, lesson planning, assessment, motivation and classroom organization) in ways that support studentsâe(tm) creativity. Changes in this Edition: Improved Organization -- This edition has been reorganized from 8 to 10 chapters allowing the presentation of theoretical material in clearer, more manageable chunks. New Material âe" In addition to general updating, there are more examples involving middle and secondary school teaching, more examples linking creativity to technology, new information on the misdiagnosis of creative students as ADHD, and more material on cross-cultural concepts of creativity, collaborative creativity, and linking creativity to state standards. Pedagogy & Design âe" Chapter-opening vignettes, within-chapter reflection questions and activities, sample lesson ideas from real teachers, and end-of-chapter journaling activities help readers adapt content to their own teaching situations. Also, a larger trim makes the layout more open and appealing and a single end-of-book reference section makes referencing easier. Targeted specifically to educators (but useful to others), this book is suitable for any course that deals wholly or partly with creativity in teaching, teaching the gifted and talented, or teaching thinking and problem solving. Such courses are variously found in departments of special education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, or educational psychology.



Sharing Books Talking Science

Sharing Books  Talking Science Author Valerie Bang-Jensen
ISBN-10 0325087741
Release 2017-02-23
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Sharing Books Talking Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sharing Books Talking Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sharing Books Talking Science book for free.



Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading

Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading Author Vicki Vinton
ISBN-10 0325077924
Release 2017-03-23
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Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading book for free.



From Inquiry to Action

From Inquiry to Action Author Steven Zemelman
ISBN-10 0325062579
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 200
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"Students learn to be active and responsible citizens by actually seeking to promote change, rather than just being-supposedly-prepared to be leaders in the future." -Steven Zemelman What really matters to your students? The issues in front of them at school and in life. When students inquire into those issues and know that their arguments will be read with a skeptical eye next week by the city council or published in the local newspaper, they're eager to research and find relevant information in nonfiction texts to bolster their claims. They become committed to write, revise, edit, and correct their grammar. They want to think broadly about what reasoning will be effective with their audience. Want that kind of engagement in your classroom? Whether you teach English, social studies, science, or math, From Inquiry to Action will show you how step-by-step. Its projects for civic-engagement help kids become not only college and career ready but citizen ready. And not ready someday, but right now! Research, argument, speaking and listening, close reading, writing for real audiences and purposes, and collaboration? It's all here, growing through projects that give students choice, ownership over their learning, incredible motivation, and a sense of voice and power that only comes from focusing on and applying their learning to real-world situations. "It's not enough to just talk about change, or practice in mock legislatures," writes Steve Zemelman. "When students see adults actually listening to them with respect, that is when they begin to realize they have a voice and can make a difference in their world." Read From Inquiry to Action and find practical guidance that leads students to the heights you dream for them. After all, we all want our students to grow as engaged, thoughtful citizens in our communities.



What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow Nonfiction Grades 3 8

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow  Nonfiction  Grades 3 8 Author Gravity Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781506376363
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 296
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Focus on decisions that impact readers’ skill development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss nonfiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”



Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students

Engaging and Challenging Gifted Students Author Jenny Grant Rankin
ISBN-10 9781416623342
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 60
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Though nearly 5 million students can be characterized as gifted and talented in the United States, many exceptional learners “fly under the radar.” Because they are not appropriately challenged in the general classroom, they never meet their full potential—in school or in life. Author Jenny Grant Rankin equips general classroom teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. Learn how to * recognize the challenges of each child, * identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and * adjust your teaching to meet the needs of all learners. Filled with useful strategies and poignant personal accounts, this book gives you the “meat” of what you need to prevent those students who need to be challenged and engaged from slipping through the cracks.



Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction Grades 4 12

Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction  Grades 4 12 Author Harvey "Smokey" Daniels
ISBN-10 9781483376561
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 248
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Now THIS is college and career ready! Take your kids on a carefully paced upward spiral of collaboration, with explicit coaching on how to teach the language and behaviors of working effectively together. The added bonus: Your kids will meet speaking and listening standards, while you score better on classroom-engagement rubrics. For each lesson, Web-based slides focus on one vital social-academic skill, while you refer to teaching tips in the planning guide: The first slides introduce the target skill The next slides help model the skill in action You co-create strategies to enhance use of the skill Additional slides help kids practice the skill, followed by debriefing lessons



Teaching Talk

Teaching Talk Author Kara Pranikoff
ISBN-10 0325086761
Release 2017
Pages 168
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Talk is part of every classroom, regardless of grade, content area, or school location. So how can teachers harness the energy of talk to spark discussion, strengthen student dialogue, and deepen comprehension? Teaching Talk is a practical resource that will help you focus your lens on classroom talk, making the most of the student voices and ideas that are already part of your classroom, and increasing the potential for learning. Kara Pranikoff offers suggestions and strategies that can be used immediately, starting with a comprehensive list of questions to help teachers assess and reflect on student talk. Each chapter addresses an element of classroom talk along with concrete examples to help you: collect and analyze artifacts of talk provide opportunities for students to share their ideas create conversations orchestrated by students and grounded in their ideas strengthen both talking and listening in conversation reflect on progress, set goals and refine instruction. Conversation is the currency of most ideas in the world. With Teaching Talk as your guide, you'll help students develop the skills they need to be inquisitive, independent, and critical thinkers in all aspects of their lives.



Comprehension and Collaboration Revised Edition

Comprehension and Collaboration  Revised Edition Author Stephanie Harvey
ISBN-10 0325062862
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 376
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Revised ed. of: Comprehension & collaboration.



Choice Time

Choice Time Author Renee Dinnerstein
ISBN-10 0325077657
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 176
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"In her inspirational, well-researched book, Renee describes the kinds of learning opportunities that all parents want for their own children. Her accessible writing style makes it easy to envision the environment, teaching, and community she describes with such clarity you'll want to get started on her ideas tomorrow." -Jennifer Serravallo "How refreshing it is in a test-driven climate to read a book stressing the nurturing of imagination and empathy that comes from inquiry, play and children making choices." -Deborah Meier "The bottom line is when children are at play, they're not just playing--they're learning machines, and play is the engine that drives them." -Renee Dinnerstein How do you define play and choice time in early childhood classrooms? According to Renee Dinnerstein,"During choice time, children choose to play in a variety of centers that have been carefully designed and equipped to scaffold children's natural instinct for play." In Choice Time, Renee gives you everything you need to set up choice-time centers that promote inquiry-based, guided play in your classroom. Renee summarizes the research, describing the different kinds of play and why they are important. Then she dives into the nitty gritty, providing: blueprints for six proven choice-time centers, with variations a guide to arranging your classroom space to maximize play's value and support the child's growing independence scheduling suggestions for different grade levels ideas to connect centers to the curriculum, giving children greater agency in designing and planning centers. Renee reveals what can happen when you embrace a culture of inquiry, providing opportunities for children to be explorative and creative in their thinking. She believes that, "A child's engagement is the most powerful asset we have for teaching and learning." Give your students choice time, and watch them engage in joyful, important, playful, age-appropriate work that will empower them to become lifelong learners.



Upstanders

Upstanders Author Harvey Daniels
ISBN-10 0325053596
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 240
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For all things Upstanders-including chapter-by-chapter sneak previews, blog posts from Smokey and Sara, videos of Sara's classroom and of them talking about the book, and more-visit Heinemann.com/Upstanders. "Upstanders is about helping young people question the world, build knowledge, become skilled researchers, and communicate thoughtfully-in the service of humanity, not just themselves." -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Sara Ahmed How can we meet today's elevated academic goals and engage middle school kids-but not simply replicate our competitive, winner-take-all society? How can our students achieve an even higher standard-demonstrating the capacity and the commitment to bend the world toward justice? In a word, inquiry. Welcome to the classroom of Sara Ahmed. With Smokey Daniels as your guide you'll see exactly how Sara uses inquiry to turn required curricular topics into questions so fascinating that young adolescents can't resist investigating them. Units so engaging that they provide all the complexity the standards could ever expect, while helping students grow from bystanders to Upstanders. Smokey and Sara describe precisely how to create, manage, and sustain a classroom built around choice, small-group collaboration, and critical thinking. You'll be inspired by what Sara's students accomplish, but you'll also come away from Upstanders with a can-do plan for teaching your own classes thanks to: a developmental look at what makes middle school kids special, challenging, and fun specific lessons that develop collaboration, self-awareness, and compassion a toolbox filled with teaching strategies, structures, tools, and handouts "Point-Outs" from Smokey that highlight key teaching moves "Game-Time Decisions" from Sara that reveal in-the-moment instructional choices narratives that document the incredible work that inquiry allows kids to do ambitious, engaging, and important units on commonly taught middle school themes. What kind of classroom do we want for our middle schoolers? How about one that develops the skills the standards demand and prepares kids to take action in the world right now? We can do it-if we help kids become Upstanders.



The Best Kept Teaching Secret

The Best Kept Teaching Secret Author Harvey "Smokey" Daniels
ISBN-10 9781452268637
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 248
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Your fast-track to student engagement Everywhere Smokey Daniels speaks, there's one teaching strategy that teachers embrace above all others. That single method for transforming students from passive spectators into active learners . . . for evoking curiosity, inspiring critical thinking, and building powerful writers along the way. Now, that best-kept teaching secret is revealed: Written Conversations. Smokey and coauthor Elaine Daniels describe how to leverage these "silent writing-to-learn discussions" structure by structure - Mini-memos - Dialogue journals - Write-arounds - Digital discussions . . . with detailed descriptions, lessons, and annotated student samples--making this the most practical teaching book in recent memory.



Comprehension Collaboration

Comprehension   Collaboration Author Stephanie Harvey
ISBN-10 032501230X
Release 2009
Pages 322
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Serves as a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, student-led, cross-curricular projects.



Inquiry in the Classroom

Inquiry in the Classroom Author Eleanor Abrams
ISBN-10 9781607526308
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 317
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The purpose of this text is to further flesh out some of the factors--specific dimensions of our n-dimensional hyperspace--important to inquiry in the classroom. As such, some of the of the factors have already been introduced, others will be new to the conversation. In our discussions that lead to the preparation of this manuscript, it became clear that each of us was interested in classroom inquiry, and so we each wanted to situate our analysis in these classrooms. For that purpose, our discussions are organized into sections. Each section begins with one (or more) vignette--snippets of science classrooms--that the authors then discuss how this vignette demonstrates some aspect of the specific dimension that they are charged with discussing. Because inquiry is so multifaceted and its portrayals are often complex and nuanced, the discussion of the dimension is broken into separate essays--each of which addresses the focal dimension in different ways. Following the essay, a broader discussion across the essays is offered to support your sense making. As we began this effort, we selected what we understood to be the most influential dimensions of inquiry in the classroom. But certainly there are others that can and should have been included, (i.e., the role of curriculum in supporting (or confining) the enactment of inquiry, the manner in which inquiry can shape students' knowledge, the role systemic efforts can have in enabling inquiry). But given the confines of one text, we've chosen what we understood to be the central components, and these have been arranged into 6 sections. Our vision is that each of these sections can be self-supporting, so their appearance in the text doesn't represent the order in which they must be read. Ideally, the reader would engage in the introduction, then select the section that addresses the dimension influencing classroom inquiry that is of greatest importance. The only exception to this is section 6, which is a specific form of enactment of classroom inquiry; engagement with this section may be best augmented after reading the sections that interest you.



Transforming Literacy Teaching in the Era of Higher Standards Grades 3 5

Transforming Literacy Teaching in the Era of Higher Standards Grades 3 5 Author Karen Biggs-Tucker
ISBN-10 0545653355
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 160
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The Common Core has raised the bar for students -- and their teachers. In this comprehensive resource, master teacher Maria Walther describes the teaching shifts needed to help students meet the rigorous demands of the Core, showing teachers how they can build upon good practice already in place and take it up a notch to address the Core. With charts highlighting changes, sample lessons that take instruction to the next level, and plenty of practical tips and how-to's, this will be a welcome companion for any teacher working with the Common Core. Includes downloadable videos and teaching resources! For use with Grades K-2.