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Student Teaching by
Call Number: Main Stacks LB2157. A3 G57 2000
Publication Date: 1999-11-16
Text is appropriate for Student Teaching/Field Experience/Internship courses, Methods of Teaching, at the graduate and undergraduate levels.This highly interactive text is unique to the student teaching experience because it promotes student reflection on recognized best practices and personal growth as a professional teacher. Rather than reading about situations and typical teaching problems, the text sequentially guides the new teacher in the process of identifying, analyzing, and dialoguing teaching and learning strategies. The text emphasizes the importance of the beginning teacher's involvement in building a professional life as a reflective educator.
Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner by
Call Number: Oversize Stacks LB1031 .C73 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-22
Activate learning with practical techniques that put brain research and technology into practice! The changes and complexities of the adolescent mind bring unique challenges as well as opportunities to the classroom. This valuable resource for student-centered teaching provides keys to curriculum design, instruction, and assessment within the context of a developmentally appropriate, differentiated approach. Translating the latest brain research into practical classroom strategies, the author focuses on the adolescent learner and outlines brain-compatible instructional strategies applicable to all students, including English Language Learners, gifted populations, and others with special needs. Readers will encounter a six-point differentiated model based on adolescents' need for personal connection, appropriate intellectual challenge, emotional engagement, guided social interaction, metacognitive development, and a supportive learning environment. The guide also equips teachers with ready-to-use tips, tools, and resources, including: Ways to capitalize on technology to enhance differentiated instruction Brain-friendly strategies grounded in current neuroscience research and universal design for learning (UDL) Straightforward explanations on how changes in adolescent brain structure impact learning Techniques to create and manage a classroom environment aligned with adolescents' specific developmental needs Focusing on learners' intellectual, social, and emotional development, Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner offers a proven plan for teachers to create meaningful learning experiences that inspire students to take control of their own learning.
Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition by
Call Number: Main Stacks LB1631 .B44 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-30
An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume. New to This Edition *Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book. *Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction. *Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.
The Power of the Adolescent Brain by
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society.In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace.Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices.There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today's test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference--in school and beyond--when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.
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