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Educational psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Educational psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Educational psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Educational psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

17 Things Resilient Teachers Do

17 Things Resilient Teachers Do

Author: Bryan (Casa Grande Elementary School District, Arizona, USA) Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2020

This book will help you learn practical ways to manage the stress of teaching and avoid burnout. Bestselling author and educational consultant Bryan Harris presents strategies for building resilience, including reframing, understanding the power of no, focusing on what you can control, building positive relationships, advocating for yourself, and more. Each chapter clearly presents concise and practical applications you can implement right away. With this guidebook, you'll feel ready to bounce back from challenges and stay focused on the joys of the profession.

17 Things Resilient Teachers Do

17 Things Resilient Teachers Do

Author: Bryan (Casa Grande Elementary School District, Arizona, USA) Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

This book will help you learn practical ways to manage the stress of teaching and avoid burnout. Bestselling author and educational consultant Bryan Harris presents strategies for building resilience, including reframing, understanding the power of no, focusing on what you can control, building positive relationships, advocating for yourself, and more. Each chapter clearly presents concise and practical applications you can implement right away. With this guidebook, you'll feel ready to bounce back from challenges and stay focused on the joys of the profession.

Connect and Involve

Connect and Involve

Author: Robert J. Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Connect and Involve: How to Connect with Students and Involve Them in Learning is a practical handbook of strategies and procedures for teaching at all grade levels-elementary, middle, and high school. The secret to increasing teaching effectiveness is to make small changes in what teachers think and do-and to get their students to make small changes in what they think and do. Every time teachers connect with students and involve them in learning, teachers engage them in powerful ways that make it more likely that they will choose to learn and to do quality work. This book shows how to be a more effective teacher through small changes in planning and classroom procedures. Each chapter focuses on a key strategy, and each chapter head and its subheads are an outline of how to put the strategy into practice. Teachers can preview all the ideas by reading the chapter titles, heads, and subheads. There are no prescriptions here; teachers bring their expertise on the age group, the subjects they teach, and the big ideas and key skills students need to achieve on high-stakes testing. The strategies and procedures provide ways for teachers to evaluate where small changes can make a difference in achievement for their students.

Connect and Involve

Connect and Involve

Author: Robert J. Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Connect and Involve: How to Connect with Students and Involve Them in Learning is a practical handbook of strategies and procedures for teaching at all grade levels-elementary, middle, and high school. The secret to increasing teaching effectiveness is to make small changes in what teachers think and do-and to get their students to make small changes in what they think and do. Every time teachers connect with students and involve them in learning, teachers engage them in powerful ways that make it more likely that they will choose to learn and to do quality work. This book shows how to be a more effective teacher through small changes in planning and classroom procedures. Each chapter focuses on a key strategy, and each chapter head and its subheads are an outline of how to put the strategy into practice. Teachers can preview all the ideas by reading the chapter titles, heads, and subheads. There are no prescriptions here; teachers bring their expertise on the age group, the subjects they teach, and the big ideas and key skills students need to achieve on high-stakes testing. The strategies and procedures provide ways for teachers to evaluate where small changes can make a difference in achievement for their students.

The Elements of Instruction

The Elements of Instruction

Author: Michael H. (Indiana University) Molenda, Deepak Prem Subramony Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2020

The Elements of Instruction provides a common vocabulary and conceptual schema of teaching and learning that is fully applicable to all forms of instruction in our digital-centric era. This critical examination of educational technology's contemporary semantics and constructs fills a major gap in the logical foundations of instruction, with special attention to the patterns of communication among facilitators, learners, and resources. The book proposes a new framework for organizing research and theory, clear concepts and definitions for its basic elements, and a new typology of teaching-learning arrangements to simplify the selection of optimal conditions for a variety of learning goals. As trends in media, technology, and methodology continue to evolve, these historically contextual, back-to-basics pedagogical tools will be invaluable to all instructional designers and educational researchers.

The Elements of Instruction

The Elements of Instruction

Author: Michael H. (Indiana University) Molenda, Deepak Prem Subramony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

The Elements of Instruction provides a common vocabulary and conceptual schema of teaching and learning that is fully applicable to all forms of instruction in our digital-centric era. This critical examination of educational technology's contemporary semantics and constructs fills a major gap in the logical foundations of instruction, with special attention to the patterns of communication among facilitators, learners, and resources. The book proposes a new framework for organizing research and theory, clear concepts and definitions for its basic elements, and a new typology of teaching-learning arrangements to simplify the selection of optimal conditions for a variety of learning goals. As trends in media, technology, and methodology continue to evolve, these historically contextual, back-to-basics pedagogical tools will be invaluable to all instructional designers and educational researchers.

Challenging Perfectionism

Challenging Perfectionism

Author: Dawn Starley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2020

Perfectionism is frequently seen as a positive trait but it can have a stifling effect on young people's education and growth and can negatively impact any student regardless of their level of ability. This guide offers professionals working with teenagers the latest research into perfectionism alongside tried-and-tested strategies to alleviate the anxiety associated with it. The first section addresses the theory and context behind perfectionism, including definitions, prevalence, links to other conditions and causal factors. The second section offers easy-to-use activities based on CBT, ACT and DBT to help young people and the professionals working with them to address the tendencies which negatively impact students' lives and academic progress.

Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Asia-Pacific

Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Asia-Pacific

Author: Susen R. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2020

This book is the first ever handbook on giftedness and talent development for the Asia-Pacific region. It discusses important issues for an important group of students, addresses a gap in the current understanding of gifted students in the region, traverses substantial intellectual terrain, and draws on past and present research literature. The book brings together contributions from 18 countries, providing a diverse, unique and comprehensive contemporary research and practice on giftedness and talent development in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights contemporary issues and incorporates important topics such as conceptions, identification, curriculum, and programmes. Chapters in the book will include a stronger focus on pedagogy that could assist researchers, academics and educators, post-graduate students, families, advocates, teachers and practitioners, and other stakeholders to support gifted students. It also informs pre-service education programmes in gifted education, in-service professional learning programmes, and future research and practice in this region of the world.

A Session by Session Guide to Life Story Work

A Session by Session Guide to Life Story Work

Author: Gillian (Educational Psychologist, Northumberland.) Shotton Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2020

Life story work is a term often used to describe an approach that helps looked after and adopted children to talk and learn about their life experiences with the help of a trusted adult. This book is an essential step-by-step guide for carers and professionals seeking to carry out life story work with a traumatised or vulnerable child in their care. Underpinned by positive psychology and drawing on up-to-date research and real-life practice, the book offers a sound theoretical understanding of life story work as well as a practical and easy-to-use programme of sessions. Each session covers the equipment and information needed, a consideration of who is best placed to carry out the work, and answers to commonly raised questions. Also discussed are age-appropriate approaches and ideas for extending each session into other activities and methods to make it more feasible for life story work to be a shared activity between two or three adults who know the child well. This book gives professionals and carers the confidence to carry out life story work in a way that is sensitive to the child's needs and positive for their self-perception and relationships.

A Session by Session Guide to Life Story Work

A Session by Session Guide to Life Story Work

Author: Gillian (Educational Psychologist, Northumberland.) Shotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2020

Life story work is a term often used to describe an approach that helps looked after and adopted children to talk and learn about their life experiences with the help of a trusted adult. This book is an essential step-by-step guide for carers and professionals seeking to carry out life story work with a traumatised or vulnerable child in their care. Underpinned by positive psychology and drawing on up-to-date research and real-life practice, the book offers a sound theoretical understanding of life story work as well as a practical and easy-to-use programme of sessions. Each session covers the equipment and information needed, a consideration of who is best placed to carry out the work, and answers to commonly raised questions. Also discussed are age-appropriate approaches and ideas for extending each session into other activities and methods to make it more feasible for life story work to be a shared activity between two or three adults who know the child well. This book gives professionals and carers the confidence to carry out life story work in a way that is sensitive to the child's needs and positive for their self-perception and relationships.

A School Without Sanctions

A School Without Sanctions

Author: Steven (Executive Headteacher, UK) Baker, Mick (Headteacher, UK) Simpson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A School Without Sanctions offers an innovative approach to behaviour management in schools, prioritising compassion and behaviour modification over punishment. Drawing on their award-winning methods, Steven Baker and Mick Simpson explain why challenging behaviour occurs and provide a toolbox of non-confrontational approaches that will benefit the whole school community. When Steven and Mick set out to transform their school's approach to behaviour, it changed everything. With the help of Dr Alice Jones Bartoli at Goldsmiths, they developed a sanction-free approach in their special school for boys with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. Far from descending into anarchy, lessons began to improve and student-staff relationships flourished. The school is now rated outstanding in all areas, and more importantly, student outcomes have been remarkable. Steven and Mick apply this experience, as well as their work in pupil referral units and young offender institutions, to explore their strategies for managing behaviour without the need for zero tolerance, discussing exclusions, trauma, motivation and engagement along the way. Rooted in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, this book will revolutionise the way you think about behaviour management, help boost student mental health and academic achievement, and protect teacher wellbeing.

Learning to Make a Difference

Learning to Make a Difference

Author: Etienne (University of Brighton) Wenger-Trayner, Beverly Wenger-Trayner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Today, more people want to know how to make a meaningful difference to what they care about. But for that, traditional approaches to learning often fall short. In this book, we offer a theoretical and practical way forward. We introduce the concept of social learning spaces for developing both new capabilities and a sense of agency. We provide a rich framework for focusing on the value of social learning spaces: how to generate this value, monitor it, and learn iteratively through the process. The book is a useful extension and refinement of 'communities of practice' for those familiar with the theory. For those who are not, the chapters will lay out a new way to approach learning. This volume is written to serve the needs of readers across fields, including researchers, educators, and leaders in business, government, healthcare, and international development.