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The Genius Hour Guidebook Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom

The Genius Hour Guidebook Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Denise Krebs, Gallit (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Zvi Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2020

Promote your students' creativity and get them excited about learning! In the second edition of this popular, practical book, authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi show you how to implement Genius Hour, a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work. Brought to you by MiddleWeb and Routledge Eye On Education, the book takes you step-by-step through planning and teaching Genius Hour. You'll learn how to guide your students as they: inspire learning and brainstorm wonders; develop inquiry questions based on their interests; conduct research and experiments about their topic of choice; create presentations to teach their fellow students in creative ways; and present their finished product for a final assessment. This edition includes new chapters on managing your classroom projects and recommended books. Throughout the book you will find voices from the Genius Hour community sharing real life stories and inspiration. Appendices contain handy FAQs and ready-made lessons and resources. In addition, a companion website, www.geniushourguide.org, offers bonus materials and regular updates to support you as you implement Genius Hour in your own classroom.

The Genius Hour Guidebook Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom

The Genius Hour Guidebook Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Denise Krebs, Gallit (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Zvi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2020

Promote your students' creativity and get them excited about learning! In the second edition of this popular, practical book, authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi show you how to implement Genius Hour, a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work. Brought to you by MiddleWeb and Routledge Eye On Education, the book takes you step-by-step through planning and teaching Genius Hour. You'll learn how to guide your students as they: inspire learning and brainstorm wonders; develop inquiry questions based on their interests; conduct research and experiments about their topic of choice; create presentations to teach their fellow students in creative ways; and present their finished product for a final assessment. This edition includes new chapters on managing your classroom projects and recommended books. Throughout the book you will find voices from the Genius Hour community sharing real life stories and inspiration. Appendices contain handy FAQs and ready-made lessons and resources. In addition, a companion website, www.geniushourguide.org, offers bonus materials and regular updates to support you as you implement Genius Hour in your own classroom.

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow

Author: Steve Reifman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2020

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow contains a wide variety of effective, user-friendly strategies, tips, and activities for your elementary school classroom. Rich with anecdotes and examples, this resource features useful suggestions for creating a positive, cooperative classroom culture, improving academic instruction, and building student capacity. Specific topics include classroom management, social emotional learning, language arts and math ideas, motivation and inspiration, family involvement, movement and mindfulness, and much more. You will also find printable pages, photographs, diagrams, and other helpful visual aids. Bonus: The book's classroom-ready templates are also provided on our website as free eResources for ease of use.

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow

Author: Steve Reifman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2020

107 Awesome Elementary Teaching Ideas You Can Implement Tomorrow contains a wide variety of effective, user-friendly strategies, tips, and activities for your elementary school classroom. Rich with anecdotes and examples, this resource features useful suggestions for creating a positive, cooperative classroom culture, improving academic instruction, and building student capacity. Specific topics include classroom management, social emotional learning, language arts and math ideas, motivation and inspiration, family involvement, movement and mindfulness, and much more. You will also find printable pages, photographs, diagrams, and other helpful visual aids. Bonus: The book's classroom-ready templates are also provided on our website as free eResources for ease of use.

Excellence Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day

Excellence Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day

Author: Michael Horton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Excellence: Every Classroom, Every Lesson, Every Day is the story of the transformation of a principal from new and inexperienced but good-hearted to a highly effective leader and motivator. The realistic fiction story is based upon the author's experience coaching administrators and working with both underperforming schools and high-achieving schools while weaving in lessons from foundational leadership books from both business and education. The principal, Dr. Esposito, demonstrates throughout how she uses these lessons to solve common problems in schools as she gradually changes her leadership philosophy and style. Her lessons come from a variety of leadership books including Drive, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Practice Perfect, The Art of Influence, Radical Candor, and many others.

Stakeholder Engagement Improving Education through Multi-Level Community Relations

Stakeholder Engagement Improving Education through Multi-Level Community Relations

Author: Henry Tran Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2020

This book focuses on the topic of the multiple-stakeholders that comprise the education community across the P-20 continuum. In various ways and forms, the authors of the chapters found within this book promote the importance of engaging with the diverse array of stakeholders in order to truly improve education in an increasingly interconnected world. The book itself is divided into two major arcs, the first of which covers community relations and stakeholder engagement in P-12 schools, while the second addresses those same issues in higher education. When one considers the activities that take place within education institutions, there is a realization that they are influenced and driven by much more than just the educators and administrators who occupy the schools. In the editors' own work, (e.g., see Tran & Bon, 2016), the importance of the inclusion of the viewpoints and inputs of multiple-stakeholders in school decisions when appropriate has been consistently argued, given that the school is considered by many to be a social and communal environment. To address these issues, in this text, this book is lucky to have a collection of peer-reviewed writing that explore various aspects of how multiple-stakeholder input can be used to improve school decisions.

Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990s Warnock in the Market Place

Special Educational Needs Policy in the 1990s Warnock in the Market Place

Author: Sheila Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2020

This book, first published in 1994, explores the impact which changes in thinking and policy at national and local level have had upon the educational experiences of children and young people with special needs in England, Scotland and Wales. Two major factors are discussed. Firstly, there is the thinking of the late 1970s which emerges in documents such as the Warnock report and the legislation which followed it. Secondly, the authors examine the educational policy and legislation of the 1980s and early 1990s which aimed to encourage the operation of market forces. Through the various articles in this collection, the contributors discuss both the common themes and the tensions created by these changes, and assess the effect these have had on special needs education in practice.

Theory and Praxis Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge

Theory and Praxis Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge

Author: Murzban (Indian Institute of Education, India) Jal Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

This book proposes a New Enlightenment-a new way of looking at the non-Western world. Breaking new ground, the essays chart a course beyond Eurocentric discourses (which completely ignore the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin-America) and forms of nativism (which are usually ethnocentric discourses). The volume: Focuses on the historical aspects of knowledge-production and its colonization; Examines the genre of multilinear histories that displaces hegemonic Eurocentric discourses; Enlarges the scope of multilinear historicism whereby Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas are drawn in a new humanistic knowledge system; Studies how colonization is resisted in both the non-Western and Western world. Lucid and engaging, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of social theory, education, politics and public policy.

On the Shoulders of Giants Celebrating African American Authors of Young Adult Literature

On the Shoulders of Giants Celebrating African American Authors of Young Adult Literature

Author: Steven T. Bickmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2020

This first book in a three volume series celebrates and examines the work of four African American authors of young adult literature. They are Virginia Hamilton, Julius Lester, Walter Dean Myers, and Mildred D. Taylor; they serve as the foundation of young adult literature and provide robust stories that center and illuminate African American youth. In addition, this volume also examines the role of the Coretta Scott King Award in promoting access and visibility to authors and illustrators who shine a spotlight on African American youth and society. The chapter authors--librarians and established and emerging scholars in the field of young adult literature--survey the work of Hamilton, Lester, Myers, or Taylor; their accolades; and how audiences initially responded to their work. Each chapter highlights a single work and discusses how it might be taught, providing pre, during, and post reading activities or, in some cases, individual, small group, or whole class activities. This volume is a resource for classroom teachers, teacher educators, reading specialists, librarians, and other educators who study, research, and read young adult literature. This first volume supplements studies in the foundations of African American authors of young adult literature and explorations of critical works by these authors.

On the Shoulders of Giants Celebrating African American Authors of Young Adult Literature

On the Shoulders of Giants Celebrating African American Authors of Young Adult Literature

Author: Steven T. Bickmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2020

This first book in a three volume series celebrates and examines the work of four African American authors of young adult literature. They are Virginia Hamilton, Julius Lester, Walter Dean Myers, and Mildred D. Taylor; they serve as the foundation of young adult literature and provide robust stories that center and illuminate African American youth. In addition, this volume also examines the role of the Coretta Scott King Award in promoting access and visibility to authors and illustrators who shine a spotlight on African American youth and society. The chapter authors--librarians and established and emerging scholars in the field of young adult literature--survey the work of Hamilton, Lester, Myers, or Taylor; their accolades; and how audiences initially responded to their work. Each chapter highlights a single work and discusses how it might be taught, providing pre, during, and post reading activities or, in some cases, individual, small group, or whole class activities. This volume is a resource for classroom teachers, teacher educators, reading specialists, librarians, and other educators who study, research, and read young adult literature. This first volume supplements studies in the foundations of African American authors of young adult literature and explorations of critical works by these authors.

The Teacher Residency Model Core Components for High Impact on Student Achievement

The Teacher Residency Model Core Components for High Impact on Student Achievement

Author: Marisa Bier, Christine Brennan Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Teacher residencies are on the rise across the United States as a successful way to address the high rate of teacher shortages and attrition. The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) has been guiding this work for over ten years, partnering with teacher preparation institutions, local school districts, and community partners to implement best practices for teacher preparation. With an introduction by NCTR on the key components of successful residencies, each subsequent chapter is written by an exemplary NCTR partner who have successful residency programs and who share specific aspects of their programs from which others can learn.

Equality Issues for the New Millennium

Equality Issues for the New Millennium

Author: Sneh Shah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

First published in 2000, this volume is taking stock of equality issues in higher education as we move into the new millennium. It is clear that many positive developments in the 1970s and 1980s have been lost. However, the way forward is not just to reinstate these developments. This book focuses on a number of challenges, including bringing equality issues from the periphery to the centre of education, seeking an overarching framework such as human rights to ensure that equality is interpreted in a more comprehensive and systematic way, including every individual in the deliberations about equality, and accepting that an acknowledgement of the 'needs' of specific groups of students has to be paralleled with educating everyone about their responsibilities in relation to the causes and consequences of inequality. Fifteen educationalists, from a number of higher education institutions, have analyzed their particular area of work in equality, providing the clear message that in the new millennium equality must become truly embedded in real education.