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See below for a selection of the latest books from Teaching staff category. Presented with a red border are the Teaching staff 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 Teaching staff books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Black Men Teaching in Urban Schools Reassessing Black Masculinity

Black Men Teaching in Urban Schools Reassessing Black Masculinity

Author: Edward Brockenbrough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

This volume follows eleven Black male teachers from an urban, predominantly Black school district to reveal a complex set of identity politics and power dynamics that complicate these teachers' relationships with students and fellow educators. It provides new and important insights into what it means to be a Black male teacher and suggests strategies for school districts, teacher preparation programs, researchers and other stakeholders to rethink why and how we recruit and train Black male teachers for urban K-12 classrooms.

Building a Winning Team The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and The Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School

Building a Winning Team The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and The Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School

Author: Joseph Jones, Salome Thomas-EL, T.J. Vari Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Building a Winning Team is about the critical need for schools and districts to promote a positive reputation for the community in which they serve. There is a growing need to recruit and retain teachers in the field of education, and this book addresses new ways to approach what we call the talent equation. We provide stories from real practitioners along with new and innovative ways to approach vision work, branding, culture, recruitment, human resources, and more. This book combines the research, theory, and practical application in both a how-to guide for implementation and the inspiration needed to grow your team to be the best that they can be. At the heart of this book is the notion that great schools consist of great teams that have a winning mentality. If you're looking for new ways to tell your school's story, develop an award-winning reputation, and recruit top talent, this book is perfect for you.

Building a Winning Team The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and The Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School

Building a Winning Team The Power of a Magnetic Reputation and The Need to Recruit Top Talent in Every School

Author: Joseph Jones, Salome Thomas-EL, T.J. Vari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Building a Winning Team is about the critical need for schools and districts to promote a positive reputation for the community in which they serve. There is a growing need to recruit and retain teachers in the field of education, and this book addresses new ways to approach what we call the talent equation. We provide stories from real practitioners along with new and innovative ways to approach vision work, branding, culture, recruitment, human resources, and more. This book combines the research, theory, and practical application in both a how-to guide for implementation and the inspiration needed to grow your team to be the best that they can be. At the heart of this book is the notion that great schools consist of great teams that have a winning mentality. If you're looking for new ways to tell your school's story, develop an award-winning reputation, and recruit top talent, this book is perfect for you.

The Highly Qualified Teacher What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It?

The Highly Qualified Teacher What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It?

Author: Michael Strong Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

In this follow-up to Effective Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Michael Strong tackles the major issues surrounding teacher quality and effectiveness. The Highly Qualified Teacher provides an accessible overview of the research related to teacher quality, and introduces a new method for evaluating teachers based on extensive fieldwork in schools. This timely work clarifies the different definitions of teacher quality and distinguishes between good teaching and successful teaching. Strong thoroughly examines the empirical evidence responsible for identifying the qualities associated with positive student outcomes, including observational measures that are able to predict a teacher's ability to raise student achievement in mathematics. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume is essential reading for students of education, as well as school administrators, educational policy specialists, and anyone wrestling with the federal mandate to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom.

Igniting a Passion for Reading Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

Igniting a Passion for Reading Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

Author: Steven Layne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

When teaching reading, American classrooms often focus exclusively on skills instruction. But how can you teach the how without the why? In his new book, Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steve Layne shows teachers how to develop readers who are not only motivated to read great books, but also love reading in its own right.

Navigating Academia Writing Supporting Genres

Navigating Academia Writing Supporting Genres

Author: John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Navigating Academia is a bit different from the other volumes in the series because it focuses on the supporting genres that facilitate the more public genres that form the building blocks of an academic and/or research career. Included are statements of purpose for graduate school applications, letters of recommendation, and responses to journal reviewers. One feature that these genres have in common is that they are largely hidden from public view; it is difficult to find examples of them in university libraries. Although guidance about these genres can increasingly be found on the Internet, this guidance is often too general to be helpful in an individual particular situation. This is unfortunate because in almost all cases, the individual needs to be seen as both a serious scholar, researcher, or instructor (whether beginning or getting established) and as a collegial but objective person. As a result, many of these academic communications need to be carefully considered, particularly with regard to the likely effect this communication will have on its intended recipients, who, more often than not, are established figures in the field (as with a job application letter). Because of the roles of these genres, this volume also differs somewhat from the others in that it is as much concerned with social academic practice as it is with more formal academic texts. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on academic correspondence that appeared in English in Today's Research World.

The Highly Qualified Teacher What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It?

The Highly Qualified Teacher What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It?

Author: Michael Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

In this follow-up to Effective Teacher Induction and Mentoring, Michael Strong tackles the major issues surrounding teacher quality and effectiveness. The Highly Qualified Teacher provides an accessible overview of the research related to teacher quality, and introduces a new method for evaluating teachers based on extensive fieldwork in schools. This timely work clarifies the different definitions of teacher quality and distinguishes between good teaching and successful teaching. Strong thoroughly examines the empirical evidence responsible for identifying the qualities associated with positive student outcomes, including observational measures that are able to predict a teacher's ability to raise student achievement in mathematics. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume is essential reading for students of education, as well as school administrators, educational policy specialists, and anyone wrestling with the federal mandate to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom.

Ready to Learn Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

Ready to Learn Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners

Author: Anne Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

This timely book explores innovative ways teachers can use play-based activities to build a strong literacy foundation for young learners. It shows teachers how to reconcile the early childhood knowledge that children bring to school with the needs of a more formal education experience. Ready to Learn is committed to creating classrooms that feature collaborative learning spaces where children work with their peers, assume roles and viewpoints, and communicate naturally with each other. Based on the premise that children succeed when their social interactions are valued, this practical book supports powerful learning strategies that use play-based exercises to encourage learning through speaking, listening, creative thinking, and moving recognize the power of math, science, technology and computers in early learning encourage hands-on experiences that are driven by children's own desire to learn respect children's unique home background and the important role of family accommodate the different ways that children develop and learn. This comprehensive approach to learning looks at functional and constructive play as well as more structured dramatic play and games with rules. Socio-dramatic play, where children assume roles of heroes and victims to negotiate the choices they make in real life, are an important part of the book. Classroom observations of children's play moments and activities directed by children themselves are shared, with practical suggestions for how adults can guide students in planned and informal activities to enrich their early literacy skills. The social and shared interaction of learning through play is what informs the literate lives of children. Ready to Learn shows new and experienced teachers how play-based problem solving can give children the best start possible in their school lives.

The Spelling Skills Handbook

The Spelling Skills Handbook

Author: John Barwick, Jenny Barwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Environmental Security - Concepts, Challenges, and Case Studies

Environmental Security - Concepts, Challenges, and Case Studies

Author: John Lanicci, Elisabeth Hope Murray, James Ramsay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Security threats today are increasingly complex, dynamic, and asymmetric, and can affect environmental factors like energy, water, and food supply. As a result, it is becoming evident that the traditional model of nation-state based security is incomplete, and that purely military capabilities, though necessary, are insufficient to protect the United States and other democracies from the array of threats that challenge liberty and the free flow of people and commerce. A more complete picture of modern national security requires a more complete integration of the question of environmental security. The purpose of text is to better address the many aspects of environmental security and to represent this major area of academic research in an introductory text format that can be used in the rapidly growing number of homeland security studies programs as well as related degree programs. The concepts, challenges, and case studies in this text vitally extended such curricula, giving students a deeper appreciation for the critical role environmental security plays in overall state security, as well as for our nation, our way of life, and indeed for the human race at large.