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Students & student organisations

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Empowering our Students for the Future Encouraging Self-Direction and Life-Long Learning

Empowering our Students for the Future Encouraging Self-Direction and Life-Long Learning

Author: Scott D. Wurdinger Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Educators of every kind such as school superintendents, principals, teachers, higher education practitioners, community organizers and even students will gain essential skills, resources and examples to encourage and support individual as well as collective empowerment from early childhood education through college in both traditional classrooms and in the broader community. Working toward the goal of empowering young people as active citizens, this collection of chapters presents voices from across the broad community of educators who share their successful individual work of methods and practices that empower young people to engage in their own agency. By using student centered practices in and out of the classroom, their stories demonstrate multiple ways to successfully achieve these ends. The book clearly and effectively presents these concepts: How to encourage self-directed learning; methods and examples of participatory practices and inquiry methods; strategies designing and supporting Problem Based Learning; models for civic engagement; organizing strategies; and practices related to Critical Race Theory. This collection can provide practitioners with strategies and skills that will encourage and develop self-confidence and self-direction in many arenas working together to create change in a democratic landscape as youth learn to use their power.

Empowering our Students for the Future Encouraging Self-Direction and Life-Long Learning

Empowering our Students for the Future Encouraging Self-Direction and Life-Long Learning

Author: Scott D. Wurdinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Educators of every kind such as school superintendents, principals, teachers, higher education practitioners, community organizers and even students will gain essential skills, resources and examples to encourage and support individual as well as collective empowerment from early childhood education through college in both traditional classrooms and in the broader community. Working toward the goal of empowering young people as active citizens, this collection of chapters presents voices from across the broad community of educators who share their successful individual work of methods and practices that empower young people to engage in their own agency. By using student centered practices in and out of the classroom, their stories demonstrate multiple ways to successfully achieve these ends. The book clearly and effectively presents these concepts: How to encourage self-directed learning; methods and examples of participatory practices and inquiry methods; strategies designing and supporting Problem Based Learning; models for civic engagement; organizing strategies; and practices related to Critical Race Theory. This collection can provide practitioners with strategies and skills that will encourage and develop self-confidence and self-direction in many arenas working together to create change in a democratic landscape as youth learn to use their power.

Born with a Spirit of Protest Giving Children a Voice of Importance

Born with a Spirit of Protest Giving Children a Voice of Importance

Author: Craig Carpenter Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2019

School shootings are on the increase and it often seems like another shooting is just a matter of time. The emphasis on encouragement groups , as a method of preventing gun violence, is dealt with in practical terms. Students will learn to help each other before a perpetrator becomes discouraged enough to shoot other children. The reader will also experience the logic of a young person who verbalizes suicidal ideations and another who develops an eating disorder. Varying strategies to overcome these obstacles is also presented.

Born with a Spirit of Protest Giving Children a Voice of Importance

Born with a Spirit of Protest Giving Children a Voice of Importance

Author: Craig Carpenter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2019

School shootings are on the increase and it often seems like another shooting is just a matter of time. The emphasis on encouragement groups , as a method of preventing gun violence, is dealt with in practical terms. Students will learn to help each other before a perpetrator becomes discouraged enough to shoot other children. The reader will also experience the logic of a young person who verbalizes suicidal ideations and another who develops an eating disorder. Varying strategies to overcome these obstacles is also presented.

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents Tools for Developing Awareness

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents Tools for Developing Awareness

Author: Oren Jay Sofer, Matthew, PhD Brensilver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice- with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability and self-awareness-than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. In this comprehensive curriculum developed at Mindful Schools, Oren Jay Sofer and Matthew Brensilver provide twenty five brief (twenty-to-thirty-minute) lessons that supply a framework for mindfulness instruction that can be expanded or condensed according to the needs of students. Each lesson includes a science supplement with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarising key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students. Users of the curriculum may also be interested in the instructional resource written from a similar perspective by these authors with JoAnna Hardy: Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents.

Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Arab Newcomer Students A Journey in Transition Between the East and the West

Cross-Cultural Schooling Experiences of Arab Newcomer Students A Journey in Transition Between the East and the West

Author: Nesreen Elkord Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

This book presents Arab immigrant youths' voices through storytelling that reveals the challenges and achievements they experience at school and at home in a Canadian educational context. While Arab immigration to Canada dates back to the late eighteenth century, Canada has witnessed a significant rise in Arab immigration rates over the last twenty-five years, marking the fastest growth among all immigrant groups.These stories highlight the complexity of Arab-Canadian youths' cross-cultural schooling experiences and provide valuable opportunities for reciprocal learning among all stakeholders in Canadian schools. With an educator's vision, Elkord foregrounds the tensions between Arab youths' home and school experiences to help build bridges and make high school less opaque to Arab immigrant students and their parents, while offering insights into multicultural education and resources for teacher education.

Teach Me, Teacher Life Lessons That Taught Me How to Be a Better Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher Life Lessons That Taught Me How to Be a Better Teacher

Author: Jacob Chastain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2019

Building Community Stories and Strategies for Future Learning Community Faculty and Professionals

Building Community Stories and Strategies for Future Learning Community Faculty and Professionals

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Learning communities are now an integral part of campus life at colleges and universities. They help to create smooth transitions for first-year students, positively influencing intellectual and social development and leading to greater satisfaction with the undergraduate experience. The essays collected here bring into focus the challenges, lessons, and practices that emerge from this effort. The first section of the book examines the history of the learning community movement and strategies for assessing the effectiveness of programs. The second shows learning communities in operation from a variety of perspectives.

Reframing Campus Conflict Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens

Reframing Campus Conflict Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2019

How many hate or bias incidents occurred on your campus this past year? Did any students opt out of filing formal charges? How many completed a formal resolution process, and what happened? Would you have liked to have other conflict resolution options? Social justice theory provides the lens for expanding our conception of student conduct administration, and the foundation for considering systemic changes in practice - changes that are vital to address the concerns and issues raised by an increasingly diverse student population. Using this lens, this book casts new light on existing principles and current practices; makes issues of power, privilege and oppression manifest; and offers a vision for expanding resolution practices to empower today's students to resolve their own conflicts. Complementing the Model Student Disciplinary Code , this book opens up a whole new range of approaches and models that readers can adapt to their institutional circumstances. Starting from the principle that systems and models are vehicles through which to act on our values, and by focusing on such core values as the commitment to student development, freedom of expression, diversity, accessibility, individual rights and shared responsibilities in a community of learners, the contributors reveal the utility and contemporary relevance of a number of underutilized resolution practices. Part I provides a framework for transforming student conduct administration using conflict resolution methods and social and restorative justice practices. Part II, devotes a chapter to explaining each of the seven 'Spectrum Model Pathways' to conflict resolution that form the core of this book: Dialogue, Conflict Coaching, Facilitated Dialogue, Mediation, Restorative Justice Practices, Shuttle Diplomacy, and traditional formal student conduct processes informed by social justice theory. Part III provides practical application tools for the ideas presented in this text, including discussion of change management and assessment, and concludes with an overview of programs from across the country using inclusive conflict resolution methods in student conduct work. This is a book for anyone concerned about issues of access and justice for all students - regardless of race, sexual orientation, belief, or ability - and seeking to develop and implement restorative and safe practices for their campus community.

Student Resistance A History of the Unruly Subject

Student Resistance A History of the Unruly Subject

Author: Mark Edelman Boren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject observes the rise and progression of student activism across the globe. By selecting critical case studies from the medieval to modern period, Mark Boren reveals how friction between activists and the academy can culminate in a violent struggle for power. Using a uniquely international approach, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of university activism and its influence on national politics and broader social movements. Specific instances of resistance, from medieval uprisings across European universities to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, are explored to produce a detailed historical study of power relations and oppression. Globalization and rapid technological advances have established more accessible platforms for collective activism whilst recent political upsets have generated a ripe environment for students to increase their efforts of resistance. This second edition addresses repercussions of the internet and social media age on the evolution of campus activism in the United States and abroad, from #blacklivesmatter to the Palestinian West Bank protests. This timely revision of Student Resistance continues to reflect on the vital role that resistance plays in the evolution of modern societies and the book remains an essential text for both students and scholars of youth activism.