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Bandwidth Recovery For Schools

Bandwidth Recovery For Schools

Author: Via Verschelden Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Are students coming to your class lacking focus, having difficulty connecting with you and their peers, falling behind, or acting out when you instinctively feel they could do better? Do you sometimes feel like you don't have the capacity as a teacher or school leader to give students the support they need to learn and thrive? This book makes the case that societal realities-such as poverty, racism, and social marginalization--result in depleted cognitive resources for students and for those who are trying to help them succeed. Each of us has a finite amount of mental bandwidth, the cognitive resources that are available for learning, development, work, taking care of ourselves and our families, and everything else we have to do. These attentional resources are not about how smart we are but about how much of our brain power is available to us for the task at hand. When bandwidth is taken up by the stress of persistent economic insecurity or the negative experiences of racism, classism, homophobia, religious intolerance, sexism, ableism, etc., there is less available for learning and growth. This is as true for young children and youth as for their parents and teachers. The first half of the book makes the case that poverty and these differentisms deplete the bandwidth of students, parents, and teachers. The second sets out concepts and strategies that help people recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive. Cia Verschelden describes strategies that can help students recover bandwidth, including acknowledging the funds of knowledge of students and their families, promoting growth mindsets, using reflective practices to build a sense of belonging for all students, fostering peer collaboration, and implementing restorative practices in lieu of punitive measures to deal with problematic behavior, as well as a rich selection of Ideas in Practice contributed by experienced teachers and school leaders. Cia recognizes that many teachers are working in schools with inadequate support systems and facilities and with scarce materials, and may be spending their often inadequate pay on school supplies for their classrooms and food for their hungry students. She offers practical ideas for creating more teacher-supportive systems and addresses how principals and administrators can harness teachers' ideas and energies to create inclusive and successful learning environments for all students. The book includes a case study of Rochester, New York - where the economy has been decimated with the closure of major employers - and how its financially strapped school system worked with colleagues at the University of Rochester to use the distributed leadership of its teachers, with the active support of principals and superintendents, to revitalize its schools to better serve its diverse and low-income student population. This book is for teachers, parents, school leaders, and members of communities who are interested in the well-being of children and youth and the education of all our children. All of us have a stake in a public school system from which students emerge as fully-formed learners and thinkers and who believe in their ability to affect what happens to them and their communities.

Bandwidth Recovery For Schools

Bandwidth Recovery For Schools

Author: Via Verschelden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Are students coming to your class lacking focus, having difficulty connecting with you and their peers, falling behind, or acting out when you instinctively feel they could do better? Do you sometimes feel like you don't have the capacity as a teacher or school leader to give students the support they need to learn and thrive? This book makes the case that societal realities-such as poverty, racism, and social marginalization--result in depleted cognitive resources for students and for those who are trying to help them succeed. Each of us has a finite amount of mental bandwidth, the cognitive resources that are available for learning, development, work, taking care of ourselves and our families, and everything else we have to do. These attentional resources are not about how smart we are but about how much of our brain power is available to us for the task at hand. When bandwidth is taken up by the stress of persistent economic insecurity or the negative experiences of racism, classism, homophobia, religious intolerance, sexism, ableism, etc., there is less available for learning and growth. This is as true for young children and youth as for their parents and teachers. The first half of the book makes the case that poverty and these differentisms deplete the bandwidth of students, parents, and teachers. The second sets out concepts and strategies that help people recover the bandwidth they need to learn and thrive. Cia Verschelden describes strategies that can help students recover bandwidth, including acknowledging the funds of knowledge of students and their families, promoting growth mindsets, using reflective practices to build a sense of belonging for all students, fostering peer collaboration, and implementing restorative practices in lieu of punitive measures to deal with problematic behavior, as well as a rich selection of Ideas in Practice contributed by experienced teachers and school leaders. Cia recognizes that many teachers are working in schools with inadequate support systems and facilities and with scarce materials, and may be spending their often inadequate pay on school supplies for their classrooms and food for their hungry students. She offers practical ideas for creating more teacher-supportive systems and addresses how principals and administrators can harness teachers' ideas and energies to create inclusive and successful learning environments for all students. The book includes a case study of Rochester, New York - where the economy has been decimated with the closure of major employers - and how its financially strapped school system worked with colleagues at the University of Rochester to use the distributed leadership of its teachers, with the active support of principals and superintendents, to revitalize its schools to better serve its diverse and low-income student population. This book is for teachers, parents, school leaders, and members of communities who are interested in the well-being of children and youth and the education of all our children. All of us have a stake in a public school system from which students emerge as fully-formed learners and thinkers and who believe in their ability to affect what happens to them and their communities.

The Re-Set Process

The Re-Set Process

Author: Dyane Lewis Carrere, Wynne Kinder, Vicki Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

At the heart of this essential guidebook lies a revolutionary approach to trauma and the children who experience it. Carrere and Kinder educate today's teachers and school leaders about the ways that trauma shows up in the classroom and its impacts on learning, behavior, development, and relationships. With this foundation, readers learn about the Re-Set Process-a structured yet flexible series of steps for addressing challenging behavior. This trauma-informed process and related strategies help heal the impacts of trauma, thereby improving behavior as well as social and academic outcomes.

Charter Schools and Their Enemies

Charter Schools and Their Enemies

Author: Thomas Sowell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

As public schools in low income areas fell into disrepair and failed to meet the needs of disadvantaged and minority students, charter schools offered an alternative. These schools were born out of the idea that low income families should be allowed to choose where their children went to school, just the same as high income families. If the public school in the community was unsatisfactory, shouldn't they be allowed to seek out an alternative? The alternatives are surprisingly effective. Charter schools located in low income black and Latinx communities achieve results surpassing both traditional public schools in their areas, and also, in many cases, public schools in more affluent neighbourhoods. In Charter Schools and Their Enemies, celebrated conservative intellectual Thomas Sowell explores the surprising success of this model and the surprising backlash that threatens to dismantle it. Instead of being celebrated for their successes, charter schools are caught in political crosscurrents. In addition to uncovering the success of the charter school movement, Sowell pays careful attention to its adversaries to understand how these schools became such a contentious issue and why the controversy rages on. Teachers' unions, fearful of their hold over government-funded education, fund political candidates to oppose the charter school movement. Liberal educators also oppose charter schools, Sowell argues, because they believe that the school system should indoctrinate the young in progressive politics. Deeply researched and amply documented, Charter Schools and Their Enemies is essential reading for anyone concerned with debates over education in America.

School Reform and Democracy in East Asia

School Reform and Democracy in East Asia

Author: Masamichi (Daito Bunka University, Japan) Ueno Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

This book discusses how East Asia has introduced school and curricular reform to reflect democratic citizenship and globalized skills, knowledge, dispositions, and competencies in the 21st century. It also focuses on the tendencies and reasons students from Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore receive the highest scores in international students' assessment such as PISA and TIMSS; yet their curiosity and motivation for learning are the lowest internationally. Moreover, Indonesian and Vietnamese students are likely to receive the lowest testing scores, yet their motivation for learning is quite high. It is worth investigating high academic achievement in East Asia in light of the trend towards democratization. The authors consider controversial issues such as whether the goals of democratic education should be the attainment of high academic scores, consideration of whether to implement competency-based curriculums or meritocratic systems of academic competition, and the provision of equal opportunities in the community of learning. The book illuminates each country's struggle to realise school reform on the basis of its social and cultural settings, and looks at what connects East Asia's past, present, and future.

Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia

Author: Kerry J. Kennedy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

This comprehensive handbook is the ultimate reference work, providing authoritative and international overviews of all aspects of schools and schooling in Asia. Split into 19 sections it covers curriculum, learning and assessment, private supplementary tutoring, special education, gender issues, ethnic minority education and LGBTQI students in Asian schools. The volume displays the current state of the scholarship for schools and schooling in Asia including emerging, controversial and cutting-edge contributions using a thematic approach. The content offers a broad sweep of the region with a focus on theoretical, cultural and political issues as well as identifying educational issues and priorities, such as curriculum, assessment, teacher education, school leadership, etc., all of which impact students and learning in multiple ways. The Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia brings together experts in each area to contribute their knowledge, providing a multidimensional and rich view of the issues confronting the region's school and education systems. Chapter 34 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138908499_oachapter34.pdf Chapter 35 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315694382-35 Chapter 36 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315694382-36 Chapter 37 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315694382-37 Chapter 38 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315694382-38

International Perspectives on School Settings, Education Policy and Digital Strategies

International Perspectives on School Settings, Education Policy and Digital Strategies

Author: Sieglinde Jornitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Since 2015, the Office for International Cooperation in Education at DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education has organized international sessions on education research at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association, thus providing a floor for transatlantic exchange on current research topics. The volume gives an overview of the transatlantic activities in education research with regard to these sessions. The sessions have broadened the scope for national debates and highlighted international similarities, leading to an awareness of and interest in national research characteristics and boundaries of national perspectives. The volume gives an overview of topics that are widely discussed in the European and US American education research context. These sections focus on: 1) School Leadership and School Administration 2) Migration, Refugees, and Public Education 3) Large-Scale Assessment and Education Policy 4) Management and Use of Digital Data in Education 5) Economization of Education 6) Challenge of Translation The volume serves as a differentiated introduction into the field of transatlantic cooperation within education research and gives an insight into current discussions.

Being on the Wrong Side of History

Being on the Wrong Side of History

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

Being on the Wrong Side of History: The Re-Segregation of Norfolk Public Schools examines the initial retreat from school desegregation in a racially and economically divided American city. It details the use of gentrification, racial stereotyping and fear to win grassroots support for a calculated political effort to further separate the haves and have-notes. Norfolk, Virginia is a city with a history of racial animus, from the days of the slave trade through periods of Massive Resistance, to the current racial and economic divisions. The call for a return to neighborhood schools in Norfolk provided the necessary impetus to spark the grassroots resurgence and enhanced political rhetoric necessary to meet the needs of those who believed that segregation is either not a salient concern to most Americans, or that a segregated America is preferred. This book suggests that the interplay of politics, culture and power serve multiple purposes. The maintenance of segregated inferior schools for the Blacks sustains social castes that ultimately support the current economic and political structure. The movement to re-segregate schools in America began in Norfolk, Virginia and continues to this day across the United States, unabated.

Leading Healthy and Thriving Schools in Hong Kong

Leading Healthy and Thriving Schools in Hong Kong

Author: Robin M. B. Cheung, Amelia S. C. Lo, Vera M. W. Keung, Amy C. M. Kwong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

The academic setting has a significant influence on the well-being of children and teens. Effective school leadership is, therefore, essential in promoting a healthy school environment. This book, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, establishes the kind of leadership a health-promoting school needs to be successful. It explains the steps school leaders should take to promote health, beginning with an explanation of the link between health and education and then moving into a discussion of how schools can be transformed and what sort of leaders are required for such a transformation. These changes can be applied in individual classrooms and schools as well as more broadly across whole education systems. The theoretical healthy school framework outlined in the main text by Dr Robin Cheung, a seasoned scholar-practitioner in the field of school health promotion, is complemented by success stories written from interviews conducted by Dr Cheung's co-authors, which are included in the supplemental material of the book. These anecdotes and quotes from these stories enliven the text and narrate how principals in Hong Kong have transformed their schools into successful and thriving health-promoting educational settings. This volume draws particular attention to the role of leadership and management in promoting health and learning in educational and academic settings that will be of interest to school leaders, policy makers, and educators alike. Leading Healthy and Thriving Schools in Hong Kong: Theory and Practice is the first book in the Healthy Settings Series, which focuses on the upstream, midstream, and downstream approaches for improving population health and reducing health inequity in various settings and contexts.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2

Author: Todd L. Hutner, Victor Sampson, Adam LaMee, Daniel FitzPatrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

Are you interested in a three-dimensional approach to helping your high school physics students learn the practices of science, including constructing explanations and engaging in argument from evidence? By using argument-driven inquiry (ADI) for high school physics lab instruction, you can do just that. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2 provides the lab safety information and student materials you need to guide your students through the investigations in the teacher book, Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Volume 2. The manual contains a well-organized series of 17 field-tested labs that are designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. The labs cover a variety of topics, including electrostatics; electric current, capacitors, resistors, and circuits; and magnetic fields and electromagnetism. Introduction labs acquaint students with new content. Application labs encourage deeper exploration of the use of a theory, law, or unifying concept. ADI in Physics, Volume 2 is a follow-up to ADI in Physics, Volume 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12. Both are part of the NSTA Press series for ADI in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, life science, and physical science. The labs also support three-dimensional instruction, helping students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards. The labs also support student learning of standards in both algebra- and calculus-based AP Physics courses. In addition, they offer ways for students to develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Many of today's high school teachers-like you-are seeking new ways to engage students in science practices and help students learn more from lab activities. ADI in Physics, Volume 2 and its companion lab manual do all of this while also giving your students the chance to practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.

Race Among Friends

Race Among Friends

Author: Marianne Modica Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2020

Many saw the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a sign that America had moved past the issue of race, that a colorblind society was finally within reach. But as Marianne Modica reveals in Race Among Friends, attempts to be colorblind do not end racism-in fact, ignoring race increases the likelihood that racism will occur in our schools and in society. This intriguing volume focuses on a racially friendly suburban charter school called Excellence Academy, highlighting the ways that students and teachers think about race and act out racial identity. Modica finds that even in an environment where students of all racial backgrounds work and play together harmoniously, race affects the daily experiences of students and teachers in profound but unexamined ways. Some teachers, she notes, feared that talking about race in the classroom would open them to charges of racism, so they avoided the topic. And rather than generate honest and constructive conversations about race, student friendships opened the door for insensitive racial comments by whites, resentment and silence by blacks, and racially biased administrative practices. In the end, the school's friendly environment did not promote-and may have hindered-serious discussion of race and racial inequity. The desire to ignore race in favor of a colorblind society, Modica writes, has become an entrenched part of American culture. But as Race Among Friends shows, when race becomes a taboo subject, it has serious ramifications for students and teachers of all ethnic origins.

School Choice and Diversity

School Choice and Diversity

Author: Janelle Scott Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2020

This collection of essays will help readers disentangle the complex relationship between school choice and student diversity in the post- Brown era. Presenting the views of the most prominent researchers of school choice reforms in the United States, this book argues that the contexts under which school choice plans are adopted are actually responsible for shaping student diversity within schools. Using sociological, economic, and political analysis, the authors present studies of controlled and voluntary choice plans, charter schools, private school selection, and their interaction with race, social class, gender, and student disability. Features: A diverse group of well-known scholars that present empirical evidence and fresh viewpoints on school choice and its impact on student diversity. Discussion of various school choice options, including magnet schools, charter schools, single-gender schools, and private schools. An examination of choice's effects on other reforms and policies, such as desegregation and school improvement. Advice for policymakers and school officials who are interested in increasing parental choices while also protecting equal access to public schooling.