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Primary & middle schools

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

Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education

Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education

Author: Cherie Barnett Gaines Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

Declining academic performance, along with a growing apathy of students toward the value of education, demonstrates that students in the United States public education system do not recognize the value of a positive experience in middle schools. A plethora of research and writing has been done on elementary schools and secondary schools, but middle school education, as a whole, has been left behind. For this reason, there is the need for current research on all aspects and topics that may contribute to middle school student success. Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education focuses on the ideal conditions for maximizing student success and engagement in middle school education. The chapters take a deeper look into the modern tools, technologies, methods, and theories driving current research on middle school students, their teachers, their classroom environment, and their learning. Highlighting topics such as curriculum reform, instructional strategies and practices, effective teaching, and technology in the modern classroom, this book is ideally intended for middle school teachers, middle school administrators, and school district administrators, along with practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in middle school education and student success.

Compose Our World

Compose Our World

Author: Alison G. Boardman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

Learn how to develop and sustain multimodal, project-based learning (PBL) instruction in secondary English Language Arts classrooms. National standards encourage authentic forms of reading, writing, and communication that can support college and career readiness, and this book highlights PBL as a powerful way to harness students' interests and engage them in academically rigorous learning. The authors provide specific, research-informed curricular approaches and instructional guidance for classroom teachers, as well as an overview of the dimensions of PBL that are often overlooked in the broad expectations of inquiry-based teaching. Instead of quick fix lessons, Compose Our World explores how core dimensions of equitable teaching-such as social and emotional support, universal design for learning, and cultivating classroom community-function as the bedrock for student success in PBL contexts and beyond.Book Features: Based on the authors' extensive experience developing and studying a PBL curriculum. Brings PBL to life through classroom vignettes and teacher and student voices. Provides classroom resources that facilitate customization to unique contexts. Shares ideas for developing teacher communities around PBL practices. Offers additional curriculum materials online. Appropriate for ELA teachers new to PBL, as well as veterans.

Compose Our World

Compose Our World

Author: Alison G. Boardman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

Learn how to develop and sustain multimodal, project-based learning (PBL) instruction in secondary English Language Arts classrooms. National standards encourage authentic forms of reading, writing, and communication that can support college and career readiness, and this book highlights PBL as a powerful way to harness students' interests and engage them in academically rigorous learning. The authors provide specific, research-informed curricular approaches and instructional guidance for classroom teachers, as well as an overview of the dimensions of PBL that are often overlooked in the broad expectations of inquiry-based teaching. Instead of quick fix lessons, Compose Our World explores how core dimensions of equitable teaching-such as social and emotional support, universal design for learning, and cultivating classroom community-function as the bedrock for student success in PBL contexts and beyond.Book Features: Based on the authors' extensive experience developing and studying a PBL curriculum. Brings PBL to life through classroom vignettes and teacher and student voices. Provides classroom resources that facilitate customization to unique contexts. Shares ideas for developing teacher communities around PBL practices. Offers additional curriculum materials online. Appropriate for ELA teachers new to PBL, as well as veterans.

Emotionally Responsive Practice

Emotionally Responsive Practice

Author: Lesley Koplow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

It is essential for all schools to integrate trauma-informed care into practice as children, parents, and teachers live with the threat of COVID-19. In her new book, Lesley Koplow explores the Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) approach designed to support children and teachers' emotional well-being in the public-school setting. ERP encourages school staff to look at children through the lens of child development, as well as through the lens of their life experiences, in order to help them resolve foundational social and emotional milestones. Unlike many SEL programs, ERP asks adults to consider the ways that educational philosophy and school climate impact emotional, social, and cognitive outcomes for young children. This timely resource offers teachers, school leaders, and school-based clinicians a vision and blueprint for engaging in relationship-based, trauma-informed practice in early childhood and elementary school grades.Book Features: A timely sequel to the author's groundbreaking text, Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal, Second Edition. Explores the need for meaningful curriculum as a component of a healing school environment. Provides a unifying language to help teachers, school leaders, and school social workers to work across disciplines. Includes specific examples of classroom processes and practices that support the emotional well-being of young children.

Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education

Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education

Author: Cherie Barnett Gaines Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

Declining academic performance, along with a growing apathy of students toward the value of education, demonstrates that students in the United States public education system do not recognize the value of a positive experience in middle schools. A plethora of research and writing has been done on elementary schools and secondary schools, but middle school education, as a whole, has been left behind. For this reason, there is the need for current research on all aspects and topics that may contribute to middle school student success. Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education focuses on the ideal conditions for maximizing student success and engagement in middle school education. The chapters take a deeper look into the modern tools, technologies, methods, and theories driving current research on middle school students, their teachers, their classroom environment, and their learning. Highlighting topics such as curriculum reform, instructional strategies and practices, effective teaching, and technology in the modern classroom, this book is ideally intended for middle school teachers, middle school administrators, and school district administrators, along with practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in middle school education and student success.

Emotionally Responsive Practice

Emotionally Responsive Practice

Author: Lesley Koplow Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

It is essential for all schools to integrate trauma-informed care into practice as children, parents, and teachers live with the threat of COVID-19. In her new book, Lesley Koplow explores the Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) approach designed to support children and teachers' emotional well-being in the public-school setting. ERP encourages school staff to look at children through the lens of child development, as well as through the lens of their life experiences, in order to help them resolve foundational social and emotional milestones. Unlike many SEL programs, ERP asks adults to consider the ways that educational philosophy and school climate impact emotional, social, and cognitive outcomes for young children. This timely resource offers teachers, school leaders, and school-based clinicians a vision and blueprint for engaging in relationship-based, trauma-informed practice in early childhood and elementary school grades.Book Features: A timely sequel to the author's groundbreaking text, Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal, Second Edition. Explores the need for meaningful curriculum as a component of a healing school environment. Provides a unifying language to help teachers, school leaders, and school social workers to work across disciplines. Includes specific examples of classroom processes and practices that support the emotional well-being of young children.

The Spread the Happiness Approach: Happy Teachers, Happy Classrooms, Better Education

The Spread the Happiness Approach: Happy Teachers, Happy Classrooms, Better Education

Author: Shonette Bason-Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2021

Both practical and inspiring, this book is designed to empower educators and school leaders to make clear and simple adjustments to their practice for a lasting impact on the happiness and wellbeing of staff and children, and ultimately on academic standards. It includes practical tips and activities to help teachers generate a lasting atmosphere of positivity and happiness in the classroom plus clear strategies to help leaders to embed 'The Happiness Approach' throughout their school and across the curriculum. This book includes detailed case studies, a 5-week programme of taster challenges and a section on measuring outcomes and sharing success. 'The Happiness Approach' invites teachers to undertake a 27-day challenge, which encourages problem solving and challenges them to make their immediate workplace happier. It identifies the strengths of adults and children and sets realistic goals to achieve as an individual, as a team and even as a community. This powerful resource will be of great interest to all teachers and school leaders, as well as trainee teachers and students on leadership or early educational courses.

The Spread the Happiness Approach: Happy Teachers, Happy Classrooms, Better Education

The Spread the Happiness Approach: Happy Teachers, Happy Classrooms, Better Education

Author: Shonette Bason-Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2021

Both practical and inspiring, this book is designed to empower educators and school leaders to make clear and simple adjustments to their practice for a lasting impact on the happiness and wellbeing of staff and children, and ultimately on academic standards. It includes practical tips and activities to help teachers generate a lasting atmosphere of positivity and happiness in the classroom plus clear strategies to help leaders to embed 'The Happiness Approach' throughout their school and across the curriculum. This book includes detailed case studies, a 5-week programme of taster challenges and a section on measuring outcomes and sharing success. 'The Happiness Approach' invites teachers to undertake a 27-day challenge, which encourages problem solving and challenges them to make their immediate workplace happier. It identifies the strengths of adults and children and sets realistic goals to achieve as an individual, as a team and even as a community. This powerful resource will be of great interest to all teachers and school leaders, as well as trainee teachers and students on leadership or early educational courses.