|20 Disciplinary Strategies
20 Disciplinary Strategies for Working With Challenging Students
By: William N. Bender
Fair, effective classroom management strategies are essential in every classroom. Educators at all experience levels are needing practical, research-based strategies to manage difficult situations. 20 Disciplinary Strategies for Working With Challenging Students provides easy-to-implement solutions, such as flipped, technology-based and project-based classroom formats, as well as RTI behavioural improvement programs, to improve disciplinary practice.
In this insightful book, author William N. Bender provides an in-depth, three-tiered disciplinary approach that includes preventative, whole-class and whole-school strategies; guidance for avoiding triggers for misbehaviour; and specific, differentiated strategies for intensive, targeted interventions to ensure that discipline practices are consistently fair and effective. With an emphasis on recent issues and trends, Bender offers practical tips for putting advanced disciplinary strategies to immediate use in the modern classroom and describes the research foundation for each tactic. This book explores:
1. differentiated disciplinary strategies for diverse scenarios
2. solutions for specific challenges in modern discipline
3. recommendations and examples of real-world application.
Teachers and administrators working in all subject areas and year levels can quickly adapt these strategies to meet their needs and improve their classroom management practice. With these proven disciplinary strategies in place, educators are free to focus on the ultimate goal: increasing student learning.
Published: 15th August 2015
Number Of Pages: 256
Regular price: 43.00
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|Achieving Next Generation Literacy
Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Student You Love
Authors - Maureen Connolly & Vicky Giouroukakis
As a teacher, what you want most is for your students to learn – to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and leave your classroom better prepared for school and life. In English and humanities, this includes developing the multifaceted reading, writing, thinking and communication skills that constitute next generation literacy, including the ability to
read complex text independently
develop strong content knowledge through reading, writing, listening and speaking
tailor communication in response to different audiences, tasks, purposes and disciplines
comprehend text as well as critique it
value evidence in arguments they read, hear or develop
use technology strategically and capably
understand perspectives and cultures that differ from their own.
But as a teacher, you also know how much is riding on THOSE TESTS – achievement tests from the national assessment consortia, the NAPLAN and GAT, and independent state assessments. Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity, and their education? Yes, it is possible. This book shows you how.
This is not a test-prep book. It is not about “drill and kill” practices that narrow learning so that students will pass an exam. Instead, authors Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis present a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a by-product of comprehensive literacy learning. After a comparative analysis of how current English assessments measure literacy, they model a backward design-based process for using these test items as a tool to create engaging and effective instruction. With 6 sample lessons, 42 instructional techniques and tips for differentiation, this practical resource will empower you to help the students you love become capable, literate individuals who are also well-prepared to ace high-stakes tests.
Published: 29th April 2016
Number Of Pages: 160
Regular price: 46.00
Discounted member price: 42.00
|Assessing Unstoppable Learning (A Guide to Systems-Thinking
Assessing Unstoppable Learning: A Guide to Systems-Thinking Assessment in a Collaborative Culture
by Tom Hierck, Angela Freese, Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey
Assessing Unstoppable Learning explains how K-12 teachers and administrators can work in collaborative teams to form effective and efficient assessment systems in their schools that help all students maximize their learning. Based on the key principles of systems thinking, this book will help educators define student learning goals and plan, launch, and lead learning as a team to meet them.
This user-friendly resource focuses on the assessing element of the the Unstoppable Learning model, which consists of seven elements: (1) planning, (2) launching, (3) consolidating, (4) assessing, (5) adapting, (6) managing, and (7) leading.
This guide provides readers with crucial protocols and activities for collectively reworking their assessment systems. By implementing the step-by-step actions shared by the authors, educators can prepare themselves and their students to thrive in 21st century classrooms and beyond.
Unlock the full assessment power of Unstoppable Learning by:
Reflecting on the collaborative culture of your learning organization and what elements of it are within your control.
Considering questions designed to focus your work on generating high levels of student achievement.
Completing activities with collaborative teams to discuss how to better promote productive systems thinking using the book's strategies.
Learning about balanced assessment systems and how to include formative assessments in addition to summative assessments.
Embedding evidence-based practices throughout the organization and using protocols for effective team discussions.
Chapter 1: Building Trust and Healthy Relationships to Leverage Assessment
Chapter 2: Seeking Evidence to Launch Assessments With the End in Mind
Chapter 3: Gathering Evidence to Use Assessment as Instruction
Chapter 4: Discussing Evidence to Leverage Assessment as Learning
Chapter 5: Responding to Evidence to Adapt Assessment as Instruction
Chapter 6: Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Learning Organizations
Regular price: 35.95
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