|10 Perspectives on Learning in Education
10 Perspectives on Learning in Education
Edited by Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul
Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, Sanee Bell, Jessica Cabeen, Kayla Delzer, Garnet Hillman, Erin Klein, Derek McCoy, Brian Mendler
The best educators never stop learning about their students or their craft. In this second volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their top suggestions for improving your students’ learning in the classroom and your own professional learning as an educator.
You’ll gain fresh insights on learning how to…
· Influence others and make a greater impact as a leader.
· “Unlearn" traditional practices that no longer serve our students. (Jeffrey Zoul)
· Be vulnerable and willing to learn from and with colleagues.
· Master your emotional intelligence to improve people skills.
· Shift the focus from grading to to standards-based learning.
· Create student-centered learning environments with flexible seating. (Kayla Dornfeld)
· Balance the role of technology in your life and plug in more intentionally. (Jessica Cabeen)
· Focus on the non-negotiables for success with the hardest-to-reach kids. (Brian Mendler)
· Apply a cross-curricular, design-thinking approach to your curriculum. (Erin Klein)
· Connect with colleagues and students for true collaboration.
The book’s practical strategies and stories will inspire you on your journey to make a difference in students’ lives.
140 Pages | Pbk| Published April 2020
Regular price: 44.00
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|A School Leaders Guide to Standards-Based Grading
Author: Margaret McInteer, Bev Clemens, Mitzi Hoback, Jan Hoegh, Robert Marzano, Phil Warrick, Tammy HefleboA School Leaderâ€™s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components. The authors detail specific procedures, processes, and systems necessary for implementation.
Using this practical, research-based resource, principals, administrators, and teacher leaders will:
â€¢ Distinguish between standards-based and standards-referenced grading
â€¢ Understand the research and reasoning for standards-based grading and read other educatorsâ€™ accounts of their experiences with standards-based grading
â€¢ Explore the advantages and challenges of implementing standards-based grading
â€¢ Examine their current grading practices and identify strategies to ensure grades accurately reflect studentsâ€™ strengths and weaknesses
â€¢ Improve student achievement through meaningful, measurable, and accurate reporting
Regular price: 27.95
Discounted member price: 25.95
|A Summing Up
A Summing Up :
Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®
After a career spanning nearly half a century, Dr Robert Eaker – educator, researcher, consultant and architect of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC at Work) process – has gathered his insights and knowledge regarding the improvement of schools, teaching and student learning into his autobiographical work. In A Summing Up: Teaching and Learning in Effective Schools and PLCs at Work®, Dr Eaker tells the story of his career in education and, in the process, provides a guide full of real-world advice.
As Dr Eaker states, this book is his reflection on how to create the kinds of schools and classrooms for all kids that we would want for our own children. He reflects on the various stages of his education career, including turning research into practice, shifting focus from teaching to learning, studying the effects of teachers’ interpersonal behaviours and participating in the effective schools movement. He shares a personal history of the foundation of the PLC process and the development of the concepts and practices necessary for successful PLC implementation. Finally, he emphasises the importance of passion and persistence in leadership, describing through his experiences how these qualities make leaders great.
286 Pages | Pbk | Published April 2020
Regular price: 49.99
Discounted member price: 47.99
|Adventures in Teacher Leadership
Adventures in Teacher Leadership
By Rebecca Mieliwocki, Joseph Fatheree
Have you ever imagined yourself as a teacher leader but weren't quite sure whether you really had – or could develop – the necessary skills? Have you wondered what the first steps toward becoming a teacher leader might be, what kinds of approaches work best and how you could overcome the inevitable challenges that come with leading your colleagues on a journey toward improvement as professionals?
Authors Rebecca Mieliwocki (California and National Teacher of the Year for 2012) and Joseph Fatheree (Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2007) answer these questions and more in this engaging guide to becoming a successful teacher leader. Organised around five key tools – communication, collaboration, professional development, data and advocacy – the book covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities. Firsthand accounts of the authors' experiences and those of more than a dozen other State Teachers of the Year describe the various pathways to leadership, strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid. These teacher voices add powerful credibility to the research on teacher leadership and show how leaders can not only improve their schools and districts but also influence state and national policies and practices.
Both informative and inspiring, Adventures in Teacher Leadership invites others to expand their professional reach, empower the profession of teaching and, ultimately, make a big difference in the lives of students everywhere.
No of Pages: 138
Publish Date: 21 November 2019\
Regular price: 46.00
Discounted member price: 42.00
|Australian Educational Leader AEL Volume 40 Issue 4 ONLINE
Australian Educational Leader AEL Volume 40 Issue 4 ONLINE version
ACEL’s Australian Educational Leader (AEL) publication, is recognised nationally and internationally as a practical journal for the exchange of current research, trends, and innovations. It is a valuable resource for accessing leading educational practice and theory with contemporary techniques and contexts.
Volume 40 Issue 4
Leading Knowledge Communities
Welcome to the last edition of Volume 40 of the Australian Educational Leader (AEL). We are delighted to present theme ‘Leading Knowledge Communities'. The lead articles have been written by Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell, Lyn Sharratt and Bryan Goodwin. Other sections include a spotlight interview with Dr Alma Harris and Dr Michelle Jones, recaps of the ACEL 2018 Early Childhood Conference and the ACEL 2018 National Conference, book review, Resources in Action focus, success stories and more.
It’s time for a new narrative on leading learning communities in Australia
Professor Emeritus Brian J. Caldwell
Leading with Knowledge in Communities of Practice
Anyone? Anyone? Curiosity.
Alma Harris and Michelle Jones - Spotlight Interview
Eight key evidence-based teaching strategies for all levels of education
Emeritus Professor Garry Hornby
Should school leaders give a Gonski (2.0)?
Professor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Matthew Sinclair
Dr Phil Ridden
Beyond four walls? Professional learning communities with in and between schools
Dr Alma Harris, Dr Michelle Jones
Intuitive relational leadership: Connecting with community
The importance of 'knowing thy impact': Our Visible Learning narrative
Hyper Science: A program to encourage future innovators of Australia
Branch & National Awards
Visible Learning: Feedback (John Hattie and Shirley Clarke)
Reviewed by: Anne Foale
ACEL Early Childhood Conference 2018: Encourage, Teach, Support - Event Recap
ACEL 2018 National Conference: Evidence and Experience
Legal Q&A - Schools and the Law
Dr Keith Tronc
AEL In Context
Regular price: 30.00