|10 Perspectives on Innovation in Education
10 Perspectives on Innovation in Education : 1st Edition
Edited by Jimmy Casas, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul
How do great educators bring about real change to make a difference in students’ lives? In this first volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, 10 of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders come together to share their top suggestions you need right now to innovate in your school or classroom. You will gain fresh insights and practical strategies on these essential topics:
Personalizing professional learning (Jeffrey Zoul)
Promoting a positive school culture (Todd Whitaker)
Improving our hiring practices (Jimmy Casas)
Designing spaces that maximize learning (Thomas C. Murray)
Empowering students in their learning and assessments (Starr Sackstein)
Flipping the classroom to reach each student (Kirk Humphreys)
Positioning libraries as learning hubs (Shannon McClintock Miller)
Helping others embrace technology changes (Katrina Keene)
Developing personal, not just professional, skills (Dwight Carter)
Embracing each student's passions and strengths (LaVonna Roth)
Filled with inspiring stories throughout, the book will leave you feeling motivated to take risks and try new things in your own school or classroom. As the authors say, if we want to make a real difference, it’s not enough to do the things we do better; we must also do new and better things!
"Imagine you have the opportunity to learn from the most exciting, innovative and inspiring educators today…..all in one book! 10 Perspectives on Innovation in Education is an exciting project that brings today’s brightest educators together to share ideas, resources, and practices that can be tried tomorrow. Be ready to be engaged and inspired, and to innovative your practices tomorrow." — Jessica Cabeen, Principal, 2017 Minnesota Nationally Distinguished Principal, Author and Speaker
Published: 7th January 2019
Number Of Pages: 162
Regular price: 49.00
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|75 Ways to be a Better Teacher Tomorrow
75 Ways to Be a Better Teacher Tomorrow :
With Less Stress and Quick Success : 1st Edition
Annette Breaux, Todd Whitaker
Highly effective teachers have something in common: They do simple things extraordinarily well—simple, uncomplicated things on a daily basis. In this new book by bestselling authors and presenters Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, you’ll learn the secrets of these tried-and-true techniques that will help to improve your teaching, your students’ learning, and your students’ behavior. Annette and Todd, who have years of experience working in schools across the globe, reveal 75 easily-implemented strategies that will improve teaching and instruction, classroom management, student motivation, student achievement, parent communication, and more--with no new programs! Each tip provides practical takeaways that can be used immediately and with remarkable success.
Annette Breaux (@AnnetteBreaux)is a well-known speaker and consultant in education today. She is a former classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and Teacher Induction Coordinator. She has written several bestsellers including 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors, Seven Simple Secrets: What the BEST Teachers Know and Do, and 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior.
Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker and Katherine Whitaker.
Regular price: 41.00
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|A Dialogic Teaching Companion
A Dialogic Teaching Companion
Building on Robin Alexander’s landmark Towards Dialogic Teaching, this book shows how and why the dialogic approach has a positive impact on student engagement and learning. It sets out the evidence, examines the underpinning ideas and issues, and offers guidance and resources for the planning, implementation and review of effective dialogic teaching in a wide range of educational settings.
Dialogic teaching harnesses the power of talk to engage students’ interest, stimulate their thinking, advance their understanding, expand their ideas and build and evaluate argument, empowering them for lifelong learning and for social and democratic engagement. Drawing on extensive published research as well as the high-profile, 5000-student trial and independent evaluation of Alexander’s distinctive approach to dialogic teaching in action, this book:
* Presents the case for treating talk as not merely incidental to teaching and learning but as an essential tool of education whose exploitation and development require understanding and skill;
* Explores questions of definition and conceptualisation in the realms of dialogue, argumentation and dialogic teaching, revealing the similarities and differences between the main approaches;
* Discusses evidence that has enriched the debate about classroom talk in relation to oracy, argumentation, student voice and philosophy for children as well as dialogic teaching itself;
* Identifies what it is about dialogic teaching that makes a difference to students’ thinking, learning and understanding;
* Presents the author’s rationale and framework for dialogic teaching, now completely revised and much expanded;
* Proposes a professional development strategy for making dialogic teaching happen which, like the framework, has been successfully trialled in schools;
* Lists resources from others working in the field to support further study and development;
* Includes an extensive bibliography.
Robin Alexander’s A Dialogic Teaching Companion, like its popular predecessor Towards Dialogic Teaching, aims to support the work of all those who are interested in the quality of teaching and learning, but especially trainee and serving teachers, teacher educators, school leaders and researchers.
236 Pages | Pbk | Published March 2020
Regular price: 42.00
Discounted member price: 40.00
|Achieving Equity and Excellence
Achieving Equity and Excellence :
Immediate Results from the Lessons of High-Poverty, High-Success Schools
Achieve high performance for all in your school. In Achieving Equity and Excellence, author Douglas Reeves outlines how to make dramatic improvements to student learning, behavior, and attendance in a single semester. Study the mindset of high-poverty, high-success schools and follow their example to implement the equitable and just practices necessary to make student success a sustainable reality.
Use this resource to empower students, teachers, and administrators:
* Study the landmark research on the practices of high-performing, high-poverty schools, and discover updated research showing how these results can be applied.
* Discover what high-poverty schools do differently to achieve high performance, and learn how to implement these strategies in your classroom.
* Transform any school into an effective and productive school through learner-centered teaching.
* Learn the importance of action during the change process and why action must come before belief to implement equitable teaching practices.
* Explore effective accountability systems, the different levels of accountability, and how these systems should be implemented to meet the needs of diverse learners.
No of Pages: 196
Publish Date: 06 April 2020
Regular price: 56.00
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|Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar Guide
Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar Learning Guide : Third Revised Edition
Bruce Wellman, Robert Garmston
For schools to effectively respond to the press for accountability and provide quality learning for all students, they must simultaneously address two perennial goals. One goal is the professional development of individual educators. The second is the development of the organisation’s capacity to learn and be adaptive. Both build the capacity for school improvement, without which reform efforts will fail.
This Learning Guide is intended as a resource to be used in the Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar, and in follow up sessions. The Learning Guide is organised generally in the chronological sequence of a seminar.
The Guide is based upon the previous five editions of the Adaptive Schools Syllabus, created by Robert Garmston and Bruce Wellman. The Learning Guide is grounded in the text, The Adaptive School: A Sourcebook for Developing Collaborative Groups, and cross-references to the Sourcebook are made throughout this Guide.
In addition to matching the Learning Guide’s contents to the flow of seminar days, this Learning Guide provides ample space for your notetaking and journalling. The purpose is to make this work your own, adapting it to your own work environments.
Designed to support administrators, teachers, department and regional personnel and staff developers who convene and manage professional learning teams and leadership teams.
No of Pages: 126
Publish Date: 02 September 2019
Regular price: 33.00
Discounted member price: 29.50