I m the Teacher You re the Student

I m the Teacher  You re the Student
Author: Patrick Allitt
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2010-08-03
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780812200409

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What is it really like to be a college professor in an American classroom today? An award-winning teacher with over twenty years of experience answers this question by offering an enlightening and entertaining behind-the-scenes view of a typical semester in his American history course. The unique result—part diary, part sustained reflection—recreates both the unstudied realities and intensely satisfying challenges that teachers encounter in university lecture halls. From the initial selection of reading materials through the assignment of final grades to each student, Patrick Allitt reports with keen insight and humor on the rewards and frustrations of teaching students who often are unable to draw a distinction between the words "novel" and "book." Readers get to know members of the class, many of whom thrive while others struggle with assignments, plead for better grades, and weep over failures. Although Allitt finds much to admire in today's students, he laments their frequent lack of preparedness—students who arrive in his classroom without basic writing skills, unpracticed with reading assignments. With sharp wit, a critical eye, and steady sympathy for both educators and students, I'm the Teacher, You're the Student examines issues both large and small, from the ethics of student-teacher relationships to how best to evaluate class participation and grade writing assignments. It offers invaluable guidance to those concerned with the state of higher education today, to young faculty facing the classroom for the first time, and to parents whose children are heading off to college.

What the Students Taught the Teacher

What the Students Taught the Teacher
Author: Frona Colquhoun
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1999-12-15
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781457402630

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What the Students Taught the Teacher is a delightful textbook full of teaching tips and scenarios. Frona Colquhoun relates her experiences in her search to find the best way to teach young children not only by enriching their minds, but their hearts and souls as well.

How People Learn

How People Learn
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-08-11
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780309131971

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

From Master Teacher to Master Learner

From Master Teacher to Master Learner
Author: Will Richardson
Publsiher: Solutions
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-06
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1942496079

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From Master Teacher to Master Learner by Will Richardson explores the fact that, although the world has seen great technological transformations, very little real school change has taken place. Creating true digital classrooms requires schools to desert their traditional practices in order to make better use of 21st century structures and technologies. This practical guide shows educators how to promote learning over knowing, and invites them to rethink the ways school can best prepare today's students for the future. Educators will: Contemplate antiquated education premises that educators need to abandon and unlearn to fit the modern world, Explore the differences between a culture of teaching and a culture of learning and how learning cultures diverge, Gain key starting points for creating atmospheres that encourage powerful learning, Reflect on the web literacies that teachers may have trouble developing, Review how students and educators can best use web tools, such as social medial and blogs, and in which areas these applications are the most helpful for educational purposes, Solutions Series Solutions for Digital Learner-Centered Classrooms offers K-12 educators easy-to-implement, recommendations on digital classrooms. In a short, reader-friendly format, these how-to guides equip practitioners with the digital tools they need to engage students and transport their district, school, or classroom into the 21st century.

The Teaching Brain

The Teaching Brain
Author: Vanessa Rodriguez,Michelle Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2011-05-10
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781620970225

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“A significant contribution to understanding the interaction among teachers, students, the environment, and the content of learning” (Herbert Kohl, education advocate and author). What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what exactly is happening in the brain of a sixty-five-year-old professor discussing statistics with a room full of graduate students? While research about the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged—until now. Countering the dated yet widely held presumption that teaching is simply the transfer of knowledge from one person to another, The Teaching Brain weaves together scientific research and real-life examples to show that teaching is a dynamic interaction and an evolutionary cognitive skill that develops from birth to adulthood. With engaging, accessible prose, Harvard researcher Vanessa Rodriguez reveals what it actually takes to become an expert teacher. At a time when all sides of the teaching debate tirelessly seek to define good teaching—or even how to build a better teacher—The Teaching Brain upends the misguided premises for how we measure the success of teachers. “A thoughtful analysis of current educational paradigms . . . Rodriguez’s case for altering pedagogy to match the fluctuating dynamic forces in the classroom is both convincing and steeped in common sense.” —Publishers Weekly

Teaching in a Digital Age

Teaching in a Digital Age
Author: A. W Bates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0995269238

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The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-05-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780470469279

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"This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain
Author: Zaretta Hammond
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2014-11-13
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781483308029

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A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection