Bold Moves for Schools

How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs,Marie Hubley Alcock

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623639

Category: Education

Page: 210

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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: self-navigating professional learner, social contractor, media critic and media maker, innovative designer, globally connected citizen, and advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.
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Collaborating for English Learners

A Foundational Guide to Integrated Practices

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544340052

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs’ language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of Collaboration and Co-Teaching users and now, a new generation of educators, thanks to this all-new second edition: Collaborating for English Learners. Why this new edition? Because more than a decade of implementation has generated for Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove new insight into what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which essential frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders. Essentially a roadmap to the many different ways we can all work together, this second edition of Collaborating for English Learners features: All-new examples, case studies, illustrative video, and policy updates In-depth coverage of the full range of strategies and configurations for determining the best model to adopt Templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice Guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires for evaluating the strategies’ effectiveness By this time, the big benefits of teacher collaboration are well documented. Where teachers and schools struggle still is determining the best way to do so, especially when working with our ELs. That’s where Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, and their second edition of Collaborating for English Learners will prove absolutely indispensable. After all, there are no two better authorities.
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Mindful by Design

A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences

Author: Caitlin Krause

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506388647

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Take mindfulness beyond the buzzword and spark powerful learning environments! This resource explores how mindfulness can improve teaching and learning, and helps students develop 21st century skills including creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and communication. Readers will learn how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice that reflects their individuality, and how to create a community of care and respect through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the building of three capacities: awareness, advancement, and authenticity. Built upon these core capacities, Mindful by Design provides 24 detailed exercises for teachers and students, including step-by-step mindfulness lessons embedded into specific curriculum areas, ready to implement immediately. This book demystifies mindfulness and allows educators to inspire powerful learning environments.
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Students at the Center

Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

Author: Bena Kallick,Allison Zmuda

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623248

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize ▪ Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. ▪ Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. ▪ Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. ▪ Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.
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The economic and employment impact of the arts and music industry

hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, March 26, 2009

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor (2007)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 70

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College Without High School

A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College

Author: Blake Boles

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924362

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Because the real world is the best education.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Organizational Behavior in Education

Adaptive Leadership and School Reform

Author: Robert G. Owens,Thomas C. Valesky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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""""This text is the one text I have used that students consistently like reading and make complimentary remarks about in the course evaluation." " -Lora Knutson, "Governor's State University" The Ninth Edition of "Organizational Behavior in Education" relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how leaders can participate effectively in school reform. Throughout the text, readers are challenged to develop and act on a game plan for implementing school reform. Issues arising from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 receive major emphasis in this edition. As with earlier editions, Owens and Valesky continue to examine aspects of organizational behavior such as organizational culture, diversity, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a lucid, readily accessible writing style. New to This Edition - New coverage of important leadership perspectives such as emotional intelligence (Daniel Goleman), cognitive science, and the moral imperative (Michael Fullan), as well as the writings of noted scholars such as Deborah Meier, Howard Gardner, and William Ouchi have been added to keep this text current with the latest thinking. - Both a chart showing how this text thoroughly covers Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and chapter opening ISLLC connections to learning objectives have been integrated to readily highlight how this text matches these critical standards. - Revised end-of-chapter exercises and new suggested projects for students supplement the practical applications of this text. - All research and references have been meticulously updated to provide the most current and useful information to readers. - A new Test Bank and new PowerPoint Presentation are available online to adopters by contacting your local representative. Package this text with [Insert MyLabSchool Logo]-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!
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