The Hidden Lives of Learners

Author: Graham Nuthall

Publisher: Nzcer Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Learning

Page: 174

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The focus is on how students experience classroom learning activities and how they learn from that experience.
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The Hidden Lives of Congregations

Discerning Church Dynamics

Author: Israel Galindo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566996562

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Faced with crisis, lack of direction, or just plain "stuckness," many congregations and their leaders are content to deal only with surface issues and symptoms—only to discover that the same problems keep recurring, often in different, and more serious, ways. In The Hidden Lives of Congregations, Christian educator and consultant Israel Galindo takes leaders below the surface of congregational life to provide a comprehensive, holistic look at the corporate nature of church relationships and the invisible dynamics at play. Informed by family systems theory and grounded in a wide-ranging ecclesiological understanding, Galindo unpacks clearly the factors of congregational lifespan, size, spirituality, and identity and shows how these work together to form the congregation’s hidden life. He provides useful tools for diagnosing and understanding how one’s congregation fits into the various categories he names and suggests what leadership skills are necessary to get beyond the impasse of surface issues and help the congregation achieve its mission. The Hidden Lives of Congregations provides one of the most far-reaching looks into the invisible nature of faith communities written in recent years. For seminaries and divinity schools, it provides a standard text for getting a solid start in congregational practices; for experienced pastors, it provides support for renewing ministry; for lay leaders and committees, it offers insight to deepening mutual ministry. Israel Galindo has written an indispensable manual that leaders will return to repeatedly for new wisdom and guidance
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Children’s experiences of classrooms

Talking about being pupils in the classroom

Author: Eleanore Hargreaves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413299

Category: Education

Page: 152

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If children are to succeed and progress at school, schools and teachers need to understand how children experience the classroom. What do they think? How does school make them feel? This book brings together the author's work on children's classroom experiences in a variety of contexts. The author uses student voice to show what children think of classrooms, tasks, tests and exams, and how this impacts their experience of schooling. Can the classroom experience be transformative for children's life chances, or is it a trap? Schools and teachers need to take account of student perspectives in the primary school to make it the best experience possible.
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Effective Teaching and Successful Learning

Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

Author: Inez De Florio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316666654

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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The overall aim of this reader-friendly book is to enable current and prospective teachers as well as other education professionals to improve practice, leading to more successful learning for all students. Drawing on her extensive experience as both a high school teacher and a university professor, Inez De Florio provides an evidence-informed and value-based approach to teaching and learning that takes the personality and the accountability of teaching professionals into account. Students' needs and interests are the primary focus of an evidence-informed teaching model, MET (Model of Effective Teaching), which is described and exemplified in detail. In order to allow for informed decisions and suitable applications of the steps of the MET, the book provides, furthermore, a succinct and comprehensible introduction to the main features and types of educational research, especially newer findings of evidence-based education such as presented in John Hattie's research.
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The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson

Author: David Didau

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781350701

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Another from Jackie Beere's 'Perfect' stable, this simple but effective little book is designed to help bring the best out of all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. It is written by David Didau, a highly effective and innovative head of English at a school where Independent Thinking is a trustee. He has been instrumental in overseeing an enviable rise in A* to C results over the last few years to 84% in 2011. Packed full of ideas, strategies and simple yet effective innovations, this book is an essential tool in the toolkit of every English department - and not just for the inspection either! With topics including assessment for learning, progress, the learning environment and planning outstanding lessons, this is the book for every English teacher's desk drawer.
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Understanding Teaching and Learning

Classroom Research Revisited

Author: Baljit Kaur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918646

Category: Education

Page: 332

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• How do children, individually and collectively, make meanings of their learning experiences? • How can teachers become aware of children’s meaning making on an ongoing basis? • Is it possible and useful to create an integrated theory of student learning? • How can classroom research enhance critical understandings of the situated nature of learning and teaching, while taking into account the systemic and educational policy contexts? • How do differences, such as class, race, culture, gender and sexualities, interact with student learning? • How can teachers respond effectively to the realities of today’s diverse classrooms? • What are the current and emerging issues in classroom research? These are just some of the questions this book grapples with. It pays tribute to Professor Graham Nuthall’s (1935-2004) research contributions - a pioneering and internationally renowned classroom researcher of teaching and learning from New Zealand. It has been written by emerging and experienced classroom researchers from several countries as part of a project aimed at building on and extending Nuthall’s research and promoting the conducting, teaching and supervision of classroom research. The authors engage critically with theoretical, methodological and pedagogical possibilities of their research using Nuthall’s work as a springboard. As a result, all authors make links between theory and practice. Further, several leading international researchers contribute comments on future directions for classroom research and its relevance for teaching and learning. Understanding teaching and Learning: Classroom Research Revisited would be of interest to practicing or prospective teachers and teacher educators, as well as scholars and students of teaching and learning.
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Hidden Life

Memorials of John Whitmore Winslow

Author: Octavius Winslow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian biography

Page: 214

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The Curse of the Capable

The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High-Achieving Life

Author: Arthur P. Ciaramicoli,John Allen Mollenhauer

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614482020

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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Why high achievers so often struggle to find true happiness—and how they can learn to balance performance with inner peace. When we look at outwardly successful, capable people, we often presume that they must experience satisfaction with their lives. We can make the same mistake when we view ourselves—wondering why we’re plagued by anxieties, self-doubt, exhaustion, or even addictions and health problems when it seems like we “should” be happy. This insightful book shows how the stories we create about ourselves early in life—stories that can often include some fictional elements—can have a dramatic impact on our current situation. The beliefs and habits we’ve developed can even lead into a downward spiral, as feelings of being overwhelmed or disappointed start to affect our performance in life, causing a crash in self-esteem. With The Curse of the Capable, you can start to untangle the hidden hardships that plague so-called high achievers—and find the crucial balance between taking care of business and taking care of yourself.
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The Heart of Higher Education

A Call to Renewal

Author: Parker J. Palmer,Arthur Zajonc,Megan Scribner

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470638477

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education. From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades. Presents Parker Palmer’s powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc’s elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.
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The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis (annotated)

Author: Prof John Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 2897281987

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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The Saint that inspires the Pope! Here's the original, untainted biography of the Man of the Poor who inspires the Holy Father Francis I. Your Special “2for1” Annotated edition includes: + Treatise on the ‘Historical’ Life of Francis from a Mildly More Academic Viewpoint + Bibliography - St Francis – Since 1990 —APA 6th Edition: PLUS ‘Grey Literature’ for easy Research + Glossary of Traditional Catholic terms Plus “Miracles after His Death” and The Prayers of St Francis! "And those words came to me: the poor, the poor. Then, right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars, as the votes were still being counted, till the end. Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi." - Pope Francis I
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