The Power of Our Words

Teacher Language that Helps Children Learn

Author: Paula Denton

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989182

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Language may be a teacher's most powerful tool. Every day the words, phrases, tone, and pace you use have the power to help students develop self-control, build their sense of belonging, and gain skills and knowledge.This book, by an author with more than twenty years of experience teaching children and educators, will help you recognize the influence your words have on the children you teach. It will show you how to use language more skillfully, building a classroom where students feel safe, respected, appreciated, and excited about learning. Full of practical tips, real life anecdotes, and concrete examples, this warm and thought- provoking guide includes specific suggestions about language to adopt and language to avoid. Topics include: using language to help children envision success; open-ended questions that stretch children's thinking; listening and using silence skillfully; the 3 Rs of teacher language: reinforcing, reminding, and redirecting; saying what you mean and meaning what you say; giving brief, concrete instructions; offering meaningful, specific encouragement. The sensible approach this book advocates is backed by research and proven through decades of successful practice in elementary classrooms nationwide. It offers ideas beginners can try immediately and a wealth of guidance and support for those farther along in the process of changing their language.
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The Power of Our Words for Middle School

Teacher Language That Helps Students Learn

Author: Responsive Classroom

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989867

Category: Education

Page: 80

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When the language we use with our students is positive, clear, and purposeful, our classrooms are transformed. This practical book focuses on five types of positive teacher language: Envisioning languageReinforcing languageReminding languageRedirecting languageOpen-ended questions Book features: Guidelines for using each type of languagePractical tips to strengthen your use of languageNumerous examples to use as modelsCharts to help you track your progress
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Classroom Management

Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community

Author: Paul Burden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119352894

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A practical guide to what can be accomplished utilizing the technical aspects of Classroom Management, this invaluable resource will not only help educators learn how to build positive classroom communities, but also outline methods for involving students in the creation of their learning environment. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include a new chapter on communication skills for teaching, incorporated classroom case studies in each chapter, and includes updates using the latest management research in several chapters.
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Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Linda B. Gambrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462536778

Category: Education

Page: 460

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Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning is distilled into flexible strategies for helping all PreK–12 learners succeed. The book addresses major components of literacy, the needs of specific populations, motivation, assessment, approaches to organizing instruction, and more. Each chapter features bulleted previews of key points; reviews of the research evidence; recommendations for best practices in action, including examples from exemplary classrooms; and engagement activities that help teachers apply the knowledge and strategies they have learned. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on new topics: developmental word study and the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of literacy learning. *Chapters offering fresh, expanded perspectives on writing and vocabulary. *Increased attention to timely issues: classroom learning communities, teaching English learners, and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts.
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How to Bullyproof Your Classroom

Author: Caltha Crowe

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989492

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Stop bullying before it starts. Use the practical strategies described in this book to prevent bullying and create a safe, inclusive elementary classroom where kindness and learning flourish. Veteran educator Caltha Crowe offers a proactive approach to bullying prevention that shows you how to create a positive classroom environment and how to respond to mean behavior before it escalates into bullying. Learn to: Recognize and stop gateway behaviors as soon as they start Build a caring classroom community Create rules with children that help prevent bullying Talk candidly with children about bullying Work with parents in your anti-bullying efforts
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What Every 1st Grade Teacher Needs to Know

About Setting Up and Running a Classroom

Author: Margaret Berry Wilson

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989409

Category: Education

Page: 124

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You're teaching first grade this year. What do you need to know? Margaret Berry Wilson gives you practical information about daily routines, furniture, and much more. She starts with a concise review of first graders' common developmental characteristics and then shows how to adjust your classroom and your teaching to fit these common characteristics. The result: Students can learn, and you can teach, with minimum frustration and maximum ease and joy.In a warm, conversational style punctuated with anecdotes and examples from her own classrooms, Margaret shares practical know-how on topics like this: • Arranging a circle, desks, and tables • Choosing and storing supplies • Scheduling a child-centered day and teaching daily routines • Planning special projects and field trips that maximize learning and build community • Understanding the special concerns of first graders' parents and finding the best ways to communicate with them
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Applying Brain Research and Technology to Engage Today's Students

Can You Hear Me Now?

Author: Jerry Michel,Lisa Nimz

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425894852

Category: Education

Page: 0

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The ever present new media, social sites, information, and global society have changed the way tech savvy people access information. But cognitive science tells us that today's students think in very much the same way students did in the past. The focus of this K-12 book is how educators can effectively deliver instruction that maximizes their students' ability to grow academically and emotionally amidst the "noise" of technology. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.
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Growing up with Three Languages

Birth to Eleven

Author: Dr. Xiao-lei Wang

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847695673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial backgrounds who joined to raise their two children with their heritage languages outside their native countries. It also tells the children’s story and the way they negotiated three cultures and languages and developed a trilingual identity. It sheds light on how parental support contributed to the children’s simultaneous acquisition of three languages in an environment where the main input of the two heritage languages came respectively from the father and from the mother. It addresses the challenges and the unique language developmental characteristics of the two children during their trilingual acquisition process.
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Thirteen Steps to Teacher Empowerment

Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community

Author: Steven Zemelman,Harry Ross

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

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"What is teacher empowerment? It's not just some formal administrative position exercised from above. It starts with expanding our professional roles in small everyday actions that make our jobs more fulfilling and less difficult. And then we can take on larger school-improvement tasks as we become ready to tackle them. . . . This book, then, is about extending one's professional role in small ways and large in the school community, in order to improve one's teaching, one's work life, and the school as a whole-and that is what we mean by teacher empowerment." -Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but this is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment. Drawing from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing, Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross prove that school leadership isn't just for those at the top of the ladder. Whatever your position, use the 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment to deepen your professionalism and achieve: more effective teaching and deeper job satisfaction more enjoyment in your work more exciting collaboration with your colleagues more resources and professional opportunities. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: a $292.50 value for $248.63. Listen to a podcast where Steve Zemelman and Harry Ross interview two teachers who used the principles in the 13 Steps to get the teaching life they wanted. Take one step at a time or pick and choose the strategies you most need right now. Or use the study guide with colleagues in PLCs or teacher study groups and together bring the 13 Steps of Teacher Empowerment to life. You'll not only develop your own professional power-you'll help make your school community more supportive and productive. "As I sat down and began to read this book, the voice in my head first whispered, then spoke a little louder, and finally screamed-Where have you been all my life?...I can't overemphasize the importance of this book. We need this book and we need it now. It is a road map to a vibrant, thriving, long-lasting teaching life." -Stephanie Harvey Coauthor of Comprehension & Collaboration
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Teaching Young Writers

Strategies That Work

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439260831

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Finally, the practical details you need to teach—and guide—young writers. Takes you step by step through morning message, interactive writing, journal writing, story writing, non fiction writing, and more. Includes insightful management tips that ensure your writing program doesn’t become overwhelming for you or the kids. For use with Grades K-2.
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