Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids

(And the Rest of Your Class, Too!)

Author: Chris Biffle

Publisher: Whole Brain Teaching LLC

ISBN: 9780984816712

Category: Classroom management

Page: 281

View: 7826


"The revolutionary teaching system, based on cutting edge learning research, used by thousands of educators around the world"--Cover.

Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning

Author: Petty, Teresa,Good, Amy,Putman, S. Michael

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152250205X

Category: Education

Page: 824

View: 1932


As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators and pre-service teachers to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their students and meet societal expectations. However, there is not a clear consensus on what constitutes teacher effectiveness and quality within the education realm. The Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning provides theoretical perspectives and empirical research on educator preparation and methods for enhancing the teaching process. Focusing on teacher effectiveness and support provided to current and pre-service educators, this publication is a comprehensive reference source for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, graduate students, and university faculty.

Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching

A Look into Australian Classrooms

Author: Melissa Barnes,Maria Gindidis,Sivanes Phillipson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351129341

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 7133


Education has become a political, economic and social priority for Australia, with the success of schools (and teachers) being an integral part of the economic and social future of the country. As a result, quality assurance for learning and teaching has become increasingly debated among policy-makers and the broader public, with a call for more evidence, data and standards to ensure that schools and teachers are held accountable for students’ learning outcomes. In response, this book provides a snapshot of the types of evidence and data relating to learning outcomes that are being collected in our classrooms within Australia. The chapters in this book seek to interrogate current views of learning and teaching, beyond what is measured in external assessments that only capture a limited view of student learning outcomes. The chapters explore a range of fundamental topics within education, including positive learning environments, student voice and assessment. They explore and articulate the vital knowledge and skills needed for current and future teachers. In addition, these chapters make clear links between teaching, learning and the theories that frame, shape and inform these learning and teaching processes. The research presented in this book provides practical and theoretical insights into learning and teaching in early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education.

Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education

Theory, research and practice

Author: Alan Ewert,Curt Davidson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317388461

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 9151


Outdoor adventure activities are becoming an increasingly popular part of physical education programs. The physical risks of these activities are often foremost in the minds of both instructors and participants, yet it is managing group behavior which can prove to be the most difficult. This is the first book for students and practitioners to address this essential aspect of outdoor adventure education (OAE). Outlining key evidence-based training practices, this book explains how to interact with groups ranging from adolescents to military veterans within a variety of outdoor adventure education contexts. It provides practical advice on how to promote positive behavior, while also offering guidance on how to mitigate negative behavior and manage a variety of challenging behavioral issues. With ten chapters full of real world examples from rock climbing to wilderness trekking, it provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the complexities of behavioral group management (BGM) in theory and practice. This book is vital reading for students training to be outdoor physical education instructors and for practitioners looking to enhance their group management skills.

Everyday SEL in High School

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

Author: Carla Tantillo Philibert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315460998

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 9060


With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include: Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.

How to Quiet the Class Quickly! Quick Tips for Teacher

Author: C. Northington Purdie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365393224

Category: Education

Page: 54

View: 8952


This is a desktop guide for teachers who deal with classroom discipline challenges. It features non-punitive strategies for teaching talkative students, establishing quiet after a transition in the school day, and maintaining a peaceful learning environment throughout the day. The everyday challenges to teaching are listed clearly in the table of contents. All strategies are non-confrontational yet realistic in a 21st century classroom. In addition, there are Worst Case Scenario suggestions in case something unexpected occurs. This book is a must have for any classroom teacher looking for fresh ideas.