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  • La pensée éducative et les intellectuels au Québec : la génération 1915-1930 / sous la direction de Denis Simard, Jean-François Cardin, Olivier Lemieux
    LA 418 Q7P46 2019eb

  • Histoire et patrimoine : pistes de recherche et de mise en valeur / sous la direction de Joanne Burgess et Paul-André Linteau
    LB 1582 C2H57 2019eb

  • Faire apprendre les sciences et la technologie à l'école : épistémologie, didactique, sciences cognitives et neurosciences au service de l'enseignant / Patrice Potvin
    LB 1585 P871 2018eb

  • Enseigner dans un milieu multiethnique : pratiques de soutien des enseignants auprès d'élèves immigrants / Rola Koubeissy
    LC 3747 C213K88 2019eb

  • Le rapport à l'identité des jeunes des écoles de langue anglaise au Québec / Diane Gérin-Lajoie
    LC 3734.2 Q3G369 2019eb

  • Le travail enseignant à travers le prisme de l'expérience : connaissance, apprentissage, identité / sous la direction de Annie Malo, Jean-François Desbiens, Sandra Coulombe, Ahmed Zourhlal
    LB 1775 M28 2019eb

  • Et si le doctorat était une belle aventure? / Jean-Pierre Deslauriers
    LB 2386 D44 2019eb

  • Le groupe de codéveloppement professionnel pour former à l'accompagnement des stagiaires : conditions, enjeux et perspectives / sous la direction de François Vandercleyen, Monique L'Hostie et Marie-Josée Dumoulin
    LB 2157 A3G76 2019eb

  • Le numérique en éducation : pour développer des compétences / sous la direction de Thierry Karsenti
    LB1028*

  • The case against education : why the education system is a waste of time and money / Bryan Caplan
    LA217.2

    Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education

    Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative--education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity--in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.

    Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.

    Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense-- The Case against Education points the way.


  • Disruptive fixation : school reform and the pitfalls of techno-idealism / Christo Sims
    LA 339 N5S55 2017eb

    In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and backed by prominent philanthropic foundations, it promised to reinvent the classroom for the digital age. Ethnographer Christo Sims documented the life of the school from its planning stages to the graduation of its first eighth-grade class. Disruptive Fixation is his account of how this "school for digital kids," heralded as a model of tech-driven educational reform, reverted to a more conventional type of schooling with rote learning, an emphasis on discipline, and traditional hierarchies of authority. Troubling gender and racialized class divisions also emerged.

    Sims shows how the philanthropic possibilities of new media technologies are repeatedly idealized even though actual interventions routinely fall short of the desired outcomes--often dramatically so. He traces the complex processes by which idealistic tech-reform perennially takes root, unsettles the worlds into which it intervenes, and eventually stabilizes in ways that remake and extend many of the social predicaments reformers hope to fix. Sims offers a nuanced look at the roles that powerful elites, experts, the media, and the intended beneficiaries of reform--in this case, the students and their parents--play in perpetuating the cycle.

    Disruptive Fixation offers a timely examination of techno-philanthropism and the yearnings and dilemmas it seeks to address, revealing what failed interventions do manage to accomplish--and for whom.


  • From Herd Boy to University Lecturer : an Autobiography / Handwell Yotamu Hara
    LA 2388 M3H374 2019

  • Ground crew : the fight to end segregation at Georgia State / Maurice C. Daniels
    LD 1965 D34 2019eb

    The Hunt v. Arnold decision of 1959 against the state of Georgia marked a watershed moment in the fight against segregation in higher education. Though the Supreme Court declared school segregation illegal in its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, Georgia was among many southern states that refused to abide by the Court's ruling. In 1956, the Georgia State College of Business (now Georgia State University) denied admission to nine black applicants. Three of those applicants--lead plaintiff Barbara Pace Hunt, Iris Mae Welch, and Myra Elliott Dinsmore--coordinated with the NAACP and local activists to win a groundbreaking lawsuit against the state of Georgia and its Board of Regents. Hunt v. Arnold became the NAACP's first federal court victory against segregated education in Georgia, establishing key legal precedents for subsequent litigation against racial discrimination in education.

    With Ground Crew , Maurice Daniels provides an intimate and detailed account that chronicles a compelling story. Following their litigation against the all-white institution, Hunt, Welch, and Dinsmore confronted hardened resistance and attacks from white supremacists, including inflammatory statements by high-profile political leaders and personal threats from the Ku Klux Klan. Using archival sources, court records, collections of personal papers, news coverage, and oral histories of that era, Daniels explores in depth the plaintiffs' courageous fight to end segregation at Georgia State. In lucid prose, Daniels sheds light on the vital role of community-based activists, local attorneys, and the NAACP in this forgotten but critical piece of the struggle to end segregation.


  • Inspiring students with digital ink : impact of pen and touch on education / Tracy Hammond, Manoj Prasad, Anna Stepanova, editors
    LB 1028.3 I58 2019eb

  • Waldorf schools and the history of Steiner education : an international view of 100 years / Thomas Stehlik
    LB1029.W34

  • The future of higher education in India / Sudhanshu Bhushan, editor
    LA1153

  • Research and Innovation Forum 2019 : Technology, Innovation, Education, and Their Social Impact / Anna Visvizi, Miltiadis D. Lytras, editors
    T173.8

  • The experience of being first in family at university : pioneers in higher education / Sharron King, Ann Luzeckyj, Ben McCann
    LC4069.6

  • Literacy education and indigenous Australians : theory, research and practice / Jennifer Rennie, Helen Harper, editors
    LC159

  • Educational trauma : examples from testing to the school-to-prison pipeline / Lee-Anne Gray
    LB 1088 G73 2019eb

  • Tailored gamification to educational technologies / Wilk Oliveira, Ig Ibert Bittencourt
    LB1028.3

  • Child development and education in the twenty-first century / Priti Joshi, Subir Shukla
    LB1115

  • Educating students with Autism spectrum disorder in China and Finland / Xiaoyi Hu, Eija Kärnä, editors
    LC4719.C6

  • Forgotten Pedagogues of German Education A History of Alternative Education / Ralf Koerrenz, Sebastian Engelmann
    LA2375.G32

  • Education, Skills and International Cooperation Comparative and Historical Perspectives / Kenneth King
    LC 71 K55 2019eb

  • Civil Disorder, Domestic Terrorism and Education Policy The Context in England and France / Jonatha S. James, Jan Germen Janmaat
    LC93.G7

  • Mature-age male students in higher education : experiences, motivations and aspirations / Madeleine Mattarozzi Laming, Aileen Morris, Pamela Martin-Lynch
    LC1397

  • The emergence of complexity : rethinking education as a social science / Paul Hager, David Beckett
    LB14.7

  • Teaching and learning English in the primary school : interlanguage pragmatics in the EFL context / Gila A. Schauer
    LB1528

  • Handbook of diagnostic classification models : models and model extensions, applications, software packages / Matthias von Davier, Young-Sun Lee, editors
    LB 3051 H36 2019eb

  • The school-based vocational education and training system in Spain : achievements and controversies / Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá, editor
    LC1047.S7

  • Second handbook of English language teaching / Xuesong Gao, editor
    LB 1576 S43 2019eb

  • Quality assurance in Vietnamese higher education : policy and practice in the 21st century / Cuong Huu Nguyen, Mahsood Shah, editors
    LA 1183 Q35 2019eb

  • Redefining teaching competence through immersive programs : practices for culturally sustaining classrooms / Daniela Martin, Elizabeth Smolcic, editors
    LB 1732 R43 2019eb

  • Queer Pedagogies : Theory, Praxis, Politics / Cris Mayo, Nelson M. Rodriguez, editors
    LC192.6

  • Handbook on promoting social justice in education Rosemary Papa, editor
    LC192.2

  • Globalization and the rise of mass education / David Mitch, Gabriele Cappelli, editors
    LC191

  • Neo-simulation and gaming toward active learning / Ryoju Hamada, Songsri Soranastaporn, Hidehiko Kanegae, Pongchai Dumrongrojwatthana, Settachai Chaisanit, Paola Rizzi, Vinod Dumblekar, editors
    LB1029.S53

  • Education for employability / edited by Joy Higgs, Geoffrey Crisp and Will Letts
    LB 2322.2 E39 2019
    Universities are expected to produce employable graduates. In Education for Employability , experts explore critical questions in the employability agenda: Who sets the standards and expectations of employability? How do students monitor their own employability? How can universities design whole curricula and university environments that promote employability? What teaching and learning strategies facilitate the development of employability?

    Responsibility for developing and sustaining employability lies with a broad coalition of the individual students, the university, alumni, the professions and industry and is accomplished through the intended curriculum as well as co-curricular, extra-curricular and supra-curricular activities, events and learning opportunities.


  • The legal base for universities in developing countries, by H.W. Hannah and Robert R. Caughey
    LC 2605 H3

  • The politics of urban education in the United States : the 1991 yearbook of the Politics of Education Association / edited by James G. Cibulka and Rodney J. Reed and Kenneth K. Wong
    LC 5101 P64 1992

  • Learning together with young children : a curriculum framework for reflective teachers / Deb Curtis and Margie Carter
    LB 1139.4 C876 2017

    Offering an alternative approach to standardization and data-driven mandates, this book puts children at the center of planning your curriculum. Rather than a prescriptive curriculum, by using The Thinking Lens® protocol, teachers can translate educational theories into concrete ideas for working with children and families. Learn to create a welcoming classroom culture, develop routines for self-regulation, and use Learning Stories to enhance experiences for the children in your care.

    This book has been updated to examine how to work with mandated curriculum, rating scales, and assessment tools, while practicing reflective teaching.

    Margie Carter holds a MA from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as a preschool, kindergarten, and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor.

    Deb Curtis holds a MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as an infant/toddler caregiver, preschool and school age child care teacher, CDA trainer, Head Start education coordinator, college instructor, and assistant director of a child care program.

    Carter and Curtis have published six books together, including Designs for Living and Learning and The Art of Awareness .


  • Selected papers of Cornelia Phillips Spencer / edited with an introduction by Louis R. Wilson
    LD 3643 S65

  • Open education: for me? [By] John Pflum [and] Anita Hanks Waterman. Photos. by Ron Bowman
    LB 1029 O6P45

  • Inclusion of learners with exceptionalities in Canadian schools : a practical handbook for teachers / Nancy L. Hutchinson (Queen's University), Jacqueline A. Specht (Western University)
    LC 3984 H88 2020
    Inclusion of Exceptional Learners in Canadian Schools is an outstanding introduction to inclusive education in Canada. In keeping with Canada's commitment to inclusive education, this text examines positive ways of including children of all needs and abilities in the regular classroom. Author and educator, Nancy Hutchinson draws on her extensive experience educating students to help shape the skills and strategies future teachers need to create an inclusive classroom by individualizing learning for each student regardless of their exceptionality.
    Throughout this book you will hear the voices of exceptional children, their parents, and teachers who are working together to enhance the learning experiences of exceptional students in regular classrooms.


    This text is for Faculty of Education pre-service and in-service courses covering inclusion, teaching exceptional learners and teaching students with special needs; for AQ courses in special education; and for similar courses in college-level ECE programs.

  • Social foundations of education: current readings from the behavioral sciences, edited by Jonathon C. McLendon
    LC 191 M2

  • Young children's play : development, disabilities, and diversity / Jeffrey Trawick-Smith
    LB 1137 T732 2020

    Young Children's Play: Development, Disabilities, and Diversity is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to play and development from birth to age 8 years that introduces readers to various play types and strategies and helps them determine when intervention might be needed. Skillfully addressing both typically developing children and those with special needs in a single volume, this book covers dramatic play, blocks, games, motor play, artistic play, and non-traditional play forms, such as humor, rough and tumble play, and more.

    Designed to support contemporary classrooms, this text deliberately interweaves practical strategies for understanding and supporting the play of children with specific disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, or physically challenging conditions) and those of diverse cultural backgrounds into every chapter. In sections divided by age group, Trawick-Smith explores strategies for engaging children with specific special needs, multicultural backgrounds, and incorporating adult-child play and play intervention. Emphasizing diversity in play behaviors, each chapter includes vignettes featuring children's play and teacher interactions in classrooms to illustrate core concepts in action.

    Filled with research-based applications for professional practice, this text is an essential resource for students of early childhood and special education, as well as teachers and coaches supporting early grades or inclusive classrooms.


  • Welcome to writing workshop : engaging today's students with a model that works / Stacey Shubitz & Lynne Dorfman
    LB 1576 S41455 2019
    Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman warmly welcome you to experience
    writing workshop for the first time or in a new light with Welcome to
    Writing Workshop . Through strategic routines, tips, resources, and short
    focused video clips, teachers can create the sights and sounds of a
    thriving writing workshop where:

    * both students and teachers are working authors
    * students spend most of their time writing--not just learning about it
    * student choice is encouraged to help create engaged writers, not compliant ones
    * students are part of the formative assessment process
    * students will look forward to writing time--not dread it.

    From explanations of writing process and writing traits to small-group
    strategy lessons and minilessons, this book will provide the know-how
    to feel confident and comfortable in the teaching of writers.

  • Using linguistically appropriate practice : a guide for teaching in multilingual classrooms / Roma Chumak-Horbatsch
    LC 3715 C494 2019

    The presence of students for whom the school language is not their first language creates unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. This book provides an accessible guide to multilingual teaching using Linguistically Appropriate Practice (LAP) in diverse classrooms worldwide. It is firmly grounded in the latest research on multilingual learners and takes a realistic approach to teaching in linguistically diverse schools today. The author argues that successful multilingual teaching is an option for all teachers, and that it has benefits for every child in the classroom, as well as the wider school community. The book:

    - provides profiles of LAP in action around the world;

    - explains the relationship between theory and multilingual practice;

    - lays out the characteristics of the LAP teacher and the LAP classroom;

    - discusses challenges that have been identified by teachers using LAP in their classrooms;

    - provides a step-by-step guide to implementing and enriching LAP;

    - includes resources to support multilingual teaching and learning.

    This book is an invaluable support and inspiration for practising teachers and trainee teachers. It will help them transform their classrooms into multilingual environments where all children have equal opportunity to participate, learn and grow.


  • Transforming learning : don't let school interfere with your laughing / Peter M. Jonas
    LB 2326 J66 2019
    Many authors have researched the connection between humor and education but as E .B. White said: "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. However, Dr. Peter Jonas takes a broad and practical approach examining the connection between humor and learning. The book uses a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to identify nine areas where humor significantly improves various aspects of the learning environment. This book provides practical examples, as well as research on how much of an effect (effect size) humor has on Leadership, Learning, Stress reduction, Job Satisfaction, Relationships, Creativity, Culture, Communication, and Engagement. Humor needs to be taken seriously, because when you get people laughing you can transform learning.

  • Transformational professional learning : making a difference in schools / Deborah M. Netolicky
    LB 1731 N364 2020

    Emerging from an education world that sees professional learning as a tool to positively shape teaching practice in order to improve student learning, Transformational Professional Learning elucidates professional learning that is transformational for teachers, school leaders, and schools.

    Written from the unique 'pracademic' perspective of an author who is herself a practising teacher, school leader, and researcher, this book articulates the why and the what of professional learning. It acts as a bridge between research and practice by weaving scholarly literature together with the lived experience of the author and with the voices of those working in schools. It covers topics from conferences, coaching, and collaboration, to teacher standards and leadership of professional learning.

    This book questions the ways in which professional learning is often wielded in educational settings and shows where teachers, school leaders, system leaders, and researchers can best invest their time and resources in order to support and develop the individuals, teams, and cultures in schools. It will be of great interest to teachers, leaders within schools, staff responsible for professional learning in school contexts, professional learning consultants, professional learning providers, and education researchers.


  • Super spellers starter sets / Mark Weakland
    LB 1574 W375 2019
    Because spelling is for reading, it is important to teach spelling, not merely assign it. With Super Spellers Starter Sets, you have everything you need to bring to life the wisdom of Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction . Building on his research-based approach, Mark Weakland provides practical, hands-on tools to create spelling centers; teach spelling strategies that help children solve spelling challenges; and introduce everything from short vowel patterns to multi-syllable Greek- and Latin-based words.
    This teacher resource provides a wealth of material, all adaptable to match the needs of your students: Seven spelling strategy lessons every student needs to know More than 20 lessons for different grade levels Pointers, differentiated word lists, sorting masters and correlating word ladders Six must-have spelling centers for nurturing independent practice A resource-rich appendix With these resources, your students will notice and remember spelling patterns and words, and--most importantly--make connections between spelling and their reading and writing lives.

  • Stories of school yoga : narratives from the field / edited by Andrea M. Hyde and Janet D. Johnson
    LB 1072 S86 2019
    Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.


  • SPARK! : quick writes to kindle hearts and minds in elementary classrooms / Paula Bourque
    LB 1576 B5328 2019
    Spark! Quick Writes to Kindle Hearts and Minds in Elementary Classrooms

    The act of writing doesn't just convey our thinking; it shapes our thinking. Literacy expert Paula Bourque, author of Close Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6 , now brings to K-6 classrooms "quick writes"--short, frequent bursts of low-stakes writing that allow young students to explore on paper.

    Bourque presents a way for children to create a rich array of writing, nurturing a range of skills: mindfulness, metacognitive skills, and a mindset of reflection, motivation, and gratitude.

    Spark! offers purposeful, practical, and enjoyable approaches that meet your students where they are in their writing development. Using the tools in this volume, you will see tangible results in your classroom: Increased volume and stamina of your writers Deeper thinking and discovery of their voices as writers More effective and confident communication Engagement with visual, auditory, and verbal art that stimulates thinking Exploration and appreciation of the diverse thinking of others Even in a tight schedule, Bourque's tools of "thinking and inking" can enliven your students' writing experiences.

  • The school in the cloud : the emerging future of learning / Sugata Mitra ; forewords by John Hattie and Class 3G, Belleville Primary School
    LB 1027.23 M58 2020
    The Science and the Story of the Future of Learning In 1999, Sugata Mitra conducted the famous "Hole in the Wall" experiment that inspired three TED Talks and earned him the first million-dollar TED prize for research in 2013. Since then, he has conducted new research around self-organized learning environments (SOLE), building "Schools in the Cloud" all over the world. This new book shares the results of this research and offers * Examples of thriving Schools in the Cloud in unlikely places * Mitra's predictions on the future of learning * How to design assessments for self-organizing learning * How to build your own School in the Cloud * Clips from the documentary, The School in the Cloud

  • Rise to the challenge : designing rigorous learning that maximizes student success / Jeff C. Marshall
    LB 1065 M37 2019
    Do you sense that some students have mentally "checked out" of your classroom? Look closely and you'll probably find that these students are bored by lessons that they view as unchallenging and uninteresting. In this follow-up to The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success, Jeff Marshall provides teachers with a blueprint for introducing more rigor to the classroom by* Reorienting themselves and their students toward active learning--and establishing the habits that allow it to flourish;* Creating a classroom culture where students aren't afraid to take risks--and where they grow as learners because of it;* Planning the same lesson at different levels of challenge for different levels of development--and designing assessments that gauge student progress fairly without sacrificing expectations; and* Implementing inquiry-based activities that push students beyond their comfort zones--and that result in well-rounded learners with stronger character and sharper thinking skills.Leveraging the latest research in the field as well as years of hard-won classroom experience, this book offers practical strategies, replicable examples, and thoughtful reflection exercises for educators to use as they work to help students embrace the mystery, complexity, and power of challenge.

  • Research handbook on the sociology of education / Edited by Rolf Becker, Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Bern, Switzerland
    LC 191 R464 2019
    Presenting original contributions from the key experts in the field, the Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education explores the major theoretical, methodological, empirical and political challenges and pressing social questions facing education in current times. This Research Handbook covers the theoretical foundations of the discipline; methodological problems; the effects of modernization; educational systems; benefits of continued education; migration and social integration; and wider policy implications. Chapters discuss education as a life-long process as well as adults returning to education. Schools, families and other social contexts and influences are also considered, as well as skills formation and ways to measure achievement. Offering an analysis of policy outcomes from an empirical social-scientific perspective and emphasizing the impact of social and ethnic inequality in educational opportunity, this influential Research Handbook defines the discipline and its agenda for future research. Researchers and students interested in education, sociology and social policy including the effects of inequality will find this Research Handbook a highly relevant reference tool. It also offers an important message for policy makers and other stakeholders in the field of educational policy and training.

  • Research and development in school : grounded in cultural historical activity theory / by May Britt Postholm
    LB 1028.24 P67 2019
    Research and Development in School: Grounded in Cultural Historical Activity Theory intends to give student teachers, teachers and school leaders research knowledge about which methodologies (research approaches) and methods (data collection and analysis methods) they can use as tools when researching the day-to-day affairs of school and classroom practice. Cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) is presented as the framework. When grounded in CHAT the intention of the research will be to produce useful knowledge whether the aim is to promote development when the research is conducted or incoming development processes. The text is useful in connection with CHAT-informed development work research (DWR), where development work and research are combined in a common project, and in connection with on-going practices in school without the person studying them supporting the on-going development work there and then, but with the intention and understanding that the constructed knowledge can be used in subsequent development processes. This book is also useful for teacher educators/researchers who supervise student teachers or collaborate with practitioners in schools. The wish is that CHAT and its models will be able to contribute to the development processes we want to see in school, which in turn will promote the pupils' learning outcome.

  • Ready or not : early care and education's leadership choices 12 years later / Stacie G. Goffin, Valora Washington ; foreword by Marty Linsky and Ronald Heifetz
    LB 1139.25 G64 2019

    Ready or Not made its mark in 2007 by boldly calling for a field-wide response to the question: "What defines and bounds early care and education as a field of practice?" A dozen years later, this question remains pivotal to the field's understanding of its present and its aspirations for the future. In this updated and expanded edition, Goffin and Washington reunite to examine the major issues that must still be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. This second edition will help everyone whose work impacts the ECE workforce, including those working directly with children, to deepen their commitment to adaptive and systems work and to develop the leadership capacity needed to become change agents. Ready or not, early childhood education needs to tackle its adaptive challenges. Nothing less will enable it to shift the field's developmental trajectory, fulfill its potential, and satisfy its obligations to children, families, and society.

    New for the Second Edition:

    Analyzes what has transpired over the past 12 years and documents why the field's capacity to lead change remains in question. Assesses the extent to which the field has mobilized for field-wide adaptive change and what is still necessary to move forward. Positions the six defining questions within the field's contemporary context. Includes a totally new "prequel" and "sequel" on "What's Next" for the field, plus updated notes, references, and appendixes.

  • Ready for anything : four touchstones for future-focused learning / Suzette Lovely, foreword by Sean Covey
    LB 1025.3 L696 2020

    Effective teaching and learning must reflect what's happening technologically, socially, economically, and globally. In Ready for Anything , author Suzette Lovely introduces four touchstones that will invigorate students' curiosity and aspirations and develop their 21st century skills for college and career readiness. Each touchstone provides K-12 educators with specific actions, methods, and innovative teaching strategies they can begin using in classrooms today.

    Use this book to guide your classroom instruction in preparing students for their future:

    Become familiar with the changes that the 21st century has brought into the lives of students. Expand your horizons as an instructor, and improve your craft in order to best prepare students for the future, using strength-based learning and personalized learning experiences. Consider the importance of closing the opportunity gap in education and training students to become future-ready graduates. Study student engagement and learning, and understand why learning, not teaching, should be the focal point of change in the classroom. Explore four touchstones that will act as guides toward innovative classroom practices and future-focused pedagogy.

    Contents:
    Acknowledgments
    Table of Contents
    About the Author
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: Rethinking Education
    Chapter 2: Implementing Innovative Practices
    Chapter 3: Building a Strengths-Based Culture
    Chapter 4: Designing Personalized Experiences
    Chapter 5: Collaborating With the Outside
    Epilogue
    Appendix
    References and Resources
    Index


  • Pre-K stories : playing with authorship and integrating curriculum in early childhood / Dana Bentley, Mariana Souto-Manning
    LB 1139.4 B46 2019

    Pre-K Stories offers a lively exploration of how one classroom community played with and collaboratively engaged in authorship. Through everyday stories, readers are invited to witness and engage with classroom practices that honor young children's brilliance and build on their questions, interests, and strengths. Weaving together literacy, language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and more, the authors illustrate how curriculum can be authentically and meaningfully integrated. They also offer a unique perspective on the development of language and literacy practices by framing children's play narratives as the foundation from which rich curricula can grow. Pre-K Stories allows readers to experience the rich cadence of a classroom while also coming to understand important theories that undergird early childhood teaching and young children's learning.

    Book Features:

    Rich descriptions and examples of 4-year-old children's authoring and writing processes. Engaging narratives from the perspective of an early childhood teacher and students. A unique perspective on the development of language and literacy practices through children's play. A view of young children as powerful and capable of coconstructing curriculum with teachers. A dynamic approach that has broad implications for literacy and integrative curriculum practices in early childhood.

  • Politics of education in Latin America : reforms, resistance, and persistence / edited by Carlos Ornelas
    LC 92 A2P655 2019
    Politics of Education in Latin America: Reforms, Resistance and Persistence portrays complex situations of education change policies in Latin America from Argentina and Chile, the southernmost part of the continent, to Mexico, the northernmost. The analyses tour through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Cuba to conclude with a chapter that scrutinizes why the big teacher unions reject most attempts at education reforms. In these, teachers are the target of criticism and, at the same time, the focus of the expectations for progress and better educational quality.

    Readers will find a variety of contentious issues such as inclusion, equity, privatization, uses of power, and dialectics between the indications of intergovernmental organizations and the rejection of their recommendations by local political actors. They will also find narratives to raise public education participation, improve the quality of life of teachers, and put local education systems to dialogue with the global world. The politics of education in Latin America is a territory that groups and institutions continue to dispute since the establishment of their education systems.


  • The Oxford handbook of the history of education / edited by John L. Rury and Eileen H. Tamura
    LA 11 O96 2019
    This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented works by comparing themes andapproaches, lend international perspective on a range of issues in education, and provide suggestions for further research and analysis.Like many other subfields of historical analysis, the history of education has been deeply affected by global processes of social and political change, especially since the 1960s. The handbook weighs the influence of various interpretive perspectives, including revisionist viewpoints, takingparticular note of changes in the past half century. Contributors consider how schooling and other educational experiences have been shaped by the larger social and political context, and how these influences have affected the experiences of students, their families and the educators who have workedwith them.The Handbook provides insight and perspective on a wide range of topics, including pre-modern education, colonialism and anti-colonial struggles, indigenous education, minority issues in education, comparative, international, and transnational education, childhood education, non-formal and informaleducation, and a range of other issues. Each contribution includes endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further study.

  • No more "How long does it have to be?" : fostering independent writers in grades 3-8 / Jennifer Jacobson
    LB 1576 J265 2019
    In this eagerly awaited sequel to No More "I'm Done!" grade 3-8 teachers will find the inspiration and tools to shift from a teacher-directed writing program to a student-propelled workshop model.

    Drawing on a wealth of Writer's Workshop experience in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, Jennifer Jacobson provides strategies to help you engage and support writers as they discover their voices and take charge of their own learning.

    Jacobson shares tips on how to establish the spaces, routines, and tone to run a highly productive writing time: Building classroom spaces conducive to practicing thoughtful, engaging writing Rolling out a streamlined sequence of varied writing activities Leading creative explorations of mentor texts Integrating the riches of mini-lessons, conferring, sharing, and publishing Building a workshop curriculum that aligns with your goals and rubrics As she clarifies misconceptions about writing and workshops, she serves up an immensely readable blend of activities, anecdotes, and advice that will energize and inspire your students.

  • New realms for writing : inspire student expression with digital age formats / Michele Haiken
    LB 1631 H257 2019
    The world should be the driving curriculum in our schools. Assignments should be authentic, have real-world connections and encourage students to create meaningful work. Accordingly, texts read in school should go beyond fiction and nonfiction, and include podcasts, popular culture, games and films to help students build writing and critical-thinking skills. New Realms for Writing features a variety of teacher-created resources and samples of student work to illustrate how teachers can design inquiry units for their content area that are authentic and engage students while developing digital age skills.This book provides insights into creating and using innovative materials and texts that are differentiated and personalized to student learners, specifically for teaching writing; offers tips for making thoughtful teaching and purpose central to teaching, with tech tools in support of student learning, but not driving it; and provides pedagogy and lesson ideas that promote student choice and voice within units of study that make cross-curricular connections.

  • Motivation and learning strategies for college success : a focus on self-regulated learning / Helena Seli and Myron H. Dembo
    LB 2343.3 D46 2020

    Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success provides a framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance that makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically successful. Full of rich pedagogical features and exercises, students will find Follow-Up Activities, opportunities for Reflection, Chapter-End Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. Seli and Dembo focus on the most relevant information and features to help students identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. Combining theory, research, and application, this popular text guides college students on how to improve their study skills and become self-regulated learners.

    New in the Sixth Edition:

    General updates throughout to citations and research since the previous edition Additional coverage of digital media and mobile technology, and the impact of technology on productivity Added coverage of metacognition and test anxiety, and consideration of non-traditional students Updated companion website resources for students and instructors, including sample exercises, assessments, and instructors' notes

  • Learning in the making : how to plan, execute, and assess powerful makerspace lessons / Jackie Gerstein
    LB 1029 M35G47 2019
    Making is a dynamic and hands-on learning experience that directly connects with long-established theories of how learning occurs. Although it hasn't been a focus of traditional education or had a prominent place in the classroom, teachers find it an accessible, exciting option for their students.The maker movement brings together diverse communities dedicated to creating things through hands-on projects. Makers represent a growing community of builders and creators-engineers, scientists, artists, DIYers, and hobbyists of all ages, interests, and skill levels-who engage in experimentation and cooperation.Transferring this innovative, collaborative, and creative mindset to the classroom is the goal of maker education. A makerspace isn't about the latest tools and equipment. Rather, it's about the learning experiences and opportunities provided to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as a school workshop with high-tech tools (e.g., 3D printers and laser cutters) or as small and low-tech as the corner of a classroom with bins of craft supplies. Ultimately, it's about the mindset-not the "stuff."In Learning in the Making, Jackie Gerstein helps you plan, execute, facilitate, and reflect on maker experiences so both you and your students understand how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of maker education transfer to real-world settings. She also shows how to seamlessly integrate these activities into your curriculum with intention and a clearly defined purpose.

  • Leading modern learning : a blueprint for vision-driven schools / authors: Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis
    LB 2822.82 M395 2019
    In the second edition of Leading Modern Learning, A Blueprint for Vision Driven Schools authors Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis offer the reader a fully rethought version of their blueprint for major education reform. More than a simple refresh, this new edition incorporates new insights, thinking, and experiences to refine approaches to, and tools for, implementing effective modern learning practices in a department, school, or district. With new Notes From the Field elements, McTighe and Curtis highlight key observations from their work with schools, including how to avoid potential missteps, misunderstandings, and time wasters that inhibit progress when implementing reform.

  • The interactive classroom : practical strategies for involving students in the learning process / Ron Nash ; foreword by John Almarode
    LB 1027.23 N37 2020
    Shift Students' Roles from Passive Observers to Active Participants.Engaging students, especially disinterested ones, in the learning process is no easy task, especially when easy access to information is at an all-time high. How do educators simultaneously ensure knowledge acquisition and engagement? Ron Nash encourages teachers to embrace an interactive classroom by rethinking their role as information givers. The Interactive Classroom provides a framework for how to influence the learning process and increase student participation by sharing: * Proven strategies for improving presentation and facilitation skills * Kinesthetic, interpersonal, and classroom management methods * Brain-based teaching strategies that promote active learning * Project-based learning and formative assessment techniques that promote a robust learning environment

  • The home education handbook : a comprehensive and practical guide to educating children at home / Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock
    LC 40 H57 2019

    'Home-educators want to provide a high quality learning experience for their children and this handbook is an excellent resource for making this aspiration a reality' - Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive of National Association of Special Educational Needs

    If you are thinking of home educating your child, your initial surprise may be at how easy it is to turn intention into reality. Once you have deregistered your child, you are largely left to get on with delivering education from home, as you see best.

    This book is full of practical guidance for parents, based on the authors' long experience of working with children and young people; their parents, teachers and schools. It will help you plan what is taught, as well as when and how. The authors not only consider how to benefit from the opportunities home education provides, but also suggest creative ways to fill the potential gaps that might arise from not being part of the traditional school system.

    The Home Education Handbook covers everything from the socialisation of home-educated children to advice on supporting the motivation and resilience of all involved. This is a book that every parent who is considering home education or flexi-schooling, or is simply keen to ensure that their child gets the best education possible, needs to read.


  • From curiosity to deep learning : personal digital inquiry in grades K-5 / Julie Coiro, Elizabeth Dobler, and Karen Pelekis ; foreword by Stephanie Harvey
    LB 1027.23 C645 2019

    "In an era where personalized learning has often come to be associated with isolated one-to-one device technology, we thirst for this personal, constructivist, collaborative approach to digital inquiry." --Stephanie Harvey

    From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K-5 reveals the powerful learning that results when you integrate purposeful technology into a classroom culture that values curiosity and deep learning. The centerpiece of this practical guide is Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI), a framework developed by Julie Coiro and implemented in classrooms by her co-authors, Elizabeth Dobler and Karen Pelekis. Clear, detailed examples offer ideas for K-5 teachers and school librarians to support their teaching.

    Personal emphasizes the significance of the personal relationship between teachers and students, and the role that students have in the learning process.

    Digital reflects the important role that digital texts and tools have come to play in both learning and teaching with inquiry.

    Inquiry lies at the core of PDI, because learners grow and change with opportunities to identify problems, generate personal wonderings, and engage in collaborative dialogue, making learning relevant and lasting.

    From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K-5 shows you how to integrate inquiry with a range of digital tools and resources that will create a dynamic classroom for both you and your students.


  • Exploring key issues in early childhood and technology : evolving perspectives and innovative approaches / edited by Chip Donohue
    LB 1139.35 C64E96 2020

    Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technologyoffers early childhood allies, both in the classroom and out, a cutting-edge overview of the most important topics related to technology and media use in the early years.

    In this powerful resource, international experts share their wealth of experience and unpack complex issues into a collection of accessibly written essays. This text is specifically geared towards practitioners looking for actionable information on screen time, cybersafety, makerspaces, coding, computational thinking, STEM, AI, and other core issues related to technology and young children in educational settings. Influential thought leaders draw on their own experiences and perspectives, addressing the big ideas, opportunities and challenges around the use of technology and digital media in early childhood. Each chapter provides applications and inspiration, concluding with essential lessons learned, actionable next steps and a helpful list of recommended further reading and resources.

    This book is a must-read for anyone looking to explore what we know - and what we still need to know - about the intersection between young children, technology, and media in the digital age.

    list of recommended further reading and resources.

    This book is a must-read for anyone looking to explore what we know - and what we still need to know - about the intersection between young children, technology, and media in the digital age.


  • Educating for social justice in early childhood / Edited by Shirley A. Kessler, Beth Blue Swadener
    LB 1139.23 E38 2020

    Bringing together scholarship and examples from practice, this book explores ways in which early childhood curriculum - including classroom practices and community contexts - can more actively engage with a range of social justice issues, democratic principles and anti-oppressive practices.

    Featuring a stellar list of expert contributors, the chapters in this volume present a cross-section of contemporary issues in childhood education. The text highlights the voices of children, teachers and families as they reflect on everyday experiences related to issues of social justice, inclusion and oppression, as well as ways young children and their teachersengage in activism. Chapters explore curriculum and programs that address justice issues, particularly educating for democracy, and culminate in a focus on the future, offering examples of resistance and visions of hope and possibility.    

    Designed for practitioners, graduate students and researchers in early childhood, this book challenges readers to explore the ways in which early childhood education is - and can be - engaging with social justice and democratic practices.


  • Educate the heart : screen-free activities for grades PreK-6 to inspire authentic learning / Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
    LB 1555 Q39 2019
    In a world where children are rushed from place to place, often on devices, teachers need to create an environment where they are given time and allowed to focus, to think, to create, and to learn. This book provides over 100-screen free ideas and activities to help teachers of students in preK-Grade 6 inspire authentic learning in their classroom. Teachers will learn how to promote peace all day by empowering students to handle conflict through kindness. They will see how effectively implementing collaborative work space can transform the classroom into a respectful learning community. There are literature -based lesson plans which cover a great variety of subjects and skills, such as reading, writing, language arts, mathematical discourse, movement, and cooking. Teachers will find ways to engage students in collaborative work, critical thinking skills, and find out how to encourage innovative ways to solve problems through creativity with STEM challenges and meaningful curriculum based art projects. Teachers will discover ways to build community with a growth mindset approach to classroom discipline. The ideas and activities in this book are designed with the whole child in mind, catering to providing the best possible environment and activities to allow students to feel valued and be nurtured in a way that inspires them to reach their true potential.

  • Developing thinking skills through creative writing : story steps for 9-12 year olds / Steve Bowkett and Tony Hitchman
    LB 1590.3 B6943 2020

    Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing: Story Steps for 9-12 Year Oldsis a practical and easy-to-use teacher resource helping children across a wide age and ability range to develop the skills necessary to write more effectively. Step by Step instructions encourage children to tackle tasks of increasing difficulty while broadening their knowledge and experiences of fictional genres.

    With chapters separated into distinct genres: ghost story, fantasy, science fiction, history, pirate story, thriller and Gothic horror, this book:

    Offers a summary at the start of each chapter to help teachers select the relevant activities Covers multiple aspects of storytelling from narrative structure, plots, characters and settings to vocabulary, word choice, sentence structure and punctuation Provides a cross referencing grid showing which aspects of writing appear in each chapter Includes guidance notes, extension activities and general tips

    Adaptable to different teaching situations, this book offers the opportunity for teachers to work through the book genre by genre or take a 'skills route' with different activities from different chapters to create their own programme of study. Fully illustrated and supporting the requirements of the National Curriculum, Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing is a valuable aid for all Key Stage 2 teachers.

    rencing grid showing which aspects of writing appear in each chapter Includes guidance notes, extension activities and general tips

    Adaptable to different teaching situations, this book offers the opportunity for teachers to work through the book genre by genre or take a 'skills route' with different activities from different chapters to create their own programme of study. Fully illustrated and supporting the requirements of the National Curriculum, Developing Thinking Skills Through Creative Writing is a valuable aid for all Key Stage 2 teachers.


  • Critical collaborative communities : academic writing partnerships, groups, and retreats / edited by Nicola Simmons and Ann Singh
    LB 2369 C75 2019
    Writing comprises a significant proportion of academic staff members' roles. While academics have been acculturated to the notion of 'publish or perish, ' they often struggle to find the time to accomplish writing papers and tend to work alone. The result can be a sense of significant stress and isolation around the writing process. Writing partnerships, groups, and retreats help mitigate these challenges and provide significant positive writing experiences for their members.

    Critical Collaborative Communities describes diverse examples of partnerships from writing regularly with one or two colleagues to larger groups that meet for a single day, regular writing meetings, or a retreat over several days. While these approaches bring mutual support for members, each is not without its respective challenges. Each chapter outlines an approach to writing partnerships and interrogates its strengths and limitations as well as proposes recommendations for others hoping to implement the practice. Authors in this volume describe how they have built significant trusting relationships that have helped avoid isolation and have led to their self-authorship as academic writers.

  • The creative classroom : innovative teaching for 21st-century learners / R. Keith Sawyer ; foreword by Tony Wagner
    LB 1025.3 S29 2019

    The Creative Classroom presents an original, compelling vision of schools where teaching and learning are centered on creativity. Drawing on the latest research as well as his studies of jazz and improvised theater, Sawyer describes curricula and classroom practices that will help educators get started with a new style of teaching, guided improvisation, where students are given freedom to explore within structures provided by the teacher. Readers will learn how to improve learning outcomes in all subjects--from science and math to history and language arts--by helping students master content-area standards at the same time as they increase their creative potential. This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching--leadership, structure, and culture--and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations.

    Book Features:

    Presents a research-based approach to teaching and learning for creativity. Identifies which learning outcomes support creativity and offers practical advice for how to teach for these outcomes. Shows how students learn content-area knowledge while also learning to be creative with that knowledge. Describes principles and techniques that teachers can use in all subjects. Demonstrates that a combination of school structures, cultures, incentives, and leadership are needed to support creative teaching and learning.

  • Coaching your classroom : how to deliver actionable feedback to students / Garnet Hillman, Mandy Stalets
    LB 1034 H55 2019
    In Coaching Your Classroom: How to Deliver Actionable Feedback to Students, authors Garnet Hillman and Mandy Stalets give the rationale, provide specific behaviors, and share first-hand teacher accounts so readers can craft high-quality feedback. Readers gain a fresh perspective on classroom feedback in this book. Coaching Your Classroom succinctly points out the parallels between coaching athletes and teaching students and details how to make sure students act on feedback. Although people would traditionally describe coaches and teachers as different professions that operate in separate spheres, the two share endless similarities. After reading Hillman and Stalets's book, educators can pivot toward the practices they need to create student-centered learning and to close the feedback loop.

  • Catch a fire : fuelling inquiry and passion through project-based learning / edited by Matt Henderson
    LB 1027.43 C38 2019
    This book will inspire, challenge and engage you--and transform your teaching and learning.

    Each chapter in this book is written by a different educator or team about their experiences with project-based learning, both in and out of the classroom. They reflect not only on the how of project-based learning, but more importantly, on the what and the why. They offer insight into how connecting with learners, honouring their experiences, and promoting deep and rich questioning can be the path to powerful projects and learning. Their writing and thinking is saturated with empathy, expertise, a desire to improve their practice, and an acknowledgment of the need to collaborate.

  • Brain words : how the science of reading informs teaching / J. Richard Gentry, Gene P. Ouellette
    LB 1573 G397 2019
    "Gentry and Ouellette are cannonballing into the reading research pool, they're making waves, and these waves are moving the field of reading forward."
    --From the foreword by Mark Weakland, Super Spellers

    The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. But these discoveries--and all their exciting implications--have yet to make their way into most classrooms.

    With the concise and readable BrainWords, you will learn how children's brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage.

    Introducing their original, research-based framework of "brain words"--dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meanings--the authors offer a wealth of information that will transform your thinking and practice: Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence that spelling is at the core of the reading brain Tools to recognize what works, what doesn't, and why Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first movements Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science With the insights and strategies of BrainWords , you can meet your students where they are and ensure that more of them read well, think well, and write well.
Updated: Saturday 14 December 2019
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