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Items in Education that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Virtual, augmented, and mixed realities in education Dejian Liu, Chris Dede, Ronghua Haung, John Richards, editors

  • Deploying iPads in the classroom : planning, installing, and managing iPads in schools and colleges / Guy Hart-Davis

  • Information and communication technologies in education, research, and industrial applications : 12th International Conference, ICTERI 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 21-24, 2016, Revised selected papers / Athula Ginige, Heinrich C. Mayr, Dimitris Plexousakis, Vadim Ermolayev, Mykola Nikitchenko, Grygoriy Zholtkevych, Aleksander Spivakovskiy (eds.)

  • Nigeria's University age reframing decolonisation and development / Tim Livsey

  • Advancing Human Assessment : The Methodological, Psychological and Policy Contributions of ETS / edited by Randy E. Bennett, Matthias von Davier

  • Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Didaktik : Non-affirmative Theory of Education / edited by Michael Uljens, Rose M. Ylimaki

  • WILL AND GRACE meditations on the dialogical philosophy of martin buber

  • EDUCATION DURING THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTION IN EGYPT dialectics of education in conflict

  • Homecoming queens / J.E. Sumerau

  • Object medleys : interpretive possibilities for educational research / edited by Daisy Pillay, Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan and Inbanathan Naicker

  • Star Course: Nineteenth-Century Lecture Tours and the Consolidation of Modern Celebrity

  • Confronting Orientalism: A Self-Study of Educating through Hindu Dance

  • Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives

  • Paradoxes in Education Learning in a Plural Society

  • Pedagogy and Content in Middle and High School Mathematics

  • Giftedness and talent : Australasian perspectives / Nadine Ballam, Roger Moltzen, editors

  • The Medicalization of America's Schools : challenging the Concept of Educational Disabilities / by Joel Macht

  • The learning of liberty : the educational ideas of the American founders / Lorraine Smith Pangle and Thomas L. Pangle
    LA 206 P36 1993
    "This very important book is original, sweeping, and wise about the relation between education and liberal democracy in the United States. The Pangles reconsider superior ideas from the founding period in a way that illuminates any serious thinking on American education, whether policy-oriented or historical". -- American Political Science Review. "An important and thoughtful book, stimulating for citizens as well as scholars". -- Journal of American History.

  • Ever the leader : selected writings, 1995-2016 / William G. Bowen ; edited and with an introduction by Kevin M. Guthrie ; with an afterword by Hanna Holborn Gray
    LB 2325 B667 2018

    Ever the Leader gathers together selected speeches and writings from one of the great scholars and commentators of higher education. William G. Bowen's career at Princeton University--from economics professor to provost to a sixteen-year tenure as president--was marked by extraordinary accomplishments during times of great change, both at the university and in the country. But it was in Bowen's second act, as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and founding chairman of ITHAKA, that he took the lessons he learned as a highly productive leader of one of the nation's most esteemed universities and applied them to a broader set of problems in higher education. This volume of work from Bowen's later career captures this expansion of his thought and influence.

    Comprising remarks and articles on the subjects of university values, educational opportunity, college sports, technology, and colleagues and peers in higher education leadership, Ever the Leader is more than just a concise distillation of Bowen's research and thinking on some of the most urgent issues of the day--it is a portrait of leadership in action. The selected papers, talks, and articles exemplify Bowen's commitment and singular ability to communicate strong, persuasive arguments for change, and to motivate others to engage with the truly hard questions facing higher education leaders.

    Filled with formidable insights, Ever the Leader will be required reading for university presidents, policymakers, and all those who carry on the struggle for equity and excellence in higher education.

  • What's worth teaching? : rethinking curriculum in the age of technology / Allan Collins ; foreword by John Seely Brown
    LB 1570 C64 2017
    Renowned cognitive scientist Allan Collins proposes a school curriculum that will fit the needs of our modern era. Examining how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, Collins offers guidelines to help schools foster flexible, self-directed learners who will succeed in the global workplace.

  • Understanding tablets from early childhood to adulthood : encounters with touch technology / Rhonda McEwen and Adam Dubé
    LB 1139.35 C64 M34 2017

    Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood offers an alternative to dominant and populist narratives that young people are intuitively able to successfully use tablet devices. Adopting a research-driven approach, the book contests the ideology that touch-technologies are easier to understand, and identifies the factors that contribute to communicative encounters between users and tablets. Communication theory and cognitive psychology concepts and methods are employed to offer an epistemological exploration of user-tablet interaction with a focus on the use of these technologies in educational settings.

  • Thinking in a digital world : taking our kids into the deep end / Patricia Calton Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristgiani
    LB 1028.3 B863 2017
    Patricia Calton Buoncristiani has a wealth of classroom experience in the UK, Australia, and the United Slates. For twelve years she was a teacher educator at Melbourne Teachers College in Australia and more recently has been an elementary school principal in both Austria and the United States. Book jacket.

  • Solving the homework problem by flipping the learning / Jonathan Bergmann
    LB 1048 B47 2017
    Teachers view homework as an opportunity for students to continue learning after the bell rings. For many students, it's often just the dreaded "H" word. How can educators change the way students view homework while ensuring that they still benefit from the additional learning it provides? It's easy. Flip the learning In Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, Jonathan Bergmann, the co-founder of the flipped learning concept, shows you how. The book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students how flipped learning--completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own--improves student learning, and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning. Bergmann introduces the idea of flipped videos, and provides step-by-step guidance to make them effective. The book also includes useful forms, a student survey, and a sample letter to send to parents explaining the flipped learning concept.You want your students to learn, and your students want learning to be accessible. With that in mind, read through these pages, flip the learning in your classroom, and watch students get excited about homework!

  • Rigorous PBL by design : three shifts for developing confident and competent learners / Michael McDowell ; foreword by John Hattie; afterword by Suzie Boss
    LB 1027.42 M34 2017

    By designing projects that move students from surface to deep and transfer learning through PBL, they will become confident and competent learners. Discover how to make three shifts essential to improving PBL's overall effect:

    Clarity: Students should be clear on what they are expected to learn, where they are in the process, and what next steps they need to take to get there. Challenge:Help students move from surface to deep and transfer learning. Culture:Empower them to use that knowledge to make a difference in theirs and the lives of others.

  • Ready-to-go instructional strategies that build collaboration, communication, & critical thinking / Denise White, Alisa Braddy
    LB 1025.3 W446 2017

    This book will allow teachers and administrators to facilitate effective collaboration and communication in the classroom and embed critical thinking in students while working with the content being learned. It is designed so that a teacher can use it immediately to enhance classroom instruction, an administrator can facilitate meaningful conversations with teachers, academic coaches can use it a resource, and as a professional development tool to model strategies. It will help make sense of all the standards, initiatives, and other instructional demands on teachers and how to make them work together to provide purposeful, meaningful and effective instruction for their students.

  • Narratives in early childhood education : communication, sense making and lived experience / edited by Susanne Garvis and Niklas Pramling
    LB 1139.23 N37 2017

    Over the past few decades, a growing body of literature has developed which examines children#65533;s perspectives of their own lives, viewing them as social actors and experts in their understanding of the world. Focusing specifically on narratives, this unique and timely book provides an analysis of these new directions in contemporary research approaches to explore the lived experiences of children and teachers in early childhood education, in addition to presenting original research on children#65533;s narratives.

    The book brings together a variety of well-regarded international researchers in the field to highlight the importance of narrative in young children#65533;s development from local and global perspectives. While narrative is clearly understood within different countries, this is one of the first texts to build an international understanding, acknowledging the importance of culture and context. It presents up-to-date research on the latest research methods and analysis techniques, using a variety of different approaches in order to critically reflect on the future for narrative research and its insights into early childhood education

    Narratives in Early Childhood Education will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics and researchers in early childhood education, as well as early childhood professionals, government policy makers and early childhood organisations and associations.


  • Let's get ready for reading : a guide to help kids become readers / Toronto Public Library
    LB 1050.2 L485 2017
    A handy, easy-to-use guide that gives parents proven strategies to help young children get hooked on reading.From the earliest age, children respond to stimuli that prepare them to enjoy books and reading. This guide illustrates how parents and caregivers can foster a love of reading from the time a baby is born. Whether it's listening to the rhythmic cadence of chants and nursery rhymes, looking at brightly colored pictures, or listening to stories, children learn to associate reading with the warm and happy experience of spending time with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. Filled with rhymes, songs, and games, Let's Get Ready for Reading provides tons of suggestions for engaging kids, from using different voices for the characters in a book to helping them recognize shapes in preparation for learning the alphabet. A look at developmental milestones helps parents adapt strategies to the age of the child, while dozens of recommended books take out the guesswork during the next visit to the library or bookstore.

  • Lesson planning : getting it right in a week / Keith and Nancy Appleyard, ; series editor, Susan Wallace
    LB 1027.4 A67 2017

    Teachers in all sectors of education are faced with the ongoing task of planning lessons. Beginning teachers can struggle to get their heads around what is involved at a time when they are managing new information and skills, while experienced teachers are usually busy professionals with very little time. This book offers a time-saving, practical guide to support and develop lesson planning. Designed to be read over a week, the book is divided into seven chapters, each detailing clear strategies, examining the strategy in action and summarising the relevant underpinning theory.

  • Lenses on reading : an introduction to theories and models / Diane H. Tracey, Lesley Mandel Morrow
    LB 1050 T69 2017
    Widely adopted as an ideal introduction to the major models of reading, this text guides students to understand and facilitate children's literacy development. Coverage encompasses the full range of theories that have informed reading instruction and research, from classical thinking to cutting-edge cognitive, social learning, physiological, and affective perspectives. Readers learn how theory shapes instructional decision making and how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that underlie their own teaching. Pedagogical features include framing and discussion questions, learning activities, teacher anecdotes, classroom applications, and examples of research studies grounded in each approach.

    New to This Edition
    *Chapter on physiological foundations of reading development, including the impact of nutrition, sleep, and exercise.
    *Chapter on affective/emotional perspectives, such as the role of engagement and teacher-student relationships.
    *Additional social learning perspectives: Critical Race Theory and Multiliteracies Theory.
    *All chapters updated with the latest research; many new teacher anecdotes added.

  • Learning first, technology second : the educator's guide to designing authentic lessons / Liz Kolb
    LB 1028.3 K649 2017
    Learning with technology doesn't happen because a specific tool "revolutionizes" education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it's not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it's "fun" or because the developer promises it will help students learn.
    Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning.
    This book includes:
      An introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students' everyday lives. Effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Case studies to guide appropriate tech integration. A lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction.

  • Inspiring young minds : scientific inquiry in the early years / Julie Smart
    LB 1585 S55 2017

    Learn to use inquiry-based practice to inspire young minds through science. This book provides educators a concrete guide for using research-based principles of inquiry to help children explore their world. Using real-life examples and discussions on facilitating and guiding children, you will be able to engage and maximize STEM learning.

    This book uses case studies to focus on the teacher's interaction with children and includes how to use inquiry-based practice, in addition to why you should use this method. Web content and reproducible lesson plans make it easy to begin using proven inquiry-based instruction. Detailed accounts of conversations with children about science will help you understand different methods and tools. Enrich and inspire young minds with inquiry-based instruction.

    Julie Smart holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction and is currently a professor of math and science education at Clemson University. She is also a consultant in research methodology and program accreditation with a focus on inquiry-based instruction, teacher effectiveness, and classroom management. Smart resides in Greenville, SC, with her husband and two children.

  • Inclusion is dead : long live inclusion / Peter Imray and Andrew Colley
    LC 1203 G7 I5 2017

    Inclusion is Dead is a provocative polemic against the widely held notion that inclusion for all children and young people with SEN is both possible and desirable. For those with severe learning difficulties (SLD) and profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), the authors argue, it is neither.

    Imray and Colley assert that the dominance of inclusion has meant that there has been no serious attempt to look at the educational difficulties faced by learners with PMLD and SLD. As a vision of egalitarianism and equality for all, they say, inclusion is dead.

    The authors controversially believe that unless education changes, it will remain as a disabling institution that does the exact opposite of its intention. The book presents the argument that theorists of inclusion have failed to provide practical solutions on how inclusion can be achieved when SLD and PMLD learners are involved, as well as discussing the drawbacks of the #65533;inclusion for all argument#65533;.

    With up-to-date references throughout, Inclusion is Dead will be an insightful read for teachers and SENCO trainers, as well as postgraduates and undergraduates studying courses on politics, philosophy and society.

  • Handbook of special education / edited by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, and Paige Cullen Pullen
    LC 3965 H26 2017

    The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

  • Flip your writing workshop : a blended learning approach / Dana Johansen and Sonja Cherry-Paul
    LB 1576 J5857 2016

    How many times during writing workshop have you thought, "If only I could clone myself!" Dana and Sonja have a solution for finding more one-on-one teaching time during your writing workshop: flipped learning. Imagine students having access to instruction and support when they need it as often as they need it. While definitely not a replacement for you, the teacher, flipped learning allows students to:

    - access a variety of minilessons on their own
    - work at their own pace to study the minilesson
    - move ahead or review concepts, depending on individual needs.

    Meanwhile, you'll have more time to maximize individual instruction and conferring. Dana and Sonja walk you through the "how's" and "why's" of flipped learning, and provide guidance for determining which minilessons should be "flipped." They'll illustrate what flipped learning in a writing workshop looks like by modeling a flipped lesson, and explaining the technology used. Whether you're a novice or advanced technology user, you'll find tech tips throughout the book that help you choose the right tools and resources for creating flipped lessons and incorporating them into your workshop.
    Discover how a blended approach using flipped learning can increase efficiency in your writing workshop, while fostering independent learning and student engagement at the same time.

  • Enquiry and project based learning : students, school and society / edited by David Leat
    LB 1027.43 E57 2017

    Many teachers, schools, parents and community organisations feel that #65533;standards#65533; education is not serving us well. It has proved ineffective at preparing many students for work, higher education and general wellbeing, nor does it keep students engaged and intrinsically motivated, capable of sustaining interest in education and learning. There is a supressed desire to transform educational outcomes, and enquiry based learning (EBL) and project based learning (PBL) are the prime candidates for achieving such a goal.

    EBL is education that is driven by curiosity, questions and problem solving, with the capacity to produce results that are equal to or better than standard outcomes. This new text provides a critical examination of EBL and PBL by exploring a wide range of international exemplars and considering the benefits, barriers and contradictions generated by the efforts of teachers and schools. Focusing on analytical frameworks and socio-cultural theory, areas covered include:

    enquiry and society what EPBL is learning through enquiry challenges for schools and teachers student outcomes and assessment teacher learning curriculum development.

    Enquiry and Project Based Learning offers analytical frameworks and practical guidance for students, teachers and all those interested in enquiry based learning, as well as presenting a balanced, purposeful and motivating alternative to mainstream educational practice.

  • Designing adaptive and personalized learning environments / Kinshuk
    LB 1031 K4145 2016
    Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments provides a theoretically-based yet practical guide to systematic design processes for learning environments that provide automatic customization of learning and instruction.

    The book consists of four main sections: In "Introduction and Overview," the concepts of adaptivity and personalization are introduced and explored in detail. In "Theoretical Perspectives with Example Applications," various theoretical concepts underlying adaptive and personalized learning are discussed, including cognitive profiling, content-based adaptivity, exploration-based adaptivity, and mobile and ubiquitous settings. In "Practical Perspectives with Example Applications," the implementation process for adaptive and personalized learning environments is described, followed by application in various contexts. In "Validation and Future Trends," various evaluation techniques for validating the efficiency and efficacy of adaptive and personalized learning systems are discussed. This final section concludes with a discussion of emerging trends in adaptive and personalized learning research.

    Based on cutting-edge research, Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments is appropriate as a primary textbook for both undergraduate and graduate courses focused on the design of learning systems, and as a secondary textbook for a variety of courses in programs such as educational technology, instructional design, learning sciences, digital literacy, computer based systems, and STEM content fields.

  • Culturally relevant teaching : preparing teachers to include all learners / edited by Megan Adams, Sanjuana Rodriguez, and Kate Zimmer
    LC 1099 C825 2017
    This edited volume includes chapters covering multiple areas of literacy education: inclusive education, early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, and emergent literacy across groups. The purpose of this edited volume is to provide educators and graduate students/scholars in the field of education with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to facilitate student success.

  • The critical pedagogy reader / edited by Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres, and Marta P. Baltodano
    LC 196 C758 2017

    For fifteen years, The Critical Pedagogy Reader has established itself as the leading collection of classic and contemporary essays by the major thinkers in the field of critical pedagogy. While retaining its comprehensive introduction, this thoroughly revised third edition includes updated section introductions, expanded bibliographies, and up-to-date classroom questions. The book is arranged topically around issues such as class, racism, gender/sexuality, critical literacies, and classroom issues, for ease of usage and navigation. New to this edition are substantive updates to the selections of contemporary readings, including pieces that reflect issues such as immigrant and refugee students, the role of social justice in teacher education, and an emphasis on practical elements of pedagogy, as well as it significance to forging democratic life. Carefully attentive to theory and practice, this much-anticipated third edition remains the definitive, foundational source for teaching and learning about critical pedagogy.

  • The critical advantage : developing critical thinking skills in school / William T. Gormley, Jr
    LB 1590.3 G665 2017
    In The Critical Advantage, noted scholar and early childhood expert William T. Gormley, Jr. takes a wide-ranging look at the important role of critical thinking in preparing students for college, careers, and civic life.

    Drawing on research from psychology, philosophy, business, political science, neuroscience, and other disciplines, he offers a contemporary definition of critical thinking and its relationship to other forms of thinking, including creative thinking and problem solving. When defined broadly and taught early, he argues, critical thinking is a "potential cure for some of the biggest problems we face as a nation," including education deficits, employment deficits, and the recent surge of partisanship in democratic politics. While there are encouraging signs--the Common Core State Standards have drawn attention to the importance of critical thinking--recent efforts have been too narrowly focused on improving textual analysis in high school. Those who might benefit the most from curricula prioritizing critical thinking, including disadvantaged students, are less likely to be represented in courses and other activities that encourage this skill.

    Gormley argues for prioritizing critical thinking skills in PreK-12. He takes readers into innovative classrooms around the country, including schools in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Virginia, and offers specific recommendations for promoting critical thinking and embedding it across the curriculum.

    The Critical Advantage is an insightful and fascinating account of an intellectual journey culminating in a fresh vision for the future of US schooling.

  • The blended course design workbook : a practical guide / Kathryn E. Linder
    LB 1028.5 L56 2017
    Blended (also called hybrid) classrooms, in which face-to-face interaction is intentionally combined with online activities to aid student learning, are becoming more and more common. Most recently, "flipped" classrooms have become a popular method for teaching because more time for active learning in-class can be gained by moving content delivery such as lecture to outside-of-class homework using technology tools such as video or lecture capture. The blended model is proving to be an environment that provides more self-directed, technology-mediated learning experiences for students who will be incorporating technology more and more into their professional lives post-college.

    The Blended Course Design Workbook meets the need for a user-friendly resource that provides faculty members and administrators with instructions, activities, tools, templates, and deadlines to guide them through the process of revising their traditional face-to-face course into a blended format.

    Providing a step-by-step course design process that emphasizes active learning and student engagement, this book will help instructors adapt traditional face-to-face courses to a blended environment by guiding them through the development of course goals and learning objectives, assignments, assessments, and student support mechanisms with technology integration in mind. It will also help instructors choose the right technologies based on an instructor's comfort level with technology and their specific pedagogical needs. The book will help each instructor who uses the text to develop a unique course by making choices about their course design based on student learning needs for their chosen topic and discipline. Every component of the workbook has been piloted with faculty designing and implementing blended courses and then revised to better meet the needs of faculty across a range of comfort levels with technology use.

    The Blended Course Design Workbook includes detailed instructions for each stage of course design alongside specific activities that the reader can complete. The book is unique because it facilitates a step-by-step process for blended course design with specific templates and tools that can be used across disciplines.

  • Alternative approaches to education : a guide for teachers and parents / Fiona Carnie
    LC 46.8 G7 C37 2017

    Alternative Approaches to Education provides parents and teachers with information and guidance on different education options in the UK and further afield. This new and expanded edition, including additional chapters and up-to-date contact details, explains the values, philosophies and methods of a range of alternative approaches available outside and within the state system, as well as if you#65533;re #65533;doing it yourself#65533;.

    Illustrated throughout with the first-hand experiences of children, teachers and parents, it provides lists of useful contacts, sources of further information and answers to common questions. Together with brand new chapters on recent research and contemporary debates, and on Free Schools, it covers:

    Small alternative schools Steiner Waldorf education Democratic schools Alternatives in the state system Parents as change agents Setting up a Small School or Learning Centre Home-based education Flexible schooling

    Exploring why alternative approaches to education are needed, this accessible and informative book challenges the dominant educational orthodoxies by putting children first. It will be of interest to teachers looking to build on their knowledge of different educational approaches in order to find new ways of working. It is also an ideal introduction for parents deciding how best to educate their children.

  • What's missing : best practices for teaching students with disabilities / Carolyn Lindstrom and Bonita M. Drolet
    LC 4015 L56 2017
    What's Missing describes the ten research-based practices that have proven effective in working with students with disabilities. The practices for instruction and for inclusion are detailed in individual chapters in order for the reader to select a specific practice, read information about it, review a possible scenario, and then be given specific strategies on how to implement it. The book begins with an introduction and a brief history of special education legislation to the present.

  • Theories of early childhood education : developmental, behaviorist, and critical / edited by Lynn E. Cohen and Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
    LB 1139.23 T52 2017

    Theories of Early Childhood Education provides a comprehensive introduction to the various theoretical perspectives influential in early childhood education, from developmental psychology to critical studies, Piaget to Freire. Expert chapter authors examine assumptions underpinning the use of theory in the early years and concisely explore the implications of these questions for policy and practice. Every chapter includes applications to practice that will assist students and professionals in seeing the relevance of the theoretical perspective for their teaching.

  • Science and service learning / edited by Jane L. Newman, Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski Sunal
    LC 220.5 S37 2016

  • The resilience and wellbeing toolbox : a guide for educators and health professionals / Madhavi Nawana Parker
    LB 1072 P37 2017

    The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox is an inspiring book and a beacon for social emotional change in schools. Within these pages teachers and other professionals will find fantastic resources that they can easily implement in the classroom. By following this programme, teachers will see their students developing skills in persistence, problem solving and emotional regulation as well as independence, empathy, kindness, contribution and good will, whilst planting the essential seeds of resilience and wellbeing. Helpful suggestions offered in each chapter on how to bring wellbeing and resilience into the home can be shared with parents and families.

    The lively and engaging resources in this book include:

    Practical, photocopiable guide sheets and worksheets, also available as eResources Adaptable role plays and activities Solid research-based strategies A flexible framework that can be creatively implemented in the classroom

    This is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking to provide young people in their care with a strong foundation for better social, emotional and learning outcomes.

    Resources can be downloaded at https://www.routledge.com/The-Resilience-and-Wellbeing-Toolbox-A-guide-for-educators-and-health/Nawana-Parker/p/book/9781138921177

  • Queering classrooms : personal narratives and educational practices to support LGBTQ youth in schools / edited by Erin A. Mikulec and Paul Chamness Miller
    LC 192.6 Q849 2017

  • Pour comprendre les MOOCs : nature, enjeux et perspectives / Christian Depover, Thierry Karsenti et Vassilis Komis
    LB 1044.87 D465 2017

  • Positive peace in schools : tacking conflict and creating a culture of peace in the classroom / Hilary Cremin and Terence Bevington
    LB 3013.3 C735 2017

    Positive Peace in Schools offers a fresh and challenging perspective on the question of conflict, violence and peace in schools. Drawing on the most up-to-date theory and research from the field of peace and conflict studies, this book provides readers with a strong understanding of the concept of positive peace, and how the dimensions of peace-keeping, peace-making and peace-building can be robustly applied in schools. #65533;

    This accessible book challenges educators everywhere to reconsider the nature of direct and indirect violence in schools, and the structural and cultural factors that sustain it. It engages with global traditions of harmony and balance that are often neglected in Western notions of liberal securitised peace, in order to suggest a model for schools that integrates inner and outer peace. The book also includes practical sections that outline restorative approaches to discipline, peer mediation, circle learning, and classroom activities to promote mindfulness, inclusion and wellbeing. Taken together, these provide a philosophy and a highly effective framework for building conflict literacy and a culture of peace in schools.

  • Organization and administration of adult education programs : a guide for practitioners / Steven W. Schmidt, East Carolina University, Susan M. Yelich Biniecki, Kansas State University
    LC 5225 A34 S45 2016

  • Evidence-based teaching in primary education / edited by Val Poultney
    LB 1556.7 G7 E95 2017
    Trainees and school-based practitioners in the UK are being encouraged to engage more with evidence-based teaching methods. Teachers are now more responsible for the outcomes of their own practice and are charged with sourcing 'best practice' solutions in their pedagogical approaches, while schools are moving more towards in-house professional development approaches that have a clear focus on raising standards in the classroom. This book focuses on how universities and primary schools can work together to lead, manage, and sustain a culture of teacher inquiry. It examines the role of the university in providing a critical perspective on teaching and learning, and how academics can support schools by working as 'knowledgeable others' and advocates of classroom-based research. As a case study, it explores the journey taken by one particular primary school, in partnership with a university, over a two-year period, detailing how this work has impacted the professional lives of staff, the children they teach, the overall culture of the school, and the impact on school improvement. Chapters are contributed by professional school leaders, university academics, and primary teachers, with a focus on the rigorous examination of models of evidenced-based teaching, practical examples demonstrating some of the best and most sustainable approaches, and positive outcomes. (Series: Critical Guides for Teacher Educators) [Subject: Education]

  • Enseigner, c'est génial! : un enseignant inspirant partage ses idées pédagogiques / Louis Laroche
    LB 1025.3 L37 2017

  • Effective peer learning : from principles to practical implementation / Keith Topping, Céline Buchs, David Duran and Hilde van Keer
    LB 1031.5 T664 2017

    Peer learning allows a positive use of differences between pupils, turning them into learning opportunities. Yet education professionals often remain unfamiliar with the principles necessary to guarantee its effectiveness.

    The aim of this book is to help practitioners establish well-structured and effective peer learning projects using a variety of methods. It introduces and defines cooperative learning (mutual peer interaction) and peer tutoring (directional peer interaction) #65533; outlining general organisational principles that will help practitioners implement peer learning in either of these forms. The authors consider how to prepare and train learners to undertake their roles effectively, and how to organise and monitor the process of interaction as it is happening. They then look at how these systems actually operate in the classroom, exploring how the organisational principles work in practice and giving many practical examples. Subsequently three successive chapters consider how to structure peer interactions in cooperative learning, same-age peer tutoring and cross-age peer tutoring. Finally, the advantages and problems, and the potential and challenges, of peer learning are examined.

    The book should be read in stages, with each part being able to be read on its own #65533; thus providing time for reflection. Within each part, readers can choose to focus on cooperative learning or peer tutoring. The successive focuses on definitions, general principles of implementation and practical issues of implementation should help practitioners build their skills and confidence. Many choices between methods are described, and when teachers are confident in one method they may then consider trying a new method. It is the authors' hope that the book will become a model for peer learning by sharing with readers the skills of other practitioners, and thereby helping all children to develop to their full potential.

  • Early education curriculum : a child's connection to the world / Nancy Beaver, Susan Wyatt & Hilda Jackman
    LB 1139.4 J33 2018
    EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD shows you how to conduct observations and assessments of children and the program, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, and evaluate and document program quality and children's learning. Whether you are a student or an experienced teacher, this book will help you learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated with the most current research and standards, the seventh edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to solve real-life dilemmas. The book's strong applied approach focuses on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips.

  • Dyslexia-friendly strategies for reading, spelling and handwriting : a toolkit for teachers / Diane Montgomery
    LB 1576 M65 2017

    Many pupils with dyslexia have poor spelling and handwriting, even when their reading is adequate. This practical yet evidence-based book shows teachers who work with pupils with dyslexia how they can effectively address these areas of weakness. Diane Montgomery introduces her popular Cognitive Process Strategies for Spelling (CPSS) and provides guidance on how this direct action can be successfully used in both primary and secondary contexts.#65533;

    The book describes dyslexia-friendly approaches in Logographic, Alphabetic and Orthographic phases #65533; #65533;the three faces#65533; of dyslexia. Best literacy practice for all children is illustrated in a developmental reading and spelling approach, handwriting as a support to literacy teaching is explained and strategies for overcoming handwriting difficulties are detailed from Reception onwards.

    Dyslexia-friendly Strategies for Reading, Spelling and Handwriting is full of new research, case examples and practical methods that have been tried and tested in the classroom. This is a must-read guide for all teachers and SENCOs in primary and secondary settings working with pupils with dyslexia.

  • Digital writing for English language learners / Rusul Alrubail
    LB 1576.7 A37 2017
    Digital Writing for English Language learners looks at practical ways educators can implement the use of technology in their English and Language Arts classroom for English Language Learners. The book provides a variety of classroom activities and assignments that can be completed with English Language Learners using social media and other digital writing tools. The book also looks at creating a culture that fosters the necessary conditions for student voice to thrive in an English Language Learners' classroom.

  • Building knowledge in early childhood education : young children are researchers / Jane Murray
    LB 1139.23 M87 2017

    A focal point of early childhood education is how young children build knowledge and the ways that practitioners, parents and carers can help them to do so. Many adults find it challenging to identify what knowledge young children are building and how they do so, making it difficult to support young children#65533;s learning and development in the most effective ways. This essential guide will help you to identify and develop young children#65533;s knowledge and understanding in early years settings, not only in terms of statutory requirements but far beyond them.

    Building Knowledge in Early Childhood Education draws on empirical research findings from the Young Children As Researchers (YCAR) project to examine everyday activities and reveal the means that young children use to build knowledge and understanding, as well as exploring the similarities between learning behaviours in early childhood and adult life.

    Interweaving everyday activities in practice with research and theory, this book covers:

    how young children construct knowledge; learning, problem-solving and exploring; concepts and conceptualising in early childhood; evidence-based decision-making; how young children behave as researchers.

    Offering practical advice and suggestions to create opportunities that identify and facilitate young children#65533;s own constructions of knowledge and understanding, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and all those interested in the theories surrounding young children as researchers.

  • Anti-bias education in the early childhood classroom : hand in hand, step by step / Katie Kissinger
    LB 1139.5 S64 K57 2017
    Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom provides a useful, clearly outlined guide for implementing anti-bias and anti-oppression practices in early childhood education settings. Throughout the book, you#65533;ll find: Stories from the field Strategies for keeping teaching practices in touch with growing social justice movements Tasks and questions to spark your professional growth in this important area

    Katie Kissinger uses her personal experience as a longtime educator to highlight both the challenges and the potential for transformative learning in the anti-bias classroom, and gives other teachers the tools they need to create classrooms that welcome all students and families.

  • Am I safe here? : LGBTQ teens and bullying in schools / Donn Short
    LC 2576 C3 S56 2017
    "Am I safe here?" LGBTQ students ask this question every day within the school system. In this book, Donn Short treats students as the experts, asking them to shine a light on the marginalization and bullying faced by LGBTQ youth. They insightfully identify that safety comes from a culture that values equity and social justice, not just security cameras, and they envision a future in which LGBTQ youth are an expected, respected, and celebrated part of school life. Am I Safe Here? offers a path to creating equitable and inclusive schools, drawing on the spontaneous and timely words of LGBTQ students to show that nothing less than a total culture change is needed.
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