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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8, Fourth Edition (Fully Revised and Updated) by Clear, Relevant, Evidence-Based Guidance to Support Early Childhood Educators Developmentally appropriate practice is the foundation on which quality early learning is built. The fourth edition of this classic, influential text addresses developmentally appropriate practice within the context of the ever-changing and evolving world of early childhood education. With a strong focus on equity and teaching and supporting all children, it underscores the importance of social, cultural, and historical contexts of development. Research Based Based on what the research says about child development, how children learn, and effective practices--as well as what professional experience tells the field about intentional teaching--this book provides a thorough discussion of the core considerations, principles, and guidelines that inform educators' decision making. You'll find extensive examples of effective approaches for teaching children across the early childhood spectrum as well as specific examples for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and children in the primary grades. Even More Resources for Early Childhood Professionals This edition provides a comprehensive approach to implementing practices that ensure all young children have access to high-quality early learning. New resources in the book and online support higher education faculty, K-3 leaders, and early childhood educators in extending their own and others' knowledge and application of developmentally appropriate practice. For higher education faculty: * Suggested activities, assignments, and reflections that correspond to specific content in the book, key areas of practice in NAEYC's position statement on developmentally appropriate practice, and the professional standards and competencies * A test bank to create quick quizzes For K-3 leaders: * Considerations for incorporating developmentally appropriate practice into K-3 schools and programs, including those that provide pre-K, to foster children's joyful learning and maximize learning opportunities for all children For early childhood educators: * Tips and resources for engaging with content in the book, extending learning with additional resources, and collaborating with others in the early childhood learning community
Publication Date: 2021-11-30
The Flexibly Grouped Classroom by Want to make your instruction more equitable and effective, more interesting, and more fun? It's time to try flexible grouping. Unlike traditional grouping, which typically puts like with like or combines students without regard to the best way to promote their individual growth, flexible grouping is both purposeful and fluid, regularly combining and recombining different students in different ways to pursue a wide range of academic and affective goals. In this comprehensive guide to flexible grouping, author Kristina J. Doubet shares a staged implementation approach that takes students from simple partner set-ups designed to build cooperative skills to complex structures ideal for interest and readiness-informed academic exploration. She covers the key factors to consider when forming groups and highlights how this approach to organizing learning can help you disrupt rigid tracking, deliver targeted instruction, connect to student interests, boost collaboration, and build community. Focused, practical, and written for teachers of all subjects and grade levels, The Flexibly Grouped Classroom provides: Dozens of strategies to expand your instructional repertoire, along with links to additional models and resources; Guidance on setting the tone and expectations for group tasks, ideas for student role distribution, and tips for monitoring progress, noise, and time; A planning template and sample grouping plans for an elementary and secondary classroom; and Specific troubleshooting advice to help you navigate common complications. Choosing to make your classroom a flexibly grouped one means positioning every student to learn better-without feeling superior or inferior, without being overburdened or underchallenged-and to discover for themselves how much farther they can go together than they ever could alone.
Publication Date: 2022-01-30
Teacher Acculturation by This book evolved from decades of transcultural experiences. Edward Howe's comparative ethnographic narrative, a blend of narrative inquiry and reflexive ethnography, uniquely captures the essence of teacher acculturation. Each chapter is filled with intriguing teachers' stories based on lived experiences - connected through the common thread of learning to teach. Compelling teacher narratives, spanning seven decades, show that much of what teachers do is learned implicitly and is culturally embedded.Teacher Acculturationprovides a window into the world of novice teachers from the 1950s through present day. The thought-provoking stories provide a springboard for critical discussions about gender/sexuality, culture/race/ethnicity, Indigenous perspectives, SES/class/religion, location/space/time, and the challenges facing teachers in different contexts.The author highlights the importance of teacher relationships, built on mutual understanding, trust, mentorship, leadership and guidance. Beginning teachers are largely required to work in isolation, to learn their practice through trial and error - left to "sink or swim." There is little provision for mentorship and insufficient time to reflect on teaching practices. Collaborative and reflective self-study, as illustrated in Teacher Acculturation, shows great promise to ameliorate this pervasive problem in teacher induction. Thus, the book will appeal to teacher educators, teachers and to anyone interested in the fascinating lives of teachers.
Publication Date: 2022-03-24
Transforming Higher Education Through Digitalization by "The higher education sector is dynamic and needs constant adaptation to meet the requirements of students and industry. This book provides insights from experienced academicians on the digitalization of education and its appropriateness for enhancing the quality of education in higher education institutes. The book provides insights on technologies used in digital education, the competencies and skills required by teachers and students, managing quality of education through online modes, MOOCs (Massive, Open, Online Courses), and methods to support teachers and instructors in online education. The book also enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need in a digital age and to enable them to build collaborative learning that will bring them success. The book is written for educators, students, and policymakers of higher education and allows them to transform traditional education to digital education and continue their activities without the requirements of students and teachers meeting each other on campus"--
Publication Date: 2021-10-01
Transition and Continuity in School Literacy Development by This book addresses a significant gap in the research literature on transitions across the school years: the continuities and discontinuities in school literacy education and their implications for practice. Across different curriculum domains, and using social semiotic, ethnographic, and conversation-analytic approaches, the contributors investigate key transition points for individual students' literacy development, elements of literacy knowledge that are at stake at each of these points, and variability in students' experiences. Grounding its discussion in classroom voices, experiences and texts, this book reveals literacy-specific curriculum demands and considers how teachers and students experience and account for these evolving demands. The contributors include a number of established names (such as Freebody, Derewianka, Myhill, Rowsell, Moje and Lefstein), as well as emerging scholars gaining increasing recognition in the field. They draw out implications for how literacy development is theorized in school curriculum and practice, teacher education, further research and policy formation. In addition, each section of the book features a summary from an international scholar who draws together key ideas from the section and relates these to their current thinking. They deploy a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches in order to bring rich yet complementary perspectives to bear on the issue of literacy transition.
Publication Date: 2021-12-16
Cultivating Curiosity by Give your students a leg up and improve learning outcomes with this revolutionary, hands-on approach to teaching In Cultivating Curiosity: Teaching and Learning Reimagined, distinguished educator and author Doreen Gehry Nelson inspires anyone yearning to break away from formulaic teaching. Told from dozens of powerful and personal perspectives, the effectiveness and versatility of the Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning described in the book is backed by years of quantitative and qualitative data. You'll learn how applying this cross-curricular methodology can transform your K-12 teaching practice, regardless of changes in content standards. The book includes: Discussions about how to launch creative and critical thinking in your students Explanations of the methodology's 6 ½ Steps of Backward Thinking(tm) that invigorate the teaching experience and dramatically improve learning The inception of the methodology and the experiences of K-12 teachers who practice it in their classrooms. Perfect for K-12 educators seeking a methodology that consistently engages students in applying what they learn, Cultivating Curiosity is also an ideal resource for teachers-in-training, administrators, and post-secondary educators.
Call Number: LB1590.3 .N46 2022
Publication Date: 2021-09-15
Cultivating Genius by The four-layered framework-- identity, skill development, intellectualism and criticality-- is essential for all youth in classrooms, especially youth of color, who traditionally have been marginalized in learning standards, policies, and school practices. Readers will learn how to redesign their learning goals, lesson plans, and the texts they use to teach. The framework offers a unique and breakthrough blend of multiple pedagogical approaches including cognitive, sociocultural, and critical and sociohistorical theories.
Call Number: LC1099.3 .M75 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-01
The School Wellness Wheel by In The School Wellness Wheel: A Framework Addressing Trauma, Culture, and Mastery to Raise Student Achievement, authors Mike Ruyle, Libby Child, and Nancy Dome provide a framework to respond to students' cognitive, social, and emotional needs. Childhood trauma and stress can have long-lasting repercussions on students' physical and emotional growth. The authors assert that schools can evolve to address student trauma and promote wellness and healing. Educators can create safe and supportive environments by incorporating the three points on which the school wellness wheel pivots-(1) mastery-based learning, (2) trauma-responsive systems, and (3) culturally responsive teaching-into their educational practices and procedures. By reading this book, educators learn how to create a resilience-centered school, conducive to student growth and healing.
Call Number: Haseltine 371.92 R945s
Publication Date: 2021-11-29
Slaying Goliath by From one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, author of the best-selling Reign of Error ("fearless"--Jonathan Kozol, NYRB)--an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, activists--citizens--are successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are privatizing America's public schools. Diane Ravitch writes of those who have privatized the schools, the Disrupters, who believe America's schools should be run like businesses, with teachers incentivized with threats and bonuses, and schools that need to enter into the age of the gig economy in which children are treated like customers or products. She writes of the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, the Waltons (Walmart), Eli Broad, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many more, on the right and the left, as well as corporations, foundations, etc., intent on promoting the privatization of one of our most valued public institutions. Ravitch lays out, in extensive detail, the facts showing that the ideas put forth by school privateers have failed; that their promises of higher test scores have not come to pass; that the "great hope" of Common Core has been a dud. Arrayed against these forces, Ravitch writes of the volunteer army--"the Resisters"--that has sprung up from Seattle, Texas, and Colorado, to Detroit, New Orleans, and Buffalo, New York--parents, teachers, grandparents, students, bloggers, religious leaders, brave individuals, who, spurred on by conviction, courage, determination, and the power of ideas and passion, are fighting back to successfully keep alive their public schools.
Call Number: LB2806.36 .R385 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
Start Here, Start Now by Most educators want to cultivate an antibias and antiracist classroom and school community, but they often struggle with where and how to get started. Liz helps us set ourselves up for success and prepare for the mistakes we'll make along the way. Each chapter in Start Here, Start Nowaddresses many of the questions and challenges educators have about getting started, using a framework for tackling perceived barriers from a proactive stance. Liz answers the questions with personal stories, sample lessons, anchor charts, resources, conversation starters, extensive teacher and activist accounts, and more. We can break the habits that are holding us back from this work and be empowered to take the first step towards reimagining the possibilities of how antibias antiracist work can transform schools and the world at large. We must remind ourselves that what is right is often not what is easy, and we must continue to dream. Amidst the chaos, our path ahead is clear. This is our chance to dream big and build something better.
Call Number: LC221 .K54 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-21