While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening.
In this book you'll learn how to : tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject ; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest ; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom ; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students.
In this insightful book, thoughtful leader and bestselling author Dan Willingham offers an easy, reliable way to discern which programs are scientifically supported and which are the equivalent of 'educational snake oil.'
Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation.
This book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn revealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.
Lang makes the case for a new way of thinking about how to teach young minds based on the emerging neuroscience of attention. Although we have long prized the ability to focus, the most natural way of thinking is distraction.
In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.
Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, Dintersmith provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.
See Me After Class helps those great teachers of the future to survive the classroom long enough to become great. Fueled by hundreds of hilarious-and sometimes shocking-tales from the teachers who loved them, Elden provides tips and strategies that deal head-on with the challenge.
This is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.
Famed director M. Night Shyamalan tells how his passion for education reform led him to the five indispensable keys to educational success in America's high-performing schools in impoverished neighborhoods.
An account of the author's personal awakening as a teacher, interspersed with the first-person stories of his students. It looks at what it means to be a teacher and a student in urban America, and deals with the critical moral issues teachers must face.
The discipline systems used in most K-12 schools are obsolete, and aren't working for the kids to whom they're most often applied: those with behavioral challenges. Lost & Found provides a roadmap to a different paradigm, helping educators radically transform the way they go about helping their most challenging students.
Counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of student failures.
Although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child's path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age.