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Carroll, Catherine; Cameron, Claire – UCL IOE Press, 2017
Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme that aims to support the development of practice in schools and to expand the evidence base to ultimately improve outcomes for children in care. Feedback on the first year of PALAC exceeded expectations, with practitioners using their projects to evaluate…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Knowledge Management, Case Studies, Children
Sleeter, Christine E.; Carmona, Judith Flores – Teachers College Press, 2016
In this second edition of her bestseller, Christine Sleeter and new coauthor Judith Flores Carmona show how educators can learn to teach rich, academically rigorous, multicultural curricula within a standards-based environment. The authors have meticulously updated each chapter to address current changes in education policy and practice. New…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Vignettes
Alexander, Karl, Ed.; Pitcock, Sarah, Ed.; Boulay, Matthew C., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2016
This book is an authoritative examination of summer learning loss, featuring original contributions by scholars and practitioners at the forefront of the movement to understand--and stem--the "summer slide." The contributors provide an up-to-date account of what research has to say about summer learning loss, the conditions in low-income…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Achievement Gap
Burns, Leslie David; Botzakis, Stergios – Teachers College Press, 2016
Great teaching is not just a matter of talent or creativity or passion. Teachers are made, not born, and great teachers know "why" they do what they do in their classrooms. They do it strategically and purposefully based on technique. "Teach on Purpose!" demonstrates a high-quality research-based and practical approach to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Learner Engagement
Toshalis, Eric – Harvard Education Press, 2015
In this groundbreaking book, Eric Toshalis explores student resistance through a variety of perspectives, arguing that oppositional behaviors can be not only instructive but productive. All too often treated as a matter of compliance, student resistance can also be understood as a form of engagement, as young people confront and negotiate new…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Resistance (Psychology), Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
Renwick, Matt – ASCD, 2015
What's keeping your school behind the technology curve? Is it a fear of the unfamiliar? Expenses? Or some other myth? Have you considered how students with special needs or students learning a second language may benefit from using digital tools? If you've fallen for the perception that technology is too expensive, unnecessary for real learning,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Misconceptions
Brookhart, Susan M. – ASCD, 2015
In this book, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn: (1) What different kinds of data can--and cannot--tell us about student…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Student Evaluation, Data Analysis
Olson, Steve; Labov, Jay – National Academies Press, 2014
Many national initiatives in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emphasized the connections between teachers and improved student learning. Much of the discussion surrounding these initiatives has focused on the preparation, professional development, evaluation, compensation, and career advancement of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Teacher Leadership, Academic Achievement
Logan, Joyce P. – Pearson, 2014
This action research resource is designed to help educators bridge the gap between educational research and its practical application in schools and classrooms. The goal of this action research resource is to help educators use education research in practical ways toward school improvement--to bring the use of professional literature and education…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Improvement
Piety, Philip J. – Teachers College Press, 2013
For better or worse, many educational decisions that were once handled on a personal level by teachers or administrators now increasingly rely upon data and information. To be successful in this era, educators need to understand this broad sociotechnical revolution and how it is realigning traditional roles and responsibilities. In this book, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Evidence, Information Systems
Beninghof, Anne M. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
For the increasing number of teachers working in co-taught classrooms, this book provides practical ideas for defining teacher roles, planning lessons, providing effective instruction, and maximizing the value of each team member. Former co-teacher and national presenter Anne Beninghof shares stories, and real-life co-taught lesson examples that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
Odden, Allan R. – Corwin, 2012
How do you stay focused on increasing student learning when budget cuts threaten everything you are striving for? This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. School reform expert Allan R. Odden outlines a school improvement action plan focused sharply on student learning and then shows how to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Change, Resource Allocation
Isaacs, Barbara – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Understanding the Montessori Approach" is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Brunner, Judy Tilton – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
Literacy, differentiated instruction, student engagement and academic achievement continue to be hot topics for educators, parents, legislators, and government officials. "Now I Get It! Differentiate, Engage, and Read for Deeper Meaning" is a practical, easy to use resource for classroom teachers, literacy coaches, school administrators and post…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Reading Comprehension, Individualized Instruction, Parents
Lesley, Mellinee – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Invisible Girls" is an examination of twenty-four at-risk adolescent girls' writing practices in a Third Space setting located within a school but outside of the confines of a regular classroom. Through a description of the girls' writing over a three-and-a-half-year period in this setting, Mellinee Lesley details phenomena that both support and…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Public Education
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