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Wineburg, Sam; Martin, Daisy; Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Teachers College Press, 2011
Reaching beyond textbooks, this is a guide to teaching "historical reading" with middle and high school students. This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburg's highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian", in your classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students' curiosity. Each chapter begins with an…
Descriptors: Literacy, Middle School Students, High School Students, History Instruction
Muschla, Judith A.; Muschla, Gary Robert; Muschla, Erin – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
Many students have trouble grasping algebra. In this book, bestselling authors Judith, Gary, and Erin Muschla offer help for math teachers who must instruct their students (even those who are struggling) about the complexities of algebra. In simple terms, the authors outline 150 classroom-tested lessons, focused on those concepts often most…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Fundamental Concepts
Wickett, Maryann; Hendrix-Martin, Eunice – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011
Multiple-choice testing is an educational reality. Rather than complain about the negative impact these tests may have on teaching and learning, why not use them to better understand your students' true mathematical knowledge and comprehension? Maryann Wickett and Eunice Hendrix-Martin show teachers how to move beyond the student's answer--right…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Grade 2, Grade 3
Rosebrough, Thomas R.; Leverett, Ralph G. – ASCD, 2011
Yes, it's true that today's students have tons of distractions that take their attention away from the hard work of learning. That's why it's more important than ever to establish a teaching relationship with students that makes academic learning relevant to their lives. Here's a book that explains how to do that by changing teaching practices…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Models
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2011
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills. Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Inferences
Johnson, LouAnne – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
Smilkstein, Rita – Corwin, 2011
This updated edition of the bestselling book on the brain's natural learning process brings new research results and applications in a power-packed teacher tool kit. Rita Smilkstein shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Curriculum Development, Brain, Creative Thinking
Lesh, Bruce – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011
Every major measure of students' historical understanding since 1917 has demonstrated that students do not retain, understand, or enjoy their school experiences with history. Bruce Lesh believes that this is due to the way we teach history--lecture and memorization. Over the last fifteen years, Bruce has refined a method of teaching history that…
Descriptors: Evidence, Historical Interpretation, Historians, History Instruction
Council for Environmental Education, 2011
The "Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide" focuses on wildlife and habitat. It is organized in topic units and is based on the Project WILD conceptual framework. Because these activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study, instructors may use one or many Project WILD activities or the entire set of activities…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Natural Resources, Ecology
Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl – Math Solutions, 2011
This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grade 6
Liu, Eric; Noppe-Brandon, Scott – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
The best corporations know that innovative thinking is the only competitive advantage that cannot be outsourced. The best schools are those that create cultures of imagination. Now in paperback, "Imagination First" introduces a wide-variety of individuals who make a habit of imaginative thinking and creative action, offering a set of universal…
Descriptors: Imagination, Corporations, Creative Thinking, Creativity
Gregory, Gayle H.; Burkman, Amy – Corwin, 2011
This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful "Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth & Achievement in Grades 7-12", the authors use brain-based strategies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Functional Literacy, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction
Nash, Ron – Corwin, 2011
How do you teach students to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems? In his engaging style, Ron Nash shows teachers how to create a student-centered environment that transforms learners from passive attendees into active participants and leaders in the classroom. Building on the foundation of his prior works on active learning, he combines…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Classroom Design
Moore, Betsy – Eye on Education, 2011
In this book, author, consultant, and longtime educator Betsy Moore shows teachers how to use data to make informed instructional changes in their classrooms. Strategies will help them to pinpoint and carry out instructional changes that ensure student success. Teachers will learn to: (1) Compile and make sense of data; (2) Analyze data--Find out…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Thinking Skills, Data, Data Analysis
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
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