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Johnston, Peter H. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book "Choice Words", Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in "Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives", Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Intellectual Development, Self Concept, Emotional Development
Shagoury, Ruth; Power, Brenda Miller – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Guides, Personal Narratives
Silvers, Penny; Shorey, Mary C. – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
On any given day, a visitor to Mary Shorey's classroom will find elementary students using a variety of learning tools, from books to wikis and blogs, to pose critical questions about the world and take action to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether sponsoring a book drive for victims of Hurricane Katrina, using a multimedia…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Communication Skills
Gallagher, Kelly – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
"Read-i-cide" n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools. Reading is dying in our schools. Educators are familiar with many of the factors that have contributed to the decline--poverty, second-language issues, and the ever-expanding choices of electronic entertainment.…
Descriptors: Reading, Reader Text Relationship, Recreational Reading, Drills (Practice)
Miller, Debbie – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
In the second edition of "Reading with Meaning," Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
Moynihan, Christine – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? What contributes to getting that sense? In "Math Sense," Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Environment, Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction
Donohue, Lisa – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, "100 Minutes" shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Time Management
Barrs, Myra; Barton, Bob; Booth, David – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
"This Book Is Not About Drama" explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve in to more complex…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Role Playing, Discussion, Educational Strategies
Foster, Graham – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. "Ban the Book Report" inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Independent Reading, Student Reaction, Scoring Rubrics
Harper, Jennifer; O'Brien, Kathryn – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers know that their students love to explore and learn. But, how do we make this possible with thirty students, with different needs, learning styles, and backgrounds, all in one small room with one teacher in the class? Designed to help teachers reflect on their current teaching practice, "Student-Driven Learning" suggests small shifts,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Opportunities, Experiential Learning, Teachers
Tysseling, Lee Ann – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
The Internet is full of tools for vocabulary development, but the quality and usefulness for teachers and students vary greatly. With a traditionalist's respect for word knowledge and an adventurer's spirit for discovering new routes to learning, Lee Ann Tysseling shares an exciting array of technology-assisted resources that can boost students'…
Descriptors: Literacy, Semantics, Video Technology, Vocabulary
Parsons, Les – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Based on the most up-to-date research, "Back to Learning" presents straightforward analysis and practical guidance on confronting bullying, taming the digital universe, and changing the troublesome trend in students' entitled attitudes toward learning and grades. "Back to Learning" gives teachers the background they need to: (1) understand how the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bullying, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes
Spillane, Lee Ann – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
By now we've all seen examples of Wordle, the technology app that converts chunks of text into a word cloud featuring words of different sizes according to their prevalence in the text. But you haven't seen the real power of Wordle until you've seen Lee Ann Spillane's high school students use it to analyze patterns and symbolism in The Great…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Reading, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Palmer, Erik – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
All teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas assign speaking activities--for example, read-alouds, book reports, class discussions, lab results, research presentations, and dialogues in a foreign language. Effective communication is an essential skill in modern society, and the Common Core State Standards place particular emphasis on…
Descriptors: State Standards, Computer Assisted Instruction, Speech Communication, Video Technology
Confer, Chris; Ramirez, Marco – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
During the past two decades, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked to deepen and improve mathematics instruction at schools around the country. Wherever they go, they find the raw ingredients for success already present: "The potential for positive change lies within each school. Abundance is present in the form of capable children,…
Descriptors: Poverty, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning
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