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Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Teachers College Press, 2018
Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers among various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and…
Descriptors: Music, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Community
Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
Pollman, Mary Jo – Teachers College Press, 2017
This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (pre-K-3rd grade). Highlighting their many commonalities, such as the processes involved in creative problem solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Artists
Boyd, Ashley S. – Teachers College Press, 2017
This timely book focuses on different social justice pedagogies and how they can work within standards and district mandates in a variety of English language arts classrooms. With detailed analysis and authentic classroom vignettes, the author explores how teachers cultivate relationships for equity, utilize transformative language practices,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, English, English Instruction, Language Arts
Washington, Valora; Gadson, Brenda – Teachers College Press, 2017
With growing evidence about the critical period of birth to age 5 for child development and learning, the imperative to professionalize the early childhood education workforce has never been greater. In this follow-up to "The New Early Childhood Professional: A Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Goliath", the authors share lessons learned…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Definitions, Prosocial Behavior
Stewart, Mary Amanda – Teachers College Press, 2017
This book introduces a set of pedagogical practices designed to assist adolescent English learners in developing their English skills in a way that honors and leverages their native languages and cultures. Responding to the linguistic and educational diversity of adolescents, the R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy) method offers…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education, Second Language Instruction
Meier, Deborah; Knoester, Matthew – Teachers College Press, 2017
The authors of the book argue that a fundamentally complex problem--how to assess the knowledge of a child--cannot be reduced to a simple test score. "Beyond Testing" describes seven forms of assessment that are more effective than standardized test results: (1) student self-assessments, (2) direct teacher observations of students and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Testing Problems, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Observation
Paris, Django, Ed.; Alim, H. Samy, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2017
"Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies" raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)--teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Social Justice, Social Change
Harms, Thelma; Cryer, Debby; Clifford, Richard M.; Yazejian, Noreen – Teachers College Press, 2017
Building on extensive feedback from the field as well as vigorous new research on how best to support infant and toddler development and learning, the authors have revised and updated the widely used "Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale." ITERS-3 is the next-generation assessment tool for use in center-based child care programs for…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Preschool Education, Infants, Toddlers
Mahiri, Jabari – Teachers College Press, 2017
This book answers: (1) how do socially constructed concepts of race dominate and limit understandings and practices of multicultural education; and (2) since race is socially constructed, how do we deconstruct it? The author argues that multicultural education needs to move beyond racial categories defined and sustained by the ideological, social,…
Descriptors: Race, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Ethnography
Small, Marian – Teachers College Press, 2017
Now in its Third Edition--expanded with over 100 new tasks and questions--this bestselling resource helps experienced and novice teachers to effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K-8. Math education expert Marian Small shows teachers how to get started and become expert at using two powerful and universal…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
Herrera, Socorro G.; Kavimandan, Shabina K.; Perez, Della R.; Wessels, Stephanie – Teachers College Press, 2017
Research indicates that the culturally responsive teaching strategies outlined in this book accelerate literacy, language development, and academic growth for students in grades K-8, particularly for English language learners. Completely revised and updated, this bestselling resource speaks to the social-emotional needs of learners and helps…
Descriptors: Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Strategies, Social Development
Collins, Allan – Teachers College Press, 2017
This important contribution to the future of education, by bestselling author and renowned cognitive scientist Allan Collins, proposes a school curriculum that will fit the needs of our modern era. Offering guidelines for deciding what is important to learn in order to become a knowledgeable person, a good citizen, a thoughtful worker, and a…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Curriculum Development, Guidelines, Educational Trends
Gee, James Paul – Teachers College Press, 2017
This is a profound look at learning, language, and literacy. It is also about brains and bodies. And it is about talk, texts, media, and society. These topics, though usually studied in different narrow academic silos, are all part of one highly interactive process--human development. Gee argues that children will need to be resilient,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Change, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Principles
Naraian, Srikala – Teachers College Press, 2017
"Teaching for Inclusion" shows how educators navigate the competing demands of everyday practice with examples from urban, suburban, elementary, and secondary schools. The author offers eight guiding principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Disabilities
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