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Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019
A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Fu, Danling; Hadjioannou, Xenia; Zhou, Xiaodi – Teachers College Press, 2019
"Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals" is a thorough examination of the development, evolution, and current realities of educating emergent bilinguals in U.S. classrooms. Through engaging vignettes, readers follow the experiences of emergent bilinguals in a variety of monolingual settings, tracing the challenges encountered by both…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Vignettes, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning
Hansen, C. Bobbi – Teachers College Press, 2019
"The Heart and Science of Teaching" shows readers why and how to connect essential social-emotional factors and critical cognitive aspects of learning for all students. Incorporating the latest research demonstrating that students really cannot learn well without social-emotional connections within their learning communities, the book…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
Wehmeyer, Michael L. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Michael Wehmeyer, a leading scholar with over four decades of experience as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and advocate, provides a cogent but accessible account of the evolution of special education. Offering a compelling vision of where the field should be headed in the next decade, he notes how the digital revolution has made it…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Individualized Instruction
Baxter, Kristin – Teachers College Press, 2019
Writing lesson plans is often considered busywork, but it can be a useful path for discovering what is important about artmaking and teaching. This book shows teachers how to slow down, breathe, and linger over the process of unit and lesson plan writing to uncover how much this process can support them professionally, creatively, and personally.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Lesson Plans, Freehand Drawing
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study by Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues, "The Early Advantage 2" extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Miller, sj – Teachers College Press, 2019
What is gender identity justice, why does it matter, and what are the implications for not doing this work in today's schools? This premiere book in the new Teachers College Press series School : Questions carefully walks readers through both theory and practice to equip them with the skills needed to bring gender identity justice into classrooms,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Social Justice, Equal Education
Journell, Wayne, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Since the 2016 presidential election, the term "fake news" has become part of the national discourse. Although some have appropriated the term for political purposes, actual fake news represents an inherent threat to American democracy given the ease through which it is consumed and shared via social media. This book is one of the first…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Skills
Edwards, Patricia A.; Spiro, Rand J.; Domke, Lisa M.; Castle, Ann M.; White, Kristen L.; Peltier, Marliese R.; Donohue, Tracy H. – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book helps teachers gain confidence and build sensitivity when interacting with caregivers and families who speak different languages and may come from different cultural, racial, and social backgrounds. By presenting various scenarios, the authors invite readers to reflect on issues they will face as practicing teachers in classrooms and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Vignettes, Problem Solving
Fahey, Kevin; Breidenstein, Angela; Ippolito, Jacy; Hensley, Frances – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book is for educators who believe that schools need to be improved and are hopeful that real change can be achieved. The authors argue that if educators want to create more equitable, socially just, and learner-focused schools, then they need a more robust, transformational theory of school change--an UnCommon Theory. After describing the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Theories, Educational Improvement, Standards
Quigley, Cassie F.; Herro, Danielle – Teachers College Press, 2019
This practical book will help readers understand what STEAM is, how it differs from STEM, and how it can be used to engage students in K-8 classrooms. The authors present a conceptual model with recommendations and classroom examples illustrating various key aspects of STEAM teaching in action, including creating the correct teaching environment,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Ayers, William – Teachers College Press, 2019
Education activist William Ayers invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching. Should I become a teacher? How can I get to know my students? What commitments come with me into the classroom? How do I develop my unique teaching signature? In his new book, "About Becoming A Teacher", Ayers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Curriculum Development, Teacher Student Relationship
Lange, Alissa A.; Brenneman, Kimberly; Mano, Hagit – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book is designed to build educators' confidence and competence so they can bring STEM to life with young children. The authors encourage pre-K teachers to discover the value of engaging preschoolers in scientific inquiry, technological explorations, engineering challenges, and math experiences based on learning trajectories. They explain the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education
Myers, Beth A. – Teachers College Press, 2019
"Autobiography on the Spectrum" challenges prevailing notions about autism by offering a critically unconventional perspective--the viewpoint of adolescents who are themselves on the spectrum. Examining a year-long inquiry, Myers highlights the autobiographical works of the students through writing, photography, poetry, art, and more.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Attitudes
Kaplowitz, Donna Rich; Griffin, Shayla Reese; Seyka, Sheri – Teachers College Press, 2019
All too often, race discourse in the United States devolves into shouting matches, silence, or violence, all of which are mirrored in today's classrooms. This book will help individuals develop the skills needed to facilitate difficult dialogues across race in high school and college classrooms, in teacher professional learning communities, and…
Descriptors: Race, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Group Discussion, High School Students
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