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Wren, Douglas G. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019
Deeper learning has been defined as "the skills and knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st century jobs and civic life" (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2013). "Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks" examines the role of performance assessment to facilitate…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Performance Based Assessment, Competency Based Education, School Districts
Worth, Michael J., Ed.; Lambert, Matthew, T., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019
Facing challenges and changes in the twenty-first century, universities are giving increased emphasis to institutional advancement, encompassing constituent engagement, communications and marketing, and fundraising. This book highlights the implications of change and best practices and innovations in advancement. It addresses such questions as:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fund Raising, Institutional Advancement, Marketing
Kulemeka, Andrew – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019
"Creating Calm Classrooms" presents easy-to-follow and guaranteed to succeed strategies, teacher behaviors and class management practices that the author successfully deployed to create oases of peace and tranquility in his classrooms in more than twenty years of teaching in urban schools. The methods contained in this book can enable…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Teacher Behavior, Student Behavior
Giardina, Nicola – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
"The More We Look, the Deeper It Gets: Transforming the Curriculum through Art" provides inspiration and practical guidance for teaching with works of art in order to deepen engagement and improve student learning. The book introduces the Pyramid of Inquiry, a flexible framework that teachers of all subject areas can use to support…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art, Inquiry, Active Learning
McShane, Michael Q., Ed.; Smarick, Andy, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
The lion's share of writing about education improvement for the past two decades has focused on improving urban schools. Given the yawning gaps between the low-income and minority students that populate those schools and their suburban counterparts, this makes a great deal of sense. Unfortunately, this focus has neglected the tens of millions of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Educational Change, Rural Urban Differences
Mfume, Tiffany Beth – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Despite the Great Recession and looming "student loan debt crisis", college education remains the most proven, invaluable lifetime investment and serves as the most reliable path to upward mobility and socioeconomic class reassignment. Mfume suggests that "the value added" of even one year of college can be transformative. As…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Graduation Rate
Hanlon, Bill – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
In this book Bill Hanlon provides examples and recommends highly effective and practical instructional and assessment strategies that classroom teachers can immediately implement and that school administrators can readily observe. These high yield strategies build on accepted practices and directly address the needs of struggling students or…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Young, Nicholas D.; Michael, Christine N.; Smolinski, Jennifer A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
Captivating Classrooms explores the specific role that student engagement plays in education, it argues that there are myriad factors that undergird meaningful student learning and participation--such as motivation, exciting teaching strategies, reinventing literacy instruction, and authentic assessment. This book is an extremely valuable handbook…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Learning Motivation
Scott, Sally S.; Edwards, Wade A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018
The release of a report by the Modern Language Association, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World," focused renewed attention on college foreign language instruction at the introductory level. Frequently, the report finds, these beginning courses are taught by part-time and untenured instructors,…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Access to Education
Kolis, Mickey; Olson, Sarah; Kolis, Benjamin H. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017
Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This book attempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required to do music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills and dispositions) and then provides how to teach music inquiry in a series of day-by-day lesson plans.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Social Studies, Music, Educational Games
Birnie, Billie F. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017
"A Teacher's Guide to Successful Classroom Management and Differentiated Instruction" is a practical, straightforward conversation with teachers about two key aspects of their work. The first section shows teachers how to create the learning environment they want, leading them step by step through the process that establishes a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship
Wepner, Shelley B., Ed.; Gomez, Diane W., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2017
"Challenges Facing Suburban Schools: Promising Responses to Changing Student Populations" provides a demographic, political, economic and sociological overview of the changing nature of suburban schools. It describes the nature of student diversity in the changing suburbs and issues with student achievement. Administrative…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Diversity, Barriers, Academic Achievement
Jones, Leslie – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2017
The work of school leaders is critical in this era, and there is heightened attention on the roles of the leaders as linked to student achievement and school improvement; school culture and climate; and the variables that impact achievement, improvement, culture and climate. The demands on school leaders have significantly changed. About a decade…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Standards, Leadership Role
Tyler, Lucia D.; Henninger, Susan E. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2017
"The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer" is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college. The book contains vignettes…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Student Adjustment, College Faculty, Parents
Claypool, Mark; McLaughlin, John M. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017
Special education in the United State is based on the concept of access--public schools are open to all children. But access is no longer a sufficient foundation. Approaches and accommodations that lead to academic success are increasingly demanded for those with learning disabilities. Functional, independent-living, and employable skills are…
Descriptors: Autism, Special Education, Educational Change, Access to Education
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