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Erik N. Powell – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2024
"Toward Self-Directed Learning in the Secondary Classroom" explores the challenges teachers have faced and continue to face in a pandemic and post-pandemic context while attempting to implement self-directed learning in the secondary classroom. Drawing on contemporary research from around the world as well as candid interviews with…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Secondary School Teachers, COVID-19, Pandemics
Frederic Krome – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2024
Science fiction literature and film are an underappreciated source for the teaching of history. Finding material that can excite a student's curiosity can be a key towards greater student engagement, especially among students who are taking history as a requirement, rather than from interest. The discovery that they can read or watch science…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Fiction
Rabinowitz, Chanina, Ed.; Reichel, Michael, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
Every year, an average of 20% of schools replace their principals. This book will inform and enhance the process of recruiting new personnel with its insights and practical suggestions for a successful search. This book also offers current thinking and research to help school boards and policy makers retain the professional leaders they have. This…
Descriptors: Principals, Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Educational Policy
Klinger, Mary Beth; Coffman, Teresa – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
This book explores teaching, learning, and leadership in higher education following the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines opportunities that currently exist within higher education as they relate to innovative teaching and learning strategies, from instructional modalities to new models of transformative learning to meet students "where they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, College Faculty
Gandy, S. Kay; Hendrick, Harmony; Roberts, Jessica – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
This book provides teachers with 50 dynamic activities to teach science, through music, food, games, literature, community, environment, and everyday objects. The authors share tried and tested ideas from their collective 75 years of teaching experiences. For the busy teacher with little time to plan lessons, resources are provided that include…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
Coffin, Stephen V., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
State school finance formula cause funding inadequacy, allocative inefficiency, and educational resource equity gaps. Legislative and court-ordered remedies have failed to solve the disparities among schools and districts. This book's ground-breaking innovation shows how to shift the public education finance paradigm to fund K-12 public education…
Descriptors: State Aid, Funding Formulas, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
Leslie Jeffrey Ed.; Agnieszka Palalas Ed.; Karen Robert Ed.; Yuk-Lin Renita Wong Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
"Presence in the Online World: A Contemplative Perspective and Practice Guide for Educators" is an edited collection that addresses the question of how we can bring the insights of contemplative pedagogy into the space of online learning. While the digital space can be one of distraction and disconnection, contemplative pedagogy offers…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
Marla J. Lohmann – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
The use of data-based decision making is critical in any classroom, but especially in special education settings. "The Teacher's Guide to Action Research for Special Education in PK-12 Classrooms" describes the basic concepts of action research and how this process can support student success in the classroom and beyond. This practical,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research
Lisa Goran; David F. Bateman – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023
"Related Services in Special Education: Working Together as a Team" is a resource for anyone who works with school-age children with disabilities to showcase the professional expertise and value-add related services providers bring to the IEP team and school community. With a theme of intentional collaboration and communication, this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Court Litigation, Case Studies, Students with Disabilities
Jenkins, John M.; Keefe, James W. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
"The Power to Learn: The Benefits and the Promise of Personalized Instruction" advances the notion that personalized instruction is the direction that schools must take if all students are expected to succeed with difficult learning challenges. Based on the premise that all students are capable, this book offers practical information so…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Needs, Educational History, Preschool Education
Johnson, Andrew P. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
This is an educational psychology book that focuses on human development, the human being, teaching, and learning. It is appropriate for preservice teachers who are seeking to comprehend essential theories and concepts in educational psychology. It is also appropriate for practicing teachers who want to understand and apply these theories and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Educational Psychology, Mental Health, Children
Sosland, Blanche E. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
Although twice exceptional students are gradually receiving more recognition and intervention, they are still a grossly underserved segment of the school population. "A Call to Action: Identification and Intervention for Twice and Thrice Exceptional Students" begins with basic information about twice exceptional students--students who…
Descriptors: Identification, Gifted Disabled, Learning Disabilities, Educational Strategies
Cotter, Vincent F. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
In returning to the classroom, schools are at a crossroads and uniquely positioned to recreate and reinvent themselves. The current issues of equity, social-emotional sensitivity, curriculum reform, civic involvement, public health policy and environmental infrastructure are opportunities to build more responsive schools with students better…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Equal Education
Caulfield, Joan; Jennings, Wayne; May-Washington, Siabhan – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
With this book, educators can access an updated and powerful resource to help students think more critically, use technology wisely, and engage in effective teaming. This book lays out in a detailed manner how to implement goals and strategies that will have beneficial outcomes for students and teachers.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teamwork, Technology Uses in Education
Wassermann, Selma – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022
The book offers concrete and specific suggestions for improving teacher education programs, including improved strategies for selection into the program; key ingredients for pre-service course work; courses that emphasize skill development in critical areas of teaching practice and more effective evaluation of student teaching that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Educational Change
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