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Jones, Marsha; Avery, Laureen; DiMartino, Joseph – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
This book is part memoir and part history, sharing the story of what is possible when like-minded educators work together to address radical change. The narrative, written by one who lived it, shares the journey of the district, the experts who helped guide them and the practical applications that are in place to support the concept of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Collaboration
Waite, Brandon C.; Wheeler, Darren A. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
Given the ubiquity of online technologies in the lives of high school and college students, universities are increasingly turning to social media for the purpose of organizational communication. This book shines a light on these practices in order to better understand how platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are being used…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication
Jenlink, Patrick M., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
"A Commitment to Teaching: Toward More Efficacious Teacher Preparation" introduces the reader to a collection of thoughtful works by authors that represent current research and thinking about teacher self-efficacy and teacher preparation. It is the intent of the book to provide the reader with current and relevant knowledge concerning…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Public School Teachers
Vidal, Darryl – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
Tools such as Blackboard and Google Classroom have seen wide-scale adoption and standardized implementation in colleges and universities. So why is K-12 a step behind? This book will not only answer this question, but it will provide the solution. This is a roadmap that will allow you (yes, you) to become the champion of advanced curriculum…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
Storms, Stephanie L. Burrell, Ed.; Donovan, Sarah K., Ed.; Williams, Theodora P., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
Colleges and universities cannot ignore the increasingly diverse student population in their classrooms, and how a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion across disciplines trains students in the intercultural awareness they will need in competitive job markets. Yet while faculty may be aware of a need to understand EDI goals in relationship to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Diversity, Inclusion
Mayes, Clifford – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020
This book proposes a new way of categorizing curricula in the holistic educational traditional. This is an idea that goes back in the Western tradition at least as far as Plato, and Lao Tzu in the Eastern tradition. It is certainly present in Spinoza and Schopenhauer. It is called a "holarchy". The idea of a holarchy gives rise to…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Integrated Curriculum, Individual Development, Praxis
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
Tran, Henry, Ed.; Smith, Douglas A., Ed.; Buckman, David G., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019
This book focuses on the topic of the multiple-stakeholders that comprise the education community across the P-20 continuum. In various ways and forms, the authors of the chapters found within this book promote the importance of engaging with the diverse array of stakeholders in order to truly improve education in an increasingly interconnected…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Higher Education
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
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