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McDermott, Dana R. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This book looks at parent-professional-child relations very differently than other books in this area. Author Dana McDermott focuses on parents and teachers as adult learners who should be growing and learning along with the children in their care. Accessibly written, the book synthesizes the latest theories and research on parent-and adult-child…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Teachers, Parents, Cultural Context
Wolfe, Patricia – ASCD, 2010
While you don't need to be a scientist to understand brain-compatible teaching, you'll be far more effective when you base your teaching practices on the very best scientific information. This expanded and updated ASCD best-seller delivers that essential information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Short Term Memory, Long Term Memory, Anatomy
Li, Guofang, Ed.; Edwards, Patricia A., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2010
In this work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K-12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Writing Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indians
Zepeda, Sally J. – Eye on Education, 2007
Very few people would disagree that the work of the principal is multifaceted, hectic, and fraught with uncertainties, and given the ongoing press for accountability, the very work of the principal as instructional leader is shifting to ensure "results." There are myriad day-to-day activities that take principals away from the important work of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Leadership, School Culture, Professional Development
Marzano, Robert J. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007
Though classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In "The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction," author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Design, Teacher Effectiveness