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Cultivating The Learner Centered Classroom

Author : Kaia Tollefson
ISBN : 9781452294575
Genre : Education
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Drawing from progressive educational thought, this guide helps teachers translate theory into classroom practice in seven crucial areas, including developing communities of learners, planning instruction, and more.

Role Reversal

Author : Mark Barnes
ISBN : 9781416615545
Genre : Education
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Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students' standardized test results but avoid a "teach-to-the-test" mentality that throttles creativity and freedom? In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment--a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy. By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which? * Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects. * Students receive constant narrative feedback. * Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes. * Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades. * Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios--and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.

Learner Centered Teaching

Author : Maryellen Weimer
ISBN : 9781118416167
Genre : Education
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Praise for Maryellen Weimer's Inspired College Teaching "The thoughtfulness, personalization, and consideration Maryellen Weimer demonstrates in discussing the experience of faculty members, her ability to identify issues that are shared and solvable, and her suggestions and solutions to commonly experienced stressors and difficulties in college teaching are major strengths of this volume. . . . In a way, it is a 'workshop between book covers'—or perhaps several workshops!" —Laura L. B. Border, director, Graduate Teacher Program and Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network, University of Colorado at Boulder "A book by Maryellen Weimer always displays her wonderful grasp of the literature on college teaching and learning, her ability to tell good stories, and her wit and wisdom. This one is no exception." —Nancy Van Note Chism, professor, Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Praise for Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning "In her characteristically research-based, direct, and practical style, Maryellen Weimer provides a much-needed guide, critique, and road map of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Weimer's new book will be of use to teachers, researchers, and administrators alike and nicely complements her Learner-Centered Teaching and Classroom Research, by Cross and Steadman." —Thomas A. Angelo, director, University Teaching Development Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand "Yet again, Maryellen Weimer has made a perfectly timed contribution to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning does indeed shed clarifying light on the exciting new emphasis on scholarly approaches to teaching. In her distinctively conversational and clear style, Dr. Weimer maps out the nature of pedagogical literature—how to read it and how to contribute to it. . . . This book is the perfect next step in the journey to understand the benefits of scholarly teaching." —Gary Poole, director, Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth; founding director, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia

Learner Centered Classroom Practices And Assessments

Author : Barbara L. McCombs
ISBN : 9781412926911
Genre : Education
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Using core principles of educational psychology, this teacher-friendly guide features instructional strategies, assessment tools, and interactive training exercises that support student growth, development, and achievement.

The Upper Elementary Years

Author : Christine Finnan
ISBN : 9781452294162
Genre : Education
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Offering a child-centered approach for teaching 8- to 12-year-olds, this detailed resource discusses child development, instruction and assessment, and professional growth and advocacy.

Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms

Author : Eric Nelson
ISBN : 9781605544205
Genre : Education
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Create an outdoor learning program Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help you Understand how outdoor classrooms benefits children’s learning and development Collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a reality Create development and action plans to strategize and implement changes Evaluate your outdoor environment, program, and practices Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well. Eric Nelson is the founder and director of Child Care Planning Associates, the consulting and training division of the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community, which he established with his wife in 1979. Eric's consulting specialties include building and playground design and renovation, child care needs assessment and feasibility studies, development of employer-related child care, and staff training and development. Eric’s understanding of the value of the outdoors is grounded in a lifetime of hiking his beloved Sierra Nevada Mountains in California since he was a young child.

Student Centered Learning

Author : Bill Nave
ISBN : 1612508227
Genre : Education
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What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K 12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to reach every child. "Student-Centered Learning" argues that it is possible for all teachers no matter what setting they teach in to become extraordinary and for students to develop and realize their own unique personal goals. The teachers who speak from these pages bring the reader into the kinds of classrooms we hope to create for all students. They show that student-centered practice requires deep knowledge of the subject to be taught, a repertoire of instructional approaches, the ability to respond when one approach is not working, and the trust of their students. "Student-Centered Learning" is an inspiration and celebration of good practice. Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education "Student-Centered Learning" offers inspiring and practical ideas for redesigning instruction that puts the needs and interests of students first. Written by exemplary teachers who share their struggles and joys in creating student-centered classrooms, it is a must-read for all people preparing to teach, and for experienced teachers who are looking for a way to revitalize their practice and motivate students. Therese A. Dozier, director, Center for Teacher Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Education "Student-Centered Learning" is a deeply needed and timely work that takes us inside the classrooms of outstanding teachers. These educators share insightful strategies for making learning focused on individual needs. This book should be essential reading for every beginning educator, educator preparer, and educators seeking to grow their practice. Katherine Bassett, executive director and CEO, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and New Jersey State Teacher of the Year 2000 Bill Nave is a program evaluation and research consultant based in Maine. From 1968 to 1993, he taught sixth through twelfth grade science to students in New York and Maine and created programs for at-risk students and high school dropouts. He was selected as Maine s 1990 Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for National Teacher of the Year."

Leading The Learner Centered Campus

Author : Michael Harris
ISBN : 9780470625446
Genre : Education
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Praise for Leading the Learner-Centered Campus "This book moves far beyond previous thinking about change. Many in higher education want to create more learner-centered campuses but grapple with how to do it. Harris and Cullen show us how to lead the change to more learner-centered campuses—and offer very practical tools for getting there from here. Every campus that takes student learning seriously should be having the conversation that this book advances and supports." —John Tagg, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This is a dynamite text for all leaders in higher education who want to implement change. It starts with a deceptively simple idea—that change needs to be 'learner-centered,' not just in the classroom, but in every aspect of a campus. Achieving that end is far from simple, but the authors make clear that it's well within reach if readers pay close attention to the wisdom in this book." —Thomas Ehrlich, senior scholar, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and former president, Indiana University "At a time when most of higher education is seeking effective ways to maximize the value of student-centered learning, Harris and Cullen provide a comprehensive road map for completing the kind of paradigm shift that can accomplish just that … This book merits the attention of everyone with a stake in the future of higher education." —Anthony J. Diekema, former president, Calvin College "If higher education is going to provide what students will need in the twenty-first century, it'll have to complete the transition from teaching to learning that Barr and Tagg proposed back in 1995. Leading the Learner-Centered Campus is an indispensible resource for professors and administrators who are committed to the success of today's college students." —Jeffrey L. Buller, author, The Essential College Professor, The Essential Academic Dean, and The Essential Department Chair

Developing Learner Centered Teaching

Author : Phyllis Blumberg
ISBN : 9781119461173
Genre : Education
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Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action.

Cultivating High Quality Teaching Through Induction And Mentoring

Author : Carol A. Bartell
ISBN : 0761938591
Genre : Education
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This indispensable handbook focuses on new teachers' needs while emphasizing high-quality teaching through the use of standards-based teaching, teacher assessments, and reflective practice.

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