College and Career Ready

Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School

Author: David T. Conley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470592877

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1947

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 2845

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

School to Career

Author: J. J. Littrell,James H. Lorenz,Harry T. Smith

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub

ISBN: 9781619603042

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 734

View: 7379

The 10th edition of School to Career builds on what made the previous editions so successful. Students explore careers using the career clusters and pathways framework; understand workplace expectations; develop career-readiness skills; and plan for life beyond graduation. School to Career provides students with the “how to” needed for preparing a résumé, searching for a job, taking on a work-based learning experience, exceeding employer expectations, managing personal finances, and funding postsecondary training and education. Case studies are used to examine challenges students may encounter in the world of work. • Communication, math, and technology skills are developed through activities and useful examples. • Each chapter provides insights on ethics and on using natural resources wisely. • Self-assessment opportunities help focus attention on the acquisition of key concepts.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612262

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 5576

Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

Educating Everybody's Children

Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Author: Robert W. Cole

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612491

Category: Education

Page: 295

View: 6241

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162087220X

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 9829

Createan appropriate learning environment to help children with ASD develop lifelongindependence!

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

View: 495

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

School to Career Teacher's Resource Guide

Author: Goodheart-Wilcox,James H. Lorenz,J. j. Littrell,Harry T. Smith

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub

ISBN: 9781605255330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 7128

Provides numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including bulletin board ideas, introductory activities, suggested teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, transparency masters, and much more. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.

Countdown to College

21 'to-do' Lists for High School

Author: Valerie Pierce,Cheryl Rilly

Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)

ISBN: 9780965608688

Category: Study Aids

Page: 167

View: 8733

Provides guidelines and advice for high school students and their parents on preparing for college, including standardized tests, extracurricular activities, choice of college, and financial aid assistance.

Swimming and Water Safety

Author: Canadian Red Cross Society

Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. ; Toronto : Mosby Lifeline

ISBN: 9780815114987

Category: Aquatic sports

Page: 308

View: 1153

Leading with Focus

Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement

Author: Mike Schmoker

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621369

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 3720

In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.

The Social Work Practicum

A Guide and Workbook for Students

Author: Cynthia Garthwait

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133948544

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 4668

In the new edition of Cynthia Garthwait’s The Social Work Practicum, theory and practice combine to offer a unique format for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experience at both the BSW and MSW levels. This book provides a structured and yet individualized map for gaining the competencies required of social work professionals. The format integrates theory and practice to walk readers through the process of acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and enhancing social work values, and the unique format provides a solid background for understanding, structuring, implementing, and evaluating practicum experiences at both the BSW and MSW levels. The chapters are sequenced to allow for ongoing professional development, while clarifying expectations for applying knowledge and providing experiential learning opportunities that lead to professional competencies. This edition offers new content on such important topics as professional licensing, organizational communication, planned change process, evaluation of practice, trends in social policy relevant to social work, social problem analysis, social policy formation, and leadership.

The Official SAT Study Guide

Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board

Publisher: The College Board

ISBN: 0874478529

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1100

View: 5477

Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Making the Most of Your Internship

Author: Ken Kaser,John R. Brooks,Kellye Brooks

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780538444323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 4708

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR INTERNSHIP provides a strategic-planning overview of the entire internship process. Students learn to achieve peak success in their internships by engaging in responsible decision making. This product is designed to provide career discovery information by actively engaging users through real world and informative learning activities, creative Web research, and professional development. This text offers the opportunity to practice writing, speaking, and proposing solutions to challenges in the workplace. Bridge the transition to post-school work or continuing education with this fantastic text.

What Works in Girls' Education

Evidence for the World's Best Investment

Author: Gene B Sperling,Rebecca Winthrop

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815728611

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 2407

Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.

Unlock Your Educational Potential

What Every Student Needs to Know to Succeed

Author: Brian R. Haig,Jeffrey D. Haig

Publisher: Thf Pub

ISBN: 9780981565927

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 5628

Offers practical tips to enhance chances of success in an increasingly competitive school environment and detailed information on ways to make the most of educational opportunities.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Author: Kathryn A. Quinlan

Publisher: Lifematters

ISBN: 9781560657071

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2477

Outlines the educational requirements, duties, salary, employment outlook, and possible future positions of physical therapy assistant.

Greenhouse Operation and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129205459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 4729

For courses in Greenhouse Management. Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, Greenhouse Operation and Management, Seventh Edition, offers students a state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses. The text presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business. Exceptionally comprehensive, yet accessible, it provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business–from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.