Why Teaching Matters

Author: Paul Farber
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350097780
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Why Teaching Matters is an introductory guide to core elements of teaching, getting to the heart of what teaching is, and why it matters. Paul Farber and Dini Metro-Roland introduce the following 8 elements which encompass the many issues, themes and social complexities of teaching: - Conveying Care - Enacting Authority - Cultivating Virtue - Interpreting Subject matter - Rendering Judgment - Articulating Purpose - Establishing a Sense of Place - Engaging Presence The focus on the elements of practice frames discussion of teaching as an essential human activity and highlights the kinds of significant issues that teachers face, including technology, social inequality, and the management and evaluation of their work. As a philosophical guide, it introduces and draws upon a range of thinkers, including Nel Noddings, Hannah Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Danielle Allen, and James Baldwin whose work informs a deeper understanding of teaching. The theoretical discussions are grounded with examples and anecdotes from the classroom so that theory is always connected with practice, and questions for further inquiry appear at the end of each chapter. Intended for students of education and for new and experienced teachers alike, as well as anyone interested in the impact of teaching, Why Teaching Matters explores the inherent complexity and challenges of teaching, offering a comprehensive account of the many ways in which teaching matters.

Because Teaching Matters

Author: Marleen C. Pugach
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 0470408200
File Size: 24,55 MB
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Because Teaching Matters provides teachers with a realistic depiction of today s classrooms while highlighting the enormous impact they have on everyday lives. The second edition presents material around a framework of five professional commitments that allows them to make sense of what it means to be a teacher. A new critical-thinking framework helps them manage the content better and retain more of what they learn. Increased coverage of diversity and technology is integrated throughout the chapters. A new chapter has also been added on the history and philosophy of education. This book will help teachers make decisions and take responsibility for the consequences of those choices.

Teaching Matters

Author: Todd Whitaker
Editor: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556355
File Size: 63,59 MB
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The examples and wisdom in this book will benefit teachers, principals, superintendents, professors and anyone else in the field of education. It will show you how to: - rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all year long - understand how praise helps the giver as well as the receiver - approach every day in a "Thank God It Is Monday" frame of mind - not let negative people ruin your day - learn specific things you can do to have a great day at work - fall in love with teaching all over again This book is for you if you've ever found yourself having trouble remembering why you chose education. It will show you how to recharge your batteries and help you be at your best every day.

Every Teacher Matters

Author: Kathryn Lovewell
Editor: Ecademy Press
ISBN: 190874636X
File Size: 43,25 MB
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Every Teacher Matters - Inspiring Well-Being through Mindfulness. Teachers are the most valuable resource in Education. Why is it that so little investment is made in supporting teachers to ensure they can sustain effective teaching and learning in the classroom? What if we were to invest time and energy back into the core of education, the teachers? What if we were to publicly express how valuable teachers really are? What if we lived in a society that made emotional health and well-being in the workplace a priority? What if we lived in a world where emotional intelligence was prioritised over any other subject so that learning could be accessed more easily and effortlessly? With humour, anecdote, and a wealth of background research, Every Teacher Matters offers a gentle hand to guide teachers - and through them, their students back to their hearts!

Doing What Matters Most

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
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This report gauges progress toward achieving high quality teaching in every classroom, using data about teaching conditions that are new since publication of an earlier report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. Section 1, "Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Quality Teaching," describes the Commission's original findings and recommendations following two years of study. Findings indicate that most schools and teachers cannot achieve new educational goals because they do not know how and do not receive support to do so. Recommendations include linking teacher standards to student standards, reinventing teacher preparation and professional development, overhauling teacher recruitment, putting qualified teachers in every classroom, and organizing schools for success for all. Section 2, "America's Agenda for Education," discusses new standards and new students in America's schools, examining why and how teaching matters. Section 3, "Lessons from Last Decade's Reforms," discusses major initiatives in North Carolina, Connecticut, and other states for improving teaching quality. Section 4, "The Current Status of Teaching," discusses teacher recruitment and teacher supply and demand; salaries and working conditions; retention; qualifications and training; reform of teacher education and induction; access to professional development; and progress in school reform. Section 5, "Evidence of Progress," describes federal, state, and local initiatives to improve quality. Six appendixes offer state report cards on teacher quality; state-by-state data tables; National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and National Board standards; Commission staff, advisors, and consultants; partner state contact persons; and national organization partners and contact persons. (SM)

Teaching That Transforms

Author: John D. Roth
Editor: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836195521
File Size: 31,57 MB
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Why send your child to a Christian school? Isn't any school good enough? John D. Roth says no; in a readable fashion, he frames key questions regarding the future of Christian education and makes the case for Christian schools, offering clear directions while inviting dialogue and alternative perspectives. Along the way, Roth provides a theological foundation for education from a distinctly Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective, offering a useful framework for on-going conversations about the appropriate nurture of children and young adults, pedagogical practices and goals, and future directions of Mennonite education from pre-kindergarten to seminary. "Teaching that Transforms is not intended to end the discussion, but to provide a framework for an open, lively, vigorous and honest conversation about the nature of our Christian witness to the world and our assumptions about the future of the church." --John D. Roth Free downloadable study guide available here. Endorsements "This book will do for Anabaptists what Jean Leclercq's The Love of Learning and the Desire for God did for Christian educators throughout the world. It will make you want to be a lifelong learner and a better Christian, teacher, parent, and student. An excellent book for faculty retreats, Sunday school classes, and classes in Anabaptisthistory and education. Let the conversations begin!" --Shirley Hershey Showalter, former president of Goshen College "John Roth gives valuable background on the historical and contemporary contexts of Mennonite initiatives in education, and introduces issues that need attention in Anabaptist-Mennonite education contexts. He makes the case for education that is distinctive, 'education with a difference.'" --Albert J. Meyer, Mennonite Board of Education (ret.); author of Realizing Our Intentions: A Guide for Churches and Colleges with Distinctive Missions "With the passion of a parent and the heart of a churchman, Roth builds a compelling case for Anabaptist-Mennonite education. Neither smug nor apologetic, he shows how deep roots in this stream of church renewal will bear fruit for the gospel as our children learn to witness and serve in the world." --J. Nelson Kraybill, lead pastor at Prairie Street Mennonite Church and president emeritus of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary "If you anticipate a boring discussion on an abstract topic, you are in for a pleasant surprise. This book is infused with life and energy from Roth's conviction that Mennonite schools 'will be shaped by a Christ-centered way of reading Scripture, a Christ-centered understanding of relationships with other people, and a Christ-centered view of the church as the visible form of the resurrected Jesus in the world today.'" --Ervin Stutzman, Executive Director, Mennonite Church USA

Teaching Social Studies That Matters

Author: Stephen J. Thornton
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807745229
File Size: 31,89 MB
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No plan to increase achievement and enact reform in the social studies classroom will succeed without recognizing the central importance of the teacher as the gatekeeperof instruction. In this book, Thornton details why teachers must develop strong skills in curriculum planning and teaching methods in order for effective instruction to occur. Thornton helps teachers to develop a vision of their practice that will build strong social studies programs and inspire students to learn. This book features replicable examples of the kinds of reflective practice that will enable teachers to animate classroom instruction and create a dynamic social studies curriculum and an analysis of how teachers adapt and shape state and district level curricula and classroom materials to fit the specific needs of their students, and a model of how to develop an instructional program with suggestions for lesson planning.

Teachers Matter Connecting Work Lives And Effectiveness

Author: Day, Christopher
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335220045
File Size: 42,93 MB
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Based on a DfES funded study of 300 teachers in 100 primary and secondary schools in England, the authors identify different patterns of influence and effect between groups of teachers, which provide powerful evidence of the complexities of teachers' work, lives, identity and commitment, in relation to their sense of agency, well-being, resilience and pupil attitudes and attainment. This, in turn, provides a clear message for teachers, teachers' associations, school leaders and policy makers internationally, in understanding and supporting the need to build and sustain school and classroom effectiveness.

Teaching Matters

Author: Teresa Pica
Editor: Heinle & Heinle Pub
File Size: 14,20 MB
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The Teacher S Guide To Pricing Matters

Author: Janine Bray-Müller
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 373865383X
File Size: 18,58 MB
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Teachers see many opportunities for freelance work but is it really possible to make a living as a freelancer in the long-term? In this book, Janine Bray-Mueller has encapsulated some key lessons on pricing, learned during her career as a freelancer. In a competitive market, pricing is problematic, particularly in uncertain economic times. Establishing a sustainable business relies on charging enough to pay not just for immediate living expenses, but also to update and extend your teaching skills, and cover costs such as holidays, sickness and pension provision. Understanding why many teachers are trapped in a position of underearning is the first step to escape. Many teachers can be their own worst enemy if they lack self-confidence or undervalue their skills. Familiarity with local market conditions and competitors’ prices is important, but the ‘going rate’ is not necessarily an appropriate rate to charge. Janine explains how to balance your business on three pillars: consultancy (one-to-one teaching), training (seminar workshops) and leverage (information products). This concept will enable you to build up a sustainable teaching business. Various pricing strategies are described with advice on how to select those which are appropriate for different types of products, services and customers. Specialisation is a key strand in establishing a sustainable level of pricing. You may be under constant pressure to discount prices, but Janine makes clear the dangers in doing so. She also deals with when and how to increase prices to avoid a return to underearning. Value-based pricing is an approach which Janine has applied very successfully to freelance teaching, and this is explained fully with valuable practical advice on how it can give you a more flexible approach to pricing. Pricing Matters is full of careful explanations of key business concepts and practical advice on applying them in the context of freelance work. Step by step instructions are given on how to identify both your personal and business costs. With the aid of this book, you can calculate your available teaching time, so that you can establish your resentment number and price range. The worksheets and checklists included will help you to clarify your strategy and position yourself in the market. Janine presents effective ways to manage pricing in an entertaining way and makes them both meaningful and memorable for the freelance teacher. Her book contains all you need to know to overcome your demons, price your teaching services effectively and establish a financially sound career which is sustainable in the long-term.

Narrative Matters

Author: Dr Grant Bage
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135699747
File Size: 26,99 MB
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In recent years there has been a massive revival of interest internationally in what story can offer to education. This book covers a range of issues at the heart of teaching history, such as the use of talk, the pitfalls of narrative as a pedagogical tool, translating curriculum content into lessons, story telling and story making. It also questions what it means to teach, the difficulties for teachers of remaining constructively critical of policy, and their own practice, during periods of national legislation and change.

Pharmacy Education

Author: Lynne M. Sylvia
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449618820
File Size: 20,69 MB
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Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Learning and Teaching is an essential resource for any pharmacy faculty member. More than a narration of the philosophical aspects of teaching and personal perspectives on life as a faculty member, it explores what matters, why it matters, and how to apply the matter to teaching, learning, and assessment in pharmacy education. It covers a variety of teaching settings (e.g., large classroom, small group teaching, clinical site) and guides the reader in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be a teacher. Scenarios are included in each chapter, offering readers the opportunity to readily apply educational theory to their role as educators and to adapt the book s content to their specific educational setting. The reader, whether a part-time faculty member, full-time faculty member, or adjunct professor/preceptor, is given the opportunity to personalize the material addressed in the text to his/her stage of development through engagement in reflective workbook exercises. Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Learning and Teaching is a valuable tool for mid-level senior-level faculty members as well as for new faculty. This text can also serve as a resource for adjunct faculty members and pharmacy residency directors and preceptors to aid in the development and refinement of clinical educational programs in pharmacy. This book will be a valuable tool for not only individual pharmacy educators but for schools of pharmacy and pharmacy residency programs in their provision of faculty development and preceptor development programs."

The Early Years Matter

Author: Marilou Hyson
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807755583
File Size: 66,55 MB
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This accessible and enaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance for the early years in children's well-being and success. It summarizes their research on the value of high-quality services for young children, families, and society, showing why early education matters both today and into the future. Emphasizing the need to understand and respect young children's strengths and unique characteristics, the authors offer inspiration for working in the field, as well as addressing the realistic challenges of implementing developmentally appropriate care and education.

Mathematics Matters

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Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
File Size: 38,57 MB
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History Matters

Author: Michael Harcourt
Editor: Nzcer Press
ISBN: 9781927151563
File Size: 37,29 MB
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History Matters reflects the dynamic nature of teaching and learning history in New Zealand secondary classrooms. It demonstrates not only the wealth of enthusiasm and expertise within the history teaching community, but also a commitment by teachers to developing a research literature on historical thinking that is 'for teachers and by teachers'. The book bridges the gap between theory and practice among history teachers and contributes to the sorts of questions that teachers are currently addressing as they seek to improve our understanding of what it means to teach history in New Zealand in the second decade of the 21st century. Questions examined include: - Why do we teach history? - How do students learn to do history? - What motivates history students? - What does history have to offer adolescents in the 21st century? - How can we incorporate an authentic Māori and Pasifika dimension into our history programmes?

Assignments Matter

Author: Eleanor Dougherty
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614400
File Size: 72,90 MB
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What exactly is an "assignment," and why does it matter? How can educators ensure that their teaching meets the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards, so that all students are well prepared for college or careers? Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher coach, author Eleanor Dougherty answers these questions and many more, with two aims in mind: (1) to guide teachers and administrators in crafting high-quality assignments, and (2) to help educators understand the powerful impact that assignments can have on teaching and learning. The book explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments" and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. Readers will learn how to * Follow a seven-step process for crafting effective assignments; * Link assignments to units and courses; * Devise "Anchor" assignments for collaboration and consistency across grades; * Tap into instructional "touchstones" that can enrich any assignment; * Create classroom and school environments that support assignment-making; and * Use assignments as a source of data about teaching and learning. Equipped with the knowledge and expertise gained from Assignments Matter, readers will be able to create meaningful learning experiences for their students and come to appreciate the author's belief that "assignments may well be the missing link in school reform efforts to improve student achievement."

Family Matters

Author: David Guterson
Editor: Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151930975
File Size: 70,53 MB
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A high school English teacher tells why he has chosen to educate his own sons at home, offering information on the academic success of home-schooled children, the meaning of education, the psychology of learning, and education in other societies.

The Literacy Wars

Author: Ilana Snyder
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741764319
File Size: 29,26 MB
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Drawing comparisons with the United Kingdom and the United States, this educational reference details the often bitter disagreements that occur in Australia between the critics who want to reclaim old ways of teaching literacy and the educators who emphasize the possibilities for creative change. It illustrates the strong beliefs, deep divisions, and politicization of the debate, which has repercussions for policy decisions and funding. An essential reference for anyone involved with literacy education, this contention explains that the challenge facing li.

Education Policy In Britain

Author: Clyde Chitty
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137320389
File Size: 34,96 MB
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This text provides a clear overview and assessment of the educational policy systems at work in the UK. Accessibly written and covering pre-school and Higher Education policy-making as well as Primary and Secondary, the author examines the evolution of education policy from the Education Act of '44 to the academies of today.