Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools

Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • Author : Wendy W. Murawski
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2009-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781412968058

Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools Book Review:

"This is like the 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Co-Teaching' book that answers questions you did not even know to ask! Murawski's wit, enthusiasm, and expertise are engaging and informative throughout. From the details of starting a co-teaching relationship to the fine art of sustaining the co-teaching union, this book has something for everyone."-Peggy King-Sears, Professor of Special EducationGeorge Mason UniversityCreate a successful partnership that provides the ultimate learning environment for every student!Many districts across the nation are incorporating co-teaching into their schools in order to create the best learning environment for all students. This practical, easy-to-use resource offers administrators and teachers a wealth of strategies and tools for setting up, conducting, and maintaining a successful co-teaching relationship that addresses the diverse needs in today's inclusive classrooms. Offered in a lighthearted, humorous manner that compares the co-teaching relationship to a marriage, this comprehensive guide provides substantive, field-tested differentiation and application strategies strongly supported by research and years of expert, hands-on experience. Numerous replicable forms, worksheets, checklists, and examples are included as well as helpful references, Web sites, co-teaching scenarios and case studies, and much more. Each chapter is packed with straightforward ideas for:Dealing with difficult contentMastering scheduling challenges and personality conflictsSetting roles and responsibilities Various approaches for co-instructionCo-planning and co-assessementThis resource is ideal for helping schools improve current programs or as a reference for teachers who have no experience with co-teaching and are ready to initiate a new relationship.

Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools

Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools
  • Author : Wendy W. Murawski
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 297
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781412968089

Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools Book Review:

Using marriage as a metaphor, this lighthearted, highly practical, and teacher-friendly resource helps general education teachers and special service providers successfully set up, conduct, and maintain co-teaching partnerships.

Co-Teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in The EFL/ESL Classroom

Co-Teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in The EFL/ESL Classroom
  • Author : Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Pages : 319
  • Relase : 2012-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781617356889

Co-Teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in The EFL/ESL Classroom Book Review:

Much has been written about the cognitive and academic language needs of those learning English as a new language (be it a second language in the United States or other English-speaking countries or as a foreign language in all other parts of the world). Many guidebooks and professional development materials have been produced on teacher collaboration and co-teaching for special education, inclusive classrooms. Similarly, much has been published about effective strategies teachers can use to offer more culturally and linguistically responsive instruction to their language learners. However, only a few resources are available to help general education teachers and ESL (English-as-a-second-language) specialists, or two English-as-aforeign-language (EFL) teachers (such as native and nonnative English speaking) teachers to collaborate effectively. With this volume, our goal is to offer an accessible resource, long-awaited by educators whose individual instructional practice and/or institutional paradigm shifted to a more collaborative approach to language education. Through this collection of chapters, we closely examine ESL/EFL co-teaching and other collaborative practices by (a) exploring the rationale for teacher collaboration to support ESL/EFL instruction, (b) presenting current, classroom-based, practitioner-oriented research studies and documentary accounts related to co-teaching, co-planning, co-assessing, curriculum alignment, teacher professional development, and additional collaborative practices, and (c) offering authentic teacher reflections and recommendations on collaboration and co-teaching. These three major themes are woven together throughout the entire volume, designed as a reference to both novice and experienced teachers in their endeavors to provide effective integrated, collaborative instruction for EFL or ESL learners. We also intend to help preservice and inservice ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, professional developers, ESL/EFL program directors, and administrators to find answers to critical questions.

Professional Collaboration with Purpose

Professional Collaboration with Purpose
  • Author : Amanda Datnow,Vicki Park
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 2018-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781351165860

Professional Collaboration with Purpose Book Review:

Building on both cutting-edge research and professional learning practice, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Park explore how professional collaboration can support deeper learning for students and teachers alike. While many schools and systems support teacher collaboration, they often fall short of their intended goals of improving teaching and learning. This book provides concrete guidance for creating the conditions for collaboration in which teachers are moved toward—rather than repelled—by joint work. The authors explore how collaborative settings can provide a space for working through the inevitable challenges that accompany the changing nature of teaching in the age of accountability and show the motivation, inspiration, and energy that teachers personally--and collectively--gain from collaborating to improve student learning. Ultimately, they show how teacher empowerment towards working together builds equitable and excellent learning environments.

The Co-Teacher's Playbook

The Co-Teacher's Playbook
  • Author : Angela Peery
  • Publisher : Corwin
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 2019-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781544360850

The Co-Teacher's Playbook Book Review:

Expert guidance for creating a successful partnership! Whether you’re new to co-teaching, new to your partner, or just see room for improvement in the way you connect, you probably face challenges with communication, planning, grading, and more. When co-teaching is done well, though, the benefits for students are immeasurable. So grab a cup of coffee and your co-teacher—this hands-on book is designed for you to work through together. Features include: • Stories from experienced co-teachers • Reflective activities to help each of you discover your collaboration style • Reproducible lists, checklists, templates, agreements, and more to complete together • A downloadable unit-planning tool

The Collaborative Teacher

The Collaborative Teacher
  • Author : Cassandra Erkens,Chris Jakicic
  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781934009949

The Collaborative Teacher Book Review:

The time of exclusive top-down leadership is over! Only teachers can transform education from inside the classroom, and this book defines best practices of collaborative teacher leadership. Specific techniques, supporting research, expert insight, and real classroom stories illustrate how to work together for student learning, create a guaranteed and viable curriculum, and use data to inform instruction.

Blueprint for Tomorrow

Blueprint for Tomorrow
  • Author : Prakash Nair
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2019-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781612507064

Blueprint for Tomorrow Book Review:

The United States has about $2 trillion tied up in aging school facilities. School districts throughout the country spend about $12 billion every year keeping this infrastructure going. Yet almost all of the new money we pour into school facilities reinforces an existing—and obsolete—model of schooling. In Blueprint for Tomorrow, Prakash Nair—one of the world’s leading school designers—explores the hidden messages that our school facilities and classrooms convey and advocates for the “alignment” of the design of places in which we teach and learn with twenty-first-century learning goals. Blueprint for Tomorrow provides simple, affordable, and versatile ideas for adapting or redesigning school spaces to support student-centered learning. In particular, the author focuses on ways to use current spending to modify existing spaces, and explains which kinds of adaptations offer the biggest return in terms of student learning. The book is organized by area—from classrooms to cafeterias—and is richly illustrated throughout, including “before and after” features, “smart idea” sidebars, and “do now” suggestions for practical first steps. It outlines key principles for designing spaces that support today’s learning needs and includes tools to help educators evaluate the educational effectiveness of their own spaces. Blueprint for Tomorrow will open educators’ eyes to the ways that architecture and learning are entwined and will challenge them to rethink the ways they teach and work together.

The Knowledge Gap

The Knowledge Gap
  • Author : Natalie Wexler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780735213562

The Knowledge Gap Book Review:

The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.

Information Literacy: Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Information Literacy: Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century
  • Author : Serap Kurbanoglu,Sonja Spiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Ralph Catts
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 786
  • Relase : 2014-12-13
  • ISBN : 9783319141367

Information Literacy: Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2014, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2014. The 93 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes and one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 283 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theoretical framework; related concepts; research; rights and ethics; children; higher education; education and instruction; assessment and evaluation; libraries; different aspects.

Instructional Collaboration in International Inclusive Education Contexts

Instructional Collaboration in International Inclusive Education Contexts
  • Author : Sarah R. Semon,Danielle Lane,Phyllis Jones
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2021-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781800430006

Instructional Collaboration in International Inclusive Education Contexts Book Review:

Instructional Collaboration in International Inclusive Education Contexts looks at the instructional collaboration between special education and general education in international educational contexts and the role this plays in enabling inclusive education.

Interactions: Pearson New International Edition

Interactions: Pearson New International Edition
  • Author : Marilyn Friend,Lynne Cook
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2013-09-20
  • ISBN : 1292041676

Interactions: Pearson New International Edition Book Review:

The most widely-used text on the topic of collaboration, Interactions is a guide for preprofessionals and professionals to help them understand and participate effectively in their interactions with other school professionals and parents, in an increasingly diverse world that is also now routinely electronically and globally connected. Interactions presents theory and conceptual principles heavily seasoned with examples, cases, and applied activities. Written specifically to enable readers to quickly use their skills in professional settings, the book will be a useful tool for pre-service educators and practitioners-whether they are engaged in formal instructional settings, a study group, or independent study. The book recognizes that knowledge about instructional practices that can improve student outcomes are more important than ever before, and educators are scrambling to respond to the federal legislative mandates that require increasingly high standards and a clear trajectory of improving academic performance for all students, including those with disabilities and other special needs.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Collaboration and Co-Teaching
  • Author : Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 2010-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781452259604

Collaboration and Co-Teaching Book Review:

Help ELLs achieve success with an integrated, collaborative program! This resource provides a practical guide to collaboration and co-teaching between general education teachers and ESL specialists to better serve the needs of ELLs. Offering classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use resources, and in-depth case studies, the authors help educators: Understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative service delivery Teach content while helping students meet English language development goals Choose from a range of collaborative strategies and configurations, from informal planning and collaboration to a co-teaching partnership Use templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice

Leading the Co-Teaching Dance:

Leading the Co-Teaching Dance:
  • Author : Wendy Murawski ,Lisa Dieker
  • Publisher : Council For Exceptional Children
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780865864740

Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Book Review:

Learn how to implement co-teaching in your school! Leading the Co-Teaching Dance provides school leaders with the strategies, resources, best practices, techniques, and materials they need to establish and maintain successful co-teaching teams in their schools. The authors draw on both their experience and research to address the critical key factors: defining what co-teaching is and is not, understanding the menu of options and the benefits of co-teaching, keys to co-teaching and to leading co-teaching, developing a culture and structure to support co-teaching, and scheduling and planning strategies.

Leading a Competency-based Elementary School

Leading a Competency-based Elementary School
  • Author : Robert J. Marzano,Brian J. Kosena
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 1943360421

Leading a Competency-based Elementary School Book Review:

"In Leading a Competency-Based Elementary School: The Marzano Academies Model, authors Robert J. Marzano and Brian J. Kosena outline how elementary school leaders can implement an effective competency-based education system. Based on decades of research and refined in the Marzano Academies, the model presented in this book will aid schools in the process of shifting from a traditional school to a high-reliability organization. The authors identify sixteen leading indicators leaders use to measure their high-reliability status, and they share a process to create and address lagging indicators based on collected data. By reading Leading a Competency-Based Elementary School, grades K-5 leaders will receive research-based strategies and tools to target specific indicators and guide their schools to mastery of these indicators"--

Teacher Learning That Matters

Teacher Learning That Matters
  • Author : Mary Kooy,Klaas van Veen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2012-02-27
  • ISBN : 9781136651359

Teacher Learning That Matters Book Review:

In the continuing global call for educational reforms and change, the contributors in this edited collection address the critical issue of teacher learning from diverse national contexts and perspectives. They define "teacher learning that matters" as it shapes and directs pedagogical practices with the goal of improving student learning. Student achievement is broadly and inclusively defined, beyond the test scores so often identified as the mark of “success” in the research literature. This book weaves together major studies, research findings and theoretical orientations to represent a globalized network of inquiries into the what, how and why of teacher learning that shapes teacher skill and knowledge. Teacher learning matters on an international scale because teachers are the portals through which any initiative for change and reform is realized. Recognizing that a highly skilled teaching force is instrumental to improving student achievement adds import to generating interactive dialogue on teacher learning around the globe.

Collaborating for English Learners

Collaborating for English Learners
  • Author : Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-01-18
  • ISBN : 9781544340050

Collaborating for English Learners Book Review:

Looking for a silver bullet to accelerate EL achievement? There is none. But this, we promise: when EL specialists and general ed teachers pool their expertise, your ELs’ language development and content mastery will improve exponentially. Just ask the tens of thousands of Collaboration and Co-Teaching users and now, a new generation of educators, thanks to this all-new second edition: Collaborating for English Learners. Why this new edition? Because more than a decade of implementation has generated for Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove new insight into what exemplary teacher collaboration looks like, which essential frameworks must be established, and how integrated approaches to ELD services benefit all stakeholders. Essentially a roadmap to the many different ways we can all work together, this second edition of Collaborating for English Learners features: All-new examples, case studies, illustrative video, and policy updates In-depth coverage of the full range of strategies and configurations for determining the best model to adopt Templates, planning guides, and other practical tools to put collaboration into practice Guidelines, self-assessments, and questionnaires for evaluating the strategies’ effectiveness By this time, the big benefits of teacher collaboration are well documented. Where teachers and schools struggle still is determining the best way to do so, especially when working with our ELs. That’s where Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, and their second edition of Collaborating for English Learners will prove absolutely indispensable. After all, there are no two better authorities.

Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Author : June E. Downing
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2010-03-09
  • ISBN : 9781452209821

Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms Book Review:

Packed with instructional strategies for students with significant disabilities, this research-based resource helps teachers adapt their curriculum, work collaboratively, develop accurate assessments, track student progress, and more.

Teaching in a Competency-Based Elementary School: The Marzano Academies Model (Collaborative Teaching Strategies for Competency-Based Education in Ele

Teaching in a Competency-Based Elementary School: The Marzano Academies Model (Collaborative Teaching Strategies for Competency-Based Education in Ele
  • Author : Robert J. Marzano,Seth D. Abbott
  • Publisher : Marzano Resources
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2022-01-14
  • ISBN : 1943360391

Teaching in a Competency-Based Elementary School: The Marzano Academies Model (Collaborative Teaching Strategies for Competency-Based Education in Ele Book Review:

Dr. Robert J. Marzano collaborates with Seth D. Abbott, a teacher working in one of the first districts in the United States to transition to competency-based education (CBE). Together, they offer a roadmap that guides readers through the instructional framework foundational to CBE success. The book helps elementary school educators make shifts in their daily practice to positively impact student learning and offers practical strategies from real classrooms. Rely on this teaching resource for competency-based education in elementary schools: Understand competency-based education and the Marzano Academies specific approach. Gain practical guidance on how to use the instructional framework that is key to student-centered learning. Access practical examples and strategies for implementing the Marzano Academies model of teaching in your classroom. Support your students in attaining academic achievement and developing important life skills through competency-based learning. Develop a productive, effective mindset to realize the full potential of CBE. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Feedback Chapter 2: Content Chapter 3: Context Chapter 4: Self-Regulation Chapter 5: The CBE Mindset References and Resources Index

RTI from All Sides

RTI from All Sides
  • Author : Mary Howard
  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • Pages : 141
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 032502670X

RTI from All Sides Book Review:

To listen to Mary Howard's podcast "Principles for Success with RTI" click here. This book is desperately needed in districts and state departments everywhere. It is loaded with interventions that are right for kids and right for the educators who serve them. It profiles RTI as a framework for increasing intentional instruction...keeping the emphasis on knowledgeable educators rather than "programs." If this book could become a prerequisite to implementation, I fully believe that the goals of RTI may well be realized. -Linda Hoyt Author of Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition Response to Intervention (RTI) is here, but what do teachers need to know about it? As Mary Howard investigated that question, she was surprised: the more she knew about it, the more this "teacher's teacher" was excited by it. That's because RTI promises to use the great teaching you know to catch readers before they falter. With RTI from All Sides, she shows how to make RTI live up to its promise. In RTI from All Sides, Howard points the way toward thoughtful and effective RTI-and away from potentially dangerous, rigid implementations. She offers suggestions for instructional design, collaboration, and troubleshooting-even for avoiding mediocre RTI products. Most important, she demonstrates how to apply the principles you trust to RTI: teaching reading and writing in authentic ways to help students choose just-right books that set them up to read in and out of school using simple, ongoing assessments to know when to intensify instruction inside and outside the regular classroom differentiating reading instruction to maintain the flow between whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction while meeting specific students' needs designing interventions to amplify instruction instead of sidelining students to skill-and-drill that takes them further from engaged, proficient reading coordinating efforts within and between instructional supports to emphasize acceleration through the targeted instruction students need to succeed. In addition, Howard includes helpful questions that lead book study groups to a better understanding of RTI, its structure, its implementation, and its daily application. RTI has the potential to return instructional decision-making to teachers and to galvanize schools to design effective practices for helping all readers achieve-especially those who struggle. Read RTI from All Sides and get the information you need to create a safety net that can save struggling readers before the learning gap widens forever. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save when you order 15 copies of RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know. A $277.50 value for $235.88. Save $41.62.

Supporting Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Supporting Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Author : Lynn Plimley,Maggie Bowen
  • Publisher : Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2006-06-12
  • ISBN : 1412923174

Supporting Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Book Review:

Designed for people working in educational support roles, uses real-life case studies to illustrate common issues within all educational settings and offers strategies and tools for working confidently with students across the autistic spectrum.