The Teacher of Generation Alpha

The Teacher of Generation Alpha
  • Author : Nihal Yurtseven
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • Pages : 154
  • Relase : 2020-02-28
  • ISBN : 3631809778

The Teacher of Generation Alpha Book Review:

Each generation brings their distinct features to classrooms, which makes teachers to rethink their instructional practices and reorganize the learning environment to accommodate students' needs. The youngest generation, called Generation Alpha, has its own traits that makes it unique and worth considering. We have prepared this book in attempt to help teachers gain a multi-dimensional perspective about effective teaching, creative thinking, handling individual differences, managing classrooms, testing, leveraging digital intelligence, and gaining data literacy skills while dealing with Generation Alpha. The book addresses all teachers, teaching any level or grade, regardless of their branch

Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha
  • Author : Mark McCrindle
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780733646317

Generation Alpha Book Review:

From renowned social research experts Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell come the insights and answers we need to help our switched-on, 21st-century kids thrive. Generation Alpha are the most globally connected generation of children ever. Covering those born between 2010 and 2024, these kids are living through an era of rapid change and a barrage of information - good, bad and fake. For parents, teachers and leaders of Generation Alpha looking for guidance on how to raise their children, worried if their kids are spending too much time on screens, concerned how global trends are impacting them and wondering how to prepare them for a world where they will live longer and work later, this is the book you need. McCrindle and Fell have interviewed thousands of children, parents, teachers, business leaders, marketers and health professionals to deliver parents and educators everything they need to know about Generation Alpha, the term Mark coined, including: * Understanding and empowering this generation * The significance of technology * How to get education right for them * The future of work * Their consumer habits and their role as influencers * Where and how this generation will live as adults * The importance of mental and physical wellbeing * What their future looks like Through meticulous research and interviews, Generation Alpha shows us what we all need to know to help this group of children shape their future ... and ours.

5-Gen Leadership

5-Gen Leadership
  • Author : Mark White
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781071836989

5-Gen Leadership Book Review:

An unprecedented leadership challenge for school administrators Today’s leaders face the challenge of leading five generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and brand-new Generation Z teachers, along with Gen Alpha, today’s youngest students. Based on research and the author’s experience working with thousands of educators and students, 5-Gen Leadership addresses expectations implicit with leading each generation. Readers will find: Tactics for transitioning to 5-Gen Leadership and understanding distinct generations in teaching staff Tips for moving leadership styles from a managing to a coaching model Advice for creating a welcoming environment for Gen Z and Gen Alpha Suggestions for closing the digital gaps that emerged during COVID-19 A glimpse into the future to imagine how new leaders will reshape schools by 2030

The ABC of XYZ

The ABC of XYZ
  • Author : Mark McCrindle
  • Publisher : The ABC of XYZ
  • Pages : 269
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN :

The ABC of XYZ Book Review:

Based on more than a decade of research, The ABC of XYZ: Understanding the Global Generations is designed for educators, business managers and parents who want a short and lively introduction to Australia's living generations. The book explores what a generation is, how its definition has changed over the years, and the trends that are emerging for the future. It examines generational conflicts in the school, home and workplace, and the ways in which they can be understood and resolved, and what might lie beyond Z. Written by one of Australia's foremost social researchers, this revised edition of The ABC of XYZ: Understanding the Global Generations reveals the truth behind the labels and is essential reading for anyone interested in how our current generations live, learn and work. About the AuthorMark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international reputation for tracking the emerging trends and analysing the diverse generations. He is the Founder and Director at McCrindle Research (www.mccrindle.com.au), whose clients include over 100 multinational organisations. His highly valued research and reports have developed his renown as a futurist demographer and social commentator. Series Information: TheABCofXYZ: Understanding the Global Generations is an Australian bestseller. This is the third edition, fully expanded and updated.

Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha
  • Author : Mark McCrindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780733646317

Generation Alpha Book Review:

From renowned social research experts Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell come the insights and answers we need to help our switched-on, 21st-century kids thrive. Generation Alpha are the most globally connected generation of children ever. Covering those born between 2010 and 2024, these kids are living through an era of rapid change and a barrage of information - good, bad and fake. For parents, teachers and leaders of Generation Alpha looking for guidance on how to raise their children, worried if their kids are spending too much time on screens, concerned how global trends are impacting them and wondering how to prepare them for a world where they will live longer and work later, this is the book you need. McCrindle and Fell have interviewed thousands of children, parents, teachers, business leaders, marketers and health professionals to deliver parents and educators everything they need to know about Generation Alpha, the term Mark coined, including: * Understanding and empowering this generation * The significance of technology * How to get education right for them * The future of work * Their consumer habits and their role as influencers * Where and how this generation will live as adults * The importance of mental and physical wellbeing * What their future looks like Through meticulous research and interviews, Generation Alpha shows us what we all need to know to help this group of children shape their future ... and ours.

Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners
  • Author : Karen Gross
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780807775776

Breakaway Learners Book Review:

This powerful book explores how institutions of higher education can successfully serve “breakaway” students—first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from the past in order to create a more secure future. The gap between low-SES and high-SES students persists as efforts to close it have not met with great success. In this provocative book, Gross offers a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma. Gross draws on her experience as a college president to outline practical steps that postsecondary institutions can take to create structures of support and opportunity that build reciprocal trust. Students must trust their institutions and professors, professors must trust their students, and eventually students must learn to trust themselves. “A must-read for academics, policymakers, teachers, social service providers, police chiefs, and government officials.” —Martha Kanter, former under secretary, U.S. Department of Education “We need to pay attention to what Karen Gross says. Read this book, then share it.” —Mark Huddleston, president, University of New Hampshire “Karen Gross offers practical ideas based on her research and, more importantly, on her substantial leadership in assisting our nation’s colleges and universities serving at-risk students.” —Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania

Changing the Game for Generation Alpha

Changing the Game for Generation Alpha
  • Author : Valora Washington
  • Publisher : Redleaf Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781605547275

Changing the Game for Generation Alpha Book Review:

“Generation Alpha” applies to children born between 2011 and 2025. They will be raised in smaller and constantly evolving families, digital natives, more tech-savvy than previous generations, globally-connected, diverse, and will live and interact with many more generations. Because of these differences, the next generation and the nation is transforming in ways that adults have never experienced before. Valora Washington invites you to consider how to advocate for and influence the trajectories of this next generation. Raising Generation Alpha Kids looks at how this generation of young children presents new opportunities and challenges, and supports and informs the two principal groups of adults in children’s lives—their families and early childhood educators.

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
  • Author : Louise Park
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781760873318

7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading Book Review:

Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters. Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow. Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, and give them the best chance of success. Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child. Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading. 'Simple, practical and inspiring - what a treasure! This book contains all you need to know in order to help children to become enthusiastic, proficient and joyful readers.' - Andy Griffiths 'This awesome book should be in every community, library, school and home. A triumph.' - Gabbie Stroud 'An essential book for every parent - the pages are filled with all the tools and understanding you need to get your child reading.' - Matt Stanton 'Bold, assured and waffle free ... warm and non-judgemental. This book inspired me to make some simple, positive changes to our home routines.' - Lucinda Gifford

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times
  • Author : Mark White,Dwight L. Carter
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2021-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781071849842

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times Book Review:

From surviving to thriving during constant disruption The updated edition of this handbook couldn’t have come at a better time. Focusing on lessons learned from the disruptions of 2020, including the COVID school closures and the renewed pursuit of social justice, the authors show school leaders how to prepare for and respond to disruptions that are leading to a "new normal." Educators are racing to stay ahead of pandemic-scale disruptions and need a blueprint for transformation. This book will walk you through the decision-making process so you’ll be able to transform as a leader to confront the issues you’ll face in the 2020s. Features include: • Practical strategies for identifying and responding to disruptions • An overview of the CAT framework: coping, adjusting, transforming • Real-life stories from exceptional educational leaders • Tips on guiding teachers, staff, and students through the many lessons learned during the pandemic • Activities, scenarios, and practical actions to lead through complex topics that include remote learning, social justice issues, education reforms, generational differences, and social media issues The pandemic has been the biggest disruption in school history, and this will be a decade of monumental change for schools. Your stakeholders will look to you to guide them—and this book gives you the tools you need to have the mindset and practical steps to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?
  • Author : Yong Zhao
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-08-14
  • ISBN : 9781118585016

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Book Review:

The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to maintain our status as an education leader and global superpower. Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in United States schools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and the increasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echo the Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps—but is this the direction we should take? Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winning writer Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider's account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised in China's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world's highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? offers a nuanced and sobering tour of education in China. Learn how China is able to turn out the world's highest achieving students in math, science, and reading Discover why, despite these amazing test scores, Chinese parents, teachers, and political leaders are desperate to leave behind their educational system Discover how current reforms in the U.S. parallel the classic Chinese system, and how this could help (or hurt) our students' prospects

iGen

iGen
  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2017-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781501152023

iGen Book Review:

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

Red Wolf

Red Wolf
  • Author : Jennifer Dance
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781459708112

Red Wolf Book Review:

This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man's world.

Clocks and More Clocks

Clocks and More Clocks
  • Author : Pat Hutchins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2014-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781481410724

Clocks and More Clocks Book Review:

When the hall clock reads twenty minutes past four, the attic clock reads twenty-three minutes past four, the kitchen clock reads twenty-five minutes past four, and the bedroom clock reads twenty-six minutes past four, what should Mr. Higgins do? He can't tell which of his clocks tells the right time. He is in for a real surprise when the Clockmaker shows him that they are all correct!

Creativity as Progressive Pedagogy: Examinations Into Culture, Performance, and Challenges

Creativity as Progressive Pedagogy: Examinations Into Culture, Performance, and Challenges
  • Author : Raj, Ambika Gopal
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 413
  • Relase : 2021-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781799882893

Creativity as Progressive Pedagogy: Examinations Into Culture, Performance, and Challenges Book Review:

In every era, global progressive thinkers have used creativity as a means for cultural reformation and social justice in response to oppressive regimes. For example, theater, cartoons, social art, film, and other forms of representative arts have always been used as critical instigation to create agency or critical commentary on current affairs. In the education sector, teachers in schools often say one of two things: they are not creative or that they don't have the time to be creative given the curricular demands and administrative mandates that they are required to follow. Each day, educators are working to find exceptionally creative ways to engage their students with limited resources and supplies, and this becomes even more of a challenge during turbulent times. Creativity as Progressive Pedagogy: Examinations Into Culture, Performance, and Challenges primarily focuses on pedagogical creativity and culture as related to various aspects of social justice and identity. This book presents experience-based content and showcases the necessity for pedagogical creativity to give students agency and the connections between cultural sensitivity and creativity. Covering topics such as the social capital gap, digital spaces, and underprivileged students, this book is an indispensable resource for educators in both K-12 and higher education, administrators, researchers, faculty, policymakers, leaders in education, pre-service teachers, and academicians.

5-Gen Leadership

5-Gen Leadership
  • Author : Mark White
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 9781071836996

5-Gen Leadership Book Review:

An unprecedented leadership challenge for school administrators Today’s school leaders face the unprecedented challenge of leading five generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and brand-new Generation Z teachers, along with Gen Alpha, today’s youngest students. Based on extensive research and the author’s experience working with thousands of educators and students, 5-Gen Leadership addresses the nuances and expectations implicit with leading each generation. With an emphasis on developing a multi-generational lens through which to view school improvement, this book covers topics such as recruiting and retaining today’s young teachers, tailoring professional development for each generation, and helping each generation succeed in a complex, accelerating world. Readers will also find: Tactics for transitioning to 5-Gen Leadership and understanding the four distinct generations in the teaching staff Moving leadership styles from a managing model to a coaching model Advice for understanding and creating a welcoming environment for Gen Z and Gen Alpha Suggestions for closing the digital generation gaps that emerged during the COVID-19 school closures A glimpse into the future to imagine how new generations of leaders will help reshape schools by 2030 If we’re going to make the most of reforming our schools in the 2020s and keep up with the exponential rate of change in society we must understand today’s students and the four disparate generations in our staffs. This book is critical to help leaders bridge those gaps. "How do we prepare today’s students for the rapidly changing workplace and society in which they will live, work, and interact in an education system designed for a century that has passed us by? In 5-Gen Leadership: Leading 5 Generations in Schools in the 2020s, Mark White clearly provides a well-lit path to assist educators to successfully make the necessary cultural, structural and instructional changes that are needed." -Bill Daggett, Founder International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)

Learning to be

Learning to be
  • Author : Edgar Faure,UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 1972
  • ISBN : 9789231042461

Learning to be Book Review:

Educating the Net Generation

Educating the Net Generation
  • Author : Diana Oblinger,James L. Oblinger
  • Publisher : Educause
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 0967285321

Educating the Net Generation Book Review:

This e-book offers an insightful look into the way today's students think about and use technology in their academic and social lives. It will help institutional leaders help their students to become more successful and satisfied.

Bold Moves for Schools

Bold Moves for Schools
  • Author : Heidi Hayes Jacobs,Marie Hubley Alcock
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2017-03-10
  • ISBN : 9781416623632

Bold Moves for Schools Book Review:

What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: self-navigating professional learner, social contractor, media critic and media maker, innovative designer, globally connected citizen, and advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

Students at the Center

Students at the Center
  • Author : Bena Kallick,Allison Zmuda
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2017-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781416623243

Students at the Center Book Review:

Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize ▪ Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. ▪ Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. ▪ Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. ▪ Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.

Generation Z

Generation Z
  • Author : Corey Seemiller,Meghan Grace
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2018-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780429809187

Generation Z Book Review:

No other generation in history has received as much coverage as the Millennial generation. Books, Google searches, blogs, and news articles are everywhere about them. Yet, Generation Z is comprised of our youth and young adults today and has received very little attention comparatively. Those in Generation Z are among our youngest consumers, students, colleagues, constituents, voters, and neighbors. Being able to better understand who they are and how they see the world can be helpful in effectively working with, teaching, supervising, and leading them. Generation Z: A Century in the Making offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z, including a focus on their career aspirations, religious beliefs and practices, entertainment and hobbies, social concerns, relationships with friends and family, health and wellness, money management, civic engagement, communication styles, political ideologies, technology use, and educational preferences. Drawing from an unprecedented number of studies with higher education research institutions, market research firms such as Pew and Census, other generational researchers and industry leaders, this is the authoritative defining work on Generation Z that market researchers, consumer behaviour specialists, and employers sorely need – and it is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the sociology of generations.