Student Centered Physical Education

Author: Timothy K. Smith
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880115902
Size: 51.74 MB
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Student-Centered Physical Education presents over 100 fun physical activities that not only promote student fitness and skill development but also build the foundation for a physically active life. The authors' modular approach allows teachers to mix and match activities in order to achieve specific goals, creating multiple opportunities within each class period for students to succeed. Authors Timothy Smith and Nicholas Cestaro, who together have more than 50 years of teaching experience, have developed a student-centered approach to physical education to replace the outdated, subject-driven approach. By focusing on the needs of the preadolescent student rather than on sports or calisthenics, this proven program challenges exclusivity, boredom, and gender bias. Their strategies and activities make physical education relevant to your students and motivate them to participate in physical activity, both in the gym and after school. Part I, "A Student-Centered Modular Approach," helps you develop and organize your classes. You'll learn how to assemble modular lesson plans and how to increase their effectiveness using the teaching strategies presented. You'll also find a chapter on authentic assessment, which discusses the use of rubrics, portfolios, and portfolio cards. Next, Part II, "Teaching Modules," provides you with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for more than 100 fitness-related activities, including -warm-ups, -skill development activities, -team-oriented activities, and -individual and paired activities. Each activity is ready to be inserted into the modular lesson format presented in Part I. In addition, you'll find 10 detailed health-fitness modules-one for each month of the school year-that will help you present and reinforce key lifestyle concepts in addition to the "physical" components of physical education.

Developing Learner Centered Teaching

Author: Phyllis Blumberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118501837
Size: 51.34 MB
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Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action.

Making Classrooms Better 50 Practical Applications Of Mind Brain And Education Science

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708136
Size: 55.16 MB
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A practical, classroom-oriented guide to best-practice teaching. This book goes beyond neuroscience explanations of learning to demonstrate exactly what works in the classroom and why. Lessons from mind, brain, and education science are put into practice using students as a 'lab' to test these theories. Strategies and approaches for doing so and a general list of 'best practices' will guide and serve teachers, administrators, and parents.

Elementary Classroom Management

Author: Kerry Curtiss Williams
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452215510
Size: 72.30 MB
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A student-centered classroom management approach that guides elementary teachers in leading their students and managing the classroom Elementary Classroom Management: A Student-Centered Approach to Leading and Learning provides the information and resources that teachers need to design a classroom management system that incorporates the principles of autonomy, belonging, competency, democracy, and motivation. This text includes stories, strategies, research, and reflection tools to help teachers effectively manage the spaces, procedures, and pedagogy of the classroom environment. Key Features Stimulates teachers to reflect on the needs and motivations of their students Offers a "right question" rather than a "right answer" approach to help teachers design their own unique classroom management programs Provides real stories, case studies, and letters from master teachers to help readers construct environments that meet the needs of all students Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! An Instructor Resource on CD includes video clips with discussion questions, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and much more. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6 am–5 pm, PT. A Student study site at http://www.sagepub.com/kwilliamsstudy provides video clips, quizzes, flashcards, Web resources, and much more. Questions for the author? Contact Kerry Curtiss Williams at [email protected]

Wevideo Every Day

Author: Nathan D. Lang-Raad
Publisher: Edtechteam Press
ISBN: 9781945167577
Size: 44.54 MB
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Activate Learning with WeVideo! Instead of assigning boring worksheets and tedious tasks or practice problems, teachers today can design active and fun learning experiences that build on students' strengths and interests by using exciting edtech tools--like WeVideo. In this easy-to-follow guide, educator and WeVideo expert Nathan Lang-Raad provides 40 strategies using WeVideo to create engaging content that encourages students to practice real-life problem-solving skills. Using a student-centered learning approach, you can employ this powerful platform to ... Create an environment where students feel safe and empowered. Clearly communicate goals in a fun and engaging way. See learning in action. Provide a structure for students to share their voice with their peers, the community, and the world. Engage students at deeper learning through critical thinking and creativity. Take learning further with WeVideo! "For video to really impact learning and outcomes, active use should be the goal. What is even more important is how learners are empowered to use their own devices to capture video as a means to showcase what they have learned. Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad addresses these critical components and more in a practical guide that will pave the way to unleash the true power of video in the classroom." --Eric Sheninger, ICLE senior fellow, award-winning principal, and best-selling author of Digital Leadership "As educators, how do we encourage, support, and promote creativity in the classroom? Students naturally crave ways to express themselves creatively, and this book gives practical ways for teachers to help students do just that." --Jennie Magiera, chief program officer at EdTechTeam and president of The Student Voice Foundation "This book provides helpful strategies to support student growth and learning by giving learners a place to play, discover, wonder, be heard, solve problems, and create. Thank you for writing this, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad!" --Alice Keeler, educator, speaker, and author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

The Learner Centered Curriculum

Author: Roxanne Cullen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118171020
Size: 40.88 MB
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Praise for The Learner-Centered Curriculum "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education."—John Tagg, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!"—Terry Doyle, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment "To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered."—Jolene Koester, president, California State University, Northridge "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates."—Deborah L. Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside "This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education."—Earl H. Potter, III, president, St. Cloud State University

Tips For Teaching Culture

Author: Ann C. Wintergerst
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132458221
Size: 29.94 MB
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Series Editor: H. Douglas Brown Tips for Teaching Culture introduces English Language teachers to approaches they can use to build intercultural understanding. This practical reference book links specific techniques for teaching culture with contemporary research on intercultural communication. Topics covered include language, nonverbal communication, identity, culture shock, cross-cultural adjustment, traditional ways of teaching culture, education, and social responsibility. Features: Concrete tips in each chapter provide teachers with helpful suggestions on how to build cultural awareness. What the research says and What the teacher can do sections link pedagogical research with classroom techniques. Voices from the Classroom anecdotes share teachers' cross-cultural experiences. Classroom activities illustrate over 50 ways teachers can build intercultural understanding. Photocopiable handouts for classroom activities can be used with minimal preparation. Glossary provides concise definitions of commonly used terms about intercultural communication. The Tips for Teaching series covers topics of practical classroom-centered interest for English language teachers. Written in clearly comprehnesible terms, each book offers soundly conceived practical approaches to classroom instruction that are firmly grounded in current pedagogical research.

Advances In The Study Of Bilingualism

Author: Dr. Enlli Môn Thomas
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 178309172X
Size: 58.88 MB
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This book provides a contemporary approach to the study of bilingualism. Drawing on contributions from leading experts in the field, this book brings together - in a single volume - a selection of the exciting work conducted as part of the programme of the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. Each chapter has as its main focus an exploration of the relationship between the two languages of a bilingual. Section by section, the authors draw on current findings and methodologies to explore the ways in which their research can address this question from a number of different perspectives.

American Teacher

Author: Katrina Fried
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 1599621274
Size: 49.58 MB
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Celebrating educators, who go far above and beyond the call of duty, American Teacher shines a spotlight on one of the most underappreciated, undercompensated, yet critically important professions in the world. Over the course of two years, Katrina Fried has interviewed and written the stories of 50 extraordinary teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade, selected from public and charter schools across the United States. The result is a collection of inspiring and informative first person-narratives accompanied by heartfelt letters from students and captivating portraits taken by celebrated photographers from around the country such as Peter Feldstein, Roman Cho, Paul Natkin and Laura Straus. American Teacher introduces us to classroom heroes like Stephen Ritz of NYC's South Bronx, who uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to engage and inspire his neighborhood's most at-risk special-needs students; Rafe Esquith, a trail-blazing, multi-award-winning educator and author, who has spent 31years teaching 5th grade from within the same four walls at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles; and Iowan Sarah Brown Wessling who's unique "learner-centered" approach to teaching high school English earned her the 2010 National Teacher of the Year award. These are our most unsung heroes, the men and women responsible for molding and preparing our children to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the face of increasing class sizes, insufficient resources, and budget cuts, many of our teachers are dipping into their own pockets and personal time to bridge the gap for their students; they are finding innovative and engaging solutions to institutional problems and changing the outcome of countless lives in the process. Hear their stories, see their faces, and join us as we pay tribute to their passion and sacrifice.