Give your students the tools they need to motivate themselves with tips from award-winning educator Larry Ferlazzo. A comprehensive outline of common classroom challenges, this book presents immediately applicable steps and lesson plans for all teachers looking to help students motivate themselves. With coverage of brain-based learning, classroom management, and using technology, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum. Learn to implement solutions to the following challenges: How do you motivate students? How do you help students see the importance of personal responsibility? How do you deal with a student who is being disruptive in class? How do you regain control of an out-of-control class? And more! Blogger and educator Larry Ferlazzo has worked to combine literacy development with short and rigorous classroom lessons on topics such as self-control, personal responsibility, brain growth, and perseverance. He uses many "on-the-spot" interventions designed to engage students and connect with their personal interests. Use these practical, research-based ideas to ensure all of your students are intrinsically motivated to learn!
Shows how to apply the tenets of a content-based approach to language instruction. Explores practical models for teacher preparation, classrooms strategies and alternative models, research and assessment and the relationship between content-based instruction and other instructional approaches.
Now completely revised and expanded, Systems and Models for Developing Programs for the Gifted and Talented includes chapters on the major systems and models for developing programs for the gifted, including the Autonomous Learner Model, the Integrative Education Model, the Multiple Menu Model, the Purdue Three-Stage Model, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, and Levels of Service. Forty-two experts in gifted education contributed to 25 chapters, and each chapter includes a discussion of the model, theoretical underpinnings, research on effectiveness, and considerations for implementations. Discussion questions follow each chapter. Chapters provide compact, yet comprehensive summaries of the major models developed by leaders in the field of gifted education.
Since the First Edition of this book appeared, professors have praised its visual presentation of concepts, accessible writing style, and solid research-based scholarship. PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS is about the ideas and concepts behind the research studies. His straightforward style gets students to contemplate open-ended questions, examine their assumptions, and apply psychological concepts to their own lives. Wayne Weiten surveys psychology's broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its intrinsic relationship to application; to show both the unity and diversity of the subject, and to invite students to the study of psychology by respecting their ability to master its fundamental concepts. Integrative themes--including empiricism, theoretical diversity, sociohistorical contexts, multifactorial causation, cultural heritage, heredity and environment, and subjectivity of experience--are woven throughout the text to provide connections among the different areas of research in psychology. The book's dynamic, teaching-oriented illustration program further enhances these themes. Weiten reinforces concepts through exercises that appear at the end of every chapter. At the same time, the author presents topics in a hierarchical manner, giving students handles they can use to prioritize concepts within the chapter.
Based on a need to teach writing and thinking across the curriculum, Harriet Scarborough worked with a number of her esteemed colleagues and practical thinking middle school and secondary school teachers to create a text for today's diverse classrooms. The author and her text contributors met regularly for a year to identify what was working in the classroom. They offer this book to you as you look to: give voice to the use of writing to mediate learning develop writing contexts for learning in content area classes create writing environments conducive t risk-taking make learning relevant and authentic for ALL students
The author writes his comprehensive text based on three principles: community, prevention of discipline problems, and positive support for students with behavior difficulties. The text is filled with practical strategies in managing classroom behavior based on theories of human behavior, merging the best practices of both general and special education in order to provide a practical and research-based guide to managing all students in the classroom. KEY TOPICS: A comprehensive view of classroom management based on community, prevention, and positive behavior supports; Integrates theory with practice; Deals with significant classroom issues including how to prevent problem behaviors, how to establish a classroom community and how to teach social skills to student with problem behaviors; Classroom management for all students including the culturally diverse and those with special needs; Special consideration is given to students with the following problem behaviors: ADHD, nonverbal learning disabilities, passive-aggressive behavior, depression, aggressive behaviors, and students receiving special education for emotional disabilities; Covers how learning communities meet student basic needs for affiliation, control and mastery; how many behavior problems can be prevented through consistent routines, effective group management, engaging lessons and positive student-teacher relationships; and for those students with emotional or behavioral difficulties, interventions must be data-based and proactive. MARKET: Designed to meet the needs of both pre-service and veteran educators, both in general and special education, and pre-service and graduate students studying early childhood, elementary and special education.