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10 Languages You’ll Need Most in the Classroom: A Guide to Communicating with English Language Learners and Their Families
Break through language barriers and put ELL students at ease in your classroom! More than ever before, K–12 educators in today’s classrooms teach students from diverse language backgrounds. This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English–Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean–offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. With a chapter dedicated to each language, this book provides a wealth of resources to help you make meaningful connections with ELL students, including: * Information about the traditions, religions, and celebrations of the family’s country of origin * Guides to common words and phrases in the student’s native language * Picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students * Sample parent letters that include both English and native language translations * Basic reading tests in ten languages Language can be an intimidating barrier to many students and teachers alike. Don’t let it stand in the way of success. Help ensure that English Language Learners successfully transition into the school community and participate fully in the classroom learning environment!
About the Author
Garth Sundem graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University. He currently resides in Texas. Jan Krieger has worked as a multicultural educator for many years, teaching at bilingual schools. He currently resides in Bozeman, Montana. Kristi Pikiewicz is a middle school social studies and language arts teacher. She currently resides in Oakland, California.
Arm your students with the strategies they need for success with 101 Tips for Online Course Success. Many students think they are prepared for online classes, in fact they often think they will be easier than on-ground courses, but are they actually ready for the challenges that come with learning online? You can help your students manage their time, keep organized, stay motivated, use online resources, use learning management systems, work in groups, and much more! 101 Tips for Online Course Success is everything your students need to succeed in an online or hybrid course. It is their handbook and planner that can complement any online or hybrid course, regardless of the subject matter. It can also be used in student success courses that introduce students to the college experience. Most of the strategies and tips included in this text are also relevant to the onsite courses.
About the Author
Randy Nordell is a Professor of Business Technology at American River College in Sacramento, California. He has been an educator for over 20 years and has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus, a single subject teaching credential from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University, and a doctorate in Education from Argosy University. Randy is the author of Microsoft Office 2013: In Practice and Microsoft Outlook 2010, and he speaks regularly at conferences on the integration of technology into the curriculum. When he is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, swimming, and enjoying the California weather and terrain.
“101 Ways To Do ABA” is an easy to understand collection of effective Applied Behavior Analysis strategies to handle persistent, challenging behaviors. This exciting book covers everything from tantrums, to self-stimulatory behaviors, to attending to the teacher in a classroom, to dining out in restaurants… all from an Applied Behavior Analysis perspective.
About the Author
Tameika Meadows’ first book, “101 Ways To Do ABA,” is a fun and comprehensive book covering all kinds of behavioral challenges in children with special needs from spitting, to refusing to share with others. Tameika has a passionate heart for children with Autism and believes that when done correctly, Applied Behavior Analysis can bring about broad, lasting improvements in behavior. Tameika has been working to help children and adolescents with Autism learn since 2001. When she’s not updating her “I love ABA” blog, traveling for speaking engagements, or training ABA therapists, Tameika enjoys reading, cooking, and bowling.
Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches! All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations. 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author’s prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering: * Discipline * Teacher-student relations * Classroom policy and practices * Classroom management and instruction * Personality and professionalism * Teaching style and behavior Excellent for staff development workshops and seminars, preservice and inservice teachers, and teacher leaders and mentors, this book’s real-life examples offer valuable professional lessons while helping teachers better understand the responses and feelings of their students.
About the Author
Carolyn Orange, PhD, has worked as an educator for around 25 years. Now, she is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently resides in San Antonio
50 Years of Technical Education in Singapore: How to Build a World Class Education System from Scratch (World Scientific Series on Singapore’s 50 Years of Nation-Bu)
This book describes in vivid detail how a newly independent nation with neither a history of technical education nor industry, developed in a short period of time a world-class system of technical and vocational education that helped it make rapid progress in its manufacturing and industrial sector. The economy and the education sector both developed in parallel, with each complementing the other, utilizing strategies and making the decisions that were to bring the country quickly to advanced status. Studies show that premature investment in higher education at the expense of technical and vocational education has created many leaders but few doers, leading to high unemployment. The Singapore Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) story demonstrates how governmental support helped changed the image of technical and vocational education to one equal with higher education, yet including bridges and ladders to allow everyone to maximize their potential.
This book explores the key themes in inclusion through an A – Z approach covering key concepts, theories / theorists, and figures. The concept of inclusion is complex and messy and although many definitions abound it has never been clarified in legislation and guidance. Consequently there is confusion about what constitutes inclusive practice and how best to promote and implement it. The broad definition on which this book is based embraces all aspects of difference including race, ethnicity, gender and ability. A key theme is focus on the process of identifying, understanding and breaking down the barriers to participation and belonging (in accordance with the Early Childhood Forum definition of inclusion); suggesting how they might be addressed and signposting useful resources and reading for further information and support. Sweeping changes in the early years sector mean that the re-examination of basic inclusive principles, policy and practice is timely.
There has been much international effort to improve or transform Vocational and Technical Education (VTE). However, the outcomes often remain elusive. VTE continues to be largely shunned by society as a sector of education for low achievers and academic failures.A breakthrough in VTE is a Singapore story made possible through strategic planning, organisational excellence, innovation and ingenuity. It is a compelling story of how the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) began to transform lives and change its image over a period of fifteen years (1992-2007). This book, based on a first-hand CEO account, vividly captures the sort of leadership, policy choices, fundamental principles and capabilities in the journey of transformation. The details of the “what, when, how and why” are a valuable guide for leaders and practitioners in building quality and sustainable VTE systems which are responsive to social and economic needs.This book is written in three parts. Part I provides the historical background to the VTE sector in Singapore, a systems view of the dynamics and challenges faced by the VTE system and propounds the fundamental importance of aligning education with economic development goals.The key focus in Part II is the three waves of transformation from the former Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB) to ITE in Singapore that was motivated by an early interest in moving towards organisational excellence and supported by a consistent use of strategic planning. In the process, the image of vocational training was changed and resulted in a unique brand of a world-class ITE education and training model that ITE is today.In Part III is a reflection on what it takes to build a sustainable high-quality VTE system in light of Singapore’s experience, an international context and a changing policy environment. Also included are thoughts on how the Singapore ITE story may be an inspiration to others facing similar challenges in VTE.
The world is filled with educational possibilities — use it! This valuable resource explores every aspect of field trips, including their foundation in caring and curiosity, how leaders can establish and achieve sound learning goals, and how to avoid the headaches that too often accompany dozens of children and chaperones unleashed in a new environment. Properly organized, a field trip can provide students with opportunities to develop lifelong learning skills, increase personal responsibility, work cooperatively with others, and expand their worldviews. And field trips need not be full-day affairs to be valuable–even a short “trip” can provide a much richer learning experience than can be found though standard in-class instruction and serve as a welcome break from the weekday routine. A Guide to Great Field Trips outlines more than 200 ideas for valuable trips within the school, around the building and playground, and through the local neighborhood. It even offers ideas for virtual field trips on the Web. Readers can find tips on handling dozens of logistical issues related to field trips, including safety, transportation, permissions, fundraisers, grants, chaperones, meals, and more.
About the Author
Kathleen Carroll has been leading students on field trips for decades. As an educational consultant she teaches about creativity and critical thinking, multiple intelligences, assessment, and science methods in a master’s degree program for Cambridge College. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachussetts.
A Guide to Learning Independently 5E describes techniques to help students succeed in formal education. It helps with learning tasks such as writing assignments, reading textbooks, making notes and concentrating when studying, as well as offering a range of suggestions as to how students can meet the requirements of their teachers and courses. It is also designed to help students discover their own learning goals and how they learn best. The text rests on the premise that it is possible for a person to change the way they approach their learning. It is directed to the individual student because it is the individual who must write the essays and reports, pass the exams and organise themselves in order to be successful in the tertiary education system. As well as offering realistic and well-tested study strategies, this Guide focuses on your reasons for study as you balance the demands of study with the rest of your life. It will help you clarify your particular strengths as a learner and develop a repertoire of independent lifelong learning skills.
Completely up to date and extremely student friendly, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS: FOR VERSION 23.0, Fourteenth Edition, equips you with everything you need to know about the newest version of SPSS(R) for Windows(R) so you can effectively use the program in your statistics class. The guide’s straightforward style frees you to concentrate on learning basic statistical concepts, while still developing familiarity with SPSS(R). Its clear, step-by-step instruction quickly gets you up to speed, enabling you to confidently use SPSS(R) to do homework problems and conduct statistical analyses for research projects.
About the Author
Lee A. Kirkpatrick is Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary, where he has taught since 1991. He teaches courses in statistics (introductory and advanced/graduate), research methods, and evolutionary psychology. He received his PhD in social/personality psychology from the University of Denver in 1988.
A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out
Turn back the clocks! Your sweet child has morphed into a teen. And it’s no longer just a messy bedroom or an attitude with a capital “A” causing concern. There’s a whole new range of issues on the horizon. What if your daughter texts a naked picture to a “boyfriend” …which he then forwards to the entire class? What if your son becomes increasingly withdrawn…Or your child is being bullied online? Would you know what to do? You could read a whole book on teen psychology – but who has the time! As a parent, what you need most is quick and candid advice for dealing with the issue at hand. After all, if you say the right thing you will open up the lines of communication, but say the wrong thing …and watch out. A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens is the solution. Covering a broad range of issues from the terrifying (sex, drinking, drugs, depression) to the frustrating (defiance, laziness, conformity, entitlement), parenting expert Joani Geltman approaches each of the 80 topics with honesty and a dash of humor. Want to understand why teens do what they do? Joani reveals what they are thinking and feeling – and what developmental factors are involved. She then explains how to approach each problem in a way that lets your kid know you “get it” and leads to truly productive conversations. From lying to sexting to falling grades, the teenage years can be an uphill battle. Here is the no-nonsense guide you need to get your teen talking, listening, and back on track.
About the Author
JOANI GELTMAN has a Masters degree in Social Work, and is an expert in child development and parenting. She presents her popular course, Adolescent Psychology, to schools and community groups, hosts Ask the Expert gatherings for parents, and provides home-based parent coaching services.
A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Research is a great ‘one-stop’ guide for student or qualified teachers looking to undertake classroom research. Through its friendly, supportive and authoritative approach, this book tackles the big issues and questions of education research and offers a clear framework for doing classroom research. The updated fifth edition retains all the features that have made it so popular over the past thirty years – such as a rich range of insightful case studies demonstrating successful classroom research in practice – whilst offering expanded coverage of appropriate research methods and helpful ‘Key Point’ summaries. Whether you are a trainee teacher undertaking some form of classroom-based research as an essential element of your teacher training course, or a qualified teacher doing research to explore your practice, this classic and seminal text guides and supports you throughout the entire process from initial research idea to final dissemination.
About the Author
David Hopkins is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and the University of Nottingham, UK, and Director of Education for the Bright Tribe Trust.
Is a university education still relevant? What are the forces that threaten it? Should academics ever be allowed near Twitter? In Academic Diary, Les Back has chronicled three decades of his academic career, turning his sharp and often satirical eye to the everyday aspects of life on campus and the larger forces that are reshaping it. Presented as a collection of entries from a single academic year, the diary moves from the local to the global, from PowerPoint to the halls of power. With entries like “Ivory Towers” and “The Library Angel,” these smart, humorous, and sometimes absurd campus tales not only demystify the opaque rituals of scholarship but also offer a personal perspective on the far-reaching issues of university life. Commenting on topics that range from the impact of commercialization and fee increases to measurement and auditing research, the diary offers a critical analysis of higher education today. At the same time, it is a passionate argument for the life of the mind, the importance of collaborative thinking, and the reasons that scholarship and writing are still vital for making sense of our troubled and divided world.
About the Author
Les Back is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician
Acclaimed professional organizer Judith Kolberg and Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, renowned ADHD clinical psychologist, are back with an updated edition of their classic text for adults with ADD. Their collaboration offers the best understanding and solutions for adults who want to get and stay organized. Readers will enjoy all new content on organizing digital information, managing distractions, organizing finances, and coping with the “black hole” of the Internet. This exciting new resource offers three levels of strategies and support: self-help, non-professional assistance from family and friends, and professional support; allowing the reader to determine the appropriate level of support.
About the Author
Judith Kolberg formed FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989. She is the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), a popular international speaker, and is widely recognized as an industry-thought leader. Chronically disorganized people of many stripes have embraced her non-traditional organizing methods as described in her five books, which have sold nearly a half million copies worldwide. Her latest book, Getting Organized in the Era of Endless, addresses the complex area of digital disorganization. Judith has held several leadership positions in the National Association of Professional Organizer (NAPO) and has been awarded the organizing industry’s highest honors. Judith resides in Atlanta, where she takes care of her Mom, sees clients, writes, and blogs. Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD is a clinical psychologist and director of the Chesapeake ADHD Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she continues to practice and provide supervision and training related to ADHD. She has been a leader in the field for the past 20 years, publishing over a dozen books on topics related to ADHD. In 1999, she received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her ground-breaking work on women and girls with ADHD. Dr. Nadeau is a frequent lecturer both nationally and internationally and is known for her solution-focused, integrative approach to treating ADHD. She has focused for many years on issues relating to organization, planning, and daily life management challenges faced by individuals with ADHD and first approached professional organizer Judith Kolberg in the late 1990s about the need for an organizing book that specifically addresses the particular challenges faced by adults with ADHD.
Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don’t have the necessary skills to implement it.
In this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together–every day, every minute–to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six elements of formative assessment: (1) sharing learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds forward, (3) student goal setting, (4) student self-assessment, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) engaging students in asking effective questions.
Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide
* ‘Strategic talking points’; and ‘conversation starters’; to address common misconceptions about formative assessment;
* Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers;
* Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning;
* ‘What if’; scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and
* Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress.
As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to ‘do’; formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a ‘partnership of intentional inquiry’; between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.