It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of Classroom Hell
Gordon Brown likes to boast that our schools are the envy of the world. Sadly - as ever - he's fibbing. FRANK CHALK has spent his adult life in the modern education system, so - unlike the Prime Minister - he knows what he's talking about. He is an ordinary teacher in an ordinary British school… a school where the kids get drunk, beat up the teachers and take drugs - when they can be bothered to turn up. IT S YOUR TIME YOU'RE WASTING is the blackly humorous diary of a year in his working life.
In this text Etta Hollins presents a powerful process for developing a teaching perspective that embraces the centrality of culture in school learning. The six-part process covers objectifying culture, personalizing culture, inquiring about students' cultures and communities, applying knowledge about culture to teaching, formulating theory or a conceptual framework linking culture and school learning, and transforming professional practice to better meet the needs of students from different cultural and experiential backgrounds.
Are You Ready for the SAT &amp; ACT?: Building Critical Reading Skills for Rising High School Students
As parents know, the Redesigned SAT is looming on the horizon for rising high school students (those taking the exam in 2016 or beyond). The power of a single word and how it can vary in meaning depending on its surrounding context is a core skills-building component in Are You Ready for the SAT & ACT?, which directly addresses the layered analytical thinking that the Redesigned SAT requires.
During a time of standards-based instruction, Beyond the Textbook: Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation's History, Grades 7–12 will fill the gap in today's middle and high school classrooms to simultaneously engage students in effective literacy skill exercises and teach our nation's history. Authored by three experienced former public school teachers, these ready-made lesson plans for classroom teachers and school librarians make planning easy for implementation in a social studies, history, or English classroom.
Back To School Magic: Practical, Detailed And Illuminating GuideTools and tips you need to organize your back-to-school ESL classroom and help your students succeed, with solutions so planned and prepared that other teachers might think they’re magic.
This is a textbook for pre-service elementary school teachers and for current teachers who are taking professional development courses. By emphasizing the precision of mathematics, the exposition achieves a logical and coherent account of school mathematics at the appropriate level for the readership. Wu provides a comprehensive treatment of all the standard topics about numbers in the school mathematics curriculum: whole numbers, fractions, and rational numbers.