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To teach with excellence demands more than strategies and techniques. The most successful teachers draw on their personal power—their confi... [Read More]
To teach with excellence demands more than strategies and techniques. The most successful teachers draw on their personal power—their confidence, compassion, and empathy, and their professional power—their ability to lead, instruct, and inspire their students to do their best. With practice, most teachers can develop the skills they need to conquer almost any classroom challenge. This book offers specific, practical ideas to help teachers: manage their classroom time efficiently;educate with passion and enthusiasm;support students who are struggling;motivate with creativity and humor;lead effectively both inside the classroom and out. In 55 Teaching Dilemmas, Kathy Paterson also shows readers how to counsel students in need, how to recognize and prevent burnout, how to communicate with parents and guardians, and how to encourage cooperative learning among students with different capabilities and skills.
Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre and you'll find these trai... [Read More]
Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre and you'll find these traits. This book--written by the leading authority on the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing model--contains all the tools you need to assess student writing for these traits and plan instruction. Includes detailed definitions of each trait, scoring guides, sample student papers with running commentary, and focus lessons.
Millions of adolescent girls are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation; others carve indecipherable symbols or ... [Read More]
Millions of adolescent girls are in a crisis of rage and despair. Some try to disappear through starvation; others carve indecipherable symbols or other marks onto their arms and bodies; some run away from home; and still others bully and get bullied, hide weeping in their rooms, or attempt suicide. Programs, experts, and interventions abound, but therapists and caregivers alike struggle to effectively help this challenging population. For every success in turning a troubled girl around, there seem to be new, even sadder cases to take its place. The list of reasons, as Straus explains, are complicated and varied everything from weak, fragmented interventions and overwhelmed institutions with inadequate resources to a growing gap between the rich and poor, ignorant parents, overcrowded schools, and a more violence-saturated society than ever before. Using a developmental-relational model of intervention, Straus explores the ways in which clinicians and caregivers can successfully reach out to the children behind these often frightening behaviors, and how to help them cope. A highly practical resource, Adolescent Girls in Crisis explores concrete strategies and methods for helping girls in crisis by focusing on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of many of the troubled and troubling behaviors—including oppositional defiant disorder, trauma, eating disorders, and attachment problems, among others—what to look for before there's a crisis (and in one), what to worry about, and, most of all, what to do.
Writing can be fun - and here's the book to prove it! Hemingway. Dostoevsky. Shakespeare. All of them wrote masterpieces when they were adults. But i... [Read More]
Writing can be fun - and here's the book to prove it! Hemingway. Dostoevsky. Shakespeare. All of them wrote masterpieces when they were adults. But imagine what they could have written when they were kids, if only they had had this book! Be a Writing Superstar is an irreverent, encouraging writing guide for young readers, which covers a whole spectrum of topics. It succeeds in teaching them the nuts and bolts of the entire writing process - from brainstorming their early ideas and shaping them on paper, right through to hosting their own book launch! Yes, kids will be trading witty repartee and bon mots with their fellow scribes, as they get their literary game on! And, for when the dreaded writer's block kicks in, kids can draw inspiration from their writing heroes by reading some short interviews with famous Canadian authors and illustrators! Some of Canada's finest, including Robert Munsch, Mélanie Watt, Gordon Korman and Kenneth Oppel, agreed to answer 5 Silly Questions about their writing, and all of them are included in this book. A hilarious reminder that writers are funny people and writing is, above all else, fun!
Writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. In general, boys don't enjoy writing as much as girls. What's w... [Read More]
Writing test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. In general, boys don't enjoy writing as much as girls. What's wrong? How can we do a better of job of creating "boy-friendly" classrooms so their voices can be heard? In Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices Ralph Fletcher draws upon his years of experience as staff developer, children's book author, and father of four boys. He also taps the insights from dozens of writing teachers around the US and abroad. Boy Writers asks teachers to imagine the writing classroom from a boy's perspective, and consider specific steps we might take to create stimulating classrooms for boys. Topic choice emerges as a crucial issue. The subjects many boys like to write about (war, weapons, outlandish fiction, zany or bathroom humor) often do not get a warm reception from teachers. Ralph argues that we must "widen the circle" and give boys more choice if we want to engage them as writers. How? We must begin by recognizing boys and the world in which they live. Boy Writers explores important questions such as: What subjects are boy writers passionate about, and what motivates them as writers?Why do boys like to incorporate violence into their stories, and how much should be allowed? Why do we so often misread and misunderstand the humor boys include in their stories? In addition, the book looks at: how handwriting can hamstring boy writers, and how drawing may help; welcoming boy-friendly writing genres in our classrooms; ways to improve our conferring with boys; and more. Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of a topic and ends with a highly practical section titled: "What can I do in my classroom?" Boy Writers does not advocate promoting the interests of boys at the expense of girls. Rather, it argues that developing sensitivity to the unique facets of boy writers will help teachers better address the needs of all their students.
Today's students are confronted with a huge amount of information. To write tests, complete assignments, and even communicate with their peers, studen... [Read More]
Today's students are confronted with a huge amount of information. To write tests, complete assignments, and even communicate with their peers, students need effective strategies to help them grow as learners. Whether they get their information from books, the Internet, or personal interviews, students need to build skills in reading, writing and research to succeed in school and life in this information age. This time-saving book provides teachers with a tried-and-true process for involving students in becoming information literate. Practical and ready-to-use, the book features more than fifty activities that give students hands-on opportunities to work with information. These activities involve students in manipulating and organizing data as well as making connections with information in all subject areas. Info Tasks for Successful Learning offers a range of skill-building activities that take students form the low level regurgitation or rewording of ideas to more meaningful, relevant and exciting learning. Each single page task focuses on a micro skill that makes an ideal mini lesson. The micro skills are grouped into the four macro skills that are the basics of information literacy:Evaluating information for relevance and validation;Sorting information to make connections;Working with Information and Testing Ideas;Analyzing and synthesizing information for meaningful conclusions.More than thirty student organizers are included to help students build important strategies for using information. A unique glossary of terms will help teachers and students make better sense of the modern information age. The repertoire of useful strategies in this remarkable book will help students reach higher levels of understanding and achievement.
It's the deadliest combination going: Bullies who get what want from their target, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who either watch, p... [Read More]
It's the deadliest combination going: Bullies who get what want from their target, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who either watch, participate, or look away, and adults who see the incidents as simply "teasing" and a normal part of childhood. We have only to look to the headlines to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy. Some bullying victims, their cries unheard, have fought back with violence that has devastated entire communities; others have committed suicide; many more suffer in silence, their lives a constant round of emotional and physical pain. In The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso gives parents, caregivers, educators-and most of all, kids-the tools to break the cycle of violence. Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Coloroso offers a compassionate and practical guide that is destined to become a groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying.
Theme: Bullying Issues
In our society, where emerging technologies unite us in new ways, bullying is reaching epidemic proportions. The Bully-Go-Round provides strategies fo... [Read More]
In our society, where emerging technologies unite us in new ways, bullying is reaching epidemic proportions. The Bully-Go-Round provides strategies for a better understanding of all aspects of bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystander. This handbook offers more than thirty-five activities, including responding in writing, in art, and in role play; lists of resources; discussion prompts; and tips for teachers on providing a safe forum in our classrooms to explore the complexity of the bullying issue.