Supporting Teachers As Learners

Supporting Teachers As Learners

Author: Marcy Whitebook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615838995

Category: Education

Page: 75

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Mentoring is a key strategy for supporting educators at any stage in their careers--and for improving teacher practice. This guide is an effective, activity-based way to reflect on, practice, and sharpen your skills as a mentor, coach, or technical assistance provider, and it can be adapted to a wide variety of early care and education settings. Supporting Teachers as Learners: A Guide for Mentors and Coaches in Early Care and Education includes activities and worksheets for hands-on learning and addresses The variety of mentoring programs operating today; Understanding adult learning and development; Building strong mentor-protégé relationships and appreciating and understanding differences; Skills and strategies for effective mentoring; and Mentors as leaders and learners. This book is published by the American Federation of Teachers Education Foundation.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners

Author: Catharine Driver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472954121

Category: Education

Page: 128

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From EAL experts Chris Pim and Catharine Driver come 100 ideas for providing secondary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of students with English as an additional language (EAL) in tutor time, in specific subjects and at whole-school level. There is so much pressure on teachers to deliver engaging and innovative lessons that both adhere to the demands of the curriculum and get the necessary results. Having to plan lessons, implement strategies and create effective resources for EAL students can be a challenge, and with over 15% of secondary school students exposed to a language other than English in their home (according to 2016 data from the Department for Education), it is a challenge affecting every teacher. This book provides practical plans for giving EAL learners general support, but also includes ideas linked to specific subjects, especially key problem areas such as mathematics and science, to help EAL learners get the most out of lessons. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for students who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

Teachers as Self-directed Learners

Teachers as Self-directed Learners

Author: Kathleen Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811035876

Category: Education

Page: 183

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This book redefines teacher in-service education as being less about participation in a program and more about the opportunity for teachers to experience a process of learning that is personally meaningful and contextually relevant to their own teaching practice. The research presented here reveals that teachers have the capacity to think and work differently, yet are rarely provided with opportunities to exercise active decision-making about their personal learning needs. Creating and implementing such an approach involves reimagining all aspects of the learning experience so that teachers are free to articulate their own learning needs and actively work to determine what matters most for their professional practice. The book breaks new ground by drawing from research related to an in-service program where teachers, their experience and professional thinking were deliberately positioned at the centre of the learning experience. Using this evidenced-based approach, it focuses not only on the learning achieved, but also the conditions that enabled teachers to undertake such learning.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners

Author: Chris Pim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472946454

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book is a brand new title in the bestselling 100 Ideas series, providing primary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). According to data collected by the Department for Education in 2016, over 20% of pupils in primary schools are exposed to a language other than English in their home, making this an essential resource for every teacher. EAL expert Chris Pim offers a range of ideas for use both in the classroom and to adopt as a whole-school approach. There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the book, featuring advice on where to find the best software, resources and websites. Ideas include: setting up the classroom, parent conferences, cross-cultural maths, effective questioning techniques and running a 'Young Interpreter Scheme.' 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for pupils who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

优秀外语教师成长案例研究 UNDERSTANDING EFL TEACHERS AS LEARNERS: CASE STUDIES

优秀外语教师成长案例研究 UNDERSTANDING EFL TEACHERS AS LEARNERS: CASE STUDIES

Author: 顾佩娅著

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN: 9787560090771

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 731

本书旨在研究中国优秀外语教师的专业素质形成过程、发展环境和渊源,尤其是他们的成长特点与规律以及与发展成因之间的关系,目的是探明我国外语教师成长的复杂心路历程及其环境影响。希望本书的出版能唤醒更多外语教师在教书育人的同时注意“育己”。相信众多关心教师认知和专业成长的外语教师、外语教师教育工作者及对教师研究感兴趣的读者会从本书中获益。

AIMSSEC Maths Teacher Support Series Mathematical Thinking in the Lower Secondary Classroom

AIMSSEC Maths Teacher Support Series Mathematical Thinking in the Lower Secondary Classroom

Author: AIMSSEC

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316503621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

View: 308

This series is for maths teachers who want to develop their maths teaching skills. This book is for teachers and educators who want to develop their maths teaching skills where English is the language of instruction. It has been written by the international group of educators based at AIMSSEC, The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre. The book provides practical classroom activities underpinned by sound pedagogy and recent research findings. The activities are designed for teachers working alone or in 'self-help' teachers' workshops. They are designed to develop mathematical thinking and offer immediate practical tools to help deliver this approach.

Developing Teachers’ Assessment Capacity

Developing Teachers’ Assessment Capacity

Author: Christopher DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351029087

Category: Education

Page: 241

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Given the academic benefits of assessment-driven teaching, and the growing accountability context of educational systems around the world, there is a rapidly developing need to educate teachers in effectively using assessments to promote, monitor, and report on student learning. However, assessment has historically been a neglected area in teacher education programmes, and empirical research has consistently shown assessment as an area of challenge for many teachers. While there is an increased focus across teacher education and professional literature on enhancing the assessment capacity of educators, there remains little empirical research on innovative and data-based strategies to effectively achieve this goal. The purpose of this text is to consolidate existing research on assessment education and to provoke innovative and effective approaches to educating teachers and teachers-in-training about assessment. Given the dearth of relevant research, this text also considers the matter of retention and extension of initial assessment learning into teaching careers. Combined, the articles in this text provide a foundation for novel thinking about developing teachers’ assessment capacity from pre-service to in-service contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment in Education.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483394206

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Unique Student Strengths and Needs Require Unique Teacher Evaluation Methods. Teacher evaluation should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. Evaluations of all teachers who work with diverse learners require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Backed by research and case studies, the authors detail: Four Principles for Inclusive Teacher Evaluation of diverse learners compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks Specialized “look-fors” evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of diverse learners Strategies for coaching teachers who need more support reaching diverse learners

Reconceptualising education support services in South Africa

Reconceptualising education support services in South Africa

Author: Johnnie Hay

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781776342051

Category: Education

Page: 454

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Inclusive education has been phased into South Africa since 2001 but relies heavily upon adequate support services to support learners and teachers experiencing barriers to learning and development. This book focuses on the different levels of support provided in South African education – from School-based Support Teams to District-based Support Teams through to special and full-service schools, and how these could be reconceptualised to provide improved support to learners and teachers. Current research indicates that inclusive education is being implemented in varied and fragmented forms across the country, and the point of departure of this work is that education support services need to be improved and reconceptualised to ensure better support for inclusive education.

Teachers as Professional Learners

Teachers as Professional Learners

Author: Ellen Larsen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030659318

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Drawing upon data from an Australian study, this book gives voice to beginning teachers navigating their way through their first year of teaching and discovering what it means to be professional learners. The chapters within provide rich insights into the ways in which beginning teachers make sense of the new and challenging experiences they face during the first year of teaching, and how these influence the development of their learner identities at this formative time of their careers. Professional learning, in response to teacher standards and associated accountability measures, often fails to acknowledge the importance of internal motivation and attitude to beginning teachers’ sense of a professional learner identity. This book offers policy makers, teacher educators, school leaders, mentors and teachers a way of thinking about how beginning teachers can be supported to grow professionally and construct their identities as professional learners.

Collaborating to Support All Learners in English, Social Studies, and Humanities

Collaborating to Support All Learners in English, Social Studies, and Humanities

Author: Faye Brownlie

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553792352

Category: Education

Page: 272

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How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn. This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can do” approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find: insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design assessment for, of, and as learning lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

Learning for Leadership

Learning for Leadership

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452278483

Category: Education

Page: 321

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Prepare education leaders to support adult professional growth with this comprehensive guide! Help foster an understanding of adult development that enables education leaders to support professional learning—or build capacity—across schools and districts with this one-of-a-kind resource. Based on adult developmental theory and filled with practical, actionable advice as well as takeaways, you’ll learn to: Design and implement action plans based on a learning-oriented model of school leadership and capacity building: Teaming, Providing Leadership Roles, Collegial Inquiry, and Mentoring Build robust and effective professional learning initiatives that increases student achievement Help leaders bridge theory and practice with first-hand case study analyses