Culturally Responsive Teaching: Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades


Author: Jacqueline Irvine,Beverly Armento,Virginia Causey,Joan Jones,Ramona Frasher,Molly Weinburgh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072408874

Category: Education

Page: 240

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How do I plan lessons for today’s diverse classrooms? This book helps pre-service teachers answer this question and learn to create and use such lessons in their classrooms. It is the first book to provide well-developed content-specific lesson plans that reflect cultural diversity in the United States. Rather than taking the traditional foundations-oriented, culture and history approach, this text translates that cultural and historical knowledge of specific minority groups into examples for instructional use. The text features entire field-tested units for elementary and middle grades in four content areas, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. For example, in the language arts unit, “Stories, Stories, Stories,” students tell, write, and read stories that build on their cultural background and experiences. The math unit explores informal geometry in the patterns of Navajo rugs, African textiles, and Mexican pottery. The science unit connects weather experiences to cultural folk myths and sayings. The social studies unit examines changing requirements for voting in the USA. The text can be used as a supplement for general or elementary methods, student field experience, or multicultural education, or as a main text in practice-oriented multicultural education and multicultural curriculum courses.

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners


Author: Barbara C. Cruz,Stephen J. Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415634954

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 1011

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points. • New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Educating Culturally Responsive Teachers

A Coherent Approach


Author: Ana Maria Villegas,Tamara Lucas

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791452394

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 5632

Provides a coherent framework for preparing teachers to work with a diverse student population.

Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction


Author: Donald C. Orlich,Robert J. Harder,Richard C. Callahan,Michael S. Trevisan,Abbie H. Brown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111832633

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5513

TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, now in its tenth edition, is known for its practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal for anyone studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, the book focuses on topics such as lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The new edition maintains the book's solid coverage, while incorporating new and expanded material on InTASC standards, a new chapter on teaching in the inclusive classroom, and an up-to-date discussion of assessment as it relates to inclusion. The text continues to be supported by a rich media package anchored by TeachSource Video Cases, which bring text content to life in actual classroom situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom

Scientifically Based Strategies for Success


Author: Richard Boon,Vicky Spencer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593635508

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 9819

Written by expert teachers and researchers, Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom looks at field-tested strategies teachers of inclusive classrooms need to implement to successfully teach all of the learners in their classroom. The purpose of the book is to provide both general and special education teachers with a practical guide of "scientifically validated" evidence-based instructional strategies on a variety of content areas, including reading, writing and spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. An overview of the Response to Intervention process provides a foundation for implementing researchbased strategies in core content areas. In addition, the book offers tested tips for implementing assistive technology, culturally responsive teaching practices, and fair assessment in the classroom, along with information on managing problem behaviors and adapting curriculum for various special needs. The book also includes a chapter on how teachers, parents, and school professionals can work together to ensure success for all students.

Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education


Author: Maria Estela Brisk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135155240

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 3410

Published by Routledge for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education This volume addresses the pressing reality in teacher education that all teachers need to be prepared to work effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. Every classroom in the country is already, or will soon be, deeply affected by the changing demographics of America’s students. Marilyn Cochran-Smith’s Foreword and Donaldo Macedo’s Introductory Essay set the context with respect to teacher education and student demographics, followed by a series of chapters presented in three sections: knowledge, practice, and policy. The literature on language education has typically been discussed in relation to preparing ESL or bilingual teachers. Typically, needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including immigrants, refugees, language minority populations, African Americans, and deaf students, have been addressed separately. This volume emphasizes that these children have both common educational needs and needs that are culturally and linguistically specific. It is directed to the preparation of ALL teachers who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. It not only focuses on how teachers need to change but how faculty and curriculum need to be transformed, and how to better train teacher education candidates to understand and work efficaciously with the communities in which culturally and linguistically diverse students tend to be predominant. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a national, voluntary association of higher education institutions and related organizations. Our mission is to promote the learning of all PK-12 students through high-quality, evidence-based preparation and continuing education for all school personnel. For more information on our publications, visit our website at:

Diversity and Education

Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education


Author: H. Richard Milner

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398078294

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 3221

"Diversity and Education: Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education exemplifies many of the major concepts and principles of multicultural education, individually and collectively. The goal of the book is to move beyond the surface to more deeply explore the intersections of diversity, equity and education. Theoretical, empirical, and practical discussion are included in the five sections of the book that offers a wide range of vantage points - race, ethnicity, gender, social class, disciplines, language, and levels of schooling, as well as curriculum, assessment, learning climate and context, and relationships between teachers and learners. The book describes in detail the contemporary perspectives on diversity, language diversity, gender diversity, diversity in higher education, and implications for teacher education. Additionally, central and guiding questions are included, with statistics about P-12 students and teacher education. Explicit examples of what these constructs mean and how they are used is provided. The book is complemented by an overview of each chapter and section. Written by some of the leading scholars in education and beyond, this book will be a valuable resource for practicing teachers, teacher educators, graduate students, undergraduate students, and educational researchers."--BOOK JACKET.

Critical Issues in Special Education

Access, Diversity, and Accountability


Author: Audrey McCray Sorrells,Herbert J. Rieth,Paul T. Sindelar

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205340224

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 6759

This book represents the contributions of prominent researchers, teacher educators, policy makers, teachers, and parents on current and emerging issues facing the field of special education, and their critical thinking on how to ensure that students with disabilities receive free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. The authors present divergent perspectives on the issues and concerns, including: (a) the emergence of more constructivistic instruction approaches that focus increasingly on higher order thinking; (b) new organization structures for administering schools; (c) standards-based reform and the use of high stakes testing for evaluating students; (d) the changing population and the increasingly diverse demographics of the students served in the public schools; (e) the onset of the information age and the increasingly visible role of technology in the schools and the workplace; (f) concerns about student discipline and violence in schools; (g) the continuing shortage of qualified and certified special education teachers, and (h) trends in higher education focused on the reform of teacher education such as changing standards for knowledge and skills, preparing teachers for changing roles as mentors, and changes in the teacher education process that may have precipitated or influenced issues in the field. For special education providers such as parents and teachers and for anyone interested in the field of special education.

The middle school experience

successful teaching and transition planning for diverse learners


Author: Jeanne B. Repetto

Publisher: Pro Ed


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8896

Shows prospective or current middle school teachers how to work with students who have diverse learning needs, particularly students with disabilities.

Teaching Strategies

A Guide to Effective Instruction


Author: Donald C. Orlich

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division


Category: Education

Page: 378

View: 3804

Teaching Strategies is an introductory core text known for its down-to-earth, practical approach to the most commonly used classroom teaching strategies, including lesson planning, questioning, and small group and cooperative learning tactics. Both novice and experienced teachers alike find the text a valuable source of educational strategies. The Seventh Edition features key content updates and beneficial organizational changes. The authors streamlined Chapter 1 to focus on three key topics: the social context of teaching, diversity in schools, and reflective teaching and decision-making. Chapter 3 contains a new section, "Converting Standards to Objectives," which discusses the process of converting state and national standards into concrete learning objectives. New authors Michael Trevisan and Abbie Brown provide up-to-date insights and ideas in the Seventh Edition. "Technology Insight" boxes explore technology-related issues and provide links to relevant Internet sources. Topics covered in this feature include the validity and reliability of information and computer simulations." A companion web site for students includes ACE self-tests, additional reflection questions, and web links. A companion web site for instructors provides additional resources, such as model syllabi, recent research, PowerPoint slides, and an online IRM.

Teaching music in the urban classroom


Author: Carol Frierson-Campbell,MENC, the National Association for Music Education (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578864607

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 3810

Examines the issues of music instruction in urban schools and provides political, philosophical, and practical approaches to music education.

Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners


Author: Alice L. Quiocho,Sharon H. Ulanoff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131180000

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 3600

"Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners "assists teachers in developing a multifaceted approach to successful instruction, uniquely clarifying the critical role of culture and language in working with English language learners. Carefully crafted chapters guide literacy educators from initial assessment to the development of successful, differentiated instruction. Drawing on their vast experience with teaching English Learners, Alice Quiocho and Sharon Ulanoff, offer teachers a myriad of practical strategies, lots of authentic teacher examples, and detailed lesson plans. They identify how to build English skills with English learners at every developmental level. In addition, the authors also feature a chapter detailing the steps necessary to reach English learners who have been identified for special education, a topic infrequently covered in other texts. The explicit lesson plans, field studies and classroom vignettes crystallize the theories presented in this text. Teachers will find that "Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners "promotes a personalized approach to English learning that will prove to be a vital tool for anyone hoping to maximize their students' potential. What reviewers say: The authors know their field and they recognize and confirm teachers' abilities and expertise to enhance English language learners content literacy development. Janet Richards -- University of South Florida I think the authors do a wonderful job ... connecting theory to practice. The writers do an excellent job of writing a clear and interesting text.Debra Price -- Sam Houston State University There is much value in the pedagogical features of this book. I have never seen such an extensive explanation of language acquisition and the different ways teachers can assess English learners. I think that it will be the best book on the market in this regard.Deanna Gilmore -- Washington State University

Comprehensive Multicultural Education

Theory and Practice


Author: Christine I. Bennett

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205492138

Category: Education

Page: 466

View: 8968

This text provides preservice teachers the historical background, basic terminology, and social science concepts of multicultural education to help them as they enter the field.

Creativity and Collaborative Learning

The Practical Guide to Empowering Students, Teachers, and Families


Author: Jacqueline S. Thousand,Richard A. Villa,Ann Nevin

Publisher: Brookes Pub


Category: Education

Page: 479

View: 5622

Focuses on the power of teamwork between students with educational challenges, teachers, and families and shows how to use the collaborative learning model in the classroom.

Tapestries of Teaching Practices

Case Studies of Nambian Educators in an Era of "post-inedependence" Reform : [dissertation Proposal]


Author: Julie Carlene Luecke

Publisher: N.A



Page: 439

View: 4793

Educational Psychology


Author: Anita Woolfolk

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205493838

Category: Education

Page: 692

View: 2132

This best-selling, classic text provides beginning teachers with the tools and inspiration to become masters of their chosen profession. The Tenth Edition maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance. This edition provides an especially helpful new chapter on Engaged Learning: Cooperation and Community, recognizing the challenges educators face in the next decade to keep all students connected to learning and all schools safe and compassionate. The most applied text on the market, this text is replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers. and Lifelong Learning, which has four sections: *Creating a Praxis II /Licensure Examination Study Guide*Standards and Licensure Appendix: Praxis II and INTASC*Getting a Job: Interview Questions that Educational Psychology will help you answer*Enhancing Your Expertise: Continuing your Learning The four sections of this Handbook for Successful Teaching and Lifelong Learning will give you even more tools for passing your licensing test, getting a job, and teaching well, no matter what surprises come your way. For the first time, this text will appear in a MyLabSchool Edition, so every copy will include an access code to a special version of Allyn and Bacon's hugely popular MyLabSchool, a collection of web-based resources for teacher candidates. This special site will contain the following: *A rich collection of video clips showing theoretical concepts and teaching methods in practice in real classrooms.* quizzes after each section, and the capacity to generate and individualized study plan, whereby students quiz answers are graded, and they are directed to specific pages and sections in the text that will help them correct erroneous answers and master the material.*A Lesson Plan/Portfolio Builder, which provides templates for lesson plans and portfolios and a database of state teaching standards that can be correlated to students' work by specific state, subject area, and grade level.*Access to Research Navigator, an extensive database of academic research journals and helpful advice on writing and formatting research papers*Many more resources (e.g. websites, lesson plans, sample assessments) that will help pre-service teachers prepare for certification, get their first jobs, and start their careers with many ready-to-use teaching tools.