Powerful Learning


Author: Ronald S. Brandt

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203057

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 9483

Describes conditions that promote learning in school, providing examples of real schools to illustrate how those conditions apply to students in the classroom.

Powerful Learning

A Strategy for Systemic Educational Improvement


Author: John Munro

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 1742860095

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8779

Written by 3 pre-eminent educationalists, this long awaited text is a case study of the successful reform in the Northern Metro Region resulting in massive improvement in student performance. It discusses teaching strategies, organisational structure and policy and how they can be changed to support improvement plans in schools. The reform strategy is an inside-out approach to school improvement based on the commitment to every student reaching their potential, and is not just about improving literacy or numeracy but also the desire to learn. It is seen as quite the model for educational system reform due to the innovative approach and successful results. There has been .

Leading for Powerful Learning

A Guide for Instructional Leaders


Author: Angela Breidenstein,Kevin Fahey,Carl Glickman,Frances Hensley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772240

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 3446

Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning


Author: Bonnie Lathram,Tom Vandar Ark,Carri Schneider

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1632330679

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 5184

We spend a lot of our time creating and sharing resources for educators and parents (who are often one and the same audience). Time and time again, we observe that families are left out of the equation when it comes to determining the primary audience for education reports, papers and articles—even though they are among the hungriest for informed opinions that can help them. This is why, in partnership with The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Getting Smart has cultivated a popular parents’ blog series, Smart Parents, to share stories for parents by parents on both GettingSmart.com and on The Huffington Post. The project, hatched around the office kitchen counter in the summer of 2014, grew out of the recognition that parents need help making informed decisions, finding quality resources and providing the best supports for kids. With the 80+ parent stories we’ve gathered, we have authored our newest book: Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning. As educators and as parents, we have seen profound shifts in the way in which human beings learn—both young and old. Families face unprecedented amounts of information and education-related decisions. This often leaves parents navigating a complex maze of new learning opportunities, new standards, new assessments and new technology. This book is a resource to guide parents in creating, choosing and advocating for powerful, student-centered learning experiences for their children. It is designed to facilitate conversation about important educational decisions parents face today. With advice on everything from picking preschools to accessing educational apps, this is the resource for parents so they can be informed, involved, inspirational and intentional.

Powerful Learning Communities

A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty, and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness


Author: Oscar T. Lenning,Denise M. Hill,Kevin P. Saunders,Alisha Solan,Andria Stokes

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579225802

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 5195

Learning communities have been demonstrated to dramatically improve student outcomes by engaging students in their learning.

This book constitutes a comprehensive guide for readers who want a broad strategic view of learning communities, enabling them to identify which type of LC best meets the learning needs of their students, and the context and mission of their institution. It also provides the tools for planning, designing and implementing what the authors define as “powerful” LCs, and for understanding the assessment implications of their decisions.

The potential power of LCs is realised through effective facilitation, appropriate team-building activities, linkages, planning, and active collaboration that promotes learning of the group and the individual group members – all of which topics are covered in this volume.

This book is organised around the three themes of setting the stage, designing an LC, and building or enhancing a powerful LC, and covers three types of learning communities – student, professional (faculty, staff), and institutional LCs concerned with student learning – providing a range of tools and forms to facilitate planning. The authors also address designing and maintaining hybrid and virtual LCs.

This book is intended as a practical resource for anyone at any level in higher education who wants to champion, develop or redesign student or professional LCs, or even explore broader initiatives to develop their institution into a “learning organisation”. Administrators in academic and student affairs administrators will find guidance for setting appropriate policies and allocating resources.

The book may also serve as a textbook for graduate courses in institutional leadership and policy studies, curriculum and instruction, student affairs, or assessment/evaluation.

This is a radically revised new edition of The Powerful Potential of Learning Communities: Improving Education for the Future (1999).

Powerful Learning Environments

Unravelling Basic Components and Dimensions


Author: E. De Corte,Lieven Verschaffel,N.J. Entwistle,J. van Merrienboer

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: 9780080442754

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 2450

Presents the collective output of a European research network, coordinated by the Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology of the University of Leuven. This work focuses on unravelling and identifying basic component and dimensions of powerful learning environments.

Powerful Learning

What We Know About Teaching for Understanding


Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Brigid Barron,P. David Pearson,Alan H. Schoenfeld,Elizabeth K. Stage,Timothy D. Zimmerman,Gina N. Cervetti,Jennifer L. Tilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119181763

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 8107

In Powerful Learning, Linda Darling-Hammond and animpressive list of co-authors offer a clear, comprehensive, andengaging exploration of the most effective classroom practices.They review, in practical terms, teaching strategies that generatemeaningful K–2 student understanding, and occur both withinthe classroom walls and beyond. The book includes rich stories, aswell as online videos of innovative classrooms and schools, thatshow how students who are taught well are able to think critically,employ flexible problem-solving, and apply learned skills andknowledge to new situations.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning


Author: Bryan Goodwin,Greg Cameron,Heather Hein

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621318

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 7456

What makes a great school leader? Contrary to what many believe, the answer is not tied to a certain kind of personality but to specific behaviors and actions that have positive effects on student achievement—behaviors and actions that any school leader can learn and put into practice. Over the last decade, thousands of school principals have done that, by implementing “balanced leadership,” an approach that recognizes the need to both maintain and challenge the status quo in order to move schools forward. Building on the analysis that was first reported in School Leadership That Works, the authors of Balanced Leadership identify the 21 responsibilities associated with effective leadership and show how they relate to three overarching responsibilities: * Establishing a clear focus—keeping the work and the conversations targeted on the issues that matter most; * Managing change—understanding how to skillfully steer through the challenges associated with making improvements, both large and small; and * Developing a purposeful community—creating a sense among all teachers and staff that they are invested in student outcomes and that they can make a difference. For each of these areas, key points and specific practices are described in detail and illustrated with stories from school principals who have successfully learned how to become great leaders. Step-by-step tools provide clear guidance for readers who are ready to make the same kind of journey—one with the potential to transform them and the schools they serve.

Leadership for Powerful Learning


Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265326

Category: Educational leadership

Page: N.A

View: 5998

Our duty as educators is to create and maintain excellent schools and advance the learning of every student, that build each student's knowledge and skills about how to learn, that support them to be the best learners and the finest people they can be. 'Leadership for powerful learning' is written with that shared moral purpose in mind.

High-Expectation Curricula

Helping All Students Succeed with Powerful Learning


Author: Curt Dudley-Marling,Sarah Michaels

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772259

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 9425

Despite growing evidence that all students will benefit from engaging and challenging instruction, many struggling students continue to experience a circumscribed curriculum that emphasizes low-level skills. Featuring contributions from emerging and well-known researchers, this important volume is about the enactment of high-expectation curricula in everyday practice. Chapters document specific classroom strategies that make a difference in the learning of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and cultural and linguistic minority communities. While the book focuses on language and literacy instruction, key chapters on math and science also demonstrate high-expectation teaching across the curriculum. Book Features: A broad framework for creating high-expectation curricula in underperforming K12 schools, clear illustrations of what alternative literacy practices look like, powerful examples of rich math and science instruction, research-based strategies for second language learners, students with disabilities, and struggling readers, an incisive critique of the deficit-driven curricula that dominates in underachieving schools and classrooms.

Library User Education

Powerful Learning, Powerful Partnerships


Author: Barbara I. Dewey

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585386013

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 3390

Library User Education contains 43 chapters, which explore the value and impact of collaboration and partnerships in academic library user education programs. This is a highly useful and current text, which covers a range of specific programs, formats, and strategies. Examples of many institutions' information literacy efforts and effective evaluation and assessment methods provide strong models to follow or adapt.

Curiosity and Powerful Learning


Author: David Hopkins,Wayne Craig,McREL Australia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994265319

Category: Action theory

Page: N.A

View: 6296

Theories of action are the common reference points that assist educators to identify, design, implement and evaluate teaching and leadership practices. 'Curiosity and powerful learning' describes ten theories of action and suggests strategies for using them to increase curiosity and powerful learning.

Homework Done Right

Powerful Learning in Real-Life Situations


Author: Janet Alleman,Barbara Knighton,Jere Brophy,Rob Ley,Ben Botwinski

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412976537

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 4514

This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students' lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels.

Ready, Set, Learn

Integrating powerful learning skills and strategies into daily instruction


Author: Brenda Stein Dzaldov

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551389061

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 8933

For the majority of students, the skills and work habits crucial to successful learning are not in place when they arrive at the school door. These skills must be explicitly taught by teachers who recognize the unique learning styles, preferences, and interests of their students. Ready, Set, Learn focuses on the importance of encouraging students to set their own learning goals and persevere to achieve them. It illustrates ways in which every lesson can be an opportunity for students to develop the skills and strategies they need in order to learn. Along with organizers, prompts, and specific activities, this timely book presents new ways to plan lessons that explicitly teach key learning skills, including organization, collaboration, communication, independence, memory, and initiative. This remarkable book shows how incorporating learning strategies into everyday work will improve students achievement, and create responsible, independent learners.

55 Instructional Routines for Powerful Learning

Research-Based Literacy Routines That Streamline Planning, Engage Students, and Maximize Learning


Author: Carol Chanter

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545874427


Page: 160

View: 4886

Classroom routines help students know what to expect so they can focus on learning. This research-based, classroom-tested collection of instructional routines for building literacy offers a variety of options for each part of your lesson: introducing topics teaching content checking for understanding leading guided practice structuring independent practice providing feedback With this menu of routines at your fingertips, you can streamline planning and increase student engagement throughout your lessons. For use with Grades K-8."

The Pathway to Powerful

Learning to Lead a Courageous, Connected Culture


Author: Carla Chud,Danny Silk

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0578412918

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1525

In 2014, Carla Chud joined the executive leadership team of her church following a corporate wakeup call: The organization was declining toward a crisis point, and the problem lay with dysfunctional relationships among the leadership. Taking these truths to heart, the leadership team set off on a journey to transform themselves and their culture. With the help of coaching, inner healing, and one another, they identified the powerless dynamics in their thinking and behavior and replaced them with a powerful identity, mindset, and practices. Along the way, they began to establish the core values and practices of a courageous culture that encourages honest communication, healthy feedback and confrontation, dreaming, risk-taking, and vibrant connections. In The Pathway to Powerful, Carla lays out the practical steps of this leadership journey.

Threading the Concept

Powerful Learning for the Music Classroom


Author: Debra Gordon Hedden

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607094428

Category: Music

Page: 186

View: 9795

This book provides both preservice and seasoned music educators with a unique and powerful way of teaching. The premise of the book is to offer a pedagogical approach that emphasizes focus on conceptual learning that is sensory oriented. From the musical concepts we teach_melody, harmony, rhythm, and form_the teacher targets one concept per lesson (e.g., melody), and provides learning experiences in singing, listening, performing, moving, reading/writing, and improvising/composing that are all focused on only that concept. Essentially, the learners are bombarded visually, aurally, and kinesthetically, gaining a firm grasp of the concept because they have heard, sung, moved, performed, written, and created in that class, all in small time segments. The teacher has a greater ability to reach all students' learning needs and engage them in active learning in each class. The book not only offers background information about the learning process, but also specific lesson templates that serve as conceptual models for music classes.