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A Field Guide to the Classroom Library

Author : Lucy McCormick Calkins
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Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books.

The Glory Field Teacher Guide

Author : Joan F. Langham
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Beyond the Information Commons

Author : Charles Forrest
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This new book updates this review of current practice in the Information Commons and other new kinds of facilities inspired by the same needs and intents. This book is an attempt to answer the question: "What might be the next emerging concept for a technology-enabled, user-responsive, mission-driven form of the academic library?"

Gamify Your Classroom

Author : Matthew Farber
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This completely revised and expanded field guide is packed with new innovative ideas on how to implement game-based learning and gamification techniques in everyday teaching. With nearly two dozen more experts than the first edition, this book contains interviews with more than 70 authorities in the field, including academics such as James Paul Gee, Kurt Squire, Mizuko (Mimi) Ito, Lee Sheldon, Jordan Shapiro, and Mary Flanagan. The author also shares conversations with experts from numerous organizations such as Common Sense Media, iCivics, DragonBox, Connected Camps, GlassLab Games, Schell Games, Institute of Play, Games for Change, BrainPOP, Tiggly, Toca Boca, ThinkFun, BrainQuake, Filament Games, BreakoutEDU, Kahoot, Classcraft, and more. Featuring a new introduction, as well as a foreword from USA Today's national K-12 education writer Greg Toppo, this book provides new practical lesson plan ideas, ready-to-use games, and links for further research in each updated chapter. Included are best practice recommendations from star game-based learning teachers, including Steve Isaacs, Peggy Sheehy, Michael Matera, Rafranz Davis, Zack Gilbert, and Paul Darvasi. Regardless of your teaching discipline or grade level, whether you are new to game-based learning or if you have experience and want to take a deeper dive, this book will engage and reinvigorate the way you teach and how your students learn!

Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2 0

Author : Doug Lemov
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The must-have companion workbook to the bestselling Teach Like a Champion 2.0 Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the teacher's hands-on guide to improving their craft. In Teach Like a Champion 2.0, veteran teaching coach Doug Lemov updated, improved upon, and replaced the original edition of this global bestseller, setting forth 62 of the most rigorously vetted and critically observed teaching techniques around. Field Guide 2.0 is a practical workbook for these 62 techniques, outlining all the tools a teacher needs to make champion teaching a reality in their classroom starting now. Coauthored by fellow educators Joaquin Hernandez and Jennifer Kim, the book is a practical guide for adapting the techniques to fit classrooms and teachers everywhere. With over 75 video clips of the techniques in play and 100+ field-tested activities to boot, Field Guide 2.0 is the professional development tool every school leader dreams of. It's the teaching playbook that every teacher, principal, and coach should have in their library, chock-full of actionable tools that unlock a teacher's potential so they can push their students to do the same! The updated '2.0' version of Teach Like a Champion written to update, improve upon and replace the original Just like Teach Like a Champion Field Guide helped educators put the original 49 techniques into practice, Field Guide 2.0 is the ultimate resource for the 62 techniques in Teach Like a Champion 2.0. They're the most rigorous, champion-vetted techniques yet and this book takes you through them from top to bottom with the kind of clarity and breadth you've come to expect from the experts at Teach Like a Champion. The book includes: Practical approaches to each of the 62 techniques 75+ video clips with analysis of the techniques in play in the classroom (note: for online access of this content, please visit my.teachlikeachampion.com) Hands-on activities to bring the 62 techniques from the page into the classroom Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a book by educators for educators. It's about giving teachers what they need to share their strengths so that every teacher, from first year rookie to third-year veteran, can approach their classes with the skills they need for their students to succeed. Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the indispensable guide to getting there, one technique at a time.

Teacher s Field Guide

Author : Kerry Hemms
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Fifty percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Of those who stay, most go through periods of burnout. Teachers everywhere start with high hopes of making a difference, but quickly get consumed with all of the unexpected demands, leaving them exhausted and wondering if this whole teaching thing was a good idea. While there are many books focused on curriculum and teaching techniques, Teacher’s Field Guide takes a unique approach by addressing the real-life needs of the teacher who is often left behind and rarely discussed by other books in the marketplace. Teacher’s Field Guide is all about that “other stuff”. It offers tips, tools, and strategies to lessen the stress, and increase the joy in teaching. It supports each teacher in seven important areas of their personal and professional lives: Mindset Management Classroom Management Workload Management People Management Stress Management Self Management Big Picture Management Teachers will discover answers to questions such as: How can I really make a difference when it’s so stressful? What is the simplest and easiest classroom management plan that really works? How do I have a life outside of school when the workload never ends? What is the secret to having great relationships with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues? What’s the deal with burnout? How do I know if I have it, and what should I do if it’s there? Teachers matter, and teachers deserve to be supported and encouraged while they lead our future generations. Teacher’s Field Guide is the personal support teachers everywhere have needed, and guarantees to help reverse the trend that 50% of new teachers quit within their first five years.

A Field Guide to Gifted Students

Author : Charlotte Agell
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A Field Guide to Gifted Students is a practical manual to the unique characteristics of gifted and advanced learners. Presented as a concise 32-page booklet available in sets of 10, this resource and its companion online facilitator's guide can be used in teacher workshops and other group professional learning settings to assist educators in understanding and meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of this student population. School can feel like the wrong fit for many gifted learners, but through learning how to notice and support gifted students' diverse traits and needs, educators can build ideal classroom climates for student success. The field guide features practical tips based on current research and best practices, engaging illustrations, checklists and space to write notes, a glossary of terms, and true-to-life descriptions and classroom anecdotes about a variety of different types of gifted learners. Readers will understand how to identify giftedness and related traits, including twice-exceptionality, introversion and extroversion, perfectionism, sensitivity, and intuitiveness. The online facilitator's guide includes everything workshop leaders need to conduct a brief course for classroom teachers, coordinators, counselors, or even parents.

Teaching Soil and Water Conservation

Author : Albert Beryl Foster
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A Field Guide to Using Visual Tools

Author : David Hyerle
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Visual tools are explored, including brainstorming webs, task-specific organizers, and thinking-process maps.

A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music

Author : Ann C. Clements
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A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music is a practical guide focused on the link between music education coursework and the field-based aspects of the student teaching experience. It addresses general topics that are common to all music placements, as well as those topics that are of specific interest to the general, choral, and instrumental music classrooms. This text builds on theoretical materials typically covered in music methods courses, yet it is not specific to any one particular teaching pedagogy, making it flexible enough for use in a variety of music teaching settings. It will guide students through the student teaching process as they make the transition from student to music educator.

Reinventing Project based Learning

Author : Suzie Boss
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Reinventing Project-Based Learning offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment. This reader-friendly book speaks directly to educators, administrators, and professional development specialists who want to transform learning into a more active, student-driven experience, using technology tools for inquiry, collaboration, and connection to the world beyond the classroom. Examples from educators in many different countries showcase this new vision of instructional design. The book itself follows the arc of a project, providing you with guided opportunities to direct and reflect on your own learning. Starting with an assessment of your readiness to embrace technology-rich, authentic projects, the book then provides strategies to engage with colleagues and build collaboration in project design. The authors then discuss project management, implementation, and troubleshooting. Final chapters focus on assessment, reflection, and sharing. With proven strategies, rich illustrations, classroom examples, and teacher interviews from around the world, Reinventing Project-Based Learning shows how to design authentic projects that make the most of available and emerging tools and technologies. Also available: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 Tablet PCs in K-12 Education - ISBN 156484241X About the Author Suzie Boss is a founding board member of the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium. As a writer/editor at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory she co-authored Learners, Language, and Technology, focusing on technology to support early literacy. As lead writer for the Intel Innovation Odyssey project she interviewed and showcased technology-literate teachers from around the world in a daily online feature. Boss has also published in Learning & Leading with Technology. A former teacher in Oregon schools, Jane Krauss has long been an advocate for technology integration practices in elementary education. As director of Professional Development Services at the International Society for Technology in Education, Krauss traveled internationally delivering professional development workshops and presentations focused on technology integration. Krauss has also served as a consulting writer for the Learning Innovation and Technology Consortium and has published in Learning & Leading with Technology.

A Teacher s Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom

Author : Karen S. Ivers
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Important for beginning teachers and media specialists, this guide discusses the use of technology from a pedagogical perspective.

Growing Readers

Author : Kathy Collins
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

A Field Guide to Snow

Author : Matthew Sturm
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"Over my career I have led more than 30 snow expeditions, taught snow science in the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate level, and run more than a dozen field method classes all over the U.S. In the field with my students, we have worked shoulder-to-shoulder in snow pits measuring the density, grain size, and stratigraphy of the snow pack. In that setting I have tried to teach people how to read in the snow the story of the winter. Most beginners at first have trouble seeing the story: it is all just white and the same. But with time, and a little guidance, the winter world has opened up for them. That is what this book is about: just a little guidance for those who might not get a chance to dig a snow pit with me, but who want to know more about the snow"--

The New Librarianship Field Guide

Author : R. David Lankes
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This book offers a guide for librarians who see their profession as a chance to make a positive difference in their communities -- librarians who recognize that it is no longer enough to stand behind a desk waiting to serve. R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, reminds librarians of their mission: to improve society by facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. In this book, he provides tools, arguments, resources, and ideas for fulfilling this mission. Librarians will be prepared to become radical positive change agents in their communities, and other readers will learn to understand libraries in a new way. The librarians of Ferguson, Missouri, famously became positive change agents in August 2014 when they opened library doors when schools were closed because of civil unrest after the shooting of an unarmed teen by police. Working with other local organizations, they provided children and their parents a space for learning, lunch, and peace. But other libraries serve other communities -- students, faculty, scholars, law firms -- in other ways. All libraries are about community, writes Lankes; that is just librarianship. In concise chapters, Lankes addresses the mission of libraries and explains what constitutes a library. He offers practical advice for librarian training; provides teaching notes for each chapter; and answers "Frequently Argued Questions" about the new librarianship.

Marginalized Literacies

Author : Cara M Mulcahy
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Functional literacy, cultural literacy, and progressive literacy are just a few of the many terms one can invoke when attempting to define literacy. From a critical perspective, for a democratic society to exist, a critical literacy is of crucial importance. Critical literacy aims to empower individuals and transform society. It is grounded in critical theory and, like critical pedagogy, investigates ways in which social, cultural, racial, sexual, and economic inequalities are reproduced. By investigating the ideological, political, and social structures that perpetuate such inequalities, it hopes to raise consciousness and move towards creating a more socially just society. This book examines the approaches set forth by Atwell, Calkins, and Rief in their books, In the Middle (1998); The Art of Teaching Writing (1994); and Seeking Diversity (1992), respectively. This book is of relevance to teacher educators and English Language Arts teachers. It enables one to become familiar with the main components of the Readers’/Writers’ workshop and develop an awareness of how literacy may be conceptualized and reconceptualized through this approach. Teacher educators will find this text useful for raising preservice teachers’ awareness of the ideologies that inform literacy education and in developing their understanding for how students are positioned socially, culturally, politically and economically by such ideologies. English Language Arts teachers will find this book informative in understanding how they can be positioned by teacher texts to teach towards certain ideologies of literacy. Finally, it allows teacher educators and English Language Arts teachers to consider what kind of literacy education is provided for through the Readers’/Writers’ workshop, and whether space may be negotiated within the Readers’/Writers’ workshop, for the teaching of critical literacy.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

Author : Valerie A. Kells
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Features a guide for over a thousand fish species that live along the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, with each fish's description including its biology, habitat, distribution, and size.

Leading the Learning

Author : Paula Rutherford
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This Field Guide explores the contexts in which educational leaders work to ensure that there is a fully qualified and satisfied teacher in each classroom. It provides in-depth information complete with best practices to notice, suggestions to make, and reflective questions to ask in each of six areas of teacher performance. Strategies for gathering and analyzing data about teaching and learning from multiple sources are accompanied by clearly explained feedback options. Includes CD-ROM with reproducible forms and templates.

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

Author : Ben Philippe
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Morris Award Finalist for Best Debut YA Novel of the Year! A hilarious YA contemporary realistic novel about a witty Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the joys, clichés, and awkward humiliations of the American high school experience—including falling in love. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, When Dimple Met Rishi, and John Green. Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don’t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas. Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it’s time to go back to Canada, where he belongs. Yet against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris…like loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap. Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a real love interest in the making. But the night of the prom, Norris screws everything up royally. As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life—along with the people who have found their way into his heart.

The Discovery of Poetry

Author : Frances Mayes
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The author of Under the Tuscan Sun shares her passion for poetry in an intriguing handbook that takes readers inside the art of reading and writing poems, discussing basic terminology and writing techniques that range from texture and sound to rhyme and repetition, accompanied by a thought-provoking selection of poems that demonstrate the art of poetry. Original. 25,000 first printing.