Don’t let the Process Learning Circles in “Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community: The Art of Learning Together” scare you: no hand-holding & singing, says reviewer Becky Osterfeld. These circles can put relevant, practical PD back in teachers’ hands.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
The understanding she gained from Reaching English Language Learners in Every Classroom: Energizers for Teaching and Learning by Debbie Arechiga will help reviewer Mary Churchill better prepare her pre-service teachers to work with ELL students.
Wherever you are on your journey to improve text-based critical thinking & discussion, you’ll find a wealth of ideas & resources in Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives: Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text , says reviewer Joan Cansdale.
Co-teachers need to be aware of their personalities and those of their co-teachers, says Elizabeth Stein. How to gain this awareness? She has a tool in mind…
Compare & Contrast: Teaching Comparative Thinking to Strengthen Student Learning, one of a series of books intended for study by professional learning “clubs,” explores a basic strategy of good teaching effectively, says reviewer & NBCT Joni Allison.
With presidential leadership and STEAM-powered learning, we can escape the Groundhog Day cycle and revitalize our public schools, says Anne Jolly.
Reviewer Diane Horban says Judy Willis succeeds in intertwining brain research with practical lesson ideas to ignite the thinking power of 10 to 14-year olds in her book, Inspiring Middle School Minds: Gifted, Creative & Challenging.
Author Debbie Silver examines effective feedback, motivational praise, and the power inherent in the words teachers say to students about their work.
Educators looking for ways to become more connected to other educators using digital tools will find plenty of meat in The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, says reviewer Fran Lo.
In co-teaching terms, says Laurie Wasserman, ‘partnership’ means finding balance, sharing responsibilities, planning together, and gaining mutual respect.