Black Ants and Buddhists Book
Score: 5
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Black Ants and Buddhists


  • Author : Mary Cowhey
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571104182

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Black Ants and Buddhists Excerpt :

Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.

Igniting a Passion for Reading Book
Score: 4
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Igniting a Passion for Reading


  • Author : Steven L. Layne
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571103857

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Igniting a Passion for Reading Excerpt :

Provides teachers with guidance on creating not only skilled readers but chidlren who enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom.

Inquiry Based Global Learning in the K   12 Social Studies Classroom Book

Inquiry Based Global Learning in the K 12 Social Studies Classroom


  • Author : Brad M. Maguth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000059441

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Inquiry Based Global Learning in the K 12 Social Studies Classroom Excerpt :

This book, edited by experienced scholars in the field, brings together a diverse array of educators to showcase lessons, activities, and instructional strategies that advance inquiry-oriented global learning. Directly aligned to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standard, this work highlights ways in which global learning can seamlessly be interwoven into the disciplines of history, economics, geography, civics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Recently adopted by the National Council for the Social Studies, the nation’s largest professional organization of history and social studies teachers, the C3 Framework prioritizes inquiry-oriented learning experiences across the social studies disciplines in order to advance critical thinking, problem solving, and participatory skills for engaged citizenship.

Teaching Science Through Trade Books Book

Teaching Science Through Trade Books


  • Author : Christine Anne Royce
  • Publisher : NSTA Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936959136

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Teaching Science Through Trade Books Excerpt :

What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from Teaching Science Through Trade Books If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you’ve become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. Teaching Science Through Trade Books offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always.

Sharing the Blue Crayon Book

Sharing the Blue Crayon


  • Author : Mary Anne Buckley
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-02-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625310118

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Sharing the Blue Crayon Excerpt :

Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers' focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In "Sharing the Blue Crayon," Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control, and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. As Buckley shares, "Every day we ask young children to respectfully converse, question, debate, and collaborate about literature, science, math problems, history, and more. That's sophisticated stuff and requires sophisticated skills. Social and emotional skills are essential to helping children communicate their knowledge and articulate their questions. We must teach students how to build respectful, caring classroom communities, where students are supported and fully engaged in the learning and everyone can reach their potential." In this fresh and original book, Buckley captures the humor, wonder, honesty, and worries of our youngest learners and helps teachers understand how to harness their creativity and guide their conversations toward richer expressions of knowledge. Teachers of special populations will especially appreciate Buckley's successful strategies for reaching English language learners and children from high-poverty homes who may not have strong foundations for academic discourse. As Buckley reminds us, "By understanding one another--orally and socially at first, then using those community-building exchanges to strengthen the skills of reading and writing--we experience the authentic pride and sweet joys of learning, understanding, and connecting to one another."

Social Studies for a Better World  An Anti Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators  Equity and Social Justice in Education  Book

Social Studies for a Better World An Anti Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators Equity and Social Justice in Education


  • Author : Noreen Naseem Rodriguez
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324016786

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Social Studies for a Better World An Anti Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators Equity and Social Justice in Education Excerpt :

Plan and deliver a curriculum to help your students connect with the humanity of others! In the wake of 2020, we need today’s young learners to be prepared to develop solutions to a host of entrenched and complex issues, including systemic racism, massive environmental problems, deep political divisions, and future pandemics that will severely test the effectiveness and equity of our health policies. What better place to start that preparation than with a social studies curriculum that enables elementary students to envision and build a better world? In this engaging guide two experienced social studies educators unpack the oppressions that so often characterize the elementary curriculum—normalization, idealization, heroification, and dramatization—and show how common pitfalls can be replaced with creative solutions. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, methods student, or curriculum coordinator, this is a book that can transform your understanding of the social studies disciplines and their power to disrupt the narratives that maintain current inequities.

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking Book

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking


  • Author : David Hammer
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030108466

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Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking Excerpt :

"This book is a field guide to the science classroom with authentic examples presented in written and video form. The authors offer six in-depth case studies of class discussion from grades 1 through 8, each keyed to clips of minimally edited in-the-classroom footage on the companion DVD-ROM."--BOOK JACKET.

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas Book

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas


  • Author : Donovan, Lisa
  • Publisher : Shell Education
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618139054

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Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas Excerpt :

Bring the arts back into the classroom with arts-based activities and strategies to use in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction. Developed in conjunction with Lesley University, this resource helps teachers to gain a better understanding of why and how to use the arts to reach and engage students. Developed to help motivate disengaged students, this professional resource provides activities, concrete examples, and stories from teachers already implementing art-based curriculum. The strategies are presented in categories that include: dramatic movement, storytelling, poetry, music/rhythm, and visual arts. This resource supports College and Career Readiness Standards.

Smart on the Inside Book

Smart on the Inside


  • Author : Eileen Gold Kushner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 1610660552

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Smart on the Inside Excerpt :

"Smart on the Inside is Eileen Gold Kushner's personal story of overcoming her learning disabilities"--P. [4] of cover.

Sound Ways of Knowing Book

Sound Ways of Knowing


  • Author : Janet R. Barrett
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Interdisciplinary approach in education
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002504612

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Sound Ways of Knowing Excerpt :

Practical approach for integrating music in the classroom.

The Subaltern Speak Book

The Subaltern Speak


  • Author : Michael W. Apple
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136079061

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The Subaltern Speak Excerpt :

The question of whose perspective, experience and history is privileged in educational institutions has shaped curriculum debates for decades. In this insightful collection, Michael W. Apple and Kristen L. Buras interrogate the notion that some knowledge is worth more than others. The Subaltern Speak combines an analysis of the ways in which various forms of power now operate, with a specific focus on spaces in which subaltern groups act to reassert their own perceived identities, cultures and histories.

Using Movement to Teach Academics Book

Using Movement to Teach Academics


  • Author : Sandra Cerny Minton
  • Publisher : R & L Education
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002776768

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Using Movement to Teach Academics Excerpt :

Provides instructions for teachers on ways to translate academic ideas into movements and dance along with information on cooperative learning, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and the zone of proximal development.

Social Studies and Diversity Education Book

Social Studies and Diversity Education


  • Author : Elizabeth E. Heilman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-01-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135231163

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Social Studies and Diversity Education Excerpt :

The preparation of social studies teachers is crucial not only to the project of good education, but, even more broadly, to the cultivation of a healthy democracy and the growth of a nation’s citizens. This one-of-a-kind resource features ideas from over 100 of the field's most thoughtful teacher educators reflecting on their best practices and offering specific strategies through which future teachers can learn to teach, thus illuminating the careful planning and deep thinking that go into the preparation of the social studies teachers. While concentrating on daily teaching realities such as lesson planning and meeting national, state, or provincial standards, each contributor also wrestles with the most important current issues on educating teachers for today’s increasingly diverse, complex, and global society. Features of this unique teaching resource include: Volume sections that are arranged by both disciplinary organization and approach or activity. Thoughtful introductory section essays that conceptualize each theme, providing a conscientious theoretical overview and analysis of each individual section. Rich and concrete examples of best practice from some of the field's most diverse and highly regarded scholars and teacher educators An index that identifies the appropriate teaching level and teacher education context and links the strategies and ideas that are presented in the essay to the relevant INTASC and NCSS standards for quick reference in classroom planning as well as institutional development and implementation. A much-needed addition to the field, this comprehensive volume will be of value to any teacher interested in social studies or diversity education across age groups and educational contexts.

The Arts Go to School Book

The Arts Go to School


  • Author : David Booth
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551381756

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The Arts Go to School Excerpt :

Discover the power the arts bring to every aspect of learning. Incorporating the arts in your classroom opens up new possibilities, expands the mind, creates a thirst for knowledge, and helps students become more open to the world around them, offering another way of thinking about, being in, and constructing our world. Too often classroom teachers face the challenge of teaching the arts without the background or support they need. The Arts Go to School explores every aspect of implementing and integrating the arts into both the curriculum and everyday life. It contains a wealth of classroom activities that help kids give form to their thoughts and feelings. This easy-to-use resource features chapters on each of the major art forms and shows teachers how to help students meet related curriculum outcomes: music—from composing songs and the elements of music to novel approaches to singing songs; visual arts— from exploring pattern, shape, color, and texture to special events that feature mobiles, collages, and paper structures; drama— from playing, moving, and imagining to communicating, improvising, and performing; dance— from physical ways of conceptualizing to dance as a problem-solving exercise; media— from being intelligent media users and using interactive media to taking a media field trip. The Arts Go to School offers a glimpse into dozens of exemplary classrooms where you can see, hear, and feel the arts bring learning to life. Checklists throughout the book provide handy reminders to key outcomes and guide teachers in thoughtful encouragement and assessment.

Learning on Your Feet Book

Learning on Your Feet


  • Author : Melody Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317352457

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Learning on Your Feet Excerpt :

In this much-needed book, you’ll learn how incorporating physical activity into the classroom can improve students’ engagement, achievement, and overall wellness. Students typically spend most of the day sitting at their desks, and many don’t have recess or PE, yet research shows that regular exercise helps stimulate brain function and improve skills such as reading, critical thinking, organization, and focus. Authors Brad Johnson and Melody Jones, who have consulted with schools across the globe on fitness issues, offer a variety of games and activities you can use to integrate exercise into any class or subject area. You’ll learn how to: Create an "active classroom" with active workstations and fitness areas to keep students alert and engaged throughout the day; Gradually introduce physical activities into your everyday classroom routine; Use interactive technology to teach your students about health and fitness; Try out a variety of activities and exercises to reduce stress, help students focus, promote teamwork, build core strength and balance, and more; Make STEM classes more exciting with hands-on activities, projects, and real-world problems, all while getting your students up and moving. These activities are easy to implement and are designed to improve one’s physical and mental capabilities, as well as increase enjoyment of learning for happier, healthier, higher-achieving students.