From Principles of Learning to Strategies for Instruction with Workbook Companion

From Principles of Learning to Strategies for Instruction with Workbook Companion Author Robert J. Seidel
ISBN-10 9780387710860
Release 2007-09-23
Pages 410
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In this workbook companion, we expand on the strategies presented in the book by supplying need-based practical and specific strategies for implementation of a variety of other subject matters. The book provides contributions from a mix of teacher educators and practitioners. We focus on a specific targeted group, high school age adolescents. Our targeted readers are new and experienced teachers developing curricula for this group.



From Principles of Learning to Strategies for Instruction

From Principles of Learning to Strategies for Instruction Author Robert J. Seidel
ISBN-10 9780387234816
Release 2006-05-28
Pages 230
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The primary goal of instructional design is improving the quality of learning and instruction. Instructional designers have focused on a number of areas of critical concern and developed a variety of techniques to achieve this goal (Reigeluth, 1983, 1999). Critical areas of concern for those who plan, implement and manage instruction include (a) needs assessment (identifying gaps or deficiencies in knowledge and performance to be addressed in instruction); (b) task analysis (identifying the types of knowledge, skills and attitudes to be developed during instruction); (c) learner analysis (determining who the learners are, what they know, relevant differences, etc. ); (d) instructional strategies (developing strategies appropriate for the task and learners involved); and (e) assessment and evaluation (determining how to assess individual progress and evaluate programs). There are many books already in print that treat the general domain of instructional design, as well as texts that target each of these areas of concerns. Why then another book on these issues? There are several answers to this question. Many of the available books treat instruction as a formal process that proceeds according to specific and detailed instructional systems development models (see, for example, Dick, Carey & Carey, 2005). Indeed, the US military has created a series of handbooks specifying details of the various instructional development processes (see Department of Defense, 1999).



The School Leader s Guide to Learner Centered Education

The School Leader s Guide to Learner Centered Education Author Barbara L. McCombs
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131747102
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 271
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This innovative resource introduces a transformative leadership model that supports student development by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences.



Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science

Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science Author Lawrence Flick
ISBN-10 9781402026720
Release 2007-10-23
Pages 456
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This book synthesizes current literature and research on scientific inquiry and the nature of science in K-12 instruction. Its presentation of the distinctions and overlaps of inquiry and nature of science as instructional outcomes are unique in contemporary literature. Researchers and teachers will find the text interesting as it carefully explores the subtleties and challenges of designing curriculum and instruction for integrating inquiry and nature of science.



The Principal s Companion

The Principal s Companion Author Pam Robbins
ISBN-10 0761945156
Release 2003
Pages 321
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Never before has the principal’s role been so demanding, but this updated edition provides guidance for veteran and new principals alike.



The Teacher s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

The Teacher s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom Author Robyn M. Gillies
ISBN-10 9780387708928
Release 2007-09-26
Pages 267
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Cooperative learning is widely endorsed as a pedagogical practice that promotes student learning. Recently, the research focus has moved to the role of teachers’ discourse during cooperative learning and its effects on the quality of group discussions and the learning achieved. However, although the benefits of cooperative learning are well documented, implementing this pedagogical practice in classrooms is a challenge that many teachers have difficulties accomplishing. Difficulties may occur because teachers often do not have a clear understanding of the basic tenets of cooperative learning and the research and theoretical perspectives that have informed this practice and how they translate into practical applications that can be used in their classrooms. In effect, what do teachers need to do to affect the benefits widely documented in research? A reluctance to embrace cooperative learning may also be due to the challenge it poses to teachers’ control of the learning process, the demands it places on classroom organisational changes, and the personal commitments teachers need to make to sustain their efforts. Moreover, a lack of understanding of the key role teachers need to play in embedding cooperative learning into the curricula to foster open communication and engagement among teachers and students, promote cooperative investigation and problem-solving, and provide students with emotionally and intellectually stimulating learning environments may be another contributing factor. The Teacher's Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom provides readers with a comprehensive overview of these issues with clear guidelines on how teachers can embed cooperative learning into their classroom curricula to obtain the benefits widely attributed to this pedagogical practice. It does so by using language that is appropriate for both novice and experienced educators. The volume provides: an overview of the major research and theoretical perspectives that underpin the development of cooperative learning pedagogy; outlines how specific small group experiences can promote thinking and learning; discusses the key role teachers play in promoting student discourse; and, demonstrates how interaction style among students and teachers is crucial in facilitating discussion and learning. The collection of chapters includes many practical illustrations, drawn from the contributors’ own research of how teachers can use cooperative learning pedagogy to facilitate thinking and learning among students across different educational settings.



The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook Author Karl M. Kapp
ISBN-10 9781118674437
Release 2013-11-11
Pages 480
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Following Karl Kapp's earlier book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, this Fieldbook provides a step-by-step approach to implementing the concepts from the Gamification book with examples, tips, tricks, and worksheets to help a learning professional or faculty member put the ideas into practice. The Online Workbook, designed largely for students using the original book as a textbook, includes quizzes, worksheets and fill-in-the-blank areas that will help a student to better understand the ideas, concepts and elements of incorporating gamification into learning.



Principles of Business

Principles of Business Author Les Dlabay
ISBN-10 9781111426941
Release 2011-01-21
Pages 624
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PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS, Eighth Edition, provides complete instruction in business concepts and skills students need in today’s competitive environment. This market-leading introductory business text offers extensive coverage in major business concepts, such as finance, marketing, operations, and management. Students gain valuable information and skills for the workplace, as well as preparation for success in competitive events, such as DECA, FBLA, and BPA. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Author Karl M. Kapp
ISBN-10 9781118096345
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 302
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"Learning professionals are finding success applying game-based sensibilities to the development of instruction. This is the first book to show how to design online instruction that leverages the best elements of online games to increase learning, retention, and application. It explains how to match different game strategies to types of learning content for the right learning outcome and discusses how gamification techniques can be used in a variety of settings to improve learning, retention and application of knowledge. Supported by peer-reviewed studies and examples from corporations who have adopted game-based learning successfully, the book illustrates how combining instructional design thinking with game concepts can create engaged and interactive learning experiences across a variety of media, from online to face-to-face"--



Focus on Teaching

Focus on Teaching Author Jim Knight
ISBN-10 9781483344126
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 165
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Professional athletes improve their performance by watching videos of themselves and others in action. Educators can do the same! Jim Knight presents a clear process for using video to promote professional growth and teacher effectiveness. With online clips of educators modeling and discussing how they use videos for professional learning, this book shows how videos can help educators: Maximize the effectiveness of instructional coaching, PLCs, and authentic teacher evaluation Encourage self-coaching and peer-coaching Develop a shared understanding of what quality teaching really looks like



Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Classroom Assessment for Student Learning Author Jan Chappuis
ISBN-10 0132685884
Release 2012
Pages 418
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Click here to take a guided tour of the Second Edition! Classroom Assessment for Student Learning, 2/e is a combination textbook and workbook grounded in research shown to increase student motivation and learning through improved classroom assessment. This user-friendly, practical book is full of real-world examples of what assessment for learning looks like in today's classrooms. Presented in a format appropriate for use by individuals or collaborative learning teams, the book teaches two central concepts: How to create accurate classroom assessments of all types and how to integrate assessment with instruction day to day, with a focus on student involvement. The companion CD provides all necessary learning team resources: suggestions for forming and facilitating learning teams, suggestions for pacing the learning, and chapter-by-chapter forms and materials for completing the activities. The Second Edition of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning focuses on the five keys to classroom assessment quality. The keys are: Key 1: Establish a clear assessment purpose to meet information needs of all intended users Key 2: Base instruction and assessment on clear learning targets Key 3: Design or select all assessments to meet standards of accuracy Key 4: Communicate summative and formative results effectively Key 5: Involve students in the assessment process and in using the results to further learning Additional Resources from ATI Visit http://ati.pearson.com to read more articles on assessment, download study guides, and more!



The Sourcebook for Teaching Science Grades 6 12

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science  Grades 6 12 Author Norman Herr
ISBN-10 0787972983
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 608
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The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is a unique, comprehensive resource designed to give middle and high school science teachers a wealth of information that will enhance any science curriculum. Filled with innovative tools, dynamic activities, and practical lesson plans that are grounded in theory, research, and national standards, the book offers both new and experienced science teachers powerful strategies and original ideas that will enhance the teaching of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
ISBN-10 9780309070362
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Value Proposition Design

Value Proposition Design Author Alexander Osterwalder
ISBN-10 9781118968062
Release 2015-01-26
Pages 320
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The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models.



The Daily 5

The Daily 5 Author Gail Boushey
ISBN-10 9781571109743
Release 2014
Pages 200
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Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure, includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily, and shares the Daily 3 for math.



Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 0749438770
Release 2003
Pages 449
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.



The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Author John Gottman, PhD
ISBN-10 9781101902912
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 320
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.