The Pedagogy of Confidence

The Pedagogy of Confidence Author Yvette Jackson
ISBN-10 9780807771372
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 209
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In her new book, prominent professional developer Yvette Jackson focuses on students' strengths, rather than their weaknesses, to reinvigorate educators to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Through the lens of educational psychology and historical reforms, Jackson responds to the faltering motivation and confidence of educators in terms of its effects on closing the achievement gap. The author seeks to rekindle the belief in the vast capacity of underachieving urban students, and offers strategies to help educators inspire intellectual performance. Jackson proposes that a paradigm shift towards a focus on strengths will reinvigorate educators passion for teaching and belief in their ability to raise the intellectual achievement of their students. Jackson addresses how educators can systematically support the development of motivation, reflective and cognitive skills, and high performance when standards and assessments are predisposed to non-conceptual methods. Furthermore, she examines challenges and offers strategies for dealing with cultural disconnects, the influence of new technologies, and language preferences of students.



The Pedagogy of Confidence

The Pedagogy of Confidence Author Yvette Jackson
ISBN-10 9780807752234
Release 2011
Pages 194
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In her new book, prominent professional developer Yvette Jackson focuses on students' strengths, rather than their weaknesses, To reinvigorate educators to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Through the lens of educational psychology and historical reforms, Jackson responds To The faltering motivation and confidence of educators in terms of its effects on closing the achievement gap. The author seeks to "rekindle the belief in the vast capacity of underachieving urban students," and offers strategies to help educators inspire intellectual performance. Jackson proposes that a paradigm shift towards a focus on strengths will reinvigorate educators' passion for teaching and belief in their ability to raise the intellectual achievement of their students. Jackson addresses how educators can systematically support the development of motivation, reflective and cognitive skills, and high performance when standards and assessments are predisposed to non-conceptual methods. Furthermore, she examines challenges and offers strategies for dealing with cultural disconnects, The influence of new technologies, and language preferences of students.



The Confident Teacher

The Confident Teacher Author Alex Quigley
ISBN-10 9781317237686
Release 2016-05-20
Pages 302
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The Confident Teacher offers a practical, step-by-step guide to developing the habits, characteristics and pedagogy that will enable you to do the best job possible. It unveils the tacit knowledge of great teachers and combines it with respected research and popular psychology. Covering topics such as organisation, using your body language effectively, combatting stress, managing student behaviour, questioning and feedback, and developing confident students, it shows how you can build the confidence and skill to flourish in the classroom. This book will be an essential resource for all qualified and trainee teachers wanting to reach their full potential in this challenging but rewarding profession.



Unlocking Student Potential

Unlocking Student Potential Author Yvette Jackson
ISBN-10 9781416621157
Release 2015-09-02
Pages 52
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What if your next faculty meeting began with this question: What are the strengths of our underachieving students? When teachers recognize and focus on student strengths, they transform the learning environment into one of positivity and potential. Students begin to believe in themselves as capable, valued, and respected and show more willingness to invest and engage in school. They perform better. They crave and enjoy academic challenge, and they delight in outdoing themselves. Focusing on strengths is a no-cost, highly effective, nontraditional way of addressing persistent underachievement. Drawing on authors Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott’s experiences supporting the transformations of schools repeatedly labeled as underachieving, this book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year. These field-tested strategies will help awaken students’ belief in their own potential and put them on the path to lasting success.



Aim High Achieve More

Aim High  Achieve More Author Yvette Jackson
ISBN-10 9781416614678
Release 2012
Pages 142
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Many urban educators live in fear: of their schools being labeled failures, of increasingly punitive sanctions, of loss of respect and livelihood. This fear pervades the entire school community, affecting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of its members. The authors of this guide to transformation in urban schools are convinced that the key ingredient for school renewal is fearless leadership. Fearless leaders work in schools under-resourced and overburdened and serve disproportionately large numbers of children who live in poverty and face racism daily. They are ordinary educators committed to proving that demographics need not be destiny. This inspirational yet practical book will help you bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education. You will learn how to * Adopt a leadership approach, consisting of affirmation, inspiration, and mediation (AIM), that will transform your school into a flourishing learning community. * Build a leadership team of important stakeholders--including students--that is committed to improvement. * Tap into the resources that already exist in your school and jettison institutional arrangements that prevent your school from becoming an enriching and creative community. * Create supports that enable teachers to nurture their students' potential to meet high standards and become self-actualized learners. Each chapter closes with reflections and activities that will help your leadership team produce its own roadmap for change. Succeeding in the tough landscape of urban schools requires more than just passion and a sense of urgency; it requires real skills. Aim High, Achieve More provides insights gleaned from real-world experiences that will enable you to create a successful, vibrant learning environment.



EPZ Pedagogy of Hope

EPZ Pedagogy of Hope Author Paulo Freire
ISBN-10 0826477909
Release 2004-12-09
Pages 215
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With Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established his place in the universal history of education. Pedagogy of Hope represents a chronicle and synthesis of the ongoing social struggles of Latin America and the Third World since the landmark publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Here, Freire once again explores his best-known analytical themes--with even deeper understanding and a greater wisdom. Certainly, all of these themes have to be analyzed as elements of a body of critical, liberationist pedagogy. In this book, we come to understand the author's pedagogical thinking even better, through the critical seriousness, humanistic objectivity, and engaged subjectivity which, in all of Freire's books, are always wedded to a unique creative innovativeness. Pedagogy of Hope is a testimonial to the inner vitality of generations that have not prospered, and to the often silent, generous strength of millions who refuse to let hope be extinguished: people throughout the world who have been empowered by Pedagogy of the Oppressed and all of Paulo Freire's writings.



Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Author Paulo Freire
ISBN-10 9781501305320
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 192
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm. With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.



Pedagogy of Praxis

Pedagogy of Praxis Author Moacir Gadotti
ISBN-10 0791429350
Release 1996
Pages 216
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Presents a critical, Neo-Marxist philosophy of education.



Learning Power

Learning Power Author Jeannie Oakes
ISBN-10 0807747025
Release 2006
Pages 205
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In cities across the nation, low-income African-American and Latino parents hope their children's education will bring a better life. But their schools, typically, are overcrowded, ill equipped, and shamefully under-staffed. This work offers a radical approach to school reform that stresses grassroots public activism.



ICT in the Primary School

ICT in the Primary School Author Gary Beauchamp
ISBN-10 9781317861287
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 164
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This invaluable new text on ICT offers support, guidance and inspiration to anyone training to teach or currently teaching in primary schools, as well as those studying Education Studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The book encourages teachers - and pupils - to realise the potential of the full range of ICT resources. It provides primary teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess their own ICT lessons, as well as to use ICT creatively across the whole curriculum. This is not a ‘how to’ guide or collection of lesson plans, but instead balances research-based theory with everyday experiences, challenging you to understand teaching methods and how they translates into a range of suitable teaching strategies for the whole class, small group or individual using ICT.



Critical Pedagogy Ecoliteracy Planetary Crisis

Critical Pedagogy  Ecoliteracy    Planetary Crisis Author Richard Kahn
ISBN-10 1433105454
Release 2010
Pages 186
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We live in a time of unprecedented planetary ecocrisis, one that poses the serious and ongoing threat of mass extinction. What role can critical pedagogy play in the face of such burgeoning catastrophe? Drawing upon a range of theoretical influences - including Paulo Freire, Ivan Illich, Herbert Marcuse, traditional ecological knowledge, and the cognitive praxis produced by today's grassroots activists in the alter-globalization, animal and earth liberation, and other radical social movements - this book offers the foundations of a philosophy of ecopedagogy for the global north. In so doing, it poses challenges to today's dominant ecoliteracy paradigms and programs, such as education for sustainable development, while theorizing the needed reconstruction of critical pedagogy itself in light of our presently disastrous ecological conditions. Students and teachers of critical pedagogy at all levels, as well as those involved in environmental studies and various forms of sustainability education, will find this book a powerful provocation to adjust their thinking and practice to better align with those who seek to abolish forms of culture predicated upon planetary extermination and the domination of nature.



Public Engagement for Public Education

Public Engagement for Public Education Author Marion Orr
ISBN-10 9780804763561
Release 2011
Pages 328
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This volume examines the ways youth, parents, community members, and civic leaders join forces to improve public education.



Pedagogy of Insurrection

Pedagogy of Insurrection Author Peter McLaren
ISBN-10 1433128969
Release 2015-09
Pages 465
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Peter McLaren, named Outstanding Educator in America by the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 and winner of numerous awards for his scholarship and international political activism, has penned another classic work with Pedagogy of Insurrection. One of the educators that Ana Maria (Nita) Araújo Freire credits as an architect of what has come to be known worldwide as critical pedagogy, and who Paulo Freire named his ‘intellectual cousin,’ McLaren has consistently produced iconoclastic work that has been heralded by educators worldwide as among some of the most significant commentary on the state of education. He is Honorary President of the Instituto McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica y Educación Popular in Ensenada, México, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research at Northeast Normal University in China.



Big Ideas in Primary Mathematics

Big Ideas in Primary Mathematics Author Robert Newell
ISBN-10 9781473987890
Release 2016-11-14
Pages 320
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Lightbulb moments for your and you pupils This book explores the ‘big ideas’ in maths to help trainee teachers confidently teach the curriculum in a way that engages children and focuses on understanding, rather than memory, for those lightbulb moments. Covering the major concepts in simple terms, whilst carefully linking to the National Curriculum, it shows how they can be used to enable learning and support mathematical mastery. A focus on explaining misconceptions and errors will strengthen trainees and teachers own mathematical subject knowledge, while also giving them the confidence to deepen the understanding of the children they teach. Key topics include: · Problem-solving, reasoning and developing fluency in maths · Place value and counting systems · Measuring money, time, and weight · Geometry, and understanding space and shape · Fractions and statistics for the primary classroom This is essential reading for anyone studying primary mathematics on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS) and postgraduate (PGCE, PGDE, School Direct, SCITT) routes, and also NQTs. Robert Newell is a tutor in primary education at the UCL Institute of Education, London.



Lecturing

Lecturing Author Sally Brown
ISBN-10 9781135726331
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 208
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Lecturing can be a terror, a chore or an exhilarating experience. For most lecturers, at one time or another, it is all of these things. For many in HE & FE it remains the staple form of teaching and, as student groups get ever larger, good lecturing becomes ever more important. This is an accessible, friendly and confidence-boosting book for inexperienced and experienced lecturers alike. Written in a lively and straightforward style, it guides readers through the art of good lecturing. This is a book to use both to gain confidence, and to work with as the your lecturing becomes more assured. The authors show how to improve lecturing, and how lecturing is a flexible and essential tool for enhancing learning and understanding. Illustrated throughout with fascinating case studies and scenarios and with helpful hints and tips, key issues covered include: * the place and types of lecture * voice and body language * causing learning in lectures * making lectures more effective * lecturing tools and processes * engaging groups * ensuring and developing quality * tips for day-to-day use.



Bold Moves for Schools

Bold Moves for Schools Author Heidi Hayes Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781416623632
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 210
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.



Essential Arabic

Essential Arabic Author Fethi Mansouri
ISBN-10 9781462910083
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 192
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This portable, user–friendly Arabic language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the easiest and most affordable way to learn Arabic before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Arabic language book—Essential Arabic is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of the Arab world and is also designed as an Arabic phrasebook, making it the most versatile Arabic language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Middle East or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Arabic phrasebook or as an English–Arabic dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Arabic without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Arabic again and again when visiting the Arab world and working or interacting with Arabic speakers. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions. Extensive information about Arabic grammar and pronunciation. Latest Arabic vocabulary and Arabic phrases for smart phones, social media and more. This beginner Arabic language book will help you to quickly and easily learn Arabic. Your ability to read Arabic, write Arabic, speak Arabic, and comprehend Arabic will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Arabic language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.