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Teachers Know What Works

Author: Keen J. Babbage
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801246
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This book explains realistic, practical, genuine ways to improve schools. This book also examines ways not to improve schools including some of the common political, bureaucratic, top-down efforts. The book emphasizes that one significant factor in actions that actually improve education is that teacher input is sought and is applied. Teachers, based on their experiences, know what works in the classroom with and for students. Nothing else in education matters more.

Extreme Teaching

Author: Keen Babbage
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475812922
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Extreme Teaching is a practical, realistic, energetic, and optimistic book, filled with ideas, case studies, penetrating questions, intriguing answers, and many topics for the reader to analyze. This book provides intellectual resources for readers to create new ideas which will work for their specific needs, challenges, and opportunities.

Can Schools Survive

Author: Keen Babbage
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475808682
Size: 37.31 MB
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Can Schools Survive? raises essential questions about the current status of schools and about the future of schools. The book explores vital questions to answer and considers actions to take so schools can begin to thrive.

The Conscience Of A Teacher

Author: Keen Babbage
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814178
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This book is composed of many short essays which can be read separately; however, read together these commentaries form a compelling exploration of how and why teachers should obey laws, regulations, policies, and contractual obligations, yet should do much more.

Topics From Australian Conferences On Teaching Statistics

Author: Helen MacGillivray
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493906038
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The first OZCOTS conference in 1998 was inspired by papers contributed by Australians to the 5th International Conference on Teaching Statistics. In 2008, as part of the program of one of the first National Senior Teaching Fellowships, the 6th OZCOTS was held in conjunction with the Australian Statistical Conference, with Fellowship keynotes and contributed papers, optional refereeing and proceedings. This venture was so successful that the 7th and 8th OZCOTS were similarly run, conjoined with Australian Statistical Conferences in 2010 and 2012. Authors of papers from these OZCOTS conferences were invited to develop chapters for refereeing and inclusion in this volume. There are sections on keynote topics, undergraduate curriculum and learning, professional development, postgraduate learning, and papers from OZCOTS 2012. Because OZCOTS aim to unite statisticians and statistics educators, the approaches this volume takes are immediately relevant to all who have a vested interest in good teaching practices. Globally, statistics as a discipline, statistical pedagogy and statistics in academia and industry are all critically important to the modern information society. This volume addresses these roles within the wider society as well as questions that are specific to the discipline itself. Other chapters share research on learning and teaching statistics in interdisciplinary work and student preparation for futures in academia, government and industry.

Statistical Analysis For Education And Psychology Researchers

Author: Ian Peers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135717524
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Basic statistical concepts such as probability, estimation and inference, and their role in research design and analysis are presented in this volume. The author demonstrates which statistical test to use in given circumstances and how to use it, drawing on data from psychology and education.; Written for those without a strong mathematical background, the book's examples can be worked using a pocket calculator. "Real life" data are analyzed using statistical software (SAS), output is interpreted, and a decision chart is presented which summarizes considerations when choosing a statistical test.

Teaching How To Learn

Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412965347
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Help students acquire successful learning strategies using the SOAR approach: Select key ideas, Organize information, Associate ideas to create meaningful connections, and Regulate learning through practice.

Aausc 2012 Volume Issues In Language Program Direction Hybrid Language Teaching And Learning Exploring Theoretical Pedagogical And Curricular Issues

Author: Fernando Rubio
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415248
Size: 29.52 MB
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Hybrid language teaching and learning, also referred to as blended learning, has become an increasingly popular model for the delivery of foreign language (FL) courses at the college level in the United States. HYBRID LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING: EXPLORING THEORETICAL, PEDAGOGICAL AND CURRICULAR ISSUES addresses a number of theoretical and applied topics related to hybrid/blended contexts. The volume is useful for readers unfamiliar with hybrid approaches, as several chapters highlight practical concerns and contain suggestions from authors who have experience implementing and maintaining college-level hybrid FL courses. In addition, the volume serves to disseminate empirical work that focuses on the linguistic outcomes of learners in hybrid FL learning contexts. Finally, the issue of open educational resources/open access is discussed in the context of hybrid FL courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Vision For Universal Preschool Education

Author: Edward Zigler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458191
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Decades of research point to the need for a universal preschool education program in the U.S. to help give our nation's children a sound cognitive and social foundation on which to build future educational and life successes. In addition to enhanced school readiness and improved academic performance, participation in high quality preschool programs has been linked with reductions in grade retentions and school drop out rates, and cost savings associated with a diminished need for remedial educational services and justice services. This 2006 book brings together nationally renowned experts from the fields of psychology, education, economics and political science to present a compelling case for expanded access to preschool services. They describe the social, educational, and economic benefits for the nation as a whole that may result from the implementation of a universal preschool program in America, and provide guiding principles upon which such a system can best be founded.