Teaching What You Don t Know

  • Filename: teaching-what-you-don-t-know.
  • ISBN: 9780674054028
  • Release Date: 2009-08-31
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Therese Huston
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Your graduate work was on bacterial evolution, but now you’re lecturing to 200 freshmen on primate social life. In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems. Original, useful, and hopeful, this book reminds you that teaching what you don’t know, to students whom you may not understand, is not just a job. It’s an adventure.

Teaching What You Don t Know

  • Filename: teaching-what-you-don-t-know.
  • ISBN: 0674035801
  • Release Date: 2009-08-31
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Therese Huston
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

In a practical and funny resource, an experienced teaching consultant offers creative strategies for teachers and professors who are handling a subject they don't know, in a book that offers tips for introducing topics in a lively style, for teaching unresponsive students, and for dealing with impossible questions.

We Can t Teach what We Don t Know

  • Filename: we-can-t-teach-what-we-don-t-know.
  • ISBN: 0807746657
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Gary R. Howard
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press

Once again, in this expanded Second Edition, Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Howard brings his bestselling book completely up to date with today's school reform efforts and includes a new introduction and a new chapter that speak directly to current issues such as closing the achievement gap, and to recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind. With our nation's student population becoming ever more diverse, and teachers remaining largely White, this book is now more important than ever. A must-read in universities and school systems throughout the country, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know continues to facilitate and deepen the discussion of race and social justice in education.

Only Don t Know

  • Filename: only-don-t-know.
  • ISBN: 9781570624322
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Seung Sahn
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Here is the inimitable Zen Master Seung Sahn up close and personal—in selections from the correspondence that was one of his primary modes of teaching. Seung Sahn received hundreds of letters per month, each of which he answered personally, and some of the best of which are included here. His frank and funny style, familiar to readers of Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, is seen here in a most intimate form. The beloved Zen master not only answers questions on Zen teaching and practice, but applies an enlightened approach to problems with work, relationships, suffering, and the teacher-student relationship.

You Don t Know Me

  • Filename: you-don-t-know-me.
  • ISBN: 0312653026
  • Release Date: 2010-09-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David Klass
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Fourteen-year-old John creates alternative realities in his mind as he tries to deal with his mother's abusive boyfriend, his crush on a beautiful, but shallow classmate, and other problems at school.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

  • Filename: for-white-folks-who-teach-in-the-hood-and-the-rest-of-y-all-too.
  • ISBN: 9780807006405
  • Release Date: 2016-03-22
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Christopher Emdin
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the "Seven C's" of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education. Lively, accessible, and revelatory, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

What You Don t Know about Schools

  • Filename: what-you-don-t-know-about-schools.
  • ISBN: 1403963444
  • Release Date: 2006-02-07
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Shirley Steinberg
  • Publisher: Macmillan

This book brings together leading scholars of education to analyze different ways of looking at school. Steinberg, Kincheloe, and a group of contributors argue that the goals of education are reduced by a superficial public conversation. Simplistic political views and strategies for reform ignore the complexity of the educational process. The debate over the purpose of schooling is lost. This dynamic produces an impoverished debate about the role of schools in a democratic society, the nature of learning, what constitutes good teaching, diverse ways of evaluating educational excellence, and a myriad of other pedagogical issues. What You Don't Know About Schools gives professors, students of education, and teachers new strategies and goals for the future of schooling in the United States.

Everything a New Elementary School Teacher Really Needs to Know

  • Filename: everything-a-new-elementary-school-teacher-really-needs-to-know.
  • ISBN: 9781575426433
  • Release Date: 2013-03-06
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Otis Kriegel
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice--or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes you keep on hand for just this purpose. Butterflies in your stomach before your first-ever Meet the Teacher Night? Keep your cool by writing the agenda on your board--it'll double as a crib sheet for you. These tips and hundreds more, covering virtually every aspect of teaching, have all been learned the hard way: from real-life classroom experience. Otis Kriegel's "little black book" will be a treasured resource for teachers who want not only to survive but to thrive in any situation.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

  • Filename: the-emperor-has-no-clothes.
  • ISBN: 9781617351044
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 181
  • Author: Tema Okun
  • Publisher: IAP

This book is designed to offer both practical and theoretical grounding for leaders and teachers interested in effectively addressing racism as well as other oppressive constructs. It offers an overview of the role of western culture in maintaining systems of institutional and cultural oppression related to race, class, gender, and sexuality. The dynamics of cultural shift are explored; scientific, spiritual, and cultural theories about cultural transformation are investigated, as are historical periods of dynamic cultural change. The psycho/social history of resistance is examined, and successful strategies for addressing resistance, denial, and fear in the classroom are offered. Using theory, storytelling, and history, effective strategies for teaching about dominance, privilege, internalization are covered as is the importance of working with students to apply theory and engage in the collective task of creating a more just world.

When Kids Can t Read what Teachers Can Do

  • Filename: when-kids-can-t-read-what-teachers-can-do.
  • ISBN: 0867095199
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: G. Kylene Beers
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

A guide to help teachers reach struggling readers offers practical strategies, classroom skills, and activities.

Teach What You Believe

  • Filename: teach-what-you-believe.
  • ISBN: 9780809144815
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 201
  • Author: Michael E. Bulson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press

More homilies by a deacon for deacons???and anyone else who preaches. These homilies, which reflect the author's firm commitment to social justice, are followed by discussion questions.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

  • Filename: i-will-teach-you-to-be-rich.
  • ISBN: 0761156313
  • Release Date: 2009-03-23
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Ramit Sethi
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing

At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security. Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," Dan Esparza) and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site!" Richard Wu). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" (San Francisco Chronicle). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone

  • Filename: harry-potter-and-the-sorcerer-s-stone.
  • ISBN: 9781781100486
  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher: Pottermore

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

It s Your First Year Teaching But You Don t Have to Act Like It

  • Filename: it-s-your-first-year-teaching-but-you-don-t-have-to-act-like-it.
  • ISBN: 9781417503742
  • Release Date: 2004-10-26
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: Bob Kitchen
  • Publisher: R&L Education

Many colleges aren't teaching teachers what they really need to know, and as a result, thousands of teachers are fleeing the profession on an annual basis. Bob Kitchen offers practical advice, not 'teacher speak' rhetoric that helps in solving this problem. Sections include topics such as: how to find a job, how to prepare for the job, what to do and say on your first day, and how to handle various discipline situations that may arise throughout the first year.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

  • Filename: teach-your-child-to-read-in-100-easy-lessons.
  • ISBN: 0671631985
  • Release Date: 1986-06-15
  • Number of pages: 395
  • Author: Phyllis Haddox
  • Publisher: Touchstone

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

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