The World Is Their Classroom

This is the ultimate step-by-step guide for road schooling, world-schooling and unschooling parents who want to know how to educate their kids in history, geography, English (or any other language), math and science, in unconventional and ...

Author: Taryn Ash

Publisher:

ISBN: 1691590347

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This practical guide is for travelling parents who seek strategies for teaching math, science, English and social studies to their own children on the road, while taking full advantage of the tremendous learning opportunities that travel provides. In these pages, you'll find practical advice on the entire process, as well as sample assignments and suggestions for educational activities for all age groups.

Teachers Talking about their Classrooms

This book details the existing professional vocabulary in each international community by which mathematics teachers conceptualise their practice, and explores the characteristics, structures, and distinctive features of each national ...

Author: Carmel Mesiti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000369793

Category: Education

Page: 374

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Different communities, speaking different languages, employ different naming systems to describe the events, actions, and interactions of the mathematics classroom. The International Classroom Lexicon Project documented the professional vocabulary available to middle-school mathematics teachers in Australia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United States. National teams of researchers and experienced teachers used a common set of classroom videos to stimulate recognition of familiar terms describing aspects of the mathematics classroom. This book details the existing professional vocabulary in each international community by which mathematics teachers conceptualise their practice, and explores the characteristics, structures, and distinctive features of each national lexicon. This book has the potential to enrich the professional vocabulary of mathematics teachers around the world by providing access to sophisticated classroom practices named by teachers in different countries. This one volume offers separate, individual lexicons developed from empirical research, the capacity to juxtapose such lexicons, and an unmatched opportunity to highlight the cultural, historical, and linguistic bases of teachers' professional language.

Using Google EarthTM Bring the World into Your Classroom Levels 1 2

This teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions, lessons, and activities that integrate this technology into social studies, science, mathematics, and English language arts curriculum.

Author: JoBea Holt

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425808247

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Learn to use Google Earth and add technological richness across the content areas in grades 1-2 with this highly engaging, easy-to-use resource that offers flexibility for authentic 21st century learning. This teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions, lessons, and activities that integrate this technology into social studies, science, mathematics, and English language arts curriculum. All lessons are differentiated for a variety of learning styles and activities are leveled for all learners. In addition, suggestions for flexible groupings and for extension activities are also included. Using Google Earth(tm): Bring the World Into Your Classroom shows teachers how to help their students start their own .kmz folders and fill them with layers of locations that connect their own lives to the curriculum, and to build cross-curricular connections. The included Teacher Resource CD includes templates plus clear, easy-to-follow directions to lead students (and teachers) to see a global view by starting with their own neighborhoods and then moving outward. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

The World in a Classroom

On the one hand , there was a palpable feeling of excitement on the part of administrators and of certain teachers that newly - arrived children would be ...

Author: Edwards, Viv

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853591580

Category: Education

Page: 120

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A comparative study of how British and Canadian schools have responded in recent decades to the needs of multilingual populations. In particular, it examines language policies, the teaching of English, classroom responses to linguistic and cultural diversity, and community/heritage language teaching.

Action Research in the World Language Classroom

Questions 6 through 9 asked about prior experiences with music by Spanish-speaking artists in their classroom. Question 6 asked how music had been included ...

Author: Mary Lynn Redmond

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623962036

Category: Education

Page: 161

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The current thrust in the field of education is to improve teachers’ understanding of how research on best practices can improve student learning. The field of world language education introduces a double, perhaps a triple, bind: teachers must be able to design and deliver instruction that aligns with national expectations for developing students’ language and intercultural abilities for success in the global workplace, yet in schools across America, all K-12 students do not have the opportunity to study languages, even though research supports their astonishing facility for acquisition. Schools and teachers without resources, including time to investigate and implement evidence-based best practices, are ultimately held accountable for student performance. If world language teachers are to advocate for languages, they must use their expertise and share evidence of their students’ progress. The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recently began development of a national research priorities agenda for grades preK-16. Action research, which is classroom-centered and inquiry-based, can contribute to our profession’s efforts, as it helps us to increase awareness of the critical need for language study in grades preK-16. World language teachers can become teacher-researchers in their own classrooms, gathering deeply meaningful insights into their students’ progress that they can share with others. Teacher-researchers investigate innovative approaches in response to their questions about teaching and learning, which are rooted in daily experience. They engage their students in fresh learning activities, and student feedback helps them to make better decisions about instructional and assessment strategies. Results can be shared with stakeholders, including parents, administrators, school board members, and guidance counselors, as evidence of what all kinds of students can do in languages. At a time in our history when we are striving to prepare teachers for 21st-century schools that prioritize global competence, Action Research in the World Language Classroom is a timely resource for the profession. It describes a natural, engaging, motivating way to contribute, particularly for preservice teachers who are shaping their views and understanding about world language instruction and the connections between research and best practices. The book includes four studies conducted by preservice teachers during their student teaching internships in North Carolina public schools. The editor hopes that their work and observations will inspire and assist world language educators at all stages of their careers.

Infusing Technology into the Classroom Continuous Practice Improvement

Thanks to CPI these four, teachers had more computers in their classrooms and in ... envision how these laptops could open up their classrooms to the world.

Author: Schifter, Catherine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047676

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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Technology has impacted how many teachers develop methods of instruction in their classroom settings. The Continuous Practice Improvement (CPI) professional development program introduces teachers to infusing computers into the curriculum and classroom activities seamlessly. Infusing Technology into the Classroom: Continuous Practice Improvement retells compelling stories of a successful computer-related professional development program that was implemented into Kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms of a Philadelphia school. Through an analysis of the study, a theoretical model to guide technology infused professional development for teachers is discovered.

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research

... of the perspectives and practices institutionalized by their experience in schools. ... and begin to view the world, their students, and their classroom ...

Author: Cathy Caro-Bruce

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412936675

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.

Facilitating Interpersonal Relationships in the Classroom

In this way, teachers may explore and support the social world of their classroom with a sense of purpose, and at the same time, adapt what they are doing ...

Author: Diane Salmon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135651442

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This volume is a guide to using the Relational Literacy Curriculum with children in grades 2-5. Based on developmental and social constructivist principles, this curriculum presents a conceptual framework and a method for enhancing children's understanding of interpersonal relationships in the classroom. The Relational Literacy Curriculum: *offers a powerful method for children to reflect on challenging interpersonal episodes and to discern constructive patterns of relating through discussion and role play; *provides a process that can serve as both a prevention tool and a vehicle for managing immediate conflict; *gives teachers a strong theoretical framework from which they can make principled decisions, and a flexible format for implementing it that they can adapt to meet the particular social needs of their classroom context; and *promotes teacher reflection and learning through the use of various observational tools. This book addresses the question of why it is important to study relationships in the elementary classroom; reviews the research and literature that inform the relational literacy curriculum; lays out the process of the curriculum; explains how the curriculum can be used to address real conflicts within the classroom community; and provides guiding principles for practice. It is a useful resource for classroom teachers, school psychologists, school counselors and social workers, and a valuable text for a range of courses, including classroom management, psycho-social interventions, child development, and early childhood education.

Embracing Disabilities in the Classroom

... part of their world. There is no educational chisel that allows students to reshape their classroom if they do not like the circumstances presented.

Author: Toby J. Karten

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412957694

Category: Education

Page: 285

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The content-rich interdisciplinary lessons included help educators differentiate for students' behavioral, academic, and social needs while fostering disability awareness and inclusive mind-sets in students, colleagues, and families.

Making a Difference in the Classroom

Although students of any age want their opinions respected and taken se— riously, ... their classrooms year after year and venture out to make the world a ...

Author: Sandra J. Balli

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607090366

Category: Education

Page: 158

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This book is about the energy, substance, hope, and determination that excellent teachers bring to the rhythm of classrooms every day, year in and year out. Balli offers experiences and important lessons about teaching and classroom life at all grade levels, illuminating the perspective of both teachers and students. Knitting teacher and student voices together, this book inspires practicing teachers and those who are learning to teach, with universal insights drawn from elementary school, middle school,high school, and college. Making a Difference in the Classroom is organized into three parts, focusing first on teacher-student relationships, then on how excellent teachers finesse the substance and action of classrooms, and finally on the inestimable worth of teachers as diverse individuals with unique talents to offer as gifts for students to unwrap and experience day after day.

Addressing Social Issues in the Classroom and Beyond

He urged teachers to address the world situation honestly in their classrooms and to support war preparedness programs then being developed in response to ...

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607527992

Category: Education

Page: 369

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Addressing Social Issues in the Classroom and Beyond: The Pedagogical Efforts of Pioneers in the Field is comprised of essays that delineate the genesis and evolution of the thought and work of pioneers in the field of social issues and education. The authors (many of whom, themselves, are noted professors of education and who have done significant work in the field of social issues and education) delineate and analyze the efforts (e.g., theoretical work, research, curriculum development, and teaching) of such pioneers within the larger framework of their life-story. As a result, the reader is not only introduced to the significant work of each pioneer but valuable and often fascinating insights into how his/her life experiences informed his/her thinking, beliefs, goals and work. This book constitutes a rich and unusual record of the thinking and accomplishments of those luminaries who worked tirelessly in the belief that a well-educated and well-informed populace was absolutely imperative in a democracy if the latter were to remain healthy and vibrant. Beyond current scholars and students, we believe that this book will be of great interest to a wide spectrum of individuals: teacher educators who perceive the need to avail their students of the rich history, rationales and methods for incorporating the study of social issues across the curriculum; professors who teach history of curriculum courses and/or history of education courses are likely to be drawn to the book, both for the rich stories as well as the bounty of information found in each chapter; those who specialize in autobiographical studies in the field of education are likely to find the book to be remarkably rich and valuable both for their own research as well as in their teaching; secondary level teachers in science, social studies, and English who are interested in incorporating the study of social issues into the courses they teach will glean incredibly rich insights into why and how to go about such an endeavor; and future scholars and students who care deeply about how society impacts education, education impacts society, and how individuals and groups can have a positive impact on society through their collective efforts are bound to find the book both fascinating and instructive.

Web based Learning in K 12 Classrooms

Classes of students from similar longitudinal positions on Earth can share this information to predict the angular difference between their cities and then ...

Author: Jay S. Blanchard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789024934

Category: Computers

Page: 178

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Even though nearly every K-12 public school in the United States has broadband Internet access, the Web's vast potential as a teaching and learning tool has still not been realized. Web-based learning opportunities have been expensive, slow to develop, and time-consuming to implement, despite pressure on schools to adopt technology solutions that will cure their educational ills. Web-Based Learning in K-12 Classrooms: Opportunities and Challenges chronicles the up and downs of online learning and offers unique insights into its future, providing a comprehensive, curriculum-wide treatment of K-12 content areas (reading, science, mathematics, social studies), special education, counseling, virtual schools, exemplary schools, implementation issues, and educational Web sites.

Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom

Their love of children, enthusiasm for learning, and willingness to try new approaches has been energizing for me. I am confident that the students ...

Author: Lisa Marie Tucker

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648025488

Category: Education

Page: 187

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In a time of unprecedented changes globally, Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom offers an educational model that is dynamic, organic, and adaptive. The book offers key principles, dispositions, and practices that holistic educators draw from to create learning environments in which their students can flourish. This book describes learning that is based on a balance of inner and outer ways of knowing, with an emphasis on the inner life or soul of the learner. This is illustrated through accounts of running an arts camp using the inquiry process and experiences with teacher candidates. A key principle of holistic education is connection, which is explored through experiential examples such as connections between learners and each other, the teacher, and their subject of study. The role that mindfulness practice and teacher presence plays in the classroom, as well as working with fear and vulnerability are addressed through detailed narratives. The breadth of the author’s experience including being an early years teacher, a director of programs and exhibits in a children’s museum, and working with pre-service teachers is woven throughout the book. Reflections from former teacher candidates highlight the influence that holistic pedagogy has on learners. The book concludes with an invitation to the reader to embrace a holistic, integrative approach to education, which creates fertile ground for student flourishing. Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom is intended to support teachers, administrators, academics, pre-service teachers and graduate students. Praise for Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom: "Heartfelt, authentic, soulful! Lisa Marie Tucker’s Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom is a gift to all educators. Drawing on her lengthy career as an educator in various roles, Lisa draws on her personal and professional experiences. Her use of the nautilus shell creates a profound holistic image that connects heart, mind and spirit where personal cosmologies are valued. Her work is timely as we emerge from challenging times and seek to (re)situate and (re)connect ourselves to each other and our planet in a post-pandemic world. Her lived journey resonates and inspires, as we, the reader, moves through each chapter. Drawing on the wisdom of ancestral roots, Lisa explores what makes us human in profound ways." Marni Binder Associate Director, Academic Leadership Associate Professor, Ryerson University "I loved this book! Flourishing in the Holistic Classroom by Lisa Tucker is a must-read for any teacher who is looking to make education meaningful, engaging, and relevant to students’ lives. It is highly readable and full of practical examples and applications for teachers at all grade levels. It is also a wonderfully inspiring text for professors working in teacher preparation programs. I felt like I was having a conversation with a master teacher - one who truly understands the really important qualities that teachers can cultivate in their lives and work. I appreciated the way substantive theory was integrated seamlessly into her own personal narrative. Using stories, she brings her Nautilus model of holistic teaching to life, creating an intimacy with the reader that engages your mind and spirit." Sam Crowell Professor Emeritus, California State University Founder, MA in Holistic and Integrative Education Author, Emergent Teaching: A Path of Significance, Creativity and Transformation "Lisa Invites us to imagine, enact and embody wholeheartedly our life as more than surviving - she wants us to flourish in the classroom as learners, no matter if we are wearing a teacher or student hat. To do this we think of ourselves as a whole person whereby heart, mind, body and spirit are embraced. This is what holistic education is. In this book we are taken on a journey and as Lisa says 'teaching is a complex profession and in order for true exploration and deep learning to occur, a healthy, caring, and sustainable learning community must be developed'." Dr Narelle Lemon Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Education Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Using Web 2 0 and Social Networking Tools in the K 12 Classroom

The learning opportunities are endless! Why Use Videoconferencing in the Classroom? Many teachers complain about their isolation in their classrooms.

Author: Beverley E. Crane

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555707743

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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Here's a book that describes Web 2.0 tools in-depth, models Web 2.0 tools through classroom examples, explains how to get started with each tool, presents practical unit plans illustrating the use of Web 2.0 in the K-12 content-area curricula, and identifies and describes what tools are most useful to educators for networking, productivity and insight into the technologies. Part 1 of each chapter answers many questions you will have about Web 2.0 and social networking tools: What is the tool? Why use it with students? How are K-12 classrooms using the tool? Can you provide me with specific examples for my science, history, or language arts curriculum? Part 2 describes specific tools and the steps to get started. Part 3 contains a detailed sample unit plan, teacher exercises and a summary following. Screen shots of websites are used to make the advice straightforward and easy to understand. You'll find an entire chapter on special instruction for ESL students with objectives, tools, and K-12 classroom examples. To help you implement Web 2.0 tools beyond the curriculum, there's even a chapter devoted to technology tools specifically designed for teachers and librarians to use for personal productivity, communication, and collaboration. The conclusion offers ideas for integrating Web 2.0 in art, music, and health. Exciting examples of the book's contents include: Collaborating and Communicating with Blogs Creating Multidisciplinary Wikis Google Tools: Enhancing Instruction in the Science Curriculum K-12 Classrooms Join the Social Networking Revolution Using VoiceThread and Video to Improve Language Development Creating Community In addition to the great content you'll find in the book, Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Tools in the K-12 Classroom features a companion Web site that provides the most current curriculum examples from pioneering educators around the world, as well as up-to-date exercises and lessons in subject areas and grade levels.

Color in the Classroom

1 Lamenting their failure to avert the world war and the murder of millions of ... made racial tolerance a defining feature of their classroom practice.

Author: Zoe Burkholder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199876969

Category: History

Page: 264

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Between the turn of the twentieth century and the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the way that American schools taught about "race" changed dramatically. This transformation was engineered by the nation's most prominent anthropologists, including Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead, during World War II. Inspired by scientific racism in Nazi Germany, these activist scholars decided that the best way to fight racial prejudice was to teach what they saw as the truth about race in the institution that had the power to do the most good-American schools. Anthropologists created lesson plans, lectures, courses, and pamphlets designed to revise what they called "the 'race' concept" in American education. They believed that if teachers presented race in scientific and egalitarian terms, conveying human diversity as learned habits of culture rather than innate characteristics, American citizens would become less racist. Although nearly forgotten today, this educational reform movement represents an important component of early civil rights activism that emerged alongside the domestic and global tensions of wartime. Drawing on hundreds of first-hand accounts written by teachers nationwide, Zoë Burkholder traces the influence of this anthropological activism on the way that teachers understood, spoke, and taught about race. She explains how and why teachers readily understood certain theoretical concepts, such as the division of race into three main categories, while they struggled to make sense of more complex models of cultural diversity and structural inequality. As they translated theories into practice, teachers crafted an educational discourse on race that differed significantly from the definition of race produced by scientists at mid-century. Schoolteachers and their approach to race were put into the spotlight with the Brown v. Board of Education case, but the belief that racially integrated schools would eradicate racism in the next generation and eliminate the need for discussion of racial inequality long predated this. Discussions of race in the classroom were silenced during the early Cold War until a new generation of antiracist, "multicultural" educators emerged in the 1970s.

Finding Hope in the Turbulent Classroom

In few classrooms are teachers responsible for teaching that learning has no end, that students can learn in their classroom, or that they can engage ...

Author: Alan A. Block

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000758863

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book explores the practical and psychological factors that regulate teaching and learning in the classroom, and illustrates how hope and creativity may arise out of unforeseen, non-standard, or turbulent conditions. Written at the intersection of curriculum theory and psychoanalysis, this volume offers an original pedagogical stance that seeks to ameliorate the impact of the classroom’s regulated and standardized environment. The author’s approach to classroom education suggests that teachers investigate students’ psychological entanglements to explain and transform difficult classroom experiences into productive, educative ones. By promoting an ethos of ironic engagement in teaching and learning, this book also demonstrates the importance of playfulness, imagination, and a readiness to make mistakes in classroom settings. This book will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and policy makers in the fields of curriculum studies, teacher education, educational psychology and classroom management.

The Real World of the Classroom

This comprehensive collection of ideas and effective strategies will help any teacher to maintain control of their classroom environment.

Author: Zenobia Morris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503571006

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

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Summer vacation is finished, and you are standing in the classroom of your new teaching assignment. How do you know you are ready? How do you turn all of the lifeless theories you have learned in school into exciting lesson plans for eager young minds? This book aptly answers these and many other relevant questions in a simple, easy-to-follow method of instruction. Learn how to navigate through the common challenges that even the most experienced teacher faces at the beginning of each school year. Take a step-by-step look at how to organize your first few weeks of class to achieve maximum efficiency. Enter into the real world of the classroom unafraid.

Argumentation Strategies in the Classroom

My goal is to provide some insights to educators from any part of the world on what it means to be “argumentative” teachers in their classrooms.

Author: Chrysi Rapanta

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622733132

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Argumentation as a teaching and learning method in the K-12 curriculum has received increasing attention across the globe. The reason for this is simple: argumentation helps students develop necessary critical thinking skills. However, teaching this method is not as straightforward as it may appear. Placing the classroom at the centre of the investigation, this book seeks to throw light onto argumentation as a teaching practice by asking: What does it take to teach as argument? What does it mean to be ‘argumentative’ teachers? And, how can we create classroom environments that will help and encourage young people to develop their argument skills? Based on first-hand experience and extensive research, this volume guides the reader through argumentation with the focus placed on the relationship between this teaching method and effective learning and the need to investigate the role of teachers in encouraging argumentation in the classroom. Although there are a considerable number of tools and techniques that promote argumentation in the K-12 classroom, many teachers struggle to successfully implement them in the classroom. Aimed at addressing this issue, this book endeavours to instruct teachers on how to apply argumentation effectively in their day-to-day classes and to clarify argumentation as a teaching and learning strategy. As an important contribution to the field of argumentation and education, this book will be of interest to researchers, post-graduate students, and secondary school teachers, alike.

Getting Started with English Language Learners

to help English language learners become proficient in both their primary and second ... from all over the world in their classrooms in the United States.

Author: Judie Haynes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416617518

Category: Education

Page: 163

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"It's been six months, and I STILL can't get my English language learners to participate in class!" "How can I help my newcomers feel more comfortable around other students?" "Am I doing enough to help my English language learners succeed?" Have you had these thoughts? Take heart, you are not alone. As schools and districts swell with growing numbers of English language learners, and as administrators and teachers wrestle with federal guidelines for educating these students, many educators are faced with these same challenges and much more. To meet these challenges, it is imperative for educators to learn about and use the theories and teaching strategies that will help English language learners succeed in the classroom. In Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge, Judie Haynes provides a practical resource to help educators who are new to the field of English as a Second Language understand the needs of English language learners. From learning how students acquire a second language to differentiating instruction to exploring practical strategies for teaching newcomers, this book will help educators learn how to create effective learning environments for English language learners. Real-life scenarios from actual classrooms are presented throughout the book. The book also includes a brief overview of different types of ESL programs used in the United States and a helpful glossary of common ESL terminology. New teachers, veteran educators working with English language learners for the first time, and administrators can all use this book to increase their knowledge, improve their practice, and, most importantly, effectively educate and inspire English language learners.

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

Podcasts were the best technology for Mrs. Felderman and her 2nd-graders at ... transcended the classroom walls, but geographic borders in the world map.

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771457

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst