Supporting Teachers As LearnersSupporting Teachers As Learners



A comprehensive teaching tool for mentors to support early childhood educators, adaptable to a wide variety of early care settings

Author: Marcy Whitebook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615838995

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Page: 75

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Mentoring is a key strategy for supporting educators at any stage in their careers--and for improving teacher practice. This guide is an effective, activity-based way to reflect on, practice, and sharpen your skills as a mentor, coach, or technical assistance provider, and it can be adapted to a wide variety of early care and education settings. Supporting Teachers as Learners: A Guide for Mentors and Coaches in Early Care and Education includes activities and worksheets for hands-on learning and addresses The variety of mentoring programs operating today; Understanding adult learning and development; Building strong mentor-protégé relationships and appreciating and understanding differences; Skills and strategies for effective mentoring; and Mentors as leaders and learners. This book is published by the American Federation of Teachers Education Foundation.

Teachers as Self directed LearnersTeachers as Self directed Learners



This book redefines teacher in-service education as being less about participation in a program and more about the opportunity for teachers to experience a process of learning that is personally meaningful and contextually relevant to their ...

Author: Kathleen Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811035876

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Page: 183

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This book redefines teacher in-service education as being less about participation in a program and more about the opportunity for teachers to experience a process of learning that is personally meaningful and contextually relevant to their own teaching practice. The research presented here reveals that teachers have the capacity to think and work differently, yet are rarely provided with opportunities to exercise active decision-making about their personal learning needs. Creating and implementing such an approach involves reimagining all aspects of the learning experience so that teachers are free to articulate their own learning needs and actively work to determine what matters most for their professional practice. The book breaks new ground by drawing from research related to an in-service program where teachers, their experience and professional thinking were deliberately positioned at the centre of the learning experience. Using this evidenced-based approach, it focuses not only on the learning achieved, but also the conditions that enabled teachers to undertake such learning.

Superdiversity and Teacher EducationSuperdiversity and Teacher Education



This edited volume addresses the pressing imperative to understand and attend to the needs of the fast-growing population of minority students who are increasingly considered "superdiverse" in their cultural, linguistic, and racial ...

Author: Guofang Li

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000344578

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Page: 322

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This edited volume addresses the pressing imperative to understand and attend to the needs of the fast-growing population of minority students who are increasingly considered "superdiverse" in their cultural, linguistic, and racial backgrounds. Superdiverse learners—including native-born learners (Indigenous and immigrant families), foreign-born immigrant students, and refugees—may fill multiple categories of "diversity" at once. This volume helps pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators to move beyond the demographic backgrounds of superdiverse learners to consider not only their ways of being, motivations, and social processes, but also the ongoing systemic issues of marginalization and inequity that confront these learners. Challenging existing teaching and learning paradigms in the K-12 North American context, this volume provides new methods and examples for supporting superdiverse learners in a range of settings. Organized around different conceptual underpinnings of superdiversity, contributors identify the knowledge gaps and effective practices in engaging superdiverse learners, families and communities. With cutting-edge research on this growing topic, this text will appeal to researchers, scholars, educators, and graduate students in multilingual education, literacy education, teacher education, and international education.

Supporting Teachers Supporting PupilsSupporting Teachers Supporting Pupils



The Emotions of Teaching and Learning Diana Fox Wilson. on teachers to meet attainment targets imposed by the national league tables are detracting from ...

Author: Diana Fox Wilson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415335221

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Page: 168

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Drawing from the real-life experiences and perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers, this text documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face and the support they need.

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and LearningCACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning



-Build your learning support skills with guidance tailored to the extensive new CACHE qualification due to launch in January 2018 -Gain confidence in your role with practical advice and full explanations from best-selling author in STL , ...

Author: Louise Burnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510424913

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Page: 352

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Be inspired to enhance classroom learning with this textbook, by highly respected and experienced author Louise Burnham. -Build your learning support skills with guidance tailored to the extensive new CACHE qualification due to launch in January 2018 -Gain confidence in your role with practical advice and full explanations from best-selling author in STL , Louise Burnham -Translate theory into practice with Tips for Best Practice and Case Studies for challenging topics such as Behaviour Management -Strengthen your understanding of theory and practice, with comprehensive information linked clearly to assessment criteria -Find all the information you need with the colourful, clear design and appropriate language throughout the book -Make the most of your training with the Stretch and Challenge feature -Engage in debate on important STL topics with Classroom Discussion suggestions

Implementing Classwide PBISImplementing Classwide PBIS



We hope this book provides content knowledge, support, and a helpful blueprint for those undertaking any teacher training to tackle problem behaviors in children"--

Author: Diane Myers

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462543328

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Page: 146

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"Those responsible for training teachers in classwide positive behavioral interventions and supports have a large responsibility. Effective training requires in-depth knowledge of behavioral foundations and principles, empirically supported classroom management practices, how the phases of learning impact training, and how to evaluate the need for and impact of training before, during, and after professional development occurs. We hope this book provides content knowledge, support, and a helpful blueprint for those undertaking any teacher training to tackle problem behaviors in children"--

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and LearningCACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning



Make a difference to classroom learning with this textbook, written for the CACHE qualification by highly respected and experienced author Louise Burnham.

Author: Louise Burnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510425019

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Page: 384

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Make a difference to classroom learning with this textbook, written for the CACHE qualification by highly respected and experienced author Louise Burnham. -Develop your skills as a teaching assistant with coverage of all units in the new CACHE qualification. -Build confidence in your role with practical advice and full explanations from best-selling author Louise Burnham. -Translate theory into practice with Tips for Best Practice and Case Studies for challenging topics such as Behaviour Management. -Strengthen your understanding of theory and practice, with comprehensive information linked clearly to assessment criteria. -Find all the information you need with the colourful, clear design, and appropriate language throughout. -Make the most of your training with the Stretch and Challenge feature. -Engage in debate on important topics with Classroom Discussion suggestions.

Coaching to Empower TeachersCoaching to Empower Teachers



This unique book offers a powerful assets-based coaching framework that capitalizes on teachers’ strengths, internal motivation, and professional goals.

Author: Catherine Pendleton Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000429206

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Page: 252

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Learn how to make instructional coaching more empowering and effective by supporting teachers as learners and leaders in their own classrooms. This unique book offers a powerful assets-based coaching framework that capitalizes on teachers’ strengths, internal motivation, and professional goals. The authors provide a useful analysis of popular theories and models that ground coaching and support intentional planning; tools and strategies to help you enact the framework through ongoing coaching cycles; and examples, vignettes, and transcripts to illustrate coaching in practice. Each chapter also includes opportunities for reflection and practice to guide you along the way. Appropriate for school-and district-based coaches of all levels of experience, this book will enable you to provide a more targeted, proactive learning experience for ongoing teacher growth. With an instructional framework designed to empower teachers, increased teacher professional capacity can be expected for lasting impact on students, classrooms, schools, and communities.

Supporting Teachers Improving InstructionSupporting Teachers Improving Instruction



revised teacher preparation programme scientifically and to draw ... that the main professional responsibility of teachers is to support all students as ...

Author: Tomá? Janík

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830990291

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Page: 186

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In the last decades, progress in the field of pre-service and in-service teacher education has been evident. Despite the developments of curriculum programs, models and designs, various challenges are shaping the field. Models of teacher education are usually presented as 'research-based', but related research is often invisible or fragmented. The 'support for teachers' and the 'improvement of instruction' are only loosely coupled and their interdependence is not highlighted. These challenges were the impetus to initiate this publication. Individual approaches, models or designs of pre-service and in-service teacher education developed by the authors (action research, video clubs, lesson studies, and others) are introduced and their impact and shortcomings for further development are specified. In the concluding chapter, a reflective discussion across individual approaches to reveal particular issues that are shaping the field is provided. Practitioners as well as researchers in the field of teacher education can benefit from this book.

Toward Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics EducationToward Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education



This critical volume responds to the enduring challenge in mathematics education of addressing the needs of marginalized students in school mathematics, and stems from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the North American Group of the Psychology of ...

Author: Tonya Gau Bartell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319929071

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Page: 341

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This critical volume responds to the enduring challenge in mathematics education of addressing the needs of marginalized students in school mathematics, and stems from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the North American Group of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA). This timely analysis brings greater clarity and support to such challenges by narrowing in on four foci: theoretical and political perspectives toward equity and justice in mathematics education, identifying and connecting to family and community funds of knowledge, student learning and engagement in preK-12 mathematics classrooms, and supporting teachers in addressing the needs of marginalized learners. Each of these areas examines how race, class, culture, power, justice and mathematics teaching and learning intersect in mathematics education to sustain or disrupt inequities, and include contributions from scholars writing about mathematics education in diverse contexts. Included in the coverage: Disrupting policies and reforms to address the needs of marginalized learners A socio-spatial framework for urban mathematics education Linking literature on allywork to the work of mathematics teacher educators Transnational families’ mathematical funds of knowledge Multilingual and technological contexts for supporting learners’ mathematical discourse Preservice teachers’ strategies for teaching mathematics with English learners Toward Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics Education is of significant interest to mathematics teacher educators and mathematics education researchers currently addressing the needs of marginalized students in school mathematics. It is also relevant to teachers of related disciplines, administrators, and instructional designers interested in pushing our thinking and work toward equity and justice in mathematics education.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners



The EAL MESHGuide www.meshguides.org/guides/node/112 As stated on the website, 'This guide is written principally to support teachers and learning support ...

Author: Chris Pim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472946454

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Page: 128

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This book is a brand new title in the bestselling 100 Ideas series, providing primary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). According to data collected by the Department for Education in 2016, over 20% of pupils in primary schools are exposed to a language other than English in their home, making this an essential resource for every teacher. EAL expert Chris Pim offers a range of ideas for use both in the classroom and to adopt as a whole-school approach. There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the book, featuring advice on where to find the best software, resources and websites. Ideas include: setting up the classroom, parent conferences, cross-cultural maths, effective questioning techniques and running a 'Young Interpreter Scheme.' 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for pupils who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

Knowing why and Daring to be DifferentKnowing why and Daring to be Different



If this is to happen, it will necessitate systemic change and support, involving, individual teachers, teachers as collectives within school cultures, CPD facilitators/providers and policy makers at all levels.

Author: Gillian Susan Robinson

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ISBN: OCLC:818424007

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Page: 302

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In Scotland, the interest and investment in the professional development of teachers is currently focused on the ongoing development and implementation of its new curriculum: Curriculum for Excellence. To cope with ever-evolving curricular and pedagogical demands and to be able to effectively identify and meet the needs of the students they teach, teachers need to become, and be, teachers-as-learners. Accordingly, teachers and those with responsibility for defining and supporting teachers' development are likely to have a vested interest in identifying and understanding what might best facilitate teachers' learning. Engaging with this agenda, the purpose of this study is to promote and inform dialogue within and between all those in the educational community who have responsibility for teachers' continuing professional development (CPD), so that some of the complexity involved in becoming and being teachers-as-learners might be recognised and better understood. With the aim to explore what we can learn from teachers' own accounts of becoming and being teachers-as-learners in Scotland today, this co-operative enquiry was conducted with nine Chartered Teachers (CT), six of whom were fully qualified CTs and three of whom were still en route to achieving full CT status. To meet the Scottish Standard for Chartered Teacher, teachers need to demonstrate that they are teachers-as-learners. Enquiring with these teachers was, therefore, seen as particularly apposite to this study's chief aim. Attending to the personal, professional and political influences they perceived as significant, these teachers shared their views, when they looked inwards to their own feelings, reactions and dispositions; outwards, to the professional and political environments with which they interact and backwards and forwards, over time. This is the first study to carry out an inquiry with Chartered Teachers in a way that allowed them to explore this complexity, because it sought to explore all four dimensions, i.e. inward, outwards, backwards and forwards (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000:50) of their storied accounts. Storied accounts of the teachers' learning journeys were co-created during a loosely structured, dyadic, in-depth interview. Integral to this process, was discussion about the artefact(s) that eight, of the nine, participants had created for this study, to represent, reflect upon and record aspects of their journeying. Thematic narrative analysis has illuminated the complexity and particularity of each teacher's learning journey as well as some important commonalities across them. This thesis further explores the teachers' accounts of their experiences, in depth, and the key issues these accounts raise. Through examination of individual accounts, we learn, for example, that the teacher's own disposition to professional learning really matters but, importantly, that it does not necessarily define the outcome. Sometimes supported and sometimes inhibited by the professional and political contexts in which they work, these teachers, motivated by a powerful sense of moral purpose, report that they have made significant and apparently, sustainable changes to their thinking and practice. Postgraduate CT study proved crucial to their journeying because, for the first time since qualifying, they had been encouraged and supported to make sense of why and to what extent, their day-to-day practices would, or would not, meet the needs of their students. It is this understanding why that appears to have made the greatest difference to their practice and to the reconstruction of their professional identities. It emerged as one of the most significant influences to their becoming and being teachers-as-learners. To do so, however, the teachers felt they have had to 'dare to be different'. Their ability, willingness and commitment to talk about, promote and evaluate learning, in critically informed ways has meant they have often felt isolated. Despite this, the perceived benefits of being a teacher-as-learner were seen to more than compensate for what might be viewed as negative experiences. The findings suggest significant implications for the provision of, and teachers' participation in, CPD in Scotland. They indicate the need to establish a much clearer and more critically informed focus on developing teachers' knowledge and understanding of why they do what they do to promote learning and to develop their professional enquiry skills and understandings. If this is to happen, it will necessitate systemic change and support, involving, individual teachers, teachers as collectives within school cultures, CPD facilitators/providers and policy makers at all levels.

Becoming a Globally Competent TeacherBecoming a Globally Competent Teacher



This thought-provoking book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop 12 elements of such teaching. The book is divided into three sections: dispositions, knowledge, and skills.

Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416627548

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Page: 260

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Teachers today must prepare students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world. Being a globally competent teacher requires embracing a mindset that translates personal global competence into professional classroom practice. It is a vision of equitable teaching and learning that enables students to thrive in an ever-changing world. This thought-provoking book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop 12 elements of such teaching. The book is divided into three sections: dispositions, knowledge, and skills. Each chapter is devoted to an element of globally competent teaching and includes a description of that element, tips for implementation delineated by developmental levels, and links to additional resources for continuing the journey. Examples of globally competent teaching practices include - Empathy and valuing multiple perspectives. - A commitment to promoting equity worldwide. - An understanding of global conditions and current events. - The ability to engage in intercultural communication. - A classroom environment that values diversity and global engagement. Throughout, you'll also find examples of these practices at work from real teachers in real schools. No matter what your experience with global teaching, the information in this book will help you further develop your practice as a global educator—a teacher who prepares students not only for academic success but also for a life in which they are active participants in their own communities and the wider world.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsSupporting Teaching and Learning in Schools



The book relates directly to the standards for HLTAs but also provides a deeper grounding in pedagogy and the role of the teacher and the HLTA in creating productive learning environments.

Author: Sarah Younie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134243426

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Page: 204

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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is an accessible, user-friendly handbook designed to provide practical guidance and ideas to support Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). It covers the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to work effectively with pupils, teachers, parents and other professionals concerned with the well-being of children. The book relates directly to the standards for HLTAs but also provides a deeper grounding in pedagogy and the role of the teacher and the HLTA in creating productive learning environments. The text is illuminated with examples of existing good practice, and a range of tried-and-tested strategies to help HLTAs develop in all aspects of their work. It provides essential background knowledge, together with a range of activities designed to support learning, examining: the roles of the HLTA and teacher respectively, and interactively classroom management and interactions with pupils pupil differences the place of the HLTA within the school community professional development. The book can be used alongside the popular Routledge Learning to Teach in the Secondary School series, which gives detailed examples of theory and practice about teaching and learning for trainee teachers. It is an invaluable resource for current and prospective HLTAs working across a wide range of subjects