Mindful Learning 101 Proven Strategies for Student and Teacher Success

ISBN-10: 1412966930

ISBN-13: 9781412966931

Edition: 2nd 2009

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"For teachers who want to use more research-based strategies but have little time, this book is a gem. The simple format, great diagrams, additional reading sources, and research-supported strategies are all time-savers for busy educators." -Pattie Thomas, School Improvement Specialist Talladega City Schools, AL "This book is a teacher's toolbox, full of strategies that will strengthen student achievement. Once a teacher receives this resource, everyone in the school will want a copy!" -Nancy Betler, Instructional Support Specialist Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC Discover 101 classroom-tested answers to the question, "How can I make my teaching more effective?" Educators need a variety of easy-to-use tools to stimulate and engage students who process information with a variety of learning styles and who may have special learning needs. This second edition provides 101 research-based instructional strategies that teachers can immediately implement in the classroom to meet heightened accountability mandates and improve student achievement. Each technique is compatible with brain-based teaching styles and has a proven track record with students of diverse ages, languages, abilities, and socioeconomic status. This revised edition features new strategies and graphics based on the latest research on improving learning, plus ready-to-use forms and checklists, updated resources, a greater emphasis on teaching students in special populations, and a reorganized structure that puts specific information at your fingertips. Readers will discover ways to: Use students' prior knowledge Immerse students in active learning experiences and make content relevant Differentiate instruction for diverse learners, including English language learners and struggling students Provide gender-fair, equitable instruction This indispensable manual will help you provide meaningful learning experiences to promote every student's academic success!
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List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
About the Authors
Beginning With What Students Know: The Role of Prior Knowledge in Learning
What Role Does Background Knowledge Play in Learning?
What Do Research Studies Show About Prior Knowledge?
The Known and the Unknown
Things I Know, Think I Know, Want to Know
What I Know, Want to Know, and Learned
Getting Organized Graphically
Visual Sequencing
Visualizing Cause and Effect
Seeing Similarities and Differences
The Whole Pie
Speaking Categorically
Commonly Shared Prior Experiences
Charting a Colorful Course
Asking the Right Questions
Guided Anticipation
Thinking Out Loud
Using Prior Knowledge Before, During, and After a Lesson
It's About the Words
Word Diagramming
Tracking Progress With Words
Math Dilemmas
Suggestions for Further Information About Prior Knowledge
Active Learning: Differentiated Strategies for All Learners
What Do Research Studies Show About Active Learning?
Active Learning in the Classroom
Give Me Five! An Active Learning Wheel for Teachers and Students
A Collaborative and Active Learning Sequence
A Day of Active Division
Visually Introducing a Unit
Structured Concepts
Visual Report Writing
Charting Skills: Estimation
Visual Story Mapping
Mass Media's Messages
Active Listening
Active Reading
Textbooks Are Friends!
Active Involvement Through Discussion
It's Notable
Thinking From A to V
That's Debatable
Jigsaw Cards and Puzzles
I'm Game
Musical Learning
Narrative Pantomime
Role-Playing to Learn
A Week's Worth of Journaling
Student Goal Setting
Project-Based Learning
Pulling It Together: Class Books
Suggestions for Further Information About Active Learning
Ensuring Gender-Fair Instruction
What Do Research Studies Show About Gender-Equitable Approaches to Improving Student Achievement?
Conducting a Classroom Gender Audit
Seeking Student Feedback on Gender Dynamics
Assessing Bias in Curricular Materials
Quality Questioning
Using Inclusive Language
Thinking While Listening
Mix and Match
Playing Games
Sequence Cards
Paper Plate Review
A Word Tool Kit
Bite-Size Reading
Teaching Boys to Write
Six Tips for Tech-Savvy Girls
Creating a "Boy-Friendly" Classroom
Exploring New Roles at School
Peer Support Networks
Orienting Eighth and Ninth Graders to High School
Middle School Academic Preparation for High School Success
Gender Equity Bookmark
Suggestions for Further Information About Gender Equity
Teaching Diverse Students: Addressing Language, Class, Culture, and Ability Differences in the Classroom
The Diversity of the U.S. Educational System
The Diversity of K-12 Students in the United States
Defining Racial Diversity
Defining the Concept of Students With Disabilities
Defining Students in Poverty
Defining Limited English Proficient Students
Implications of Student Diversity for the Classroom
Teaching Students With Special Needs in Mainstream Classrooms
Integrating Limited English Proficient Students Into Mainstream Classrooms
Teaching Racially Diverse Students
Teaching Students in Poverty
Reflecting on Teaching in Diverse Classrooms
Tiered Instruction
Tiered Spelling
Do They Get It? Assessing Student Understanding in Inclusive Classrooms
Teaching Elementary Readers
Helping Struggling Intermediate Readers
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
Helping Struggling Adolescent Readers
Using Tutors to Increase Reading Achievement
An Extra Net: Using Web Sites to Support the Needs of Diverse Learners
Engaging the Gifted
Helping New and Incoming Students
Meeting the Needs of Preliterate English Language Learner Students
Using English Effectively With English Language Learners
Geometric Collaboration
Collaborative Note Taking
Teaching Standard English in the Multicultural Classroom
High-Performing Teachers of High-Poverty Students
Reducing Prejudice by Increasing Critical Thinking
Multicultural Math
Multicultural Literature
Suggestions for Further Information About Teaching Diverse Students
Assessing Student Performance
Defining Assessment Terms
What Does the Research Say About Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning?
The Power of Performance Assessment
Using Performance Assessment in the Classroom
It's Not Business as Usual: Planning for Assessment
Beginning With the End in Mind
Taking Stock: Student Self-Assessment
Collaborative-Assessment Conferences
Test-Taking Matters
Test-Taking Rules for Students
Getting to Know You: Entry Interviews
Saying Goodbye: Exit Interviews
Taking Note With Anecdotal Records
Making Rubrics
Assessing Orally
Observation Logs
Checking Their Lists: Student Checklists
Learning Logs
Assessing Nontraditional Results
Scheduling Assessment
Suggestions for Further Information About Assessing Student Performance
Some Concluding Thoughts
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