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Teaching Elementary Social Studies 3ed.

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Learn how to meet the needs of the diverse students in your first classroom through this unique elementary social studies methods textbook. With a unifying theme of diversity, it emphasizes differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all students, including special attention to English learners, children with mild learning disabilities, and gifted students.

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Teaching Individuals with Physical or Multiple Disabilities

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For courses in Special Education for Physical, Health and/or Multiple Disabilities, this text illustrates ways to facilitate student participation in major life activities at home, in school, and within community environments. It addresses curriculum modifications and instructional strategies to both core academic and specialized curriculum areas.

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Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

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This comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students includes many new ideas for teaching in our 21st century classrooms.  Continuing the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella and taking a constructivist approach, the authors address current issues such as diversity, technology, inclusion, and teacher certification.  Martorella believed that the fundamental purpose of social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned citizens.  The goal of the book is to assist preservice and inservice middle and secondary teachers in becoming more effective teachers of social studies.  To do this, the authors draw on theory, research, and the wisdom of experienced teachers.  

 

The text is organized in three parts:  the origins of social studies, developing reflective and concerned citizens, and analyzing and improving the teaching of social studies.  The book continues to address the need of helping students to develop a global perspective and become open-minded reflective citizens of the world.  The blend of teacher insight, current research findings, and well-grounded theories give new and experienced educators the foundation they need to nurture and sustain effective social studies instruction.

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0131591819
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Teaching Social Studies That Matters

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0807745227
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Teaching Students with Medical, Physical and Mutiple Disabilities

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Learn about assistive technologies, helpful adjustments to school and classroom environments, and effective instructional modifications specifically designed to support students with medical, physical, and multiple disabilities.

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The Golem: What You Should Know About Science 2ed.

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Through a series of intriguing case studies including the study of relativity, cold fusion, the "memory" in worms, and the sex life of lizards, this book debunks the view that scientific knowledge is a straightforward outcome of competent theorization, observation, and experimentation. The first edition generated much debate and controversy. This second edition contains a substantial new Afterword that responds to some of the criticisms made by scientists. A distinction is made between the responses of scientific fundamentalists who maintain the myth of scientific certainty and more serious-minded critics. In dialogue with these latter critics The Golem attempts to build an island of reasoned debate between the two cultures. It seeks to replace the "Science Wars" with mutual understanding.

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The Growing Child

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For undergraduate courses in Child Development taught Chronologically. 

 

Boyd/Bee provides students the most support for learning and success.

 

The Growing Child

emphasizes how the three domains of development — physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional — interact with each other and with the environment to affect developmental outcomes. Featuring an innovative student-focused format, it provides the self-assessment tools necessary to keep students engaged in active learning from start to finish, as well as the most support to help students organize, understand, and apply the material.

 

Want to learn more about MyVirtualChild? Visit www.mydevelopmentlab.com and click on the ‘watch this video’ link to learn about MyVirtualChild.

MyDevelpmentLab with MyVirtualChild is available at www.mydevelopmentlab.com.

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The Personality Puzzle

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The Personality Puzzle explores the past, present, and future of the discipline to show students why personality psychology matters.

Organized according to the six main domains of modern personality psychology, David Funder’s market-leading text shows students the field as it exists in the present. By incorporating significant coverage of the great theorists of personality psychology throughout, the book helps students understand how the field developed. And by showcasing the questions driving the research of today, The Personality Puzzle enables students to see the exciting future of the discipline.

For the Fifth Edition, every chapter has been updated. A new illustration program supports visual learners with updated versions of the book’s much-loved cartoons and new in-text features to help students visualize and remember concepts. The text covers classic theories of personality as well as all the latest findings, including up-to-date coverage of the biological domain, new material on cross-cultural psychology, and expanded treatment of positive psychology.

As always, The Personality Puzzle is a book that students will read, enjoy, and remember, with a writing style that is engaging, distinctive, and humorous.

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The Personality Reader 2ed.

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This reader is useful as a supplement to a personality textbook or as a stand-alone course book.   Students hear the voices of important theorists in their own words with introductions providing context and critical thinking questions to improve understanding.

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The Practice of English language Teaching 4ed.

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In this new edition, Jeremy Harmer brings you *the evolving identities of global English *the impact of technology on teaching *the issue of context-sensitive methodology *DVD with clips from real classrooms, observation tasks and interviews

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The Principalship

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The Social Studies Curriculum 2ed.

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A new and valuable synthesis of the issues affecting the social studies curriculum.

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The Social Studies Curriculum Purposes, Problems and Possibilities 3ed.

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This updated third edition contains new chapters on important issues--including race, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--affecting social studies education.

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The Social Studies Wars: What Should We Teach the Children

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The history of social studies is a story of dramatic turf wars among competing political camps. In this volume, Ronald Evans describes and interprets this history and the continuing battles over the purposes, content, methods, and theoretical foundations of the social studies curriculum. This fascinating volume:

  • Provides balanced, in-depth coverage of the entire history of social studies education in the modern era, from the late 19th century to the present--the first book of its kind.
  • Analyzes the underlying historical, societal, and cultural contexts in which the social studies curriculum has evolved over time.
  • Addresses the failure of social studies to reach its potential for dynamic teaching because of a lack of consensus in the field.
  • Links the ever-changing rhetoric and policy decisions to their influence on classroom practice.
  • Helps to clarify the meaning, direction, and purposes of social studies instruction in schools.
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    Theories of Inclusive Education: A Student's Guide

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    This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness; and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years, including the introduction of the term "Special Educational Needs," the practice of integration, and the present processes of inclusive education.

    The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had major influence in the

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    Video Workshop Foundations: Introduction to Teaching

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    What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Assessment

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    This is the second edition of a highly successful book, previously titled Better Instruction Through Assessment: What Your Students Are Trying to Tell You. The revision was undertaken to respond to the No Child Left Behind legislation, which has changed the way we must look at students' achievement data. This book shows you how to:
    - get the most out of your state's high stakes standardized tests
    - use test results to make the right decisions about how to teach the students in your class
    - avoid becoming a victim of accountability systems
    - infuse "test savvy" into everyday instruction.

    It covers a wide variety of types of assessments, from classroom-based, teacher created tests to state-mandated, high stakes standardized tests, both selected response and performance assessment. Unlike traditional "textbooks," this book was written specifically for practicing teachers and administrators. It contains real-world examples which demonstrate the role of assessment in a teacher's daily work. It is filled with actual student responses and scenarios based on real life situations faced by teachers.

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    9781930556898
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    What is English Teaching

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    Is it the role of English teachers to teach basic literacy skills? * If not, what do English teachers think they should be doing? * How should basic literacy be taught in schools? These are important questions which have recently attracted significant political, media and parental debate. In addressing them, this book explores the question What is English Teaching? from a variety of perspectives, including teachers' beliefs about what they should be teaching, the views of the government, and the reality of young people's experiences in the 1990s. In particular, it explores the question of how - and even whether - the English subject area is capable of meeting its own, and the outside world's, expectations for teaching not only its specialist concerns, but also general literacy. The book explores ways in which the teaching of English might develop - for instance, by balancing its efforts evenly between literature study, media study and knowledge about language - and how it might contribute to wider literacy teaching, by sharing its distinctive teaching strategies with teachers of other subjects.

    This text explores the question - What is English teaching? - from a variety of perspectives, including teachers' beliefs about what they should be teaching, the views of the government and the reality of young people's experiences in the 1990s. In particular, it explores the question of how - and even whether - the English subject area is capable of meeting its own, and the outside world's, expectations for teaching not only its specialist concerns, but also general literacy. The book explores ways in which the teaching of English might develop - for instance, by balancing its efforts evenly between literature study, media study and knowledge about language - and how it might contribute to wider literacy teaching, by sharing its distinctive teaching strategies with teachers of other subjects.

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    What Works In Schools

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    Any school in the United States can operate at advanced levels of effectiveness--if it is willing to implement what is known about effective schooling. "If we follow the guidance offered from 35 years of research," says author Robert J. Marzano, "we can enter an era of unprecedented effectiveness for the public practice of education." In What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, Marzano synthesizes that research to provide clear and unequalled insight into the nature of schooling.

    Marzano defines the factors affecting student achievement and offers compelling answers to once-elusive questions:

  • How can schools set academic goals that do not underestimate student potential?
  • How critical are staff collegiality and professional development?
  • Do all students have equal opportunity to learn, given current curriculum requirements?
  • Supplemental versus required content-is there room for redefinition?
  • What types of parental and community involvement make a real difference?
  • What instructional strategies really work?
  • What influence can an individual teacher have (as separate from the influence of the overall school)?
  • How can teachers manage classrooms that promote positive student-and-teacher relationships?
  • How can teachers structure their curricula to better sequence and pace content?
  • Can teachers really overcome a student's negative home environment?
  • How does an understanding of motivation theories help students and teachers overcome learning obstacles?
  • What specific learning strategies can enhance learned intelligence and background knowledge?

    In each chapter, Marzano recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.

    Schools can and do affect student achievement. In his latest work, Marzano leads the way in establishing positive approaches that can make the long-held dream of effective public education a reality.

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