Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

Author: Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317243595

Category: Education

Page: 180

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As social media and Web 2.0 technologies continue to transform the learning trends and preferences of students, educators need to understand the applicability of these new tools in all types of learning environments. The second edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides new and experienced instructors with practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning as well as best practices for integrating web-based tools into a course management system and managing student privacy in a Web 2.0 environment. "Showcase" spotlights throughout exemplify how the tools described in the book are already being used effectively in educational settings. This thoroughly revised second edition includes: a new chapter that explores how and why faculty are using the public web and open educational resources in place of a learning management system (LMS) and an expensive textbook additional tips and showcases in every chapter that illustrate faculty use of particular technologies the inclusion of new tools to replace technologies that no longer exist a revamped website featuring expanded online resources. This practical, easy-to-use guide will serve the needs of educators seeking to refresh or transform their instruction. Readers will be rewarded with an ample yet manageable collection of proven emerging technologies that can be leveraged for generating content, enhancing communications with and between students, and cultivating participatory, student-centered learning activities.

Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools

Author: Gloria Frolek Clark,Barbara E. Chandler

Publisher: AOTA Press

ISBN: 9781569003442

Category: Occupational therapy for children

Page: 619

View: 5851

Nearly 22% of U.S. school occupational therapy practitioners work in school settings, creating demand for current, effective, and evidence-based best practices for students. Reflecting the extensiveness of occupational therapy practice in schools, this exciting publication contains best practices from preschool to postsecondary transitions, from ADLs to driving. With a deliberate focus on student participation, Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools provides practical applications of evidence-based research to daily practice. This comprehensive text guides readers through issues particularly relevant to occupational therapy in schools.

The Best Practice

How the New Quality Movement Is Transforming Medicine (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Charles C. Kenney

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458759342

Category:

Page: 432

View: 9108

In the late 1990s, treatment-related deaths or ''complications'' were the fifth leading cause of death for Americans. Yet healthcare practitioners decried attempts to standardize treatment. ''We're working with people, not cars, '' they said. The result: an epidemic of preventable mistakes in a medical landscape where patients wait for hours in ''emergency'' rooms, fill out the same paperwork at each visit, and increasingly run the risk of being dosed with the wrong medication or having the wrong limb amputated. These problems spurred a group of dedicated physicians like Paul Batalden and Don Berwick to study the concepts of ''quality improvement'' used at Toyota and NASA, and to dare to apply them to the practice of medicine. This book tells their story, and how these ''heretical'' ideas have blossomed into a movement, bringing the focus back to where it should have always been: the patient.

Labor and Delivery Nursing

Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC,Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826110923

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6874

"Where was this book when I was a new nurse just learning the ropes of labor and delivery? This is a true gem of a book-a must for any new grad going into labor and deliveryÖ.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor." Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE Former Director, The Family Birth Center Culpeper Regional Hospital Lignum, VA "The best one stop reference book for the experienced and noviced Labor and Delivery RN....Finally an excellent Labor and Delivery book by RN's -- for RN's." Garla DeWall, RNC Presbyterian Hospital in the Family Birthing Center Albuquerque, New Mexico Labor and delivery nursing requires critical thinking, constant caring, teamwork, and communication. As the first line of defense to prevent injury, labor and delivery nurses take on some of the most difficult and trying challenges in the delivery room. Murray and Huelsmann present this clinically oriented guide to help labor and delivery nurses make wise decisions in the delivery room. The authors provide a wealth of insight on how to maximize both maternal and fetal outcomes. This book provides authoritative guidance on intervention options, creation of patient-centered plans of care, and improved communication with other members of the obstetrics team. Special Features: Explains the stages and phases of delivery, pain management, patient assessment, and much more Features references, relevant graphics, skills checklists, and review questions at the end of each section Useful for RNs new to the field, seasoned practitioners looking for updated methods and data, and nurses preparing for certification and licensure With this book, nurses will gain the confidence and competence to approach labor and delivery challenges with care and efficiency.

Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom

Scientifically Based Strategies for Success

Author: Richard Boon,Vicky Spencer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593635508

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 7635

Written by expert teachers and researchers, Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom looks at field-tested strategies teachers of inclusive classrooms need to implement to successfully teach all of the learners in their classroom. The purpose of the book is to provide both general and special education teachers with a practical guide of "scientifically validated" evidence-based instructional strategies on a variety of content areas, including reading, writing and spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. An overview of the Response to Intervention process provides a foundation for implementing researchbased strategies in core content areas. In addition, the book offers tested tips for implementing assistive technology, culturally responsive teaching practices, and fair assessment in the classroom, along with information on managing problem behaviors and adapting curriculum for various special needs. The book also includes a chapter on how teachers, parents, and school professionals can work together to ensure success for all students.

5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems

Author: Manhattan Prep

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941234526

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1038

View: 8574

Manhattan Prep’s 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems is an essential resource for students of any level who are preparing for the GRE revised General Exam. Recently updated to more closely reflect the nuances of the GRE exam, this book offers more than 1,800 questions across 33 chapters and online to provide students with comprehensive practice. Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with online question banks that provide realistic, computer-based practice to better simulate the GRE test-taking experience. Purchase of this book includes access to an online video introduction, online banks of GRE practice problems, and the GRE Challenge Problem Archive.

Best Practices Are Stupid

40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

Author: Stephen M. Shapiro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1053

What if almost everything you know about creating a culture of innovation is wrong? What if the way you are measuring innovation is choking it? What if your market research is asking all of the wrong questions? It's time to innovate the way you innovate. Stephen Shapiro is one of America's foremost innovation advisrrs, whose methods have helped organizations like Staples, GE, Telefónica, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and USAA. He teaches his clients that innovation isn't just about generating occasional new ideas; it's about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition. Hire people you don't like. Bring in the right mix of people to unleash your team's full potential. Asking for ideas is a bad idea. Define challenges more clearly. If you ask better questions, you will get better answers. Don't think outside the box; find a better box. Instead of giving your employees a blank slate, provide them with well-defined parameters that will increase their creative output. Failure is always an option. Looking at innovation as a series of experiments allows you to redefine failure and learn from your results. Shapiro shows that nonstop innovation is attainable and vital to building a high-performing team, improving the bottom line, and staying ahead of the pack.

The Inclusive Education Checklist:

A Self-Assessment of Best Practices

Author: Richard Villa,Jacqueline Thousand

Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 193853901X

Category: Education

Page: 111

View: 2487

Quality inclusive education is a goal and a requirement for educators today. In The Inclusive Education Checklist, authors Richard Villa and Jacqueline Thousand, who have spent over four decades advocating for and supporting school communities to initiate, implement, and sustain inclusive education best practices, synthesize their experience and extensive research to provide educators with an insightful and practical tool for implementing, assessing and optimizing inclusive education. The book offers a checklist of 15 key inclusive education best practices that together comprise quality inclusive education. Each chapter details an individual best practice and provides a list of 8-32 best practice indicators that deconstruct the best practice. Readers are instructed to rate the degree to which the each indicator occurs in their school in a scoring box to the left of the indicator. Instructions are provided for how to calculate and interpret the total score, mean score, and range of scores. The Inclusive Education Checklist is an invaluable resource for helping schools, districts, administrators, policy makers, teachers, paraprofessionals and all those committed to inclusive education understand what inclusion is, where their school is on the journey to being truly inclusive, and what needs to be done to ensure continuous improvement.

Sahara Special

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439692489

Category: African Americans

Page: 175

View: 5805

Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates.

Best Practices for Yoga in Schools

Author: Yoga Service Council,Yoga Service Council Staff

Publisher: Ysc-Omega Publications

ISBN: 9780692564714

Category:

Page: 146

View: 5732

Are you interested in offering students in your school the most effective, sustainable and inclusive yoga programming possible? Would you like to teach yoga in schools and have the support and advice of those with many years of successful experience? Have you been interested in sharing yoga with your students, but wondering how to do so safely? Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a guide for yoga teachers, classroom teachers, school administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in bringing yoga to children safely, and in a just and inclusive way. By outlining suggestions and considerations across a wide variety of topics, this book will help you effectively and sustainably offer high-quality yoga programming for all children. Based on the collective wisdom and experience of 23 contributors and four reviewers, this Best Practices Guide will support your capacity to implement meaningful school-based yoga programs, with the potential to transform the educational environment and help students thrive in a wide variety of situations. Praise For Best Practices for Yoga in Schools "The Yoga Service Best Practices Guide is an invaluable resource for educators bringing yoga into school settings to promote positive student outcomes. Drawing upon what we know about child development and developmentally appropriate practice, the book offers clear guidance on how best to teach yoga to children and teens in school settings. I highly recommend this book." - Patricia Jennings, Professor at UVA Curry School of Education, author of Mindfulness for Teachers "This is a remarkable effort; a sage, inspiring, pragmatic and well presented manual of best practices for every one seeking to provide "safe, effective, inclusive, and sustainable" yoga classes in schools. The collective wisdom and experience is immediately apparent." - John Kepner, Executive Director: International Association of Yoga Therapists "This is a thoughtful, well researched guide that should be an essential read for anyone wanting to bring yoga to schools. I'm so excited that the Yoga Service Council has been able to create a resource of this caliber using a collaborative model that leaves room for individual styles and philosophies. This is exactly what the field of yoga service needs- agreed upon best practices that unify all the great work already being done." - Hala Khouri, M.A. E-RYT, Co-founder Off the Mat, Into the World, Somatic Counselor, Yoga Teacher and Mother "As a principal and superintendent I have implemented yoga programs in urban and suburban schools and have witnessed the success with students of all ages. Academics increase and off task behavior decreases with every yoga breath students take. Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a great resource to start a yoga program in your school." - Cynthia Zurchin, Superintendent of Schools, author of The Whale Done School

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fourth Edition

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Linda B. Gambrell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

View: 3239

A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.

Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

Author: Kent Beck

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132852128

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 7802

This classic book is the definitive real-world style guide for better Smalltalk programming. This author presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience successful Smalltalk programmers have learned the hard way. When programmers understand these patterns, they can write much more effective code. The concept of Smalltalk patterns is introduced, and the book explains why they work. Next, the book introduces proven patterns for working with methods, messages, state, collections, classes and formatting. Finally, the book walks through a development example utilizing patterns. For programmers, project managers, teachers and students -- both new and experienced. This book presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience of successful Smalltalk programmers. This book will help you understand these patterns, and empower you to write more effective code.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman,Jenifer L. Cline

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416622047

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 6660

Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

The Journal of Best Practices

A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

Author: David Finch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439189757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4665

The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage. At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband he’d always meant to be. Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all.

Best Practices

Evidence-based Nursing Procedures

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582555324

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 4596

Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses. This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Best Practice in the Early Years

Author: Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441177353

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4638

This book contains lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will move your practice towards that outstanding level! Not just when being observed, but all the time. The author, Alistair Bryce-Clegg is known for his original and creative ideas and witty and accessible writing style, and this book does not disappoint! It is filled with brilliant ideas covering everything you need to know as an early years practitioner, including advice for planning sessions, setting up an outstanding environment and encouraging outdoor learning activities. There is also a big focus on child-led learning and help and advice for working with parents. This book is a must for all early years practitioners and early years school teachers eager to ensure their practice is the best it can be for all of the children in their care.