The journal book for teachers of at-risk college writers

Author: Susan Gardner,Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: 9780867094688

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 3299

Educators across the grades and across the curriculum have long recognized the usefulness of journals to help student writers. But what about basic writers, learning-disabled students, and nontraditional and returning students? One of the values of journal writing is its accessibility, yet no one has seemed to consider how at-risk students might benefit. With this new collection, the first of its kind, Susan Gardner and Toby Fulwiler provide much-needed advice. The authors of these essays are all experienced teachers of at-risk writers, both at two- and four-year colleges. They know the at-risk students they are describing. Some readers will recognize the students as "basic" writers in basic writing courses. Others will find chapters written by writing center directors who serve a variety of students we might term as "at risk." There are also chapters from educators who work specifically with Deaf students, ADHD students, and learning-disabled students. Each one describes uses of the journal and the adjustments to the assignment that make the journal such an accessible and instructive writing genre.

Journal Writing in Second Language Education

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047203457X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2668

Journal writing is not new--journals have been around for centuries. More recently, journals have been viewed as a means of scaffolding reflective teaching and encouraging reflectivity in research processes. As a result, some educators may ask, “What more do we need to know?” Those likely to raise this question are probably not thinking of the explosive growth of reflective writing enabled by social networking on the Web, the blogs and other interactive e-vehicles for reflection on experiences in our literate, “real,” and virtual lives This revisiting of journal writing from a 21st century perspective, informed by relevant earlier literature, is what Christine Pearson Casanave guides readers through in this first book-length treatment of the use of journal writing in the contexts of language learning, pre and in-service teaching, and research. Casanave has put together existing ideas that haven't been put together before and has done it not as an edited collection, but as a single-authored book. She has done it in a way that will be especially accessible to teachers in language teacher education programs and to practicing teachers and researchers of writing in both second and foreign language settings, and in a way that will inspire all of us to think about, not just do, journal writing. Those who have never attempted to use journals in their classes and own lives, as well as others who have used it with mixed results, will probably be tempted to try it in at least some of the venues Casanave provides guidance for. Those already committed to journal writing will very likely find in this book new reasons for expanding and enhancing their use of journals.

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent and Manage Problem Behaviors

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Kathleen Lynne Lane,Jemma Robertson Kalberg,Holly Mariah Menzies

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514871

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 5064

Packed with hands-on tools and grounded in the latest research, this important resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors' team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school's needs. Each chapter presents real-world examples alongside essential information about how to prevent the development of antisocial behavior in grades K–12. Special features include sample forms and checklists for use in planning, staff training, screening and assessment, positive behavior support, and progress monitoring. The book also offers general guidelines for identifying and supporting students who require more intensive intervention.

Mainstreaming Basic Writers

Politics and Pedagogies of Access

Author: Gerri McNenny,Sallyanne H. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135658641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8139

At a time when various political and administrative bodies are calling for the dissolution of basic writing instruction on four-year college campuses, the need for information concerning the options available to university decision makers has become more and more pressing. A wide range of professional judgments surrounding this situation exits. Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access presents a range of positions taken in response to these recent challenges and offers alternative configurations for writing instruction that attempt to do justice to both students' needs and administrative constraints. Chapter authors include, for the most part, professionals entrusted with the role of advocating for a student population often described as "underprepared," "in need of remediation," and "at risk." Throughout the volume, contributors discuss current institutional developments and describe curricular designs that instructors searching for innovative ways to meet the needs of their heterogenous student populations will find helpful as models of college writing program curricula and administration. This book's focus is to give a fair representation of some of the more noted perspectives from nationally recognized scholars and administrators working in the field of basic writing. This presentation of key positions on the issue of mainstreaming basic writers at the college level is an important resource for all writing program administrators, composition and rhetoric students and scholars, and university decision makers from provosts to deans to department chairs.

Teaching L2 Composition

Purpose, Process, and Practice

Author: Dana R. Ferris,John Hedgcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136696652

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 443

View: 3726

This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks.

The Heart and Mind in Teaching

Pedagogical Styles through the Ages

Author: Alyssa Magee Lowery,William Hayes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475805454

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 8807

In this book, authors Alyssa Magee Lowery and William Hayes trace the history of teaching from Greek philosophy to twenty-first century educational issues in an effort to provide some perspective in the long art versus science debate, ultimately finding that the two components may be able to coexist peacefully. .

Handbook of College Teaching

Theory and Applications

Author: Keith W. Prichard,Robert McLaran Sawyer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281426

Category: Education

Page: 471

View: 9799

College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.

Expressive Writing

Classroom and Community

Author: Kathleen Adams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475812191

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 6424

Expressive writing is life-based writing that focuses on authentic expression of lived experience, with resultant insight, growth and skill-building. This volume offers practical advice on how to teach writing in a way that is respectful, insightful, and that helps the writer explore and celebrate his or her life story.

Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools

A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders

Author: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr.,Lynne G. Perez,Cynthia L. Uline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317921860

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 9419

Discover the teaching practices that make the biggest difference in student performance! This practical, research-based book gives principals, teachers, and school administrators a direct, inside look at instructional practices from top award-winning urban schools. The authors provide detailed examples and analyses of these practices, and successfully demystify the achievement of these schools. They offer practical guides to help educators apply these successful practices in their own schools. Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools will be a valuable tool for any educator in both urban and non-urban schools-schools that serve diverse student populations, including English language learners and children from low-income families.

The Power of Peers in the Classroom

Enhancing Learning and Social Skills

Author: Karen R. Harris,Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146252107X

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 4763

Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students' skills in reading, writing, math, and other content areas, as well as social competence and executive functioning. Sample lessons and more than a dozen reproducible tools are provided. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Handbook of Learning Disabilities, Second Edition

Author: H. Lee Swanson,Karen R. Harris,Steve Graham

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508561

Category: Education

Page: 716

View: 5998

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this comprehensive handbook presents state-of-the-art knowledge about the nature and classification of learning disabilities (LD), their causes, and how individuals with these difficulties can be identified and helped to succeed. Best practices are described for supporting student performance in language arts, math, and other content areas. Contributors also identify general principles of effective instruction and review issues in service delivery within response-to-intervention (RTI) frameworks. The book critically examines the concepts and methods that guide LD research and highlights important directions for future investigation. New to This Edition: *Incorporates key advances in identifying and remediating LD, with particular attention to the role of RTI. *Chapters on social cognitive, behavioral genetic, and neurobiological aspects. *Chapters on adolescents and adults with LD. *Chapters on spelling instruction, history instruction, and classroom technology applications. *Chapter synthesizing 21st-century advances in LD research methods, plus chapters on advanced statistical models, single-case designs, and meta-analysis.

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

The Authority Project

Author: Dr. Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847696260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2698

Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts: Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544773

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 3842

EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Current Issues in Teacher Education

History, Perspectives, and Implications

Author: Cynthia A. Lassonde,Robert J. Michael,Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398085862

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 6828

In this edited volume by experts in the field of teacher education, Current Issues in Teacher Education combines forces from the United States and Canada to present and discuss positions on current topics and concerns in the field of teacher education. It provides an overview and multiple perspectives of issues rather than one author's position or viewpoint. This will allow the reader to reflect on multiple perspectives and to form his or her opinion and route for further action or discussion. Written in a reader-friendly style with accessible language, the book avoids the use of highly techni.

Shaping the Future

New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology

Author: Melvin D. George,Sadie Bragg

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078814216X

Category: Engineering

Page: 76

View: 9343

An intensive review of the state of undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in America. This review considered the needs of all undergraduates attending all types of U.S. two and four year colleges and universities, addressing issues of preparation of K-12 teachers in these fields, the needs of persons going into the technical work force, the preparation of majors in these areas, and the issue of science literacy for all. Chapters: a look back: recent history of educational reform; the situation today: findings of the review; and recommendations.

Stories of the Courage to Teach

Honoring the Teacher's Heart, Paperback Reprint

Author: Sam M. Intrator

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 078799684X

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 4365

Presents a collection of true stories by teachers seeking to reconnect with their vocation.