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Learn the secrets to getting your entire school excited about math! This book from acclaimed author Dr. Nicki Newton and experienced instructional specialist Janet Nuzzie shows you how to integrate engaging math instruction at every level, from the small group project to the school-wide assembly. With contributions from math coaches, district leaders, and classroom teachers, this book will give you the practical tools you need to boost student proficiency, encourage collaboration between staff members, and make math an important part of school life. You'll also learn how to: Create a safe and inviting environment for mathematics instruction; Devote adequate amounts of instructional time to help students develop their skill set as proficient mathematicians; Use real-world contexts and hands-on instruction to boost engagement; Give students the tools and opportunities to be confident, to question, to take risks, and to make mistakes; And much much more!
This fun book of quirky failures and famous flops will keep kids laughing while they learn the importance of messing up in order to get it right. Science, architecture, technology, entertainment - there are epic fails and hilarious goof-ups from every important field. Silly side features help to analyse the failures: "Lesson Learned," "It Could be Worse!," "Losing Combinations," and a "Fail Scale" help readers navigate the different kinds and scopes of the mistakes made. Read to learn what went wrong, what went right, and what kids can learn from each failed attempt.
Quick Hits for Teaching with Digital Humanities: Successful Strategies from Award-Winning Teachers is an edited collection of 24 articles that aims to introduce faculty, administrators, and staff to ways in which digital techniques from the arts, humanities, and social sciences can be incorporated in the classroom. These techniques can enhance learning and professional development experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty alike. This essential handbook illustrates the breadth of digital humanities across the disciplines with rich examples that bring best practices to life. Anyone who teaches at an institution of higher learning will find entry into new digital paradigms. As the authors share simple and complex ways to introduce digital humanities into the classroom, they expand understandings of what constitutes these current technologies for learning.
Attention parents, teachers, and every boy and girl, this full-color workbook will help students learn to read through their love of Minecraft. This kid-friendly workbook features well-loved video game characters and concepts to reinforce the development of third and fourth grade reading skills laid out in the national Common Core State Standards. Colorfully-illustrated and high-interest practice pages and reading comprehension passages use diamond swords, potions, skeletons, zombies, and creepers to add an element of excitement to reading time. They'll practice all of the reading skills they need in school, including: Grade 3: prefixes and suffixes common spelling patterns vocabulary development reading comprehension: reading for main ideas and details, identifying cause and effect, and sequencing reading fluency Grade 4: vocabulary development reading comprehension: making inferences; understanding and describing characters, setting, conflict and plot; and integrating and comparing texts reading fluency Skip to the pages that suit your child's needs and learning style or start at the beginning and advance page by page-it's up to you! As the workbook progresses, the activities become more challenging so that learners of all levels can enjoy an exciting, skill-building reading adventure. Perfect for Minecrafters who learn at all paces, Reading Success for Minecrafters is as fun as it is educational-and is just what a third or fourth grade learner needs to get ahead academically! This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO.
A breakthrough approach to optimize your brain, change your habits, and succeed in school, from a renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Do you feel like you should be getting better grades? Are you spending more time studying than the A students in your class but not getting the same results? Are you heading back to school after a long break and need a refresher to get more done in less time? With schools becoming more competitive and technology becoming increasingly distracting, today's students face a minefield of obstacles to academic success. Doing well in school isn't just a matter of smarts or more studying: It takes good habits, practical tools-and a healthy brain. Brain health pioneer Dr. Daniel Amen knows what it takes to get the brain ready to succeed. Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades draws on Dr. Amen's experience as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist as well as the latest brain science to help you study more effectively, learn faster, and stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. This practical guide will help you: Discover your unique brain type and learning style Kick bad habits and adopt smarter study practices Get more out of your classes with less overall study time Memorize faster and remember things longer Increase your confidence and beat stress For underachievers, stressed-out studiers, and students from middle school to college and beyond, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades gives you the knowledge and tools you need to get the best out of yourself.
This "New York Times" bestseller is the dramatic, inspiring story of three inner-city youths--Samson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt--whose strong friendship gave them the strength to continue their education and become doctors. Photos.
Good reading skills are essential not only for third-grade academic
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On Being a Language Teacher provides an innovative, personal approach to second-language teaching. Through illustrative personal anecdotes, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key pedagogical strategies while encouraging productive reflection by classroom veterans. An ancillary website provides online videos to complement the text by showing an experienced teacher applying the book's lessons. In a market dominated by dense theoretical approaches to language pedagogy, this text provides an instantly accessible, practical set of teaching tools for educators at all levels. Its accessible style and affordability give it the flexibility to serve as either a primary or a supplemental text for teaching assistants, students in credential programs, or undergraduates in applied linguistics courses.
Focused on grade improvement, this Exam Success Guide brings much-needed clarity to exam preparation, equipping students to achieve their best in the latest IGCSE assessment (0580), and beyond. This guide allows students to recap and review key course content, apply their knowledge, and hone exam techniques. It also includes examiner tips, 'Raise your grade' advice and exam-style practice to ensure your students are exam-ready. Perfect for use alongside the Oxford's IGCSE Mathematics Student Books or as a standalone resource for independent revision. Answers are available on the accompanying support site.
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