Developing a Learning Classroom

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Informationen zum Autor Nic Cooper, Ed.D., LPC, LMSW, has 34 years of experience in public education as a counselor, alternative education developer, assistant principal and principal. He spent most of his career at the middle school level after beginning as a high school counselor. Prior to his retirement, his middle school was named as one of Michigan's first Schools to Watch in 2006. He has also worked as a substance abuse counselor and a probation officer. After his retirement from public education, he became a full-time faculty member in the teacher education program at Baker College in Jackson, MI and a part-time leadership coach for the Center for Excellence in Education at Central Michigan University. A certified counselor and social worker, Nic also works part-time as a therapist at Still Waters Counseling in Saline, MI. He is the state director for the Schools to Watch program, a recognition program for exemplary middle schools presented through the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. He is the co-author with Rick McCoy of a book for parents of adolescents entitled How to Keep Being a Parent When Your Child Stops Being a Child. He is a board member for the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators and the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators and is a member of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. He presents at state and national conferences on classroom development, healing teaching staffs in conflict, and addressing the needs of at-risk students, among other topics. Klappentext Discover powerful ways to connect with your students! All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control, dictating guidelines, and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, Developing a Learning Classroom explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts?relationships, relevance, and rigor. Discover how you can: Develop an interactive learning mindset Create a safe environment where students question, explore, and discover Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style Use student input to create classroom practices and procedures Apply brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged Use student surveys and a personal education plan to improve learning environments Filled with classroom stories, starter worksheets, and action steps, this book reveals the secrets to transforming an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community! Zusammenfassung For any teacher struggling with student behavior and engagement! this book shows how the three Rs can transform an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. What Is a Learning Classroom? How to Develop Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor 2. Who Am I Who Teaches? How Knowing Oneself Impacts Practice 3. Who Are the Students We Teach? How Knowing Our Students Affects Teaching and Learning 4. How Do We Reach Our Students? How Procedures and Clear Expectations Develop a Learning Classroom 5. How Do We Teach Our Students? How to Engage Students in Their Own Learning With Rigor and Relevance 6. How Do We Know If Our Students Are Learning? How to Assess and Motivate Students 7. How Do We Stay in the Game? How to Cultivate Learning Communities for Continual Professional Growth Appendix A. Introductory Student Survey Appendix B. Advanced Student Survey Apendix C. Sample Socratic Questions: Tools to Stimulate Critical Thinking Appendix D. Flexible Lesson Design Appendix E. Personal Education Plan References Index ...

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Discover powerful ways to connect with your students!

All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control, dictating guidelines, and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, Developing a Learning Classroom explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts?relationships, relevance, and rigor. Discover how you can:

Develop an interactive learning mindset

Create a safe environment where students question, explore, and discover

Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style

Use student input to create classroom practices and procedures

Apply brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged

Use student surveys and a personal education plan to improve learning environments

Filled with classroom stories, starter worksheets, and action steps, this book reveals the secrets to transforming an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community!



Zusammenfassung
For any teacher struggling with student behavior and engagement, this book shows how the three Rs can transform an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community.

Inhalt

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. What Is a Learning Classroom? How to Develop Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
2. Who Am I Who Teaches? How Knowing Oneself Impacts Practice
3. Who Are the Students We Teach? How Knowing Our Students Affects Teaching and Learning
4. How Do We Reach Our Students? How Procedures and Clear Expectations Develop a Learning Classroom
5. How Do We Teach Our Students? How to Engage Students in Their Own Learning With Rigor and Relevance
6. How Do We Know If Our Students Are Learning? How to Assess and Motivate Students
7. How Do We Stay in the Game? How to Cultivate Learning Communities for Continual Professional Growth
Appendix A. Introductory Student Survey
Appendix B. Advanced Student Survey
Apendix C. Sample Socratic Questions: Tools to Stimulate Critical Thinking
Appendix D. Flexible Lesson Design
Appendix E. Personal Education Plan
References
Index

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Developing a Learning Classroom
Untertitel
Moving Beyond Management Through Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor
Autor
EAN
9781452203881
ISBN
978-1-4522-0388-1
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
SAGE Publications Inc
Genre
Pädagogik
Anzahl Seiten
152
Gewicht
324g
Größe
H253mm x B182mm x T10mm
Jahr
2012
Untertitel
Englisch
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