While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.
The Children You Teach is a book of stories about students and teachers. But it is also a book about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a dilemma. Weaving in research from psychological science, Susan Engel shows how to look at children through a developmental lens, which can change what happens in the classroom, and transform the craft of teaching.
As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the understanding of a general principle. Teachers use many of the interactive read-aloud and independent reading texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding.
This new addition to the Workshop Help Desk Series includes information to support new users of the Units of Study with advice and help on topics such as:
What motivates us to learn? We all want to promote student engagement, but we often struggle with getting our students excited about and responsible for their own learning. In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can we do to encourage motivation for students or, better yet, their engagement?
Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first. In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially as mathematicians.
Participating in math class feels socially risky to students. Staying silent often feels safer. Motivated shows why certain teaching strategies create classroom climates where students want to join in. This book explores the key factors of motivational math classrooms along with strategies for weaving each one into your instruction.