Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-195) and index.
Mindful Learning, Second Edition is an ideal resource for any classroom teacher who wants an answer to the question, 'How can I make my teaching more effective?' With a focus on activating students' prior knowledge and facilitating active learning through varied instructional methods, Linda Campbell and new coauthor, Bruce Campbell, offer 101 teaching strategies that are grounded in best classroom practices and research from the cognitive sciences. Every technique has a proven track record with students of diverse ages, languages, abilities, and socioeconomic status and teachers of every grade level will find strategies for any content area to apply or adapt to individual classroom needs.
The increasingly diverse nature of today's schools and the need to increase the achievement of all students, no matter their background, requires 21st-century teachers to develop critical cultural competence. Looking at data is not enough. Teachers have to know who are their students. This book show how to provide professional development that deepens teacher's cultural understanding. "Developing Critical cultural Competence" helps educators translate new knowledge into action with activities that focus on the three inseparable insights required for developing teachers' critical cultural competency: understanding themselves, understanding their students, understanding their studens' families and communities.
Susan Ruckdeschel provides a clear rationale for having student writers coach each other as they revise their work. Her explanations, examples, practical tips, and reproducibles enable teachers to use the process successfully in their own classrooms. This peer review process is straightforward, engaging, and flexible, and aims to develop students’ independence as writers.
We need to teach students how to learn, not just what to learn. This book is full of valuable information on how to accomplish this, including practical lesson ideas, examples, and vignettes. Any educator will benefit from reading this book and thinking about teaching in a new way.