The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it really mean to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Connecting practice to theory through new pedagogical elements, the revised edition of this bestselling text features: A new and timely preface that considers the possibilities of anti-oppressive teaching and teaching for social justice in the face of increasing pressure from both the Right and the Left to accept neoliberal school reform policies.The new pedagogical components of the revised edition will offer K-12 teachers and teacher educators the tools they need to teach against their common sense assumptions and continue the evolution of social justice in education.
Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility
Calls for renewed moral education in America's schools, offering dozens of programs schools can adopt to teach students respect, responsibility, hard work, and other values that should not be left to parents to teach.
Effective, intentional teaching begins with a strong set of beliefs, but even the best teachers — including Debbie Miller — struggle to make sure that their classroom practice consistently reflects their core convictions. In Teaching with Intention, Debbie shares her process of defining beliefs, aligning practice, and taking action to ensure that children are the true beneficiaries of her teaching. Reading with Meaning, chronicled a year in her own classroom, Teaching with Intention brings us into classrooms of teachers and children she has met over the last five years in her work as a literacy consultant. From setting up the classroom environment to the intentional use of language, from comprehension instruction to lesson design, Debbie is explicit about what she does and why. In an environment where the handing down of scripted programs and "foolproof" curricula is increasingly the norm, Teaching with Intention offers a compelling reminder that truly transformative teaching is built from the ground up, and is rebuilt every year, by every teacher, in every classroom, with every new group of students.
Putting The Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching
An incredible, informative, collection of essays, articles, analysis, interviews, primary documents and interactive & interdisciplinary teaching aids on civil rights, movement building, and what it means for all of the inhabitants of the planet. With sections on education, economic justice, citizenship, and culture, it connects the African-American Civil Rights Movement to Native American, Latina, Asian-American, gay rights, and international struggles; while highlighting the often-ignored roles of women in social justice movements.
Social Studies Today: Research and Practice inspires educators to think freshly and knowingly about social studies education in the early years of the twenty first century. Written by the field’s leading scholars, this collection provokes readers to consider the relationship of research and practice as they think through some of the most interesting challenges that animate social studies education today. Each chapter tackles a specific issue and includes discussion of topics such as teaching history, learning tolerance, assessment, globalization, children’s literature, culturally relevant pedagogy, and teaching about genocide. Walter Parker not only pulled these chapters together but also contributes two of his own—-both of which are sure to be cited as key works of this era.
Speaking and Listening for Preschool Through Third Grade
Explore the knowledge and skills young children should have as they progress along the continuum of oral language growth. Speaking and Listening for Preschool Through Third Grade will encourage you to make your classroom a noisy place, full of rich conversation about ideas, opinions, stories, school subjects, and language itself a place where spoken words are at the heart of a community of teaching and learning. Our titles promote reading by providing professional development to continuously advance the quality of literacy instruction and research.Research-based, classroom-tested, and peer-reviewed, IRA titles are among the highest quality tools that help literacy professionals do their jobs better.
Learning Together: Children and Adults in a School Community
In this book, Barbara Rogoff puts into practice the theoretical account she presented in her highly acclaimed book Apprenticeship in Thinking. Here, Rogoff collaborates with two master teachers from an innovative school in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she conducted extensive research into what is involved when people learn—students, parents, and teachers alike. Illustrated with observations by participants in this school, this book shows that children and adults learn by participating within a community of learners. Their experiences will speak to all those interested in school improvement and in how people learn through engaging together in activities of mutual interest.
The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills
Of all the things that are essential to high performing schools, nothing is more important than the teacher and what that person knows, believes and can do. A teacher's skill makes a difference in student performance, not only in achievement scores, but also in students sense of fulfillment in school and their feelings of well-being. Twenty chapters capture a blend of research and practitioner-developed approaches for using the research in the classroom. Each chapter lays out a known repertoire of strategies to help teachers fulfill a particular kind of mission from the spiritual imperative of communicating high expectations to the abstract challenge of planning lessons.
Where you live shapes who you are, yet learning about Baltimore is often absent from classrooms. In order to become active, change-making citizens, every student in Baltimore needs to have an understanding of the social, political, and economic forces at play in their city. The Baltimore Textbook is a guide to the city's past, present, and future that will empower students and residents of all ages.
Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide
Explaining the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of functional behavioral assessment, this practical and engaging book is packed with real-world tools and examples. Effective procedures are presented for evaluating challenging behavior in K–12 students, organizing assessment data, and using the results to craft individualized behavior support plans. The authors draw on extensive school-based experience to provide sample reports, decision trees, and reproducible checklists and forms—all in a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying.
Garth Sundem is an educational writer with a background in writing instruction. His recent books include Implementing an Effective Writing Program, as well as a three-book series focusing on writing in the content areas. Garth has also written numerous magazine articles and has trained teachers at conferences and school-based events nationally.
Storygathering Toollkit: interviewing, recording, editing and sharing oral histories
The story gathering and sharing process is powerful. It can do many things; celebrate triumphs, connect people, document and preserve memories and help storytellers engage with their lived experiences in powerful ways. The work we do to support strength and resilience in our communities and individuals requires us to have high ethical standards that are flexible and transparent. Here we provide an outline that will inform our conversation about story gathering, sharing and publication ethics.
Social Studies for Social Justice: Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom
Dedication to social justice teaching is important, yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource: (1) examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice; (2) focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face; (3) offers classroom activities and "Reflection Exercises" and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed; and (4) includes a list of children's literature books, curriculum materials, and websites.
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally was written to help teacher candidates and practicing teachers understand mathematics and become more confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in pre-K through eighth grade. Structured for easy reference, offering 23 chapters reflecting the latest research to consult throughout one’s teaching career, the revised edition infuses NCTM and Common Core State Standards with the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction. The amount of coverage relating to mathematics in early childhood has been increased. More activities infusing technology and samples of authentic student work are introduced. Increased emphasis on formative assessment, showcased with an icon and notes throughout, guide teachers to master this difficult practice.
Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
The Field Experience Guide, a supplement to Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, 8th Edition, is for observation, practicum, and student teaching experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. The guidebook contains three parts: Part I provides tasks for preservice teachers to do in the field; Part II provides three types of activities: Expanded Lessons, Mathematics Activities, and Balanced Assessment Tasks. Part III of this guide contains a full set of reproducible Blackline Masters referenced in the 8th edition of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics as well as additional Blackline Masters for use with the Expanded Lessons in Part II. A convenient Field Experience Guide Connections section at the end of each chapter in the 8th Edition will help you better integrate the information from the text with the Field Experience Guide to support with your work in schools.
Content-Focused Coaching offers just such a sustaining system. CFC is a long-range professional development practice in which coaches work individually or with groups of classroom teachers to design, implement, and reflect on rigorous, standards-based lessons that promote student learning. Authored by two educators closely involved with the design of CFC, this book is perfect for K-8 staff developers, teacher leaders, administrators, and others interested in improving mathematics education. Lucy West and Fritz Staub explain the general tenets of CFC and the fundamental foundations upon which it rests. Then they provide a wealth of examples of coaching in action in New York City's Community School District #2, a district known nationally for its progressive, innovative, and rigorous focus on professional development.
The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
This guide is intended for K-16 educators either individuals or groups who may have received some training in Understanding by Design and want to continue their work independently; those who've read Understanding by Design and want to design curriculum units but have no access to formal training; graduate and undergraduate students in university curriculum courses; and school and district administrators, curriculum directors, and others who facilitate Understanding by Design work with staff. Users can go through the modules in sequence or skip around, depending on their previous experience with UbD and their preferred curriculum design style or approach. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the Understanding by Design template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to Understanding by Design novices and veterans alike.
Constructivist Learning Environments: Case Studies in Instructional Design