The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, 10th Anniversary Edition

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Jossey-Bass #ad - This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject.

Note: cd-rom/dvd and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves. Bonus: includes an audio cd featuring a 45-minute conversation between Parker Palmer and his colleagues, Marcy Jackson and Estrus Tucker from the Center for Courage & Renewal.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, 10th Anniversary Edition #ad - The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts — the place where intellect, emotion, spirit, and will converge in the human self — supported by the community that emerges among us when we choose to live authentic lives. Palmer from the introduction for many years, parker Palmer has worked on behalf of teachers and others who choose their vocations for reasons of the heart but may lose heart because of the troubled, sometimes toxic systems in which they work.

. They reflect on what they have learned from working with thousands of teachers in their "Courage to Teach" program www. CourageRenewal. Organd with others who yearn for greater integrity in their professional lives.

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Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom

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Parallax Press #ad - Parallax Press. In teach, learn, breathe, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. Teach, breathe, learn provides accessible, practical application of mindfulness to overcome challenges faced during the school day. Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book.

What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes. Teach, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, Learn is designed for educators at all levels, Breathe, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others.

Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom #ad - Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from "reacting" to "responding" to demands. Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself. The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, replete with lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.

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The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal, 10th Anniversary Edition

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Jossey-Bass #ad - The guide has been thoroughly updated and expanded to help readers reflect on their teaching and renew their sense of vocation. Palmer reflects on a wide range of subjects including the heart of the teacher, relationships in teaching and learning, diverse ways of knowing, the crisis in education, approaches to institutional transformation, and teachers as ?culture heroes.

Discussion questions related to the topics explored in the interview have been integrated into the Guide, giving individuals and study groups a chance to have ?a conversation with the author? as well as an engagement with the text. The courage to teach guide for reflection and renewal, is a superb resource for those who wish to extend their exploration of the ideas in The Courage to Teach, 10th Anniversary Edition, as individuals or as part of a study group.

The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal, 10th Anniversary Edition #ad - The guide proposes practical ways to create ?safe space? for honest reflection and probing conversation, and offers chapter-by-chapter questions and exercises to explore the many insights in The Courage to Teach. Parallax Press. The companion dvd brings the Courage to Teach alive through a 70-minute interview with Parker J.

. Palmer, originally recorded as a resource for the Center for Courage & Renewal www. CourageRenewal. Org.

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Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. Jossey-Bass. Sarah rector was once famously hailed as “the richest black girl in America. Set against the backdrop of american history, the making of Oklahoma, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns.

The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Bolden admirably tells a complex story while modeling outstanding research strategy, as her insightful author’s note attests. Kirkus reviews, starred review "this book will be extremely useful to teachers and librarians seeking material to align with Common Core State Standards dealing with the craft of writing of informational text.

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America #ad - School library journal, starred review   "Bolden’s remarks on tracking down Sarah’s story will appeal to those who enjoy untangling historical mysteries. The bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Parallax Press. From a trove of primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden painstakingly pieces together the events of Sarah’s life and the lives of those around her.

This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and downs amid bizarre goings-on and crimes perpetrated by greedy and corrupt adults. Abrams books for Young Readers. Praise for searching for sarah rector starred rEVIEWS "This handsome volume with its many photographs is carefully sourced and has a helpful glossary, illustration credits and index.

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Mentor Texts, 2nd edition: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Rose and lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words.

Lynne and rose offer new children’s book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. Jossey-Bass. At the end of each chapter a “think about It—Talk About It—Write About It” section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. Parallax Press. It’s been a decade since lynne dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction.

Mentor Texts, 2nd edition: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6 #ad - The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing—focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Abrams books for Young Readers. The second edition includes brand-new “Your Turn Lessons, ” built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing.

In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation.

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Sentipensante Sensing/Thinking Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation

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Stylus Publishing #ad - Her purpose is to reconnect readers with the original impulse that led them to become educators; and to help them rediscover, with her, their passion for teaching and learning in the service of others and for the well being of our society. She offers a transformative vision of education that emphasizes the harmonic, complementary relationship between the sentir of intuition and the inner life and the pensar of intellectualism and the pursuit of scholarship; between teaching and learning; formal knowledge and wisdom; and between Western and non-Western ways of knowing.

Abrams books for Young Readers. Jossey-Bass. Parallax Press. She offers examples of her own teaching and of the classroom practices of faculty she encountered along the way; as well as guidance on the challenges, rewards and responsibilities that anyone embarking on creating a new vision of teaching and learning should attend to.

Though based on the author’s life work in higher education, her insights and approach apply equally to all teaching and learning contexts. Stylus Publishing VA. An inspirational and holistic approach to teaching by a renowned latina scholar * defines seven steps to unlocking the potential of teachers and their students * Deeply informed by the author's educational journey as a minority woman from a background of rural povertyLaura Rendón is a scholar of national stature, known for her research on students of color and first-generation college students, and on the factors that promote and impede student success.

Sentipensante Sensing/Thinking Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation #ad - The motivation for the quest that laura rendón shares in this book was the realization that she, had lost sight of the deeper, along with many educators, relationship-centered essence of education, and lost touch with the fine balance between educating for academics and educating for life. She invites the reader to share her journey in developing sentipensante pedagogy, and to challenge seven entrenched agreements about education that act against wholeness and the appreciation of truth in all forms.

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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Harvest in Translation

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Routledge #ad - Parallax Press. Routledge. After reading teaching to transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving. Paulo freire in teaching to transgress, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, teacher, bell hooks--writer, education as the practice of freedom.

Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, for hooks, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, the teacher's most important goal. Bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom? Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings.

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Harvest in Translation #ad - This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself. To educate is the practice of freedom, " writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn. Teaching to transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.

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Essentials of Children's Literature 9th Edition What's New in Literacy

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Pearson #ad - . Abrams books for Young Readers. I also use the award winners for our literature circles in class. Judith ann stechly, West Liberty University Parallax Press. The authors’ passion for children’s literacy and education is clearly expressed in the text. Erika J. Clear, the book uses recommended book lists, examples, and tables in combination with narrative and prose, figures, and direct, concise, freeing class time for involvement with literature.

This widely popular text focuses on engaging pre-service teachers and librarians in experiencing the joy of reading, selecting, and sharing excellent children's books with students and engaging them as readers. Routledge. The use of the color illustrations and then the chart with the “Guide to Illustrations”–very helpful Chapter 4.

Essentials of Children's Literature 9th Edition What's New in Literacy #ad - Roxanne owens, dePaul University “. Through newly added connections to classrooms and libraries, in addition to expanded content related to standards and trends in literacy, Essentials of Children's Literature is an indispensable guide for future teachers and librarians. For survey courses in children’s literature.

From reviews of this book: “the overall strengths of this textbook are the empirical research cited, the charts and diagrams used, the variety of books covered, and the pragmatic approach to selecting and enjoying literature for children. Travis, california baptist university “understanding how to select books for and with children is a key component of success as a teacher–so I was happy to see in-depth coverage of that, including the Age Level information as well as the Reading Interest questions Chapter 2.

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Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - It offers no easy answers, and starting points for conversations about diversity and controversy in your classroom, just a wealth of insight into the challenges of helping students think critically about the world, as well as in the larger community. Stylus Publishing VA. Routledge. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and others.

Abrams books for Young Readers. Parallax Press. Jossey-Bass. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the community leaders they meet, the books they read, and the larger world. If you were inspired to become a teacher because you wanted to change the world, and instead find yourself limited by teach-to-the-test pressures, this is the book that will make you think hard about how you spend your time with students.

Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades #ad - Stenhouse Publishers. What would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, culture, MA, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, and trying to do their part to make it a better place.

Woven through the book is mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist.

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Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics #ad - Jossey-Bass. Abrams books for Young Readers. Routledge. What it will take to turn the opportunity of the Common Core into reality in every classroom, school, and district. Continuing its tradition of mathematics education leadership, including specific teaching practices, NCTM has undertaken a major initiative to define and describe the principles and actions, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All #ad - This landmark new title offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, and key actions that must be understood, acknowledged, unproductive and productive beliefs, parents, and policymakers:Provides a research-based description of eight essential Mathematics Teaching PracticesDescribes the conditions, structures, administrators, and addressed by all stakeholdersEncourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and policies that must support the Teaching PracticesBuilds on NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all studentsIdentifies obstacles, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning Parallax Press.

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The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

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Jossey-Bass #ad - It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well.

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades #ad - . Abrams books for Young Readers. Stenhouse Publishers. Routledge. Jossey bass. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. And the method does more than improve writing skills. Jossey-Bass. Stylus Publishing VA. It also helps: boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing.

Help! my students can't write!" why you Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The writing revolution twr provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum.

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