Creating Critical Classrooms

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ISBN: 9781317814917
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Number of pages: 322
Author: Mitzi Lewison
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Creating Critical Classrooms in PDF and EPUB This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources


Creating Critical Classrooms

Filename: creating-critical-classrooms.pdf
ISBN: 9781317814900
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Number of pages: 322
Author: Mitzi Lewison
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Creating Critical Classrooms in PDF and EPUB This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources


Creating Critical Classrooms

Filename: creating-critical-classrooms.pdf
ISBN: 0415737729
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Number of pages: 286
Author: Mitzi Lewison
Publisher:

Download and read online Creating Critical Classrooms in PDF and EPUB This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. By providing both a model for critical literacy instruction and many examples of how critical practices can be enacted in daily school life in elementary and middle school classrooms, Creating Critical Classrooms meets a huge need for a practical, theoretically based text on this topic. Pedagogical features in each chapter • Teacher-researcher Vignette • Theories that Inform Practice • Critical Literacy Chart • Thought Piece • Invitations for Disruption • Lingering Questions New in the Second Edition • End-of-chapter "Voices from the Field" • More upper elementary-grade examples • New text sets drawn from "Classroom Resources" • Streamlined, restructured, revised, and updated throughout • Expanded Companion Website now includes annotated Classroom Resources; Text Sets; Resources by Chapter; Invitations for Students; Literacy Strategies; Additional Resources


Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom

Filename: disability-studies-and-the-inclusive-classroom.pdf
ISBN: 9780415993722
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 282
Author: Susan Baglieri
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom in PDF and EPUB This book's mission is to integrate knowledge and practice from the fields of disability studies and special education. Parts I & II focus on the broad, foundational topics that comprise disability studies (culture, language, and history) and Parts III & IV move into practical topics (curriculum, co-teaching, collaboration, classroom organization, disability-specific teaching strategies, etc.) associated with inclusive education. This organization conforms to the belief that least restrictive environments (the goal of inclusive education) necessarily emerges from least restrictive attitudes (the goal of disability studies). Discussions throughout the book attempt to illustrate the intersection of theory and practice.


Creating Thinking Classrooms

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ISBN: 0864913796
Release Date: 2015-05
Number of pages:
Author: Garfield Gini-Newman
Publisher:

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Getting Beyond I Like the Book

Filename: getting-beyond-i-like-the-book.pdf
ISBN: 9780872075054
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 148
Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

Download and read online Getting Beyond I Like the Book in PDF and EPUB "Getting Beyond "I Like the Book": Creating Space for Critical Literacy in k-6 Classrooms" (second edition) draws you into life in classrooms where students and teachers together use critical literacy as a framework for taking on local and global issues like racism and gender using books and everyday texts such as school posters and advertisements. This expanded second edition includes the following features: (1) Two additional content areas chapters--science and social studies--to emphasize that critical literacy is not just a part of the literacy curriculum; (2) a new chapter on new technologies such as websites, videos, and podcasts and their impact on critical literacy; and (3) a fresh focus interspersed throughout the book on multimedia literacy and using multimedia text sets. In addition, reflection questions at the end of each chapter can help you connect the ideas in this book with your experiences.


Teaching Children s Literature

Filename: teaching-children-s-literature.pdf
ISBN: 9780415508667
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 231
Author: Christine Leland
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Teaching Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB This groundbreaking text offers a fresh perspective on how to implement children's literature into and across the curriculum in ways that are both effective and purposeful. Honed over years of experience and reflection in classroom settings and rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy, it invites multiple ways of engaging with literature that extend beyond the genre and elements approach and also addresses potential problems or issues that teachers may confront. The book is structured around three 'mantras' that build on each other: Enjoy; Dig deeper; Take action. The practical strategies for taking a critical approach focus on issues that impact children's lives, building from students' personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. This book teems with pedagogical purpose. It is smart, principled, and useful. Its freshness and currency will resonate with readers and inspire their teaching. A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/leland) enriches and extends the text.


The Political Classroom

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ISBN: 9781317575030
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Number of pages: 268
Author: Diana E. Hess
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Political Classroom in PDF and EPUB Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy argue that teachers will make better professional judgments about these issues if they aim toward creating "political classrooms," which engage students in deliberations about questions that ask, "How should we live together?" Based on the findings from a large, mixed-method study about discussions of political issues within high school classrooms, The Political Classroom presents in-depth and engaging cases of teacher practice. Paying particular attention to how political polarization and social inequality affect classroom dynamics, Hess and McAvoy promote a coherent plan for providing students with a nonpartisan political education and for improving the quality of classroom deliberations.


The Critical Classroom

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ISBN: 1932085203
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 126
Author: Walda Katz-Fishman
Publisher:

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Academic Conversations

Filename: academic-conversations.pdf
ISBN: 9781571108845
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 234
Author: Jeff Zwiers
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Download and read online Academic Conversations in PDF and EPUB Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly academic conversations ... push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. [The] authors ... have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills are: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing and synthesizing. This books shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches.


Creating Caring Classrooms

Filename: creating-caring-classrooms.pdf
ISBN: 9781551382708
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 160
Author: Kathleen Gould Lundy
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

Download and read online Creating Caring Classrooms in PDF and EPUB This passionate book is committed to the building of respectful relationships among students, teachers, and the school community; it is about helping kids care more about their work and each other, and helping teachers care about their classroom. Through active, engaging, relevant, open-minded activities, students will be encouraged to explore events, ideas, themes, texts, stories, and relationships from different perspectives, and then represent those new understandings in innovative and creative ways.


Cultivating Curiosity in K 12 Classrooms

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ISBN: 9781416622000
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Number of pages: 176
Author: Wendy L. Ostroff
Publisher: ASCD

Download and read online Cultivating Curiosity in K 12 Classrooms in PDF and EPUB Curiosity comes from within—we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning. Award-winning educator Wendy L. Ostroff shows how to foster student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving. With techniques to try, scaffolding advice, and relevant research from neuroscience and psychology, this book will help teachers harness the powerful drive in all learners—the drive to know, understand, and experience the world in a meaningful way.


Teaching for Critical Thinking

Filename: teaching-for-critical-thinking.pdf
ISBN: 9781118146712
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Teaching for Critical Thinking in PDF and EPUB praise for previous books by stephen d. brookfield "Award-winning author Stephen Brookfield offers insight, inspiration, and down-to-earth advice to all teachers in settings as diverse as college, adult education, and secondary schools—on how to thrive on the unpredictability of classroom life."—Better Teaching "The author [relates] some of his own personal experiences as an educator in encouraging critical thinking. His insight and honesty in relating these experiences is valuable and interesting."—CBE Report "Brookfield's book will serve as an effective focus that can facilitate faculty in thinking critically about their work, their community, their relationships, not only individually but collaboratively."—Teaching Sociology "He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance." —Reference & Research Book News "The author is so darned good at finding and highlighting the key research." —Training "Brookfield illustrates practically his major scholarly interest in this readable, innovative, and perceptive book on college teaching."—Choice


Mindsets in the Classroom

Filename: mindsets-in-the-classroom.pdf
ISBN: 9781618211378
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online Mindsets in the Classroom in PDF and EPUB When students believe they can that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and "look-fors" for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.


Culture and Power in the Classroom

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ISBN: 9781317261742
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Number of pages: 288
Author: Antonia Darder
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Culture and Power in the Classroom in PDF and EPUB This is a timely second edition of the enormously significant book which changed how teachers and community activists view their own practice. This edition concludes with personal essays by teachers, professors, and community activists explaining the direct impact which Culture and Power in the Classroom has had on their lives. Unlike many texts that discuss educational failure, this book provides a historical context for understanding underachievement in our nation. Thoroughly revised to include the new thinking on diversity and learning, this edition includes a new chapter on assessment and the brain. This second edition will be welcomed by previous and new readers alike, and will help influence the approach of a new generation of teachers, whether they are based in schools, colleges or community centres.