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.


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.


Developing Critical Thinking

Filename: developing-critical-thinking.pdf
ISBN: 9781475818949
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Number of pages: 190
Author: Fernando Naiditch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Developing Critical Thinking in PDF and EPUB Critical thinking requires a deep understanding of the topic at hand and the ability to look at content from diverse, and often unfamiliar, perspectives. Critical thinkers engage with material in innovative and creative ways to analyze, synthesize and assess it in order to reach their own informed conclusions. Critical Thinking: From Theory to Classroom Practice invites readers to revisit their pedagogy to promote this type of inquiry. Scholars and practitioners from several content areas introduce several examples of instructional strategies, classroom practices, and projects at multiple grade levels. Their experiences come together to highlight practical ways to foster students’ critical thinking skills and encourage them to engage in learning in new ways.


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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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.


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.


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.


How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

Filename: how-to-create-a-culture-of-achievement-in-your-school-and-classroom.pdf
ISBN: 9781416614081
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 223
Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD

Download and read online How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom in PDF and EPUB What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.


Teaching for Critical Thinking

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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


International Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca

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ISBN: 9781137398093
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Number of pages: 212
Author: Hugo Bowles
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online International Perspectives on English as a Lingua Franca in PDF and EPUB This collection brings new insight into the relationship between English as a lingua franca and language teaching. It explores how the pedagogy of intelligibility, culture and language awareness, as well as materials analysis and classroom management, can be viewed from an ELF perspective in school and university contexts.


Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book 2014 release

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ISBN: 9780133924510
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Number of pages: 432
Author: Adobe Creative Team
Publisher: Adobe Press

Download and read online Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book 2014 release in PDF and EPUB The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Dreamweaver CC (2014 release) Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book contains 19 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. In addition to learning the key elements of the Adobe Dreamweaver interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers top features including features unique to Dreamweaver CC, such as support for HTML5 and CSS3 structures, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices; video and animation; and the latest semantic web design. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training


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.