Open up a new world of learning and engage students with these powerful ideas! This book helps you empower teachers and students to regain control of their own teaching and learning journey. With this helpful guide, cultivate enthusiasm for learning by changing the power dynamic and putting the reins back into the hands of students. Administrators and teachers learn to: Cultivate the experts at your school Create an environment of trust and collaboration Give students and staff a voice Includes real-life stories from other connected educators! Transform the learning experience and create lasting change with this breakthrough volume of the Connected Educators Series!
Empower. Our. Schools. I rememberthe first timeI was calledto the principal's
officeas anadult. The sweaty palms, my mind racing with questions, my heartin
my throat. Questions about what I had done tospark a oneonone meeting taunted
Author: Pernille Ripp
Publisher: Corwin Press
EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6¿12 by Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein addresses, head on, the topic of values. Here, middle and high school teachers uncover ways students can make school a source of meaning. With their warm, engaging writing, Porosoff and Weinstein detail activities and strategies that encourage 21st century soft skills, including empathy, self-direction, and accountability. The book guides grades 6¿12 teachers as they help students identify how they want to conduct themselves, limit avoidance behaviors, and connect values, school experiences, and actions. When readers help students discover their values, they empower students to learn and take action in a values-consistent way; and when readers empower their students by doing what best works for them in the classroom, they empower themselves as well.
"Weinstein confront the topic of values head on.
Author: Lauren Porosoff
All children deserve the opportunity to practice freedom of thought, voice, and movement in school. Giving students the opportunity to practice freedom--to teach them how to be autonomous, responsible, cooperative and critically literate--should be done in communities and schools across the country, and this book shows how. The key ability of the human brain that cannot be digitized or mechanized is its ability to interpret—that is, to cope with the intentions of another, to understand what was said and what was meant. Humans have the ability to work together as a team toward a common goal (i.e. cooperate), to be altruistic and make sacrifices to help others, to build trust, and to feel empathy or sympathy—and robots do not. Developing and using these interpretive and cooperative skills is essential to having a nation of thoughtful citizens who are capable of seeing themselves as solutions to the problems and issues we face. Empowered Students: Educating Flexible Minds for a Flexible Future is a theory-to-practice story of how students at a segregated and failing New York City high school were released from years of oppressive schooling practices and learned how to practice freedom, told through the voices and the people who built it: the school leaders, teachers and students.
It had earned an “F” on the most recent citywide “School Progress Report,” and
violent student altercations were a regular ... Empowered Students is a story
based in the real world, and it is a story of how theory can be implemented as a ...
Author: Kerry Decker Rutishauser
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
"Thoughtful advice and practical guidance for educators interested helping all students develop the skills they need to engage in deeper, more autonomous learning and take positive action within the classroom, their community, and society at large"--
"Thoughtful advice and practical guidance for educators interested helping all students develop the skills they need to engage in deeper, more autonomous learning and take positive action within the classroom, their community, and society ...
Author: Debbie Zacarian
The Education Reform Act (1988) and recent legislation aim to raise levels of pupil achievement, in particular through the introduction of the National Curriculum and improved self-management by schools.For govemors, heads and teachers, bringing together these changes will require, as part of the new partnership, strategies for managing development and change to make the school more effective. School development plans are a means of realizing this goal.The distinctive feature of a development plan is that it brings together, in an overall plan, national and LEA policies and initiatives, the school's aims and values, its existing achievements and its needs for development. By co-ordinating aspects of planning which are otherwise separate, the school acquires a shared sense of direction and is able to control and manage the tasks of development and change.This book, based on the DES project, draws on the experience of LEAs and schools which have pioneered school development plans. Besides giving advice on constructing and implementing a school development plan, the authors provide a full and practical account of how planning and development need to be managed, and what this implies for the way the school is organized at present. They also describe how schools can be supported in this process, and how development planning fits into current movements for school improvement and effectiveness.
Student achievement is influenced by the way time is allocated by teachers and
used by students in classrooms . It follows that interventions which affect
instructional time are likely to affect achievement . But time alone is not the
measure of ...
Author: David H. Hargreaves
Publisher: A&C Black
Innovation is an essential skill 21st century learners must develop for future success. In Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World educators will learn how to use innovation in the classroom to foster students' thinking and doing. Author Suzie Boss weaves together real-life examples from schools, businesses, and social entrepreneurs to show educators that incorporating innovation in the classroom is not only possible but it's already being done across North America. Incorporating innovation in teaching and learning excites students' creativity and allows students to generate and execute ideas. Readers will see examples across grade levels and subject areas that demonstrate innovation through such diverse methods as engineering, creative arts, and simply tinkering with ideas. This book is organized in three sections. Part I explains why innovation is important and introduces common definitions and qualities of innovation. Part II examines how educators can borrow ideas from businesses, organizations, and individuals to incorporate innovation into the curriculum in world-changing ways. Spotlight Strategies for each chapter in Part II highlight the diverse ways innovation is already being used. Finally, Part III offers tips and strategies to help educators use networks to begin innovating in their own schools and classrooms. Specifically, in chapter 1, Bringing Innovation to School helps readers clarify their definition of innovation and understand why it's an essential 21st century skill. Chapter 2 details why educators must be innovators in order to help their students embrace innovation. Readers will consider their innovation profile examining whether they're action oriented, willing to take risks, utilizing their networks, and so on. Chapter 3 provides strategies to start introducing innovation in the classroom using authentic questions and effective teamwork. Chapters 4 and 5 explore the ideas of growing innovative ideas from within the school and integrating design thinking throughout the curriculum. In chapter 6, Boss explains why educators must make room in both the schedule and the physical space of the classroom to encourage innovation. Chapter 7 provides tips on how to take advantage of technology, specifically within the realm of engineering, at all grade levels. Chapter 8 helps educators incorporate gaming into problem-solving techniques. Chapters 9 and 10 provide steps for creating networks to share good ideas and taking action. The book ends with three appendices. Appendix A includes a list of additional online resources educators can tap to grow their innovation networks. Appendix B provides an innovation rubric for assessing specific innovation skills based on the Framework for 21st Century Skills by Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Appendix C presents a discussion guide offering reflective questions for each chapter.
In Bringing innovation to school: empowering students to thrive in a changing world educators will learn how to use innovation in the classroom to foster students' thinking and doing.
Author: Suzie Boss
Publisher: Solution Tree
This book presents a new theory of empowerment, exploring how senior leaders can navigate turbulence within governance systems to empower young societal innovators for equity, renewal, and peace.
Challenges and Opportunities School Principals Face in Empowering School
Communities to Empower Students to be Agents of Social Change It is clear that
communities in Northern Ireland could benefit from movements towards equity, ...
Author: Alison Taysum
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY This resource from the Taranto Law Association (
2018) highlights the legal environment of the school and how students can
understand their legal rights, and their responsibilities as part of the school
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples. Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards. Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide. Teachers will help their students: Self-assess their progress with accuracy Revise partial and whole drafts Kindle their innate writing abilities Cultivate a mindset for revision “This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year
As co-director of the Timothy Road Elementary School Writing Project with the
late Bruce McNair, he devel- oped frameworks for empowering students to learn
to write, write to learn and experience grammar instruction in the context of the ...
Author: Warren Combs
Examines the forces that keep educators and students from feeling fully empowered. Contains self-help and planning activities for teachers and administrators interested in transforming schools.
Empowered Educatorsl All of the notions I have discussed in this chapter seem,
to me, to supply a piece of the puzzle ... It is also interesting to see how this
definition can be translated to apply to students: Empowered students are
persons who ...
Author: Judith W. Irwin
Publisher: SUNY Press
To explore the books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators companion website.
Author: Peter M. DeWitt
Publisher: Corwin Connected Educators
Expand classroom experiences and spark student excitement with learning adventures powered by technology! Demonstrating how technology can improve school performance, this second edition of the bestseller shows how computer and Internet technologies enhance students’ critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills; level the learning field for disadvantaged students; and open doors for children who are disabled. Offering more than 50 Web sites, plus new resources, practical lesson ideas, sample activities, more information about online learning, and real-world examples, this timely revision examines: Information literacy Learning in a globally connected community Increased access to information Applications for digital cameras, fax machines, cell phones, and more
Some images that your students are using are not appropriate for the haiku form.”
The British teacher had been teaching haiku for many years in a very prestigious
high school, but the exchange of student work allowed her to deepen her own ...
Author: Alan November
Publisher: Corwin Press
This book shows you how to harness the energy and knowledge distributed among your school's stakeholders. It helps you identify opportunities for delegation and provides real life situations to illustrate the principles.
Communities contend that student performance is not adequate and that schools
are unresponsive to community needs. Teachers retort that they are not
empowered by administrators to improve student performance, and research
Author: Bettye Mac Phail- Wilcox
This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics. The book, comprising eighteen chapters, written by renowned researchers in mathematics education, provides readers with approaches and applicable classroom strategies to empower learners of mathematics. The chapters in the book can be classified into four sections. The four sections focus on how learners could be empowered in their learning, cognitive and affective processes, through mathematical content, purposefully designed mathematical tasks, whilst developing 21st century competencies. Contents: Empowering Mathematics Learners (Berinderjeet Kaur & Lee Ngan Hoe)Empowering Learning in an Algebra Class: The Case of Expansion and Factorisation (Chua Boon Liang)Facilitating Students' Mathematical Noticing (Tan Liang Soon & Hang Kim Hoo)Empowering Junior College Students through the Educational Use of Graphics Calculators (Barry Kissane)Understanding Future Teachers' Mathematical Knowing to Overcome Double Discontinuities (Hyungmi Cho & Oh Nam Kwon)Developing Student Voice in the Mathematics Classroom (Glenda Anthony & Roberta Hunter)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Effective Memory Strategies (Wong Khoon Yoong)Empower Primary School Pupils to Use Representations to Solve Process Problems (Yeo Kai Kow Joseph)Empowering Mathematics Learners with Metacognitive Strategies in Problem Solving (Loh Mei Yoke & Lee Ngan Hoe)Mathematical Problem Solving: An Approach to Empowering Students in the Mathematics Classroom (Toh Tin Lam)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Exploratory Tasks (Ariyadi Wijaya)Use of Open and Guided Investigative Tasks to Empower Mathematics Learners (Joseph B W Yeo)Using Representations to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Palanisamy K Veloo & Parmjit Singh)Empowering Teachers to Use Open-Ended Real-World Tasks in Primary Mathematics Classrooms (Ng Kit Ee Dawn)ACISK Framework — A Tool for Empowering Mathematics Learners to be Self-Directed (Wong Lai Fong & Berinderjeet Kaur)Empowering Students through Inquiry (Steve Thornton)Developing Self-Regulated Learners in the Primary Mathematics Classroom (Cheng Lu Pien & Teong Ying Xi Theodora)Empowering Students' Learning through Mathematical Modelling (Chun Ming Eric Chan, Rashidah Vapumarican, Kaiwen Vanessa Oh, Huanjia Tracey Liu & Yew Hwee Seah) Readership: Graduate students, researchers, practitioners and teachers in mathematics.
This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics.
Author: Kaur Berinderjeet
Publisher: World Scientific
Student Empowerment in Higher Education brings together the accumulated knowledge and experience of many accomplished teachers and students from higher education institutions around the world, and has much to offer those who are engaged in higher education, as students, teachers or support staff. The authors offer personal reflections in teaching, learning, mentoring, assessment, hands-on activities, course design and student identities in higher education across the globe, supported by academic research and scholarship. Readers are provided with a window into tried and tested empowering practices in varying contexts, enabling them to see what works and what does not, alongside the challenges and possibilities. A distinctive feature of this book, and its paramount strength, is that it explores best practices in student empowerment, whilst reflecting on matters of teaching and learning that are familiar to students and teachers alike, and also explores practices in a variety of disciplines. The intention of these volumes, therefore, is not only to inform readers about the diverse learning and teaching approaches of the authors, but, most importantly, to facilitate processes of student empowerment and promote reflection on teaching and learning practices. "In recent decades, higher education policy discourse has persistently implied that a university education is 'delivered' to students under the impersonal banner of 'the student experience'. Not only does this commodify the diverse, individual experiences of students into one marketable product, it also creates false barriers and power dynamics between students and their teachers. In Student Empowerment in Higher Education, the students and lecturers who collaborated to write this important volume have literally blown such misleading notions out of the window! I highly recommend each varied and autonomous chapter to learn what really inspires confidence and success in university students." Professor Sarah Hayes, Professor of Higher Education Policy, University of Wolverhampton "The two volumes of Student Empowerment in Higher Education offer the reader rich and varied examples and understandings of student empowerment from around the world. The authors provide reflective accounts of learning and teaching from diverse perspectives and disciplines, which focus on many different areas of practice in higher education. It is this variety that will appeal to many readers, as the source of ideas and inspiration for numerous possible routes to empowerment. With many chapters co-authored by students and staff, the book models the collective responsibility students and staff have for enhancing student empowerment." Dr. Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, University of Edinburgh; Fulbright Scholar, Elon University, North Carolina, USA; Visiting Fellow (Knowledge Exchange), University of Winchester
Over these two years Tommy, Kudzai and Kirsty worked in partnership on a
number of programme enhancements and school initiatives, all with the goal of
improving the student experience and empowering students through the
Author: Anjoom A. Mukadam
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Next-level teachers are anything but average. They're willing to use any and every strategy to reach students, increase motivation, and improve student outcomes. A next-level teacher never settles for the status quo. Instead, they ignite students' passion for learning, and that enthusiasm spreads through the whole school. What's more, next-level teachers can create school environments so exciting and electric that not only the students but even other teachers and administrators are inspired to greatness. Whether he's creating unique content-retention strategies, collaborating with streetwear brands, or bringing out-of-the-box guest speakers into the classroom, award-winning teacher Jonathan Alsheimer never says no to an opportunity to incorporate innovative tools in his teaching. With unstoppable enthusiasm, in Next-Level Teaching Alsheimer demonstrates how educators can: generate productive excitement in students using nonacademic strategies; transform student enthusiasm into engagement; create powerful relationships with students and colleagues; seek out every chance to be a positive, motivating influence; and become valued assets not only in the classroom but throughout the school. With dedication, creativity, and a vision of what's possible, any educator can be that teacher for their students. Are you ready to level up?
With unstoppable enthusiasm, in Next-Level Teaching Alsheimer demonstrates how educators can: generate productive excitement in students using nonacademic strategies; transform student enthusiasm into engagement; create powerful ...
Author: Jonathan Alsheimer
Designed to show teachers how to develop a questioning culture in the classroom, a step-by-step approach offers more than eighty proven classroom activities that will take students beyond memorization and rote learning into the world of critical thinking.
Designed to show teachers how to develop a questioning culture in the classroom, a step-by-step approach offers more than eighty proven classroom activities that will take students beyond memorization and rote learning into the world of ...
Author: Carol Koechlin
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
In Empower, A.J. Juliani and John Spencer provide teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school. Empower will provide ways to overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities for our learners.
In Empower, A.J. Juliani and John Spencer provide teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in ...
Author: John Spencer
Publisher: Impress, LP
Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, author Pernille Ripp challenges both novice and seasoned teachers to create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Based on the author’s personal experience of transforming her approach to teaching, this book outlines how to: • Build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation. • Be attentive to your students’ needs and share ownership of the classroom with them. • Break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behaviour. • Use innovative and creative lesson plans to get your students to become more engaged and intellectually-invested learners, while still meeting your state standards. • Limit homework and abandon traditional grading so that your students can make the most of their learning experiences without unnecessary stress. • And much more! New to the second edition, you’ll find practical tools, such as teacher and student reflection sheets, parent questionnaires, and parent conference tools--available in the book and as eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138916920)—to help you build your own classroom of passionate learners.
Based on the author’s personal experience of transforming her approach to teaching, this book outlines how to: • Build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation. • Be attentive to your ...
Author: Pernille Ripp
Confront the emerging assessment crisis in American education Rick Stiggins details profound changes in the mission of our schools that requires a bold new vision of excellence in assessment. He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure it. This book: Analyzes the motivational psychology of being evaluated in the classroom from the student’s perspective Offers strategies for engaging students in self-assessment in ways that maximize their engagement and confidences as they learn Details the long-missing conditions of classroom assessment literacy that must be in place in local schools
He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure it—to support student growth, not merely hold schools accountable for it ...
Author: Rick Stiggins
Publisher: Corwin Press