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📒Culturally Responsive Teaching And The Brain ✍ Zaretta Hammond
📝Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain Book Synopsis : A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection
📒50 Literacy Strategies For Culturally Responsive Teaching K 8 ✍ Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt
📝50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching K 8 Book Synopsis : Provides strategies for making instruction more culturally inclusive for learners at all levels, addressing the needs created by individual, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity.
📒Multicultural Special Education ✍ Festus E. Obiakor
📝Multicultural Special Education Book Synopsis : Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students' potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies and chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.
📒Biography Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching Second Edition ✍ Socorro G. Herrera
📝Biography Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching Second Edition Book Synopsis : Culturally responsive pedagogy, literacy, and English learner education expert Socorro Herrera has updated this bestseller to clarify, focus, and redefine concepts for the continued professional development of educators serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Teaching strategies and tools have been updated to reflect important new brain research and to keep pace with our nations ever-changing demographics and constant shift in expectations for K12 students. Herrera has also revised the structure and format of the book to help educators find information quickly while working in highly complex and demanding environments. New for the Second Edition: Teaching strategies and tools based on the most current knowledge in the field. Authentic classroom artifacts that have been collected from teachers across the country. Glossary of key terms providing an auxiliary resource for current readers and for future applications of content in professional practice. Reorganized features with new icons providing a more user-friendly text for practitioner and classroom use. Updated excerpts from grade-level classroom teachers clarifying practice with CLD students and families. Additional planning and instructional aids available for free at www.tcpress.com. Grounded in the latest theory and with more user-friendly features, the Second Edition of Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching will help educators to reflect on their assumptions and perspectives, integrate best practices, and accelerate CLD students academic learning. Socorro Herrera does a masterful job of mediating multicultural education theory and practice, specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse students, in Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching. From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington, Seattle
📒Bright Ribbons Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into The Elementary Classroom ✍ Lotus Linton Howard
📝Bright Ribbons Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into the Elementary Classroom Book Synopsis : Weave culturally responsive teaching into every lesson and activity With an array of practical tips, model lessons, and resources, this book will inspire you to weave a holistic tapestry of teaching and learning that lets every child shine. You’ll learn: How to use culturally responsive teaching (CRT) not as an add-on, but as a philosophy that infuses every aspect of the school day Simple strategies for weaving the seven principles of CRT into all lessons and activities, including morning greetings, transition times, and group work How to be more self-reflective to better appreciate and unlock students’ unique gifts
📒The Perfect Norm ✍ Sandra Vavra
📝The Perfect Norm Book Synopsis : Our goal in writing this book was to validate teachers for strong efforts in their life’s work. We often observe teachers’ frustrations with what they perceive to be a multitude of different “hot topics” in education that they must attend to now, but which they expect to come and go, like the last “hot topics.” So, we wanted to help readers see similarities between many of these “hot topics”—differentiation, multiple intelligences, culturally responsive teaching, “brainfriendly” strategies, authentic assessment, and ethical classroom management—which we feel are not “flashes in the pan.” And we trust that serious practitioners will not oversimplify the findings of neuroscientists and their application to education. Reading studies and books by scientists, a number of which are userfriendly, can help ensure that teachers separate the hype from credible information. We have seen this professionally judicious approach in the work of graduate students (Kolinski, 2007) in adopting “brainfriendly” strategies. We have intentionally packed both theoretical/researchbased and practical information in this book because professional educators want to know why they should use certain approaches, models, and strategies. In turn, as professionals, we should be able to explain why we teach the way we do–not to justify, but to educate others about our knowledgebased, reflective, decisionmaking processes and the impact on student learning. Thus, it is important to read Chapter 1 because it lays a foundation. Each succeeding chapter (2–6) has unique and compelling twists and turns—chock full of ideas to use or to adapt. It is possible to gain lots of ideas, processes, and strategies from reading and implementing (or adapting) even one of the unit chapters, or a part of it. While some of the units are explicitly about literacy, others focus on content using reading, writing, speaking, and listening as critical in the learning process. Thus, literacy skills are reinforced and strengthened. Additionally, some of our colleagues and public school partners have given us feedback that they wanted to implement some of the units and activities themselves. So, feel free to use this book for selfexploration and professional development.
📒Overcoming Language Barriers ✍ Amanda J. Jones Ed D.
📝Overcoming Language Barriers Book Synopsis : Black English dialect has long been rooted in the socio-historical experience of many African Americans. When discussing the most appropriate means of promoting the success of those who speak Black English, educators essentially focus on African American learners because the dialect is most commonly associated with this ethnic group. While some may emphasize the importance of recognizing and respecting dialect differences, others place emphasis on the stigma often associated with Black English usage in mainstream society. Regardless of how one characterizes Black English, it is a dialect on which many African American students rely during their daily interactions with mainstream speakers in society. Overcoming Language Barriers lays the foundation for readers who are genuinely concerned about understanding fundamental Black English concepts and promoting the success of those who speak the dialect. In this practical resource book, Dr. Jones "thinks outside the box" by including pertinent topics such as brain-based learning in addition to focusing on dialect differences. She shares insightful data from her English language arts research study as well as practical strategies to be utilized in mainstream classrooms. The study highlights examples of Black English features and feedback from English language arts teachers across the United States regarding their perceptions of Black English usage in their classrooms. This publication is ideal for both beginning and veteran educators and researchers seeking to effect meaningful change for linguistically different students.
📒The Listening Leader ✍ Shane Safir
📝The Listening Leader Book Synopsis : LISTENING . . . THE KEY TO BECOMING A TRANSFORMATIVE SCHOOL LEADER The Listening Leader is a practical guide that will inspire school, district, and teacher leaders to make substantive change and increase equitable student outcomes. Rooted in the values of equity, relationships, and listening, this luminous book helps reimagine what is possible in education today. Drawing from more than twenty years of experience in public schools, Shane Safir incorporates hands-on strategies and powerful stories to show us how to leverage one of the most vital tools of leadership: listening. As a Listening Leader you'll feel more confident in these core competencies: Cultivating relationships with stakeholders Addressing equity challenges in your organization Gathering student, staff, and parent perspectives as rich data on improvement Fostering a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation The Listening Leader offers a much-needed leadership model to transform every facet of school life, and most importantly, to shape our schools into equitable places of learning. As Michael Fullan writes in the Foreword, "Read it, act on it, and reap the benefits for all." "This book is a 'must have' for any leader trying to move the needle on equity. Drawing from her lived experience as a principal and leadership coach, Safir offers stories that give insight and practical strategies that get results. It's one you'll keep coming back to." —Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain " The Listening Leader immediately changed the way I interact with students, teachers, families and community members." —Tamara Friedman, assistant principal, Berkeley High School "Shane Safir has written a brilliant book. As engaging as it is informative and as revelatory as it is relevant. It is a must-read for school leaders and those who aspire to lead." —Chris Emdin, associate professor of science education, Teachers College, Columbia University; author of For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya'll too
📒Responsive Design ✍ Patti Kelly Ralabate
📝Responsive Design Book Synopsis : The cultural and linguistic diversity of students is on the rise, and educators want to know the most effective ways to teach English language learners (ELLs). Two research-based frameworks--Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which addresses the innate brain-based differences of learners, and Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a pedagogy that responds to learners' cultural differences--can help. In this important new book, UDL experts and bestselling authors Patricia Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson offer a unique lesson planning process that blends UDL and CRT so that educators can proactively meet the learning needs of ELLs.
📒Teaching The Male Brain ✍ Abigail Norfleet James
📝Teaching the Male Brain Book Synopsis : Differentiate your teaching style to address learning differences between girls and boys in the classroom! The author provides qualitative and quantitative research to show why boys learn differently and demonstrates how you can differentiate teaching strategies to help boys succeed. This easy-to-use handbook shows you how to: Recognize sociological and neurobiological foundations of cognitive gender differences Look critically at curricula and teaching practices, evaluate how well they work with boys, and uncover areas where changes can be made Develop educational approaches, based on research and classroom practice, that are responsive to the learning differences of both boys and girls