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Author Ryan, Mark, 1947-

Title Ask the teacher : a practitioner's guide to teaching and learning in the diverse classroom / Mark Ryan.

Published Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [2003]
©2003

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  371.102 RYAN {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Unit 1 Corner Stones 1 -- Competent and Caring Teacher 2 -- America's Schools Need an Educational Philosophy for a Democratic Society 3 -- What Early Schools Taught 4 -- How Public Education Began 5 -- How Teachers Stay Good 6 -- Best Way to Teach a Class 7 -- Find a Nurturing Teacher 7 -- Mentors Help Students Succeed at High School 8 -- Why Are Some Teachers Better Than Others Are? 9 -- Is Your Child's Classroom Conducive to Learning? 10 -- Professional Development: Who Teachers the Teachers? 11 -- Mesh of Theory and Practice in Professional Education 12 -- Programs for At-Risk Kids Do Pay Off 13 -- Quality of Charter Schools Depends on Many Factors 14 -- Are High Schools Getting Tougher? 15 -- Small-Scale Schools Offer a Consistently Better Education 16 -- School Size Is Crucial to a Child's Success 17 -- Small Classes Yield Big Results 18 -- Why Do Some Schools Just Work Well? 19 -- Changing Public Schools to Serve All Students 20 -- Girls Still Getting the Short End of the Educational Stick 21 -- Gender in Children's Literature: Cinderella or Cinderfella? 22 -- Students Will Rise to the Challenge 23 -- Being "Politically Correct" in School 24 -- How Schools Can Get More "Bang for Their Buck" 25 -- Students Should Rate Their Professors 26 -- Four Requisites to Academic Accomplishment 26 -- Struggling Students Aren't Bad Students 27 -- Not All Students Work at the Same Pace 28 -- What Are Critical Thinking Skills? 29 -- Solving the Dropout Problem 30 -- Four Steps to Enhance Academic Achievement 31 -- Effort Is the Key to Success in School 33 -- A Poor Educational Choice: Grade Retention 34 -- Social Promotion or Being Held Back--Are These the Only Choices? 35 -- Nutrition Affects Intellectual Performance 36 -- Future of Education Needn't Be Bleak 37 -- Unit 2 Culture to Culture 41 -- Schools Should Celebrate Ethnic Diversity 42 -- Ebonics Enters the Language Debate 43 -- Two-Way System Solves Bilingual Problem 44 -- Two-Way Bilingual Education Benefits All 45 -- Roots of Intolerance 47 -- Parents and Teachers Can Help All Students Succeed 48 -- Multicultural Education Is the Right Way to Go 50 -- Inclusive Schools See Diversity As a Strength 51 -- Some Kids Develop Skills Faster Than Others 52 -- School's Vision Begins with Educational Platform 53 -- Teaching the Bilingual Student 54 -- Multilingual Heritage 55 -- United States: An English-Speaking Nation or a Multilingual Nation? 56 -- What Has to Happen for Standards to Work 57 -- What U.S. Schools Could Learn from Japan 59 -- How Can All Students Experience Success? 60 -- Fostering the Bilingual Child 61 -- Nurturing the Bilingual Child 62 -- Attracting Minority Students to Science and Math 63 -- Mathematics for the English as a Second Language Student 64 -- Unit 3 Why and How of Classroom Psychology 69 -- There's More Than One Way to Be Smart 70 -- Bell Curve Isn't the Best Learning Indicator 71 -- Teachers Don't "Give" Grades 72 -- Does the Size of Your Brain Matter? 73 -- Brain Growth: A Second Bite of the Apple 75 -- Don't Abandon the Academic Ship 76 -- Mixed-Age Grouping Works 77 -- What Is Self-Esteem? 77 -- Help Your Child Beat Fear of School 78 -- College Athletes Don't Always Have It So Easy 79 -- Self-Esteem Is Everything 80 -- Kids Will Behave with Proper Motivation 81 -- Student Motivation 82 -- Understanding a Misunderstood Notion--Student Motivation 83 -- How to Set Up an Environment That Fosters Motivated Students 84 -- An Answer for Unsuccessful Learners--Cognitive Retraining 84 -- Learning Requires a Dual Investment: Time and Effort 85 -- Best Efforts Are More Important Than Being Exceptional 86 -- Teacher Expectations Are a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 87 -- Prosocial Behavior: A Product of Positive Expectations 88 -- Sidelined Athletes Grumble about Grades 89 -- Grouping by IQ 90 -- Fear of Making Mistakes 90 -- Educational Research and Common Knowledge 91 -- Unit 4 Discipline: Rules of the Road 95 -- Classroom Discipline That Really Works 96 -- Disadvantages of Punishment in the Classroom 97 -- Punishments and Rewards: One and the Same? 98 -- Classroom Discipline 99 -- What Constitutes Appropriate Discipline? 100 -- Effective Classroom Discipline 102 -- Homework Helper 103 -- How to Cope with At-Risk Students 103 -- Negative Thoughts Lead to Poor Self-Image 104 -- Behavioral Standards in the Classroom 106 -- Tackling School Violence 106 -- Which Works Better--Punishment or Reward? 107 -- When a Teacher Should Call a Student's Home 108 -- There's Lots of Hope for Your Shy Child 109 -- How to Solve the "Bully" Problem 110 -- Is Spanking Ever a Good Idea? 111 -- Mutual Respect Is Key to Preventing Violence 112 -- Gang Problem and a Solution 113 -- Changing Student Behavior 114 -- Dealing with Truancy 115 -- What Is Sexual Harassment? 116 -- How to Deal with Verbal Abuse in the Classroom 117 -- Sarcasm Has No Place in School 118 -- Teaching Children How to Behave 118 -- Habitual Tardiness Is a Symptom, Not the Problem 119 -- One-Size-Fits-All Dress Code Can Seem Like a Straightjacket 120 -- Unit 5 Testing: Getting It Right 123 -- Performance Assessment 124 -- Best Tests 124 -- What to Do on the Day of an Exam 125 -- What Are Standardized Tests? 126 -- How to Prepare for Standardized Tests 127 -- Preparing for Short-Answer and Essay Tests 128 -- What Is Test Bias? 129 -- How to Test Children in Lower Grades 130 -- IQ Tests Are Only One Tool in Measuring Intelligence 131 -- Tests Should Measure Development, Not Limit a Student's Opportunities 132 -- A Formula for Success on Quizzes, Tests, and Exams 133 -- How to Prepare Your Child for a Test 134 -- Unit 6 Curriculum: What to Teach 137 -- Slow Learners Deserve Full Curriculum 138 -- An Answer to the Diversity Gap in High Schools 139 -- Where in the World Is Geography? 140 -- What about Science? 141 -- Evolution Theory Has Roots in Science 141 -- Why Is Spelling So Hard? 142 -- Finding Out about the World around You 143 -- What's the Point of Reading Shakespeare? 143 -- Arts Are Undervalued 144 -- What's Going On with Art Programs? 145 -- Does Pronunciation Matter? 146 -- Are Physical Education Programs Worth the Time, Effort, and Money? 147 -- Why Is Physical Education Taught in Secondary School? 147 -- Oral History Project 148 -- Students Learn a Lot on Field Trips 149 -- Television Has a Place in the Classroom 150 -- Economics Is a Vital Element of Citizenship Education 151 -- Language of Mathematics 152 -- What Is a Portfolio? 153 -- Evolution of Literacy 154 -- Unit 7 Methodology: How to Teach 157 -- Collaboration Is a Formula for Better Education 158 -- Working in Groups Can Yield Positive Results 160 -- Cooperative Learning Leads to Results 161 -- Essay Menu 162 -- A High School Design Flaw: Six Classes a Day, Five Days a Week 164 -- Replacing the Six-Period School Day 165 -- A Game Plan to Enhance Student Achievement 167 -- What Is Andragogy? 168 -- Experiences Affect How and What We Learn 169 -- Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom 170 -- Children Learn Best from Self-Initiated Activities 171 -- Students Balk at Assignments 172 -- Getting Homework Done on Time 172 -- Mixed-Age Activities 173 -- How to Get Students to Turn In Their Homework 174 -- Self-Directed Student 174 -- Teachers Should Distribute Lecture Notes 175 -- Real World Thinking and Problem Solving 175 -- Collaborative Skills: Teamwork That Lasts a Lifetime 177 -- Halting Grade Inflation 178 -- How to Teach Conventional Math Classes in a Short Period of Time 179 -- Using Portfolios to Assess Math Progress 181 -- Teaching Mathematics to Children 182 -- Types of Math Portfolio Assessment 183 -- Unit 8 Learning to Read, Reading to Learn 187 -- Encourage Young Readers by Reading Aloud 188 -- Language Skills Are Key to Intellectual Development 189 -- Taking Steps toward Writing Good Essays 190 -- Revision Is an Important Part of an Assignment 191 -- Learn to Read, Then Read to Learn 192 -- Integrated Approach to Language Arts Pays Off 193 -- Newspapers in Class Encourage Reading 195 -- Like, How Come Kids, You Know, Can't Communicate? 196 -- First Lesson in Reading Can Be an
Experience 197 -- Helping Beginning Readers 198 -- Reading Starts with Identifying Sounds 198 -- Finding That Inner Voice to Make Reading Enjoyable 199 -- Help Your Child Love to Read 200 -- Mix of Teaching Strategies Is Key to Reading Success 201 -- Ways "Poor Students" Can Learn to Read 202 -- Learn Grammar without Drills 203 -- Five Ways to Become an Exemplary Listener 204 -- Q&A Sessions Need the Right Kind of Questions 205 -- Understanding the Textbook 206 --
How to Encourage Reading 207 -- Use This Trick to Get Your Child to Read 207 -- Helping Your Children Read at Home 208 -- Questions to Ask about School Reading Programs 209 -- Early Reading Builds a Lifetime Habit 209 -- Story Time Helps Kids Learn to Read 210 -- Reading and Writing Work Hand in Hand 211 -- Unit 9 Inclusion and Service: Yes, That Means Everyone 215 -- Decisions That Concern Students with Disabilities 216 -- Ways to Test Students with Disabilities 217 -- Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability? 218 -- Teaching Special Education Students in the Regular Classroom--A Team Approach 219 -- Setting Up Learning Environments for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder 220 -- Will All Non-Gifted Students Please Raise Their Hands? 221 -- An Inclusive Educational Strategy: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English 222 -- Having Friends at School 223 -- Dealing with Dyslexia 223 -- Dealing with ADD 224 -- What Is Service Learning? 225 -- Linking Students in the Classroom with Their Communities through Service Learning 226 -- Nurturing Children of Mixed Heritage 227 -- Extending the School Day 229 -- Most Popular Class Is the One Least Taught 230 -- Oral History Project a Winner from First Question to Final Presentation 231 -- Let's Get Down to Cases 232 -- 3 ..., 2 ..., 1 ..., Action! 233 -- Unit 10 Tools of the Trade 237 -- It's Important to Travel the Information Highway 238 -- Computers' Impact on Education 239 -- Why Every Student Isn't on the Information Highway 239 -- Computers in the Classroom 241 -- Why Computers Are Important 241 -- Getting Started on Computers 242 -- How to Distribute Computers on Campus 243 -- Are Computers Worth the Expense? 243 -- Technology in Today's Schools 245 -- Computer Age Changes Librarians' Roles 246 -- Learning on the Internet 247 -- Best Kind of School Technology Plans 248 -- Technology Offers a Big Plus to the Instructional Process 249 -- Potential of Distance Education 250 -- Is E-Mail Changing Scholarly Dialogue? 251 -- Online Classes Change the Concepts of Time and Space 252 -- How to Teach an Online Course 253 -- What Makes a Quality Educational Website Experience? 254 -- Quality Online Learning 255 -- Testing by E-mail 256 -- Andragogy Meets Online Education 257 -- Online Collaborative Learning 258 -- Collaborative Online Education 259 -- Online Access to Higher Education 260 -- Unit 11 Parents and the School 265 -- Parents and Teacher Must Work Together 266 -- Your Child's Success Is a Joint Mission 267 -- Eliminating Drug Abuse Requires Team Approach 268 -- After-School Programs to Entertain Kids 269 -- How to Turn Students into Good Citizens 270 -- Communicating with Parents 271 -- How to Get Involved in School Reform 271 -- Jump to Junior High or Middle School 273 -- Middle School Selection Is of Crucial Importance 273 -- Is PBS a National Treasure? 274 -- Reform Movements 275 -- How to Choose the Best Preschool 276 -- Preparing a Child for Kindergarten 277 -- Preschool Checklist 277 -- Appropriate Teacher Conferences 278 -- Appropriate Questions at an Open House 279 -- Unhappy with Your Teacher? 280 -- What to Expect from a Student Teacher 281 -- Classroom Visit May Help Concerned Parents 281 -- How Parents Should Deal with Teachers 283 -- Father's Involvement Is Very Significant 283 -- Powerful Effect of a Father's Involvement on His Children's Education 284 -- Changing Schools Requires a Community Effort 285 -- Summer School Approach to Learning 286 -- School-to-Work Transition 286 -- Employability Skills 287 -- Six Steps to Better Grades 288 -- Unit 12 Education: A Family Affair 291 -- Parents Are Their Child's Most Important Teachers 292 -- How to Help Your Child with Homework 293 -- Your Child's Self-Esteem 294 -- Helping Your Children with Homework 294 -- Parents Are Right to Limit TV 295 -- TV or Not TV, That Is the Question 296 -- Start Teaching Your Child about Nature Now 296 -- What about Homeschooling? 298 -- Helping the Unsuccessful Student 299 -- How to Help Your Child Overcome Social Inhibitions 300 -- Parents' Role in the Education of Their Children 300 -- New Learning Tools for Your Children 301 -- How Parents Can Help with Homework 302 -- Parent Involvement That Pays Off 303 -- Review Your Child's Work to Improve Performance 304 -- Families Involved in Classroom Learning Experiences 305 -- Specific Kinds of Family Involvement Really Work 306 -- Parents' Role in Science and Math Education 307 -- How to Tell Kids About the World of Work 308.
Subject Teaching.
Multicultural education.
ISBN 0205370764