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Teach Me! by Murray B. Levin"Written with warmth, humor, and extraordinary insight, Teach Me! is a book that will change the way teachers think." --Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time and Wait Till Next Year "Murray Levin starts with a brilliant idea-to probe the political and social thought of African-American and Latino teenagers who are not supposed to have such thoughts-and fulfills it. The result is totally compelling, an education for the reader. Teach Me! is an original." --Howard Zinn, Author of A People's History of the United States Teach Me! is an account of a seasoned educator's experience in an urban high school. A book that confronts "social decay, . . . the malignancy of our time," Teach Me! also describes a remarkable collaboration between a teacher and his students, who came to recognize together that the world needs to change.
Call Number: LC5131 .L44 1998
Adolescent Education by Joseph L. DeVitis; Linda Irwin-DeVitisWritten by a prominent array of scholars and practitioners, this book elucidates the complexities, contradictions, and confusion surrounding adolescence in American culture and education. For too long, harmful public myths and lies have portrayed teenagers as a principal cause of our nation's social ills. Similar unfair charges have been lodged against America's teachers and schools throughout our history. This book offers public counterpoints to those simplistic blaming-the-victim arguments. Instead, it traverses a more nuanced and realistic path toward uncovering the developmental, socio-cultural realities faced by today's teenagers. It also provides rich pedagogical strategies, and educational wisdom for allowing adolescents to grow as worthy human beings. This important and timely book will appeal to preservice teachers, teacher educators, education and social service professionals, policymakers, and all those interested in bettering the lives of adolescents in this uncertain world.
Call Number: LC5131 .A36 2010
If You Teach It, They Will Read by John V. MacLeanTo teach literature is to discuss the eternal questions that human beings have juggled in all ages and in all places. This book helps to present those discussions in terms that resonate with today's students.
Call Number: LB1528.M283 2010
Teaching Thinking Skills Across Middle Years by Belle Wallace (Editor); Richard Bentley (Editor)This book presents a practical framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving with children across Key Stages 2 and 3. Using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, teachers are presented with classroom techniques and activities, which systematically develop these skills. While accommodating the needs of all learners, the book caters for the need to differentiate learning activities to extend the more able learners. Included are suggested activities for developing thinking and problem-solving skills relating to the National Numeracy Curriculum, the National Literacy Strategy and the National Science Curriculum. The book also includes activities to support the development of thinking and problem-solving skills in information communication technology (ICT), models of successful practice, and photocopiable activities. The skills and strategies suggested all derive from real classrooms and teachers and as such are practical and useful. There is clear guidance on adopting certain teaching techniques, lesson planning and organization. This book will be useful for teachers and headteachers working at Key Stages 2 and 3, all SENCOs and Advisory Teachers.