Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners addresses the needs of elementary and secondary teachers in multilingual classrooms, including second-language learning across multiple academic subjects. Renowned authors María V. Balderrama and Lynne Díaz-Rico provide in a single volume the techniques necessary to prepare teachers and other professionals to teach speakers of other languages and cultural backgrounds. This timely text is designed to be a comprehensive source of teaching techniques and effective educational practices, particularly those that meet California's standardized Teacher Performance Assessment that prospective teachers must take. This book specifically addresses those standards by presenting explicit expectations that challenge teachers in multilingual, multiethnic classrooms. Subscribing to a teaching approach that respects and builds second-language skills upon a foundation of native-language proficiency, Teacher Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners contains the most up-to-date techniques currently available for promoting linguistic proficiency and features multiple effective teaching methods for the educator of English learners. The main tenet of the book is that successful English language learning results from a combination of rich, interesting content instruction and a fast-moving, engaging curriculum.
Author: María V. Balderrama,Lynne T. Díaz-Rico
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This accessible guide takes a critical approach towards content-based instruction methods, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to equip teachers with the necessary information to make an informed decision about best practices for an inclusive classroom. This book is an important resource for both general educators and ESL teachers working within an English learner inclusion environment.
A Teacher's Handbook for Content-Based Instruction
Author: Kate Mastruserio Reynolds
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This book provides educators with an accessible guide to best practices concerning content-based instruction (CBI) models and their use in English learner inclusive classrooms. The author effectively bridges the gap between theory and practice with a critical analysis of practical examples and diverse strategies for the inclusion of English learners into K-12 general education courses. The book also raises controversial questions regarding who is qualified to teach English learners and who is responsible for doing so, looking at the difficulties faced by both general educators and ESL teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. By providing a lens through which both ESL teachers and general educators are able to analyze, compare and contrast a range of widely-employed CBI methods, this book allows teachers to make informed decisions in their EL program development and work with English learners in K-12 schools.
A Teacher’s Handbook for Content-Based Instruction
Author: Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Perfect for K-12 English language learners classrooms, this professional resource demonstrates how academic language can and should be developed during science instruction. It provides rich strategies and ideas for academic language development in science for English language learners while demonstrating the 5E model of instruction-Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. Filled with great stories and vignettes, teachers will enjoy reading this book while learning how to develop students' language abilities in science and improve English language learners' content knowledge. This resource helps teachers understand further how to model, activate prior knowledge, question, and explicitly develop students' language abilities.
Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction
Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores,Dolores Beltran,Lilia Sarmiento
Publisher: Shell Education
This book uses an in-depth, phenomenological interview approach to explain the generational characteristics of today’s Chinese university youths and the critical dispositions they believe indispensable in acquiring English as an academic language in and outside school settings. By presenting the authentic voices of the recruited participants, the book clarifies how English for academic purposes (EAP), as an emerging global phenomenon and a research-informed practice, enables and empowers them for conscious self-transformation and critical awareness development through language study. The book also explores issues arising in the fields of general English language teaching as well as traditional and critical EAP, and discusses university English language learners’ learning needs and rights. The book further promotes a dynamic and transformative University EAP pedagogy of particularity, practicality, and possibility moving from the oppression of language education to its liberation, and the increasing critical consciousness among the present and future university youths in a time of great social changes.
A Phenomenological Interview Study
Author: Xiaofei Rao
This engaging collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy when they were young students, and in the era before bilingual education. These autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools—the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish. The authors offer teachers important lessons about the individual potential of their Latino students. These stories of tenacity and resilience offer hope for a new generation of bilingual learners who are too often forced to choose between English and their native language.
Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds
Author: María de la Luz Reyes
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: John Hattie
Category: Effective teaching
Unique Student Strengths and Needs Require Unique Teacher Evaluation Methods. Teacher evaluation should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. Evaluations of all teachers who work with diverse learners require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Backed by research and case studies, the authors detail: Four Principles for Inclusive Teacher Evaluation of diverse learners compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks Specialized “look-fors” evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of diverse learners Strategies for coaching teachers who need more support reaching diverse learners
Supporting Great Teaching
Author: Diane Staehr Fenner,Peter Kozik,Ayanna Cooper
Publisher: Corwin Press
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Englisch - Pädagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 1,5, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Inclusion, a highly charged issue in today's school policy debates. However, this topic is not only important concerning students having a migration background or disabilities, but also in terms of different learning styles and strategies a learner brings to class. The previous belief in a homogeneous learning group has to be reconsidered, due to the fact that each child has its own talents and abilities. An inclusive school does not mean that all students are treated equally. It is much more important to take the learners' distinctive features into account and to give students the opportunity to improve their skills by discovering their own learning style and strategies. Especially in terms of foreign language acquisition, it is crucial for teachers to know about the learners' different learning styles, so that they are able to offer them alternative ways of learning and therefore, adapting the learning process itself. To aim this goal, teachers have to be researchers and specialists in terms of learning styles as well as learning strategies. Firstly, this paper aims to give insights into two different views of the concept “learning styles”. Furthermore, two possibilities of raising consciousness about these styles will be shown. Due to the dependence between style preferences and strategy use the six different learning strategies are discussed in detail before some textbooks are analysed regarding their explicit use and awareness – raising of language learning strategies.
Author: Sabrina Habermann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Foreign Language Study
Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.
selbständiges Lernen im Alltag
Author: John Caldwell Holt
"[B]ecause of the thoroughness of the literature reviews and the comprehensive coverage of the chapter topics, [this book] should be required reading for any scholar working in related areas of personality or intelligence."--PsycCRITIQUES ìThis book is a masterly attempt to bring order and cohesion to a field that for many years has been riven with claims and counterclaims. The editors and authors are to be congratulated for addressing a very complex task so helpfully.î John Biggs, PhD Honorary Professor of Psychology University of Hong Kong ìIf you are interested in intellectual stylesópeopleís preferred ways of processing informationóthen this book belongs on your bookshelf.î Richard E. Mayer, PhD Professor of Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara ìFor more than half a century, the construct of styleówhether designated as cognitive, thinking or learningóhas been in or out of fashion in the history of psychology and education. The editors of the present Handbook have invigorated the style construct in the form of intellectual styles, and have brought together a distinguished international panel of chapter authors who offer up-to-date surveys of the assessment, development, correlates, and educational and organizational applications of intellectual styles. For those seeking to familiarize themselves with current theory and research in an intellectually exciting field, the present Handbook is essential.î Nathan Kogan, PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology New School for Social Research, New York, NY The concept of intellectual styles has had a controversial history based on diverse philosophical and theoretical foundations. Most recently, the idea of intellectual stylesóan umbrella term that covers such closely related constructs as ìcognitive styles,î ìlearning styles,î ìteaching styles,î and ìthinking stylesîóhas gained momentum as an explanation for why different people succeed in different professional and organizational settings. Previously, it was thought that high-achievers simply had more innate abilities than their less successful peers, but research has shown that individuals have different intellectual styles that are better suited for varying types of contexts and problems. Based on the most current and expansive research, this handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive review of research on the construct of intellectual style, from its foundations and development, to its relations to allied constructs, its roles in school and job performance, its applications in various populations, and its future.. This understanding of intellectual styles as a valid concept for both individuals and groups has far-reaching implications for researchers in cross-cultural psychology, multicultural education, organizational behavior and work performance, and many other academic disciplines, as well as practitioners in education and beyond. Key Features: Provides a comprehensive review of intellectual styles from multiple perspectives Written for students and scholars in diverse academic arenas, as well as practitioners in education and other fields Includes contributions from researchers from diverse disciplines, such as psychology, business, education, and health sciences
Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking
Author: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD,Dr. Li-Fang Zhang, PhD,Stephen Rayner, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book introduces teachers of EFL to intercultural language education by describing its history and theoretical principles, and by giving examples of classroom tasks.
Author: Prof. John Corbett
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.
The Promise and Challenge of Sharing Leadership
Author: Janet H. Chrispeels
K-12 Classroom Teaching: A Primer for New Professionals is a teaching guide written in clear, reader-friendly language. In the Primer, readers explore key aspects of classroom teaching including the context of teaching today, strategies for learning about students, planning and assessment, instruction and instructional strategies, classroom management, finding a personal educational stance and growing professionally. Each chapter is designed to cover the material thoroughly and concisely so that readers can make the best use of their time. This book encourages readers to reflect on their past experiences, to question their assumptions, to consider multiple sources of information, and to commit to enacting well-defined notions of good practice that address learners' diverse needs while honoring the dignity of the human experience. This brief, inexpensive volume is the answer for those who need a quick introduction to teaching in order to prepare for certification or alternative certification.
A Primer for New Professionals
Author: Andrea M. Guillaume
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Viele OECD-Länder stehen vor großen Schwierigkeiten, wenn es darum geht, die vielen in den nächsten fünf bis zehn Jahren ausscheidenden Lehrerinnen und Lehrer durch die Einstellung einer ausreichenden Zahl qualifizierter Nachwuchskräfte zu ersetzen ...
Wie gute Lehrer gewonnen, gefördert und gehalten werden können
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Examining key characteristics that make teachers extraordinary, this resource demonstrates how educators can motivate students and create positive classroom environments.
To Instruct and Inspire
Author: William Freeman,David Scheidecker
Publisher: Corwin Press
Basil Bernstein began to develop his theory of social structure and power relations during the 1950s and 1960s. Early in the 1960s he met M. A. K. Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan, who were developing the first formulations of what would become known as systemic functional (SF) linguistic theory. A far-reaching dialogue began. Bernstein recognized the significant role that language plays in the construction of social experience and social inequality. Halliday and Hasan were actively seeking a theory of language that would explain the nature of the social. In different ways, they acknowledged the powerful role of language in the social construction of experience. Their resulting enquiries brought both theories and scholars into dialogue. Contributors to this volume (including Hasan and Bernstein) continue this dialogue in a range of papers that draw on both SF linguistic theory (with special reference to genre) and Bernstein's sociological theory, particularly with reference to his later work on pedagogic device and pedagogic discourse. Several authors describe the influence of these theories on classroom practice, including English and mathematics, and literacy teaching in indigenous schools. Pedagogy and the Shaping of Consciousness is an important contribution to the explication of the two theories, the dialogue which they continue to provoke, and their contribution to the provision of more equal access to education.
Linguistic and Social Processes
Author: Frances Christie
Publisher: A&C Black