Title Listening PDF eBook
Author Katherine Schultz
Publisher Teachers College Press
Pages 197
Release 2003
Genre Education
ISBN 0807776203

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How can new and experienced teachers rethink their teaching and learn to embrace and grow from the diversity they encounter among their students? Rather than preparing teachers to follow prescriptions or blueprints, Katherine Schultz suggests that they be given the tools and the opportunity to attend and respond to the students they teach. In this book, she offers a conceptual framework for “deep listening,” illustrating how successful teachers listen for the particularities of each student, listen for the rhythm and balance of the whole class, listen for the broader contexts of their students’ lives, and listen for silence and acts of silencing. Listening in this manner brings together knowledge of individual students, an understanding of a student’s place within the classroom and community, and mastery of subject matter and pedagogy. Featuring the perspectives of students and teachers, this volume proposes new ways of thinking about teaching across all grade levels and subject areas, addressing many of the challenges posed by the current climate of high-stakes testing and standardization. “Teaching requires careful listening. . . . If you want to learn to listen in order to teach really well, and to find your teaching interesting from one year to the next, pay close attention to how these teachers do their daily work.” —From the Foreword by Frederick Erickson “This is a beautifully crafted, wise, humane book that counters the rush to standards and test-taking. In place of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy that constricts learning, Schultz advocates convincingly for a nuanced approach based on ‘listening.’ This is a book every educator from kindergarten through graduate school should read.” —Michael B. Katz, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Rethinking Classroom Participation

Rethinking Classroom Participation
Title Rethinking Classroom Participation PDF eBook
Author Katherine Schultz
Publisher Teachers College Press
Pages 193
Release 2009-10-30
Genre Education
ISBN 0807750174

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Katherine Schultz examines the complex role student silence can play in teaching and learning. Urging teachers to listen to student silence in new ways, this book offers real-life examples and proven strategies for "rethinking classroom participation" to include all students--those eager to raise their hands to speak and those who may pause or answer in different ways. --from publisher description.

Listening for Democracy

Listening for Democracy
Title Listening for Democracy PDF eBook
Author Andrew Dobson
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 225
Release 2014
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 0199682445

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This book examines the reasons why so little attention has been paid to the listening aspect of democratic conversation, explores the role that listening might play in democracy, and outlines some institutional changes that could be made to make listening more central to democratic processes.

Listening to Teach

Listening to Teach
Title Listening to Teach PDF eBook
Author Leonard J. Waks
Publisher SUNY Press
Pages 212
Release 2015-10-14
Genre Education
ISBN 1438458312

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First book to offer a survey of pedagogical listening in conventional and alternative methodologies. What happens when teachers step back from didactic talk and begin to listen to their students? After decades of neglect, we are currently witnessing a surge of interest in this question. Listening to Teach features the leading voices in the recent discussion of listening in education. These contributors focus close attention on the key role of teachers as they move away from didactic talk and begin to devise innovative pedagogical strategies that encourage active listening by teachers and also cultivate active listening skills in learners. Twelve teaching approaches are explored, from Reggio Emilia’s project method and Paulo Freire’s pedagogy of the oppressed to experiential learning and philosophy for children. Each chapter offers a brief explanation of one of these approaches—its background, the problems it aims to resolve, the educators who have pioneered it, and its treatment of listening. The chapters conclude with ideas and suggestions drawn from these pedagogies that may be useful to classroom teachers.

The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse

The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse
Title The Role of Mathematics Discourse in Producing Leaders of Discourse PDF eBook
Author Libby Knott
Publisher IAP
Pages 245
Release 2010-01-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1607522845

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The intent of this monograph is to showcase successful implementation of mathematical discourse in the classroom. Some questions that might be addressed are: * How does a teacher begin to learn about using discourse purposefully to improve mathematics teaching and learning? * How is discourse interwoven into professional development content courses to provide teachers with the tools necessary to begin using discourse in their own classrooms? * What does a discourse-rich classroom look like and how is it different from other classrooms, from both the teacher's and the students' perspectives? * How can teachers of pre-service teachers integrate discourse into their content and methods courses? * How can we use discourse research to inform work with teachers, both pre- and in-service, for example, to help them know how to respond to elicited knowledge from students in their classrooms? * What are the discourse challenges in on-line mathematics courses offered for professional development? Can on-line classrooms also be discourse-rich? What would that look like? * In what ways does mathematical discourse differ from discourse in general?

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education
Title Philosophy of Education PDF eBook
Author William Hare
Publisher Brush Education
Pages 470
Release 2013-11-04
Genre Education
ISBN 1550594451

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Revised and updated with 25 new essays, the fourth edition of this bestselling collection brings together more than 30 leaders in the field of educational theory. An engaging exploration of the ideas and trends shaping education in today's classrooms, Philosophy of Education includes topics on high-stakes testing, consumerism in education, and social justice issues in the classroom. How can we teach students moral values while avoiding indoctrination? How should a teacher deal with controversial issues in the classroom? What role should standards play in education, and who develops those standards? And why is the link between theory and practice in the classroom important in the first place? Philosophy of Education provides students, teachers, and administrators with a lively and accessible introduction to the central debates and issues in education today.

Learning from the Student's Perspective

Learning from the Student's Perspective
Title Learning from the Student's Perspective PDF eBook
Author Alison Cook-Sather
Publisher Routledge
Pages 261
Release 2015-11-17
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1317256743

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Much has been written about how to engage students in their learning, but very little of it has issued from students themselves. Compiled by one of the leading scholars in the field of student voice, this sourcebook draws on the perspectives of secondary students in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia as well as on the work of teachers, researchers, and teacher educators who have collaborated with a wide variety of students.Highlighting student voices, it features five chapters focused on student perspectives, articulated in their own words, regarding specific approaches to creating and maintaining a positive classroom environment and designing engaging lessons and on more general issues of respect and responsibility in the classroom. To support educators in developing strategies for accessing and responding to student voices in their own classrooms, the book provides detailed guidelines created by educational researchers for gathering and acting upon student perspectives. To illustrate how these approaches work in practice, the book includes stories of how pre-service and in-service teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators have made student voices and participation central to their classroom and school practices. And finally, addressing both practical and theoretical questions, the book includes a chapter that outlines action steps for high school teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators and a chapter that offers a conceptual framework for thinking about and engaging in this work. Bringing together in a single text student perspectives, descriptions of successful efforts to access them in secondary education contexts, concrete advice for practitioners, and a theoretical framework for further exploration, this sourcebook can be used to guide practice and support re-imagining education in secondary schools of all kinds, and the principles can be adapted for other educational contexts.