Giving Students a Say

"This practical, engaging guide explores how student-centered assessment not only improves student engagement and achievement but also ensures that assessment is accurate, meaningful, and fair"--

Giving Students a Say

"This practical, engaging guide explores how student-centered assessment not only improves student engagement and achievement but also ensures that assessment is accurate, meaningful, and fair"--

Giving Students a Say

He recounted that in most cases, the student would arrive at a grade very similar to what he would've determined, but not always. If a student reported a score significantly higher or lower than what Dave had determined, ...

Giving Students a Say

Assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning, but too often it leads to misleading conclusions--sometimes with dire consequences for students. How can educators improve assessment practices so that the results are accurate, meaningful, informative, and fair? Educator and best-selling author Myron Dueck draws from his firsthand experience and his work with districts around the world to provide a simple but profound answer: put student voice and choice at the center of the process. In this engaging and well-researched book, Dueck reveals troubling issues related to traditional approaches and offers numerous examples of educators at all levels who are transforming assessment by using tools and methods that engage and empower students. He also shares surprising revelations about the nature of memory and learning that speak to the need for rethinking how we measure student understanding and achievement. Readers will find sound advice and detailed guidance on how to * Share and cocreate precise learning targets, * Develop student-friendly rubrics linked to standards, * Involve students in ongoing assessment procedures, * Replace flawed grading systems with ones that better reflect what students know and can do, and * Design structures for students' self-reporting on their progress in learning. Inspired by the origins of the word assessment--derived from the Latin for "to sit beside"--Dueck urges educators to discard old habits and instead work with students as partners in assessment. For those who do, the effort is rewarding and the benefits are significant

Giving Students a Say

Giving Students a Say


Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners

Show five cards to students, one at a time, saying the name of each object when presenting the card. Show and name each card at least twice. Then invite students to say the names, giving help as needed. Go through the cards several ...

Using the Language Experience Approach With English Language Learners

Packed with lessons, sample texts, and strategies, this book helps teachers use ELL students' personal experiences to improve their oral language, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Giving Students Effective Written Feedback

is to approach giving feedback as evaluators, judges, critics or editors who go on a 'search and destroy mission' by launching a barrage of criticisms and corrections. Feedback is thus caught up ... We smile at a student, say 'good job!

Giving Students Effective Written Feedback

Annotation. This text is aimed at meeting the needs of tutors by examining professional and personal issues related to written feedback on student work. It explores the theory and practice of giving effective feedback and how this impacts on students.

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities

If the student says this target correctly, then the student is prompted to say a four-word sentence where the target word is in the middle of the sentence. The challenge is increased by giving ...

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities

This finely curated collection of thirteen chapters presents ideas and research on different disability topics from key leaders in the field of the assessment of children with disabilities. They help us to properly understand and compare traditional and innovative assessment techniques for students with disabilities.

Pronunciation Pairs

Students often have difficulty with silent letters . Give them practice , according to the level of the class , in saying the words with silent t that they will be expected to know . F Common Expressions See Overview , p . xii .

Pronunciation Pairs

This course is designed for beginning and intermediate students of American English who need systematic practice in pronunciation: individual sounds, word stress, intonation, and sound-spelling relationships. Pronunciation Pairs covers the most common problem areas in pronunciation, using dialogues, games, and listening and speaking exercises. The book contains a wealth of amusing illustrations, which help students understand the words used and make the practice more interesting.

Compact First Student s Pack Student s Book Without Answers with CD ROM Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

The checklist gives you suggestions of how to prepare for the Speaking Paper. ... Develop your communicative skills, particularly the ability to start discussions and reply to what other students say. • If people sometimes have ...

Compact First Student s Pack  Student s Book Without Answers with CD ROM  Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. Compact First Student's Book provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Ten units cover all five exam papers in a step-by-step approach. 'Quick steps' and Writing, Speaking and Listening guides, explain what to expect in the exam, and provide strategies on approaching each paper, model answers, useful expressions and further practice. A Grammar Reference covers all key areas of grammar. The CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and writing practice. The Workbook provides further practice corresponding to the Student's Book units with listening material on the Audio CD. Two complete practice tests are included online.

The Literary Digest

Kitty— “ The fortuneteller said that the man I marry would be rich , handsome , intellectual , and good . ... A probate Judge , ( one of our active law school giving a full 3 - year , Unlversity students ) says : “ I am delighted with ...

The Literary Digest


The Insider s Guide to the Colleges 2011

Students say that this program consistently gets rave reviews for its creative seminars and flexible approach to ... Kelley, is very prestigious but often students get frustrated with the thought of giving up liberal arts classes for ...

The Insider s Guide to the Colleges  2011

For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.

Hospitality Matters

Its success depends on employers giving students worthwhile practical experience which reinforces their college work. ... “Industry says this is due to poor selection by colleges; colleges say it's because of poor standards for students ...

Hospitality Matters


The Classroom of Choice

Provides a variety of strategies for teaching and classroom management.

The Classroom of Choice

Provides a variety of strategies for teaching and classroom management.

Sentipensante Sensing Thinking Pedagogy

If you came to my door you would see postcards because I have always said to my students, when something happens anytime in ... Giving Students Constructive Feedback, Is Important In general, faculty felt confident that giving students ...

Sentipensante  Sensing Thinking  Pedagogy

* An inspirational and holistic approach to teaching by a renowned Latina scholar * Defines seven steps to unlocking the potential of teachers and their students * Deeply informed by the author's educational journey as a minority woman from a background of rural poverty Laura Rendón is a scholar of national stature, known for her research on students of color and first-generation college students, and on the factors that promote and impede student success. The motivation for the quest that Laura Rendón shares in this book was the realization that she, along with many educators, had lost sight of the deeper, relationship-centered essence of education, and lost touch with the fine balance between educating for academics and educating for life. Her purpose is to reconnect readers with the original impulse that led them to become educators; and to help them rediscover, with her, their passion for teaching and learning in the service of others and for the well being of our society. She offers a transformative vision of education that emphasizes the harmonic, complementary relationship between the sentir of intuition and the inner life and the pensar of intellectualism and the pursuit of scholarship; between teaching and learning; formal knowledge and wisdom; and between Western and non-Western ways of knowing. In the process she develops a pedagogy that encompasses wholeness, multiculturalism, and contemplative practice, that helps students transcend limiting views about themselves; fosters high expectations, and helps students to become social change agents. She invites the reader to share her journey in developing sentipensante pedagogy, and to challenge seven entrenched agreements about education that act against wholeness and the appreciation of truth in all forms. She offers examples of her own teaching and of the classroom practices of faculty she encountered along the way; as well as guidance on the challenges, rewards and responsibilities that anyone embarking on creating a new vision of teaching and learning should attend to. Though based on the author’s life work in higher education, her insights and approach apply equally to all teaching and learning contexts.

Global Perspectives on Project based Language Learning Teaching and Assessment

In this way, enhancing the use of English a social tool in the environment may be reinforced by giving students the opportunity to use ... Students B and C respond to A's comment until A concludes the conversation by saying, “Okay.

Global Perspectives on Project based Language Learning  Teaching  and Assessment

This volume provides a comprehensive account of project-based language learning (PBLL) which showcases key theoretical approaches, empirical research, technological tools, and research-based frameworks to help further PBLL implementation and research. Taking its cue from the conclusions drawn from project-based learning more broadly, which point to the impact of project-based work on learning and development, discourse socialization, subject engagement, and collaborative skills, the book highlights how these discussions might be extended and enhanced within the context of language learning. The volume begins with discussions of philosophical and theoretical models of PBLL and is followed by case studies from contributors from a range of learning contexts and geographic regions which demonstrate these models in practice, with a focus on the implementation of technology in such instances. The book also introduces resources for aligning projects with government standards in the classroom but also frameworks for researching and assessing PBLL. This comprehensive collection is essential reading for students and researchers in language learning and teaching, language education, curriculum design, and applied linguistics.

Transformative Classroom Management

“When I say go, . . . !” “I need you to [give the student complete directions].” “Are there any questions?” Answer all questions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. “So, Jorge, what is the second thing we need to do?” If he gives the correct answer, ...

Transformative Classroom Management

Transformative Classroom Management The natural condition of any classroom is harmonious, satisfying, and productive, so why do so many teachers struggle with problems of apathy, hostility, anxiety, inefficiency, and resistance? In this groundbreaking book, education expert John Shindler presents a powerful model, Transformative Classroom Management (TCM), that can be implemented by any teacher to restore the natural positive feelings in his or her classroom—the love of learning, collaboration, inspiration, and giving—and create a productive learning environment in which all students can achieve. Unlike other classroom management systems that view problems as something to be "handled," TCM offers suggestions for creating optimal conditions for learning, performance, motivation, and growth. This practical book shows teachers how to abandon ineffective short-term gimmicks, bribes, and punishments and adopt the proven management practices and new habits of mind that will transform their classrooms. Praise for Transformative Classroom Management "Transformative Classroom Management is a practical resource that explains the how and why of classroom management for novice and veteran teachers. Dr. Shindler recognizes the importance of preserving the teacher's sanity while ensuring the student's development of a personal sense of responsibility and a positive self-esteem." —EILEEN MATUS, principal, South Toms River Elementary School, New Jersey "I have read many other management books by other authors, but Transformative Classroom Management has been the best so far at demystifying the invisible forces in the classroom." —WILL McELROY, 4th grade teacher, Los Angeles United School District "This book was an invaluable tool for me during my student teaching. It served as a reference book that I found myself continually drawn to while struggling to find ways to effectively manage 29 first graders. The ideas, concepts and suggestions in the book were so innovative and helpful that even my Master Teacher found herself implementing some of the ideas! A must have for all student teachers!" —CAROL GILLON, student teacher, Seattle University "Insightful and thoroughly researched, Transformative Classroom Management is an invaluable tool to help teachers, newbies and veterans alike, develop fully functional and engaged learning communities." —LISA GAMACHE RODRIGUEZ, teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

Issues in K 12 Education

Only about 10 percent of George Mason's students come from disadvantaged households, but Snee says he “absolutely” ... Other supports are also needed, such as tutoring and giving students information about college standards and life.

Issues in K 12 Education

Issues in K-12 Education is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of K-12 Education. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Education curriculum titled Foundations of Education, Introduction to Teaching, Introduction to Education, and Issues in Education, among other similarly titled courses. The book progresses through a 3-part structure of topics generally covered in Foundations or Introduction to Education courses and texts: Issues in Justice, Equity, and Equality; Issues in Teaching and Learning; and Issues in School Environment. In total, we will have 19 articles.

Collaborative Lesson Study

The gauge for effectiveness is how well students learn, based on evidence from what they do, say, and write. what Students Do. ... Vygotsky (2012) suggests that by giving students practice in talking with others, we give them frames for ...

Collaborative Lesson Study

Discover how Lesson Study benefits both students and teachers. Unlike scripted curricula that strip teachers of professional decisionmaking, Lesson Study values teachers by expecting them to be agents of improvement in their own classrooms. This resource empowers readers to oppose reform efforts that minimize teacher agency by offering an evidence-based approach to teacher-led instructional improvement. The text provides structures for attending to students’ interests, knowledge, and values when planning, teaching, reflecting, and revising instruction. It also shows educators how to use Lesson Study to design culturally responsive, differentiated instruction for the K–12 classroom. Use this step-by-step guide to develop professional learning communities; increase teacher motivation, efficacy, and knowledge; and support improvement adapted to local contexts. Book Features: Guides readers through three cycles of Lesson Study, taking teacher learning deeper with each cycle. Focuses on developing student understanding that supports meaningful instruction across academic areas. Emphasizes the utility of Lesson Study for informing culturally responsive instruction. Offers examples from a variety of grade-levels and content areas, featuring both pre- and inservice teachers. Includes additional resources and prompts in each chapter to guide application.

The Handbook of English Pronunciation

For example, if a student says fishy when they want to say fish, I write the two words on the board. ... In giving them feedback, I can use the language they have already used to describe the differences between the sounds.

The Handbook of English Pronunciation

The Handbook of English Pronunciation presents a comprehensive exploration of English pronunciation with essential topics for applied linguistics researchers and teachers, including language acquisition, varieties of English, historical perspectives, accent’s changing role, and connections to discourse, technology, and pedagogy. Provides thorough descriptions of all elements of English pronunciation Features contributions from a global list of authors, reflecting the finest scholarship available Explores a careful balance of issues and topics important to both researchers and teachers Provides a historical understanding of the importance of pronunciation and examines some of the major ways English is pronounced today throughout the world Considers practical concerns about how research and practice interact in teaching pronunciation in the classroom

Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching

She gave students a questionnaire to investigate their preferences and difficulties in oral tests. ... examples show: I don't like being interrupted all the time without having the possibility of carrying forward what I want to say.

Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching

This hands-on, practical guide for ESL/EFL teachers and teacher educators outlines, for those who are new to doing action research, what it is and how it works. Straightforward and reader friendly, it introduces the concepts and offers a step-by-step guide to going through an action research process, including illustrations drawn widely from international contexts. Specifically, the text addresses: action research and how it differs from other forms of research the steps involved in developing an action research project ways of developing a research focus methods of data collection approaches to data analysis making sense of action research for further classroom action. Each chapter includes a variety of pedagogical activities: Pre-Reading questions ask readers to consider what they already know about the topic Reflection Points invite readers to think about/discuss what they have read action points ask readers to carry out action-research tasks based on what they have read Classroom Voices illustrate aspects of action research from teachers internationally Summary Points provide a synopsis of the main points in the chapter Bringing the 'how-to' and the 'what' together, Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching is the perfect text for BATESOL and MATESOL courses in which action research is the focus or a required component.