Black Ants and Buddhists

Black Ants and Buddhists
Author: Mary Cowhey
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1571104186
ISBN 13: 9781571104182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Ants and Buddhists Book Review:

Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.

Opening Minds

Opening Minds
Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 1571108165
ISBN 13: 9781571108166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening Minds Book Review:

"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known." — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book Choice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.

Teaching What Really Happened

Teaching What Really Happened
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 0807759481
ISBN 13: 9780807759486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching What Really Happened Book Review:

James Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retelling of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled "Truth" that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery. Book Features: an up-to-date assessment of the potential and pitfalls of U.S. and world history education; information to help teachers expect, and get good performance from students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; strateiges for incorporating project-oriented self-learning, having students conduct online historical reserch, and teaching historiography; ideas from teachers across the country.

Learning to Trust

Learning to Trust
Author: Marilyn Watson,Laura Ecken
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2003-05-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105210212135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Trust Book Review:

Building the teacher-student relationship -- Teaching children how to be friends -- Building the community -- Meeting students needs for competence and autonomy -- Managing mistakes and misbehavior : taking a teaching stance -- Managing mistakes and misbehavior : when teaching and reminding aren't enough -- Competition in the classroom -- Showing students how to compose a life -- Finding the conditions for success.

Object Lessons

Object Lessons
Author: Caren Holtzman,Lynn Susholtz
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1571107967
ISBN 13: 9781571107961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Object Lessons Book Review:

When Caren Holtzman and Lynn Susholtz look around a classroom, they see "a veritable goldmine of mathematical investigations" involving number, measurement, size, shape, symmetry, ratio, and proportion. They also think of the ways great artists have employed these concepts in their depictions of objects and space--for example, Picasso's use of geometric shapes in his Cubist still lifes or contemporary artist Tara Donovan's room-sized sculptures of everyday items. In their new book Object Lessons, Caren (a math educator) and Lynn (an artist and art educator) use a highly visual approach to show students and teachers the art in math and the math in art. Integrating visual arts into math experiences makes the lessons accessible, engaging, and meaningful for a wide range of students. In each chapter, the authors use everyday objects to create rigorous, hands-on activities that address key mathematics standards and concepts. Each lesson provides: * an introduction to the featured object that explains how it connects to key mathematical concepts; * a discussion of the artists, art styles and techniques featured; * activities organized by grade level and math content area; * the basic materials required to prepare and teach each lesson; * a clear picture of what the lesson will look like in a classroom; and * a list of resources. The book and its accompanying CD feature a wonderful gallery of images--including art photos and student work--and a collection of links to art education organizations, museums, and Web sites that focus on the work of forty major artists.

Girls Social Class and Literacy

Girls  Social Class  and Literacy
Author: Stephanie Jones
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066779839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Social Class and Literacy Book Review:

Presents a comprehensive study guide to help teachers deal with impact of poverty on elementary education, and draws upon the findings of her five-year study of eight girls from poorer backgrounds.

Elementary Social Studies

Elementary Social Studies
Author: S.G. Grant,Bruce A. VanSledright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1134672934
ISBN 13: 9781134672936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elementary Social Studies Book Review:

Organized around four commonplaces of education—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—Elementary Social Studies provides a rich and ambitious framework to help social studies teachers achieve powerful teaching and learning results. By blending the theoretical and the practical, the authors deeply probe the basic elements of quality instruction—planning, implementation, and assessment—always with the goal of creating and supporting students who are motivated, engaged, and thoughtful. Book features and updates to the third edition include: • New chapter on classroom assessment that outlines and compares existing assessment strategies, contextualizes them within the framework of state standards, and articulates a constructivist approach that moves away from traditional high-stakes testing towards more meaningful ways of evaluating student learning • New chapter that highlights and explains key elements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and shows how the incorporation of critical ELA instruction into the social studies curriculum can foster more ambitious teaching and learning • Real-classroom narratives that introduce each chapter and provide in-depth access to teaching and learning contexts • Practical curriculum and resource suggestions for the social studies classroom • End-of-chapter summaries and annotated teaching resources

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking
Author: David M. Hammer,Emily van Zee
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030108466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking Book Review:

Observing and listening to children while they inquire into the physical sciences is difficult. There's lots to see and hear, but unless you know what to look and listen for, you might only see a noisy blur of activity. Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking is a field guide to the science classroom with authentic examples presented in written and video form. It's a great way for staff developers to train teachers' eyes and ears to pick up the analysis and ideas of students as they occur in the wild of classroom conversations. David Hammer and Emily Van Zee explain the scientific process, describe how research suggests students conceptualize inquiry, and offer ways to encourage scientific investigation in the elementary and middle grades. Then they offer six in-depth case studies of class discussion from grades 1 through 8, each keyed to clips of minimally edited in-the-classroom footage on the companion DVD-ROM. The case studies include not only a thorough description by each teacher, but also detailed facilitator's notes for running effective staff-development workshops using the footage. The clips present up to thirty minutes of authentic, uninterrupted class discussions with optional subtitles. Additionally, full transcripts of the video clips are available as printable files on the DVD-ROM. Evidence of children's scientific thinking is all around the classroom, but it takes a skilled teacher to locate it. With Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking your teachers can sharpen their senses, discover a wealth of information about how their students approach science, and create instruction that's individualized and responsive.

Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Social Studies

Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Social Studies
Author: Jennifer M. Bogard,Maureen Creegan-Quinquis
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 1425895336
ISBN 13: 9781425895334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Social Studies Book Review:

This teacher-friendly resource provides practical arts-based strategies for classroom teachers to use in teaching social studies content. Overview information and model lessons are provided for each strategy and ideas are provided for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The strategies addressed within the book allow teachers to make social studies instruction come alive and best meet students' needs.

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology
Author: Andrew J. Holliman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN 10: 1136675086
ISBN 13: 9781136675089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology Book Review:

The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology brings together expert practitioners, researchers, and teachers from five continents to produce a unique and global guide to the core topics in the field. Each chapter includes coverage of the key thinkers, topic areas, events, and ideas that have shaped the field, but also takes the reader beyond typical textbook material and into engagement with current issues, cutting-edge research and future directions in the field of educational psychology from an international perspective. With over 30 chapters, the volume is divided into four themed sections: ‘An introduction to educational psychology’, ‘How children learn and develop’, ‘Issues concerning the assessment of children’ and ‘Identifying and meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties’. Covering the key issues and fundamental strands of educational psychology The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology aims to provide the reader with knowledge of: educational psychology (history, child rights, and practice); factors which influence children’s learning and development; issues to do with assessment (a key aspect of educational psychology); special educational needs (identification and how to meet their needs); the key thinkers, events, and ideas that have shaped the field; the core topics across educational psychology in an accessible manner; cutting edge research including recent research evidence and theory; future directions in the field of educational psychology; educational psychology from an international perspective. The book is conceived for both student and researcher use, and considers the implications for educational psychology practice in all sections. It will be highly beneficial for both students and lecturers on Education Studies and Psychology undergraduate courses, as well as combined undergraduate degrees .

The Arts Go to School

The Arts Go to School
Author: David Booth,Masayuki Hachiya
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 1551381753
ISBN 13: 9781551381756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arts Go to School Book Review:

Discover the power the arts bring to every aspect of learning. Incorporating the arts in your classroom opens up new possibilities, expands the mind, creates a thirst for knowledge, and helps students become more open to the world around them, offering another way of thinking about, being in, and constructing our world. Too often classroom teachers face the challenge of teaching the arts without the background or support they need. The Arts Go to School explores every aspect of implementing and integrating the arts into both the curriculum and everyday life. It contains a wealth of classroom activities that help kids give form to their thoughts and feelings. This easy-to-use resource features chapters on each of the major art forms and shows teachers how to help students meet related curriculum outcomes: music—from composing songs and the elements of music to novel approaches to singing songs; visual arts— from exploring pattern, shape, color, and texture to special events that feature mobiles, collages, and paper structures; drama— from playing, moving, and imagining to communicating, improvising, and performing; dance— from physical ways of conceptualizing to dance as a problem-solving exercise; media— from being intelligent media users and using interactive media to taking a media field trip. The Arts Go to School offers a glimpse into dozens of exemplary classrooms where you can see, hear, and feel the arts bring learning to life. Checklists throughout the book provide handy reminders to key outcomes and guide teachers in thoughtful encouragement and assessment.

The Foundations of Buddhism

The Foundations of Buddhism
Author: Rupert Gethin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1998-07-16
ISBN 10: 0192892231
ISBN 13: 9780192892232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Foundations of Buddhism Book Review:

In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas
Author: Donovan, Lisa
Publsiher: Shell Education
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1618139053
ISBN 13: 9781618139054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas Book Review:

Bring the arts back into the classroom with arts-based activities and strategies to use in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction. Developed in conjunction with Lesley University, this resource helps teachers to gain a better understanding of why and how to use the arts to reach and engage students. Developed to help motivate disengaged students, this professional resource provides activities, concrete examples, and stories from teachers already implementing art-based curriculum. The strategies are presented in categories that include: dramatic movement, storytelling, poetry, music/rhythm, and visual arts. This resource supports College and Career Readiness Standards.

Social Studies and Diversity Education

Social Studies and Diversity Education
Author: Elizabeth E. Heilman,Ramona Fruja,Matthew Missias
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1135231168
ISBN 13: 9781135231163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Studies and Diversity Education Book Review:

The preparation of social studies teachers is crucial not only to the project of good education, but, even more broadly, to the cultivation of a healthy democracy and the growth of a nation’s citizens. This one-of-a-kind resource features ideas from over 100 of the field's most thoughtful teacher educators reflecting on their best practices and offering specific strategies through which future teachers can learn to teach, thus illuminating the careful planning and deep thinking that go into the preparation of the social studies teachers. While concentrating on daily teaching realities such as lesson planning and meeting national, state, or provincial standards, each contributor also wrestles with the most important current issues on educating teachers for today’s increasingly diverse, complex, and global society. Features of this unique teaching resource include: Volume sections that are arranged by both disciplinary organization and approach or activity. Thoughtful introductory section essays that conceptualize each theme, providing a conscientious theoretical overview and analysis of each individual section. Rich and concrete examples of best practice from some of the field's most diverse and highly regarded scholars and teacher educators An index that identifies the appropriate teaching level and teacher education context and links the strategies and ideas that are presented in the essay to the relevant INTASC and NCSS standards for quick reference in classroom planning as well as institutional development and implementation. A much-needed addition to the field, this comprehensive volume will be of value to any teacher interested in social studies or diversity education across age groups and educational contexts.

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students
Author: Jere Brophy,Janet Alleman,Anne-Lise Halvorsen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781305960541
ISBN 13: 1305960548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students Book Review:

POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences meaningfully. The book's respected and experienced authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized, rigorous, and creative social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Do They Do with All That Poo

What Do They Do with All That Poo
Author: Jane Kurtz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1481479873
ISBN 13: 9781481479875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Do They Do with All That Poo Book Review:

Find out what happens to all of the poo at the zoo in this funny and factual picture book! There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS!) of poo. So what do zoos do with all of that poo? This zany, fact-filled romp explores zoo poo, from cube-shaped wombat poo to white hyena scat, and all of the places it ends up, including in science labs and elephant-poo paper—even backyard gardens!

Black and Buddhist

Black and Buddhist
Author: Cheryl A. Giles,Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 0834843056
ISBN 13: 9780834843059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and Buddhist Book Review:

Nautilus Book Award Gold Recipient. Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A. Giles, Gyōzan Royce Andrew Johnson, Ruth King, Kamilah Majied, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Sebene Selassie, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde. What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that Black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the Dharma in the West.

Students at Risk

Students at Risk
Author: Cheryll Duquette
Publsiher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1551382865
ISBN 13: 9781551382869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Students at Risk Book Review:

This expanded and updated revision shows teachers how to deal with the different academic strengths and needs, learning styles, intelligences, interests, and cultural backgrounds of all the students in their classrooms. Students at Risk also presents descriptions, symptoms, and characteristics of various exceptionalities, including autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, mental health problems, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, giftedness, and low-incidence disabilitiesand provides case studies that illustrate how teachers can make simple accommodations that lead to positive student outcomes.

A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Author: Gergely Hidas
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN 10: 3110620499
ISBN 13: 9783110620498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture Book Review:

This volume is the first in-depth study of a recently discovered Sanskrit dharani spell text from around the 5th century CE surviving in two palm-leaf and three paper manuscript compendia from Nepal. This rare Buddhist scripture focuses on the ritual practice of thaumaturgic weather control for successful agriculture through overpowering mythical Nagas. Traditionally, these serpentine beings are held responsible for the amount of rainfall. The six chapters of the Vajratundasamayakalparaja present the vidyadhara spell-master as a ritualist who uses mandalas, mudras and other techniques to gain mastery over the Nagas and thus control the rains. By subjugating the Nagas, favourable weather and good crops are guaranteed. This links this incantation tradition to economic power and the securing of worldly support for the Buddhist community.

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies
Author: Aleister Crowley
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 1387539566
ISBN 13: 9781387539567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lies Book Review:

Aleister CrowleyÕs The Book of Lies is an important and complex work of occultism. Deciphering its many layers of hidden meaning requires a little patience and more than a beginnerÕs knowledge of Thelema. For those interested in passing beyond the initiate stage, the reward offered by a deeper understanding of this challenging text is well worth the effort. This new 2018 edition of The Book of Lies from Kismet Publishing restores all of CrowleyÕs original text, including the important keys, sigils and diagrams often omitted from reprints.