Summary Book Review Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching by Socorro G. Herrera:
Download or read book Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching written by Socorro G. Herrera and published by Teachers College Press. This book was released on 2022-05-06 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This popular resource has transformed classrooms for thousands of teachers by providing how-to guidance for success with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. It illustrates how to use strategies that recognize and leverage all the cultural and linguistic assets that students bring to their learning. This new edition situates biography-driven instruction at the intersection of culturally responsive teaching, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and antiracist education. Herrera provides updated vignettes and student work artifacts to reflect the diversity of learners in today's historically and culturally situated spaces. Teaching strategies, tools, and interactional processes provide practical, proven ways to restructure classrooms for relational equity. Increased attention on each learner's biopsychosocial history will help educators to cultivate classroom ecologies that nurture and challenge CLD learners to reach their potentials. With lesson planning and strategy templates, tips for grouping students, teacher reflections, assessment aids, a classroom observation tool, and more features to foster classroom and schoolwide change, this edition shows teachers and administrators how to take the next steps toward critical consciousness and authentic relationships that will accelerate content learning and foster more extensive use and development of language. Book Features: Lesson planning guide that can be used with any curriculum. Strategy tools and templates to foster engaged learning. Voices of CLD families that highlight benefits of asset-driven practices. Journaling process for critical reflection on assumptions and perspectives. Book study discussion guide to scaffold collaboration and goal setting. Classroom observation tool for coaching, mentoring, and self-assessment.
Summary Book Review I Remember My Teacher by David Shribman:
Download or read book I Remember My Teacher written by David Shribman and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the course of a year writer David Shribman questioned virtually everyone he encountered about the role teachers had played in their lives. The result is this extrordinary collection of personal remembrances of teachers, relayed by people from all walks of life. Readers will be inspired by the Montreal bookseller whose math teacher taught statistics using cards and dice, by the second-grade teacher who let a young George Stephanopoulos go to the library whenever he was bored in class, and by Sister Patricia, a favorite teacher of former Secretary Of Labor Alexis Herman, who once told her, "You can fly, by that cocoon has to go." These 365 short testimonials offer a tribute to teachers for each day of the year. With accounts from Geena Davis, Clarence Thomas, Norman Schwarzkopf, and others, I Remember My Teacher... will move readers with inspiring stories of their most influential teachers, professors, and coaches.
Summary Book Review Finding Mrs. Warnecke by Cindi Rigsbee:
Download or read book Finding Mrs. Warnecke written by Cindi Rigsbee and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-03-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finding Mrs. Warnecke tells the inspiring story of Cindi Rigsbee, a three-time Teacher of the Year, and Barbara Warnecke, the first-grade teacher who had a profound and lasting impact on Cindi's life. Cindi, an insecure child who craved positive attention, started her first-grade year with a teacher who was emotionally abusive and played favorites in the classroom. Two months into the school year, her principal came into the classroom and announced that half the students were being moved to another classroom--a dank, windowless basement room, with a young and inexperienced teacher. This change turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to Cindi. Her new teacher, Mrs. Warnecke, made learning come alive for her students. She went overboard caring for each child, made her classroom "magical," and encouraged students to pursue their dreams. Although Cindi was reluctant to explore her creativity as a student, Mrs. Warnecke encouraged her to read and write poetry, which became a lifelong passion. The two kept in touch for several years but lost track of each other when Mrs. Warnecke moved out of state. Cindi spent many years trying to reconnect so she could thank Mrs. Warnecke for making such a difference in her life, but to no avail. Eventually Cindi became a teacher herself, and thirty years later she has taught more than 2,000 children and been named Teacher of the Year for her home state. She later came to realize that all those years she wasn't really trying to track down Barbara Warnecke, but rather, she was trying to "find Mrs. Warnecke" within herself. In Fall 2008 Cindi and Barbara were reunited on Good Morning America; the show's producers had tracked Barbara down and brought both women on-set for a tearful reunion. Barbara was floored at this attention--she had no idea she could have made such an impact on a former student's life. As Cindi travels around talking with new and veteran educators, she is always approached by audience members who are moved to tears and want to share the story of the "Mrs. Warnecke" in their own lives. Finding Mrs. Warnecke not only tells the story of this teacher who made a lifelong impact on her students, it illustrates the importance of the teacher/student relationship in the classroom, and offers principles for other teachers to follow to make a positive impact in their own classrooms.
Summary Book Review My Teacher Is An Alien by Bruce Coville:
Download or read book My Teacher Is An Alien written by Bruce Coville and published by ibooks. This book was released on 2016-08-17 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twelve-year-old Susan Simmon’s finds that her substitute 6th grade teacher is more than just weird, he’s downright alien. In fact he’s an extraterrestrial who’s on a mission to choose a handful of students from Earth to take away with him into space for further testing...and other fates unknown!
Summary Book Review Letters to My Teacher by V. E. Buchanan:
Download or read book Letters to My Teacher written by V. E. Buchanan and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2022-08-01 with total page 61 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While entering into a world of wonderful, Letters to My Teacher is just that! The overwhelming response of parents and children is impressively beautiful with warm smiling hearts! Stories and letters in this book will take you back more than twenty years, and without a doubt will enlighten you as to the wonders of teaching in this arena for we are the beginners as to the preludes of education.Taking a peek into this level of education will give readers a sense of joy and understanding of its importance to the education of the very young for they are incredible! As to reading these precious stories and letters, my wish is that it will take you to a place of laughter, happiness, and a fond appreciation of all under this umbrella for, as we all know, it takes a village!
Summary Book Review My Teacher Rides a Harley by Gary Dulabaum:
Download or read book My Teacher Rides a Harley written by Gary Dulabaum and published by Maupin House Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this memoir about kids, creativity, and the power of songwriting, Dulabaum inspires and entertains. The book includes a detailed songwriting process, a CD of 16 songs to sing along with and classroom activities to enhance the value of the songs. A great way for teachers to expose their students to the writing process and encourage their personal creativity.
Summary Book Review Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen:
Download or read book Lies My Teacher Told Me written by James W. Loewen and published by The New Press. This book was released on 2018-07-17 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.
Summary Book Review My Teacher Is Gay by Peter Van Maaren:
Download or read book My Teacher Is Gay written by Peter Van Maaren and published by Paragon Publishing. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This popular book has only been available in Dutch, until now. The English translation is hotly anticipated. How does a teacher, especially a gay teacher, respond to the gradual increase in ethnic minorities in the student body? My Teacher is Gay tells the story of Peter van Maaren, who recounts his experiences at a community college in Amsterdam as the school undergoes significant changes. His upbeat and sometimes disconcerting stories involve not only his interactions with students but also his fellow faculty members and school administration. As it turned out, thanks to his openness and sense of humor his sexual orientation was not an issue for most of the students and their parents. It was often much more difficult to convince his colleagues and the administrators that a gay teacher does not automatically pose a threat to the school. His goal was to show that cultivating mutual understanding, respect and tolerance can actually make a positive contribution to the learning atmosphere. By being open and honest about his identity, he achieved far more with his students than he did when the school administration ordered him to keep quiet about his orientation and try to ignore any remarks about it. The Gay Krant editorial staff in Best has received a growing number of complaints about intolerance in education. Students today are afraid to be open about their feelings, and teachers report being forced back "in the closet." In response to this alarming trend we publish interviews in the paper. Many are anonymous because the subjects are so afraid to go public. Consequently I am thrilled that Peter van Maaren is the first to come forward to share his story. A highly worth reading, and at times moving, account. Now we can only hope that politicians, policymakers and other involved parties will learn something from it. - Henk Krol, Gay Krant editor-in-chief Education is not a matter of filling a vessel. Education is certainly not a budgeting exercise for administrators. Education is about lighting a fire of wisdom and humanity. Let this book by Peter van Maaren offer inspiration to do just that. -Jan Marijnissen, floor leader of the Dutch Socialist Party Peter van Maaren, educator and author of the book My Teacher is Gay, won the Humanistisch Verbond's (Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union) special "Get Involved" ("Bemoei je d'r mee") award for "the dialogue about homosexuality, religion, personal philosophy and ethics." Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award The book My Teacher is Gay is "not only fun to read but also extremely surprising and draws attention to the fact that in many cases the problem is not so much the ethnic minority students as it is the native born faculty and administrators," according to the "Get Involved" award jury's report. Author Peter van Maaren's attempt to reassess opinions about Muslim youth through his book was one reason why he earned first prize. The Dutch Humanist and Ethical Union established the special "Get Involved" award for the sake of helping turn the tide with respect to waning tolerance for homosexuality. The award is normally given once every two years to individuals and institutions that "make a contribution towards a society in which there is greater understanding for one another Winner of special 'Get Involved' Award In a hostile environment a gay teacher needs backing, from his colleagues and the school board. A compelling story from a teacher who got support from the cultural and religious divers students and their parents but not from the management. - Boris Dittrich, Acting Director LGBT rights program Human Rights Watch.
Summary Book Review Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales by Jack Canfield:
Download or read book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales written by Jack Canfield and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales brings much-needed inspiration to teachers, and brings together great stories about teaching from the 2009 National Teacher of the Year and all the 2009 State Teachers of the Year, as well as other teachers and stories of thanks from students. A great teacher gift all year round. There’s always that one special teacher or student, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teacher Tales regales all educators with its heartfelt, inspiring, and humorous stories from inside and outside the classroom. Stories from teachers and students about their favorite memories, lasting lessons, and unforgettable moments will uplift and encourage any teacher. A foreword by Anthony J. Mullen, 2009 National Teacher of the Year, and stories from all the 2009 State Teachers of the Year.
Summary Book Review Beyond Boundaries by Zeeshan-Ul-Hassan Usmani:
Download or read book Beyond Boundaries written by Zeeshan-Ul-Hassan Usmani and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007 with total page 587 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beyond Boundaries-Reflections of Indian and U.S. Scholars documents experiential learning of exchange scholars from India and the U.S.A. These essays from Fulbright Scholars, Post-Doc Researchers, Humphrey Fellows, and participants of International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and East-West Center, provide a diverse spectrum of their cultural and academic experiences.The personal essays in this collection are interesting, shocking, and unforgettable. Anyone interested in studying in the United States or going to India ought to read this book for it provides a rare perspective that comes from observing a country from the students' point of view. Here, students learn, share and make the connections that go on to the making of a better and safer world for us and for future generations.While these essays do not necessarily present a representative picture either of India or the U.S.A., the sketches do describe exchange experiences of interest to anyone who is concerned with people, cultures and diversity.The production of this book was partially sponsored by the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology. www.FulbrightAcademy.org
Summary Book Review My Daughter, My Teacher by Martha Hanes Ziegler:
Download or read book My Daughter, My Teacher written by Martha Hanes Ziegler and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Martha Ziegler and her daughter Mary Ann, now 46 and autistic, share their lives together as they move through mystery and discrimination to revolutionary change in the disability arena. Mary Ann’s story extends from a time when her local public school legally excluded her, to an experience of full inclusion in middle school, and ultimately to adult life in a welcoming community.Mary Ann proves that someone with autism can make remarkable progress, even learn a second language. At the same time, Martha’s leading role in changing state and federal policies demonstrates the power of informed, enthusiastic parent involvement.
Summary Book Review The Life of My Teacher by Dalai Lama:
Download or read book The Life of My Teacher written by Dalai Lama and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dalai Lama tells the life story of his remarkable teacher, Ling Rinpoché, who remained a powerful anchor for him from childhood and into his emergence as a global spiritual leader. The Sixth Ling Rinpoché (1903–83) was a towering figure in Tibetan Buddhism. Combining great learning with great humility, he was ordained by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and went on to serve as the the head of the Geluk tradition and as the senior tutor to the present Dalai Lama. In temperament and wisdom, he had a profound influence on the Dalai Lama’s spiritual development, and he became a steadying presence for His Holiness during the chaotic changes that defined the Tibetan experience of the twentieth century, with the invasion of their county by Communist forces and the subsequent rebuilding of their culture in India. Ling Rinpoché’s extensive travels among exiled communities abroad and across India bouyed the spirits of the Tibetan diaspora, and the training and activities of this consummate Buddhist master, here told by the Dalai Lama in the traditional Tibetan style, will inspire and amaze. Over one hundred archival photos bring the text to life.
Summary Book Review Building Students' Historical Literacies by Jeffery D. Nokes:
Download or read book Building Students' Historical Literacies written by Jeffery D. Nokes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-14 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can teachers incorporate the richness of historical resources into classrooms in ways that are true to the discipline of history and are pedagogically sound? Now in its second edition, this book explores the notion of historical literacy, adopts a research-supported stance on literacy processes, and promotes the integration of content-area literacy instruction into history content teaching. Providing an original focus on the discipline-specific literacies of historical inquiry, the new edition presents a deeper examination of difficult histories and offers new strategies that can be applied to all genres of historical inquiry. Nokes surveys a broad range of texts, including those that historians and nonhistorians both use and produce in understanding history, and provides a wide variety of practical instructional strategies immediately available to teachers. Featuring new examples and practical resources, the new edition highlights the connection between historical literacies and the critical reading and communication skills that are necessary for informed civic engagement. Equipped with study guides, graphic organizers, and scoring guides for classroom use, this text is an essential resource for preservice and practicing teachers in literacy and social studies education.
Summary Book Review Surprise was my Teacher by Merrill Brockway:
Download or read book Surprise was my Teacher written by Merrill Brockway and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2011-09-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As both a producer and director, Merrill Brockway pioneered dance on television on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, “Dance in America.” Through this series and CBS’ “Camera 3,” Brockway brought the performing arts to the “vast wasteland” of television in its early years. Working with the greatest artists of the day, including Pierre Boulez, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Eugene Ormandy, Stella Adler, Agnes de Mille, Ruby Dee, Merce Cunningham and others, Mr. Brockway brought high art into the homes of the average American.
Summary Book Review Like My Teacher Always Said . . . by Erin McHugh:
Download or read book Like My Teacher Always Said . . . written by Erin McHugh and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2016-04-05 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quotes from teachers that stayed with their students—from the life-changing to the head-scratching. My high school chemistry teacher used to tell us, “Carol never wore her safety goggles. Now, she doesn’t need them.” It was a joke. I think. But it sure got the point across.—Alicia on Mr. P. The author of Like My Mother Always Said and Like My Father Always Said returns with a new crowdsourced collection of quips, quotes, and stories from people recalling childhood influences from grade school instructors to piano teachers, Catholic school sisters, guidance counselors, coaches, and mentors. In addition, teachers themselves have contributed some entertaining reminiscences and tales from the classroom. With chapters such as “Scare Tactics,” “Advice That Stuck,” and “Crazy Town,” the entries range from the wise to the weird—provoking nostalgia, inspiration, and more than a few good laughs.