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To be considered for a placement at this school, we recommend you read the following books before you apply. We recommend that you purchase them and mark them up, but if your budget is restricted, you can check these books out from the Field Services Office (HIN325).
This book introduces the reader to the notion: real books and the conversations they inspire should be at the heart of classroom literacy practices. The latest edition is enriched by updated booklists and by reflections of teachers deeply influenced by the original book.
Curriculum is not just a set of activities, it is putting into action a system of beliefs that highlights both action adn reflection in learning and teaching. And because curriculum so obviously involves both students and teachers, it should be built collaboratively between them. This redefinition gives back decision-making to teachers and students instead of taking it out of their hands through mandates and prescribed programs.
Enter Sharon Taberski's classroom and enter a world where children take pride, take risks, and most of all, take reading seriously. In her book, Sharon shares what she's gained in her twenty years fo working with children adn teachers. It's organized around a series of interconnected interactions with the learner: Assessment, Demonstration, Practice, Response. It is loaded with advice, booklists, ready-to-use reproducibles, etc.
This is the story of a small group of teachers, university partners, and a school district when they joined together to create the Center for Inquiry to explore what was possible rather than typical for teachers and children in elementary education.
Effective, intentional teaching begins with a strong set of beliefs, but even the best teachers struggle to make sure that their classroom practice consistently reflects their core convictions. This book shares the process of definingh beliefs, aligning practice, and taking action to ensure that children are the true beneficiaries of the teaching.
Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. In one split second, however, all that is changed. Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
Mountain Girl knows her family doesn't have enough money. But as the family sits around their scratched-up kitchen table, they begin to count up the value of the things they have. How much is it worth to be able to see the sky all day and feel the wind and smell the coming rain? Could her family really be rich after all?