The Heart And Mind In Teaching

Author: Alyssa Magee Lowery
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475805454
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The Heart and Mind in Teaching: Pedagogical Styles Through the Ages provides an important historical context for an issue confronting every American teacher, administrator, student, parent, and citizen. As the art of teaching is rapidly replaced by formulas, clinical studies, and one-size-fits-all scientific pedagogy, it is important to ask the question, “How did we get here?” Authors Alyssa Magee Lowery and William Hayes trace the history of teaching from Greek philosophy to twenty-first century educational issues in an effort to provide some perspective in the long art versus science debate, ultimately finding that the two components may be able to coexist peacefully.

Teaching For The Students

Author: Bob Fecho
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807770818
Size: 59.65 MB
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In this follow-up to his popular book, ''Is This English?,'' Bob Fecho explores dialogic teaching—what it is and how teachers can move toward more reflective teaching practices. Fecho provides a framework to help teachers develop the necessary focuses, perceptions, and intellectual habits that will result in an ever-enriching dialogue with their practice. Chapters like ''Using the Difficulty'' consider how an obstacle in the classroom can become a teachable moment, and "Wobble" asks teachers to be alert to when their beliefs are challenged by students and colleagues—and what can be learned in the balancing act. With anecdotes and scenarios from the author's own experience teaching adolescents and pre-service teachers, this engaging book will resonate with educators busy with today's overcrowded curriculums.

Training Hearts Teaching Minds

Author: Starr Meade
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875523927
Size: 74.95 MB
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Supplies two needs: (1) profitable, useable material for family devotions and (2) a practical guide for parents helping their children learn the catechism.

Teaching Hearts And Minds

Author: Barry M. Kroll
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809317486
Size: 43.75 MB
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"This unusual book offers an optimistic perspective on the possibilities for undergraduate education in American universities. It speaks to teachers of writing and literature who are concerned that the classroom be a place where critical thinking is encouraged and to the increasing number of teachers and students whose curriculum includes courses about the Vietnam war."--BOOK JACKET.

Heart Deep Teaching

Author: Gary C. Newton
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805447768
Size: 16.44 MB
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For parents and teachers, a book that actively engages the Bible student's mind, will and body, establishing a higher standard of teaching and learning firmly rooted in both Scripture and current educational research.

Teaching The Whole Student

Author: David Schoem
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
ISBN: 9781620363041
Size: 72.95 MB
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Teaching the Whole Student is a compendium of engaged teaching approaches by faculty across disciplines. These inspiring authors offer models for instructors who care deeply about their students, respect and recognize students' social identities and lived experiences, and are interested in creating community and environments of openness and trust to foster deep-learning, academic success, and meaning-making. The authors in this volume stretch the boundaries of academic learning and the classroom experience by seeking to identify the space between subject matter and a student's core values and prior knowledge. They work to find the interconnectedness of knowledge, understanding, meaning, inquiry and truth. They appreciate that students bring their full lives and experiences-their heart and spirit-into the classroom just as they bring their minds and intellectual inquiry. These approaches contribute to student learning and the core academic purposes of higher education, help students find meaning and purpose in their lives, and help strengthen our diverse democracy through students' active participation and leadership in civic life. They also have a demonstrated impact on critical and analytical thinking, student retention and academic success, personal well-being, commitments to civic engagement, diversity, and social justice. Topics discussed: - Teacher-student relationships and community building - How teaching the whole student increases persistence and completion rates - How an open learning environment fosters critical understanding - Strategies for developing deep social and personal reflection in experiential education and service learning The authors of this book remind us in poignant and empirical ways of the importance of teaching the whole student, as the book's title reflects.

The Teaching Brain

Author: Vanessa Rodriguez
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970228
Size: 77.87 MB
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What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what exactly is happening in the brain of a sixty-five-year-old professor discussing statistics with a room full of graduate students? While research about the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged—until now. Countering the dated yet widely held presumption that teaching is simply the transfer of knowledge from one person to another, The Teaching Brain weaves together scientific research and real-life examples to show that teaching is a dynamic interaction and an evolutionary cognitive skill that develops from birth to adulthood. With engaging, accessible prose, Harvard researcher Vanessa Rodriguez reveals what it actually takes to become an expert teacher. At a time when all sides of the teaching debate tirelessly seek to define good teaching—or even how to build a better teacher—The Teaching Brain upends the misguided premises for how we measure the success of teachers. This game-changing analysis of how the mind teaches will transform common perceptions of one of the most essential human practices (and one of the most hotly debated professions), charting a path forward for teachers, parents, and anyone seeking to better understand learning—and unlocking the teaching brain in all of us.

Teaching For Spiritual Growth

Author: Perry G. Downs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310593706
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Teaching for Spiritual Growth is a textbook that explains what it means to be spiritually mature and how churches can help people achieve spiritual growth.

Teaching Confucianism

Author: Jeffrey L. Richey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042563
Size: 10.18 MB
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Even the most casual observer of Chinese society is aware of the tremendous significance of Confucianism as a linchpin of both ancient and modern Chinese identity. Furthermore, the Confucian tradition has exercised enormous influence over the values and institutions of the other cultures of East Asia, an influence that continues to be important in the global Asian diaspora. If forecasters are correct in labeling the 21st century 'the Chinese century,' teachers and scholars of religious studies and theology will be called upon to illuminate the history, character, and role of Confucianism as a religious tradition in Chinese and Chinese-influenced societies. The essays in this volume will address the specifically pedagogical challenges of introducing Confucian material to non-East Asian scholars and students. Informed by the latest scholarship as well as practical experience in the religious studies and theology classroom, the essays are attentive to the various settings within which religious material is taught and sensitive to the needs of both experts in Confucian studies and those with no background in Asian studies who are charged with teaching these traditions. The authors represent all the arenas of Confucian studies, from the ancient to the modern. Courses involving Confucius and Confucianism have proliferated across the disciplinary map of the modern university. This volume will be an invaluable resource for instructors not only in religious studies departments and theological schools, but also teachers of world philosophy, non-Western philosophy, Asian studies, and world history.

Vygotsky S Educational Theory In Cultural Context

Author: Alex Kozulin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528832
Size: 47.18 MB
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This book presents innovative ideas in the field of educational psychology, learning, and instruction. These ideas were first formulated by Russian psychologist and educator Lev Vygotsky and are currently enjoying unprecedented popularity in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Russia. An international team of scholars who contributed to this volume provide comprehensive coverage of all main concepts of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, emphasize its importance for the understanding of child development, and propose specific classroom applications.