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Putting Research to Work in Your School

Putting Research to Work in Your School

June 1996 | 260 pages | Corwin
Formerly a SkyLight Publication

Putting Research to Work in Your School
-the only book of its kind-presents the results of professional research in an accessible, readable format. Internationally renowned researchers offer real-life practices that work in today's schools. You'll be inspired to try these well-researched teaching strategies.

You'll be encouraged to ask tough questions:

  • How appropriate are my assignments?
  • How can I better manage my classroom and my class time?
  • How does my assessment of students impact their motivation?

You'll learn how to bring your teaching methods and resources up-to-date, tap the potential to learn in each of your students, and celebrate your students' diversity.

Section I: Teaching
1. How Appropriate Are Most Teachers' Assignments?
2. Ability Grouping: Does It Cause More Problems Than It Solves?
3. Are There Any New Teaching Methods? Yes, and This One Produces Startling Results!
4. Are You Teaching Kids the Right Skills for Remembering?
5. How to Make a Good Impression Every Day
6. Why What You Write on Homework Papers Counts
7. How to Increase Scientific Literacy: Teach It!
8. What Do We Know About Well-Managed Classrooms?
9. Managing Instructional Time
10. What Kind of Resource Is Your Resource Room?
11. Teacher Efficacy: How Can Teachers Make a Difference?
Section II: Instructional Strategies
13. Being the Teacher Helps Students Learn
14. When Are Two Heads Better Than One?
15. Peer Tutoring: A New Look at a Popular Practice
16. The Case for Peer Tutoring
17. How to Make Cross-Age Tutoring Work
18. The Benefits of Reading Stories Aloud
19. Retelling Stories Can Help Kids Become Better Readers
20. Should We Raise the Reading Speed Limit for First-Graders?
21. The Field Trip: Frill or Essential
22. Play Is the Work of Childhood
23. Bilingual Instruction: Which Strategies Work Best?
Section III: Learning
24. How Memory Works: Implications for Teachers
25. Rethinking Intellectual Aptitude
26. Use What Students Already Know to Teach New Things
27. Challenging Misconceptions in Science
28. How Children Think About Mathematics
29. Are Your Students Getting the Most From Their Writing Revisions?
30. Schooling and the Reduction of Linguistic Competence
31. What Are Students Doing When They Do All That Seatwork?
32. Helping Kids Learn How to Learn
Section IV: Motivation
33. Is Your Classroom Learning-Oriented?
34. Are Grades Undermining Motivation?
35. Motivating Students Through Project-Based Learning
36. Fictional Inducements to Attention
37. Do Failing Students Benefit From Being Retained?
38. Are We Expecting Enough Effort From Students
39. Can We Help Children Stay Enthusiastic About School?
40. Changing Minds to Change Behavior
Section V: School and Society
41. Is Parent Involvement Worth the Effort?
42. Parents Can Be Great Summer Tutors
43. Does Culture Affect Reading Comprehension?
44. Big Gains in Reading Overnight: Creating the Right Context for Learning
45. Are You Helping Boys Outperform Girls in Math?
46. Creating Better School Citizens
47. Effective Schools: Teachers Make the Difference
Section VI: Testing
48. Getting the Best Estimate of Learning Potential
49. Student Anxiety and Student Achievement onTests
50. Should Students Be Made Test-Wise?
51. How Standardized Tests Affect Teachers
52. Performance Testing in Education: An Increase in Authenticity

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ISBN: 9781575170640