The Common Sense of Teaching Foreign Languages

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252312
Category: Education
Page: 252
View: 5108
Gattegno wrote this book as a scientist interested in learning processes, as a student interested in the mastery of foreign languages, and as a teacher interested in providing his students with ideal learning conditions. These perspectives combined with years of research, travel, and fieldwork create a full insight into the problem of learning a foreign language. He argues that learning a language should not be about recitation and memorization, but about the natural learning processes we have used since birth. "In fact," he writes, "We can no more say that we remember our language than that we remember how to stand up or walk.

The Common Sense of Teaching Mathematics

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252207
Category: Education
Page: 206
View: 2477
"Since knowing produces knowledge, and not the other way around, this book shows how everyone can be a producer rather than a consumer of mathematical knowledge. Mathematics can be owned as a means of mathematizing the universe, just as the power of verbalizing molds itself to all the manifold demands of experience."C. Gattegno

The Common Sense of Teaching Reading and Writing

Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878251847
Category: Education
Page: 312
View: 5427
Reading and writing can become as much the birthright of everyone as their speaking has always been.C. Gattegno

Teaching Foreign Languages in Schools

The Silent Way
Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252258
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 718
In this book, Gattegno introduces The Silent Way as a solution to the challenges of teaching and learning foreign languages. He explains how to maximize learning through the use of materials and the selection of subject matter. He argues that students can learn a new language without memorizing vocabulary or repeating after the teacher. Instead, by learning through real-world linguistic situations, students can gain relevant experiences in the new language.

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage

Author: Larry Beason,Mark Lester
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312697791
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 540
View: 3186
Presents lessons in learning English grammar.

Common sense in teaching modern languages

An address read before the School-masters' association of New York and vicinity, Dec. 13, 1894
Author: Eugene Howard Babbitt
Publisher: N.A
Category: Languages, Modern
Page: 23
View: 5013

Assessing Student Learning

A Common Sense Guide
Author: Linda Suskie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119426928
Category: Education
Page: 408
View: 8474
Assessing Student Learning is a standard reference for college faculty and administrators, and the third edition of this highly regarded book continues to offer comprehensive, practical, plainspoken guidance. The third edition adds a stronger emphasis on making assessment useful; greater attention to building a culture in which assessment is used to inform important decisions; an enhanced focus on the many settings of assessment, especially general education and co-curricula; a new emphasis on synthesizing evidence of student learning into an overall picture of an integrated learning experience; new chapters on curriculum design and assessing the hard-to-assess; more thorough information on organizing assessment processes; new frameworks for rubric design and setting standards and targets; and many new resources. Faculty, administrators, new and experienced assessment practitioners, and students in graduate courses on higher education assessment will all find this a valuable addition to their bookshelves.

Second Language Teaching

A View from the Right Side of the Brain
Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401001871
Category: Education
Page: 172
View: 6140
This volume offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages. It provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities, evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning. It illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages.

A Common Sense Guide for Teaching Common Core Literacy

Grades 6-12
Author: Jennifer Dutra
Publisher: Sensible Solutions
ISBN: 0989128172
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 972
View: 6279
A Common Sense Guide for Common Core Literacy is a must-have for teachers who are responsible for implementing the new Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. With nearly 1,000 pages of information, Common Core aligned sample questions, and reproducible, classroom-ready resources, it is guaranteed to assist teachers in making the transition to the new CCSS. Not only will this book help teachers better understand the standards, what they mean, how they are crafted, and how they build on one another from one grade to the next, but it will explain how to implement the standards in their classrooms, how to align their existing materials to the CCSS, and how to craft formative and summative assessments to track student mastery of the standards. The resources provided in this book aim to help teachers make the Common Core State Standards work for them! Nobody wants to have to throw away years of hard word spent on crafting, refining, and perfecting lessons, materials and assessments just because they were aligned to an old set of standards...and this doesn't have to be the case. With this book, teachers can build off of their existing curriculum and make connections between what they are already doing and what is required by the new CCSS. Teachers, departments, professional learning communities, schools, and districts all play a role in implementing the CCSS, and whether individual teachers use this book to help achieve their own goals for integrating the standards into their classrooms, or entire districts use it is a resource to train teachers and administrators in how to implement the standards, create quality Common Core aligned assessments, and track student mastery of the standards, this book contains a wealth of invaluable information and resources that can help make the transition to the Common Core State Standards easier for everyone.

The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences

Author: William Kingdon Clifford,Karl Pearson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108077129
Category: Mathematics
Page: 290
View: 7731
Published in 1885, this instructive work explores five fundamental areas of mathematics: number, space, quantity, position and motion.

Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis

Author: Denise Eide
Publisher: Pedia Learning
ISBN: 1936706075
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 2132

The Language of God

A Commonsense Approach to Understanding and Applying the Bible
Author: Ron Julian,John A. Crabtree,David Crabtree
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781576832769
Category: Religion
Page: 262
View: 9153
Facing real-world expenses on a Ramen-noodle budget is tough for anyone, but if you're just starting out, it can feel overwhelming. Before you can develop what will be your personal approach to finances, you need to know what God's purpose is for the money he has entrusted to you. The Grad's Guide to Money explains how to have real-world and spiritual financial habits that align with God's will. Find out: * Why you need to stay on top of your student loans * What's so important about a good credit score * How to avoid debt * Where in the Bible you can find God's direction on money * How to budget, spend, give, and save wisely

A Commonsense Book of Death

Reflections at Ninety of a Lifelong Thanatologist
Author: Edwin S. Shneidman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742563315
Category: Psychology
Page: 191
View: 5513
A distinguished lifelong thanatologist—expert on death—reviews his life, a previous prize-winning book of thirty five years ago, and his own impending death in this extraordinary volume of life's most ubiquitous event.

The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine

An Interactive Adaptation for All Ages
Author: Mark Wilensky
Publisher: Savas Beatie
ISBN: 1611210283
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 8452
Few books or pamphlets have had as much influence on the course of human history as Thomas Paine's Common Sense. The Declaration of Independence severed political bonds with England, but it was Paine's dynamic pamphlet that conceptualized the idea of unity and freedom months before Thomas Jefferson put pen to parchment. Paine's publication energized a vast number of colonists to embark on a long and bloody war that imperiled their livelihoods and dismantled their cultural identity-all in the hope of creating a new nation constructed upon the concepts of liberty and independence. Although many people know of Tom Paine and his famous Common Sense, the historic pamphlet has not been readily accessible or widely read. But it needs to be, because it is one of our nation's most important founding documents. Fifth-grade history teacher Mark Wilensky rectifies this oversight with the publication of The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine: An Interactive Adaptation for All Ages. This remarkable interactive version is adapted for young and old alike, and makes Paine's words and the concepts he espoused widely available to everyone. Wilensky's interactive Common Sense offers a rich array of colonial history sprinkled with audio, video, and text graphics linked to a dynamic online website. This adaptation includes the original Common Sense, a new adapted version in plain language everyone can understand today, an extensive chronology of important pre-revolutionary events leading up to the publication of Paine's pamphlet, and adapted versions of the Olive Branch Petition, A Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion And Sedition, and the Boston Port Act. Wilensky also includes a wide variety of insights on colonial coins and mercantilism, and many humorous illustrations designed to convey the important concepts of independence and liberty. Instructors and parents will especially appreciate Wilensky's decision to include supplementary materials such as teaching plans for classroom and home schooling use. These include a wide variety of activities to engage students, all based on National Curriculum Standards. Colonial America was a continent with multiple cultures and customs spanning vast geographic distances. Tom Paine's amazing persuasive essay Common Sense unified these seemingly conflicting characteristics into the most remarkable nation ever founded in the history of mankind. The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine will reignite the ardor of our Founding Fathers for a new generation.

The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages

In School and University
Author: Henry Gibson Atkins,Henry Leonard Hutton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: 246
View: 869

Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language

Author: Andrew D. Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317861175
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
View: 2887
Strategies in Learning and Using a Second Language examines what it takes to achieve long-term success in languages beyond the first language. Distinguishing language learning from language-use strategies, Andrew D. Cohen disentangles a morass of terminology to help the reader see what language strategies are and how they can enhance performance. Particular areas of research examined in the book include: - links between the use of task-specific strategies and language performance - how multilinguals verbalise their thoughts during language learning and use strategies that learners use in test-taking contexts In this fully revised and substantially rewritten second edition, every chapter has been reworked, with material either updated or replaced. Entirely new material has also been developed based on examples of specific strategies supplied by actual learners, mostly drawn from a website featuring these strategies in the learning of Spanish grammar.Strategies in Learning and Using a Second language will be an invaluable resource for language teachers and researchers, as well as for administrators of second language programmes and for students of applied linguistics.

What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III

Designing Curriculum
Author: MaryAnn Christison,Denise E. Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135098581
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
View: 1904
What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? These texts work for teachers across different contexts (countries where English is the dominant language, one of the official languages, or taught as a foreign language); different levels (elementary/primary, secondary, college or university, or adult education); and different learning purposes (general English, workplace English, English for academic purposes, or English for specific purposes). Volume I, on understanding learning, provides the background information that teachers need to know and be able to use in their classroom. Volume II, on facilitating learning, covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. Volume III, on designing curriculum, covers the contexts for, processes in, and types of ELT curricula—linguistic based, content-based, learner-centered, and learning-centered. Throughout the three volumes, the focus is on outcomes, that is, student learning. Features • Situated in current research in the field of English language teaching and other disciplines that inform it • Sample data, including classroom vignettes • Three kinds of activities/tasks: Reflect, Explore, and Expand

Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of California, Convened at the City of Sacramento, Saturday, September 28, 1978

Author: California. Constitutional Convention,California
Publisher: N.A
Category: California
Page: 1578
View: 1070

Against Common Sense

Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice
Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415802210
Category: Education
Page: 137
View: 1777
The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it really mean to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Connecting practice to theory through new pedagogical elements, the revised edition of this bestselling text features: A new and timely preface that considers the possibilities of anti-oppressive teaching and teaching for social justice in the face of increasing pressure from both the Right and the Left to accept neoliberal school reform policies. End of chapter questions that enhance comprehension of arguments, help concretize abstract ideas into classroom practice, and encourage critique. A sampling of print and online resources that will inspire students to further their social justice education The new pedagogical components of the revised edition will offer K-12 teachers and teacher educators the tools they need to teach against their common sense assumptions and continue the evolution of social justice in education.

The New Teaching

Author: John Adams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Curriculum change
Page: 428
View: 5389