Empowered Educators

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119369608
Size: 12.91 MB
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"Three teachers huddle around a laptop in the school library at Kranji secondary school in Singapore. Rosmiliah, a senior teacher, and her two colleagues are engaged in an intense discussion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how to incorporate them into their teaching of geography. The trio constitutes just one of many teacher groups working on year-long projects to create new and innovative learning resources. This rich learning environment for teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or principal: Kranji is much like any other neighborhood school in Singapore. The opportunities for teachers to collaborate and engage in professional learning are embedded systemically in Singapore’s education policy. While Singapore is well-known internationally for its strong investment and thoughtful designs for education, it is not alone. A growing body of research has found that high-performing countries have in common a set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of their teachers and school leaders. These countries not only train individual educators well, they deliberately organize the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools, so that the system as a whole becomes ever more effective. And they not only cultivate innovative practices, they incorporate them into the system as a whole, rather than leaving them as exceptions at the margins. This book describes how this seemingly magical work is done: how a number of high-performing educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities – and how the results of these policies are manifested in practice. Across three continents and five countries, EMPOWERED EDUCATORS examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers: recruitment, teacher preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, teacher feedback and appraisal, and career and leadership development. "--

Relating To Adolescents

Author: Susan Eva Porter
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781607090601
Size: 14.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teaching teenagers can be very rewarding; it can also be very challenging. Relating to Adolescents helps adults who work with teenagers to understand what happens in their dynamic with students. From the 'Five Things Teens Need from Grown-Ups' to the 'Seven Grown-Up Skills,' this book covers all aspects of the adult-teenager relationship and provides educators with guidance and practical tips on how to increase their effectiveness in their work with teenagers in schools.

Giving Through Teaching

Author: Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826118631
Size: 19.17 MB
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Giving Through Teaching presents compelling stories of nurse educators and their students who have given their time, talents, skills, and resources to make the world a better place. Sharing stories from more than 70 nurse educators, this unique book inspires nurses to continue the work of their peers and to tell their own stories. Highlighting the efforts of U.S. nurse educators both at home and abroad-from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to Iraq-the text showcases the diversity of the nursing profession itself. This collection of stories also examines how the knowledge and expertise of nurse educators can help to improve health care standards and achieve the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. A must-have book for current and future generations of nurse educators, Giving Through Teaching: Explores global- and U.S.-based education partnerships, with stories of nurses working to improve schools, hospitals, and communities around the world Helps readers build interpersonal relationships with others Includes stories from nurse educators who have been honored by their peers, including Legends of the American Academy of Nursing and recipients of the International Council of Nurses International Achievement Award Will contribute funds raised from book sales to scholarships for future nursing students through the NLN Foundation (NLNF)