Teaching Quality Health & Physical Education 2nd Edition
Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education helps you develop and implement Health and Physical Education experiences in primary schools. It introduces the general principles of teaching and learning in HPE and explains why this learning area is an important part of the Australian Curriculum. Chapters also discuss the considerations and practical implications for teaching both Health and Physical Education using a strengths-based approach.
The text is packed with evidence-based and research-informed content, and includes numerous examples and activities that help you bridge the gap from theory to real-world practice. Read More
Positive Learning Environments : Creating And Maintaining Productive Classrooms 2nd Edition
Positive Learning Environments: Creating and Maintaining Productive Classrooms introduces the key concepts you need to know to create and maintain your classroom as a positive learning environment.
It begins by introducing four essential components that create a positive, productive learning environment. These positive practices help you establish classrooms that recognise and encourage appropriate behaviours while reducing the probability of inappropriate behaviours.
It then examines the four main groups of evidence-based approaches to managing student behaviour: behavioural, cognitive behavioural, psychoeducational and social justice approaches. For each it discusses the theories that inform them, their practical applications for fostering appropriate behaviours and also when and how to use them to proactively intervene, if necessary.
By the end you are empowered to develop your individualised classroom management plan: one that suits your own theoretical beliefs, professional philosophy and teaching style. Read More
Programming & Planning In Early Childhood Settings 8th Edition
Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a broad range of approaches, concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum.
Chapters reflect on the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in early childhood settings, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning.
There is a strong focus on social and cultural theories, and learning styles, which helps you recognise the need for collaboration between yourself as an educator, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs.
This revised and updated eighth edition shows you how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers. It includes real-life examples, reflections, and case studies to help you understand educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Read More
Teaching Primary Science Constructively 7th Edition
Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps you to create effective science learning experiences for primary students. This bestselling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching science. Chapters also provide research-based and practical ideas for implementing a constructivist approach. Throughout the text, there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. Read More
Delivering Authentic Arts Education 4th Edition
This market-leading text helps you develop the confidence, understanding and skills you need to teach arts, including dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. With a perfect balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the key learning area of arts education and its importance in the curriculum. It also conveys creative activity and expression within a cultural context.
The text helps you learn how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and teaching skills, how to encourage children’s creativity and how to lead arts appreciation experiences. It also includes information on planning and assessment. Read More
Teaching Humanities And Social Sciences 7th Edition
Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, 7e prepares you to develop and implement lessons in the humanities and social sciences. With the aid of this valuable text, you’ll be able to assist primary, middle and secondary students to become active and informed citizens. The resource blends theory with practical approaches to teaching that are engaging and relevant to students’ lives. Chapters on history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business discuss the nature of these subjects and how to teach them.
New, print versions of this book come with bonus online study tools on the Search Me! platform. You’ll get access for 12 months from your first login. Read More
Teaching 6th Edition
Teaching, 6e is an easy-to-use text that encourages you to become an active learner of teaching. It shows you how to think like a teacher and asks you to consider the key aspects of teaching. The book also directs you to useful teaching resources, in text, in references and online. Case studies and reflection opportunities will get you to consider your own strengths and issues, and cover the diversity of learning styles in students, their school and wider community as well as government and ethical requirements. This book will show you what it really means to teach, and how you can do it. Read More
Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More
Supporting Education 3rd Edition
Supporting Education is the handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. It provides Education Support Workers with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas for primary school students. The text also links to new online support resources and information to help you with teaching and class prep time.
Supports the Certificate III in Education Support qualification. Read More
The Professional Practice Of Teaching In New Zealand 6th Edition
The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand contains information that will help you learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that you’ll need in order to make a positive difference to your students’ lives.
This text includes the latest research and covers topics such as effective teaching in modern learning environments, Maori learners, and diverse learners. Case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help you to link theory to your classroom practices. Read More
AE Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, activities, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More
Birth To Big School 5th Edition
Birth to Big School uses down-to-earth, practical examples to help you understand traditional areas of development, and links these to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).
Questions throughout the text get you to check your understanding of the content. Learning from real life scenarios helps you connect theory to practice, and reflective activities reinforce what you have learnt. Read More
Advances In Mediated Learning Experience For 21St Century: Competencies, Contexts And Culture 1st Edition
Latest developments in the neuroscience and science of learning have affirmed the theories
of the late cognitive psychologist Professor Reuven Feuerstein. The theory of Mediated
Learning Experience (MLE) and Structural Cognitive Modifiability (SCM), which have their
genesis in the 1950s continue to make advances in its implementation science.
This book aims to provide a compilation of works that synthesises the most up-to-date
knowledge, research, and practice of MLE and its interventions which would guide the
application of MLE with diverse learners of different stages of human development.
Besides an emphasis on the culturally responsive use of the Feuerstein approach, this
book also intends to offer substantive coverage of the application of MLE across different
contexts and seeks to merge the current state of knowledge and chart research directions
for researchers in the cognitive and social-emotional development of students’ learning. Read More
Planning Effective Instruction 6th Edition
PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, fully equips you to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today's diverse classroom. Organized around a framework that guides you in focusing your efforts to plan for diversity, the book helps you see that what you teach, how you teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. An appendix includes many sample lesson and activity plans for study and for use in your future classroom. As you read this book -- which integrates InTASC Standards and includes learning objectives -- you will find many resources and exercises that both lay the foundation for your future work and prove useful as tools that you can reference throughout your teaching career. Read More
Autism 2nd Edition
Engaging and reader-friendly, this text presents the vital material required by special educators to plan and implement effective programs that meet the needs of students with autism, specifically those who also have intellectual disabilities (ID). You'll find detailed information about evidence-based practices in the field of autism, beginning with an overview that discusses etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, and program considerations, followed by in-depth coverage of evidence-based teaching practices in a step-by-step format. The authors' optimistic viewpoint is grounded in the premise that applied behavior analytical interventions, if well planned and accurately implemented, will increase the potential for each student's independent functioning in integrated settings. Read More
Preschool Appropriate Practices 5th Edition
Aligned around ten learning centers in a preschool classroom, PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 5th Edition is a must-have resource for preschool teachers creating the learning environment in their classroom. Easy to read and full of practical ideas, this text helps you learn how to act as a facilitator of preschoolers' self-directed learning by setting up centers in the classroom. Creative ideas for involving children in all aspects of their learning, including rule making and curriculum planning, are found throughout. You'll also find many learning activities, including some incorporating children's books. Activities are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a nationally recommended set of early childhood practices. Chapter summaries pull out key ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom. Read More
Methods And Strategies For Teaching Students With High Incidence Disabilities 2nd Edition
Students in special education methods courses often become overwhelmed by the numerous methods and insufficient practice opportunities to apply techniques in actual teaching situations. That won't happen with METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES: A CASE-BASED APPROACH. The book's focused approach presents just five to seven techniques in detail in each chapter. You'll see methods in action in case studies, and practice effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities. You'll also find information to help you address culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others. Read More
Teaching Reading In Today's Elementary Schools 12th Edition
TEACHING READING IN TODAYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS sets the standard for reading instruction to ensure that you are able to help your students learn mechanics of word recognition, how to comprehend what they read -- and enjoy the process. The book advocates a balanced approach to reading, presenting newer approaches to reading with more traditional approaches that have proven value, such as phonics, vocabulary instruction, and strategies to improve literal and higher-order comprehension. The twelfth edition includes discussion of the latest technology for literacy learning, recent movements in literacy assessment and standards that must be met, and information about guided reading and close reading techniques with appropriate texts. Praxis, CCSS, and edTPA assistance is incorporated throughout. Read More
Introduction To Research In Education 10th Edition
Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 10th Edition. Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this research methods text helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others -- as well as plan and carry out your own research. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify concepts, supported by end-of-chapter exercises that allow you to practice your new skills. The text covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and is a must-read for anyone planning to conduct research or interpret the research of others. Read More
Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms 5th Edition
This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom. It prepares you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to create a developmentally appropriate, respectful, and culturally responsive classroom and teaching environment. You'll find practical information, ideas, and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. There are guidelines on how to create relationships between the school, community, and family as essential partners that influence a child's success. Questions about how to deal with a bilingual child, a child with exceptionalities, and non-traditional parents are also addressed. Finally, you'll learn the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Read More
Single Subject Research 3rd Edition
This practical textbook provides background knowledge, basic concepts, and an understanding of relevant issues related to applied behavior analysis -- and specifically to single subject research designs. It combines explanation with application, providing you with an overview of the major types of single subject research designs. A summary of the results of applicable studies published in the professional literature follows the overview. Sample studies illustrate the application of principles, and concept checks help you gauge your grasp of the material. Read More
Child And Adolescent Development For Educators 1st Edition
Child and Adolescent Development for Educators covers development from early childhood through high school. This text provides authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for the classroom, helping you to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children.
The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom behaviour management, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. The text combines core theory with practical implications for educational contexts, and shows how child development links to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.
Case studies and real-world vignettes illustrate concepts, while research, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous children, bridges the distance between research and the classroom. Read More
Technology Integration For Meaningful Classroom Use 3rd Edition
Educational technology changes constantly. That's why TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR MEANINGFUL CLASSROOM USE: A STANDARDS-BASED APPROACH, 3rd Edition is such a useful resource. This text equips you with the knowledge, creative and critical thinking skills and confidence to successfully navigate the ever-evolving environment of technology integration in the classroom. Its self-directed approach, along with the activities included to build and model self-directed learning with your students, helps you develop skills that you can apply throughout your career to find and use the most appropriate technologies for your students and subject areas. Just like the 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators on which the book is based, the focus is on empowering teachers to be successful in a changing education space. Read More
Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom, Chronological Approach 1st Edition
This book provides you with research-based strategies and guidelines for your classroom, whether you will be teaching children in infancy and toddlerhood, high school, or anywhere in between. You'll learn how child development concepts are applied to topics of interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, teacher-student relationships, increasing intelligence, and many others. Chapters use an easy-to-follow format, and diversity and multicultural issues are integrated throughout. Real-world vignettes bridge the distance between research and your classroom, helping you be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in all children. With its practical classroom-based focus, this text will help you view all students more positively, give you the tools to effectively guide them, and make teaching more enjoyable. Read More
Educational Psychology For Learning And Teaching 6th Edition
Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching introduces you to key theories of development and learning to help you understand how learners learn, and how educators can be more effective in their teaching practice. Featuring current research on the various dimensions of learning and teaching alongside traditional theories, it provides a clear framework of theory and evidence that supports modern education practices.
Taking a comprehensive approach, this text investigates how to apply psychology principles to education contexts to enhance learning and teaching quality, particularly for accommodating individual student needs. This wholly Australian and New Zealand text caters for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. With a focus on resilience in education settings, the discussion of creativity alongside intelligence and a broader discussion on diversity, this new edition is up-to-date for the pre-service teacher. Read More
Understanding Teaching, Learning And Learners: A Guide For Singapore Teachers 1st Edition
Under the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), a model that documents the best
practices of Singapore’s teaching profession, teaching is a dynamic combination
of both knowledge and action. In STP, Pedagogical Processes (PP) articulates
the processes of areas and actions in good teaching. Knowledge Bases, in turn,
provide PP with a framework of conceptual and theoretical understanding such
that they can be applied meaningfully in the classroom.
This book seeks to provide its readers with key foundational knowledge in 2 STP
knowledge bases, ‘Understanding Teaching’ and ‘Understanding Students and
Learning’. Embedded fully in the education contexts of Singapore, it melds theory
together with empirical insight drawn from local classroom-based research.
Whether you are a local educator or an international researcher, you will find
this a useful introduction to the Singaporean praxis of teaching. Each chapter is
written by a local academic with research and practical background in the areas
covered, ensuring a high degree of up-to-date relevance.
Readers can expect to gain a comprehensive overview of theories and issues
pertinent to teaching and learning in Singaporean classrooms today. Examples
include classroom diversity, classroom management as well as aspects of
motivation and development in Singaporean students. Read More
Science Stories 6th Edition
SCIENCE STORIES helps you get in touch with your "scientific self" and become empowered to teach science in your own classrooms. This book's unique approach uses stories of science in real-world classrooms to demonstrate important science content and strategies in action. Following each story, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the connections to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and to the teaching and disciplinary ideas behind the story. This approach makes the stories' instructional value explicit. Author Janice Koch helps you feel comfortable with the prospect of teaching science and encourages you in the discovery and exploration of life, physical, and earth and space sciences. Through a warm and inviting narrative style, the author also fosters an appreciation for engineering design and for science and engineering practices. Read More
Event Management 5th Edition
Events Management: For Tourism, Cultural, Business, and Sporting Events, 5e is a comprehensive learning resource for students of the Diploma of Event Management and undergraduate students in Event Management.
This edition adopts a scaffolded learning pedagogy, helping students move through the material logically and efficiently while building on their understanding of tourism, cultural, business and sporting events. Case studies highlighting local and global events add context and introduce students to best practices of managing events of various scales and geographical contexts. Read More
Teaching Strategies 11th Edition
TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, now in its eleventh edition, gives you practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal if you are studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, the book focuses on topics such as lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The new edition maintains the book's solid coverage, while incorporating new and expanded material on technology integration planning, English Language Learner instruction, and proactive classroom management, as well as an up-to-date discussion of teaching students with disabilities and differentiated instruction. The text is available with the digital learning solution MindTap, which features an integrated e-portfolio, videos of classroom teaching situations, quizzes, professional resources, scenario activities, and other tools to help you succeed in the course and beyond. Read More
Early Education Curriculum 7th Edition
EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD shows you how to conduct observations and assessments of children and the program, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, and evaluate and document program quality and children's learning. Whether you are a student or an experienced teacher, this book will help you learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated with the most current research and standards, the seventh edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to solve real-life dilemmas. The book's strong applied approach focuses on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. Read More
Powerful Social Studies For Elementary Students 4th Edition
Ideal whether you're a pre-service or in-service teacher, POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences meaningfully. It combines theory and research with examples from classroom practice. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Read More
Training And Assessment 1st Edition
Training and Assessment - Theory and Practice, 1e covers all core units and essential elective units of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
It takes both theoretical and pragmatic approaches to help learners gain essential knowledge and skills through solid and well-researched theories by respected authors. Each chapter is a self-contained unit that offers sufficient volume of learning and volume of assessment to support delivery of training and assessment. Designed as part textbook/part workbook, the A4 spiral bound, full-colour format increases student engagement particularly for visual and experiential learners.
A customisable premium Assessment Pack can be purchased separately to help institutions design, develop and administer assessments more effectively and efficiently. For more information visit - https://cengage.com.au/vet/assessments Read More
Teaching Primary Science Constructively 6th Edition
Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. This best-selling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching, and discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Chapters also provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. Throughout there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. This sixth edition includes a new introductory chapter addressing readers’ preconceptions and concerns about teaching primary science. Read More
Technologies Education For The Primary Years 1st Edition
Create. Innovate. Shape. Transform. Improve. Solve. Restore. Sustain. All of these things are possible with the aid of the powerful processes, knowledge and skills that students discover in this exciting new text about the technologies education area.
Technologies Education for the Primary Years explains what ‘technology’ really is, its role in human society and how it responds to different circumstances across history and geography. Students come to know that technology is both a distinct education area and a process that is embedded in many activities in other learning areas, rather than a product. Chapters discuss how this subject relates to other fields such as science and engineering, and the critical role that technologies education plays in preparing future generations of active, informed citizens. They also introduce key concepts and elements in teaching technologies to primary students, including: creativity and the design process; computational thinking; suitable pedagogical approaches; summative and formative assessment; safety; and how to carefully select and adapt appropriate resources to support effective learning.
The final part of the book provides a concise introduction to the two distinct technologies subjects in the Australian Curriculum: Design and technologies, and Digital technologies. A wealth of practical ideas and authentic classroom examples drawn from the extensive teaching experiences of the authors illustrate how teachers can implement these subjects in the classroom.
* Provides teachers with the knowledge and understanding of technology and the curriculum that enables them to plan and implement technologies education in their classrooms
* Gives clear indications of how to approach technologies in the classroom, through recognising the role of creativity and design thinking in technological innovation
* Encourages students to adopt active learning approaches that embody the project management concepts from the curriculum Read More
Teaching Quality Health And Physical Education 1st Edition
Taught well, Health and Physical Education can provide purposeful, stimulating and challenging learning experiences. It can help children to develop sophisticated understanding, skill and capabilities through their bodies and to see greater meaning in not only what they are learning but also their wider lives; and it can enrich all other aspects of the curriculum.
This practical new text will help pre- and in-service teachers to develop and implement quality health and physical education experiences in primary schools. It introduces the general principles of teaching and learning in Health and Physical Education and explains why this learning area is an important part of the Australian Curriculum. Chapters then discuss considerations and practical implications for teaching both health and physical education using a strengths-based approach.
Packed with evidence-based and research-informed content, this valuable text also includes numerous examples and activities that help you bridge the gap from theory to real-world practice. Above all, it will give educators the confidence to teach primary health and physical education so that every child benefits. Read More
Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 7th Edition
Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting children’s learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children’s diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition shows how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers, and highlights connections to the school-based context. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies assist students to understand a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement. Read More
Guiding Children’S Learning Of Mathematics 13th Edition
Trust this market-leading text to give you a thorough introduction to mathematics methods and concepts and provide you with a practical resource guide to teaching grade K–6 mathematics. The text contains over 275 detailed lesson activities for easy-to-implement classroom use. Each activity is also linked to related Common Core Content Standards and Mathematical Practice. Other useful features highlight common student misconceptions about math operations and concepts, tips for being inclusive of students from various cultural backgrounds, and excellent math-related children's literature to use in the classroom. The text is available with MindTap, an online learning experience that guides you to learn concepts and skills critical to becoming a great teacher, and includes useful apps and an eportfolio. Read More
Behavior Management 3rd Edition
Behavior management isn't about providing students with stickers when they exhibit appropriate behaviors -- it entails much more. Authored by nationally recognized scholar and behavioral consultant Dr. John W. Maag, this book focuses primarily on students' observable behaviors and the environmental factors that affect their expression. As Maag points out, behavior management is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Written in an accessible style, this book demystifies stereotypical beliefs and misconceptions regarding the use of reinforcement, punishment, and self-control. Maag offers clear, yet detailed descriptions of proven intervention techniques, supplemented by step-by-step guidelines, real-life examples, sample forms, and visuals that assist you in implementing these techniques in the classroom. Although the techniques described are based on a sound theoretical and empirical foundation, the author limits the use of technical jargon. Read More
Creative Literacy In Action 1st Edition
Featuring a holistic approach that integrates literacy, educational psychology, and the arts, this early literacy textbook provides creative strategies and activities to help you meet the needs of diverse learners, birth through age nine. Comprehensive, yet written in a conversational style, it presents ideas to use as a springboard for developing your own unique style and method of literacy instruction. Sample activities by age groups facilitate a flexible foundation of curriculum design. Chapter features -- including Lesson Ideas, Vignettes, Diverse Learners, Brain Briefs, Literacy Assessment, and Teacher Toolbox -- reinforce concepts, illustrate theories, and offer practical teaching examples. With this text, you'll learn how to support and inspire children on their journeys to becoming lifelong readers and writers. Read More
Adult Development And Aging 1st Edition
Designed to meet the needs of today’s students by presenting a uniquely positive perspective on aging, Adult Development and Aging, The Canadian Experience, challenges readers to examine their own ageism and to consider the gains as well as the losses people experience across adulthood. This first truly Canadian edition provides relatable examples, case studies, up-to-date research, and relevant global and Canadian demographics as well as loads of StatsCan data--all set within a conversational, approachable narrative that avoids overly academic or clinical language. Engaging pedagogy, which is built to help students retain information, supplement their learning, and consider career options appears throughout the text and digital solution, CourseMate Read More
Strategies For Including Children With Special Needs In Early Childhood Settings 2nd Edition
This practical, hands-on-guide encompasses workable ideas on how to include and support young children with disabilities in all preschool classrooms. Teaching strategies and adaptations are offered by program activity rather than by disability, so you can more easily coordinate adaptations to each part of your lesson plan. The main focus is on embedding instruction within daily routines. The text incorporates simple and direct language that builds on the foundation of information learned about children without disabilities. Chapters are short and include many examples for supporting children with a variety of common disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, hearing loss, and behavioral challenges. Whether you're a student working in general or special education, you will find the strategies, helpful hints, and scenarios to be useful resources when accommodating children with special needs in your current or future classroom. Read More
Guiding Children's Social Development And Learning 9th Edition
Updated throughout and featuring an emphasis on NAEYC and other standards, GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: THEORY AND SKILLS, Ninth Edition, focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. You'll find practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. With the help of this text, you'll avoid much of the guesswork and frustration that can hinder practitioners' efforts to influence children's social development and behavior. And, you'll obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children's development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. This is a book you'll want to keep and refer to long after you leave the course. Read More
Literacy 10th Edition
A leading resource for K–8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods text has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers (including you) with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. LITERACY: HELPING STUDENTS CONSTRUCT MEANING, 10th Edition has been completely reorganized to better meet the needs of its readers; for instance, with early coverage of assessment in recognition of its foundational nature. Distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples that clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing, the text continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the information, strategies, and techniques they need to assist their students in becoming literate. The Common Core State Standards are fully integrated throughout the text, and full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons. Read More
Partnerships 6th Edition
Partnerships: Families and Communities in Early Childhood, Sixth Canadian Edition, is designed to encourage the development of authentic, meaningful, and respectful relationships with families. With a strong emphasis on working in early learning centres and school environments, this resource provides strategies for building positive relationships between parents and teachers. Through engaging features such as Inside Look boxes, updated statistics from the 2016 census, and in-depth discussions around the increasing diversity of Canadian society and the education system, students develop a strong base to build meaningful and active relationships with both the children and family members once they are in the real world of childcare centres. Read More
Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom, Topical Approach 3rd Edition
Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides you with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for your future classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including social-emotional development, classroom discipline, humor, constructivism, and many others. Group and individual diversity and multicultural issues are integrated throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping to prepare you to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. With its practical classroom-based focus, this text will help you view all students more positively, give you the tools to deal effectively with them, and make teaching more enjoyable. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, with videos, applied activities, an e-portfolio, and more. Read More
Making Math Meaningful To Canadian Students, K-8 3rd Edition
In this new edition, Dr. Marian Small combines her wealth of research and practical experience to create this thorough, yet very accessible resource. Making Math Meaningful provides teachers with insight on how to make mathematics make sense to students and capture their interest. An invaluable reference for teachers who often have not had specialist training in mathematics, yet are expected to teach sophisticated curriculum to a diverse student population. Uniquely Canadian, this resource is filled with samples from Canadian student texts and attention to Canadian curricula. Read More
Inclusion In Action 5th Edition
How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class?
This best-selling text begins by asking “Why include all students?” in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context.
This fifth edition includes broader coverage of issues to do with diversity and individual differences, particularly cultural and multicultural inclusion, linguistic diversity and giftedness. There is more throughout on the universal design for learning framework and on partnerships with families, while new pedagogical features encourage readers to reflect. Throughout, it emphasises a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs. Read More
Educational Psychology 1st Edition
Teacher education in the 21st century calls for new perspectives, paradigms and pragmatics to prepare quality teachers. Recent international studies such as PISA and TIMMS point to the success of Asian educational systems in equipping their learners with fundamentals and problem-solving skills to cope with the challenges of a complex knowledge-based era. Teacher thinking must be reflective, adaptive and influential to impact future learners. The field of psychology with its advancements in understanding how people learn best has an increasingly important role in teacher education. This adaptation of Educational Psychology with an Asian contextualisation provides an excellent resource for student-teachers to weave psychology into educational studies, curriculum studies and teaching practice. Insights from the National Institute of Education model of teacher education and the pragmatics of theory-practice links, pedagogical innovations and professional learning communities are incorporated. Realistic cases are provided within the texts for the teacher to reflect upon and relate back to one’s beliefs, philosophy and practice. The contextualised nature of this book and its many key features make it an indispensable addition to the Asian educator’s source of reference. Read More