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Expert Teachers

Author : Andrew Goodwyn
ISBN : 9781135087449
Genre : Education
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Expert Teachers is a compelling book that explores issues surrounding the concept of the expert teacher from a truly international perspective. Expert teaching, a global phenomenon that exerts significant influence on education policy and practice, has developed rapidly since the 1980s and significantly impacted many teachers’ careers. As a result, this book poses pertinent and important questions scrutinising the topic as well as considering possibilities for future models. The book reviews and expands upon issues such as: What does it mean to be an ‘expert’ teacher? What have been the most successful models of expert teaching? Is rewarding a minority of the ‘best’ teachers a sustainable method of raising standards? What is the role of expertise in furthering the aim to make teaching a ‘top tier’ career? What are the dominant and emerging models of expert teaching globally? What ways can we expect models of expert teaching to develop in the future? With case studies of specific systems, and analyses of the issues and context therein, this book offers an exceptional insight into the effects of expert teaching models – their effects on the teacher as an individual as well as standards and education policy internationally. The book argues that the current focus on pursuing misleading high-stakes test scores is underserving the teaching profession and that instead the focus for expert teaching should be grounded in issues of social justice and community wellbeing. This book will appeal greatly to current teachers, those currently undertaking teacher training and students or academics carrying out research in the field of teacher education, professional development and expertise.
Category: Education

What Expert Teachers Do

Author : John Loughran
ISBN : 9781136969676
Genre : Education
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How do expert teachers do it? How do they enhance student learning? How do they manage the dilemmas and tensions inherent in working with 25 different students in every lesson? Internationally respected teacher educator John Loughran argues that teachers’ knowledge of what they do is largely tacit and often misunderstood. In this book, he distils the essence of professional practice for classroom teachers. Drawing on the best research on pedagogy, he outlines the crucial principles of teaching and learning, and shows how they are translated into practice using real classroom examples. He emphasises that teaching procedures need to be part of an integrated approach, so that they are genuinely meaningful and result in learning. Throughout, he shows how teachers can engage their students in ways that create a real ‘need to know’, and a desire to become active learners. What Expert Teachers Do is for teachers who want to become really accomplished practitioners.
Category: Education

West Meets East Best Practices From Expert Teachers In The U S And China

Author : Leslie Grant
ISBN : 9781416618201
Genre : Education
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The United States and China: two nations drastically different in demographics, history, political structures, and education systems. Despite these differences, educators in each country have discovered they have much to learn from one another. The United States looks east and is captivated by the high assessment scores that many Chinese students achieve. China looks west and is enamored with how the United States fosters innovation and creativity in students. Teachers are increasingly looking across borders to expand, adapt, and offer their students a more balanced education. West Meets East is based on the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. With this in mind, Grant and her colleagues set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances. As educators, it's important to understand that even though we're setting new goals and improving outcomes, excellence is a moving target. In the globally connected 21st century, educational innovations in one country can reset the bar for students around the world. Only by learning from one another can we be sure all our students remain competitive and successful.
Category: Education

The Power Of Expert Teaching

Author : Shane N. Phillipson
ISBN : 9781351139755
Genre : Education
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Throughout the world, the challenges facing modern education are formidable. Although some of the challenges facing are unique to each educational jurisdiction, there are also some important commonalities that transcend jurisdictions. Irrespective of the nature of these challenges, there is an increasing focus on teacher quality – what it is and how to enhance it. To date, research tells us what expert teachers should be doing in their classrooms. This approach is based on the idea that teaching expertise is nothing more than the accumulation of specific skills and knowledge, and as teachers acquire these skills and knowledge most of our educational challenges can be overcome. This book questions this idea by asking 37 teachers who are already recognised as experts to share their classroom secrets. Importantly, the teachers come from diverse cultural contexts, including Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and the US, and they share: how they became expert teachers; their expectations for every student when they enter their classroom; how they view and encourage teacher–parent partnerships; and what skills and knowledge they consider important for expert teaching. To our knowledge, this is the first book that compares and contrasts the approaches taken by expert teachers from four very different cultural groups. The book helps to demystify the work of the modern teacher – what they do and the challenges they face. If you aspire to be an expert teacher, this book provides a clear model of how to approach the process. If you are an education researcher searching for ‘impact’, this book outlines what are some of the emerging hot topics in education research. If you are involved in teacher education then this book offers some new approaches to initial teacher education. If your focus is on educational policy, this book helps make sense of the links between the classrooms of expert teachers, education research and academic achievement. Finally, this book will help parents understand how best to partner with their child’s teacher in order to enhance their learning.
Category: Education

The Expert Teacher Of English

Author : Andrew Goodwyn
ISBN : 9781136920158
Genre : Education
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The Expert Teacher of English is for all passionate teachers – both novice and expert - who aspire to become outstanding professionals. It considers what we mean by ‘expert’ and ‘expertise’, explores concepts that are vital to understanding what expertise in teaching is ‘for’, and discusses the characteristics of excellent teaching. As increasing attention is being paid to the concept of the professional who can model excellent teaching and mentor and develop others, it provides a critical analysis of The Advanced Skills Teacher and the Excellent Teacher, as well as the Chartered Teacher in Scotland and the ‘highly accomplished teacher’ in the US. Ideas and issues considered include: The nature of English as a school subject What it means to be part of a profession Curriculum design, lesson planning and assessment Opportunities for technologies in the English classroom Working collaboratively with colleagues, mentoring and observation Continuing professional development and research Drawing on the views, ideas and experiences of a group of skilful teachers, The Expert Teacher of English aims to stimulate personal and professional development, help you reflect on the concept of expertise, and support you as you develop as a highly accomplished teacher.
Category: Education

Conception And Characteristics Of Expert Mathematics Teachers In China

Author : Xinrong Yang
ISBN : 9783658030971
Genre : Education
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The superior performance of East Asian students in recent international studies of mathematics achievement has attracted the attention of educators and policy makers worldwide. Xinrong Yang focuses on exploring how an expert mathematics teacher is conceptualized by mathematics educators in China and the characteristics that expert mathematics teachers share. The author adopts a sociocultural theory and a prototypical view of conception in this study of teacher expertise and shows that some of the roles expected to be played by expert mathematics teachers in China, such as being at the same time a researcher, a mentor, an expert in examination, and an exemplary model, are quite different from the roles expected of an expert teacher in Western cultures. In addition, some characteristics of expert mathematics teachers the author identifies are different from those reported in previous studies. Examples include the expert mathematics teachers ́ contemporary-constructivist oriented beliefs about mathematics and its learning and teaching, and their ability to teach with flexibility, balance, and coherence.​
Category: Education

The Expert Teacher

Author : Darren Mead
ISBN : 1781353115
Genre : Lesson planning
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The Expert Teacher presents an engaging, research-informed view on which teaching strategies work best to provoke long-term learning in students. 'But what does this look like in a classroom?' This question generally occurs to interested practitioners when they enquire into evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. And it is often the case that they get to the end of a teaching manual only to find that the answers still escape them. In The Expert Teacher, however, Darren Mead provides many of the answers. A highly respected teacher, Darren has devoted his professional life to attaining pedagogical excellence - and in this book he shares effective tools and techniques that have been tried and tested over many years in the classroom, much to the long-term benefit of his pupils' learning. A warning though: this book is not for teachers seeking quick fixes or superficial tricks. The Expert Teacher is for educators who are eager to experience the excitement of knowing and teaching their subject masterfully.
Category: Lesson planning

Expertise In Second Language Learning And Teaching

Author : K. Johnson
ISBN : 9780230523470
Genre : Education
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Understanding what constitutes expertise in language learning and teaching is important for theoretical reasons related to psycholinguistic, and applied linguistic, enquiry. It also has many significant applications in practice, particularly in relation to the training and practice of language teachers and improvements in students' strategies of learning. In this volume, methodologies for establishing what constitutes expert practice are discussed and the contributions address the fields of listening, reading, writing, speaking and communication strategies, looking at common characteristics of the 'expert teacher' and the 'expert learner'.
Category: Education

Teacher Language Awareness

Author : Stephen Andrews
ISBN : 9780521530194
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Teacher Language Awareness (TLA) is an area of increasing interest to those involved in language teacher education. This book provides an introduction to the nature of TLA, assesses its impact upon teaching and its potential impact on learning. The book focuses specifically on grammar. It aims to encourage teachers and others involved in language education to think more deeply about the importance of TLA ad to adopt a more principled approach to the planning of those parts of their programmes assosciated with it.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Effective Teachers Student Achievement

Author : James Stronge
ISBN : 9781317926306
Genre : Education
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Research has shown that there is no greater influence on a student's success than the quality of his or her teacher. This book presents the research findings which demonstrate the connection between teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Author James Stronge describes and explains the value-added teacher-assessment research that has emerged in the past decade and demystifies the power and practices of effective teachers.
Category: Education

Assessing Teachers For Professional Certification

Author : Lawrence Ingvarson
ISBN : 9781849505307
Genre : Education
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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the USA is the most ambitious and successful attempt by any country to establish a certification system for recognizing and rewarding teachers who reach high professional standards. This book focuses on The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Category: Education

Developing Teaching Expertise

Author : Ryan Dunn
ISBN : 9781544368382
Genre : Education
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Cultivate a Culture of Learning by Doing In Teacher Development Picture a world where teachers, equipped with the expertise to produce the best outcomes in every context, confidently and intentionally inquire, adapt, and change instruction based on student needs. Do you know how to get them there? Developing Teaching Expertise offers a proactive framework for teachers to work through iterative design cycles and understand how to make ‘what works best’ work in their unique classroom. Aligned to the varied components of teacher professional learning, this book supports the development of teaching expertise by: Exploring how specific design and leadership approaches can be integrated to form a useful framework for leading teacher professional learning Highlighting ways to navigate through complex educational environments Incorporating illustrative tools and vignettes, and real-life examples of results from different educational settings This book offers a deep exploration to lead and intentionally cultivate a culture of lifelong teacher learning.
Category: Education

How Do Expert Primary Classteachers Really Work

Author : Tony Eaude
ISBN : 9781909330047
Genre : Education
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This is an essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers. What constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years is rarely discussed other than in terms of measurable outcomes in literacy and numeracy. This book presents a different view of the distinctive learning needs of 5-11 year-olds and examines the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet these, especially as a classteacher. Informed by research, but linking this with practical examples, it examines how teachers with a high level of expertise with young children actually think, act and interact. While highlighting the features of such expertise, the challenges of developing it are not overlooked, and the text provides practical pointers on how to do this in both initial teacher education and continuing professional development. This title is part of the successful Critical Guides for Teacher Educators series edited by Ian Menter.
Category: Education

Life Cycle Of The Career Teacher

Author : Betty E. Steffy
ISBN : 0761975403
Genre : Education
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This book demonstrates how teachers and administrators can work collaboratively on maintaining continual growth, focusing on the Life Cycle of the Career Teacher Model, which crosses the continuum of practice from preservice preparation through professional development. Case studies illustrate the Reflection-Renewal-Growth Cycle Model in action. The book gives specific attention to the unique needs of each phase and makes recommendations on specific professional development practices. The eight chapters are (1) "The Model and Its Application" (Betty E. Steffy, Michael P. Wolfe, Suzanne H. Pasch, and Billie J. Enz); (2) "The Novice Teacher" (Michael J. Berson and Rick A. Breault); (3) "The Apprentice Teacher" (Mary C. Clement, Billie J. Enz, and George E. Pawlas); (4) "The Professional Teacher" (Polly Wolfe, Diane S. Murphy, Patricia H. Phelps, and Vincent R. McGrath); (5) "The Expert Teacher" (Jane S. Bray, Pamela A. Kramer, and Denise LePage); (6) "The Distinguished Teacher" (Billie J. Enz, Kathleen R. Weber, and Ruth D. Campopiano); (7) "The Emeritus Teacher" (Raymond J. Dagenais, Betty E. Steffy, and Billie J. Enz); and (8) "Applying the Life Cycle of the Career Teacher Model" (Suzanne H. Pasch, Michael P. Wolfe, Betty E. Steffy, and Billie J. Enz). The appendix is entitled "Addressing the Unique Needs of Each Phase Through Professional Development: Phase-Related Concerns and Recommended Professional-Development Practices." (Each chapter contains references.) (SM)
Category: Education

Coaching And Mentoring First Year And Student Teachers

Author : Vicki Denmark
ISBN : 9781317923299
Genre : Education
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Features over 60 step-by-step procedures, checklists, and planning guides for supervisors, mentors, and all those engaged in in-service teacher training. NEW to this edition - updated coverage of standards - assessment - analyzing student work - cognitive coaching - and more...
Category: Education

The Oxford Handbook Of Preservice Music Teacher Education In The United States

Author : Colleen Conway
ISBN : 9780190671419
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States identifies the critical need for change in Pre-K-12 music education. Collectively, the handbook's 56 contributors argue that music education benefits all students only if educators actively work to broaden diversity in the profession and consistently include diverse learning strategies, experiences, and perspectives in the classroom. In this handbook, contributors encourage music teachers, researchers, policy makers, and music teacher educators to take up that challenge. Throughout the handbook, contributors provide a look at ways music teacher educators prepare teachers to enter the music education profession and offer suggestions for ways in which new teachers can advocate for and adapt to changes in contemporary school settings. Building upon students' available resources, contributors use research-based approaches to identify the ways in which educational methods and practices must transform in order to successfully challenge existing music education boundaries.
Category: Music

Leading Learning And Teaching

Author : Stephen Dinham
ISBN : 9781742864242
Genre : Education
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A follow-up to the best-selling How to Get Your School Moving and Improving, author Stephen Dinham's new title brings together essential research and understandings of how educators can lead teaching and learning. Leading Learning and Teaching is a thorough, comprehensive sourcebook on school improvement and best-practice leadership, including extensive references, case studies and evidence to back up arguments. Written by a recognised and influential expert in the field of education leadership, all school leaders should have access to this vital resource.
Category: Education

How To Get Your School Moving And Improving

Author : Steve Dinham
ISBN : 9780864319319
Genre : Education
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How to Get Your School Moving and Improving is based on over three decades of experience and research by Professor Steve Dinham and covers all aspects of teaching, learning, and school leadership. This concise, relevant, and useful book cuts through the clouds of 'fashion, fad, jargon, and ideology' to show what research has revealed about what really works and adds value to schools in the twenty-first century. Aimed at professionals at any stage of their career seeking to improve teaching and learning, this book highlights relevant research from educators and students in many schools across a variety of countries, along with short case studies and vignettes to add detail, richness, and authenticity.
Category: Education