Titel: Quotes to Inspire Great Reading Teachers: A Reflective Tool for Advancing Students' Literacy
Autor/en: Cathy Collins Block, Susan E. Israel
CORWIN PR INC
Mai 2006 - gebunden - 191 Seiten
`Education is not about filling a pail, it's about lighting a fire.' -W.B.Yeats
Through carefully selected and contextualized quotes, this book provides an engaging and inspiring way for reading teachers to look at and reflect on their own practice and grow professionally. A year's worth of thought-provoking quotations from thinkers in and out of education are tied to 11 themes for a reading educator's professional development.
With each quote, the authors provide:
Three reflective questions relating the core idea of the quote to teaching practice
Lesson prompts that provide ways to use the quote with students
Links to books for K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 to extend thinking generated by the quote
The introduction spells out for teachers and literacy coaches how reflective use of the quotes and related prompts can promote and document professional development. It also provides multiple applications for the quotes in the classroom to directly foster enhancement of students' literacy, metacognitive skills and goal setting.
Reflections From the Authors
About the Authors
Introduction by Susan E. Israel
Themed Collection 1: Making Meaningful Connections by Susan E. Israel, Sarah M. Luckhaupt, and Lyndsay L. Peters
Themed Collection 2: Setting Valuable Goals by Erin Brianna Doyal and Susan E. Israel
Themed Collection 3: Using Assessment to Excel by Dixie Massey
Themed Collection 4: Building Blocks for Success by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Themed Collection 5: Word Power Equals Knowledge by Cathy Collins Block, Cinnamon S. Whiteley, and Nicole M. Caylor
Themed Collection 6: Expanding Our Opportunity by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Themed Collection 7: Thinking to Obtain Meaning by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Themed Collection 8: Identifying Our Strengths by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Themed Collection 9: Work, Study Skills, and Writing by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Themed Collection 10: Literacy Worlds by Beth A. Earley, Molly D. Dahl, and Susan E. Israel
Themed Collection 11: Collaborative Communities at School and Home by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
Favorite Additional Quotes From Teachers and Students by Susan E. Israel
Cathy Collins Block is a Professor of Education at Texas Christian University. She has taught every grade level from preschool to graduate school, and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association from 2002-2005. She has served or is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the National Reading Conference. Nobel Learning Communities, IBM Educational Board of Directors, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. She presently serves on the Editorial Boards for the She has written more than 30 books and 80 research-based articles relative to literacy instruction and teacher education. She has also served or is serving on several elementary/middle school authorial writing teams for public/private school textbooks and literacy curriculum materials. She has written for Walt Disney Corporation, PBS Television Stations and other national media companies. She has received numerous honors as a teacher, including Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Who's Who in the World.
"An excellent resource of ideas for creative and motivational lessons in reading, language, and literature."