Teaching Unprepared Students

This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants—those at the front line of interactions with students—with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can ...


Author: Kathleen F. Gabriel

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620367957

Category: Education

Page: 160

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As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but students (with and without special admission status) who are academically at-risk because of inadequate reading, writing and study skills. This book provides professors and their graduate teaching assistants—those at the front line of interactions with students—with techniques and approaches they can use in class to help at-risk students raise their skills so that they can successfully complete their studies. The author shares proven practices that will not only engage all students in a class, but also create the conditions—while maintaining high standards and high expectations—to enable at-risk and under-prepared students to develop academically and graduate with good grades. The author also explains how to work effectively with academic support units on campus. Within the framework of identifying those students who need help, establishing a rapport with them, adopting inclusive teaching strategies, and offering appropriate guidance, the book presents the theory teachers will need, and effective classroom strategies. The author covers teaching philosophy and goals; issues of discipline and behavior; motivation and making expectations explicit; classroom climate and learning styles; developing time management and study skills; as well as the application of “universal design” strategies. The ideas presented here—that the author has successfully employed over many years—can be easily integrated into any class.

Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom

This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach.


Author: Kathleen F. Gabriel

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579225582

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 753

This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach. Most recognize that faculty play a major role in student retention and success because they typically have more direct contact with students than others on campus. However, little attention has been paid to role of the faculty in this specific mission or to the corresponding characteristics of teaching, teacher-student interactions, and connection to student affairs activities that lead to students’ long-term engagement, to their academic success, and ultimately to graduation. At a time when the numbers of underrepresented students – working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students – is increasing, this book, a companion to her earlier Teaching Underprepared Students, addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations. Recognizing that there are no easy answers, Kathleen Gabriel offers faculty ideas that can be incorporated in, or modified to align with, faculty’s existing teaching methods. She covers topics such as creating a positive and inclusive course climate, fostering a community of learners, increasing engagement and students’ interactions, activating connections with culturally relevant material, reinforcing self-efficacy with growth mindset and mental toughness techniques, improving lectures by building in meaningful educational activities, designing reading and writing assignments for stimulating deep learning and critical thinking, and making grade and assessment choices that can promote learning.

Overloaded and Underprepared

If your community wants to build better schools and a brighter future, this book is the place to start.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Challenge Success synthesizes the research on effective school practices ...


Author: Denise Pope

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119022442

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 434

Reduce stress and improve academic success with this research-backed framework for change Many American students are overworked, stressed-out, and still underperforming relative to their global peers. Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids gives you the tools you need to begin making immediate changes at your school, in the community, and at home to benefit all kids. It provides a concrete framework to reduce student stress while engaging kids in real learning. The book helps you identify areas for improvement at your school, brainstorm poss ...

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

Teaching Unprepared Students Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education Kathleen F. Gabriel Foreword by Sandra M. Flake “Teaching is ...


Author: Alicia Fedelina Chávez

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620363263

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 524

Promoting learning among college students is an elusive challenge, and all the more so when faculty and students come from differing cultures. This comprehensive guide addresses the continuing gaps in our knowledge about the role of culture in learning; and offers an empirically-based framework and model, together with practical strategies, to assist faculty in transforming college teaching for all their students through an understanding of and teaching to their strengths. Recognizing that each student learns in culturally influenced ways, and that each instructor’s teaching is equally influenced by her or his background and experiences, the authors offer an approach by which teachers can progressively learn about culture while they transform their teaching through reflection and the application of new practices that enrich student learning. The key premise of the book is that deepening student learning and increasing retention and graduation rates requires teaching from a strengths based perspective that recognizes the cultural assets that students bring to higher education, and to their own learning. Derived through research and practice, the authors present their Model of Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching and Learning that highlights eight continua towards achieving the transformation of teaching, and developing more culturally balanced and inclusive practices, over time. They present techniques – illustrated by numerous examples and narratives – for building on cultural strengths in teaching; offer tips and strategies for teaching through cultural dilemmas; and provide culturally reflective exercises. This guide is intended for all faculty, faculty developers or administrators in higher education concerned with equitable outcomes in higher education and with ensuring that all student cultural groups learn and graduate at the same rates.

Lowering Higher Education

So, as the tail has come to wag the dog, Kathleen Gabriel has written a book on higher education entitled Teaching Unprepared Students.26 Nowhere in this ...


Author: James E. Côté

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442611214

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 988

A history of a mission adrift : the idea of the university subverted -- Stakeholder relations : the educational forum -- Standards : schools without scholarship? -- Universities : crisis, what crisis? -- Students : is disengagement inevitable? -- Technologies : will they save the day? -- Recommendations and conclusions : our stewardship of the system.

Teaching Piano in Groups

With this said, one must teach to the prepared students; it is unreasonable to target our teaching to the unprepared student at the expense of those who are ...


Author: Christopher Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199887538

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 421

Teaching Piano in Groups provides a one-stop compendium of information related to all aspects of group piano teaching. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in this instructional method and its widespread mandatory inclusion in piano pedagogy curricula, Christopher Fisher highlights the proven viability and success of group piano teaching, and arms front-line group piano instructors with the necessary tools for practical implementation of a system of instruction in their own teaching. Contained within are: a comprehensive history of group piano teaching; accessible overviews of the most important theories and philosophies of group psychology and instruction; suggested group piano curricular competencies; practical implementation strategies; and thorough recommendations for curricular materials, instructional technologies, and equipment. Teaching Piano in Groups also addresses specific considerations for pre-college teaching scenarios, the public school group piano classroom, and college-level group piano programs for both music major and non-music majors. Teaching Piano in Groups is accompanied by an extensive companion website, featuring a multi-format listing of resources as well as interviews with several group piano pedagogues.

American Education

Name Institution Norma Broude and teacher is not always prepared to explain ... of Public Affairs staff and even enjoy , teaching unprepared students .




ISBN: OSU:32435019509587

Category: Education


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Teaching at Its Best

Teaching unprepared students: Strategies for promoting success and retention in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus. Gauci, S.A., Dantas, A. M., ...


Author: Linda B. Nilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119096320

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 181

The classic teaching toolbox, updated with new research and ideas Teaching at Its Best is the bestselling, research-based toolbox for college instructors at any level, in any higher education setting. Packed with practical guidance, proven techniques, and expert perspectives, this book helps instructors improve student learning both face-to-face and online. This new fourth edition features five new chapters on building critical thinking into course design, creating a welcoming classroom environment, helping students learn how to learn, giving and receiving feedback, and teaching in multiple modes, along with the latest research and new questions to facilitate faculty discussion. Topics include new coverage of the flipped classroom, cutting-edge technologies, self-regulated learning, the mental processes involved in learning and memory, and more, in the accessible format and easy-to-understand style that has made this book a much-valued resource among college faculty. Good instructors are always looking for ways to improve student learning. With college classrooms becoming increasingly varied by age, ability, and experience, the need for fresh ideas and techniques has never been greater. This book provides a wealth of research-backed practices that apply across the board. Teach students practical, real-world problem solving Interpret student ratings accurately Boost motivation and help students understand how they learn Explore alternative techniques, formats, activities, and exercises Given the ever-growing body of research on student learning, faculty now have many more choices of effective teaching strategies than they used to have, along with many more ways to achieve excellence in the classroom. Teaching at Its Best is an invaluable toolbox for refreshing your approach, and providing the exceptional education your students deserve.

Teach Students How to Learn

This book is written primarily for faculty but will be equally useful for TAs, tutors, and learning center professionals. For readers with no background in education or cognitive psychology, the book avoids jargon and esoteric theory.


Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620363188

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 668

Miriam, a freshman Calculus student at Louisiana State University, made 37.5% on her first exam but 83% and 93% on the next two. Matt, a first year General Chemistry student at the University of Utah, scored 65% and 55% on his first two exams and 95% on his third—These are representative of thousands of students who decisively improved their grades by acting on the advice described in this book. What is preventing your students from performing according to expectations? Saundra McGuire offers a simple but profound answer: If you teach students how to learn and give them simple, straightforward strategies to use, they can significantly increase their learning and performance. For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she shares have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. This book encapsulates the model and ideas she has developed in the past fifteen years, ideas that are being adopted by an increasing number of faculty with considerable effect. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses or an inordinate amount of time to teach. They can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. Saundra McGuire takes the reader sequentially through the ideas and strategies that students need to understand and implement. First, she demonstrates how introducing students to metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy reveals to them the importance of understanding how they learn and provides the lens through which they can view learning activities and measure their intellectual growth. Next, she presents a specific study system that can quickly empower students to maximize their learning. Then, she addresses the importance of dealing with emotion, attitudes, and motivation by suggesting ways to change students’ mindsets about ability and by providing a range of strategies to boost motivation and learning; finally, she offers guidance to faculty on partnering with campus learning centers. She pays particular attention to academically unprepared students, noting that the strategies she offers for this particular population are equally beneficial for all students. While stressing that there are many ways to teach effectively, and that readers can be flexible in picking and choosing among the strategies she presents, Saundra McGuire offers the reader a step-by-step process for delivering the key messages of the book to students in as little as 50 minutes. Free online supplements provide three slide sets and a sample video lecture. This book is written primarily for faculty but will be equally useful for TAs, tutors, and learning center professionals. For readers with no background in education or cognitive psychology, the book avoids jargon and esoteric theory.

Criteria for Technician Education

Student Selection and Services Prerequisites The importance of enrolling ... To enroll classes of unprepared students also wastes the best teaching ...


Author: United States. Office of Education


ISBN: UOM:39015028170143

Category: Technical education

Page: 84

View: 999

Suggested standard for post high school programs for training technicians.

Educating Teachers for Diversity

“ There can be no significant innovation in education that does not have at ... to the school achievement of culturally diverse students is the teacher .


Author: Jacqueline Jordan Irvine

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743577

Category: Education

Page: 103

View: 761

Offers advice for closing the achievement gap of low-income African American students in urban schools -- Focuses on issues of assessment for K-12 students and teachers of color -- Explores the declining number of teachers of color in the United States and its relation to school failure among African American and Latino students -- Outlines a curriculum for teacher education programs to help them produce culturally aware and effective teachers -- Examines how colleges of education can reverse the cycle of failure for students of color by producing teachers who are culturally responsive -- Concludes with a summary of the work and recommendations of such scholars as James A. Banks and Sonia Nieto.

McKeachie s Teaching Tips

Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers Wilbert
James McKeachie, Barbara K. Hofer, ... 75–76 student frustration/aggression and
, 71–72 student instructions for, 80–81 true-false, 77 unprepared students and, ...


Author: Wilbert James McKeachie

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106016641976

Category: Education

Page: 371

View: 202

McKeachie' s Teaching Tips provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday problems of university teaching and those that arise in trying to maximize learning for every student. The book does not suggest a set of recipes to be followed mechanically; it gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning.

Encouraging Diversity in Higher Education

Differences in firstgeneration and traditional college students' understandings of faculty ... Gabriel, K.F. (2008) Teaching Unprepared Students.


Author: Kate Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317480563

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 832

Encouraging Diversity in Higher Education: Supporting Student Success provides an overview of the widening participation movement in Higher Education in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand. It argues that universities should revitalise their learning and teaching practices to better meet the diverse learning needs of contemporary undergraduate students. Approachable in execution, this book provides an evidence-based set of classroom practices, which readers will readily be able to relate to and use successfully. Answering questions such as: • How can I enrich my undergraduate teaching? • How can I help undergraduate students engage fully with their learning? • How can help undergraduate students to quickly acclimatise to Higher Education? • How can I help undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds excel at university? This book discusses economic and discursive drivers used to increase the numbers of undergraduate students who were the first in their families to enter university, and some of the ways in which universities responded to the growing percentage of such students. In so doing, it considers the learning needs of diverse students, and discusses the views of academic teaching staff who have used transparent pedagogies in their classrooms. Including forty five teaching strategies designed to generate highly engaged, socially inclusive classrooms, this is the first book to offer both a theoretical background of the need to approach learning and teaching in contemporary universities in innovative ways, and a practical, step by step guide to using a suite of transparent pedagogies. These focus on building inclusive classroom communities, generating academic literacies, developing collaborative learning skills, and encouraging students to think critically. This book will be a useful companion for both early career academics and those with experience but dealing with a new student cohort. It will also be of great interest to those teaching or studying the many professional qualifications in tertiary education. Kate Hughes is the President of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and Senior Consultant of Teaching and Learning at the Australian Catholic University. She is the co-author of Australian Sociology: A Changing Society, the market leading undergraduate text in Australia, now in its fourth edition.

My Teacher Is Driving Me Crazy

Personality conflicts , 100 Personal problems of teachers , 24 - 26 , 87 - 95
stopping teachers from digression of , 91 - 92 ... teachers , 13 Surprise quiz , 105
- 106 Questions asking questions in class , 36 - 37 calling on unprepared
students ...


Author: Joyce L. Vedral


ISBN: 0345366484

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 440

A high school student's guide to understanding teachers helps young people comprehend their teachers' actions, cope with problem teachers, and bring out the positive aspects of all teachers.

Teaching and Learning with Cases

In what ways do you wish your students to assume responsibility for the ... They are willing to allow the unprepared student to escape 76 TEACHING AND ...


Author: Laurence E. Lynn Jr

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781483371092

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 903

Lynn introduces readers to the case method of instruction popularized by the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School. This is a practical, process-oriented guide to teaching, writing, and learning with the case method. Lynn integrates insight from literature with his own extensive experience as a case teacher and writer, and as a trainer of case teachers and case writers. Lynn selects the broadest possible context for discussing the use of cases in teaching for maximum appeal to instructors and learners in diverse fields.

Professional Piano Teaching Volume 1 Elementary Levels

Group lessons allow unprepared students to benefit from the lesson. Teaching skills are likely to improve as a result of the requirements of group ...


Author: Jeanine M. Jacobson

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781470632755

Category: Music

Page: 428

View: 429

Professional Piano Teaching offers a practical guide to the art of piano teaching. Volume 1, now available as an updated second edition, is an excellent introduction to the profession of teaching piano. This revised second edition has been expanded to include chapters on teaching adult students and teaching popular, sacred, and other familiar music. Designed to serve as a basic text for a first-semester or lower-division piano pedagogy course, it provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching elementary-level students. Special features include discussions on how to teach, not just what to teach; numerous musical examples; chapter summaries; and suggested projects for new and experienced teachers. Topics: * The Art of Professional Piano Teaching * Principles of Learning * Beginning Methods * Teaching Beginners and Elementary Students * Teaching Rhythm and Reading * Teaching Technique and Musical Sound Development * Elementary Performance and Study Repertoire * Developing Musicality in Elementary Students * Group Teaching * Teaching Preschoolers * Teaching Adults * Teaching Popular, Sacred, and Other Familiar Music * The Business of Piano Teaching * Evaluation of Teaching

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students

Students must read books from Black authors and receive instruction ... of his experiences as a teacher unprepared to teach culturally diverse students.


Author: Dwayne D. Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483393674

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 439

Help students thrive with this systematic approach to culturally responsive instruction! This breakthrough book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that meaningfully engage African American students. You’ll learn to skillfully apply 4 core characteristics critical to culturally responsive instruction: communalism, movement expressiveness, orality, and verve. Richly detailed case studies and evidence-based, process-focused strategies will help you to: Understand how and why culture mediates learning Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the variability among all student groups Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities

Leadership Matters in the Education of Students with Special Needs in the 21st Century

Research shows that teachers are unprepared to meet the needs of diverse students; the teachers (in-service and preservice) themselves have consistently ...


Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641130103

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 623

This book provides a practical focus and framework for establishing insightful leadership that will enhance the learning of students with exceptionalities in the 21st century by discussing critical leadership dimensions and topics by leading academics. Topics discussed include the following: shifting leadership paradigms for all students in general and special education, district leadership strategies for implementing individualized academic and behavioral student interventions, preparing leaders to work with students with diverse learning needs, critical leadership roles for regular classroom teachers in educating learners with special needs, innovative leadership to increase school completion and graduation of general and special education learners, why psychologists need to be a part of the school leadership team, the importance of culturally responsive leadership in general and special education, the role of school leaders in helping learners with physical and health impairments, school leadership for all students in rural schools, the use of technology by leaders to improve special education services, an international example model of leadership in general and special education, and future perspectives of leadership in special education. Leadership Matters in the Education of Students with Special Needs in the 21st Century is a critically needed addition to the successful education of students with exceptionalities as it provides much needed and innovative leadership perspectives for effective instructional practices for today's students with special needs. The book can be a model for best practices for school district leadership teams challenged by the multifaceted needs of students with exceptionalities.

Student Personnel Work in General Education

important facts about teaching or instruction which become apparent are that :
First , good teaching is not a matter of subject matter ... Unprepared for relating to
students , they retreat behind a facade , their concept of the teacher role .


Author: Harold A. Moses

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031665545

Category: Educational counseling

Page: 395

View: 498