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These 6 Things : How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most - Dave Stuart Jr.

These 6 Things

How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most

eBook Published: 28th June 2018
ISBN: 9781506391014
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Dave Stuart Jr.’s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. These 6 Things is all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder, and kids are learning, doing, and flourishing in ELA and content-area classrooms. In this essential resource, teachers will receive:

  • Proven, classroom-tested advice delivered in an approachable, teacher-to-teacher style that builds confidence
  • Practical strategies for streamlining instruction in order to focus on key beliefs and literacy-building activities
  • Solutions and suggestions for the most common teacher and student “hang-ups”
  • Numerous recommendations for deeper reading on key topics
 

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If you’re searching for balance as a teacher of literacy, search no further. Dave Stuart Jr.
offers a calming voice for a frenzied profession and provides practical classroom strategies that will help you teach adolescents in the rich and meaningful ways they deserve without becoming overwhelmed. This book is packed with ideas that are research-based, student-centered, and most of all, workable.
This is a book written for classroom teachers by a classroom teacher, one who understands the struggle of teachers to navigate the demands of standards and content and offers an accessible, sensible formula for classroom success. Dave is a guide, a mentor, an advocate, and a fellow traveler on the road to nurturing and educating students through positive, focused instruction.

CHAPTER 1. Teaching Toward Everest
Long-Term Flourishing: The Peak of Peaks
Permission to Simplify
Let's Focus on What We Already Know
The Gist
PART I: START WITH THE HEART
CHAPTER 2. Cultivate Key Beliefs
Why Beliefs?
The Five Research-Based Beliefs That Drive Student Learning Behaviors (and How to Cultivate Them)
What I've Learned to Be True About These Beliefs
The Gist
PART II: MAKING MASTERY
CHAPTER 3. Build Knowledge Purposefully and Often
The Criticality of Knowledge
Promising Practices Toward Meaningful Knowledge Building
The Gist
CHAPTER 4. Argue Purposefully and Often
The Argument for Argument
Cultivate an Earnest and Amicable Argument Culture
Increase the Quantity of Argumentation in Your Classroom
Improve the Quality of Argumentation in Your Classroom
The Gist
PART III: LITERACY-RICH LEARNING EXPERIENCES
CHAPTER 5. Read Purposefully and Often
The Case for Reading Throughout the School Day
A Focused, Sensible Approach to Reading Throughout the School Day for the Long-Term Flourishing of Our Students
The Gist
CHAPTER 6. Write Purposefully and Often
The Case for Writing Throughout the School Day
A Focused, Sensible Approach to Writing Throughout the School Day for the Long-Term Flourishing of Our Students
Sanity Check: Mentally Disentangling Grading From Feedback and Better, Saner Tips for Tackling Both
The Gist
CHAPTER 7. Speak and Listen Purposefully and Often
The Case for Speaking and Listening Throughout the School Day
A Focused, Sensible Approach to Speaking and Listening Throughout the School Day for the Long-Term Flourishing of Our Students
The Gist
CHAPTER 8. Onward and Upward
Pick a Project
Commit to This, and Nothing Else, for a Long Time
A Gift for You
Acknowledgments
References and Recommended Readings
Index

ISBN: 9781506391014
ISBN-10: 150639101X
Series: Corwin Literacy
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th June 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Edition Number: 1

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