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Elementary or public school education

  • Developing Children?s Critical Thinking through Picturebooksby Mary Roche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This accessible text will show students and class teachers how they can enable their pupils to become critical thinkers through the medium of picturebooks. By introducing children to the notion of making-meaning together through thinking and discussion, Roche focuses on carefully chosen picturebooks as a stimulus for discussion, and shows how they... more...

  • Models and Modeling Perspectivesby Richard A. Lesh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    This special issue of Mathematical Thinking and Learning describes models and modeling perspectives toward mathematics problem solving, learning, and teaching. The concern is not only the mature forms of models and modeling in communities of scientists and mathematicians, but also the need to initiate students in these forms of thought. The contributions... more...

  • Active Literacy Across the Curriculumby Heidi Hayes- Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Highly acclaimed author Heidi Hayes Jacobs shows teachers ? at very grade level and in every subject area -- how to integrate the teaching of literacy skills into their daily curriculum. With an emphasis on school wide collaborative planning, she shows how curriculum mapping sustains literacy between grade levels and subjects. more...

  • Speaking of Fourth Gradeby Inda Schaenen

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It?s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from ôlearning to read? to ôreading to learn,? and tomes have been written about the fourth-grade year by educators, administrators, philosophers, and pundits. Now, in a fascinating and groundbreaking book, Inda Schaenen... more...

  • Teaching Primary Scienceby Peter Loxley; Lyn Dawes; Linda Nicholls; Babs Dore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.99

    Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learning is a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level.á This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage... more...

  • Focus on Textby Amy Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    As schools shift to the Common Core, many English language arts teachers are left with questions about how their classrooms should look. Is fiction out? Can I still do strategy instruction? Does close reading mean deliberating on each word? Finally, there?s a resource with all of these answers and more. In Focus on Text , bestselling author Amy... more...

  • Writing History 7-11by Hilary Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Writing History 7-11 supports students and primary teachers helping them to explore ways in which activities involving the talk that underpins historical enquiry can be developed into reading and exciting, extended, reflective writing. The step that teachers and pupils take from ?talk for learning? to ?talk for writing? is a vital one. In this book... more...

  • Teaching Primary Artby Jean Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Teaching Primary Art is an introductory textbook for those training to teach and support learning in art ináthe primary school. The book first explores the underpinning philosophy and pedagogy of teaching and learning art, including why we teach it; planning and assessment; and teaching and support strategies. Then it covers theápractical aspects... more...

  • Better Than Okby Dr. Helen Street; Neil Porter

    Fremantle Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    This is a book of up-to-date strategies for helping children?from their earliest years into adulthood?and is all about helping kids do more than just survive; these are strategies to help kids flourish. These solution-focused and easy-to-read essays are by 27 of the world?s top experts in positive education. Learn to help children develop a lifelong... more...

  • Supporting Boys? Writing in the Early Yearsby Julie Cigman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.95

    Julie Cigman uses a vast range of personal vignettes to explain best practice when encouraging boys to write. The theory is brought to life with these recollections, making this a very informative and enjoyable book to read. The ideas for working together with boys are beautifully simple and are tried and tested. This book would support both experienced... more...