Throughout history, our leaders and icons have emphasized the importance of civic action. However, civic education is often ignored in the American public school system. In his latest book, Teaching History, Learning Citizenship, Jeffery Nokes promotes history instruction that nurtures knowledge, skills, and dispositions as tools for civic engagement.
Below, we’re sharing an excerpt from Keith Sawyer’s latest book, The Creative Classroom. This excerpt highlights strategies for teachers to incorporate creative knowledge strategies when teaching math and science.
Dr. Felicia Darling offers an up-close and personal look into the lives of several community college students. Teachin’ It! is a hands-on guide to cutting-edge research and classroom strategies that redress the graduation gap in community and open-access colleges.
Winner of the 2018 Literacy Research Association’s Edward B. Fry Book Award, Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom addresses LGBTQ topics in early education. Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K–5.
When adults think of STEM, they often relate it to complex mathematical equations, daunting engineering problems, or complex biological processes. And, oftentimes, young children have the opposite thinking. In Teaching STEM in the Preschool Classroom, the authors claim that children are natural and curious explorers of the world – particularly scientific and natural approaches. And, the authors believe that nurturing this curiosity is important in establishing STEM learning habits early on.
Twelve years ago, in 2007, Ready or Not: Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education, provocatively put forth the question of what defines and bounds early care and education (ECE) as a field of practice. Twelve years later, the field’s defining questions remain unanswered. And it’s showing!