Teachers Act Up Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre

Teachers Act Up  Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre

Yet in the context of Teachers Act Up!, these types of performances (“Now open
your eyes and look!”) were not only acceptable but encouraged by the Joker and
other spect-actors. Teachers were not encouraged to commit such acts against ...

Author: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807770655

Category: Education

Page: 169

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If teachers want to create positive change in the lives of their students, then they must first be able to create positive change in their own lives. This book describes a powerful professional development approach that merges the scholarship of critical pedagogy with the Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants "act up" in order to explore real-life scenarios and rehearse difficult conversations they are likely to have with colleagues, students, administrators, and parents. The authors have practiced the theatrical strategies presented here with pre- and in-service teachers in numerous contexts, including college courses, professional development seminars, and PreK–12 classrooms. They include step-by-step instructions with vivid photographs to help readers use these revolutionary theatre strategies in their own contexts for a truly unique learning experience.
Categories: Education

Teaching the Teachers

Teaching the Teachers

LGBTQ Issues in Teacher Education Cathy A. R. Brant, Lara Willox. tion that
queer people “don't get anything unless you fight for it (n.p). ACT UP, AIDS
Coalition to Unleash Power, is a grassroots activist organization Kramer helped
found in ...

Author: Cathy A. R. Brant

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641138321

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 633

Teacher educators have opportunities to include issues of multicultural education, equity, and social justice in the work done with preservice teachers. Including the educational and societal experiences of historically marginalized populations in curriculum creates spaces for teacher educators to model multicultural and social justice based pedagogies, while preparing teachers to work with and work for these students. The most effective way for teacher educators to address the unique perspectives of historically and currently marginalized populations is to integrate various perspectives throughout the curriculum (Grant & Zwier, 2012). Most teacher education programs address diverse populations via an integrated approach. In fact, Sherwin and Jennings (2006) found that potential student experiences regarding social class, race, and special needs populations were typically integrated into the curriculum, however, lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues were not. There is research that demonstrates how carefully planned and implemented educational interventions can have a positive effect on preservice teachers’ knowledge of and attitudes toward gays and lesbians (Butler, 1999). Despite the positive impact of addressing LGBTQ issues as a part of the teacher preparation program, Gorski et al. (2013) found that LGBTQ issues receive significantly less class time than other issues, especially race, and are, in fact, eight times more likely to actually be omitted from multicultural teacher educator courses. The inclusion of LGBT topics is important for a myriad of reasons. Most importantly, studies (GLSEN & Harris Interactive, 2012; Kosciw, Greytak, Diaz, Bartkiewicz, 2010, 2012; Kosciw, Greytak, Palmer, Boesen, 2014; Kosciw, Greytak, Giga, & Danischewski, 2016) have revealed a negative school climate for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; this hostile environment can have dire consequences for these students. The impact of bullying and harassment due to LGBTQ students’ gender and/or sexual identities can produce a number of negative effects, including isolation from friends and family, depression, drug and/or alcohol use and addiction, low selfesteem, lack of engagement in school, academic failure, and fighting (Beam, 2007; Holmes & Cahill, 2004; Kosciw et al., 2010, 2012; Kosciw et al, 2014; Kosciw et al, 2016, Meyer, 2010; Wilkinson & Pearson, 2009). The negative climate does not just come from peer-to-peer negative interactions. In the most recent GLSEN study (Kosciw et al, 2016) it was found that • 57.6% of LGBTQ students who were harassed or assaulted in school did not report the incident to school staff, most commonly because they doubted that effective intervention would occur or the situation could become worse if reported. • 63.5% of the students who did report an incident said that school staff did nothing in response or told the student to ignore it. • 56.2% of students reported hearing homophobic remarks from their teachers or other school staff, and 63.5% of students reported hearing negative remarks about gender expression from teachers or other school staff The aim of this book is to support teacher educators as they engage in the work of preparing pre-service teacher to work with and work for LGBTQ youth through explicit discussions of gender and sexuality. Chapters for this book include personal anecdotes regarding shifts in author’s thinking about including LGBTQ as a part of teacher preparation; specific pedagogical practices employed by authors to present LGBTQ focused material as a part of their coursework; the resistance authors have faced from students, parents and administration and their responses.
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Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom

She is author of Freire, Teaching, and Learning: Culture Circles Across Contexts,
coauthor of Teachers Act Up!: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities
Through Theatre, and co-editor of Sites of Possibility: Critical Dialogue Across ...

Author: Mariana Souto-Manning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771457

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Research on Preparing Preservice Teachers to Work Effectively with Emergent Bilinguals

Research on Preparing Preservice Teachers to Work Effectively with Emergent Bilinguals

Another recommendation for the reluctant but interested teacher is to invite a
more animated colleague or guest speaker into the ... If the students are excited
teachers can try out short, then longer dramatic or goofy activities. ... Teachers act
up!

Author: Yvonne S. Freeman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784412647

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 173

Teacher educators from institutions across the U.S. report their research with preservice teachers in large cities, suburban communities, and rural border areas. The authors explain what they have learned as they have conducted research on education for preservice teachers who will teach emergent bilinguals in mainstream, bilingual, and ESL.
Categories: Education

The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

The ESL   ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

Finally, they cut out the squares, mix them up, and then exchange their creations
with a classmate. ... the drawing gets a point; and charades, where other students
or the teacher act out verbs, again needing to be guessed by student groups.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236970

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 788

A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.
Categories: Education

Read Rhyme and Romp Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians Teachers and Parents

Read  Rhyme  and Romp  Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians  Teachers  and Parents

act it out with your child, each of you playing several parts. Or gather up stuffed
animals and use them to act out the parts. Don't worry. A penguin can pretend to
be a chicken, and a bear can be a cow. It's all about teaching your child, through
 ...

Author: Heather McNeil

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 710

Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Speak Up 6 Teacher s Manual1st Ed 2007

Speak Up 6 Teacher s Manual1st Ed  2007

Phrase Drills , Minimal Pairs , Sentence Drills , Selection Drills Chart of
Comparison , Tongue Twisters Show : Valentine Card - Making Contest Share :
Act out a play showing good deeds Solve : “ My ... V . Teaching Strategies A .
Sense 1 .

Author:

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712346080

Category:

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Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners

Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners

As soon as I would turn my attention to teaching, she would act up. I went home
that first day feeling exhausted and outwitted. I replayed the day's events in my
mind and came to a realization. It was suddenly clear to me that when I was ...

Author: Randi Stone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483362571

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 556

How are the best teachers in our nation reaching students? This one-of-a-kind educational resource provides ideas from 43 of the best teachers in the country!
Categories: Education

Ten Tales for Teaching English

Ten Tales for Teaching English

Take two decks of cards , mix them up , and lay them face down on the table . ... If
they match , they place the two cards face up on the table . When a player ... Act It
Out Have students act out the story with puppets made from the flashcards .

Author: Ellen Balla

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 0673592405

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 271

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Categories: Education

Literacy Projects for Student Centered Classrooms

Literacy Projects for Student Centered Classrooms

Giving Back to the School and Other Challenge Projects There will be teachers
who are willing to work with you to allow students to peer teach in their ... There is
a daily tug-of-war that students and teachers act out in the classroom. Teachers ...

Author: Karrell Hickman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452296913

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 596

Meets NCTE and IRA standards, offers guidelines for using the student-centered approach to literacy instruction, and presents four long-term research projects that encourage teamwork and creativity.
Categories: Education

Whole Language Teaching Whole hearted Practice

Whole Language Teaching  Whole hearted Practice

In 1994 , the Teacher Education Act opened up preservice teacher education to
all universities . Before 1994 , only graduates of the three normal universities and
nine teachers colleges could be certified teachers . This brought greater ...

Author: Monica Taylor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820463108

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 578

This seminal collection brings together the multiple perspectives of whole language educators over the course of the past thirty-five years. The essays illustrate the complex ways in which whole language teachers have been and continue to be political activists through their interactions with students; the teachers' beliefs about teaching, learning, and curriculum; their commitment to critical thinking and social justice; their collaborative engagements with other teachers; their role as leaders of change in schools and communities; and, finally, their activism in society. Although many believe that we are living in a climate where the term «whole language» is considered taboo, the contributors to this book demonstrate hopefulness for the future of whole language: as Yetta and Ken Goodman write in the concluding chapter, «whole language is alive and well.»
Categories: Education

Educational Linguistics in Practice

Educational Linguistics in Practice

Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy
Education at the University of Georgia, is the co-author of Teachers Act Up!
Creating Multicultural Communities Through Theatre (Teachers College Press,
2010) and ...

Author: Francis M. Hult

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847694950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 314

This volume provides a state-of-the-art snapshot of language and education research and demonstrates ways in which local and global processes are intertwined with language learning, use, and policies. Reflecting but also expanding on Nancy Hornberger’s ground-breaking contributions to educational linguistics, this book brings together leading international scholars. Chapters present new research and cutting-edge syntheses addressing current theoretical and methodological issues in researching equity, access, and multilingual education. Organized around three central themes --- bilingual education and bilingualism, the continua of biliteracy, and policy and planning for linguistic diversity in education --- the volume reflects the holistic and dynamic perspective on language (in) education that is the hallmark of educational linguistics as a field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Join Us for English 3 Teacher s Book

Join Us for English 3 Teacher s Book

Teacher : Close your books . Listen again . Act out the story . With books closed ,
play the recording again . Put the class into groups of three , with the members of
each group taking the role of Jenny , Claudia or Prince Rupert . Each group acts
 ...

Author: Gunter Gerngross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521679397

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 120

View: 853

Join Us for English is a fully updated new edition of the highly successful Join In. This five-level course for young learners provides a motivating and enjoyable way to learn English. Join Us for English has been thoroughly restructured for optimum clarity and ease of use, and includes new artwork, topics, cartoon stories and songs. The revised course ties in with Common European Framework guidelines: It includes cross-curricular content and creates opportunities for self-assessment and portfolio building. It includes new culture pages, 'Project Time' and writing activities from level 2 onwards, plus a separate Language Portfolio for each level. The writing syllabus is specially designed to develop this skill in a fun and meaningful way. In the higher levels 'Look!' sections highlight key grammar structures which are then summarised in a 'Grammar Focus' at the end of the Pupil's Books. Join Us for English makes teaching English simple and enjoyable. Children love joining in the songs and action stories with Pit and Pat the wizards, Toby the Tiger and Magic the Cat. The range of supplementary components provides teachers with as much flexibility as they need.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Soar

Soar

When I hear an inspiring story like that—and I've heard many—it tells me that not
allowing young men to act up is a form of caring. When teachers show young
men that we aren't going to let them act up on our watch, that we have the ...

Author: David Banks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476760971

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 690

From a respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues, a “rare book that can bring tears to your eyes while showing the way to deep and meaningful social change” (New York Times bestselling author William Pollack). David Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004, he petitioned New York City’s mayor to allow an all-boys public school to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: when rituals that boys are innately drawn to are combined with college prep-level instruction and community mentorship, even the most challenging students can succeed. The result? The Eagle Academy for Young Men—the first all-boys public high school in New York City in more than thirty years—has flourished and has been successfully replicated in other boroughs and states. In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story. He reveals the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer-sensitivity, to providing rituals that mimic their instinctual need for hierarchy and fraternal camaraderie, to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face. Results-oriented and clear-eyed about the challenges and promises of educating boys at risk, Soar is “a must-read for those concerned with the welfare of young men” (Kirkus Reviews).
Categories: Education

Standing Up for Something Every Day

Standing Up for Something Every Day

to the act of teaching, and central to the improvement of child welfare in America (
Goffin & Lombardi, 1988; Robinson & Stark, 2005). However, when I used the
words “beyond remunerated responsibilities” I was overlooking the fundamental
 ...

Author: Beatrice S. Fennimore

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772904

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 319

Standing Up for Something Every Day is written for present and future teachers in the early childhood classroom who truly want to make a difference in the lives of children. Exploring some of the most complex and pressing social and ethical dilemmas confronting early childhood educators, the author provides concrete ways of addressing social justice concerns in practice. Four model teacher-guides accompany readers from chapter to chapter, and demonstrate strategies for standing up for children through ethics, respect for diversity, and commitment to advocacy for children. This book offers important insights, encouragement, and practical suggestions to early childhood educators who are committed to excellence and equity in their classrooms. “In short, this is a book for all who are committed to improving early care and education from the ground up. It is not just for those who already call themselves advocates, but is especially for teachers who may be encouraged through these pages to engage, question, reflect, and act, patiently taking small steps with the resources and support that Fennimore clearly offers. This is a book that informs us about advocacy on many levels, and, most importantly, it invites and inspires us to stand up and act.” —From the foreword by Celia Genishi, Professor Emerita of Education, Department of Curriculum & Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University Book Features: A focus on classroom life, including relationships with administrators, colleagues, and families. Guidance for following the NAEYC Code of Ethics. Questions for discussion and practical ideas for getting started. Teacher-guides for working in different settings: rural, suburban, and urban. Beatrice S. Fennimore is a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Categories: Education

401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

Some teachers penalize students who act up in class by denying them recess or
physical education time. This is an ineffective intervention for many students
because they need an outlet for their energy. If they don't have that outlet, they
may ...

Author: Beverley Holden Johns

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452224046

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 751

Award-winning educator Beverley Holden Johns provides time-saving and cost-effective tools that optimize learning for all students, including adaptations for vocabulary instruction, testing, and classroom environment.
Categories: Education

Interchange Intro Teacher s Edition with Assessment Audio CD CD ROM

Interchange Intro Teacher s Edition with Assessment Audio CD CD ROM

Language close-up Students finish with the Language closeup, examining and
practicing the particular language structures and functions presented in ... Act it
out All of the videos provide an excellent basis for role plays and drama activities.

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107640115

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 323

View: 305

Interchange Fourth Edition is a four-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level. The Interchange Fourth Edition interleaved, spiral-bound Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM, Intro features complete teaching instructions, optional activities, audio scripts, language summaries, and Student's Book, Intro and Workbook, Intro answer keys. The Assessment CD/CD-ROM provides a complete assessment program, including oral a quizzes, as well as mid-term and final tests in printable PDF and Microsoft Word formats.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

As I mention above, teachers with whom I spoke in my research almost
unanimously told me that most students ... But the most common response to
students who act up in class—including the responses of the teachers who
shared with me ...

Author: Franklin E. Zimring

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479841561

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 248

This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.
Categories: Social Science

Language in Use Pre Intermediate New Edition Teacher s Book

Language in Use Pre Intermediate New Edition Teacher s Book

3 Role - play • To introduce this part , choose one of the situations and act out a
conversation with one student . Students act out similar conversations in pairs .
As a round - up , ask a few students what happened in their conversation .

Author: Adrian Doff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521774047

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

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Each of the four levels comprises about 80 hours of class work, with additional time for the self-study work. The Teacher's Book contains all the pages from the Classroom Book, with interleaved teaching notes including optional activities to cater for different abilities. There is a video to accompany the Beginner, Pre-intermediate and Intermediate levels. Each video contains eight stimulating and entertaining short programmes, as well as a booklet of photocopiable activities. Free test material is available in booklet and web format for Beginner and Pre-intermediate levels. Visit www.cambridge.org/elt/liu or contact your local Cambridge University Press representative.
Categories: Foreign Language Study