Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice

Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into

This book presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college, and offers examples and ideas for putting it into practice, as well the underlying rationale. It also starts from the premise that many faculty are much closer to being learner centered teachers than they think, but don’t have the full conceptual understanding of the process to achieve its full impact. There is sometimes a gap between what we would like to achieve in our teaching and the knowledge and strategies needed to make it happen.LCT keeps all of the good features of a teacher-centered approach and applies them in ways that are in better harmony with how our brains learn. It, for instance, embraces the teacher as expert as well as the appropriate use of lecture, while also offering new, effective ways to replace practices that don’t optimizing student learning. Neuroscience, biology and cognitive science research have made it clear that it is the one who does the work who does the learning. Many faculty do too much of the work for their students, which results in diminished student learning. To enable faculty to navigate this shift, Terry Doyle presents an LCT-based approach to course design that draws on current brain research ...

  • Brand: Stylus Publishing VA
  • ASIN: 1579227430

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat

New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his fifty-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary life in and well beyond the American South. Conroy’s was a messy fellowship of people from all walks of life. His relationships were complicated, and people and places he thought he’d left behind often circled back to him at crucial moments. The pantheon of contributors includes Pulitzer Prize winners Rick Bragg and Kathleen Parker; Grammy winners Barbra Streisand and Janis Ian; Lillian Smith Award winners Anthony Grooms and Mary Hood; National Book Award winner Nikky Finney; James Beard Foundation Award winners Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart; a corps of New York Times best-selling authors, including Ron Rash, Sandra Brown, and Mary Alice Monroe; Conroy biographers Katherine Clark and Catherine Seltzer; longtime Conroy friends Bernie Schein, Cliff Graubart, John Warley, and Walter Edgar; Pat’s student...

  • ASIN: 0820354481

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-81) is the jewel of The Phillips Collection. This volume reveals the fascinating characters in the painting and explores Renoir's technique.Eliza Rathbone is chief curator emerita at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.Mary Morton is curator and head of the Department of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.Sylvie Patry is deputy director of Collections & Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.Aileen Ribeiro is Professor Emeritus of the University of London.Elizabeth Steele is head of conservation at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.Sara Tas is a curator at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.

  • ASIN: 191128200X

Our acre and its harvest. Historical sketch of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio 1869 [Leather Bound]

Our acre and its harvest. Historical sketch of

Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1869]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Pages 550. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS.

  • ASIN: B07R1JRJFV

In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places

In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Nature Conservancy, a collection of original, previously unpublished photographic images from some the world's most acclaimed photographers--such as Annie Liebovitz, William Wegman, Hope Sandrow, and Terry Evans--captures the unique beauty of biologically important sites in North America, Asia, the Pacific, and other locales. 20,000 first printing.

  • Brand: Brand: Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown and Company
  • ASIN: 0821227408

The King Who Made Paper Flowers: A Novel

The King Who Made Paper Flowers: A

When Arthur Benjamin steps from a Greyhound bus in Savannah, Georgia, he is immediately robbed by an affable street magician named Hamby Cahill.It is Hamby's first act of thievery and the remorse of it so overwhelms him that he finds lodging for Arthur in The Castle, a warehouse supposedly owned by Melinda McFadden, an eccentric and fragile grande dame of imagined aristocracy who is known as Lady to the strange assembly of street people she has arbitrarily selected to be her Guests.There, Arthur finds his family--an ex-con shoplifter, a disgruntled seamstress, a young artist suspected of being a hooker, and a former boxer known as Lightning. For Arthur, it is the company that will change his life, as he, in turn, will change the lives of everyone he encounters.Yet, he does not know he will become entangled with political arrogance over a minor traffic mishap, or be targeted for brutality. He does not know he will encounter Wally Whitmire, proponent of the Destiny of the Dominoes, or that he will become an unqualified mayoral candidate put forth to serve as an irritant to the incumbent Harry Geiger. And he does not know he will be looked upon by the people of Savannah--fortunate and unfortunate, alike--as an icon, a beloved figure who wears a cape of invented royalty and distribut...

  • ASIN: 0881465666

Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American Life (Paperback))

Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry 2001 (African American

Do poets' surroundings shape their viewpoint and work? Abandon Automobile seeks to address this question by bringing together the work of more than one hundred of Detroit's most acclaimed and accessible poets. Writing about location as if it were a living entity, these poets visualize Detroit as a variety of complex archetypes-the city becomes a savior, a beast, a nurturing mother, a seductress, a friend, an enemy. Like the city itself, the poetry represented is diverse and the poems are by turns tender, forceful, introspective, and vital. In the introduction to the volume, Melba Joyce Boyd and M. L. Liebler show how Detroit's poetry scene has changed over the years to embrace political movements and cultural transformations. Readers will find that one doesn't need to be a Detroit native to enjoy the many themes of this anthology. The exciting range of voices represented in this collection will appeal to anyone interested in poetry, regional literature, and urban life.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Brand: Wayne State University Press
  • ASIN: 0814328105

The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec (World of Art)

The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec

This essential guide to the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica succinctly and evocatively summarizes the artistic achievements of the high pre-Columbian civilizations—Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Tolec, Aztec—as well as those of their less well-known contemporaries. The pyramids and palaces, jades and brightly colored paintings emerge from these pages as vividly as when they first astonished Cortés's men in 1519. There was a surprising unity in Mesoamerican culture from Mexico to Honduras and from 1500 BC to the Spanish Conquest. Among many features shared were a 260-day ritual calendar and a preoccupation with gods representing natural forces. Current research also emphasizes the great importance of rites of kingship, including warfare and blood sacrifice. In this third edition, Mary Miller opens up new windows on the ancient past with fresh readings of works of art, all the while offering careful archaeological interpretations. Recent hieroglyphic decipherments provide insights into ancient art, spelling out long-distance connections between the Maya and their neighbors. Updated throughout, with special attention to evidence for dating, the new Art of Mesoamerica is the ideal companion for students and travelers. 193 illustrations, 44 in color.

  • ASIN: 0500203458

Natural Inquirer (Invasive Species Edition: Volume 48, Number 1. Winter 2006) (A Natural Inquirer Monograph)

Natural Inquirer (Invasive Species Edition: Volume 48, Number

Grade 5-8. Teacher Resource or home schooling resource for teaching agriculture, for teaching ecology, for teaching science. Lesson plans. Teaching Outdoor Educational and Recreational Opportunities (O.R.E.O). Adapting lesson to your own region and different age groups (this is geared to grades 5-8). Meets National Science Education Standards Science as Inquiry (Abilities Necessary To Do Scientific Inquiry, Understanding Scientific Inquiry); Life Science (Reproduction and Heredity, Regulation and Behavior, Populations and Ecosystems, Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms; Science and Technology (Understanding About Science and Technology); Science in Personal and Social Perspectives (Risks and Benefits, Science and Technology in Society); History and Nature of Science (History of Science, Science as a Human Endeavor, Nature of Science). Student activities. Lessons: Moving Spore-adically, The Spread of Sudden Oak Death in California Forests; And Then There Were Nun, What Trees Could Be Endangered by a Nun Moth Invasion; Knocked Out by Trout, The Relationship Between Nonnative Trout and Pacific Treefrogs; Shoot! Foiled Again!, Using Chemicals to Discourage the Pine Shoot Beetle; Tag, You're It, Using Harmonic Radar to Track the Flight of Beetles; Hurry Up and Wait, Investigating a...

  • ASIN: B00B6V9ILE

Seven daughters of the theater: Jenny Lind, Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Julia Marlowe, Isadora Duncan, Mary Garden, Marilyn Monroe

Seven daughters of the theater: Jenny Lind, Sarah

  • ASIN: B0006BM7AY

Leading Ladies : A Gallery of Famous Actresses : Mary Betterton, Peg Woffington, Sarah Siddons, Charlotte Cushman, Ellen Terry, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanora Duse, Fiske, Ethel Barrymore, Laurette Taylor, Gertrude Lawrence

Leading Ladies : A Gallery of Famous Actresses

  • ASIN: B003VQB3MY

Our acre and its harvest. Historical sketch of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio 1869 [Hardcover]

Our acre and its harvest. Historical sketch of

Lang: - eng, Pages 550. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back [1869].This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots.If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume, if you wish to order a specific or all the volumes you may contact us. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.

  • ASIN: B010XOIDSI

Our Acre and Its Harvest: Historical Sketch of the Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio

Our Acre and Its Harvest: Historical Sketch of

  • ASIN: B000K5SX0Y

DEATH KNELL IV (short story anthology)

DEATH KNELL IV (short story

18 short mysteries by authors from the Philadelphia area, including such award winners as Judy Clemens, Robin Hathaway, Elena Santangelo, Caroline Stafford, and Mindy Starns Clark.

  • ASIN: B007BN3SIU

The Greats of Cuttercane by Terry Kay (2012-01-30)

The Greats of Cuttercane by Terry Kay

  • ASIN: B01K95WH0G

The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (13 Book Series)

The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (13

From Book 1: Twenty ghostly tales from the supernatural masters of the Victorian age. Wimbourne Books presents the first in a series of rare or out-of-print ghost stories from Victorian authors. With an introduction by author Alastair Gunn, Volume 1 in the series spans the years 1852 to 1901 and includes stories from a wide range of female authors; English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American. Includes tales by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charlotte Riddell, Isabella Banks and Vernon Lee. Readers new to this genre will discover its pleasures; the Victorian quaintness, the sometimes shocking difference in social norms, the almost comical politeness and structured etiquette, the archaic and precise language, but mostly the Victorians’ skill at stoking our fears and trepidations, our insecurities and doubts. Even if you are already an aficionado of the ghostly tale there is much within these pages to interest you. Wait until the dark of the stormy night arrives, lock the doors, shutter the windows, light the fire, sit with your back to the wall and bury yourself in the Victorian macabre. Try not to let the creaking floorboards, the distant howl of a dog, the chill breeze that caresses the candle, the shadows in the far recesses of your room, disturb your concentration. Includes the s...

  • ASIN: B07QF9JQD3

Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints

Censored Books: Critical

New in Paperback! This collection of sixty-three essays provides assistance to the growing number of students, teachers, librarians, and parents who find themselves confronting a censorship situation. The contributors are both authors―of fiction, drama, and poetry for adults, children, and adolescents―and teachers of literature, writing about the books that are most frequently challenged in schools and libraries.Part I provides six authors' perspectives on censorship by omission and commission. Part II provides responses and defenses of individual books. Paperback edition available May 2001.

  • ASIN: 0810840383

September Monthly Activities (Teacher Created Materials)

September Monthly Activities (Teacher Created

  • ASIN: B00071REBK

A Gathering of Flowers

A Gathering of

An extraordinary collection of writings from the Summerville, South Carolina, Writers Guild. Includes short stories, poetry and commentary from both multi-published authors and (previously) unpublished writers, all of which show an amazing depth of talent.

  • ASIN: 097742698X

The Beary Best Recipes Of Bank One

The Beary Best Recipes Of Bank

Each recipe is credited with the name and department of its contributor.

  • ASIN: B000MDZMH6
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