Positive behavior can be taught. Join the thousands of teachers in schools nationwide who have used this positive approach to discipline to establish calm, safe classrooms in which students can do their best learning. The approach to discipline presented in this book helps children develop self-control, understand how positive behavior looks and sounds, and come to value such behavior. With many examples from their own classrooms, three experienced teachers offer practical techniques to help you: Establish clear expectations for behavior from day one, Teach students how to articulate their learning goals for school, Create classroom rules that connect to students' goals, Use techniques such as interactive modeling to teach positive behavior, Reinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher language, Quickly stop misbehavior, Restore positive behavior so that children retain their dignity and continue learning
Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.
Covering the various methods for teaching grammar including the practice and integration of grammar and how NOT to teach grammar! Explores different techniques for teaching grammar including inductive and deductive approaches. Covers practising, testing, error correction and how to integrate grammar with various methodologies such as communicative language teaching and task-based learning. Sample lessons show a range of teaching approaches and grammar items in context.
This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of one particular, situated research project. Working from the lived experience of the participants, the study describes how action research methods were used to explore the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. The book draws attention to the highly personalised and individual, yet equally co-formed nature of classroom foreign language learning motivation and to the importance of agency and emotions in language learning. It presents an extended illustration of the applicability of complex systems theory for research design and process in SLA and its narrative approach shines light upon the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher. The study will be a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students interested in classroom language teaching and learning, especially those with a focus on motivation among learners.
Here you ll find a host of ways to develop or enhance your grammar teaching skills. "How to Teach Grammar" demonstrates methods for practicing a variety of grammar topics, dealing with errors, and integrating grammar instruction into general methodologies such as task-based learning.