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The resident assistant (RA) is the foundation of every residence life program. These student-staff members face difficult challenges as they guide and support their peers through the college experience. The Resident Assistant, by Gregory Blimling and Denise Baumann, provides a comprehensive text for training RAs in the skills they need to engage their peers in the educational experience of residence halls, and to respond to the many issues group living presents.
Good teachers have the desire and ability to accept the challenge of meeting the needs of diverse students in the general education classroom if they are provided with the appropriate knowledge and resources.
Why TESOL? Fifth Edition, provides classroom and preservice teachers with a knowledge base to effectively teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in today’s global environment. It provides in depth theoretical background, legal information, and application for teachers to address the needs of English learners. Why TESOL? is written so teachers from various backgrounds and experiences can readily apply ESOL concepts to their individual mainstream classroom settings.
Improving Reading is perhaps the most comprehensive, useful reading resource available. It is full of ideas for professionals who work with whole classes, individual students, or groups of students. The eight chapters correlate with the main components of a comprehensive reading curriculum and the Common Core. Sections within each chapter provide teaching interventions, strategies, activities, and resources to help students overcome specific reading problems or to achieve the Common Core standards.
Summer reading programs for first-year students should be focused on the needs of those students. This book moves away from the paradigm of using general audience novels for summer reading programs. It is a high-impact book written by experienced first-year educators for this specific student audience.
Spanish Reading Inventory (Pre-Primer to Grade 8) is a collection of individually administered informal reading tests designed to help teachers and other professionals determine a student's reading proficiency in Spanish.
A series of word lists and passages ranging from the early stages of reading (pre-primer) through eighth grade are read by the student. Based on the student's comprehension and word recognition, an assessment can be made of his or her reading ability.
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Foundations of Child & Youth Care explores the field of child and youth care, introducing unique perspectives, theories, and interventions in which the practice is grounded as well as emerging concepts essential to current practice.
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Developing IEPs: The Complete Guide to Educationally Meaningful Individualized Educational Programs for Students with Disabilities focuses on the IEP process from both procedural and substantive perspectives as it relates to students from 3 through 21 years of age (information is congruent with the 2017 U. S. Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District). The text stresses the interrelated aspects of IEPs, continuing to mention and discuss its various components as the text progresses.
There comes a time for most promising teachers when they are feeling confident in their role as educators with the awareness that there is always room to improve their skill-set.
The change in roles from teacher to educational leader brings about changes in how others view you, how you need to view yourself, and what you need to do to maintain a high standard of quality leadership. To maintain a high standard of leadership, it is critical to understand what you need to do to perform at your highest level.