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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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Creating a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Lab Manual is a wonderful text to use for any health and wellness lab. This manual is meant to be used in a participatory setting where instructors teach the exercise labs to all students. Creating a Healthy and Active Lifestyle encourages participants to simply move, and to move in a variety of ways: at home or at a fitness center, through strength, flexibility, mindfulness, cardiovascular workouts, and more.
Author(s): Nora Ambrosio
Learning about Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment introduces students to the exciting, daring, ever-changing, and dynamic world of dance.
Author(s): University of Colorado - Boulder
This reader was designed and compiled for EDUC 3013, School and Society, in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The readings included in this volume have been chosen from a variety of sources to present multiple perspectives. Some of them are classics in the literature, and others are more recent publications.