Free reference Kindle books for 06 Jun 18

Modern Languages Across the Curriculum

This book sets out the agenda for the future of modern language teaching in schools. It aims to look beyond the dominant methods of second language teaching to a new approach emphasising the integration of language learning within the wider curriculum. Through research and case studies from the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Finland, the book shows how teachers and policy makers are increasingly moving towards a system where second languages are taught through other curriculum subjects, rather than alongside them. Key areas covered are:
* recent trends and issues in the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages
* the rationale for integrating languages across the curriculum
* how cross-curricular language teaching is developing across Europe
* practical materials and useful ideas for teachers and policy makers
This timely book will interest all foreign language teachers, particularly those on in-service or higher level degree courses. It will also be useful reading for student teachers and educators, and policy makers, internationally.



Talented Teachers, Empowered Parents, Successful Students!: Classroom Strategies for Including All Families as Allies in Education

by Robert Ward

Shouldn’t every parent be a teacher’s greatest asset and ally in nurturing and educating all students?

Shouldn’t every teacher actively include and empathetically engage with all parents, especially those who seem the most clueless, careless, or cantankerous?

TALENTED TEACHERS, EMPOWERED PARENTS, SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS! provides educators with a wealth of creative strategies, practical solutions, and professional development activities to transform teacher-parent relationships into pleasant, productive partnerships of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration.

The author’s twenty-five years of classroom experience in meeting the needs of a diversity of students at large, urban Title I schools (including teaching gifted and special needs students, as well as English Language Learners) ensure his advice is teacher-friendly and timelyâ??and actually works!

Affordably priced to fit within any teacher’s or school’s budget, this inspiring book empowers educators of all grade levels and in any school environment to:

– MOVE PARENTS FROM INVOLVEMENT TO INVESTMENT with easy-to-implement techniques for keeping every family engaged with weekly classroom updates and individualized student progress reports.

– WIN OVER EVERY PARENT by treating them as the experts they are with a variety of activities that honor their insights and elicit their input on what is best for their child.

– TRANSFORM PARENT COMPLAINTS INTO AFFIRMING ENCOUNTERS that leave the parent more satisfied than if there had been no conflict at all!

– EMBRACE A WHOLE-CHILD APPROACH that values the core needs of each student and puts parents and teachers on the same page in moving each child forwardâ??socially, emotionally, soulfully, and academically.

– ACQUIRE POWERFUL, RESEARCHED-BASED TEACHING TECHNIQUES to cultivate a classroom of willingness, wisdom, wonder, warmth, and worth so parents gain the confidence that their child is in caring, capable hands while at school.

– GROW FROM THE INCLUDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND BOOK STUDY QUESTIONS that inspire and equip teachers and parents to work together, as well as to become the best adults they can be for the children they both care for and care about.

Every parent wants their child to succeed in school, and most are willing to do their partâ??as long as they feel invited, informed, and equipped to do so. Teachers who provide parents with the reassurance, recognition, and resources offered in this book are certain to form the strong home-to-school bonds that allow every child to realize their full potential.



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