More than seven million adolescents under the age of 18 live in homes where one or both parents is an alcoholic. This document presents a three-part discussion of adolescent children of alcoholics' (AdCOA) issues relative to school classrooms. Part I discusses characteristics and behaviors of AdCOAs. The characteristics of dysfunctional families in general and alcoholic families in particular are provided as context for facilitating the identification process. Normal and abnormal behaviors of adolescents are considered as a context for recognizing AdCOA behaviors. Because AdCOAs and other dysfunctional adolescents more often become substance abusers in school and later in life, a discussion is offered of school behaviors of students who abuse substances. Part II provides a five-step classroom intervention model that educators can use to identify and interrupt the dysfunctional survival skills AdCOAs use at school. The model provides a useful way that teachers and administrators can build a database to support students suspected of being AdCOAs. Part III includes a discussion of strategies for helping AdCOAs in classrooms. From the various strategies available, the following techniques have been selected: listening and caring, using AdCOAs' personal and academic strengths, and reflection. It is noted that these strategies help AdCOAs build healthy self-concepts. A number of forms and a list of resources and references are appended. (NB)
The volume brings together papers related to different aspects of classroom-oriented research on teaching and learning second and foreign languages that have been authored by specialists from Poland and abroad. The first part contains contributions dealing with individual variation in the language classroom, in particular age, anxiety, beliefs and language learning strategies. The second part deals with various facets of teachers’ behaviors in the classroom, focusing in particular on classroom communication and the use of action research in teacher training. The third part includes papers devoted to various instructional practices, such as the use of new technologies, the development of intercultural competence, assessment or combining content and language. Finally, the last part deals with issues involved in research methodology, with special emphasis being placed on the use of diaries, observations, mixed methods research as well as triangulation.
Focus on Assessment Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom
Helps teachers understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 5-18, and to develop an ability to design, implement and critically evaluate language assessment, with reference to language frameworks and standards for assessment in school education.
In the Sixth Edition, the practical orientation of prior editions has been retained with its pedagogy that leads pre-service and in-service teachers to discover how to apply research-based strategies in their own classroom. Teachers are prompted to analyze, contrast, and compare the cases - leading them to develop strategies for (a) establishing safe, nurturing classroom communities, (b) efficiently managing classroom time, (c) fostering cooperative relationships and healthy productive interactions, (d) effectively communicating with students and their parents, (e) establishing and enforcing standards of conduct and procedures for classroom routines, (f) collaborating in the development and implementation of schoolwide safety and discipline policies, (g) working with individual differences among students, (h) accommodating students' exceptionalities, (i) utilizing the diversity among students to build strong, productive classroom communities, (j) teaching students to productively manage conflict, (k) motivating students to engage in learning activities, (l) conducting engaging learning activities, (m) effectively teaching students to supplant off-task behaviors with on-task behaviors, and (n) effectively dealing with misbehaviors - both nonviolent and violent.
Promoting Health and Emotional Well Being in Your Classroom
Promoting Health and Emotional Well-Being in Your Classroom, Fifth Edition provides pre-service and current teachers all the tools and up-to-date information needed for effectively promoting healthy life choices. Framed around the National Health Education Standards and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s six risk behaviors, this practical text facilitates instructional planning, allows for easy adaptation into various curricular frameworks, and ensures that the most essential health education content is addressed.
The first edition of this book was a bestseller, and is generally regarded as the most widely used and authoritative text on this topic. This completely revised and updated second edition takes into account the latest changes in educational practice, and includes coverage of recent developments in teacher appraisal and school inspection procedures. Ted Wragg is an international expert on research into teaching and learning, but has always been someone who writes with the teacher in mind. Using a combination of case studies, photographs and illustrations, Wragg shows how various people study lessons for different purposes and in different contexts. He explains a number of approaches in clear language and gives examples of successful methods that have been employed by teachers, student teachers, researchers and pupils. This is an essential text for anyone serious about becoming a good teacher or researcher in education.
Despite the prevalence of addiction in our society, we remain remarkably ignorant of the effects of addictive behaviour in classrooms - and unprepared to deal with the consequences. The authors of this book combine their own experiences of family and individual addictions with research to provide an accessible resource for understanding and dealing effectively with addiction. Classrooms Under the Influence provides suggestions for developing a classroom plan for assessing, intervening and preventing inappropriate behaviours for both addicted students and those who live with addicts. Readers are also encouraged to identify ways in which their own addictive behaviours may have a negative impact on the health and productivity of classrooms.