Global Family Research Project We are pleased to announce that all of the materials produced by Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) are now available in the archive section of our Global Family Research Project site. Search the archive and you will find many useful resources and related research for building and evaluating family, school, and community engagement practices, programs, and policies; for strengthening professional and organizational development; and for creating a more equitable anywhere anytime learning ecology for all children and families. Please note and abide by the terms and conditions for use of these materials as stated on the archive's front page.
Diversity Appreciating and Valuing Diversity Diversity in the classroom defined Having a diverse group of students simply means recognizing that all the people are unique in their own way. Their differences could consist of their reading level, athletic ability, cultural background, personality, religious beliefs, and the list goes on. Mrs. Holowicki's Classroom Expectations, Rules, Procedures and Consequences My Home Page » Mrs. Holowicki's Classroom Expectations, Rules, Procedures and Consequences Mrs. Holowicki's Classroom Expectations, Rules, Procedures and Consequences The expectations, rules, procedures and consequences of my classroom are intended to keep the classroom environment safe, orderly, and productive. Please respect the rules so that we can maximize learning time together.
Integrating Technology and Literacy When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate learning: How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool? That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. However, as 1:1 technology initiatives roll out, integrating technology into the classroom is our reality. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning. Sites recognized foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. The Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. They are free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover and provide a foundation to support 21st-century teaching and learning.
Pratt-Johnson - Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know The Internet TESLJournal Yvonne Pratt-Johnsonprattjoy [at] stjohns.eduSt. John's University (Queens, New York, USA) This article looks at the need for teachers to be culturally responsive and competent as schools and classrooms become increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. It highlights five points of cultural difference with which all teachers should be aware when teaching students of diverse backgrounds. Introduction
Checklist: Responding to Student Diversity General Principles Treat students as individuals whose identities are complex and unique. For example, you can ask open-ended questions to solicit students' reports of their experiences or observations without calling on a student to speak for his or her race/gender/culture. Also, learning to pronounce all of the names correctly shows respect for varied backgrounds. Encourage full participation while being aware of differences which may influence students' responses. For example, you can make eye contact with everyone, increase your wait time to include less assertive and/or more reflective students, ask questions that draw out quieter participants or challenge dominant students in small groups, or talk with students outside of class to provide encouragement.
15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class - Have you fallen into the trap of saying “No talking!” or “I need quiet!” all day long? It’s exhausting to keep repeating your requests for silence, and after the hundredth time, kids just tune you out, anyway. There have been some great discussions about how to get students to quiet down on my Facebook page, and I want to share what’s worked for those teachers as well as what I’ve tried in my own classroom. Teaching With Technology: Tech That Explores Diversity I came across an interesting website, Peace Gallery, where you can see thousands of images from hugely diverse cultures — many of young children — as viewed through the cameras of America's Peace Corps volunteers. At first glance, I noticed how different everyone looks — different skin, eyes, and clothing, But look closely, and you start noticing the similarities: People in the pictures are playing, eating, cuddling, crying, and laughing. Today's early childhood classroom is the first "melting-pot" experience for many families. It may also be the first time children meet others who are "different" from themselves.
Approaches to Information Inquiry Models and Process for Information Inquiry Many educators and librarians have designed models to illustrate how teachers and learners act in information inquiry situations. Other models have been developed for processes such as instructional design, thinking, and writing. During the 1980s educators and librarians experienced a surge of interest in information skills. Diversity & Inclusive Teaching Overview Both students and faculty at American colleges and universities are becoming increasingly varied in their backgrounds and experiences, reflecting the diversity witnessed in our broader society. The Center for Teaching is committed to supporting diversity at Vanderbilt, particularly as it intersects with the wide range of teaching and learning contexts that occur across the University. The following tips are taken from Barbara Gross Davis’ chapter entitled “Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity and Gender” in her excellent book, Tools for Teaching. We recommend that you read her full text to learn more about the issues and ideas listed below in this broad overview.
Bringing Classroom Rules to Life School rules. The mere mention of these words can elicit heavy sighs and moans from children and adults alike. Rules order us around. Hawaiian language immersion program Ka Papahana Kaiapuni (KPK) The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) contributes to Hawaiian language revitalization by providing for K-12 Hawaiian language education. The Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP), Ka Papahana Kaiapuni (KPK), delivers instruction exclusively through the medium of Hawaiian language until grade 5, whereupon English is formally introduced.