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Author Falk, Beverly, author

Title Teaching matters : stories from inside city schools / Beverly Falk and Megan Blumenreich with Adesina Abani [and fourteen others]
Published New York : New Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
Contents Immigrant children's earliest schooling experiences: Adesina Abani -- Celebrating diversity in the classroom: Beatrice Tinio -- Breaking the silence: countering homophobia in schools: Joleen Hanlon -- A white teacher's quest to become a culturally responsive teacher: Mary Williams -- Bridging the language gap: Evelyn Chang -- Addressing the unspoken: Joan O'Brien -- Incorporating families' funds of knowledge into the classroom: Kanene Holder -- Bridging differences: Rory Scott -- Parental supports for early literacy: Kisha Pressley -- Supporting children's diverse needs and strengths: Neurys Bonilla -- Science inquiry and differentiated instruction for students with learning differences: Travis Sloane -- Supporting the literacy development of young English language learners: Carol Castillo -- What is happening to our children's garden?: Hazel Veras-Gomez -- Incorporating physical activity into the public school pre-kindergarten day: Lisa Schaffner -- What can a teacher do to improve the climate for learning in a school?: Laurie Jagoda
Summary As public schools become increasingly embattled by budget shortfalls, crowded buildings, and ever-more-rigid curricula, the burden of these restrictions has drastically changed the way children are expected to learn. Nowhere is this more obvious or more devastating than classrooms in high-need urban areas. Drawing upon teachers' firsthand experiences in some of today's most demanding schools, leading education experts Beverly Falk and Megan Blumenreich provide an enlightening account of what our students really need--and how teachers are stepping up to provide what state standards and political
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Children of minorities -- Education -- United States -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- United States -- Case studies.
Teachers -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Abani, Adesina, author
Blumenreich, Megan, author
Bonilla, Neurys, author
Castillo, Carol, author
Chang, Evelyn (Teacher), author
Hanlon, Joleen, author
Holder, Kanene, author
Jagoda, Laurie, author
O'Brien, Joan (Teacher), author
Pressley, Kisha, author
Schaffner, Lisa, author
Scott, Rory, author
Sloane, Travis, author
Tinio, Beatrice, author
Veras-Gomez, Hazel, author
Williams, Mary (Teacher), author
ISBN 1595587128 (electronic bk.)
9781595587121 (electronic bk.)