Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned

Creating Nongraded K-3 Classrooms: Teachers' Stories and Lessons Learned

by Ric A. Hovda, Diane W. Kyle, Ellen McIntyre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803964862

ISBN-13: 9780803964860

Pub. Date: 04/30/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Take full advantage of the real-life experiences of other practitioners who are closely involved in the reform movement. Here are practical, concrete lessons on how to handle the challenges of teaching an ungraded class. Follow the stories"visit" the classrooms - and see the teachers grow from being adequate to extraordinary educators. Watch how the students learn to…  See more details below

Overview

Take full advantage of the real-life experiences of other practitioners who are closely involved in the reform movement. Here are practical, concrete lessons on how to handle the challenges of teaching an ungraded class. Follow the stories"visit" the classrooms - and see the teachers grow from being adequate to extraordinary educators. Watch how the students learn to learn. Discover how to master these important skills: establishing an ungraded classroom; coping with the inevitable changes that result from innovation; encouraging teacher growth with on-the-job development; "kidwatching" - documenting learning as children work; including special-needs students in your multiage classroom; and working with parents and winning their support. Based on the true-life experiences of teachers, principals, and parents involved in KERA (Kentucky Education Reform Act), this book tells the story of the transformed teaching and learning lives of Kentucky educators engaged in the bold experiment of nongraded K-3 classes.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803964860
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/30/1996
Series:
Nongraded Instruction Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Ch. 1Reforming the Education of Young Children1
Ch. 2We Are Here11
Ch. 3Team Teaching: A Journey of Professional Bonding and Reflective Practice27
Ch. 4Sea of Changes: Finding Sunken Treasures in Shark-Infested Waters37
Ch. 5Assessment in a Nongraded Primary Program: Discovering Children's Voices and Talents47
Ch. 6"Let the Wild Rumpus Start!": The Story of One Multi-age/Multi-ability Classroom67
Ch. 7Multi-age, Multi-abilities: An Inclusive Primary Program83
Ch. 8Learning to Assess: Teachers, Students, and Parents Together95
Ch. 9Facing the Seven Critical Attributes113
Ch. 10From Philosophy to Practice: A Continuous Struggle for Excellence131
Ch. 11What About the Skills? Shouldn't I Be Teaching Them?141
Ch. 12What a Difference a Year Makes149
Ch. 13A Principal's Perspective for Educational Reform157
Ch. 14Partnerships for Learners167
Ch. 15Lessons on Creating Nongraded Primary Programs or Implementing Other Systematic Changes181
Ch. 16Professional Development Possibilities189
Bibliography197
Index203

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >