The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn [NOOK Book]

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It begins with a connection. Like a spark when two wires touch, there comes that magical moment for a teacher and a student when an important connection is made. In The Teachable Moment, Rebecca Branstetter captures many wonderful instances when that magic occurs. Often it is with a student who for some reason was previously unreachable. Whether due to learning difficulties, social problems, or a host of other impediments, the inability of a student to understand a concept is a fundamental obstacle teachers work ...
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The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn

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Overview

It begins with a connection. Like a spark when two wires touch, there comes that magical moment for a teacher and a student when an important connection is made. In The Teachable Moment, Rebecca Branstetter captures many wonderful instances when that magic occurs. Often it is with a student who for some reason was previously unreachable. Whether due to learning difficulties, social problems, or a host of other impediments, the inability of a student to understand a concept is a fundamental obstacle teachers work to overcome. The struggle to help students reach their full potential depends on a teacher’s ability to recognize and take full advantage of these short windows of opportunity. Veteran educator Branstetter shares her insights into the art of the “teachable moment,” helping her colleagues in the field to capitalize on any and every advantage as it presents itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609780210
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 595 KB

Meet the Author

Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Educational Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Branstetter assesses and counsels children and adolescents with learning and emotional challenges in the public schools and in private practice. Dr. Branstetter writes about her experiences in her blog, Notes From The School Psychologist (www.studentsgrow.blogspot.com). 

 
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Harvest Rebecca Branstetter IX

Section 1 In Search of the Academic "Aha!" 1

Teaching Is Hard Mrs. Mimi 3

Alleviating Shakes-fear Damian Bariexca 15

An Ode to Small Victories Valerie Braimah 25

The Noun Lesson Tisha Riccio 33

Trickery in History Tiffany Grizzle 37

I'm Good at This Stuff! Vicki Lautsch 43

Section 2 The Art of The Relationship in Teaching 51

The Day Austin Found His Inside Voice "Miss D" 53

From Tennessee, Here to Model Sheri A. Castro-Atwater 59

How the Sperm Gets to the Egg Lin Cerles 65

I'm Not Doin' Any Work Today! Randy Howe 69

The Gift of Literacy Erika Childs 81

Section 3 Reaching the Special-Needs Student 91

The Unexpected Joys of Teaching Jill Hare 93

Ryan's Fragility Jan Hasler 99

The Square Dude Sam Janeway 107

From Station Time to Mother's Day: Tales of Teaching First Words Amber Mackenzie Taylor 117

Which Fraction Does the Alligator Eat? Elisabeth Berkson 123

Section 4 The Teacher Becomes The Student 129

It's What You Answer To Susan DeMersseman 131

Getting Another Chance Kathy A. Briccetti 137

The Field Trip Rosemary Taylor 147

The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Alistair Bomphray 151

Taming the Wild Dinosaur Rebecca Branstetter 159

The Bodyguard Shawna Messina 167

Acknowledgments 177

About the Editor 179

About the Contributors 181

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