Publication Date: 2011
160 pages • $9.95
(Available in downloadable pdf format)
This comprehensive text helps teachers to build home-school relationships with parents and students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Provides examples of how to strengthen teacher-parent relationships, cultivate a collaborative and high performing classroom climate, and outlines the type of factors that have shaped the world view of students and families. Provides strategies of working with students across ability levels, where both high performing and low performing students reach higher achievement levels. Provides critical insight into how multiple intelligences theory can shape instruction, classroom culture, and turn any classroom into a classroom for the gifted and talented. Provides strategies for cooperative grouping, brain-based and gender-specific instruction, and teaching ‘Bell-to-Bell’ to maximize teaching and learning.