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Have you ever had to deal with challenging students? The kind of students who repeatedly skip class, rarely hand in work, and always have plenty of attitude when you attempt to correct their behaviour. Do you at times feel like pulling your hair out and simply giving up? Well don't throw in the towel just yet. Teaching the Unteachable Student will provide you with strategies to help you overcome challenging behaviours in the classroom. This book goes beyond traditional classroom management techniques; it is a book dedicated to reshaping your students' character. Ultimately, for students to be successful, they must develop Six Key Elements of Character' that include: Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Caring, Citizenship, and Trustworthiness. As you use the strategies in this book to inspire these core traits in your students, you will find: a renewed passion and confidence in your teaching; an ability to connect with your students and build genuine relationships; a significant improvement in your students' academic progress and overall character. Get ready to do the unthinkable by Teaching the Unteachable.
There are a wealth of teaching books with strategies and tips for dealing with challenging behaviour and disruptive students. Most teachers know a variety of strategies and have had some success in implementing them. But what happens when they don't work? In the fast-paced, pressurised, often chaotic life of a school, there are times when even the best tried and tested ideas do not seem to work with some classes and some students. There are days when some children seem completely unteachable and unreachable. Although a relatively small group of pupils, these children take up a lot of teacher's planning, thinking and emotional time. Even the most experienced teacher will have times when these pupils do not respond, leaving the teacher feeling de-skilled and incompetent. This book is aimed at helping teachers deal with these situations and feelings. It explores the factors behind those 'bad days' and looks at what can be done when nothing seems to work. There are several good books on effective behaviour management. There are also books about therapeutic work with children who are having emotional and behavioural problems at school. Based on the author's experience as a teacher, trainer and Educational Therapist, this book combines both types of thinking. The book looks at the issue from two perspectives: The teacher (primary and secondary) 1. what these children do to us 2. the way our emotions affect the management of relationships 3. conscious and unconscious processes which affect readiness for teaching and learning 4. developing skills and classroom strategies 5. finding and using support The child 1. Why some students are just more difficult to teach 2. The effects of loss, separation, neglect and trauma on learning 3. Ways for a teacher to reach and teach these children The book includes practical, accessible examples based on the writer's experience. Real-life examples include failures.
Why Christian spirituality must be "caught" rather than "taught." We speak of spirituality as a “journey,” which implies not only a destination toward which we travel, but countless adventures encountered along the way. The journey is the destination—both at once. We may all be trying to get to the heart of God, but there are infinite ways to get there. Can wisdom collected along the pilgrim path even be captured in words, codified into a book? Probably not. And why do the wisest books refuse to offer glib formulas or step-by-step instructions for happiness or enlightenment? Why are the great spiritual classics mostly just an invitation to keep our eyes, ears—and especially hearts—open? Because we’re often stumbling on miracles while we’re looking for something else. Using engaging and disarming stories from his own life, Carl McColman, a leading author of books in spirituality, gently leads readers toward a recognition that although the wisdom of the past is worth reading, hearing or reading others’ experience of God is ultimately no substitute for opening our own eyes, ears, and hearts to God.
2012 commemoration ceremonies included strange bedfellows, as the year marked the 50th anniversary of the deaths of both Marilyn Monroe and William Faulkner. The Faulkner commemoration events were an opportunity for scholars to honor not just the memory of the writer, but also the memory of dear departed members of the “Faulkner community” – a community of past readers and lovers of Faulkner’s oeuvre. Divided into three parts, this collection first focuses on ways of teaching Faulkner, and then endeavors to show how the Mississippi writer made use of his knowledge of other writers to give shape to his craft and later help others. The last section puts Faulkner into perspective by bringing together new ways of reading his works and new voices that echo his. The twenty-first century shows how Faulkner’s fiction can be dislodged from its traditional moorings, dislocated and placed in movement, and transformed and tutored into new meanings and significance. This volume is a tribute to the memory of Noel Polk, André Bleikasten and Michel Gresset, pioneers in charting the course of the Faulkner journey.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

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