Making it Real: Case Stories for Secondary Teachers by Julie A. Gorlewski, David A. Gorlewski

By Julie A. Gorlewski, David A. Gorlewski

This publication offers no resolution key. when you are searching for "one correct answer," cross in different places. Implicit within the present academic reform circulation in the direction of criteria and standardization is the assumption that the paintings of academics is quantifiable; that the hours and days of touch time among lecturers and scholars will be decreased to a host that has which means; briefly, that there's one correct resolution. Making it genuine: Case tales for Secondary lecturers focuses now not at the episodic nature of the standardized try yet on these "hours and days of touch time" that signify the essence of what lecturers do every day. inside that context, academics are referred to as upon to make hundreds and hundreds of choices on a daily basis - judgements which require wisdom and services approximately making plans, learner improvement, content material wisdom, pupil review, and moral perform - between many others. those judgements should not made simply and can't be quantified simply because they happen within the complicated global of human nature and human task; the place values and priorities clash and sometimes conflict. the lecturers, directors, and scholars in Making it actual: Case tales for Secondary academics symbolize the daily events, relationships, conflicts, and dilemmas that exist in each institution. No "formulas" are offered. No "secrets" are published. quite, the authors offer a template for research that encourages readers to put themselves in those actual existence tuition settings and examine the explanations and outcomes in their decisions-for themselves, their scholars, and society as a complete.

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Intrinsic motivation refers to the internal drive to achieve a goal; whereas extrinsic motivation represents external factors related to the attainment of an outcome. Bruner (1964) complicates the concept of motivation as it applies to learning: The will to learn is an intrinsic motive, one that finds both its source and its reward in its own exercise. The will to learn becomes a “problem” only under specialized circumstances like those of a school, where a curriculum is set, students are confined, and a path fixed.

Although Kyle, like all first-year teachers, had been assigned a formal mentor by the school district, that mentor was also on assignment as the instructional technology coordinator. Greg Raines, while knowledgeable and kind, was rarely in the high school building and stayed in touch with Kyle primarily through email. ”). Kyle couldn’t imagine 19 CHAPTER 2 bothering Greg with everyday issues that he felt he should be managing on his own. As a new professional, Kyle felt he should be able to handle something as fundamental as a high school Open House event.

The ways in which learners differ are innumerable; the range of these differences is vast. A few of the features that highlight learner diversity include: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ Gender Race Ethnicity Social Class Age Language National Affiliation Cognitive Ability Physical Ability Interpersonal skills Sexual orientation Geographic background (urban, rural, suburban) Cultural background Diversity strengthens communities, both biologically and academically. Diverse, heterogeneous learning communities are a benefit; diversity becomes an obstacle when differences are treated as rigid boundaries that divide people, rather than permeable borders which people can seek – with effort and intentionality – to cross.

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