This informative new volume provides a hand-picked selection of useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills for working with children in school settings. The book comprises both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual pieces about the most effective, current professional practices for professionals who work with P-12 children in schools. The practices described here will be useful for a wide assortment of professionals within education, including practicing teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, administrators, and education students.
Introduction. Who Knew? Best Practices: A Retrospective. The Method to My Madness: Using Humor and Silliness to Improve Learning. The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood: One Community’s Attempt to Care for Its Youngest Members. Moving from Concrete to Abstract Understandings: Studying a Concept’s Development in-Context. Crossing the Barriers, Expanding Knowledge, Fostering Relationships: Teacher Preparation Partnering with Community Organizations. Throwback Technologies: Interactive Whiteboards in Schools. At Your Service: A College at Work with Its Community as a Means of Outreach and Mutual Enrichment. Resistance to Racism in the Social Studies: Reflections, Pedagogies, and Criticality. "But How Do I Know If It Is Authentic?" Examining Picture Books Representing Chinese Culture. Power of the Heart and Limitations of Love: Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Teaching Profession and Their Implications.