Visit Best Practice classrooms without leaving your school
""In" Best Practice, "we outline the key qualities of great teaching in each major subject area. But showing is always better, right? Hence, these video windows into Best Practice classrooms at work."" -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Steven Zemelman What do great teaching and powerful learning look like, sound like, and feel like? Seeing the work in action makes all the difference in understanding how to make it your own. "The Best Practice Video Companion" takes you into exemplary classrooms where the seven structures for top-quality teaching described in "Best Practice "support effective instruction and deeper learning every day.
Steven Zemelman and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels show us that the seven structures work in any context by visiting classrooms across the grades and content areas. You'll see the moves and hear the language of Best Practice teachers as they help students with a wide range of abilities become engaged, insightful learners.
An ideal professional development support for groups studying "Best Practice, " Fourth Edition, "The Best Practice Video Companion" shares more than 40 glimpses into multiple lessons in 17 outstanding classrooms focuses on the seven research-based Best Practice structures offers two ways to watch-by Best Practice structure or by teacher suggests ways to collaborate before, during, and after viewings.
While the Common Core and other standards outline what children are expected to learn, they don't really explain how to get them there. Use "The Best Practice Video Companion "and see the how for yourself. Save $63.00 and create powerhouse PD with on a Staff Development Bundle that combines 10 copies of Best Practice with the "Best Practice Video Companion."
Steven Zemelman's newest Heinemann title is From Inquiry to Action, which combines two of his education passions: Choice-based inquiry approaches and civic action. He blogs frequently about the ideas behind the book and about how educators around the US are applying them at his blog Civic Action in Schools. Steve has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. He has spearheaded the start of a number of innovative small high schools in the city. His experiences and research in these areas led to his Heinemann book 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment, coauthored with Harry Ross. Steve has been a frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels. They have coauthored seven books and videos with Heinemann, including Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion; Content-Area Writing; Rethinking High School and its companion video; and A Community of Writers. These books are filled with practical strategies for making writing, reading, the content areas, and indeed the life of a school itself into a deeper and richer learning experience for kids. Zemelmen and Daniels are known for immediately useful teaching strategies that range from brief, easy-to-use reflections that help students learn right in class to bigger public-writing projects that can make school truly memorable for kids and teachers alike. Steve consults with schools and districts around the country and may be contacted directly at email@example.com or @StevenZemelman.Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are The Curious Classroom; Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition; Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; the Texts and Lessons series; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit. READING Comprehension Going Forward Mini-lessons for Literature Circles Subjects Matter, Second Edition Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature WRITING Community of Writers Content-Area Writing LITERACY The Curious Classroom Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms SCHOOL CULTURE Best Practice, Fourth Edition Best Practice Video Companion Rethinking High School Rethinking High School Video Upstanders