From Head to Heart: High Quality Teaching Practices in the Spotlight

From Head to Heart: High Quality Teaching Practices in the Spotlight


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It is widely acknowledged that today’s teachers are tasked with educating increasingly diverse students as well as addressing their academic and social-emotional needs. This book examines cutting-edge teaching practices that make a difference in improving general educator and/or student performance across the grade spans. The emphasis is placed on research-based strategies, practices, and theories that can be readily translated into classroom practice. From Head to Heart: High Quality Teaching Practices in the Spotlight considers the importance of more personal topics within the teaching field, such as teacher wellness, as well as including information on effective teaching practices that seek to inspire and empower students and teachers. This book will be of interest to those that work within a pedagogical environment as well as university students and parents, alike.

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ISBN-13: 9781622734948
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Series: Series in Education
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Dr. Nicholas D. Young has worked in diverse educational roles for more than 29 years, serving as a principal, special education director, graduate professor, graduate program director, graduate dean, and longtime superintendent of schools. He was named the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year, and he completed a distinguished Fulbright program focused on the Japanese educational system through the collegiate level. Dr. Young is the recipient of numerous other honors and recognitions including the General Douglas MacArthur Award for distinguished civilian and military leadership and the Vice Admiral John T. Hayward Award for exemplary scholarship. He holds several graduate degrees including a PhD in educational administration and an EdD in educational psychology. Dr. Young is also a regular presenter at state, national, and international conferences; and he has written many books, book chapters, and/or articles on various topics in education, counseling, and psychology.

Dr. Elizabeth Jean has served as an elementary school educator and administrator in various rural and urban settings in Massachusetts for more than 20 years. As a building administrator, she has fostered partnerships with families, various local businesses, and higher education institutions. She is currently a graduate adjunct professor at the Van Loan School of Education, Endicott College and previously taught at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. In terms of formal education, Dr. Jean received a BS in education from Springfield College; a MEd in education with a specialization in reading from the College of Our Lady of the Elms; and an EdD in curriculum, teaching, learning, and leadership from Northeastern University. She has written extensively on a variety of educational topics from preschool through PhD.

Dr. Teresa Allissa Citro is the Chief Executive Officer, Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. and the Founder and President of Thread of Hope, Inc., She is a graduate of Tufts New England Medical School and Northeastern University, Boston.  Dr. Citro has co-edited several books on a wide range of topics in special education, and she co-authored a popular children's series I Am Full of Possibilities.  Furthermore, Dr. Citro is the co-editor of two peer review journals including Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal and Insights on Learning Disabilities from Prevailing Theories to Validated Practices. She is the mother of two young children and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 “This Is What I Am”: The Evolving Landscape of Teacher Identity

David Bosso, Ed.D., Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Chapter 2 Using Student-Centered Teaching: Inspiring and Empowering Teachers and Learners

Erin K. Washburn, Ph.D., Binghamton University - State University of New York and Stefanie Olbrys, M.Ed., Windsor Central School District, Windsor, NY

Chapter 3 The Love in the Lesson: How an Enthusiastic Teacher Improves Student Learning Outcomes

Nicholas Young, Ph.D, Ed.D, American International College and Aimee Dalenta, M.Ed., Goodwin College

Chapter 4 Response to Intervention: A Tool to Increase Student Comprehension

Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College and E. Marie McPadden, EdD, Quinnipiac University

Chapter 5 Classroom Management: Strategies for All Teachers

Angela C. Fain, PhD, University of West Georgia and Ellen L. Duchaine, PhD, Texas State University

Chapter 6 Daily Classroom Instruction: Embedding Social-Emotional Skills for Optimal Learning

Micheline Susan Malow, PhD, Manhattanville College

Chapter 7 Penciling in Parents: Making Time for Partnerships that Count

Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College and Elizabeth Jean, EdD, Endicott College

Chapter 8 Administrative Factors: Supporting Teachers and Contributing to the Success of All Students

Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD, American International College and Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos, MS, Bay Path University

Chapter 9 Stemming Teacher Shortages: A Community Apprenticeship Model

Dr. Tracey Benson, EDLD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Justin MacDonald, MA, Digital Arts and Technology Academy

Chapter 10 “Physician, Heal Thyself:” A Guide to Wellness as an Antidote to Teacher Burnout

Vance L. Austin, PhD, Manhattanville College

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