Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Math

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Math
Author: John J. SanGiovanni,Susie Katt,Latrenda D. Knighten,Georgina Rivera
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9781071861226
Language: en
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Your guide to grow and learn as a math teacher! Let’s face it, teaching elementary math can be hard. So much about how we teach math today may look and feel different from how we learned it. Today, we recognize placing the student at the center of their learning increases engagement, motivation, and academic achievement soars. Teaching math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally “delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. Most importantly, we must ensure our practice gives each and every student the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve at high levels, while providing opportunities to develop their agency and authority in the classroom which results in a positive math identity. Whether you are a brand new teacher or a veteran, if you find teaching math to be quite the challenge, this is the guide you want by your side. Designed for just-in-time learning and support, this practical resource gives you brief, actionable answers to your most pressing questions about teaching elementary math. Written by four experienced math educators representing diverse experiences, these authors offer the practical advice they wish they received years ago, from lessons they′ve learned over decades of practice, research, coaching, and through collaborating with teams, teachers and colleagues—especially new teachers—every day. Questions and answers are organized into five areas of effort that will help you most thrive in your elementary math classroom: 1. How do I build a positive math community? 2. How do I structure, organize, and manage my math class? 3. How do I engage my students in math? 4. How do I help my students talk about math? 5. How do I know what my students know and move them forward? Woven throughout, you′ll find helpful sidebar notes on fostering identity and agency; access and equity; teaching in different settings; and invaluable resources for deeper learning. The final question—Where do I go from here?— offers guidance for growing your practice over time. Strive to become the best math educator you can be; your students are counting on it! What will be your first step on the journey?

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading
Author: Christina Nosek
Release: 2022-02-25
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9781071876930
Language: en
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"Answers to your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading aims to help new teachers to start on the right foot, offering research-backed advice and experience an educator who has been in the profession throughout these shifts - and who has led her school to adopt best practices in reading instruction. Written in a friendly, accessible, and practical style, this brief, colorful book will provide answers to the most critical questions early-career teachers have about reading instruction, providing the MOST critical things a new teacher can do and know to have the most success in teaching reading as well as next steps toward thriving as a reading teacher"--

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing
Author: Melanie Meehan
Release: 2022-03-17
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781071877043
Language: en
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"Answers to your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing aims to help new teachers - or teachers who need a confidence boost - to understand the foundations of solid writing instruction. Melanie Meehan has led her school to adopt best practices in writing instruction, and has worked with many teachers in her district, in professional development settings, and in online workshops, and she knows the biggest challenges teachers face in writing instruction. This installment of the Five to Thrive series will provide answers to the most critical questions early-career teachers have about writing instruction, providing the MOST critical things a new teacher can do and know to have the most success in teaching writing, as well as next steps toward thriving as a writing teacher"--

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Creating a Dynamic Classroom
Author: Serena Pariser,Victoria Lentfer
Release: 2022-05-16
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781071880708
Language: en
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"This book will serve as the non-content area, general teaching methods book in the Five To Thrive series, which launches in the Fall of 2021 with Answers To Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Mathematics. It will follow the same general format: a presentation of 5 critical areas of general practice, with 10-15 questions answered in each section. Each question/answer will be featured on a 2-page spread. The five topic areas include: building an affirming classroom community; keeping students at the center; designing effective, fun, and engaging learning for students; making assessments work for you and your students; and "shh! uncovering the answers to what we often don't talk about," which includes work/life balance, asking for support from administrators, navigating difficult parent conversations"--

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Math

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Secondary Math
Author: Frederick L. Dillon,Ayanna D. Perry,Andrea Cheng,Jennifer Outzs
Release: 2022-03-02
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781071870839
Language: en
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Let’s face it, teaching secondary math can be hard. So much about how we teach math today may look and feel different from how we learned it. Teaching math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally "delivers knowledge" to one who fosters thinking. Most importantly, we must ensure our practice gives each and every student the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve at high levels, while providing opportunities to develop their agency and authority in the classroom which results in a positive math identity. Whether you are a brand new teacher or a veteran, if you find teaching math to be quite the challenge, this is the guide you want by your side. Designed for just-in-time learning and support, this practical resource gives you brief, actionable answers to your most pressing questions about teaching secondary math. Written by four experienced math educators representing diverse experiences, these authors offer the practical advice they wish they received years ago, from lessons they′ve learned over decades of practice, research, coaching, and through collaborating with teams, teachers and colleagues—especially new teachers—every day. Questions and answers are organized into five areas of effort that will help you most thrive in your secondary math classroom: How do I build a positive math community? How do I structure, organize, and manage my math class? How do I engage my students in math? How do I help my students talk about math? How do I know what my students know and move them forward? Woven throughout, you′ll find helpful sidebar notes on fostering identity and agency; access and equity; teaching in different settings; and invaluable resources for deeper learning. The final question—Where do I go from here?— offers guidance for growing your practice over time. Strive to become the best math educator you can be; your students are counting on it! What will be your first step on the journey?

Answers to Your Biggest Questions about Creating a Dynamic Classroom

Answers to Your Biggest Questions about Creating a Dynamic Classroom
Author: Serena Pariser,Victoria Lentfer
Release: 2022-05-20
Editor: Corwin Publishers
Pages: 0
ISBN: 1071880683
Language: en
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"This book will serve as the non-content area, general teaching methods book in the Five To Thrive series, which launches in the Fall of 2021 with Answers To Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Mathematics. It will follow the same general format: a presentation of 5 critical areas of general practice, with 10-15 questions answered in each section. Each question/answer will be featured on a 2-page spread. The five topic areas include: building an affirming classroom community; keeping students at the center; designing effective, fun, and engaging learning for students; making assessments work for you and your students; and "shh! uncovering the answers to what we often don't talk about," which includes work/life balance, asking for support from administrators, navigating difficult parent conversations"--

Mastering Small Groups in Math Grades K 5

Mastering Small Groups in Math  Grades K 5
Author: Kimberly Rimbey
Release: 2022-09-13
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781071897010
Language: en
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Target the Math...Support the Students...Provide Access for All The need for focused small group math instruction has never been greater. Today’s education landscape is fraught with learning divides unlike anything we’ve faced in recent years. We need new ways of teaching students who have remarkably varying levels of understanding and vastly different needs. Meaningful Small Groups in Math, Grades K-5 offers practical guidance on how to meet the diverse needs of today’s students. Written for K-5 classroom teachers, math interventionists and instructional coaches, this user-friendly, accessible book provides guidance on the necessary components of small group instruction in math, trajectories for small-group instruction on specific concepts, and practical steps for getting started. Readers will find Checklists and templates for implementing small group, sample lessons in the major content domains Emphasis on flexible groups Intervention and extension ideas for differentiating learning A chapter devoted to developing small-group programs across a school or organization Small group instruction in mathematics has not been as well-developed as its counterpart in the reading world. In K-5 math classrooms, small-group instruction has typically been reduced to learning centers and rotation stations, with little emphasis on differentiated, small-group, teacher-facilitated learning. To meet the needs of today’s students, a more focused approach is needed.

How People Learn

How People Learn
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Release: 2000-08-11
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780309131971
Language: en
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion

Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussion
Author: Margaret S. Smith,Mary Kay Stein
Release: 2018-05-21
Editor: Corwin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1544337302
Language: en
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The same five practices teachers know and love for planning and managing powerful conversations in mathematics classrooms, updated with current research and new insights on anticipating, lesson planning, and lessons learned from teachers, coaches, and school leaders. This framework for orchestrating mathematically productive discussions is rooted in student thinking to launch meaningful discussions in which important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated. Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms: Anticipating what students will do and what strategies they will use in solving a problem Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class Selecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in class Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned

Daily Routines to Jump Start Math Class Elementary School

Daily Routines to Jump Start Math Class  Elementary School
Author: John J. SanGiovanni
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781544374956
Language: en
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Give math routines a makeover in your classroom and make every minute count. Captivate your elementary students with these new, innovative, and ready-to-go mathematics routines! Trusted math expert John J. SanGiovanni details 20 classroom-proven practice routines to help you ignite student engagement, reinforce learning, and prepare students for the lesson ahead. Each quick and lively activity spurs mathematics discussion and provides a structure for talking about numbers, number concepts, and number sense. Designed to jump-start mathematics reasoning in any elementary classroom, the routines become your go-to materials for a year’s work of daily plug-and-play short-burst reasoning and fluency instruction.

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K 12

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics  Grades K 12
Author: Peter Liljedahl
Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781544374840
Language: en
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A thinking student is an engaged student Teachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behavior. Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K–12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide Provides the what, why, and how of each practice and answers teachers’ most frequently asked questions Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking through teacher and student interviews and student work samples Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started Organizes the 14 practices into four toolkits that can be implemented in order and built on throughout the year When combined, these unique research-based practices create the optimal conditions for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning, and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms like never before.

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Author: Liping Ma
Release: 2010-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781135149499
Language: en
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Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.

Nix the Tricks

Nix the Tricks
Author: Tina Cardone
Release: 2015-01-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 100
ISBN: 1507504373
Language: en
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Do you cringe when a student declares "cross multiply!" as soon as they see a problem involving fractions? It doesn't matter whether you teach elementary or high school, whether you're a parent or a tutor, having a student yell out a trick without stopping to think is painful. This book is filled with alternatives to the shortcuts so prevalent in mathematics education and explains exactly why the tricks are so bad for understanding math.

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing

Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing
Author: Melanie Meehan
Release: 2022-04-05
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781071877036
Language: en
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"True this is a book for teachers, but ultimately it is a book for students. This is a book about using every avenue possible —whole group instruction, small group instruction, partner work, charts, thoughtful language (just to name a few!) to discover all that students know and are able to do and to invite them into co-crafting the instruction that matches their goals and their aspirations. Melanie Meehan has written the book that maps out bit by bit how to become a writing teacher worthy of the children we are privileged to teach." - Shana Frazin, Co-Author of Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk Promote Authentic Writing Through Student-Centered Instruction Writing instruction continues to shift with the onset of new digital resources, demanding a constant reevaluation of best practices. Student-centered, responsive instruction helps build authentic writing opportunities while allowing room for choice and creativity. Part of the Five-to-Thrive series, Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Writing serves as a go-to desk companion designed to meet you at the moment you need answers about writing instruction. The just-in-time approach makes accessible: Practical teaching strategies on essential topics, such as building a classroom community of writers, deciding on instructional approaches, and using assessment to inform instruction Online printables for planning and in-class note-taking Suggestions for seminal readings and resources to go deeper into each topic area Classroom examples, strategies, and tips to put into practice right away Designed for early career teachers to learn the five most important things to put theory into practice, this guide is also timely for veteran teachers to discover up-to-date practices in the field of writing. By infusing equity and cultural relevance throughout instruction and using assessment data in service of students, educators can value and reinforce the identities of young writers.

Classroom Ready Rich Math Tasks Grades 4 5

Classroom Ready Rich Math Tasks  Grades 4 5
Author: Beth McCord Kobett,Francis (Skip) Fennell,Karen S. Karp,Delise Andrews,Sorsha-Maria T. Mulroe
Release: 2021-04-14
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781071841068
Language: en
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Detailed plans for helping elementary students experience deep mathematical learning Do you work tirelessly to make your math lessons meaningful, challenging, accessible, and engaging? Do you spend hours you don’t have searching for, adapting, and creating tasks to provide rich experiences for your students that supplement your mathematics curriculum? Help has arrived! Classroom Ready-Rich Math Tasks for Grades 4-5 details more than 50 research- and standards-aligned, high-cognitive-demand tasks that will have your students doing deep-problem-based learning. These ready-to-implement, engaging tasks connect skills, concepts and practices, while encouraging students to reason, problem-solve, discuss, explore multiple solution pathways, connect multiple representations, and justify their thinking. They help students monitor their own thinking and connect the mathematics they know to new situations. In other words, these tasks allow students to truly do mathematics! Written with a strengths-based lens and an attentiveness to all students, this guide includes: • Complete task-based lessons, referencing mathematics standards and practices, vocabulary, and materials • Downloadable planning tools, student resource pages, and thoughtful questions, and formative assessment prompts • Guidance on preparing, launching, facilitating, and reflecting on each task • Notes on access and equity, focusing on students’ strengths, productive struggle, and distance or alternative learning environments. With concluding guidance on adapting or creating additional rich tasks for your students, this guide will help you give all of your students the deepest, most enriching and engaging mathematics learning experience possible.

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning Grades K 8

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning  Grades K 8
Author: Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,John J. SanGiovanni
Release: 2021-03-11
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781071844014
Language: en
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Because fluency practice is not a worksheet. Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the situation at hand. Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offers educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. In a friendly and accessible style, this hands-on guide empowers educators to support students in acquiring the repertoire of reasoning strategies necessary to becoming versatile and nimble mathematical thinkers. It includes: "Seven Significant Strategies" to teach to students as they work toward procedural fluency. Activities, fluency routines, and games that encourage learning the efficiency, flexibility, and accuracy essential to real fluency. Reflection questions, connections to mathematical standards, and techniques for assessing all components of fluency. Suggestions for engaging families in understanding and supporting fluency. Fluency is more than a toolbox of strategies to choose from; it’s also a matter of equity and access for all learners. Give your students the knowledge and power to become confident mathematical thinkers.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Author: Phyllis Haddox,Siegfried Engelmann,Elaine Bruner
Release: 1986-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780671631987
Language: en
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A #1 bestseller on Amazon for early childhood education with more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will give your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Classroom Ready Rich Math Tasks Grades 2 3

Classroom Ready Rich Math Tasks  Grades 2 3
Author: Beth McCord Kobett,Francis (Skip) Fennell,Karen S. Karp,Desiree Harrison,Barbara Ann Swartz
Release: 2021-06-02
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 369
ISBN: 9781544399140
Language: en
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Detailed plans for helping elementary students experience deep mathematical learning The mathematical tasks in this guide will challenge your youngest students to do deep problem-based learning. These ready-to-implement tasks connect concepts, skills, and practices and encourage students to reason, problem-solve, discuss, explore, justify, monitor their own thinking, and connect the mathematics they know to new situations. In other words, these tasks allow students to truly do mathematics! Written with a strengths-based lens, this guide includes: • Complete task-based lessons, referencing mathematics standards and practices, vocabulary, and materials • Downloadable planning tools, student resource pages, and thoughtful questions, and formative assessment prompts • Guidance on preparing, launching, facilitating, and reflecting on each task • Notes on access and equity, focusing on students’ strengths, productive struggle, and distance or alternative learning environments

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore Understand and Respond to Social Injustice

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore  Understand  and Respond to Social Injustice
Author: Robert Q. Berry III,Basil M. Conway IV,Brian R. Lawler,John W. Staley
Release: 2020-03-09
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781071806463
Language: en
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Empower students to be the change—join the teaching mathematics for social justice movement! We live in an era in which students have —through various media and their lived experiences— a more visceral experience of social, economic, and environmental injustices. However, when people think of social justice, mathematics is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. Through model lessons developed by over 30 diverse contributors, this book brings seemingly abstract high school mathematics content to life by connecting it to the issues students see and want to change in the world. Along with expert guidance from the lead authors, the lessons in this book explain how to teach mathematics for self- and community-empowerment. It walks teachers step-by-step through the process of using mathematics—across all high school content domains—as a tool to explore, understand, and respond to issues of social injustice including: environmental injustice; wealth inequality; food insecurity; and gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination. This book features: Content cross-referenced by mathematical concept and social issues Downloadable instructional materials for student use User-friendly and logical interior design for daily use Guidance for designing and implementing social justice lessons driven by your own students’ unique passions and challenges Timelier than ever, teaching mathematics through the lens of social justice will connect content to students’ daily lives, fortify their mathematical understanding, and expose them to issues that will make them responsive citizens and leaders in the future.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Culturally Responsive Teaching
Author: Geneva Gay
Release: 2010
Editor: Teachers College Press
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9780807750780
Language: en
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The achievement of students of color continues to be disproportionately low at all levels of education. More than ever, Geneva Gay's foundational book on culturally responsive teaching is essential reading in addressing the needs of today's diverse student population. Combining insights from multicultural education theory and research with real-life classroom stories, Gay demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through their own cultural experiences. This bestselling text has been extensively revised to include expanded coverage of student ethnic groups: African and Latino Americans as well as Asian and Native Americans as well as new material on culturally diverse communication, addressing common myths about language diversity and the effects of "English Plus" instruction.