Teaching in a Nutshell

Navigating Your Teacher Education Program as a Student Teacher

Author: Clare Kosnik,Clive Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136838112

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Designed to help student teachers develop an approach to teaching that is both theoretical and practical, this text focuses on key aspects of teaching rather than trying to "cover the waterfront." Based on extensive research on teachers’ views, their own long experience as teacher educators, and other sources, the authors recommend 7 priorities for teaching and teacher education: program planning pupil assessment classroom organization and community inclusive education subject content and pedagogy professional identity a vision for teaching Each chapter deals in turn with one of these priorities, using a common format. Activities throughout help readers understand what the priority means in both theory and practice. This text is a companion to the authors’ 2009 book for teacher educators, Priorities in Teacher Education: The 7 Key Elements of Pre-Service Preparation. By making these 7 priorities and related knowledge explicit, it helps student teachers to acquire essential knowledge and skills, to understand the teaching/learning process more fully, and above all to be as prepared as possible for the demanding work of teaching.

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor

Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell, Second Edition

Author: Eden Zabat Kan, PhD, RN,Susan Stabler-Haas, MSN, RN, CS, LMFT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826118992

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Praise for the First Edition: "[O]ffers advice on everything from organizing the clinical experience to understanding the legal issues of clinical education....The authors have 32 years of combined teaching experience and are able to offer quality, real life, clear instructions and advice in an easy-to-read book that easily slips into a lab coat pocket for a ready reference. This is a must have for the new clinical instructor as well as a concise reference for those who have been in the trenches but could use some streamlining to their teaching methods."--Nursing Education Perspectives This new edition of the popular ìFast Factsî guide to nursing education continues to provide a wealth of pragmatic information about preparing nurses to become top-notch clinical instructors. Using real-life experiences, the guide follows the instructor from day one through clinical assignments to complete an entire rotation. Substantially revised, it includes: Two new chapters: The role of simulation in clinical learning Sample letters of reference and how to obtain them New or revised information: Case studies of negative experiences that illustrate what not to do as a clinical instructor New examples of online modules Changes in accreditation requirements How to foster student accountability Preparing for your clinical teaching assignment How to organize your semester regarding goals, communication with students, establishing student expectations, and more Changes in student and teacher liability How to identify and help weak students How to deal with punctuality and absences Safety concerns The book describes policies and procedures with which instructors must be familiar, and reviews legal issues including confidentiality and patient privacy. Proper documentation and student evaluations are discussed as well as how to conduct student clinical conferences. Also covered are ways to make efficient use of onsite personnel and the instructorís responsibility regarding NCLEX preparation. This is a valuable resource for nurses who are beginning their professional teaching careers and for seasoned faculty trying to optimize the learning experience for their students.

Fast Facts for the Classroom Nursing Instructor

Classroom Teaching in a Nutshell

Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN-BC, NEA-BC,ANEF, FAAN,Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109845

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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This Fast Facts guide provides the support needed by all classroom teachers and future nurse educators to improve their effectiveness and to more thoroughly and efficiently engage even the most challenging of contemporary learners. Using the concise, conversational Fast Facts format, the book offers quick access to information about varied aspects of classroom management and describes how to use "self as educator" to influence positive learning. The guide delineates key priorities on which educators must focus to provide an optimal learning experience for their students, and includes strategies for keeping students engaged in learning. Chapters feature vivid case examples and cover understanding the use of self, preparing for the classroom, building on strengths, engaging and coaching students, using agreements, and dealing with incivility in the classroom. In addition to traditional classroom learning, the book will be useful for online courses and in clinical conference discussions. Key Features: Focuses on the application of multiple learning theories Delineates key priorities for providing optimal classroom and online teaching Addresses common challenges such as dealing with incivility in the classroom Includes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature and checklists to help guide new nurse faculty

Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.

The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers in a Nutshell

Author: KERN. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER (M.),M. Alexander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640204249

Category:

Page: 750

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This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nursing Instructor, Third Edition

Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell

Author: Eden Zabat Kan, PhD, RN,Susan Stabler-Haas, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826140084

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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Replete with new information that helps nurses to become first-rate clinical instructors Newly expanded and updated with a wealth of practical information, the third edition of this bestselling Fast Facts guide offers pragmatic advice on how to tailor teaching to nurses in different clinical sites, specialties, and student populations; and addresses new requirements regarding online learning and hospital electronic documentation. Providing concrete tools for anxiety and stress reduction, the third edition also focuses on the importance of self-care. Following the instructor from day one through an entire rotation, the book helps readers to organize the clinical experience, develop effective relationships with staff at clinical facilities, make clinical assignments, plan orientation days, develop clinical rotations, and understand relevant legal issues. It covers key information about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Delivered in a concise, quick-access, easy-to-read format, the book helps both new and experienced instructors to optimize the learning experience for their students. New to the Third Edition: Describes how to tailor teaching to various clinical sites, specialties, and different student populations Provides helpful stress- and anxiety-reduction tools for instructors and their students Covers the requirements of online learning and hospital electronic documentation Highlights ways to retain clinical faculty Key Features: Disseminates practical information in concise, quick-access "Fast Facts" style Useful for both novice and experienced clinical instructors Describes what every clinical instructor needs to know about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Discusses documentation and student evaluations, student clinical conferences, and NCLEX preparation Reviews legal issues, including confidentiality and patient privacy

Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing

Promoting Wellness in a Nutshell

Author: Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110541

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness. There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions ñ particularly patient education -- as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include wellness, nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility. At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences. Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP) fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives. This book: Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotion Clearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patients Provides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellness Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situations Provides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topics Discusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness

Growing as a Teacher

Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning

Author: Clive Beck,Clare Kosnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462095604

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Teacher learning doesn’t end with initial preparation; many insights and skills remain to be added. This book is concerned with ongoing teacher learning, its goals (Part I) and pathways (Part II). It is based on a longitudinal study of 42 teachers: 20 over their first 8 years of teaching and 22 over their first 5 years. The areas of continued teacher learning identified in our study were: vision of teaching, program planning, assessment, relevance, subject content and pedagogy, classroom organization and community, inclusion, and professional identity. The pathways of learning included informal and formal PD, teacher inquiry, and school-based learning. A key finding of our research was that, over the years, teachers learn a great deal informally. However, they do so largely on their own and under considerable stress. Teachers need more support than they currently receive, both for survival and to enhance their informal learning. Teachers can benefit significantly from external input, but their everyday learning makes them key “experts” in teaching. Accordingly, PD providers should work with teachers, utilizing their existing knowledge. This book is written for consideration by teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, PD providers, policy developers, and others interested in facilitating teacher learning. Some of us have been writing – somewhat desperately – on these ideas for years. Beck and Kosnik have given us strong evidence that the ideas are effective in practice. I hope this persuasive and beautifully written book will be widely read.Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University This book makes a powerful case for taking teachers’ professional development seriously. It brings us the voices of beginning teachers as they deepen their professional knowledge over time and makes clear the depth of commitment they bring to the job. Professor Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

Handbook of Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Health Sciences

Author: Marcia Rubenstein Gardner,Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Msn and Online Nursing Programs Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Marcia Gardner, Ph.D.,Patricia Dunphy Suplee

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449617239

Category: Medical

Page: 229

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Due to the growing nursing faculty shortage, clinicians are being recruited directly from the practice setting for clinical teaching without formal training in educational strategies. Handbook of Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Health Care serves as a quick-reference for support of clinical teaching for nurses. It allows a clinical instructor to identify a question about clinical teaching and quickly get ideas about how to effectively handle a situation or create the best learning environment within the clinical context.

In a Nutshell

A Design and Technology Resource for Key Stage 4

Author: Ali Farrell

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 16

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Supports the study of peanut production, processing and consumption around the world with a set of ten color work cards (with accompanying photocopiable masters), teachers' guide and classroom poster.

Leading for Instructional Improvement

How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise

Author: Stephen Fink,Stephen L. Fink,Anneke Markholt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470542756

Category: Education

Page: 304

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"There is little agreement among school leaders on what constitutes quality teaching and how best to support teachers in improving lessons, assessments, and classroom instruction. This book will show how principals and other school leaders can 'grow' the expertise of teachers to deliver high quality instruction that serves all students well. It introduces principals to a five-part model of effective instruction. It then shows leaders how to make use of this framework for guiding new and veteran teachers on improving lessons, instruction, and other aspects of classroom practices."--

Becoming a History Teacher

Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing

Author: Ruth Sandwell,Amy von Heyking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442619252

Category: Education

Page: 360

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A revolution in history education is propelling historical thinking and knowing to the forefront of history and social studies education in North America and beyond. Teachers, teacher education programs, schools, and ministries of education across Canada are all among those embracing the idea that knowing history means knowing how to think historically. Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking. Covering the teacher’s experience before, during, and after formal certification, Becoming a History Teacher contains a wide range of resources for teachers and educators, including information on the latest research in history education and examples of successful history teaching activities.

Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Challenging All Students to Achieve

Author: R. Bruce Williams

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163220973X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Explicit instruction in thinking skills must be a priority goal of all teachers. In this book, the author presents a framework of the five Rs: Relevancy, Richness, Relatedness, Rigor, and Recursiveness. The framework serves to illuminate instruction in critical and creative thinking skills for K-12 teachers across content areas. Each chapter treats one category of thinking skills. A chapter begins with a brief anecdote that illustrates the category, then discusses the skill, presents relevant life questions, and concludes by examining chosen strategies for the three thinking levels.

Tools for Teaching

Author: Barbara Gross Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470569450

Category: Education

Page: 608

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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

5 Minute Classroom Manager

Behavior in a Nutshell

Author: Roberta Silfen, Ed. D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462849768

Category: Psychology

Page: 59

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Teachers today encounter some students in the classroom who are disruptive and disrespectful. These students impede the progress of education; allowing the teachers to teach and the remaining students to learn. The techniques in the book are proven successful in changing the student’s behavior, in addition to the students recognizing they are accountable for their behaviors. The variety of methods are easily learned and implemented. The teachers choose the one(s) they are most comfortable using.

Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing

Practical Wound Management in a Nutshell

Author: Zelia A. Kifer, RN, BSN, CWS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107761

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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"This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when [a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with [the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse

An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Author: Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123694

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine "This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval." óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR. Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process. Key Features: Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptors Contains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentation Based on the most up-to-date evidence in the literature Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner, Second Edition

What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130437

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and doníts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.