By Paparo, Lara BotelBy Botel, Morton
A comprehensive guide to teaching, learning and literacy prek-12 and across the curriculum. This book includes theory and practical applications to inform teaching and learning through The Four Lenses of Learning and The Five Reading, Writing, Talking Processes. It is very import...ant that teachers, administrators, and school boards, as well as state and federal education organizations, work toward implementing evidence- based and long standing best practices in their approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. These approaches should have a goal of overcoming all students' frustration by engaging them in experiences that enhance their ability to learn. The Four Lenses of Learning and The Five Reading, Writing and Talking Processes presented in this book propose ways that teachers can enable students to learn more, to enjoy learning, and to become more productive learners.Read more
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Dr. Morton Botel, Emeritus Professor of Education and Child Development at the University of Pennsylvania, held the William T. Carter Research Chair as Professor of Education and Child Development at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2006. Botel became the first Reading/English Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Research for the Bucks County schools in 1951. He authored or contributed to 200 publications and received many honors, including the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching from Penn in 1975. He was selected to write the Reading/ Communication Arts Plan to meet the US Office of Education's Right to Read Mandate in 1978 and was selected to write and implement the Pennsylvania State Department of Education Pennsylvania Comprehensive again in 1988. He expanded professional development opportunities for educators through The Penn Literacy Network, a literacy based professional development program that he founded in 1981 within Penn's Graduate School of Education. Botel was the president of the International Literacy Association 1959 to 1962 (formerly the International Reading Association) and was elected to its Reading Hall of Fame in 1996. Lara Botel Paparo is the Associate Director of the Penn Literacy Network of the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She has instructed teachers in the areas of reading, writing and literacy across the curriculum for 16 years through the Penn Literacy Network. Paparo earned her Bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 2004 in Government, and her Masters degree and Pennsylvania teaching certification from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 in Secondary Education. She taught Social Studies at Penn Manor School District in Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2015.
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