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Younglight EDUCATE Best Practices in Teaching Books

The Younglight logo—a bright sun—represents lighting up the mind through learning. Younglight EDUCATE is committed to accelerating achievement through professional development books that give teachers a repertoire of research-based Best Practices. Younglight EDUCATE’s  Books LIGHT UP the MIND!.

Motivation & Student Engagement - Creating Power Learners

Best Practices Motivation and Student Engagement
Creating Power Learners

Research studies confirm the fact that students who are engaged in active learning retain knowledge better and achieve at higher levels.

This book gives teachers 10 critical ways to motivate and engage their students. Each chapter presents step by step instructions on how to implement student engagement strategies such as Think-Write-Pair-Share and Jigsaw across the curriculum. There are 100 student engagement strategies that the teacher can use to motivate and engage students in learning. Teachers will learn how to use student engagement strategies across subject areas to create self-motivated 21st century Power Learners. They will also learn the motivational styles of English Learners. This is an important resource book for every teacher.

Best Practices: Differentiated Instruction

Best Practices Differentiated Instruction
The Rule of Foot

Research shows that the alignment of curriculum and assessment accelerates achievement for students across subject areas and on high stakes testing.

This book gives teachers the strategies for Common Core standards-based instruction across subject areas. It explains grouping patterns and benchmark assessments that allow the teacher to target teach and differentiate instruction. Strategic and aligned instruction is addressed through the three instructional elements of: Teach, Practice and Create/Apply. Specific differentiated strategies are addressed for English learners. Targeted and aligned instruction accelerates student learning and increases their success on High Stakes testing.

Best Practices: 21st. Century Questioning & Problem Solving

Best Practices 21st Century Questioning & Problem Solving

This book takes the teacher step by step through the process of how to ask questions that develop 21st century critical and creative thinking skills. It also advocates a process whereby students learn to formulate their own strategic questions for problem solving.

The 21st century problem solving model involves a circular rather than a linear process. This process enables students to use the 2lst century skill of infolinking to connect and integrate information from both text and digital formats.

Best Practices: Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development

Best Practices Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development
The Rule of Three
Common Core State Standards

One of the major shifts in the CCSS is academic interdisciplinary vocabulary development. Research states that academic vocabulary development has the highest correlation with school success and academic achievement. This book presents the powerful RULE of 3 for vocabulary learning. The RULE of 3 or RAP used for 20-30 minutes a day has been documented in school-based research to close the achievement gap and accelerate learning for all students across subject areas.

This book outlines the key elements in the RULE of 3 or RAP, REHEARSE, ANALYZE and PRODUCE for systematic vocabulary development. It gives teachers the strategies to target the critical interdisciplinary words from kindergarten to twelfth grade.