Faye Brownlie

Faye Brownlie is one of B.C.'s most sought after literacy and learning experts. Faye works in staff development in B.C., nationally, and internationally. A long-time advocate of improved learning for all students in inclusive settings, she fervently believes in our collective ability to make a difference for all students. With this end in mind, she works with manageable approaches to teaching and learning:

- differentiation
- assessment for learning
- open-ended teaching/learning strategies
- literature, poetry and information circles
- inquiry
- gradual release of responsibility
- cooperative learning
Grand Conversations
Author: Faye Brownlie
Format: Paperback
  • Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles

    Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses provides the key to helping your students become enthusiastic, confident readers. In the author's unique approach to Literature Circles, no roles are used and no limits are set on the amount students read. Students choose their books from an appropriate prearranged set, are engaged in meaningful conversations about their books with their peers, keep response journals, and work bi-weekly on a whole-class comprehension strategy. In this resource, you will find: " steps for establishing Literature Circles in your classroom, " strategies and ideas for building purposeful discussion groups, " practical techniques that help students select books, " comprehensive book lists, " tips and criteria to help students write insightful personal responses, " suggestions for assessing and evaluating student work in Literature Circles.

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It's All About Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in Mathematics and Science
Format: Paperback
  • Collaborating to Support All Learners in Mathematics and Science

    Grade: for grades 5-12

    In this second volume of It’s All About Thinking, the authors focus their expertise on the disciplines of mathematics and science, translating principles into practices that help other educators with their students.

    How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to become successful learners?
    How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts in mathematics and science?
    How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills?
    In this book, Faye, Leyton and Carole explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn. This book is written by three experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can-do” approach to the big ideas in math and science education today. In this book you will find:

    insightful ways to teach diverse learners (Information circles, open-ended strategies, inquiry, manipulatives and models)
    lessons crafted using curriculum design frameworks (udl and backwards design)
    assessment for, as, and of learning
    fully fleshed-out lessons and lesson sequences; inductive teaching to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in Math and Science
    assessment tools (and student samples) for concepts drawn from learning outcomes in Math and Science curricula
    excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible
    real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

$36.00

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It's All About Thinking: Collaborating to Support All Learners in the Humanities
Format: Paperback
  • Collaborating to Support All Learners in English, Social Studies, and Humanities


    Grade: for grades 5–12


    How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn.

    This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can do” approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find:

    -insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry
    -curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design
    -assessment for, of, and as learning
    -lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities
    -excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible
    -real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students

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Learning in Safe Schools, 2nd Edition
Format: Paperback
  • This practical and timely edition of a popular book offers the tools teachers need for building safer, more inclusive schools -- from a school-wide code of conduct to creating, enforcing, and supporting a behaviour plan. Commited to teaching so all students can learn, the book offers ideas for planning and adapting curriculum for a wide range of students. It also encourages strategies that build collaborative learning, with examples of effective approaches to problem solving.

    This completely updated resource includes current examples of resource models, class reiews, simple adaptations, and more. An emphasis on the importance of choice for students in both learning and assessment is at the core of this new edition. Ideal for both new and experienced teachers, this comprehensive book is full of simple suggestions, hands-on activities, and blackline masters will help teachers meet the diverse needs of all students.

    Coming in September 2011!

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Student Diversity, 2nd Edition
Format: Paperback
  • Classroom strategies to meet the learning needs of all students

    This well-loved guide has now been fully revised to explore the latest theories, research, and best practice in inclusive classrooms. From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students.

    Whether you`re searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today`s classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

$24.95

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