WorldCat Identities

Wassermann, Selma

Overview
Works: 84 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 7,768 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PE1119, 372.5
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Selma Wassermann
 
Most widely held works by Selma Wassermann
Serious players in the primary classroom : empowering children through active learning experiences by Selma Wassermann( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After 10 years of accolades for Serious Players in the Primary Classroom: Empowering Children through Active Learning Experiences, Selma Wassermann provides readers with a second edition to her classic. Building on the original work, this new edition offers further insight into Wassermann's notion of organizing for instruction known as "Play-Debrief-Replay"--A way of structuring curriculum experiences to promote children's active learning in cooperative groups and to foster independent thinking. The book also provides a theoretical framework for implementing teaching for thinking in primary classrooms. By updating references and adding a new chapter on moral dilemmas, including information that is consonant with constructivist ideologies, Wassermann continues to promote ways of teaching that stimulate children's appreciation for social and ethical issues. Her approach is holistic; it not only honors the play of children, but also the work of teachers. Accessible and enlightening, this new edition is a must-read for all early childhood professionals. Parents, too, will find this volume useful."--Jacket
The long distance grandmother : how to stay close to distant grandchildren by Selma Wassermann( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides suggestions for grandparents who live far from their grandchildren, with chapters on telephone, postal, photograph, and audiotape connections, communicating successfully, and dealing with gifts and visits
Getting down to cases : learning to teach with case studies by Selma Wassermann( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamental theses of this book are: (1) major improvements are needed in preservice teacher education programs; (2) increased use of case-based, discussion-oriented methodology as a primary, but not exclusive, pedagogical approach offers promise for substantial improvement over current efforts; (3) using case studies, students learn to apply methods of thinking to the solution of complicated issues; and (4) not only are there few "right answers" to complex and profound questions about teaching, but teaching is a profession in which informed decision making is the only reliable course of action. Following a foreword by C. R. Christensen, the text is organized into six chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 provide the framework for case-method teaching. The cases are gathered into three chapters, each one focusing on a different area of teaching emphasis--the teacher as person, teachers and students, and the teacher and the curriculum. Each case focuses on a problem in which an educational principle is examined and is followed by a list of study questions that call for students' examination of issues in the case and of the educational principles upon which the case rests. The last chapter provides practical help for beginning teachers who want to write cases to illuminate their own endeavors in the teaching profession to enrich classroom experience. (Ll)
Introduction to case method teaching : a guide to the galaxy by Selma Wassermann( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While case method teaching has long been associated with business and medical schools, in the past few years there has been increased interest in teaching with cases in secondary schools, colleges, and professional schools. This book, for teachers at all levels and in all subjects, examines this pedagogy and serves as a guide for pre- and inservice teachers in the use of cases for effective classroom teaching. In chapters 1 and 2, the theoretical bases of case method teaching are examined. Remaining chapters cover specific and practical help with various aspects of case method instruction: (3) "Cases as Instructional Tools"; (4) "Writing Your Own Case"; (5) "Preparing Students To Learn with Cases"; (6) "Preparing to Teach with Cases"; (7) "Teaching a Case"; (8) "Beyond Cases: Expanding Perspectives with Follow-up Activities"; (9) "Evaluation in the Case Method Classroom: Setting Standards"; and (10) "Evaluation in the Case Method Classroom: Materials and Strategies." Also included are six appendices containing individual cases, along with teaching notes, study questions, and references for each case. (Contains approximately 60 references.) (Nd)
The new teaching elementary science : who's afraid of spiders? by Selma Wassermann( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking the right question : the essence of teaching by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the potential power of questions to promote thoughtful examination is at the heart of classroom teaching. If classroom discussions are to bear fruit, with students examining issues intelligently, teachers must develop an awareness of and be sensitive to how questions are framed. Good questions follow an interactive rhythm that produces reflection rather than interrogation, building trust in the interactive relationship. This booklet is organized into four parts and addresses the following topics: (1) several categories of unproductive questions that do little or nothing to promote meaningful examination of ideas; (2) questions that may call for students to examine ideas, but the framing of which defeats more productive examination; (3) effective questioning which helps students to think more intelligently about important issues under study; and (4) guidelines for a well orchestrated discussion. In conclusion, it is suggested that the art of questioning is learned more through experience than in any preparatory program. An analysis of individual questioning styles and a tally sheet for self-examination of questioning are appended. (LL)
Sailor Jack and Bluebell by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching for thinking today : theory, strategies, and activities for the K-8 classroom by Selma Wassermann( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: These are turbulent times. We live in a climate of vigorous testing and memorization, so how can we both engage and challenge our children to learn and become thinking citizens in our society? In her invaluable new book, Selma Wassermann takes a step forward from Louis Rath's seminal work and gives us some truly helpful answers to this modern dilemma. Using new data from her extensive field work, Wassermann (a co-author of Teaching for Thinking, Second Edition) provides a wealth of innovative classroom strategies that will enable and empower students to grasp the "big ideas" across virtually all curriculum areas and apply this knowledge to problem solving
Teaching elementary science : who's afraid of spiders? by Selma Wassermann( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam and the rocket ride by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam and Dan Starr by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam, a chimpanzee, climbs aboard a rocket and takes a trip on a space ship
Moonbeam at the rocket port by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopper Malone and Susie by Jack Wassermann( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopper Malone rescues an injured goose who repays his care by locating Pepper their lost mascot
Moonbeam is caught by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam by Selma Wassermann( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam, an inquisitive little chimpanzee, disrupts life in a jungle village and almost gets caught, but her friend the elephant comes to the rescue
Sailor Jack by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam and the big jump by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chimp trained for parachute jumping finally attempts the big jump
Moonbeam finds a moon stone by Selma Wassermann( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An energetic little chimp participates in the first space journey to the moon
Moonbeam and the captain by Selma Wassermann( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam, a chimpanzee, gets blamed for the trouble on board a ship until a second chimp, a stowaway, is discovered
Moonbeam is lost by Selma Wassermann( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moonbeam the chimp doesn't display any interest in her upcoming trip to the moon and the scientists try to discover the reason
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.18 for Moonbeam ... to 0.40 for Teaching f ...)

Serious players in the primary classroom : empowering children through active learning experiences
Languages
English (88)

Covers
The long distance grandmother : how to stay close to distant grandchildrenIntroduction to case method teaching : a guide to the galaxyThe new teaching elementary science : who's afraid of spiders?Teaching for thinking today : theory, strategies, and activities for the K-8 classroom