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Gregory, Thomas B. 1940-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 2,048 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Case studies  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Humor  Autobiographies  Comedy films  Sermons  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Singer, Composer, Producer
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Most widely held works about Thomas B Gregory
 
Most widely held works by Thomas B Gregory
High schools as communities : the small school reconsidered by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urging new directions for American high school education, this book outlines problems with contemporary high schools and describes the experience of small high schools (those having approximately 200 students), designed in the past 15 years, that have developed excellent and diverse alternative programs within the constraints of existing district policies and funding formulas. Chapter 1 reviews educational criticism since the 1950s. Chapter 2 contrasts two high schools--one traditional, one nontraditional--in one community, focusing on the influence of school size and school culture. Chapter 3 outlines the benefits of small high schools for students and teachers. Chapter 4 discusses strategies for change at the technical, managerial, and cultural levels, noting that change at the cultural level is the most difficult to achieve and has the greatest effect. Chapter 6 describes "Mountain Open" High School, a model small high school program in Colorado. Topics include educational philosophy, individualized learning, student characteristics, teaching conditions, and curriculum. Discussion of curriculum covers the use of trips, community learning, community service, and the Walkabout--the culminating project in which students prove they can use their skills in real-world settings. Chapter 7 presents change strategies, emphasizing the need to address the problems of school size, structure, and culture. (JHZ)
Encounters with teaching; a microteaching manual by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual introduces teaching strategies into teacher education through microteaching. The manual aided in the experimentation of accepted teaching behaviors by practicing them in classroom situations. The four basic divisions in the manual are microteaching concerns, process concerns, affective concerns, and personal concerns. The first section deals with the use of microteaching in the teaching laboratory, stressing the importance of feedback for teacher self-evaluation. The second section presents sets of problem-solving strategies which taught students to formulate questions and seek answers to them. The third section provides a set of teaching laboratory activities to develop and enhance affective teaching skills. The last section contains a teaching task which was evaluated by the teacher. This last microlesson enabled the teacher to assess the changes in his teaching behavior. A four-page bibliography and a three-page index are included in the manual. (Brb)
Teaching is ... experiences and readings to help you become the kind of teacher you want to become by Merrill Harmin( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making high school work : lessons from the open school by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescents have a strong need to feel that they belong. This book relates the story of a nontraditional high school, at which the author was a part-time staff member during the 1987-88 academic year. Data were gathered from participant observation and from interviews with 23 teachers and staff members, 42 students, and 6 educational professionals. The Jefferson County (Colorado) Open High School was unique in several ways: a small study body; students accepted regardless of their motivation, ability, or past school history; nongraded, self-evaluation; active, involved students; and individualized curriculum organized around six "passages" that embodied student challenges: Adventure, Career Exploration, Creativity, Global Awareness/Volunteer Service, Logical Inquiry, and Practical Skills. Trips throughout North and Central America were an important part of the school's educational program. Methodological notes are included in the appendix. (Contains 43 references.) (Lmi)
Breaking up large high schools : five common (and understandable) errors of execution by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking up large high schools : five common (and understandable) errors of execution by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RiffTrax live!( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schmuck has to correct changes to the future by fixing them in the past while Tom and Crow try to fix Mike's past into something more pleasant
Teaching for problem-solving : a teaching laboratory manual by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual provides a set of tasks for use in the microteaching context of a Teaching Laboratory to be used in teaching pupils an approach to problem solving. The introduction describes the contents and functioning of the Teaching Laboratory and the way in which the manual should be used. Details of five lessons are then given. The first lesson is unstructured, the only requirement being that it should be relevant to the curriculum. It is followed by a description of the evaluation methods, the different aspects of the learning situation, and those of teaching problem solving. Lesson 2 presents the problem; lesson 3 formulates hypotheses; lesson 4 verifies hypotheses; and lesson 5 applies the generalization. In the description of each lesson the instructional objectives and methods are detailed, and an evaluation guide and listening guide are also included for each. (MBM)
Laboratory components in teacher education, or, practicing what we preach by O. L Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching for problem-solving : development and test of a set of teaching laboratory tasks by Thomas Bernard Gregory( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A computer program for calculation of Scott's coefficient of observer reliability by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott's coefficient is an improved method for estimating observer reliability using any system which assigns events to mutually exclusive categories. The formula is the ratio of the actual difference between obtained and chance agreement to the maximum difference between obtained and chance agreement. A fortran program for calculating this reliability coefficient is presented. The program can be used with from 2 to 20 observers and can include any number of observations as long as the product of the observations times the observers does not exceed 200. The observation system cannot exceed 30 categories. There are four outputs of the program including the average reliability coefficient of all possible pairs of observers, the average difference between all possible pairs of observers for each category, the percentage of each observer's total assignments found in each category, and each observer's average coefficient of reliability with all other observers. The data deck arrangement and program listing are included. (Pr)
Small Is Too Big : Achieving a Critical Anti-Mass in the High School by Tom Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing more effective conceptions of the high school may require radically reducing its size. In today's big high schools, size ensures that control of students is a primary concern and prevents the development of a collegial atmosphere among teachers. Although research provides ample evidence of the superior social climates of small informal high schools, these schools have been presumed to have inevitable high costs and program limitations. Such deficits are inevitable only when stuck in the big bureaucracy model of education. When a school is small enough, students can be trusted with responsibility, control is not a central issue, an individualized program makes sense, and every student and teacher has a say in how the school is run. At Jefferson County (Colorado) Open High School, about 240 students control their own education by designing individual education plans that meet the school's 24 graduation expectations and 6 major experiences ("passages" to adulthood). Personal advisors and advisory groups provide support. Teachers divide their time among teaching, advising, and doing school planning and paperwork. Weekly all-school meetings are run by students and promulgate all rules. Extended field trips provide "passages" experiences. The school operates on the same funding schedule as large traditional high schools in the same county because much less overhead goes to administrators, teaching specialists, and support personnel. The leap from the bureaucratic industrial model of schooling to smaller, more personal schools is a paradigm shift that will require policymaker tolerance and support. (SV)
A boy in the water : a memoir by Tom Gregory( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Boy in the Water written and read by Tom Gregory. Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father. This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood. 'Written beautifully through the eyes of a child yet to enter his teens, 'A Boy in the Water' resonated strongly taking me back to my own childhood. A fascinating story full of innocence, achievement, ambition and trust.' Ellen MacArthur "I am absolutely in awe; a mindblowing and phenomenal feat. A Boy in the Water will challenge ideas of what is possible". Chrissie Wellington OBE Charming and different; a lovely, brilliant memoir. What a boy! What a feat! - Victoria Derbyshire
A boy in the water by Tom Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality. Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father. This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood
Collection on the Lexington Camera Club by John L Carter( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Collection on the Lexington Camera Club consists of 108 gelatin silver prints representing the photographic work of many but not all of the members of the Lexington Camera Club
Selected Characteristics of Preservice Teachers as Learners. Teacher Education Forum Volume 3, Number 15 by Sue Marks( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve learner characteristics and 26 demographic characteristics of entering preservice teachers were investigated to determine if the presumption of homogeneity was valid in relation to selected learner characteristics and to discover which, if any, demographic characteristics could serve as predictors of learner characteristics. The study also laid the groundwork for a series of trait-treatment studies. During the fall of 1974, 400 Indiana University students, randomly selected from a total of 700 registering for an education course, were asked to complete a questionnaire packet including four instruments: (1) a survey of background information; (2) a measure of interpersonal needs; (3) a measure of attitude toward open and traditional education; and (4) a measure of perception of the role of the teacher. The findings suggest that while entering preservice teachers exhibit variance in the learner characteristics of interpersonal need, attitude towards open and traditional education, and perception of teacher role, this variance is not related to the background characteristics surveyed. Background characteristics, therefore, are poor predictors of the learner characteristics of entering preservice teachers. While there are some apparent exceptions, the considerable variance found in the learner characteristics suggests that the presumption of homogeneity implied in current teacher education practices is largely unfounded. This variance suggests that uniform modes of teacher education need to be seriously reexamined and, specifically, that teacher education would profit from individualized practices. (MM)
Differences Between Alternative and Conventional Schools in Meeting Students' Needs by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study employed the authors' previously developed Statements about Schools Inventory (sas) to assess how well 14 alternative and 11 conventional high schools were meeting the needs of their students. Pairs of alternative and conventional schools studied were located in 11 communities in 10 states. Results of both student and teacher responses indicated that alternative schools were clearly superior in meeting students' needs in three of four areas: social, esteem, and self-actualization. Only security was rated higher for conventional schools, and the differences in this area were not statistically significant. Alternative school students held significantly higher expectations of their schools, but also described significantly higher levels of satisfaction than did conventional school students. Four tables and four graphs display considerable overlap between students' and teachers' scores within each of the two types of schools as well as a high degree of homogeneity within each of the four respondent groups. The authors conclude by indicating that while such factors as free choice and smaller school size probably contribute to the generally superior climate of alternative schools, the results of their study suggest that the concept itself deserves more serious attention than it has thus far received. (Jbm)
Our mexican conflicts, including a brief history of mexico from the sixth by Thomas B Gregory( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gregory, Tom

Gregory, Tom 1940-

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