9780070007895

Act of Teaching

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  • ISBN13:

    9780070007895

  • ISBN10:

    0070007896

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/23/1998
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Summary

Designed for the general methods course, this renowned text provides the broadest content coverage related to understanding oneself as a teacher. It provides understanding of one's students and how they learn, and understanding of what is known about the act of teaching. This book contains the most up-to-date knowledge base about the teaching profession. In its second edition, The Act of Teaching continues to provide students with the explicit, step-by-step guidance needed to get them up-and-running as practitioners of the most commonly used teaching strategies: presentation, discussion, independent study, cooperative learning, discovery learning, direct instruction, and individualized instruction. In addition, it provides thorough and up-to-date coverage of such major topics as instructional planning, maintaining time-on-task, monitoring, questioning, assuring clarity, classroom management and assessment, and providing reinforcement and corrective feedback.

Table of Contents

Preface xv(1)
How to Use This Text Well xvi
PART ONE The Backdrop of Teaching 1(124)
1 Factors That Influence How We Teach
2(14)
2 Teaching Diverse Children in a Diverse Society
16(38)
3 Three Schools of Thought about Learning and Teaching
54(26)
4 Getting to Know Your Students
45(80)
PART TWO The Act of Teaching 125(180)
5 Planning Instruction
126(36)
6 Three Instructional Alternatives: Presentation, Discussion, and Independent Study
162(42)
7 Four More Instructional Alternatives: Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Direct Instruction, and Individualized Instruction
204(48)
8 Evaluting Students' Learning
252(40)
9 Reflecting on Teaching
292(13)
PART THREE The Effective Teacher 305(112)
10 Effective Teachers: Personal Attributes and Characteristics
306(22)
11 Effective Teachers: Professional Skills and Abilities
328(32)
12 How the Effective Teacher Manages the Classroom
360(38)
13 Problems Teachers Face
398(19)
PART FOUR PRACTICE TEACHING MANUAL 417(42)
UNIT 1 Microteaching: Practicing Critical Teaching Skills
418(7)
UNIT 2 Reflective Teaching: Practicing Being a Thoughtful Practitioner
425(29)
UNIT 3 Room 221: A Simulation: Solving Classroom Problems
454(5)
Glossary 459(8)
Credits 467(2)
Indexes 469

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