9780078097911

The Act of Teaching

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078097911

  • ISBN10:

    0078097916

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/14/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

The Act of Teachingprepares students to be competent beginning teachers and to develop into competent experienced teachers. Research-based, the text emphasizes what teachers need to know about students (how they learn and their diversities); how to plan and provide instruction; how to assess, manage and motivate students; and how, overall, to be an effective teacher. Well-designed pedagogical features prompt students to reflect on what they are learning, highlight current issues and topics, and encourage students to apply what they are learning. In developing this practical guide to effective teaching, the authors were guided by work done at the educational testing service (ETS) to determine what a competent beginning teacher should know; and work done by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to determine what an experienced teacher should know.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE BACKDROP OF TEACHING

Chapter 1: Factors that Influence How We Teach

Chapter 2: Teaching in a Changing Society

Chapter 3: Teaching Diverse Students

Chapter 4: Three Schools of Thought About Learning and Teaching

Chapter 5: Getting to Know Your Students and Motivating Them to Learn

PART TWO: THE ACT OF TEACHING

Chapter 6: Planning Instruction

Chapter 7: Four Instructional Alternatives: Presentation, Discussion, Independent Study, and Individualized Instruction

Chapter 8: Four More Instructional Alternatives: Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Constructivism, and Direct Instruction

Chapter 9: Evaluating Students’ Learning

PART THREE: THE EFFECTIVE TEACHER

Chapter 10: Personal Attributes and Characteristics of Effective Teachers

Chapter 11: Professional Skills and Abilities of Effective Teachers

Chapter 12: Classroom Management Skills of Effective Teachers

Chapter 13: Problem-Solving Skills of Effective Teachers

Chapter 14: Reflective Skills of Effective Teachers

PRACTICE TEACHING MANUAL

Unit 1 Microteaching: Practicing Critical Teaching Skills

Unit 2 Reflective Teaching: Practicing Being a Thoughtful Practitioner

Unit 3 Room 221: A Simulation: Solving Classroom Problems

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