9780439567282

Learning to Teach . . . not just for beginners (3rd Ed.) The Essential Guide for All Teachers

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    9780439567282

  • ISBN10:

    0439567289

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-01
  • Publisher: Teaching Resources

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Summary

This must-have resource combines the latest in education theory and best-practice instruction in an easy-to-navigate format that teachers will want to keep close at hand. Filled with helpful strategies, tips, and insights from veteran teachers across the country, the book covers essential topics of instruction, planning, management, and professional growth. Also includes updated standards and technology sections, a complete glossary of education terms, and a new index. For use with Grades K-8.

Author Biography

Linda Shalaway has written extensively about teaching and research on teaching. As an experienced education writer, she brings research results to teachers in a practical, usable form. She also taps the “wisdom of practice” by collecting and writing about experienced teachers' ideas and insights. Linda comments, “My work has always revolved around the question of what constitutes good teaching. It's a question whose answer we as teachers, parents, policy makers, and researchers must continually strive to refine.” Linda has worked with teachers and researchers all over the country. She's been an editor of an educational research and development magazine, contributing editor and columnist for Instructor magazine, a consultant and freelance writer for numerous educational publications, and a writing instructor. Currently a junior high and high school teacher, Linda resides in West Virginia with her husband, Scott, and daughters, Nora and Emma.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(4)
A Good Place to Start: Classroom Organization and Management
Introduction
12(1)
Important Beginnings for Beginners
13(1)
The Physical Environment
13(4)
Arranging Space
13(2)
Desk Placement
15(2)
Environmental Preferences
17(1)
Learning Centers
17(5)
Maintaining Effective Centers
18(2)
A Sample Center
20(2)
Grouping
22(3)
Instructional Groups
22(1)
Benefits of Flexible Grouping
23(1)
Balance in Groups
23(2)
What About Gifted Students?
25(1)
Routines and Procedures
25(3)
Routines Help Children
25(1)
Routines Help Teachers
26(1)
Routines Facilitate Transitions
27(1)
Practice Makes Perfect
27(1)
General Rules of Conduct
28(3)
Paperwork (Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain)
31(1)
Testing and Diagnosis
31(1)
Checking Assignments
32(1)
Start Off Right With Parents
32(1)
Planning
33(5)
What Experienced Planners Do
33(1)
Teachable Moments
33(3)
Three Types of Plans
36(1)
Planning for Substitutes and the Unexpected
37(1)
Seatwork
38(4)
What You Should Know
41(1)
Tips for Using Seatwork
41(1)
Time Management
42(4)
Increasing Teaching Time
42(1)
Delegating Tasks
43(1)
Cross-Age Tutoring: Students Helping Students
44(1)
Managing Your Own Time
44(2)
The First Day
46(2)
Tips for the First Day
46(2)
Tips for the First Few Weeks
48(1)
In Summary
48(1)
Works Cited
48(1)
Resources
49(1)
Children as Learners
Introduction
50(1)
Age and Developmental Levels
51(5)
Developmental Stages
51(3)
Multiage Grouping
54(1)
Teacher Testimonials
54(2)
Multiple Abilities/Multiple Intelligences
56(5)
Reading Ability Rules
56(1)
Eight (and More) Different Intelligences
56(1)
Biological Basis for Intelligence
57(1)
Theory Into Practice
57(1)
Intellectual Capacity Is Fluid
58(1)
The HOTS
58(3)
Learning Styles
61(5)
Sensory Preferences
61(1)
Other Individual Preferences
61(3)
Common Myths
64(1)
What Does It All Mean?
65(1)
Cultural Differences
66(2)
One Size Doesn't Fit All
66(1)
Culturally Relevant Teaching
66(1)
Teach All Students
67(1)
The Whole Child
67(1)
English Language Learners
68(1)
Stages of Language Acquisition
69(1)
The Teacher's Role
69(1)
Exceptionalities
69(10)
Inclusion
69(1)
Learning Disabilities
70(5)
Giftedness
75(4)
Other Exceptionalities
79(1)
Gender Differences
79(8)
Discriminatory Behaviors
79(7)
Nonbiased Teaching
86(1)
Subtle Messages
86(1)
Challenges of Gender
86(1)
Children in Crisis
87(1)
Protective Factors
87(1)
Helping Stressed Students
87(1)
Getting Extra Help
87(1)
In Summary
88(1)
Works Cited
88(3)
Resources
91(2)
Motivating Students: Effective Teaching Strategies
Introduction
93(1)
Motivation Comes Naturally
94(1)
The ``Science'' of Teaching
94(2)
The Research Base
95(1)
Teacher Judgment Is Critical
95(1)
What's Our Basic Role?
95(1)
The ``Science'' of Learning
96(3)
No Magic Bullet
96(1)
``Windows of Opportunity''
96(2)
Music, Art, Phys. Ed
98(1)
Brain Is a ``Jungle''
98(1)
Children Need Activity
99(1)
Internal vs. External Motivation
99(5)
External Motivation
99(1)
Internal Motivation
99(2)
Leading by Example
101(1)
A Few Words on Praise
101(1)
Praise vs. Encouragement
102(2)
Expectations
104(1)
The Effect of Expectations
104(1)
Students' Expectations
105(1)
How Expectations Develop
105(1)
Differentiated Instruction
105(1)
Framing Group Work: Complex Instruction
106(1)
Group Work Works
107(1)
Teaching to Multiple Intelligences
107(3)
Giving Children Choices
110(2)
Four Types of Choices
111(1)
Barriers to Choice
111(1)
Special Considerations
112(1)
What Will You Choose?
112(1)
The Project Approach
112(6)
Getting Started
112(1)
Fieldwork
113(1)
Culminating and Debriefing Events
113(5)
Theme Studies
118(2)
A Close-Up Look
118(1)
The Benefits of Theme Study
119(1)
Integrating Subjects
120(2)
What to Integrate
120(1)
Planning Integrated Lessons
121(1)
The ``Basic School''
121(1)
Teaching Thinking Skills
122(7)
Creating a Thinking Atmosphere
122(1)
Asking Good Questions
123(1)
Students' Questions
124(1)
Encouraging Creativity
124(1)
Nurturing Imagination
125(1)
Levels of Thinking: Bloom's Taxonomy
125(4)
Graphic Organizers
129(3)
Powerful Tools
129(1)
Ways to Organize Knowledge
130(1)
Teaching How to Use Graphic Organizers
131(1)
Keep Them Actively Engaged
132(6)
Active Teaching
132(5)
Time to Learn
137(1)
Engaged Time
137(1)
Technology in the Classroom
138(10)
How Technology Can Help
138(2)
Does It Work?
140(1)
Technology Changes Teachers' Roles
140(1)
The Internet
141(4)
A Few Words of Caution About the Internet
145(2)
Making Technology Work in the One-Computer Classroom
147(1)
Technology for Special-Needs Learners
148(1)
Assigning Homework
148(3)
In Summary
151(1)
Works Cited
152(2)
Resources
154(3)
Assessment and Evaluation
Introduction
157(1)
Assessment in the National Spotlight
158(4)
All Agree on High Standards
159(1)
Challenges for NCLB
159(1)
What Can We Do?
160(2)
Starting With Standards
162(1)
Authentic Assessment
162(4)
Portfolio Assessment
164(1)
Scoring Authentic Assessment
165(1)
Traditional Assessment
166(8)
Developing Your Own Test
171(3)
Standardized Tests
174(4)
Item Analysis: A Closer Look
176(1)
Learning How to Take the Test
176(2)
Assessment by Subjects
178(21)
Reading and Language Arts
178(8)
Mathematics
186(5)
Science
191(3)
Social Studies
194(5)
The Arts
199(1)
In Summary
199(2)
Works Cited
201(1)
Resources
202(2)
Teaching Kids to Care
Introduction
204(1)
Caring Teachers
205(3)
Prevention Is the Best Policy
205(1)
Teacher Behaviors
205(2)
Important Qualities
207(1)
When Personalities Clash
207(1)
What Is Discipline?
208(1)
Behavior Problems
209(4)
Poor Self-Image
209(1)
Advice From the Experts
210(1)
Five Persistent Problems
210(3)
Consequences
213(2)
Tips From the Experts
213(1)
Appropriate Responses to Misbehavior
213(1)
Time Out
214(1)
Developmental Considerations
215(1)
Positive Discipline
215(3)
Rewarding Behavior
215(2)
Five Basic Steps
217(1)
Show Them You Care
217(1)
A Matter of Language
217(1)
Assertive Discipline
218(1)
A Caring Climate
218(4)
Group Identity
219(1)
Cooperation
220(1)
``Care'' Projects
221(1)
Character Education
222(1)
Taking Responsibility
222(3)
Student Employees
223(1)
Making the Rules
223(1)
Problem Solving
224(1)
Active Listening
225(2)
Get the Whole Picture
225(1)
Here's How It Works
226(1)
Kids Need Practice, Too
226(1)
Shoring Up Self-Esteem
227(1)
Treating the Cause
227(1)
Self-Esteem Strategies
227(1)
Bibliotherapy
228(4)
You're Not Alone
230(1)
Widespread Use
231(1)
Important Considerations
231(1)
Writing Helps, Too
232(1)
Valuing Diversity
232(3)
Culturally Responsive Curriculum
233(1)
Just the Facts
233(1)
English as a Second Language
234(1)
In Summary
235(1)
Works Cited
236(1)
Resources
236(2)
Home-School-Community Connections
Introduction
238(1)
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
239(3)
The Right Attitude
239(1)
Plain Talk
240(1)
Stop, Look, and Listen
240(1)
The Parent Interview
241(1)
The Open-Door Policy
241(1)
Parent and Community Involvement
242(20)
Parents as Their Children's Teachers
243(1)
Parents as Partners With Teachers
243(11)
Parents as Decision Makers
254(1)
Parents as Advocates
255(7)
Parent Conference
262(8)
Planning the Conference
262(1)
Arranging the Setting
263(1)
Conducting the Conference
263(1)
Following Up
263(1)
Learning From Experience
264(1)
Inviting Students
264(5)
Arranging Group Conferences
269(1)
Other Ways to Reach Parents
270(3)
Phone Home!
270(1)
The Written Word (Electronic or Otherwise)
271(2)
Building Multicultural Home-School Partnerships
273(6)
Case Studies: Asian-American Families
273(2)
Connecting With Migrant Families
275(1)
Breaking Down Other Barriers
275(4)
In Summary
279(1)
Works Cited
279(1)
Resources
279(1)
Teachers Helping Teachers
Introduction
280(1)
Mentor Teachers
281(3)
Many Roles for Mentors
281(1)
Confidentiality Is Critical
282(1)
Fostering Good Relationships
282(2)
Partnerships
284(2)
One Real-Life Experience
284(1)
Tips on Establishing Partnerships
285(1)
Online Partnerships
285(1)
Team Teaching
285(1)
Peer Coaching
286(5)
Classroom Observations
287(3)
An Alternate Approach
290(1)
Professional Development Teams
291(1)
Teachers' Support Groups
291(2)
Sometimes It Helps Just to Talk
291(1)
New Teachers Need Support
291(1)
Veterans Need Support, Too
292(1)
Activities for Support Groups
292(1)
Networks
293(2)
A Kentucky Example
293(1)
Authentic Professional Development
293(2)
Online Networks
295(1)
Teacher Centers
295(1)
Professional Associations
296(1)
Conferences and Conventions
296(1)
In Summary
297(2)
Works Cited
299(1)
Resources
299(2)
Reflective Teaching: Thinking and Growing Professionally
Introduction
301(1)
Still so Much to Learn
301(1)
It's the Thought That Counts
302(1)
Journal Keeping
302(1)
Writing for Others
303(4)
Class Newsletter
303(1)
Magazine Articles and Books
304(1)
Writing Online
305(2)
Viewing Videotapes
307(1)
The Search for Knowledge
307(8)
Read, Read, Read
308(1)
Educational Laboratories and Research Centers
309(5)
In-Services
314(1)
Researching Teaching
315(2)
Action Research
315(2)
Tips for Teacher Researchers
317(1)
The Professional Portfolio
317(2)
What to Include
318(1)
Additional Tips
319(1)
The Benefits
319(1)
National Certification
319(6)
Technology
325(1)
Teacher Testimonial
325(1)
Seek Training and Information
325(1)
Personal Development
326(6)
Take Time for You
326(1)
Give Yourself Some Credit
327(2)
Handling Stress
329(2)
Avoiding Burnout
331(1)
In Summary
332(1)
Works Cited
332(1)
Resources
333(1)
Conclusion 334(1)
Important Terms About Teaching and Learning 335

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