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Don has taught and worked in schools and in higher education in nine different states for thirty-five years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and he presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. He currently volunteer-tutors first-, second-, and third-graders in a local elementary school. It's a lot of fun and he is learning a lot about both kids and classrooms.
Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K–12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Learning to Teach
Chapter 2: Student Diversity
Chapter 3: Creating Productive Learning Environments: Classroom Management
Chapter 4: Planning For Learning
Chapter 5: Effective Teaching
Chapter 6: Increasing Learning through Student Involvement
Chapter 7: Teaching and Learning in Groups
Chapter 8: Direct Instruction
Chapter 9: Lecture Discussions: Interactive Instruction to Promote Learning
Chapter 10: Guided Discovery
Chapter 11: Problem-Based Instruction
Chapter 12: Differentiating Instruction
Chapter 13: Assessing Learning