Methods for Effective Teaching Meeting the Needs of All Students

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/11/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson
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The sixth edition of Methods for Effective Teachingprovides the most current research-based coverage of teaching methods for K-12 classrooms on the market today. In a straightforward, user-friendly tone, the expert author team writes to prepare current and future educators to be effective in meeting the needs ofallthe students they teach. In this new edition, all content is carefully aligned to professional standards, including the recently revised InTASC standards. Uniquely emphasizing today's contemporary issues, such as both teacher-centered and student-centered strategies; a myriad of ways to differentiate instruction, promote student thinking, and actively engage students in learning; approaches for teaching English language learners, and an added emphasis on culturally responsive teaching, this highly-regarded textbook is the perfect combination of sound teaching methods and cutting edge content.

Author Biography

Paul R. Burden is an assistant dean and professor in the College of Education at Kansas State University. Previously, he was a middle-level science teacher in Buffalo, New York, and later earned his doctoral degree at The Ohio State University. His publications include Classroom Management (2013, John Wiley & Sons), Countdown to First Day of School (2006, National Education Association), and Powerful Classroom Management Strategies (2000, Corwin Press). He also served for 11 years as the editor of the Journal of Staff Development. He can be contacted at Kansas State University, 18 Bluemont Hall, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506; (785) 532-5595; and burden@ksu.edu.

David M. Byrd is director of the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island (URI). He earned his doctoral degree at Syracuse University. He has authored over 30 articles, books, and chapters. He has served as the Association of Teacher Education’s co-editor of the Teacher Education Yearbook series (2000-20006), chairperson of the Research Committee, and member of the journal board for Action in Teacher Education. Dr. Byrd can be contacted at the University of Rhode Island, 706 Chafee Hall, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881; (401) 8745484; and dbyrd@uri.edu.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations Of Teaching Methods

Chapter ONE              The Teacher as a Decision Maker    

Part II Planning Instruction

Chapter TWO              Knowing Your Students        

Chapter THREE          The Fundamentals of Planning          

Chapter FOUR            Planning Lessons and Units  

Part III Selecting Instructional Strategies

Chapter FIVE               Teacher-centered Instructional Strategies          

Chapter SIX                  Student-centered Instructional Strategies       

Chapter SEVEN           Strategies that Promote Understanding, Thinking, and Engagement      

Part IV Managing Instruction and the Classroom

Chapter EIGHT           Managing Lesson Delivery

Chapter NINE              Classroom Management         

Chapter TEN                Classroom Discipline  

Part V Assessing and Reporting Student Performance

Chapter ELEVEN          Assessing Student Performance       

Chapter TWELVE         Grading Systems, Marking, and Reporting  

Part VI Working with Others

Chapter THIRTEEN      Collaborating with Colleagues and Families   

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