The Act of Teaching

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The Act of Teaching prepares 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.

Author Biography

Deborah Bainer Jenkins is professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of West Georgia.

Table of Contents

The Act of Teaching, Fifth Edition
The Backdrop Of Teaching
Factors that Influence How We Teach
The Challenge of Teaching in a Changing Society
Teaching Diverse Students
Three Schools of Thought About Learning and Teaching
Getting to Know Your Students and Motivating Them to Learn
The Act Of Teaching
Planning Instruction
Four Instructional Alternatives: Presentation, Discussion, Independent Study, and Individualized Instruction
Four More Instructional Alternatives: Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Constructivism, and Direct Instruction
Evaluating Students' Learning
The Effective Teacher
Personal Attributes and Characteristics of Effective Teachers
Professional Skills and Abilities of Effective Teachers
Classroom Management Skills of Effective Teachers
Problem Solving Skills of Effective Teachers
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
Appendix: How the Act of Teaching Meets the Requirements of Praxis III
Glossary Credits
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