The Lesson Planning Handbook Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Theory and Practice)

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Peter Brunn draws from his own teaching experience as well as years of classroom research with hundreds of teachers across the country to bring you the steps, strategies, and structures successful teachers use to organize and manage their lessons so that you, too, can experience success with every lesson you teach.- Describes the ten qualities of effective teaching.- Outlines a five-step lesson-planning process.- Showcases effective teaching techniques: cooperative structures, open-ended questions, wait time, team-building activities, class meetings, turn and talk, writer's notebook, and the read-aloud.

Author Biography

Peter Brun is the Director of Professional Development of the non-profit Development Studies Center (DSC) in Oakland, California. At DSC, Peter leads the organization's work with schools and districts across the country to support the fostering of students' academic, social, and ethical development. He often shores this work through keynotes and presentations at local, state, and notional conferences including NCTE, NSDC, and IRA. Prior to coming to DSC, Peter worked as a staff developer with the Teachers College Reloading and Writing Project. He began his career teaching elementary school in the Bronx. He currently lives in El Cerrito, California, with his wife and daughter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 4
Forewordp. 5
Introductionp. 6
Teaching Essentials
Ten Qualities of Successful Lessonsp. 11
Before We Teach
Lesson Structure: The Backbone of Our Teachingp. 29
Lesson Planning: A Fresh Lookp. 45
As We Teach
Lesson Facilitation: Deepening Students' Thinking
Classroom Community: The Foundation of Successful Lessonsp. 92
Appendixp. 109
Referencesp. 111
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