Teaching in the Elementary School : A Reflective Action Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-31
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This brief text promotes reflective and creative teaching methods to inspire students to be effective teachers.This highly practical text offers a unique reflective action model that encourages readers to be proactive decision-makers and to develop a sense of community among their students by learning to accomodate diversity with inclusion.

Table of Contents

Communicating with Parents
Playing Catch Up
Guided Exploration
Portfolio of Professional Practices Activity
Reflective Action in Teaching
Susan reflects on her teaching relative to her students
Using a Reflective Action Approach
A Reflective Action Model
Definitions of Reflective Thinking and Action
Reflective Action Builds on Withitness
Reflective Action as it Relates to Withitness
Standards That Apply to Reflective Action in Teaching
Reflecting on Your Ethics and Principles
A Graphic Model of Reflective Action in Teaching
Communication with Parents
Guided Group Exploration
Reflective Action Portfolio of Professional Practices Activity
Creating a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Classroom
The First Week of School
Diana's Reflective Process
Practical Classroom Management Strategies
2.1 Case Study: Establishing Two-Way Communication with Parents
Issues in Classroom Management
Case Study: Teaching Students How to Resolve Conflicts
Scheduling Time for Active Learning
Communicating with Parents
Guided Exploration
Reflective Action Portfolio of Professional Practices Activity
Lesson Planning and Sequencing
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Clarifying Educational Goals and Outcomes
Writing Useful and Appropriate Outcome Statements
Writing Objectives to Fit Goals and Outcome Statements
Educational Objectives
Planning for Higher Level Thinking
Planning Lessons for Active Learning
Planning Assessments That Fit Your Lesson's Objectives
Predicting Possible Outcomes of Your Lesson Plans
Varying Objectives for Students with Special Needs
Writing a Well-Organized Lesson Plan
A Lesson Plan Model
Sequencing Objects in School Subjects
Sample Lesson Plans
Communicating with Parents
Playing Catch Up
Guided Exploration
Portfolio of Professional Practices Activity
Planning Curriculum Units
Diane Leonard's First Three Months at School
How School Curricula Are Planned
Evaluation and Use of Textbooks
Planning Thematic Units to Fit Your Curriculum
Sequencing Learning Experiences
Designing the Curriculum to Reflect Multicultural Values
Planning Curriculum for a Multicultural, Bilingual Classroom
Timelines That Fit Your Goals and Outcome Statement
Collaborative Long-Term Planning
Examples of Long-Term Curriculum Planning
Examples of Thematic Units
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