Teaching in the Secondary School

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Teaching in the Secondary School, Seventh Edition,utilizes using a reflective approach to learning and prepares secondary school teachers, in an era of change, for the realities of teaching in today#x19;s classrooms .Highlighting critical#xA0; issues such as diversity, differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, direct instruction, higher-level thinking, assessment, planning, classroom management, legal issues that teachers may confront, and career-long professional development, this thoroughly updated and revised text equips teachers with the tools they need to successfully face the day-to-day classroom environment, and the real challenges facing today#x19;s secondary school students and educators. #xA0; This edition features all new information on: education reform proposals, such as: Race To The Top and Breaking Ranks, and how the role of secondary teachers is changing; diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, and a new emphasis on planning assessment prior to planning instruction, outlined in the #x1C;Backward Design#x1D; model; writing across the curriculum and the increase in integrating literacy across the curriculum in all secondary classes; bullying, cyber-bullying, school violence, and drug abuse, including legal issues and school responsibility alerts teachers to the serious misbehaviors that exist in today#x19;s schools and one of the most common and pressing concerns of new teachers; and the tremendous opportunities the internet provides for professional development purposes, such as using webinars, podcasts, and e-workshops.

Table of Contents

Part I: Teaching in an Age of Change

Chapter 1: The Changing World of Teaching

Chapter 2: Students and Schools          

Chapter 3: Understanding Diversity      


Part II: Preparing for Teaching             

Chapter 4: Reflective Teaching 

Chapter 5: What Should Students Learn?  Defining the Curriculum                    

Chapter 6: Learning Assessment:  Making Data Driven Decisions         

Chapter 7: Planning Units and Lessons 

Chapter 8: One Size Does Not Fit All:  Differentiated Instructions         


Part III: The Instructional Act   

Chapter 9: Models of Direct Instruction

Chapter 10: Teaching for Higher Level Outcomes         

Chapter 11: Small Group and Cooperative Learning                 

Chapter 12: Reading across the Curriculum                  

Chapter 13: Successful Management and Discipline      


Part IV: The Professional Context        

Chapter 14: Legal Issues          

Chapter 15: Career Long Professional Growth 




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