Teaching Strategies A Guide to Effective Instruction

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-08
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Teaching Strategiesis an introductory core text known for its practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Accommodating both traditional and non-traditional education students as well as site-based teacher education programs, the text focuses on topics such as lesson-planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. Continuing its hallmark strength--solid coverage of teaching strategies and applications--this new edition includes even more teaching applications and a new feature that highlights real-life voices from the field. New!Chapter 1: "The Professional Challenges of Teaching" focuses on the teacher's role as a professional and introduces key overarching topics such as meeting standards, working with diverse students, and decision making. New!Professional Voices from the Fieldfeatures illustrate topics in the text through real-world case studies in which teachers describe methods or strategies that they have used in their own classrooms. New!HM Video Cases, 4- to 6-minute clips of actual classroom scenarios, illustrate key topics in the text and are easily accessible to students on the Online Study Center. Correlated with the text by means of a marginal icon, the Video Case material in the text includes reflection questions. Increased standards coverage now features INTASC, PRAXIS II, and NCATE correlation charts inside the textbook covers. A California State Standards correlation chart will also be included for texts sold in California. Technology Insightboxes appear in each chapter to further emphasize technology-related issues. These boxes have been updated to include new information on such topics as cooperative learning with multimedia technology and using gradebook software. Improved pedagogy, including more reflection questions, enhanced marginal notes, and redesigned chapter-opening graphic organizers helps facilitate student comprehension and recall.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Print Resources, Internet Resources, and References
Foundations of Instructional Design
The Professional Challenges of Teaching
A Snapshot of Teaching as a Profession
The Challenge of Reflective Teaching and Decision Making
Meeting Mandated Professional Standards
The Big Picture in Your Classroom: Focusing the Instruction Kaleidoscope
A Holistic View of Instruction
Three Perspectives on Instructional Decision Making
Educational Equity as the Big Picture
Fundamental Tools for Instructional Planning
Objectives, Taxonomies, and Standards for Instruction
A Rationale for Planning as a Tool
Using a Cognitive Taxonomy as an Instructional Guide
Using Objectives to Guide Learners
Converting Standards to Objectives
Instructional Design
Overall Considerations for Instructional Planning
Instructional Planning Procedures
How Expert Teachers Plan
Sequencing and Organizing Instruction
Basic Concepts
Models of Lesson Organization
Multimethodology as an Instructional Process
Instruction as a Dynamic Process in Classrooms
Managing the Classroom Environment
The Goal of Managing a Classroom
Classroom Routines
A Continuum of Management Systems
Society and Classroom Management
The Process of Classroom Questioning
The Importance of Questioning
Questioning Strategies
Appropriate Questioning Behaviors
How Questioning Can Create a Dynamic Learning Environment
Common Challenges of Questioning
Small-Group Discussions and Cooperative Learning
Organizing and Initiating Discussion Groups
Six Basic Small-Group Discussion Types
Cooperative Learning
Inquiry Teaching and Higher-Level Thinking
Helping Students Become Better Thinkers
Inquiry Teaching
Methods for Developing Higher-Level Thinking Skills
Classroom Assessment
Basic Contexts and Concepts
Formative Classroom Assessment
Understanding Assessment Tools
Constructing Classroom Assessments
Grading to Improve Student Learning
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