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Teaching in the Secondary School

Teaching in the Secondary School

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By (author) Tom V. Savage, By (author) Marsha K. Savage, By (author) David G. Armstrong

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 25mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 14 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 0132101521
  • ISBN 13: 9780132101523
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition

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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's classrooms. Highlighting critical 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's secondary school students and educators. 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 "Backward Design" 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'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.

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"Teaching in the Secondary School, Seventh Edition" encourages readers to become reflective practitioners who constantly learn from their experiences. This thoroughly updated and revised text equips teachers with the tools they need to succeed in the day-to-day classroom environment, and rise to the challenges facing today's secondary school students and educators. This text provides practical coverage of critical issues such as diversity, differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, direct instruction, higher-level thinking, assessment, planning, classroom management, legal issues, and career-long professional development for today's secondary teachers. New to this Edition: New information on education reform proposals, such as Race To The Top and Breaking Ranks, and the changing role of secondary teachers. (Chs. 1 & 2) The assessment chapter is completely revised with information on diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, and a new emphasis on planning assessment prior to planning instruction, outlined in the "Backward Design" model. (Chs. 6 & 7)A new section on writing across the curriculum answers the call for an increase in integrating literacy across the curriculum in all secondary classes. (Ch. 12)Significantly current information on bullying, cyber-bullying, school violence, and drug abuse, including legal issues and school responsibility alerts teachers to the serious misbehaviors that exist in today's schools and one of the most common and pressing concerns of new teachers. (Chs. 13 & 14)Information on the tremendous opportunities the internet provides for professional development purposes, such as using webinars, podcasts, and e-workshops. (Ch. 15)

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 NAME INDEX SUBJECT INDEX