K-12 Classroom Teaching

K-12 Classroom Teaching : A Primer for New Professionals

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For K-12 General Methods and Field Experiences courses.This brief, inexpensive volume-described by the author as a "nuts and bolts" book-is the answer for prospective teachers who need a quick introduction to teaching in order to prepare for certification or alternative certification. Coverage is succinct and targeted, and based on the belief that teaching is complex, goal-directed, and interactional. A multitude of exercises that involve Web research, lesson planning, portfolio development, and other activities introduce the full knowledge base that is integral to the role of teacher; while the conversational tone makes material accessible to a diverse reader population.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 195.6 x 269.2 x 12.7mm | 530.71g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130496944
  • 9780130496942

Table of contents

1. The Nature of Teaching. Teaching Looks Easy...From the Outside Every Teacher is Part of a System Teaching is Directed Toward The Goal of Fostering Change Teaching Is More Than Telling There Is Agreement on What Teachers Need to Know to Be Able To Do Teachers Can Be Effective and Yet Not Just Alike Parting Words 2. Developing a Personal Stance toward Teaching. Considering the Questions of Education: Developing Your Own Stance Conceptions of Education Found in Practice Using Your Stance Parting Words 3. Starting with Students. Students as theBasis for Your Decisions Learning About Students Mutual Acoomodation Providing Appropriate Instruction Locating and Using Resources Parting Words 4. Planning. Goals Drove Planning Long-Range Planning Lesson Planning Parting Words 5. Advice on Instruction: COME IN. Connect to the Life of the Learner Organize Your Instruction Model Enrich Interact Consider Human Nature and Developmental Needs Parting Words 6. Instructional Strategies. Questions in the Classroom Selecting Instructional Strategies Deductive and Inductive Strategies A Sampling of Instructional Strategies Inductive Teaching Parting Words 7. Assessment. General Guidelines for Student Assessment Assessment Strategies Parting Words 8. Managing the Learning Environment. Creating Community: Managing Classroom Ambience Mangaging the Physical Space Managing Resources: Computers and the Stuff of Teaching Managing Time Your Own Management Plan Parting Words 9. Encouraging Appropriate Behavior. Rules and the Tools for Classroom Discipline Developing Your Own Discipline Program Parting Words10. Growing in Your Profession. Engaging in the Professional Community Working With Families Using Professional Ethics as Your Guide Some Advice From the Heart Glossary. Index.
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"The author's language is so direct and simple-straightforward-that I find myself smiling and cheering. K-12 Classroom Teaching is so 'right on' it makes me glad to have taken the time to read every word on every line!" - Adele Sanders, University of Northern Colorado "K-12 Classroom Teaching has a rich, methodical, user-friendly foundation and methodology, that even the most inexperienced teachers can acquire a sense of confidence in implementing the suggested instructional ideas/strategies." - Donna Strand, Baruch College, NYC (CUNY)
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