Observation Skills for Effective Teaching

Observation Skills for Effective Teaching

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For courses in student teaching or general methods.The author presents observation skills according to eight areas related to positive outcomes in learners which include: learning climate, classroom management, lesson clarity, instructional variety, task orientation, student engagement, student success, and higher thought processes. Observation skills are combined with patterns of effective teaching practice for each of the eight areas to help students observe what happens in the classroom and use what is learned to improve their own teaching. This book can be used as a companion volume to Borich's Effective Teaching Methods, fourth edition, as a stand-alone text for an observation course taken before or during a methods course, and as a resource during student teaching.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 209.6 x 279.4 x 15.7mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130618977
  • 9780130618979

Table of contents

1. Why Observe? 2. Lenses For Observing. 3. Making Classroom Visits. 4. "Seeing" Beyond Personal Experiences and Expectations. 5. Considering the Learning Climate. 6. Focusing On Classroom Management. 7. Looking For Lesson Clarity. 8. Verifying Instructional Variety. 9. Observing Task Orientation. 10. Examining Engagement in the Learning Process. 11. Measuring Student Success. 12 Looking For Higher Thought Processes and Performance Outcomes. Appendix: How to Determine Percentage of Observer Agreement for a Counting Observation System. References. Author Index. Subject Index. Instrument Index.
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About Gary D. Borich

Gary Borich grew up on the south side of Chicago, where he attended Mendel High School and later taught in the Chicago suburban school system of Niles. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, where he was director of evaluation at the Institute of Child Study before joining the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Texas. He has been a member of the Board of Examiners of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is the author or coauthor of Effective Teaching Methods, 5th Edition; Authentic Assessment in the Classroom; Educational Testing and Measurement, 7th Edition; Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd Edition.; Clearly Outstanding: Making Each Day Count in Your Classroom; and Becoming a Teacher: An Inquiring Dialogue for the Beginning Teacher. Dr. Borich lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife (who is a schoolteacher) and two children. Contributor Debra Bayles Martin received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and was formerly an Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She is author of Bridges: Activity Guide and Assessment Options for Effective Teaching Methods, 5th Edition.
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