Becoming a Better Science Teacher: 8 Steps to High Quality Instruction and Student Achievement
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Becoming a Better Science Teacher: 8 Steps to High Quality Instruction and Student Achievement

by Elizabeth Hammerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412926610

ISBN-13: 9781412926614

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"A very exciting and user-friendly text, dealing with standards and making practical connections to assessment and teaching, and with excellent examples throughout."
-Gary Willhite, Teacher Educator
Southern Illinois University

Create a new vision for high quality science teaching!

In today’s standards-based educational climate, teachers are

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"A very exciting and user-friendly text, dealing with standards and making practical connections to assessment and teaching, and with excellent examples throughout."
-Gary Willhite, Teacher Educator
Southern Illinois University

Create a new vision for high quality science teaching!

In today’s standards-based educational climate, teachers are challenged to create meaningful learning experiences while meeting specific goals and accountability targets. In her essential new book, Elizabeth Hammerman brings more than 20 years as a science educator and consultant to help teachers connect all of the critical elements of first-rate curriculum and instruction.

With this simple, straight-on guide, teachers can analyze their existing curriculum and instruction against a rubric of indicators of critical characteristics, related standards, concept development, and teaching strategies to develop students’ scientific literacy at the highest levels. Every chapter is packed with charts, sample lesson ideas, reflection and discussion prompts, and more, to help teachers expand their capacity for success.

Hammerman describes what exceptional teaching looks like in the classroom and provides practical, teacher-friendly strategies to make it happen. This research-based resource will help teachers:

  • Reinforce understanding of standards-based concepts and inquiry
  • Add new content, methods, and strategies for instruction and assessment
  • Create rich learning environments
  • Maximize instructional time
  • Ask probing questions and sharpen discussion
  • Include technology
  • Gather classroom evidence of student achievement to inform instruction

Through a new, clear vision for high quality science teaching, this book gives teachers everything they need to deliver meaningful science instruction and ensure student success and achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412926614
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Part 1. Creating a Vision for Science Education
1. On the Shoulders of Giants
2. Defining High Quality Science Teaching
Part 2. Giant Steps to High Quality Teaching
3. The Role of Science Standards
4. Creating a Context for Meaningful Learning
5. Methods, Strategies, and Best Practices for High Quality Instruction
6. Tools for Thinking and Meaning
7. Assessments to Guide Instruction
8. Safe, Supportive and Challenging Environments for Learning
9. Eight Steps to High Quality and Student Achievement

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