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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:
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.
|1||On the shoulders of giants||3|
|2||Defining high quality science teaching||27|
|3||The role of science standards||41|
|4||Creating a context for meaningful learning||59|
|5||Methods, strategies, and best practices for high quality instruction||75|
|6||Tools for thinking and meaning||115|
|7||Assessments to guide instruction||127|
|8||Safe, supportive, and challenging environments for learning||139|
|9||Eight steps to high quality instruction and student achievement||153|