This practical book is a brief introduction to teaching for grades K-12. It takes the approach that teaching practice is constructed by the individual, must be conceptually sound, and must consider the context and the learner. Offers a constructivist approach that invites readers to build their own understanding of teaching by using experiences and personal strengths. Includes warm-up exercises that help readers activate prior knowledge to connect to chapter content. Includes charts and checksheets to fill out. For teachers and administrators of K-12.
1. The Nature of Teaching. 2. Developing a Personal Stance toward Education. 3. Planning. 4. Advice on Instruction: Come In. 5. Instructional Strategies. 6. Assessment. 7. Managing the Learning Environment. 8. Encouraging Appropriate Behavior. 9. Professional Responses to Learner Diversity. 10. Growing in Your Profession.