High-Stakes Teaching: Practices That Improve Student Learning

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Based upon the research of 45 interviews conducted in Texas and Arkansas, High-Stakes Teaching presents strategies that successfully blend child-centered and test-centered teaching into one focus, creating a consistently high-quality instructional environment. The teachers described offer their students an invitation to enter the realm of learning expectantly. Through their words, we visualize the educational scaffolding process, as students foster a love and an appreciation of critical thinking that promises to remain long after the last test question has been answered. Best practices emerge and are shared with the reader. Reflective questions and commentaries provide educators an opportunity to investigate their own philosophies of accountability testing and its place in the classroom. This study offers the support and guidelines necessary to break the cycle of 'teaching to the test.' Let each educator teach so that every child can become an engaged learner, an explorer, an individual who recognizes and respects the opportunities available from gaining a real education that is not merely a cookie-cutter mantra.

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Mara Cawein
Have you been teaching harder for high-stakes testing but getting less satisfying results? Try a new approach. Return to the reason that most teachers enter the profession: compassion for students and their needs. High Stakes Testing provides thought provoking questions that will put your heart to the test and allow you to be a more caring professional for your students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578868810
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 10/16/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terri Hebert is Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas. Sherry Durham is Associate Director of Special Education for the Lufkin Independent School District in Lufkin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Link between Student Achievement and Caring Teachers Chapter 4 A Gem in the Making Chapter 5 Caring in an Age of Accountability Chapter 6 The Transformative Power of Relationships Chapter 7 Do What They Say…Say What They Mean…One Thing Leads to Another Chapter 8 The Impact of a Single Life Chapter 9 The Science of Learning Chapter 10 When All is Said and Done Chapter 11 RIF: Reduction in the Force or Realization in the Future Chapter 12 Opportunity in the Face of Failure Chapter 13 The Choices We Make

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