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K-12 Classroom Teaching: A Primer for New Professionals is a teaching guide written in clear, reader-friendly language. In the Primer, readers explore key aspects of classroom teaching including the context of teaching today, strategies for learning about students, planning and assessment, instruction and instructional strategies, classroom management, finding a personal educational stance and growing professionally.
Each chapter is designed to cover the material thoroughly and concisely so that readers can make the best use of their time. This book encourages readers to reflect on their past experiences, to question their assumptions, to consider multiple sources of information, and to commit to enacting well-defined notions of good practice that address learners' diverse needs while honoring the dignity of the human experience.
This brief, inexpensive volume is the answer for those who need a quick introduction to teaching in order to prepare for certification or alternative certification.
1. The Nature of Teaching.
Teaching Looks Easy...From the Outside
Every Teacher is Part of a System
Teaching is Directed Toward The Goal of Fostering Change
Teaching Is More Than Telling
There Is Agreement on What Teachers Need to Know to Be Able To Do
Teachers Can Be Effective and Yet Not Just Alike
2. Developing a Personal Stance toward Teaching.
Considering the Questions of Education: Developing Your Own Stance
Conceptions of Education Found in Practice
Using Your Stance
3. Starting with Students.
Students as theBasis for Your Decisions
Learning About Students
Providing Appropriate Instruction
Locating and Using Resources
Goals Drove Planning
5. Advice on Instruction: COME IN.
Connect to the Life of the Learner
Organize Your Instruction
Consider Human Nature and Developmental Needs
6. Instructional Strategies.
Questions in the Classroom
Selecting Instructional Strategies
Deductive and Inductive Strategies
A Sampling of Instructional Strategies
General Guidelines for Student Assessment
8. Managing the Learning Environment.
Creating Community: Managing Classroom Ambience
Mangaging the Physical Space
Managing Resources: Computers and the Stuff of Teaching
Your Own Management Plan
9. Encouraging Appropriate Behavior.
Rules and the Tools for Classroom Discipline
Developing Your Own Discipline Program
10. Growing in Your Profession.
Engaging in the Professional Community
Working With Families
Using Professional Ethics as Your Guide
Some Advice From the Heart
Posted September 24, 2010
The book does not present the material in an effective manner, the end of the chapter excercises do not correlate to the test bank in any way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.