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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131580244
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/26/2007
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.23 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

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

Parting Words

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

Parting Words

3. Starting with Students.

Students as theBasis for Your Decisions

Learning About Students

Mutual Acoomodation

Providing Appropriate Instruction

Locating and Using Resources

Parting Words

4. Planning.

Goals Drove Planning

Long-Range Planning

Lesson Planning

Parting Words

5. Advice on Instruction: COME IN.

Connect to the Life of the Learner

Organize Your Instruction

Model

Enrich

Interact

Consider Human Nature and Developmental Needs

Parting Words

6. Instructional Strategies.

Questions in the Classroom

Selecting Instructional Strategies

Deductive and Inductive Strategies

A Sampling of Instructional Strategies

Inductive Teaching

Parting Words

7. Assessment.

General Guidelines for Student Assessment

Assessment Strategies

Parting Words

8. Managing the Learning Environment.

Creating Community: Managing Classroom Ambience

Mangaging the Physical Space

Managing Resources: Computers and the Stuff of Teaching

Managing Time

Your Own Management Plan

Parting Words

9. Encouraging Appropriate Behavior.

Rules and the Tools for Classroom Discipline

Developing Your Own Discipline Program

Parting Words

10. Growing in Your Profession.

Engaging in the Professional Community

Working With Families

Using Professional Ethics as Your Guide

Some Advice From the Heart

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2010

    Do not recommend: buy it only if it is required reading

    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.

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