Madeline Hunter's Mastery Teaching: Increasing Instructional Effectiveness in Elementary and Secondary Schools / Edition 1

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Madeline Hunter's tried and true method for effective instruction remains one of the most important teaching approaches available to educators today. Madeline Hunter's Mastery Teaching is the best guide to rigorous standards-based instruction that covers teaching to both sides of the brain, teaching for meaning and retention, and teaching for transfer to real-life situations. This exciting new edition by educator Robin Hunter features: -Instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, and behavior integrated into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching. -Newly updated and expanded content to encompass teaching for independent learning. -Teaching tips, classroom examples, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index, and a discussion guide for each chapter. Every educator will find this updated classic to be a refreshingly direct introduction to, or reminder of, the basic principles of effective instruction for academic excellence!

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Editorial Reviews

Lin Kuzmich
"I never would have survived teaching without Madeline Hunter."
Lin Kuzmich
"I never would have survived teaching without Madeline Hunter."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939306
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 590,712
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Hunter is currently the principal of Santa Susana Elementary School in Simi Valley, California. He has served as a teacher in a variety of grade levels, as Coordinator of Professional Development for the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, and has conducted courses in teacher effectiveness for school districts and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Over the course of his career, he has worked closely with Madeline Hunter, both in her publications and in her role as a trainer of teachers and administrators.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Original Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition
About the Authors
1. Decisions in Teaching
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
The Content Decision
The Decision Regarding Student Learning Behavior
The Decision Regarding Teaching Behavior
2. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part I
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Level of Concern
Feeling Tone
The Interaction of Motivational Factors
3. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part II
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Knowledge of Results
Intrinsic-Extrinsic Motivation
4. Getting Students Set to Learn
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Hooking Your Students' Interest During Prime Time
Using Prime Learning Time Effectively
Cultivating Prime Learning
5. Providing Information Effectively
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Lecturing for Effective Learning
Three Principles of Effective Instruction
Taking the Steps to Lecturing Success
6. Teaching to Both Halves of the Brain
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Your Brain: The Left and Right of It
Using Visuals to Facilitate Learning
7. Modeling What You Mean
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Four Characteristics of Effective Models
Modeling Processes, Products, and Examples
Modeling Your Thinking
8. Making Material Meaningful
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Four Techniques That Make Material Meaningful
Making Sure to Make It Real
9. Checking Your Students' Understanding
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Checking for Understanding During Teaching
Four Common Mistakes That Teachers Make
Four Effective Techniques for Checking Your Students' Understanding in Class
Assessing Understanding Using Tests, Papers, or Observations of Performance
10. Practice Doesn't Make Perfect: Designing Effective Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Mastery Only BEGINS with Automaticity
Practicing Properly: Four Principles to Improve Performance
Desgining Valuable Practice is the Key
11. Guiding Your Students' Initial Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Determining the Degree of Guidance
Teaching Knowledgeably
Checking for Understanding
12. Extending Your Students' Thinking
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
13. Dignifying Errors to Promote Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Making Effective Use of Erroneous Answers
Communicating Accountability
Dignifying Despite Setbacks
Maintaining Dignity Enables Success
14. Using Time to Achieve More Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Increasing Learning Time
Before Instruction
During Instruction
After Instruction
Using Your Creativity
15. Teaching So Students Remember
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Five Teaching Techniques to Promote Retention
16. Teaching for Transfer
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
The Power of Transfer
Promoting Transfer
Tying Everything Together for Transfer
17. Teaching for Independent Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study
Differentiating Instruction
Getting Students to Work Independently
Planning for Your Students' Independent Learning
(De)Regulating While Working in Small Groups
Ensuring Independent Learning
Recommended Reading
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