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This book is dedicated to providing the practical tools you need to effectively plan, implement, and assess in your learner-centered classroom. Packed with application exercises, each chapter offers numerous opportunities to apply what you’re learning and to reflect on the progress you are making toward your professional competence. The book’s friendly writing style presents you with a valuable resource that will outlive its use in college coursework by offering tips, strategies, and resources that can easily be put to use in your own classroom.


In addition to the contemporary references and updated research on teacher effectiveness throughout the text, the eighth edition includes significant additions.

• Discussion on national and state standards, and their impact on the three phase model of teaching, has been added and expanded.

• Focus on teaching strategies in the classroom has been increased throughout the text.

• The new chapter on Standards and the Goals of Instruction (Chapter 4) establishes the relationship between sources of goals, the taxonomy of education, and content in the cognitive domain.

Applying in the Classroom feature presents a case study and follow-up questions that serve as advanced organizers for the content of the chapter.

Video Classroom Exercise feature links to on-line videos with follow-up questions and feedback.

Glossary defines the text’s key concepts.

Tools for Teaching provides selected and annotated sources for print references and websites.

A Video Classroom Exercise feature and MyEducationLab present you with on-line videos and follow-up questions with feedback. MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings teaching to life. Watch authentic video footage and

see real teachers in action. Read about case studies to learn about the realities of teaching as well as the valuable perspectives on common issues and challenges in education today. Additionally, view and analyze over 200 student and teacher classroom artifacts tied to course topics and framed by learning goals. In your textbook look for the MyEducationLab logo in the Video Classroom Exercise features throughout the text and follow the simple access instructions. For more information turn to the MyEducationLab portion of the preface or go to

To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780135145722. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780135035306. Click here to learn more about MyEducationLab.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135035306
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A Model for Teaching

Applying Teaching and Standards in the Classroom

Standards and Professional Development

The Teacher's Role

Teaching: An Analysis

Diversity in the Classroom

The Three-Phase Approach to Instruction

The Teacher as Decision Maker

The Importance of Reflection in Teaching

Technology in the Classroom


2. Classroom Management: Prevention

Applying Effective Strategies for Preventing Classroom Management Problems

Classroom Management: An Overview

Prerequisites to Effective Management

Teacher Expectations: Implications for Management and Instruction

Management and Instruction

Planning for Effective Management

Teaching Rules and Procedures

Communicating with Parents

Technology in the Classroom

Diversity in the Classroom

3. Classroom Management: Interventions

Applying Effective Classroom Management Interventions in the Classroom

Sources of Management Problems

Characteristics of Effective Interventions

Diversity in the Classroom

Theoretical Approaches to Intervention

An Intervention Continuum

Serious Management Problems: Violence and Aggression


4. Standards and the Goals of Instruction

Applying Standards and Goals in the Classroom

Sources of Goals

Diversity in the Classroom

The Three Domains of Learning

Content in the Cognitive Domain

Technology in the Classroom

5. Formulating Goals and Objectives Using Standards

Applying Goals and Objectives in the Classroom

The Influences of Standards on Classroom Goals and Objectives

The Role of Goals and Objectives in Planning

Alternate Formats

Gronlund's Instructional Objectives

Technology in the Classroom

Diversity in the Classroom

Objectives and Reflection

6. Planning for Assessment with Standards

Applying Planning for Assessment in the Classroom

Decision Making and Planning

Reasons for Planning

Long Term Planning

Unit Planning

Lesson Planning

The Total Lesson Plan

Diversity in the Classroom

Adapting Lesson Planning for Everyday Use

Technology in the Classroom

Planning and Reflecting


7. Questioning Strategies in an Era of Standards and Accountability

Applying Questioning Strategies in the Classroom

Questioning Levels

Question Focus

Questioning Strategies

Diversity in the Classroom

Questioning Skills: The Cognitive Domain and Critical Thinking

Motivating Students Through Questioning

Technology in the Classroom

8. Meeting Standards Through Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies

Applying Teacher-Centered Strategies in the Classroom

Teacher and Learner-Centered Instructional Strategies

Direct Instruction

Diversity in the Classroom

Guided Discovery Strategies


Technology in the Classroom

9. Meeting Standards Through Student-Centered Strategies

Applying Characteristics of Learner-Centered Instruction

Characteristics of Learner-Centered Instruction

Cooperative Learning Strategies

Diversity in the Classroom

Discussion Strategies

Problem-Based Instruction

Technology in the Classroom

10. Building on Learner Differences: Instructional Strategies

Applying Instructional Strategies: The Changing Face of U.S. Classrooms

Multi-Cultural Education

Teaching EEL Students

Teaching Students Placed at Risk


Technology in the Classroom

Learning Styles

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences


11. Assessing Learning in an Era of Standards and Accountability

Classroom Assessment

Preparing Effective Assessment Items

Diversity in the Classroom

Grades and Scoring

Feedback Systems

Technology in the Classroom




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