Methods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning / Edition 6

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (32) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $12.65   
  • Used (28) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

2001-07-13 Paperback New New Book, Purchased from Overstock Book Warehouse, has minor imperfections or shelfwear.

Ships from: Maryville, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Methods for Teaching uses a three-phase model of teaching—planning, implementing, and assessing—as a framework for fostering a success-oriented K-12 environment by promoting student learning. An increased focus on constructivist learning theory provides a balanced perspective of skills and constructivism, giving teachers a range of strategies and approaches. Chapter topics include the goals of instruction; formulating goals and objectives; planning for learning; the affective, psychomotor, and cognitive domains; questioning strategies; teaching strategies; utilizing and building upon learning differences: instructional strategies; classroom management: prevention and intervention; and assessing student learning. For teachers at the elementary grade levels.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

This teacher-trainee textbook focuses on a three-phase model of teaching<-->planning, implementing, and assessing<-->as a framework for creating a successful, learner-centered K-12 environment. The sixth edition includes greater focus on constructivist learning theory; new coverage of technology and technology delivery systems; and discussions of national standards and professional development, applications of NCATE and INTASC, English proficiency and ESL, and rubrics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130308986
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.56 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: A Model for Teaching 1
Unit 1 Learner-Centered Planning 31
Ch. 2 The Goals of Instruction 32
Ch. 3 Formulating Goals and Objectives 58
Ch. 4 Planning for Learning 81
Ch. 5 The Affective, Psychomotor, and Cognitive Domains 114
Unit 2 Learner-Centered Instruction 143
Ch. 6 Questioning Strategies 145
Ch. 7 Teaching Strategies 170
Ch. 8 Utilizing and Building on Learner Differences: Instructional Strategies 226
Ch. 9 Classroom Management: Prevention 257
Ch. 10 Classroom Management: Intervention 282
Unit 3 Learner-Centered Assessment 303
Ch. 11 Assessing Student Learning 304
References 330
Index 345
Read More Show Less


• Planning
• Implementing
• Assessing

Effective classroom teaching requires professional commitment. Although exciting experiences may occur spontaneously, such happenings serve as the exception, not the rule. If teachers are to sustain a success-oriented environment by promoting student learning throughout the academic year, they must continually and thoroughly address the teaching act, which is founded on the planning and implementing of instructional activities and the assessing of student performance.

These planning, implementing, and assessing components represent a continual, or cyclical, process in which professional teachers strive to increase the quality of their instruction, that is, promote learning in increased numbers of students. The purpose of this textbook is to provide tools that will enable the inservice as well as the preservice teacher to plan, implement, and assess effectively. In doing so, the teacher will constantly be making decisions regarding the goals to be achieved and the resources needed, and reflecting on whether or not the goals were met.

Needless to say, it is impossible for one textbook to cover the entire discipline of teaching methods; however, we believe we are offering a foundation that will promote student learning through the fostering of effective classroom teaching and provide a solid framework for in-depth study in the areas presented.

New to This Edition

In addition to more than 120 contemporary references and updated research on teacher effectiveness throughout the text, there are a number of significant additions to the sixth edition, including:

  • An introductory outline for each chapter
  • Online immediate feedback for chapter exercises on the textbook's Companion Website,
  • Online participation in group discussions regarding Chapter Questions for Discussion on the Message Board module for each chapter on the Companion Website at
  • Online activities and resources for more than seventeen topics at
  • A focus throughout the text on constructivist applications in classrooms
  • Increased emphasis on technology
  • Problem-based learning
  • Discussions of:
    – national standards and professional development
    – applications of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
    – applications of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)
    – standards and benchmarks
    – English proficiency—ESOL
    – Opportunity to Learn standards—OTL
    – technological delivery systems
    – rubrics
  • Updated discussions in the areas of:
    – constructivist learning theory
    – reflective teaching
    – motivation
    – standards and benchmarks
    – the affective domain
    – the psychomotor domain
    – interdisciplinary and thematic units
    – planning for diverse populations
    – critical thinking and the cognitive domain
    – wait-time
    – multicultural education
    – cooperative learning
    – alternative assessments

Finally, as with the previous five editions, we have attempted to produce a methods book that is even more practical and applicable to classroom teaching. Additional revised and expanded scenarios, examples, and exercises are offered throughout the text.


We would like to express our gratitude to the hundreds of students and teachers who provided critical feedback and served as invaluable sources in the preparation of the sixth edition. We wish to thank our reviewers Barbara Kacer, Western Kentucky University; Anne G. Dorsey, University of Cincinnati; Allan F. Cook, University of Illinois at Springfield; Mary Lynn Hamilton, University of Kansas; Fran Rebello, California State University, Chico; and Virginia Svaldi, Adams State College.

We also want to thank Candy Britts, Alan Due, Emily Nolan, and Betsy Wierda, who offered suggestions and materials for the long-range planning component of Chapter 4, and Sue Demaree, who provided critical information on standards, benchmarks, and rubrics. Finally, our thanks to Chris Mallory for his tireless research efforts, Heather Fraser, who guided the preparation of the manuscript, and our senior editor, Debra Stollenwerk, whose input and constant support proved invaluable to the production of the work.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)