The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson / Edition 1

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The Strategic Teacher offers a repertoire of strategies designed and proven to meet today’s high standards and reach diverse learners. Twenty reliable, flexible strategies (along with dozens of variations) are organized into these groups of instruction:

· mastery style to emphasize the development of student memory;

· understanding style to expand students’ capacities to reason and explain;

· self-expressive style to stimulate and nourish students’ imaginations and creativity;

· interpersonal style to help students find meaning in the relationships they forge as partners and team members, united in the act of learning; and

· four-style strategies that integrate all four styles.

To guide teachers in delivering content to students, the authors started with the best research-based teaching and learning strategies and created a tool called the Strategic Dashboard. The dashboard provides information about each teaching strategy in a concise, visual profile; it is also designed to document how one incorporates current, highly respected research into instructional plans.

For each strategy, the book offers the following information:

  • a brief introduction to the strategy;
  • an example of a teacher using the strategy in a classroom;
  • the research base supporting the strategy and how the strategy benefits students;
  • how to implement the strategy using a list of clear steps;
  • guidance through the planning process, providing steps, examples, and suggestions for designing superior lessons; and
  • additional tools, strategies, and resources for adapting and expanding the use of each strategy.

The authors have combined their years of research and practice to deliver reliable, high-impact, flexible teaching and learning strategies grounded in current, highly regarded research to teachers at all levels of experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135035849
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Series: Merrill Education/ASCD College Textbooks Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 590,433
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents



Part One Introduction

Part Two Mastery Strategies

Chapter 1 New American Lecture

Chapter 2 Direct Instruction

Chapter 3 Graduated Difficulty

Chapter 4 Teams-Games-Tournaments

Part Three Understanding Strategies

Chapter 5 Compare and Contrast

Chapter 6 Reading for Meaning

Chapter 7 Concept Attainment

Chapter 8 Mystery

Part Four Self-Expressive Strategies

Chapter 9 Inductive Learning

Chapter 10 Metaphorical Expression

Chapter 11 Pattern Maker

Chapter 12 Mind’s Eye

Part Five Interpersonal Strategies

Chapter 13 Reciprocal Learning

Chapter 14 Decision Making

Chapter 15 Jigsaw

Chapter 16 Community Circle

Part Six Four-Style Strategies

Chapter 17 Window Notes

Chapter 18 Circle of Knowledge

Chapter 19 Do You Hear What I Hear?

Chapter 29 Task Rotation

Postscript To Be Fair



About the Authors

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