Strategies for Effective Teaching presents a thorough and current review of teacher planning,teaching methods,and teacher effectiveness research. Using the PRAXIS and INTASC criteria (teacher certification examinations) as a framework,the text explores how to effectively use the science of teaching in ways that ground an artful teaching ability. Teachers are both "born" and "made. " The art of teaching emerges from the former; the science grows out of the latter. The text helps prospective teachers see that teaching skills complement effective teaching,they are not the focus of teaching. Tips for Teachers,research on effective teaching,and a focus on the learning paradigm (vs. the instructional paradigm) help pre-service teachers see that teaching is more than talking or telling. Over 40% revised,this edition includes new material on the learning paradigm,PRAXIS and INTASC criteria,multicultural perspectives,technology and Web updates,artful teaching,authentic assessment,specific classroom management skills,how and when to use specific instructional strategies,and professional growth.
Thomas J. Lasley is currently Dean and Joseph Panzer Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Dayton. He received his Ph.D. in education from The Ohio State University. He is the author of Teaching Peace and coauthor of Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Society.