Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research and Learning Styles Define Teaching Competencies / Edition 3

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Overview

Engage, motivate, and inspire students with today’s best practices

In this third edition of her classic methods text, Donna Walker Tileston engages readers from the beginning with real-life classroom examples, proven techniques for reaching every learner, and up-to-date strategies, all outlined in her reader-friendly style. She incorporates the latest research on brain-compatible pedagogy and learning styles throughout the updated chapters on today’s most critical topics, including:

  • Using formative assessment for best results
  • Integrating technology to connect students’ school and home lives
  • Differentiating instruction to inspire all students
  • Creating a collaborative learning environment

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Editorial Reviews

Beth Madison

“This excellent book is up-to-date with the expanding role of technology in education, has endless ready-to-implement suggestions, is easy to understand, has plenty of illustrative material, and ties everything to brain research. It is thoughtfully crafted and right on the mark.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412973939
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 218,670
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1. Creating an Environment That Facilitates Learning
2. Differentiating for Different Learning Styles
3. Helping Students Make Connections From Prior Knowledge
4. Teaching for Long-Term Memory
5. Constructing Knowledge Through Higher-Level Thinking Processes
6. Fostering Collaborative Learning
7. Bridging the Gap Between All Learners
8. Evaluating Learning with Authentic Assessments
9. Encouraging In-Depth Understanding with Real-World Applications
10. Integrating Technology Seamlessly Into Instruction
11. Putting It All Together
References
Index
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