The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson / Edition 1by Matthew J. Perini, Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver
Pub. Date: 10/28/2007
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Are you looking for high-impact, research-based strategies to transform your students into high-achieving and inspired learners? In The Strategic Teacher, you'll find 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 you incorporate current, highly respected research into your instructional plans.
For each strategy, you'll find the following information:
*a brief introduction to the strategy;
*an example of a teacher using the strategy in the 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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Table of Contents
1. New American Lecture
2. Direct Instruction
3. Graduated Difficulty
5. Compare and Contrast
6. Reading for Meaning
7. Concept Attainment
9. Inductive Learning
10. Metaphorical Expression
11. Pattern Maker
12. Mind's Eye
13. Reciprocal Learning
14. Decision Making
16. Community Circle
17. Window Notes
18. Circle of Knowledge
19. Do You Hear What I Hear?
20. Task Rotation
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THE BEST BOOK ON ENGAGING TEACHING STRATEGIES! PERIOD EXCLAMATION POINT!! If you are a teacher on the look-out for new teaching strategies to engage your students and help them grow, this is the book for you! Dr Silver, the late Richard Strong, and Matthew Perini have put together an INCREDIBLE resource for teachers!! The book contains twenty teaching strategies, step by step explanations for each, as well as strategy variations and teaching examples. I regularly use most of the strategies in this book and always purchase a copy to give to the student teachers that I have in my classroom (I also have them try their favorite strategies from the book: they love it to).