The Supportive Learning Environment: Effective Teaching Practices [NOOK Book]

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This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between ...
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Overview

This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles. The authors help teachers move toward establishing a learning environment that contributes to effective instructional practices. Topics include: engaging students and their families, effective communication, student ownership of the learning environment, and much more. IN THIS BOOK... What dispositions support teaching and student learning? What knowledge do teachers need to support teaching and learning? What teacher skills are necessary for a positive learning environment? Reproducible resources Annotated bibliography This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles. The authors help teachers move toward establishing a learning environment that contributes to effective instructional practices. Topics include: engaging students and their families, effective communication, student ownership of the learning environment, and much more. IN THIS BOOK... What dispositions support teaching and student learning? What knowledge do teachers need to support teaching and learning? What teacher skills are necessary for a positive learning environment? Reproducible resources Annotated bibliography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614421924
  • Publisher: Eye On Education, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer L. Hindman, Ph.D., is an education consultant and writer. Her passion is making learning relevant as she connects the tacit knowledge with the research base. She is known for identifying with her audiences and for her ability to connect research to practice. Leslie W. Grant, Ph.D., is the Professional Development Manager for Teacher Quality Resources, LLC, which provides consulting and workshops in the areas of teacher evaluation, teacher hiring, classroom-based assessments, and mentoring. James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality, and teacher and administrator evaluation.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

• What is Teacher Effectiveness?

• Why is Teacher Quality Important?

• What is the Relationship Between Teacher Quality and Student Learning?

• How is the Book Organized?

• How Can the Book be Used to Promote Teacher Quality?

2. What Dispositions Support Teaching and Student Learning?

• Immediacy

• Teacher Credibility

• Caring

• Welcoming and Engaging Caregivers

• And more...

3. What Knowledge Do Teachers Need to Support Teaching and Learning?

• Knowledge Through Subject-Matter Preparation, Certification, and Experience

• Knowledge of How to Communicate

• And more...

4. What Teacher Skills are Necessary for a Positive Learning Environment?

• Learning Environment Basics

• Student Ownership

• And more...

5. Conclusion

6. Reproducible Resources

7. Annotated Bibliography and References

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