Color-Blind Teaching: Excellence for Diverse Classrooms

Color-Blind Teaching: Excellence for Diverse Classrooms

by Daryao S. Khatri, Anne O. Hughes

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Color-Blind Teaching: Excellence for Diverse Classrooms by Daryao S. Khatri, Anne O. Hughes

Offers research- and experience-based alternatives for teacher training for content-qualified professionals in approximately three months. It will meet the mandate of "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" in terms of preparing qualified teachers in a short period of time. The book presents a complete program for learning the art of teaching in an increasingly diverse public education enterprise at the national level with the major focus on grades 9-12 and the college freshman year. It uses computer software programs as content to provide hands-on practice and illustrations for the pedagogical techniques rather than teaching pedagogy in vacuum, which has been the practice in the colleges of education. Color-Blind Teaching targets four audiences: professionals who want to enter teaching without having to go through the tedious and largely irrelevant education courses, teachers who want to improve their own teaching capabilities, teacher training institutions that want to offer an alternative teacher certification program to their own students or content-qualified individuals, school systems wishing to improve the teaching capability of its teaching staff through special staff development workshops. This book provides simple, comprehensible, easily identifiable, and fully illustrated pedagogical techniques. They are comprised of seven pre-teaching activities, seven classroom management tactics, and nine teaching principles, all of which work. A CD-ROM is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578861569
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Daryao S. Khatri, president and CEO of TopTech, Inc. and university professor, has taught undergraduate courses in physics, computer science, and math with retention rates of more than 95% in all classes. Anne O. Hughes retired in 1999 as professor of sociology/anthropology at the University of the District of Columbia. She devoted her career to working with poor, minority, and diverse student populations.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
List of Figuresxi
List of Dialoguesxvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Forewordxxi
Overviewxxiii
Why This Book?xxiii
Who Can Become This New "Color-Blind" Teacher?xxv
How Is This Book Organized?xxvi
1Gateway Pedagogy-Preparing for Teaching1
Construct Manageable, Student-Oriented Academic Objectives2
What Else Are We Here For? Set Surprise Objectives4
Pruning the Course to Its Essentials6
Preparing an Agenda9
Dividing Problems, Tasks, and Projects into Finite Steps10
Reviewing, Re-teaching, or Just Plain New Teaching13
The World Is Too Much with Us15
2Classroom Management Tactics17
Who's in Charge Here?17
Students Have Names, Too20
You're on Center Stage, Baby21
The Real Deal: Mission Impossible-Almost24
Do's and Die's of Note-Taking26
You Are Teaching-Not the Book31
Equal Student Participation-An Overlooked Student Civil Right32
3Basic Teaching Principles37
Anchoring-Tying New Concepts to Familiar Experiences of Your Students37
Deductive vs. Inductive Learning41
Accelerate Slowly45
Practice, Practice, and Practice = Mastery48
4Advanced Pedagogical Principles59
"Good Errors"-Not an Oxymoron59
Viva la Difference-Capitalizing on Students' Individual Differences62
Setting and Maintaining High Expectations69
5Hands-on Training in Pedagogical Techniques Using Universal Computer Applications81
Perspective81
Purposes and Organization of Chapters 6-1182
Guidelines for the Trainer, Professor, or Staff Development Expert84
Guidelines for the Individual Reader84
Instructions for Loading Computer Files onto Your Computer85
6The Basics of the Personal Computer87
Gateway to the Computer: The Mouse88
Practice with the Mouse Actions90
Manipulate a Window90
The Important "My Computer" Icon94
Manage Work on the Computer97
Electronic Organization in Folders and Files101
Select and Copy Files109
Teacher Directed/Individual Reader Exercises113
7Organization of Course Material: The Wonderful World of Word Processing117
Basics of Microsoft Word 97117
Hide and Unhide Toolbars and the Ruler119
Outline a Course Syllabus121
Creating a Class Test129
Organizing Information in a Table139
Trainer Directed/Individual Reader Exercises144
8Electronic Grade Book147
Becoming Familiar with a Spreadsheet147
Preamble to an Electronic Grade Book151
One-Year Electronic Grade Book157
Multiyear Electronic Grade Book164
Searching for Student Names in an Excel Book168
Trainer Directed/Individual Reader Exercises170
9Showing Off with PowerPoint171
Basics of PowerPoint 97171
Create Your Slide Show from a Template177
Run the Slide Show186
Trainer Directed/Individual Reader Exercises186
10Electronic Communication187
Starting Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0188
Create and Save a Message188
Retrieve Saved E-mail from the Drafts Folder188
Send a Message190
Send Assignments as E-mail Attachments190
E-mail Distribution (Group) List194
Trainer Directed/Individual Reader Exercises200
11Searching the Electronic Universe201
Start Internet Explorer 6.0201
Search Tools of the Internet202
Find a URL for an Organization203
Find a Person on the Web206
Find a Job on the Web207
Find Computer Software on the Web208
Search the Web Universe209
Trainer Directed/Individual Reader Exercises213
12Complex Constants of Teaching217
Diversity217
The Great Two-Faced Coin of Teaching-Being a Participant-Observer220
Assessing Students' Learning222
Using Technology in the Classroom-A Double-Edged Sword225
Resources Available to You and Your Students228
13Pinnacles of Teaching: Teachable Moments and Learning Momentum233
I Asked. He Told235
Example of "l"236
The Student "Aha" Phenomenon in a Physics Course237
Epiphany for a Teacher239
Finale245
Index247
About the Authors251

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