The Competent Classroom: Aligning High School Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment--A Creative Teaching Guide / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Teachers College Press
Written by teachers for teachers, this enlightening book describes the cross-disciplinary journey of two high school teachers trying to align curriculum, assessment, and performance standards in their classrooms. With a focus on the importance of constantly inspiring students, the authors troubleshoot issues surrounding content standards, instructional objectives, and the aims of curriculum. This user friendly guide: -Helps teachers consider the main concepts surrounding creative teaching and ways of helping students take ownership of their learning -Provides insight into what it takes for teachers to learn about, work with, and benefit from standards work -Gives teachers practical advice for achieving greater success in the classroom -Targets the connections between essential questions, content, assessments, and performance standards. Though written by high school teachers, The Competent Classroom contains valuable information applicable to any grade level. This creative and informative guide will inspire any educator who wrestles with how to make classroom learning meaningful to students and who cares about academic achievement and success.
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Rarely do books on teaching and learning manage to capture the voice of student and teacher in the classroom and provide meaningful discussion on education reform. The Competent Classroom not only is a pleasure to read, but will change how teachers see curriculum and instruction
I've been teaching for 25 years, but this book has reinvented my classes. It is well-written and inspirational, and it has given me clear guidance on how to reorganize my curriculum, revise my assignments, and re-think grading. My students agree that I grade fairly, at long last. Kudos to Zmuda and Tomaino!