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Joy of Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning / Edition 1

Joy of Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning / Edition 1

by Gene E. Hall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205405595
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/13/2007
Series: MyLabSchool Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 673
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

**Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Class Discussion Questions, Field Guide for School Observation, Journaling Activities, Portfolio Tasks, Self-Assessment, Using the Web activities, Your Professional Library, and MyLabSchool correlations.


Features at a Glance




Chapter One:  Becoming a Teacher

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Michelle Clark

                Questions to Consider

Why Teach?

                Rewards of Teaching

                Teachers Make a Difference

What Makes Teaching a Profession?

                Definition of a Profession

                Characteristics of a Profession

                Participation in the Profession


Where Are the Jobs?

                Teacher shortages

                Location of Jobs

                Shortage fields

What Should You Know about Your First Year?

                Novice and Experienced teachers


How Can You Become a Highly Qualified Teacher?

                Know the standards

                Pass Assessments

                Pass Licensure Tests

                Complete a Teacher Education Program

                 Spend Time in Schools      

How Do You Get Off to a Good Start?

                Begin a Portfolio

                Reflect on Your Observations and Practice in Schools

                Begin Collaborating

Chapter Two: Today’s Students

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Katherine Wright Knight

                Questions to Consider               

How Racially and Ethnically Diverse Are Our Schools?

                African Americans

                American Indians and Alaska Natives

                Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

                European Americans


                Multiracial Identification   

How Does Socioeconomic Status (SES) Affect Students?

                Low-Income Students

                Middle Class

How Does Gender Influence Students?

                Differences between Females and Males

What Should Teachers Know about English Language Learners?


                Language Diversity

What Are the Religions of Students?

                Religious Diversity             

How Are Students with Disabilities Integrating Schools?

                 Disability Categories

                School Experiences             



Chapter Three: Families and Communities

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Blanca Estela Carbajal Rodriguez

                Questions to Consider       

How Does the Public View Schools?

                Public Attitudes

                Perspectives on School Improvement             

In What Types of Families Do Students Live?

                Diversity of Today’s Families           

How Does Culture Influence Students?


                School Culture

What Happens When Students’ Cultures Come to School?

                Religious and Moral Sensitivities


How Should Teachers Work with Parents and Communities?

                Working with Families as Partners for Student Learning

                Relationships of Schools to the Community

Chapter Four: Schools as the Work Place for Students and Teachers

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Lucy Diaz Duncan

                Questions to Consider       

How are Schools Staffed and Organized?

                Roles of Adult School Workers

                Organization Charts

                 Variations in School

                Organizing Student Workers

What Is the Relationship of Schools to the School District and the State?

                Organization of School Districts

                Organization of Education at the State Level

What is the Role of the Federal Government in Public Schools?

                The U.S. Constitution and the Responsibility of Education

                Three Parts of the Federal Government: Three Sources of Education Policy

                No Child Left Behind Act

How are Schools Paid For?

                Sources of Revenue: Where the Money Comes From

                Distribution of Revenue: By Different Levels of Government

                Expenditures: How Schools Spend the Money



Chapter Five: The History of Schools in the United States

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Verna Jessen

                Questions to Consider

How Did Education Become Free and Universal?

                Expanding the System of Public Education

Why Do We Have Schools for Students of Different Ages?

                The Common School

                Elementary Schools

                High Schools

                Middle-Level Education

                 Early Childhood Education

What Is Included in the School Curriculum?

                Preparation for Industry

                Progressivism: Curriculum for Reform

                After Sputnik I

                The Cultural Wars

How Have Different Groups Fared in the Education System?

                First Americans

                African Americans


                Asian Americans

How Have Teachers Evolved?

                Teacher Preparation

                Teacher Autonomy

Chapter Six:  The Social Context of Schools

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Les Nakasaki

                Questions to Consider

How Does Sociology Help Us Understand Schools and the Work of Teachers?

                Sociological Theories and Education

                Purposes of Schools

How is Knowledge Socially Constructed?

                Whose Knowledge?

                Multicultural Education

How Important Are Class and Race in Providing an Education?




What Other Societal Challenges Affect Students?

                 Health and Fitness



                Substance Abuse

                Dropping Out

Chapter Seven:  Thinking About Teaching and Learning

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Lisa A. Mason-Sykes

                Questions to Consider

Where Do Good Ideas about Teaching and Learning Come From?

                Good Ideas

                Good Ideas and Conflicting Perspectives

How Does Philosophy Help Teachers Understand Teaching and Learning?

                The Metaphysical Questions of Content or Child

                Ways of Knowing, Learning, and Teaching

                The Role of Values and Ethics in the Classroom

                Philosophical Perspectives that Influence Education

How Do Teachers Develop Personal Philosophies Toward Teaching and Learning?

                Drafting a Personal Philosophy of Teaching Statement

                The Fast Track to a Personal Philosophy of Teaching

                The Effect of Stories in Building a Personal Philosophy of Teaching

How Do Philosophies of Teaching Translate into Practice?

                Teacher-Focused Classrooms

                Student-Focused Classrooms



Chapter Eight: Focusing on Learning and Results

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Merrie Schroeder

                 Questions to Consider

How Do Teachers Focus on Learning?

                Lesson Structure

                Lesson Plan Formats

What Are Standards?

                Standards Then and Now

                The Many Characteristics of Standards

                Standards for Teacher Education Candidates

                Standards for Teachers

                Standards for Content

Why Are Standards Necessary?

                Developing Standards in the Content Areas

                Education without Standards

How Are Benchmarks and Standards Related?

                Using Benchmarks to Document Progress toward Standards

                Benchmarks for Student Achievement and School Reform

How Do Teachers Implement Benchmarks and Standards?

                Keeping Track of Benchmarks and Standards in Lesson Plans

                Knowing When Students Have Met the Standards

Chapter Nine: Teaching Strategies

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Janet Stramel

                Questions to Consider

What Is a Teaching Strategy?

                Generic Teaching Strategies

                A Continuum of Generic Teaching Strategies

                Questioning and Discussion

                 Viewing Teaching Strategies as Direct or Indirect Instruction

                Never Just One

What Makes Teaching Strategies Work?

                The Importance of Planning Revisited

                Getting Students Ready to Learn

                Evaluating Learning

                Understanding the Connection between Teaching Strategies and Curriculum

How Are Different Strategies Used for Different Purposes?

                Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies

                Homework as a Teaching Strategy

Chapter Ten:  Integrating Technology and Teaching

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Dave V. Jones

                Questions to Consider

What Should Every Teacher Know about Integrating Technology into Teaching?

                Technology Tools for Teaching

                Using Technology Effectively

                Involving Students in the Use of Technology

                Technology for Managing the Classroom

How Has Technology Changes Approaches to Teaching and Learning?

                The Information Highway

                Learning My Way on My Time

                Technology and Teaching

Why Can It Be Difficult to Integrate Technology into Teaching?

                Time for Technology

                Time for Training

How Can Teachers Integrate Technology into Their Own Professional Development?

                Educational Technology Standards for Teachers

                Using the Internet for Professional Development

Chapter Eleven: Assessing Student Learning and Results

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Dr. Elliott Asp

                Questions to Consider

Why is Assessing So Important?

                Different Purposes for Assessing

                Two Very Different Kinds of Tests

                Assessing for Different Types of Learning

                Accommodating Different Types of Learners

What Are Some Ways to Test Student Learning?

                Informal Testing within Lessons

                Objective Tests

                Subjective Tests

                Scoring Tests and Assignments

                Turning Test and Evaluation Information into Assessments

What Are the Critical Issues in Assessing Student Learning?

                Standardized Tests

                The Achievement Gap

                The Importance of Using Multiple Assessments

                Cheating Is Becoming a Big Problem

                How Valid Are Teacher Tests?

                Testing Is a Means for Sorting Students

Chapter Twelve: Managing the Classroom and Student Behavior

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Teressa Colbrook

                Questions to Consider

What Is Classroom Management?

                Using What You Already Know about Classroom Management

                Frameworks for Learning about Classroom Management

                The Paradoxes of Classroom Management

How Do You Build a Personal Philosophy of Classroom Management?

                Theorists, Theories, and Models

What Constitutes a Well-Managed Classroom?

                Room Arrangement

                Managing Paperwork

                A Multidimensional Look at Classroom Management

                Management of Movement on School Grounds and in Hallways

                 Routines, Rules, and Schedules

                The Characteristics of a Well-Managed Classroom

What Is the Difference between Discipline and Management?

                Four Stages of Classroom Life that Influence Behavior

                Managing Student Behavior Proactively

                The Importance of  Communication in Behavior Management



Chapter Thirteen: Improving Teachers and Schools, and School Reform

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Rocio Jimenez

                Questions to Consider

What Are Strategies for Improving and Rewarding Teacher Quality?

                Using Research to Define Teacher Quality

                 Increasing Qualifications for Teacher Licensure

                Teacher Continuing Professional Development

                Special Forms of Recognition of Teacher Quality

What Kinds of Innovations Are Being Used to Improve Classrooms?

                Having Children Ready for School

                Improving Classroom Structures and Processes

How Can the Whole School Be Improved?

                Staffing Patterns and Processes

                Comprehensive School Reform Models

Instead of Changing Pieces, How Can the Education System Be Improved?

                School District Reforms

                The State’s Role in School Reform

                 Competition is “Good” for Schools

Chapter Fourteen: Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program–and Beyond

Educator in Real Schools: Meet Karen Faiman

                Questions to Consider

What Are Keys to Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program?

                Understanding Your Concerns

                Strive for Quality in Your Teaching

What Are Keys to Being Hired as a Beginning Teacher?

                Requirements for Obtaining a Teacher License

In What Ways Can Candidates and Teachers Be Leaders?

                Different Ways Teachers Can Lead

How Does a Master Teacher Think about the Joy of Teaching?

                Mrs. Schneider, a Master Teacher

Serendipity Occurs as We Are Concluding the Interview with Mrs. Schneider

                An Epilogue


A Final Note

Appendix: Understanding & Using Evidence



Name Index

Subject Index

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