Using their proven formula for guiding novice, pre-service, and experienced teachers, the authors synthesize real-world insights and the most practical elements of pedagogy to provide a ready-to-use resource of best classroom practices. Based on the authors' experience as teacher educators and skilled social studies teachers, this text helps practitioners:
Make instruction meaningful
Develop literacy to build social studies skills
Incorporate district expectations and state standards
Create a community of learners
Collaborate with colleagues
The authors provide easy-to-follow lists, tips, and sample forms and letters to help teachers organize their daily work and reduce stress.
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for more than thirty years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’ s largest school districts. She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.
Nancy P. Gallavan, PhD, is professor of teacher education at the University of Central Arkansas where she specializes in classroom assessments and cultural competence in the Department of Teaching and Learning MAT Program, which she helped to start in 2006. Dr. Gallavan also serves as the UCA Academic Liaison to Institutional Diversity.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jeff PasseAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Design Your Classroom to Create Communities of Learners2. Understand Standards to Develop Your Curriculum3. Make Your Instruction Meaningful to Empower Learners4. Align Assessments With Objectives to Strengthen Outcomes5. Connect the Learning to Reach Students' Lives6. Develop Literacy to Build Social Studies Skills7. Plan With Students in Mind to Prepare Your Teaching8. Collaborate With Colleagues to Expand Opportunities9. Incorporate Resources to Make Social Studies Real10. Integrate Technology to Enrich Learning11. Seek Powerful Activities to Engage Learners12. Reflect on Your Practices to Prepare for the FutureResource A. Social Studies Textbook Evaluation ToolResource B. Sample Social Studies Concepts by LevelResource C. Detailed Lesson Plan GuideResource D. Abbreviated Lesson Plan ToolResource E. Social Studies Curriculum Evaluation ToolReadings and ReferencesIndex