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Teaching for Understanding Guide / Edition 1

Teaching for Understanding Guide / Edition 1

by Tina BlytheTina Blythe
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"This handbook will both encourage and assist those teachers whotake on the important challenge of helping their students to thinkdeeply and resourcefully and to use that intellectual powerconstructively."
—Theodore R. Sizer, chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools

Walks teachers through the "teaching for understanding" process.The authors offer classroom examples, practical tips, andworksheets to help clarify the process. They also show how toselect engaging and appropriate topics, set coherent unit andcourse goals, create dynamic learning activities, improve studentperformance through continual feedback, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900787909931
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/14/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


A former middle and high school teacher, Tina Blythe is a researcher for Project Zero at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

1. What This Guide Is (and Isn't).

2. Understanding Understanding.

3. The Teaching for Understanding Framework.

4. Generative Topics.

5. Understanding Goals.

6. Performances of Understanding.

7. Ongoing Assessment.

8. Tips and Tools for Planning and Teaching.

9. Teaching for Understanding and Other Educational Practices.

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