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To accommodate the evolution of teacher education programs, this text was developed for two groups: 1) those serving as interns or student teachers as they complete traditional teacher education programs and 2) new in-service teachers who are part of an alternative certification program. The book's team of experienced educators and authors offers a set of practical tools, skills, and advice that teachers can put into immediate use in the field. The authors also aim to promote a high level of engagement and interaction with the program. TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING retains the reader-friendly style and convenient format of the best-selling Ryan and Cooper texts. Its three-hole punched and perforated pages--along with its 25 brief, to-the-point chapters (modules)--make it easy for busy teachers to quickly find, understand, and use key information related to their most pressing needs. Accompanying TeachSource Video Cases, available in the Education Media Library, are directly tied to the text and allow students to see text concepts brought to life in real classrooms.
- At the start of every chapter (module), the authors have listed the newest InTASC Standards that are related to content within the module. This addition allows readers to clearly see where and how these national standards are linked to what it takes to become an effective teacher.
- To close each module, the "Standards in Action" critical-thinking exercises include a new question based on one of the InTASC standards covered in the module--reinforcing students' understanding of the standard and its relevance.
- Coverage of diversity has been expanded to include greater emphasis on English Language Learners (ELLs) and the programs that serve these students to accurately reflect the richness and challenges that prospective and new teachers will face in their classrooms.
- Discussion of how students learn has been enriched with the latest research and theories. These developments will enable teachers to more effectively reach, and therefore teach, their students.
- The sections on teacher evaluation and assessment have been updated, especially in light of the federal "Race to the Top" initiative. These developments will affect all teachers as they move through their careers.
- Real-world classroom scenarios open each module, bringing to life some of the issues that will be discussed in the module.
- Each module begins with a Preview and a bulleted list of key topics to be addressed.
- Key Terms are presented in bold face in the margins, with definitions provided both in the margins and in the Glossary at the end of the book.
- "Now You Do It" features present questions or suggestions that prompt students to apply their knowledge or engage in critical thinking.
- "In Your Classroom" boxes provide practical ideas and application tips for use in classrooms.
- Let's Sum Up reviews the major points of the module and closes with reassuring words of advice.
- Further Resources direct students to additional readings and websites for further exploration of module topics.
- The flexible content coverage and format offer easy access to key information and allow for customizing of sequence and materials.
- The book's focus on the essential tasks of teaching enables soon-to-be or early career teachers to address their current problems and concerns and to develop competence in a variety of crucial classroom tasks. Topics such as instruction, assessment, and classroom control are presented with a get-the-job-done approach, while useful tips and activities promote the problem-solving skills that a new teacher needs.
- Clear connection to national standards, including The No Child Left Behind Act and the Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development issued by InTASC, is integrated throughout the program. A convenient InTASC correlation chart appears in the endpapers.
- TeachSource Video Cases--introduced in the text and available for viewing online at the Education Media Library--help prospective or new teachers better understand the realities of schools, classrooms, and students. Each video case is four to six minutes long and contains reflection questions, bonus videos, classroom artifacts, teacher interviews, and key terms--enhancing the viewing experience and helping students relate key topics in the book to their own practice as teachers.
2. Understanding Student Differences.
3. Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners.
4. Teaching Students with Disabilities.
5. Teaching Academically Diverse Learners.
6. Key Principles of Learning.
7. School Culture.
8. Establishing the Classroom Environment.
9. Maintaining the Classroom Environment.
10. Planning What to Teach.
11. Planning Lessons.
12. How to Teach.
13. Communication in the Classroom.
14. Teaching and Technology.
15. Assessment for Learning.
16. Tools for Assessment.
17. Working with Your Students' Families.
18. Working with Colleagues.
19. School Governance and Funding.
20. Professional Performance Assessment.
21. The Ethics of Teaching.
22. Educational Law.
23. Hiring, Firing, and Educational Law.
24. The First Year.
25. Professionalism in Teaching.