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Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction 11th Edition

Donald C. Orlich | Robert J. Harder | Michael S. Trevisan | Abbie H. Brown | Darcy E. Miller

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Now in its eleventh edition, TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION offers practical help with classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal for those studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, it focuses on lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative learning. The new edition incorporates new and expanded material, as well as a discussion of teaching students with disabilities and differentiated instruction. Available with MindTap®, the digital learning solution that features an integrated e-portfolio, videos of classroom teaching, quizzes, professional resources, scenario activities, and tools and resources for instructors.

Donald C. Orlich, Washington State University

Donald C. Orlich is Professor Emeritus with the Science Mathematics Engineering Education Center at Washington State University (WSU). He has been active in public education since 1955 and has directed numerous in-service education projects relating to the improvement of instruction. In 2001, the 160,000-member Association for Curriculum Development and Supervision honored him with its Outstanding Affiliate Article Award. In 2003, the University of Montana honored him with the Educational Leadership Excellence Award. In 2012, WSU honored him with the "Emeritus Society Excellence Award."

Robert J. Harder, Retired, Washington State University College of Education, and International Programs

Robert J. Harder (D.Ed.) is Professor Emeritus of Education at Washington State University. He has been active in public education since 1968 as a consultant to school districts, as director of several major in-service education projects, and as an author of monographs and articles. He has also provided leadership in the internationalization of higher education through education, research, and extension partnerships.

Michael S. Trevisan, Washington State University

Michael S. Trevisan (B.A. Mathematics, M.Ed. and Ph.D. Educational Psychology) is dean of the College of Education and professor of Educational Psychology at Washington State University. For the past three decades, he has provided assessment and evaluation training and technical assistance to many school districts in the Northwest. He has published widely on issues of student assessment, program evaluation, applied measurement, and large-scale testing.

Abbie H. Brown, East Carolina University

Abbie H. Brown (Ph.D.) is a Professor at East Carolina University teaching in the Instructional Technology program. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar, engaging in research with innovative technologies in educational settings, and documenting the trends and issues that influence the field of Instructional Design/Technology. He is an experienced classroom teacher and is co-author of a number of books, including THE ESSENTIALS OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, 3rd Edition (2016), and SECURING THE CONNECTED CLASSROOM: TECHNOLOGY PLANNING TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE (2015).

Darcy E. Miller, Washington State University

Darcy E. Miller (M.A. and Ph.D. Special Eduction) is professor of special and general education at Washington State University. She teaches assessment, research, classroom management, and inclusion courses and has served as Director of Teacher Education. Her research has been focused on special education issues and policies, including areas such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, technology, multicultural special education, reading, juvenile delinquency, risk/resilience, and behavior/emotional disorders in children and adolescents. She has published widely, and is the author of ENHANCING ADOLESCENT COMPETENCE: STRATEGIES FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (Wadsworth, 1998).

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  • Chapter 1 focuses on the teacher's role as a professional and introduces key overarching topics such as meeting standards, working with diverse students, and decision making.
  • Topics covered include professional standards, inclusion, technology, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), diversity, English-language learners, gender bias, constructivism, differentiated instruction, special education, classroom management, and many others.
  • Classroom Snapshots open each chapter and present real-world scenarios and questions for students to consider as they read.
  • Voices from the Classroom features illustrate topics through real-world case studies in which teachers describe methods or strategies that they have used in their own classrooms.
  • Technology Insight boxes in each chapter further emphasize technology-related issues. These boxes include information on such topics as cooperative learning with multimedia technology and using gradebook software.
  • Standards coverage includes a handy INTASC correlation chart on the book's inside front cover and downloadable worksheets and guidelines for successfully creating curriculum that meets the Common Core State Standards.
  • To reinforce understanding of the material, boxed Reflect questions at the end of each major section ask students to pause, think critically about what they have just read, and relate it to their own experiences.
  • Boxed Instructional Strategies throughout the text present practical advice, offer examples, and summarize teaching procedures in a clear, step-by-step format.
  • The text is recognized for its practical, time-tested teaching strategies and applications, supported by up-to-date content and helpful pedagogy. Beginning teachers will want to keep it for use as a ready reference as they begin their educational careers.

Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction


1. Frames of Reference for Teaching.
2. The Big Picture in Your Classroom: Focusing the Instruction Kaleidoscope.
3. Teaching Diverse Learners in Inclusive Classrooms.
4. Objectives, Taxonomies, and Standards for Instruction.
5. Mastering Instructional Planning.
6. Sequencing and Organizing Instruction.
7. Classroom Assessment.
8. The Process of Classroom Questioning.
9. Small-Group Discussions and Cooperative Learning.
10. Inquiry Teaching and Higher-Level Learning.
11. Managing the Classroom.

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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337096126
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as brief chapter outlines, chapter summaries, extensively detailed chapter lecture outlines, lecture suggestions, video suggestions, and creative lecture and teaching suggestions. This manual also contains student learning objectives, key terms, essay/discussion questions, student activities, discussion exercises, and Internet exercises. It also includes activities specifically designed to help students create curriculum to Common Core State Standards.

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Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

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