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Chapter 1: Models of Teaching and Developing as a Teacher
Teachers make a difference
The need for instructional alternatives
Learning and teaching in today’s world
Decision making and reflective practice
Chapter 2: Learning, Motivation, and Models of Teaching
The importance of classroom climate... MORE
Paul has worked in higher education for thirty-eight years. He is a consultant for public schools and colleges in his university service area and has provided support to teachers in twelve different states. Paul has also worked with teachers in international schools in twenty-three countries, including Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has published several articles in national journals, is the co-author or co-editor of six other books, and presents regularly at national and international
Paul is strongly committed to public education. His wife is a middle school teacher in a public school, and his two children are graduates of public schools and state universities.
Don has taught and worked in schools and in higher education in nine different states for thirty-five years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and he presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. He currently volunteer-tutors first-, second-, and third-graders in a local elementary school.
Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K–12
schools and public institutions of higher education.