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Practical and thorough, this engaging resource guide truly practices what it preaches: hands-on, activities-rich, research-based, performance-driven teaching. Inservice teachers will find that this book provides a sound introduction to the challenges of today's schools, teachers'professional responsibilities, classroom environment, curriculum, planning instruction, questioning, grouping students for learning; using teacher talk, demonstrations, thinking, inquiry, and games; assessment, and professional development. General K-12 Inservice Teachers.
Richard Kellough is author and coauthor of more than 50 textbooks, including A Primer For New Principals: Guidelines For Success (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), A Resource Guide For Teaching K-12, 6/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), Teaching Young Adolescents: Methods And Resources, 5/E (Pearson, 2008), Teaching And Learning K-8: A Guide To Methods And Resources, 9/E (Pearson, 2008), Your First Year Of Teaching: Guidelines For Success, 5/E (Pearson, 2009), Science K-8: An Integrated Approach, 11/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and A Guide For Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4/E (Pearson, 2008), as well As numerous journal articles. His many recognitions include being named a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at The University Of California, Davis, as well as listings in the International Authors And Writers Who's Who, Leaders In Eco Education, Men Of Achievement (Vol. 1), Dictionary Of International Biography, and Leaders In Education. His 46-year teaching career includes 13 years as a teacher of grades 7-12 (3 years as a teaching principal) and 34 years as university professor.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Today’s Schools: Recognizing and Understanding the Challenge
CHAPTER 2: Teacher Professional Responsibilities
CHAPTER 3: The Classroom Learning Environment
CHAPTER 4: The Curriculum: Selecting and Setting Learning Expectations
CHAPTER 5: Planning the Instruction
CHAPTER 6: The Use of Questioning
CHAPTER 7: The Thinking Curriculum: Using Teacher Talk, Demonstrations, Inquiry, and Games
CHAPTER 8: Mastery Learning and Differentiated Instruction
CHAPTER 9: Organizing and Guiding Student Learning in Groups
CHAPTER 10: Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement
CHAPTER 11: Professional Development: A Continuing Process