Act of Teaching

ISBN-10: 0078097916
ISBN-13: 9780078097911
Edition: 6th 2012
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Book details

List price: $188.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

The Act of Teachingprepares students to be competent beginning teachers and to develop into competent experienced teachers. Research-based, the text emphasizes what teachers need to know about students (how they learn and their diversities); how to plan and provide instruction; how to assess, manage and motivate students; and how, overall, to be an effective teacher. Well-designed pedagogical features prompt students to reflect on what they are learning, highlight current issues and topics, and encourage students to apply what they are learning. In developing this practical guide to effective teaching, the authors were guided by work done at the educational testing service (ETS) to determine what a competent beginning teacher should know; and work done by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to determine what an experienced teacher should know.

Deborah Bainer is professor of curriculum and instruction at thee State University of West Georgia and director of the doctoral program in school improvement there. She received her BS in biology from Geneva College and her MS in environmental education and PhD in teacher education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Jenkins taught middle school and high school science in the US and in Asia and formerly was a faculty member at Biola University and at The Ohio State University. Currently, her teaching focuses on school improvement and reform. Dr. Jenkins has worked extensively with school-based partnership programs aimed at enhancing science instruction. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on her research on teachers' professional development, partnerships, and school improvement. She was awarded the distinguished teaching and scholarship awards from The Ohio State University and has received community service awards for her work with teachers.

Donald Cruickshank received his degrees from the State University College at Buffalo, NY, and University of Rochester. After stints as a teacher, coach, supervisor, and principal in the Rochester schools, as he began a college teaching and administrative career that took him to SUNY Brockport, the University of Tennessee, Wheelock College, and The Ohio State University. The author of over 100 chapters, articles, and encyclopedia entries, this is his eighth book. He is best known for his pioneering efforts in developing simulations and reflective teaching.

Kim Metcalf is director of the Teacher Education Laboratory at Indiana University, Bloomington, and associate professor of curriculum and instruction. He was awarded his M.A. and PH.D. in teacher education and educational research and evaluation from The Ohio State University. Dr. Metcalf is a former music teacher who worked with students in grades K to 12, primarily in instrumental music. His major responsibilities now focus on designing, providing, and evaluating preservice teacher education. He is coauthor of the chapter "Training within Teacher Preparation" in the Handbook of Research on the Teacher Education, and is contributor to the International Encyclopedia of Education.

The Backdrop of Teaching
Factors that Influence How We Teach
Teaching in a Changing Society
Teaching Diverse Students
Three Schools of Thought About Learning and Teaching
Getting to Know Your Students and Motivating Them to Learn
The Act of Teaching
Planning Instruction
Four Instructional Alternatives: Presentation, Discussion, Independent Study, and Individualized Instruction
Four More Instructional Alternatives: Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Constructivism, and Direct Instruction
Evaluating Students' Learning
The Effective Teacher
Personal Attributes and Characteristics of Effective Teachers
Professional Skills and Abilities of Effective Teachers
Classroom Management Skills of Effective Teachers
Problem-Solving Skills of Effective Teachers
Reflective Skills of Effective Teachers
Practice Teaching Manual
Microteaching: Practicing Critical Teaching Skills
Reflective Teaching: Practicing Being a Thoughtful Practitioner
Room 221: A Simulation: Solving Classroom Problems
Glossary
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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