Becoming a Better Teacher Eight Innovations That Work

ISBN-10: 0131195018

ISBN-13: 9780131195011

Edition: 2005

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Description: This is a brief book that explores eight, worthwhile, research-based classroom innovations that foster student-centered classroom environments worth implementing into today's school settings.Each of the eight innovations—essential questions, curriculum integration, standards-based curriculum and assessment design, authentic assessment, scoring rubrics, portfolios reflection, and action research— is justified through detailed explanation, ways to implement it into the classroom, and how to adapt the strategy to meet the needs of diverse classroom environments. Readers will find balanced examples from every grade level, in addition to curriculum design modules, and easy-to-use templates for applying the innovations and strategies into the classroom immediately.For educators, instructors, counselors, and academic evaluators.

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Book details

List price: $25.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Figures
Introduction
The Power of Essential Questions
Curriculum Integration as a Tool for Coherence
Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design
Authentic Assessment
Using Scoring Rubrics to Support Learning
Portfolios: A Window into Students' Thinking and Learning
Reflection: A Key to Developing Greater Self-Understanding
Action Research: Asking and Answering Questions About Practice by Diane Cunningham
Embracing It All
Tools for Developing a Curriculum Unit
Tools for Developing Authentic Assessments
Tools for Designing Portfolio Assessments
Reflection Prompts and Questions
Tools for Action Research
References and Resources
Index
About the Authors
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