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Teaching Methods

ISBN-10: 0135130611
ISBN-13: 9780135130612
Edition: 2010
List price: $54.60
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Description: Provides readers with theory-based practices that illuminate the art and craft of teaching. Through specific examples and sound theories that help teachers build successful classrooms, Teaching Methods presents instruction as a complex profession  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.60
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.20" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Provides readers with theory-based practices that illuminate the art and craft of teaching. Through specific examples and sound theories that help teachers build successful classrooms, Teaching Methods presents instruction as a complex profession requiring high-level cogitative work from each teacher.

Paul Westbrook, CFP, is President of Westbrook Financial Advisers, a fee-only financial and retirement planning firm in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Paul has spoken at financial planning and benefits conferences and has been quoted in Money magazine, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron's. He also teaches at the business school at Rutgers University. Paul has written several books: Word Smart for Business, Math Smart for Business, and Business Companion. He also wrote JK Lasser's New Rules forRetirement and Tax.

What we know about content
The imperative for high-level learning
Different types of content
What we know about assessment
Different types of assessment
Matching assessment to learning outcomes
What we know about student learning
Cognitive factors
Affective factors
Developmental factors
Personal and social factors
Individual differences
What we know about motivation
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
Contributors to intrinsic motivation
Knowing our own students
Home situation Cultural environment Level of cognitive development Skills and knowledge Interests and experiences Attitudes towards school
Establishing learning outcomes
Terminology Level of detail Sources of learning outcomes Coordination and integration
Assessing student learning
Summative assessments Designing scoring guides and rubrics Evaluating student work Formative assessment
Designing learning experiences
Characteristics
A safe and challenging environment
Management matters
Grading student performance
Participating in a professional community
Moving towards leadership
Appendix: Instructional Examples
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