Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers

ISBN-10: 1412950279
ISBN-13: 9781412950275
Edition: 2008
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Description: The authors synthesise the most practical elements of pedagogy, social studies standards and best practices, and advice from social studies teachers to provide beginning teachers with advice to help them through their first few years of teaching.

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The authors synthesise the most practical elements of pedagogy, social studies standards and best practices, and advice from social studies teachers to provide beginning teachers with advice to help them through their first few years of teaching.

Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural set�tings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country's largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

Nancy P. Gallavan is professor of teacher education in the MAT program at the University of Central Arkansas. She worked as an elementary and middle school teacher in the St. Vrain Valley and Cherry Creek School Districts of Colorado for twenty years while earning her master's degree from the University of Colorado and her PhD from the University of Denver. Prior to her current position, she was an associate professor of teacher education specializing in social studies and multicultural education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gallavan has authored more than sixty publications, including Secrets to Success for Elementary School Teachers (2007) and Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers (2008) with Ellen Kottler and What Principals Need to Know About Teaching Social Studies (2003).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Design Your Classroom to Create Communities of Learners
Understand Standards to Develop Your Curriculum
Make Your Instruction Meaningful to Empower Learners
Align Assessments With Objectives to Strengthen Outcomes
Connect the Learning to Reach Students' Lives
Develop Literacy to Build Social Studies Skills
Plan With Students in Mind to Prepare Your Teaching
Collaborate With Colleagues to Expand Opportunities
Incorporate Resources to Make Social Studies Real
Integrate Technology to Enrich Learning
Seek Powerful Activities to Engage Learners
Reflect on Your Practices to Prepare for the Future
Social Studies Textbook Evaluation Tool
Sample Social Studies Concepts by Level
Detailed Lesson Plan Guide
Abbreviated Lesson Plan Tool
Social Studies Curriculum Evaluation Tool
Readings and References
Index

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