Act of Teaching

ISBN-10: 0073378399

ISBN-13: 9780073378398

Edition: 5th 2009

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List price: $154.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

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.

Deborah Bainer is associate professor of education at The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus, where she coordinates the teacher preparation programs. She received her B.S. in biology from Geneva College and her M.S. in environmental education and Ph.D. in Teacher Education from The Ohio State University. She taught middle school and high school science in the U.S. and in Asia, and formerly chaired the education department at Biola University. Currently her teaching responsibilities involve general pedagogy, supervision, and science and social studies methods. Dr. Bainer has authored numerous articles and book chapters reflecting her research in teacher professional development through partnerships, teacher reflectivity, and effective multicultural instruction.

The Act of Teaching, Fifth Edition
The Backdrop Of Teaching
Factors that Influence How We Teach
The Challenge of 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
Unit 1 Microteaching: Practicing Critical Teaching Skills
Unit 2 Reflective Teaching: Practicing Being a Thoughtful Practitioner
Unit 3 Room 221: A Simulation: Solving Classroom Problems
Appendix: How the Act of Teaching Meets the Requirements of Praxis III
Glossary Credits
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