Teaching in the Elementary School A Reflective Action Approach

ISBN-10: 0132696185

ISBN-13: 9780132696180

Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $120.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Reflective Action in Teaching
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
The Reflective Action Model
Definitions of Reflective Thinking and Action
The Reflective Practitioner
How to Develop as a Reflective Practitioner
Refelctive Action Builds On Withitness
Defining Withitness
Reflective Action as It Relates to Withitness
How to Improve Your Withitness
A Graphic Model Of Reflective Action In Teaching
The Spiral Curriculum
The Art of Teaching
The Planning Process
Standards That Apply To Reflective Action In Teaching
National Teaching Standards
Reflecting On Your Ethics, Beliefs, And Principles
Professional Organizations and Ethical Standards
Ethical Caring
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Creating a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Classroom
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Withitness, Observing Students to Learn from Them
Practical Classroom Management Strategies
Connectedness
Strategies to Meet Students' Needs
Building a Cooperative Climate
Planning For The First Day Of School
Teaching Style
Classroom Management Strategies
Leadership Style
Monitoring Behavior
Teacher Body Language
Proximity Control
Establishing Rules and Consequences
How to Conduct a Rule-Setting Activity with your Class
Using Positive Consequences and Rewards
Classroom Meetings
How to Conduct a Class Meeting
Issues In Classroom Management
Economic and Social Differences May Cause Varied Expectations of Students
A System of Moral Discipline
Cheating by Students and Teachers
Confronting School Bullies
Effective Anti-Bullying Programs
Teaching Students How to Resolve Conflicts
Reflective Action Case Study: Teaching Language Arts Standards in Conjunction With a Conflict Resolution Unit
Scheduling Time For Active Learning
Daily and Weekly Schedules
Planning Time
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Lesson Planning and Sequencing
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Lesson Planning
Leaders in Lesson Planning
Clarifying Educational Goals and Outcomes
Writing Useful and Appropriate Outcome Statements
Formats for Standards
Writing Objectives To Fit Goals And Outcome Statements
Educational Objectives
How to Write Behavioral Objectives
Levels of Objectives
Problem-Solving Objectives
Planning for Higher-Level Thinking
Planning Lessons For Active Learning
Planning Assessments That Fit Your Lesson's Objectives
Predicting Possible Outcomes of Your Lesson Plans
Adapting Activities for Differentiating Instruction
Writing A Well-Organized Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Models
Special Consideration in Planning Problem-Solving Lessons
Sequencing Objectives In School Subjects
Sequencing Objectives in Mathematics
Sequencing Objectives in Language Arts
Sequencing Objectives in Science
Sequencing Objectives in Social Studies
Sample Lesson Plans
Sample First-Grade Writing Lesson Plan
Sample Science Lesson Plan
Sample Social Studies Problem-Solving Lesson Plan
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Planning Curriculum Units
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
What is the Role of Education?
How School Curricula Are Planned
National Standards and Federal Mandates
The Discussion about National Curriculum Standards
State Standards Are the Basis for Curriculum Planning
Other Influences That Affect Curriculum Development
Evaluation and Use of Textbooks
Planning Thematic Units To Fit Your Curriculum
Backward Mapping: Building Units Based on State Standards
Deciding on Unit Topics
Creating a Curriculum Unit Using Reflective Actions
Sequencing Learning Experiences
Designing The Curriculum To Reflect Multicultural Values
Planning Curriculum for a Multicultural, Bilingual Classroom
Time Lines That Fit Your Goals and Outcome Statements
Collaborative Long-Term Planning
Examples Of Long-Term Curriculum Planning
Language Arts Planning for the Primary Grades
Examples Of Thematic Units
A Multidisciplinary Primary Unit
Fourth-Grade Social Studies/Literature Unit
An Upper Elementary Mathematics Unit
A Science Unit at Eagle Bluff Environmental Education Park
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Differentiating Instruction
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Starting the School Year
Language Acquisition And The Classroom Teacher
Language Scaffolding
The Stages in Language Acquisition
Optimal Levels of Instruction
Five Factors In Differentiating Instruction For Diverse Students
Addressing The Needs Of All Students
Addressing the Needs of Gifted Students
Addressing the Needs of Exceptional Education Students
Addressing the Needs of Students Who are Not Working at Grade Level
How to Plan for a Variety of Learning Styles
Interactive Goal Setting
Building Self-Esteem And Intrinsic Motivation
The Enhancing Effects of Success
Classrooms as Communities
Using Assessment Devices To Identify Student Needs
Interpreting Data from Students' Cumulative Files
Avoiding Student Labels
Using Pretests to Diagnose Student Needs
Placement and Grouping Decisions
Performance Sampling
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Using Teaching Strategies that Engage Students in Active, Authentic Learning
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Authentic Learning
Retrieval Process
Schema Theory
Advance Organizers
Differentiated Instructional Strategies FOR Authentic Learning
Acceleration Strategies
Presentation Skills That Increase Clarity And Motivation
Getting Students' Attention
Enthusiasm
Clarity
Smooth Transitions
Timing
Variation
Interaction
Closure
Active, Authentic Learning Experiences
Systematic Classroom Instruction
How to Provide Direct Instruction of New Knowledge and Skills
Teacher Modeling and Demonstration
Structuring Tasks for Success
Matching Learning Styles and Teaching Styles
Learning Experiences Designed for Multiple Intelligences
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Developing a Repertoire of Teaching Strategies
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Examples Of Teaching Strategies In Action
Discovery Learning
Inquiry Training
Role Playing
Story Telling
Simulation
Mastery Learning
Contracts for Independent Learning
Reflective Action Case Study: Establishing Learning Centers
Cooperative Learning Strategies
Learning Teams Enhance Achievement
Cooperative Learning of the Basic Skills
Cooperative Learning in Science
Creating Well-Balanced Cooperative Groups
The Effects of Cooperative Learning
Additional Formats For Cooperative Groups
Literature Circles
Peacemaking Groups
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Engaging Students in Classroom Discussions
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
Asking Questions That Stimulate Higher Level Thinking
Strategies For Interactive Discussions
Problem-Solving Discussions
Group Investigations
Discussions That Promote Critical Thinking
Discussions That Improve Observation Skills
Discussions That Enhance Comparing Skills
Discussions That Guide Classification Skills
Discussions That Identify Assumptions
Socratic Dialogues
Discussions That Enhance Creative Thinking
Discussions That Encourage Imagination and Inventiveness
Prewriting Discussions
Discussions That Address Multiple Intelligences
Role Of The Teacher In Leading Discussions
How to Encourage Participation in Class Discussion
Involving The Larger Educational Community
Group Focus Activity
Preparing For You Licensure Exam
Portfolio Of Professional Practices Activity
References
Balancing Standards and Creative Activities
Questions for reflection as you read the chapter
A View into the Classroom
Reflecting on the Classroom Experience
The Importance Of Imaginative Childhood Experiences
Providiing Materials For Creative Projects
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