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Teaching K-12 Schools: A Reflective Action Approach / Edition 4

Teaching K-12 Schools: A Reflective Action Approach / Edition 4


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Well known for its emphasis on reflection, this very accessible K-12 general methods book has updated its model for reflective planning in teaching to better illustrate the connection between planning and professional standards. In addition to reflective teaching, this edition explores classroom management, diversity, standards, curriculum and lesson planning, active and authentic learning, technology in education, assessment, and working in the school community.

Features for this fourth edition include:

  • NEW! Updated model of reflective action in teaching-Takes into account the need to plan with standards in mind including INTASC, NBPTS, curriculum standards, and Praxis II providing readers with confidence as they begin a new career in teaching.
  • NEW! Chapter on standards-How to use them to guide curriculum planning.
  • NEW! Additional teachers' stories-Provide more examples of using the Reflective Model to create school curricula and programs.
  • Reflective Actions for Your Professional Portfolio-At the end of each chapter, this section provides simulated experiences and reflective essays that are drawn from the NBTS requirements.
  • Culturally responsive planning, teaching, and evaluation strategies—Considers the unique needs of ESL and culturally diverse learners.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780131191112
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Publication date: 06/13/2005
    Edition description: REV
    Pages: 352
    Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.61(d)

    Table of Contents

    Note: Each chapter ends with Reflective Action Experiences for Your Professional Portfolio

    Chapter 1 Reflective Action in Teaching

    Standards That Apply to Reflective Action in Teaching

    A Graphic Model of Reflective Action in Teaching

    Professional Standards and Accountability for Teachers

    Chapter 2 Creating a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Classroom

    The First Week of School

    Diana's Reflective Process

    Standards That Apply to Classroom Management

    Practical Classroom Management Strategies

    Reflective Action Stories

    Teaching Students How to Resolve Conflicts

    Chapter 3 Assessing and Meeting Students' Diverse Needs

    Professional Teaching Standards Related to Diversity

    Language Acquisition and the Classroom Teacher

    Five Factors in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students

    Building Self-Esteem and Intrinsic Motivation

    Using Assessment Devices to Identify Students' Needs

    Chapter 4 Using Standards to Guide Your Curriculum Planning

    How School Curricula Are Planned

    Examples of Long-Term Curriculum Planning

    Chapter 5 Curriculum Units That Give Students a Sense of Purpose

    Planning Thematic Units to Fit Your Curriculum

    Sequencing Learning Experiences

    Examples of Thematic Units

    Chapter 6 Lesson Planning and Sequencing

    Writing Objectives to Fit Goals and Outcome Statements

    Planning Lessons for Active Learning

    Writing a Well-Organized Lesson Plan

    Sequencing Objectives in School Subjects

    Sample Lesson Plans

    Chapter 7 Your Students Want Active, Authentic Learning

    NBPTS Standards That Apply to Active, Authentic Learning

    Retrieval Process

    Presentation Skills That Increase Clarity and Motivation

    Systematic Classroom Instruction

    Chapter 8 Engaging Students in Classroom Discussions

    Asking Questions That Stimulate Higher-Level Thinking

    Strategies for Interactive Discussions

    The Role of the Teacher in Leading Discussions

    Chapter 9 Building a Repertoire of Teaching Strategies

    Examples of Teaching Strategies in Action

    Reflective Action Stories

    Establishing Learning Centers

    Cooperative Learning Strategies

    Chapter 10 Integrating Technology into Your Curriculum

    Managing Your Classroom with (and for) Technology

    Enhancing Your Instructional Strategies with Technology

    Extending Classroom Experiences Beyond the Classroom Walls

    Examples of K-12 Technology Programs

    Computer Literacy Program at Beardsley Midde School

    Reflective Action Stories

    Planning a Technology-Based Endangered Species Unit

    The Advantages of Teacher-to-Teacher Networking

    Chapter 11 Assessing and Reporting Student Accomplishments

    How Teachers Select and Use Assessment Procedures

    Designing Authentic Assessment Tasks

    Reflective Action Stories

    Teacher's Reflection on Portfolio Assessment

    Reporting Student Accomplishments

    Chapter 12 Reflective Teachers and the School Community

    Two-Way Communication with Parents

    Community Involvement in Classroom Activities

    Teachers Mentoring and Coaching One Another

    Name Index

    Subject Index

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