The Practice of Teaching

The Practice of Teaching

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The Practice of Teaching is an invaluable tool for preparing prospective and novice teachers for their new roles in the classroom. The authors assist the reader in planning what to teach (objectives), deciding how to teach (methods), thinking critically about what they teach (reflection), and determining whether students are learning the requisite knowledge (assessment). Teachers who master these important learning concepts and strategies can increase their students chances for achievement and reduce the loss of human potential so often attributed to todays schools. Truly effective teachers must understand the learning process in order to design meaningful instruction. The extent to which students learn how to learn is influenced by how well the teacher can teach. The authors balanced presentation helps readers to master theoretical concepts and principles and then integrate them into their teaching practices by developing specific methods and strategies that work on the job. The transition from theory to practice is facilitated by interweaving practical strategies and methods with cognitive science research. Many examples, including Case Studies and Tips for Teachers, ensure that what is described theoretically can be applied practically.However, they can be used more readily to test higher levels of learning than can the other short-test items. ... One test expert considers the essay to be the most authentic type of testing for middle-school students on up through college andanbsp;...

Title:The Practice of Teaching
Author:Allan C. Ornstein, Richard T. Scarpaci
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2011-09-12


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