The teaching for understanding guide

The teaching for understanding guide

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In exploring the process of teaching for understanding as teachers practice it, this monograph succeeds, as few do, in providing different ways of entering a teachers world. Building on teachers' 'inside knowledge, ' the authors engage, provoke and coach-in just the right ways-so that I, as a teacher, excited by these new ideas, want the semester to begin tomorrow!?Ann Lieberman, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityThis practical, step-by-step guide to the process of Teaching for Understanding. walks teachers through the four critical steps of this highly successful process. Classroom examples, tips, and worksheets help clarify the process. It shows how to choose topics that engage students? interest and connect readily to other subjects, set coherent unit and course goals, create activities that both develop and demonstrate students? understanding, and improve student performance by providing continual feedback.The how-to companion to Teaching for Understanding: A Framework, edited by Martha Stone Wiske.Contents1. What This Guide Is (and Isn't)2. Understanding Understanding3. The Teaching for Understanding Framework4. Generative Topics5. Understanding Goals6. Performances of Understanding7. Ongoing Assessment8. Tips and Tools for Planning and Teaching9. Teaching for Understanding and Other Educational PracticesTina Blythe is a project coordinator for Project Zero at Harvard University?s Graduate School of Education.Lisa, Seventh-Grade Student, Cambridge, Mass. ... To do this the teacher presents students with two brief sample essays written about the same issue. ... students (with guidance from the teacher) generate criteria for identifying a good, persuasive essay (a clear position statement, concrete examples to support the position, anbsp;...

Title:The teaching for understanding guide
Author:Tina Blythe
Publisher:Jossey-Bass Inc Pub - 1998


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