Effective Teaching Methods

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Merrill, 2004 - Education - 571 pages
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The goal of this book is to prepare prospective teachers to meet the challenges of today's changing classrooms by providing effective, practical, research-based practices in an accessible, conversational style. The author shows future teachers not only " what" to do to meet today's teaching challenges, but " how" to do it, through the experiences of real teachers in real classrooms. Material is based on a quarter-century of actual, in-classroom research that makes it possible to replace anecdotal suggestions for good teaching with solidly research-grounded strategies empirically related to positive outcomes. Extensive coverage on instructional goals and objectives--with expanded treatment of traditional taxonomies for cognitive and affective behaviors illustrates ways to determine the extent to which higher-order thinking and problem-solving is being achieved in the classroom. Discussion and illustrations focused on testing focuses readers' attention on the pros and cons of standardized testing--helps them identify when, and when not, to rely on such tests and how to help learners perform better on them. Material on diversity and inclusion, multicultural education and ESL teaching, and at-risk learners prepares prospective teachers for the diversity of today's classrooms--helps them understand the impact on learning needs and classroom management of such things as learning style, culture, prior knowledge/achievement, language, home/family life, and more. Includes coverage of NBPTS and INTASC standards, acquainting readers with these professional guidelines to help them prepare for the requirements of certification and licensure. For prospective teachers.

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The Effective Teacher
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About the author (2004)

Gary Borich grew up on the south side of Chicago, where he attended Mendel High School, and later taught in the public school system of Niles, Illinois. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, where he was director of evaluation at the Institute for Child Study. Dr. Borich is a member of the College of Education faculty at the University of Texas at Austin and a past member of the Board of Examiners of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Dr. Borich's other books include Observation Skills for Effective Teaching, Fourth Edition; Educational Assessment for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom, Second Edition (with M. Tombari); Clearly Outstanding: Making Each Day Count in Your Classroom; Becoming a Teacher. An Inquiring Dialogue for the Beginning Teacher; Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach, Second Edition (with M. Tombari); and Educational Testing and Measurement, Seventh Edition (with T. Kubiszyn).

Dr. Borich lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Kathy, and his two children, Brandy and Damon. His interests include training and riding Arabian horses.

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