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Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd Edition

By Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, Bj Stone, The ASCD

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 7, 2013


In 2001, Classroom Instruction That Works asked a few simple questions and inspired more than a million teachers to refine their approach to teaching. What works in education? How do we know? How can educational research find its way into the classroom? How can we apply it to help individual students?


This all-new, completely revised second edition of that classic text draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning:


• Setting objectives and providing feedback

• Reinforcing effort and providing recognition

• Cooperative learning

• Cues, questions, and advance organizers

• Nonlinguistic representations

• Summarizing and note taking

• Assigning homework and providing practice

• Identifying similarities and differences

• Generating and testing hypotheses


These strategies are organized and presented within a framework that is geared toward instructional planning, which highlights the point that all of the strategies are effective and should be used to complement one another. Each strategy is supported with recommended classroom practices, examples of the strategy in use, tips for teaching, and information about using the strategy with today’s learners.


Whether you are coming to this book for the first time or are a veritable expert in the nine strategies, this second edition will help you develop your instructional approach, broaden your influence as a teacher, and enhance the learning potential of all your students. We haven’t reinvented the wheel. We’ve taken classroom instruction that works and made it thrive.

Table of Contents

Part I    Creating the Environment for Learning

1 Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback

2 Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition

3 Cooperative Learning


Part II    Helping Students Develop Understanding

4 Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

5 Nonlinguistic Representations

6 Summarizing and Note Taking

7 Assigning Homework and Providing Practice


Part III    Helping Students Extend and Apply Knowledge

8 Identifying Similarities and Differences

9 Generating and Testing Hypotheses


Part IV    Putting the Instructional Strategies to Use

10 Instructional Planning Using the Nine Categories of Strategies

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780133511161

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