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Dynamics of Effective Secondary Teaching, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By William Wilen, Janice Hutchison, Margaret Ishler

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 29, 2008

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Integrating theory and research with current classroom practice, Dynamics of Effective Secondary Teaching, 6th edition, helps future secondary teachers make informed instructional, curricular, management, and assessment decisions.

Realistic scenarios, numerous examples, and illustrations from all subject areas, classroom observation forms, sample lesson plans, and valuable websites are what make this text indispensable, providing the preservice teacher with a direct link to classroom practice.  As with previous editions, the authors emphasize decision-making as a fundamental process for educators, skillfully balancing findings from research on effective teaching with the ideas of constructivism.

Unique to this book is the inclusion in each chapter of a scenario in which a middle or secondary school teacher, representing a wide range of subject areas and grade levels, applies key ideas to the classroom.  These scenarios, which appear near the beginning of each chapter, are referred to and analyzed throughout the chapter to provide a running commentary on the theoretical content being presented.  The theoretical content is further illuminated through lesson plans that demonstrate specific instructional methods, journal prompts, and classroom applications.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Teacher Decision Making.

Overview.

Assumptions and Beliefs.

Pedagogy: The Discipline of Teaching.

The Basic Dimensions of Pedagogy.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Informed Decision Making.

The Decision-Making Continuum.

The Locus of Decisions.

Journal Entry Suggestions.


2. Building a Climate for Learning.

Overview.

Scenario.

Topic 1: Establishing an Academic Climate.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Topic 2: Promoting High Standards.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Topic 3: Expectation for Success.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Topic 4: Providing Feedback and Praise.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Postscript: School Climate.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

Analysis Form.


3. Democratic Classroom Discipline.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

The Myths of Discipline.

The Principles of Democracy.

The Phases of Discipline.

Teacher Power in the Classroom.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

4. Curriculum Considerations.

Overview.

Scenario.

Part I: Update on Curricular Movements.

Standards-Based and Assessment Driven Curriculum.

Application to Practice.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Multicultural Education.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

International/Global Education.

Application to Practice.

Part II: Linking Curriculum and Instruction.

Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Best Practice in Teaching.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Journal Entry Suggestions.


5. Planning for Teaching.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice: Planning Direction.

Application to Practice: Planning for Instruction and Evaluation.

Planning for Evaluation.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

 

6. Differentiated Instruction: Meeting Special Needs of Students.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Journal Entry Suggestions.


7. Basic Instructional Techniques.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base: Entry, Closure, Motivating Skills.

Application to Practice.

Research and Theoretical Base: Questions and Questioning Skills.

Application to Practice: Question Levels.

Application to Practice: Questioning Skills.

Research and Theoretical Base: Supporting Skills, Information-Giving Skills, Listening

Skills.

Application to Practice: Supporting Skills.

Application to Practice: Information-Giving Skills.

Application to Practice: Listening Skills.

Analysis Forms.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

8. Primary Instructional Methods.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base: Instructional Methods.

Research and Theoretical Base: Discussion Method.

Application to Practice: Discussion Method.

Research and Theoretical Base: Lecture Method.

Application to Practice: Lecture Method.

Research and Theoretical Base: Inquiry Method.

Application to Practice: Inquiry Method.

Research and Theoretical Base: Simulation-Gaming Method.

Application to Practice: Simulation-Gaming Method.

Analysis Forms.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

9. Teaching Strategies for Promoting Learning and Achievement.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Scenario.

Analysis Forms.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

10. Evaluation of Classroom Performance.

Overview.

Scenario.

Research and Theoretical Base.

Application to Practice.

Journal Entry Suggestions.

11. Toward Effective Teaching.

Student Teaching and Internship.

Scenario.

Application to Practice.

Reflective Teaching.

Empowering Teachers.

Journal Entry Suggestions.


References.


Index.

 

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