Learning to Teach (New edition)

Learning to Teach (New edition)

By: Bette Bergeron (author), Michael Wofle (author), Billie J. Enz (author)Paperback

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Give your students a real look at the teaching profession! Learning to Teach covers the many facets of teaching by offering a descriptive glimse of this career, both in and out of the classroom. This text is intended for one-semester courses that are exploring teaching as a career, or as part of introductory coursework in a teacher preparation program. Six easy-to-read sections introduce concepts including: * Teaching as a Multifaceted Career* Teacher as a Scientist and Scholar* Teacher as Craftsman* Teacher as Politician* Teacher as Advocate* Teacher as Artist Each section is designed to promote discussion, and encourage self-exploration by actively engaging the reader. For a complete description, clink on the links above for Table of Contents and Features and Benefits Features Include: * Helpful tools such as definition boxes, charts and figures, and "think about it" questions to facilitate dialogue and interaction* Coverage of "hot-button" issues such as accountability, standardized testing, and school funding* Exploration of the history and society on teaching and how it influences the classroom today


SECTION ONETeaching as a Multifaceted Career CHAPTER ONE: The Role of Teaching within the ClassroomThe Multifaceted Dimensions of Teaching: Looking Inside the ClassroomDefining the Roles of a Classroom TeacherTeaching at the Turn of the CenturyInfluential EducatorsHistory's Influence on the Role of TeachingThe Colonial Period (1600-1776)The Early National Period (1776-1840)Common School Period (1840-1880)Progressive Period (1880-1920)Modern Period (1920-present)The Clash of Two Worlds: Education and Native AmericansSocietal Changes and the Role of TeachingPreparation of TeachersRole of ReligionEconomic FocusStudent DiversityLooking ForwardCHAPTER TWO: The Role of Teaching in the Educational CommunityEffective Teachers TodayPreparationStudentsPlanningInstructional DeliveryAssessmentResourcesParents and SchoolsWhat Makes Schools Effective?What about Schools at Risk?Keys to Effective Schools: School PersonnelParaprofessionalsTeam or Department ChairSchool PrincipalsDistrict SuperintendentThe School BoardLooking ForwardSECTION TWOTeacher as Scientist and Scholar CHAPTER THREE: Understanding Learning TheoriesBehaviorist Learning TheoriesBehaviorism in the ClassroomCognitive Learning TheoriesCognitivism in the ClassroomContructivist Learning TheoriesConstructivism in the ClassroomBiological Foundations for LearningApplying Learning Theories to Classroom PracticeLooking ForwardCHAPTER FOUR: Understanding Educational Philosophy and Your Professional BeliefsClassical PhilosophiesPhilosophies in the ClassroomTeaching Styles in PracticeDefining Your Own Unique Philosophical StatementExploring Careers in EducationWhat Is Early Childhood Education?What Is Elementary Education?What Is Middle School Education?What Is Secondary Education?What Is Special Education?Looking ForwardSECTION THREETeacher as CraftsmanCHAPTER FIVE: What Makes a Teacher Effective?Characteristics of Effective TeachersWhat Is a New Teacher Expected to Do?Skills of Effective TeachersOverall Tone--Building Classroom CommunityThoughtful, Clear Lessons--Planning for Student SuccessDirect Instruction Lesson PlanFive E's Lesson FormatLooking ForwardCHAPTER SIX: Examining Effective TeachingBeginning the Day with Proactive ManagementFirst Example: Ms.JordanContrasting Practice: Ms. TerryTaking a Closer LookPlanning a Good BeginningFirst Example: Ms. WileyContrasting Practice: Mr. BoydTaking a Closer LookMiniature ClosuresFirst Example: Ms. MarksContrasting Practice: Ms. CaymanTaking a Closer LookPutting It All TogetherLooking ForwardSECTION FOURTeacher as Politician CHAPTER SEVEN: Politics in the SchoolPolitics in Your CommunityAccountability and Academic StandardsStandards in ActionPolitics and State Standards--The NCLB IssueStandardized TestingHigh-Stakes TestingTeaching to the TestSchool FundingThe Down Side of School FundingFunding and Teacher QualityWhat Can Be Done?School BrandingLooking ForwardCHAPTER EIGHT: Politics in Your CommunityRacial EquityRacism in Our SchoolsConfronting RacismGender EquityTitle IXWhere Are We Today?Homonegativity in Public Schools: The Silent DiscriminationReligion in SchoolsReligion and School StandardsAcceptable Practices

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  • ISBN13: 9780757532283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780757532283
  • ISBN10: 0757532284
  • edition: New edition

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