Here, the authors present 18 ideas (one for every two weeks of the typical school year) to extend teaching beyond required standards to be met in grades K-12. From their comprehensive experiences in public and private schools, the authors present working options for carrying out these Ideas either directly or as a merged part of a curriculum that concentrates on meeting standards. Written in an informal, conversational style, this book provides a practical approach with specific examples for new and experienced teachers. All ideas, options, and questions are: pertinent to a number of different grades and subject areas and can be used with most students, best implemented through the creative thinking and reflective action of the teacher. Teaching Beyond the Standards is a unique offering that meets the needs of teachers who wish to teach standards, but not be limited by them, as they work to bring about the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of their students. For pre-service undergraduates, graduate students in teacher education, and practicing teachers.
Bill Martin is a professor of education at George Mason University. Arvinder K. Johri is a middle school English teacher with the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Part 1 Preface: A Word on Standards Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 Teaching Awareness and Organization Chapter 5 2 Teaching How to Cope with Change and Stress Chapter 6 3 Teaching Communication Skills-Verbal Chapter 7 4 Teaching Communication Skills-Nonverbal Chapter 8 5 Teaching Listening Chapter 9 6 Teaching the Educated Imagination Chapter 10 7 Teaching Manners, Charm, and Shame Chapter 11 8 Teaching Self-Discipline Chapter 12 9 Teaching Personal Physical Fitness and Mental Health Chapter 13 10 Teaching the Act of Enjoying Chapter 14 11 Teaching Human Relations in the Classroom Chapter 15 12 Teaching Positive Self-Concept Chapter 16 13 Teaching Service Education Chapter 17 14 Teaching Creative Thinking Chapter 18 15 Teaching Living with Sorrow and Loss Chapter 19 16 Teaching DISrespect Chapter 20 17 Teaching Technology Use Chapter 21 18 Teaching Continuing Learning Part 22 Conclusion Part 23 Appendix A: Two Sample Lesson Plans Part 24 Appendix B: INTASC Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development Part 25 References Part 26 About the Author