Hit the target of excellence and empower yourself to be a truly effective teacher!
Aspiring, new, and experienced teachers will appreciate this strong collection of the best teaching practices for effectively reaching learners at all levels. This easy-to-use guide is filled with handy resources and ideas for every teaching situation. Daniel C Elliott also exemplifies how best to combine strategies into your personal "blended" model.
Four key ideas presented are:
- Plan: Outlines the stages and crucial elements of the model in action
- Structure: Describes student and teacher roles and relationships
- Teacher/Learner Interaction: Demonstrates how the teacher can effectively respond to learners
- Outcomes: Describes how both instructional and nurturing outcomes are achieved by leading learners in certain directions
Teaching on Target is the guide for today's creative teachers, empowering them to apply these components artfully to achieve maximum excellence from their students, while becoming the most effective instructors of the classrooms in which they serve.
A native of Southern California, Dan grew up in a family that struggled to make ends meet. Drawn to the greater cause of making a life different for children trapped by poverty, Dan began teaching in an elementary school district in 1970 and taught most subjects at each grade from kindergarten through 9th in those early years, many in multi-age and looping classroom situations. After completing a Masters degree in school administration, Dan served as a vice principal, principal, central office administrator, small district superintendent, and county office of education associate superintendent - positions primarily held in his native California. Completion of doctoral studies led Dan into service as a researcher, speaker, and professor in schools of education since 1991. Dan has taught educational methods and instructional leadership around the world. He is currently an Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University's School of Education and Behavioral Studies. The contents of his writings reveal a bit of his heart for schools and for the lives of the children that are shaped within those school walls.
Dedication List of Figures Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Effective Schools and Standards for Teaching 2. Classroom Management Strategies and Student Behavior 3. Designing Learning Experiences 4. The Behavioral Models for Teaching 5. Information Processing Models 6. Teaching Through Inquiry 7. The Social Models 8. The Writing Process as a Teaching Model 9. Teaching Children With Special Needs 10. Student Assessment and Grading 11. Putting It All Together for Professional Teaching Appendix A: K-8 Writing Rubric Appendix B: Policy of the National Board for Professional Teaching References Index