Good teaching is much more than a college degree and a collection of lesson plans. This book is unique in that it focuses on the basic and essential elements of quality teaching. It's designed specifically for teachers (both novice and experienced) looking for down-to-earth practical answers to their questions and concerns. From the first day to assessment and from homework to classroom management - this book has it all!
Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than seventy-five teacher resource books in a variety of areas and is also the author of more than three dozen highly acclaimed children's books. With more than thirty-five years of experience as a professional educator, Fredericks is currently a professor of education at York College, PA, where he teaches elementary methods courses in reading, language arts, science, social studies, and children's literature.
Chapter 1 An Inside Look Chapter 2 How Students Learn (Ed. Psych. In a Nutshell) Chapter 3 The Effective Teacher - You! Chapter 4 The First Day (Starting with Success) Chapter 5 Lesson Plans: The Nitty Gritty of Teaching Chapter 6 Resources: So Much to Choose From Chapter 7 Teaching with Technology Chapter 8 Time - Just Another Four-Letter Word! Chapter 9 Testing, Testing: Assessment and Evaluation Chapter 10 Successful Presentation Skills Chapter 11 The Questions are the Answer! Chapter 12 Cooperative Learning: Effective Group Work Chapter 13 Think About It: Using Thinking Skills in the Classroom Chapter 14 Motivation: The Little Engine That Could Chapter 15 Creating the Learning Environment 16 Positive Discipline; Positive Behavior 17 Homework - Yes? No? 18 Teaching Special Needs Students 19 Special Projects; Special Events 20 Teddy Bears and Harry Potter (Elementary Education) 21 Hormones and Nose Rings (Secondary Education) 22 The Community of School 23 Reach Out and Touch Someone: Working with Parents 24 Taking Care of You (Stress Management 101) 25 Building Your Career 26 Appendix A - Wow! Look at All These Great Web Sites! 27 Appendix B - Resources