Author Randi Stone is an expert at observing award-winning classroom teachers and creating compilations of their best practices that all teachers can enjoy reading and adapting for their own use. This collection focuses on how creative teachers cope with constant change: new standards; new requirements for curriculum, instruction, and assessment; shifts in funding, class size, and school populations; rapid advances in math, science, and technology; and perhaps most poignantly, the need to respond to sudden traumas like the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City that affected everyone's life both inside the classroom and out.
Randi Stone is the author of nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Preface Who Should Read This Book Acknowledgments About the Author About the Contributors Dedication 1. Teachers Staying on Top of Changes 2. Philosophies of Change 3. Changes in Curriculum and Instruction 4. Putting Education to the Test 5. Changes in Funding, Class Size, School Populations, and More 6. Math, Science, and Technology in the Next Millennium 7. When the Unthinkable Happens: Teachers Talk About September 11, 2001 Index