This slipcase collection of 10 compact volumes offers a complete training curriculum for teachers that covers all required essentials for teacher induction, mentoring, and support programmes. The collection can be used for teacher certification and re-certification programmes as well as for fast-track alternative certification programmes. Additional highlights embedded within each individual volume include assessment pre-tests and post-tests; resources; and content about urban learners, making this training programme ideal for preparing highly qualified teachers for today's challenging classrooms, particularly in urban areas.
Each of these 10 essential books may be purchased individually, and the entire collection can also be accompanied by a Training Manual that allows instructors and staff developers to offer comprehensive teacher training that meets the requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation. Individual works cover "What Every Teacher Should Know About . . ."
(1) Diverse Learners-research-based approaches to working with diverse learners
(2) Student Motivation-steps teachers can take to motivate and challenge students
(3) Learning, Memory, and the Brain-a holistic approach to student learning
(4) Instructional Planning-long and short-term goals for lesson planning
(5) Effective Teaching Strategies-a bag of teaching tools for the written, taught, and assessed curriculum
(6) Classroom Management and Discipline-effective tools to minimize or prevent the most common discipline problems
(7) Student Assessment-and the implications of standards-based instruction in the classroom
(8) Special Learners-effective tools to help students with special needs achieve school success
(9) Media and Technology-media that work for each of the student modalities
(10)The Profession and Politics of Teaching-effective partnerships with parents, teaching peers, mentor teachers, administrators, and teacher organizations.
Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com