Secondary School Teaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources
This popular standard is everything a methods book for grades 7-12 should be: practical, concise, research-based, and user-friendly. The authors' ... Show synopsis This popular standard is everything a methods book for grades 7-12 should be: practical, concise, research-based, and user-friendly. The authors' beliefs about what teaching should be and what good teachers should do form the bedrock upon which a full complement of effective methods is built. Basic to the book is the idea that teaching skills can be learned: content is organized around four developmental components involved in becoming a competent teacher--the "why, what, how, and how well" of teaching. Whatever one teaches, children will always need to know how to learn, how to read, and how to think productively, work cooperatively, and communicate effectively. This book shows future teachers how to teach precisely that. A four-part organization covers orientation to teaching and learning in today's secondary schools; planning for instruction; strategies, aids, media, and resources for effective instruction; and assessment and continuing professional development.