In the United States, convenience food and soft drink-based diets, increasingly sedentary lifestyles, and obesity have become common in youth culture. The importance of health education merits integration throughout school curricula; unfortunately, research shows that many teachers do not feel prepared to teach health issues within their subject areas. This book will encourage all librarians and teachers–no matter their specific area of instruction–to include health lessons in their teaching.
“Health Information in a Changing World: Practical Approaches for Teachers, Schools, and School Librarians” provides a complete action plan for librarians and teachers who want to provide better health information to students and their caregivers. It contains an extensive discussion of teaching health within curriculum areas such as literature, history and biography, art, science and mathematics, industrial technology, and agriculture. Tips on accessing and evaluating health information in print and electronic media are presented, as well as practical suggestions for effective instructional methods, including ideas on conducting demonstrations, field trips, speaker programs, and online distance education. New findings regarding teaching effectiveness assessment are also presented.
In this era of high stakes testing, teachers across America are struggling with the demands of raising student achievement. Tutoring programs can become important learning strategies that will assist students in learning to solve problems, collaborate with others, and think creatively. All these are part of the creative thinking process important for students to master since a greater percentage of high school graduates enroll in some form of post-secondary education. This guide gives teachers specific instructional methods to help students raise their skills and critical thinking abilities. It provides step-by-step guidance on: Designing a tutoring program, Training tutors, Conducting meaningful assessment and evaluation. Peer Tutoring offers a wide variety of success stories drawn from published research that describes how ordinary teachers have successfully used peer and cross-age tutoring in a wide variety of elementary, high school, and college applications. Sample forms are also included that teachers can adapt for their needs. The Internet opens a whole new world of information, ideas, and experiences to students. What most teachers lack are successful ways of framing the art of teaching to take advantage of this new resource-rich environment. This book will help teachers co-construct knowledge with students to help classroom learning become more “student-centered.”
Unlike texts that focus on either the “how” or “what” of teaching, Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School explores both the “how” (instruction) and “what” (content), and provides an integrative approach to ensure teachers a broad knowledge base when they enter the classroom. This successful K-8 elementary methods text includes both general topics of classroom management, learner differences, planning, assessment, and models of teaching with unique chapters on integrating the best teaching strategies for each content area. By incorporating detailed teaching scenarios, this text offers teacher candidates a hands-on, real-world approach with practical instructional strategies and teaching hints related to research, ELL, planning, and more! The new edition includes coverage of current issues and topics impacting teachers and students in today’s classrooms are including bullying (Ch. 2 & 14), school safety and violence (Ch.1), home schooling and charter schools (Ch. 1 & 14), and much more.
Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented–and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Downloadable video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors’ website: www.explicitinstruction.org.
This text presents a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction from kindergarten through high school one broad enough to instruct students with small vocabularies, exceptional vocabularies, and every child in between. Written by one of the top experts in the field, this practical book presents a research-based program with plenty of classroom examples and strategies that teachers can use. The comprehensive plan includes four parts: rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word learning strategies, and fostering word consciousness.
Effective Instructional Strategies: From Theory to Practice 3e covers the practical information that all effective K-12 teachers need. Applying the latest research findings and practical classroom practices, it provides thorough coverage of the strategies and skills essential to every teacher’s repertoire. The text provides information about how to be an effective classroom teacher. It has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction as well as to expand the pedagogical teaching knowledge of teachers and their instructional repertoires.
3e covers the practical information that all effective K-12 teachers need. Applying the latest research findings and practical classroom practices, it provides thorough coverage of the strategies and skills essential to every teacher’s repertoire. The text provides information about how to be an effective classroom teacher. It has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction as well as to expand the pedagogical teaching knowledge of teachers and their instructional repertoires.
Effective Instructional Strategies can be used as a core text for primary, middle, secondary, or K-12 general methods courses or for use in-service seminars and workshops with a practical, application focus. It also makes an ideal reference text for individuals wanting an update and/or refresher prior to taking state or national competency exams.
The third edition of ?Adult Learning Methods?, with revisions, updates, and six new chapters, provides the educator of adults with ways to understand and facilitate adult learning. It is a clearly written guide to understanding the complex aspects associated with techniques and methods of the teaching and learning encounter.
In clear, concise language, this book deals with fundamental issues that must be addressed if teachers are to construct coherent and powerful history curricula, including: What are the purposes and goals that different types of teachers establish for their history teaching?, and What do children know and think about history, and what are the teaching implications for our schools? This book represents a major advance in developing a knowledge base about childrens historical learning and thinking that applies to history teaching some of the principles involved in teaching for understanding and conceptual change teaching, methods that have been so successful in other school subjects.
Five Easy Lessons: Strategies for Successful Physics Teaching is a paperback book packed with creative tips on how instructors can enhance and improve their physics class instruction techniques. It’s an invaluable companion to Randy Knight’s Physics for Scientists and Engineers ? or for any physics course.