Teaching the Best Practice Way
Methods That Matter, K-12
Everyone talks about “best practice” teaching, but what does it actually look like in the classroom? How do working teachers translate complex curriculum standards into simple, workable classroom structures that embody exemplary instruction and still let kids find joy in learning?
In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across learning areas and throughout the year levels. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure’s vital features. Next, several teachers representing different year levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students’ needs and made it their own.
Teaching the Best Practice Way fully updates and expands the authors’ earlier book, Methods That Matter. Stories from twenty celebrated teachers from around the US – including James Beane, Donna Ogle and Franki Sibberson – have been added, and a new chapter focuses on reading-as-thinking. This chapter details the ways teacher can nurture strategic readers – readers who not only deeply understand the printed materials they encounter in school, but who also bring these cognitive strategies to their “reading” of film, art, music and their experience of the world. The book also shares new research studies that validate the principles and activities of best practice teaching, along with lists of recommended materials that support each of the seven methods.
Unique in the field, Teaching the Best Practice Way speaks to all teachers, F–12, with stories, examples and practical classroom materials for teachers of all children. This is the book for teachers and schools that believe the big ideas about teaching really do cross all year levels and learning areas. Education professors will also find this an ideal resource for use in methods courses.
|Publish date||2018-10-29 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Stenhouse Publishers|
|Key Learning Area||Cross-Curricular|