Creating The Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For Teachers by Susan SchwartzCreating The Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For Teachers by Susan Schwartz

Creating The Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For Teachers

bySusan Schwartz, Mindy Pollishuke

Paperback | January 23, 2017

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An essential pre-service and in-service text for university faculty, school principals, mentors, and teachers.


Creating the Dynamic Classroom is a comprehensive and practical hands-on resource for pre-service education students.  This resource covers introduction to teaching, classroom management, principles and best practices in a handbook format.  The new edition has an emphasis on creating an inclusive environment founded in teaching with a literacy-based approach.

SUSAN SCHWARTZ Susan is a former course instructor in the Master of Teaching program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Her doctoral work and research (2005) focused on portfolios and leadership. After 15 years as a classroom teacher, she spent nine years as a school administrator in bot...
Title:Creating The Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.85 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:January 23, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133428931

ISBN - 13:9780133428933


Table of Contents

PART 1: An Inclusive Classroom Atmosphere    

Chapter 1.1: Building Inclusion — Practical Strategies for a Proactive Approach

Chapter 1.2: Ensuring Inclusion — Practical Strategies for a Responsive Approach

Chapter 1.3: Designing and Organizing the Classroom Environment

Chapter 1.4: Partnering with Parents — Establishing Good Communication


PART 2: Planning an Engaging, Dynamic, and Inclusive Curriculum

Chapter 2.1: Designing Your Inclusive Curriculum

Chapter 2.2: Establishing Appropriate Timetabling Possibilities

Chapter 2.3: Differentiating the Learning Experiences — Small Group Learning through Effective Learning Stations          

Chapter 2.4: Experiencing the Wider Community — Planning Out-of-classroom Excursions

Chapter 2.5: Technology in a Rapidly Changing World

Chapter 2.6: Partnering with Parents — Engaging Parents in the Learning Process


PART 3: Creating Effective Assessing, Evaluating, and Reporting Practices

Chapter 3.1: Assessing the Learning — Assessment in a Differentiated Curriculum

Chapter 3.2: Evaluating the Learning — Placing a “Value” on the Learning Process and Product

Chapter 3.3: Partnering with Parents — Reporting about Student Process and Progress


PART 4: A Student-centred Literacy Classroom

Chapter 4.1: Building a Language-rich Environment

Chapter 4.2: Understanding Oral Communication as a Foundation for Literacy Learning        

Chapter 4.3: Understanding the Reading Process and Program

Chapter 4.4: Understanding the Writing Process and Program

Chapter 4.5: Establishing the Importance of Media and other Literacies


PART 5:  Professional Growth Opportunities - Your Career in Education

Chapter 5.1: Preparing Your Application Package

Chapter 5.2: Mastering the Interview Process

Chapter 5:3: Landing that Position

Chapter 5:4: Planning for Occasional Teaching Opportunities

Chapter 5:5: Growing Professionally — A Continuum of Learning