Planning. Implementing. Assessing. The act of teaching is founded on these three principles. It is the process of doing these three things well that makes for good teaching. The goal of this book is to provide the tools that will enable preservice and inservice teachers to plan, implement, and assess effectively in this era of standards and accountability.
This general methods text covers teaching in a practical fashion, while providing complete and concise coverage. The book is organized into four units. Each chapter is organized with the following pedagogical features: an introduction, learning objectives, an Applying in the Classroom case study and questions, a Reflecting On feature (which ties the content of the chapter to the INTASC standards,) a summary, Preparing for Your Licensure Examination feature, Video Classroom Exercise, Developing Your Portfolio, Questions for Discussion, Suggestions for Field Experience, and Tools for Teaching, and key concepts.
The text is designed to be interactive. It emphasizes case studies and real-life classroom scenarios. This book provides students with the resources they need to master the material and become not just competent, but a good and effective teacher.