Methods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms by David A. JacobsenMethods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms by David A. Jacobsen

Methods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms

byDavid A. Jacobsen, Victor L. Dupuis, Don Kauchak

Paperback | March 17, 2008

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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.

Title:Methods for Teaching: Promoting Student Learning in K-12 ClassroomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 1 inPublished:March 17, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135145724

ISBN - 13:9780135145722

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Table of Contents

1.    Introduction: A Model for Teaching

Applying Teaching and Standards in the Classroom

Standards and Professional Development

The Teacher's Role

Teaching: An Analysis

Diversity in the Classroom

The Three-Phase Approach to Instruction

The Teacher as Decision Maker

The Importance of Reflection in Teaching

Technology in the Classroom



2.    Classroom Management:  Prevention

Applying Effective Strategies for Preventing Classroom Management Problems

Classroom Management:  An Overview

Prerequisites to Effective Management

Teacher Expectations: Implications for Management and Instruction

Management and Instruction

Planning for Effective Management

Teaching Rules and Procedures

Communicating with Parents

Technology in the Classroom

Diversity in the Classroom

3.    Classroom Management:  Interventions

Applying Effective Classroom Management Interventions in the Classroom

Sources of Management Problems

Characteristics of Effective Interventions

Diversity in the Classroom

Theoretical Approaches to Intervention

An Intervention Continuum

Serious Management Problems:  Violence and Aggression



4.    Standards and the Goals of Instruction

Applying Standards and Goals in the Classroom

Sources of Goals

Diversity in the Classroom

The Three Domains of Learning

Content in the Cognitive Domain

Technology in the Classroom

5.    Formulating Goals and Objectives Using Standards

Applying Goals and Objectives in the Classroom

The Influences of Standards on Classroom Goals and Objectives

The Role of Goals and Objectives in Planning

Alternate Formats

Gronlund's Instructional Objectives

Technology in the Classroom

Diversity in the Classroom

Objectives and Reflection

6.    Planning for Assessment with Standards

Applying Planning for Assessment in the Classroom

Decision Making and Planning

Reasons for Planning

Long Term Planning

Unit Planning

Lesson Planning

The Total Lesson Plan

Diversity in the Classroom

Adapting Lesson Planning for Everyday Use

Technology in the Classroom

Planning and Reflecting



7.    Questioning Strategies in an Era of Standards and Accountability

Applying Questioning Strategies in the Classroom

Questioning Levels

Question Focus

Questioning Strategies

Diversity in the Classroom

Questioning Skills: The Cognitive Domain and Critical Thinking

Motivating Students Through Questioning

Technology in the Classroom

8.    Meeting Standards Through Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies

Applying Teacher-Centered Strategies in the Classroom

Teacher and Learner-Centered Instructional Strategies

Direct Instruction

Diversity in the Classroom

Guided Discovery Strategies


Technology in the Classroom

9.    Meeting Standards Through Student-Centered Strategies

Applying Characteristics of Learner-Centered Instruction

Characteristics of Learner-Centered Instruction

Cooperative Learning Strategies

Diversity in the Classroom

Discussion Strategies

Problem-Based Instruction

Technology in the Classroom

10.  Building on Learner Differences: Instructional Strategies

Applying Instructional Strategies: The Changing Face of U.S. Classrooms

Multi-Cultural Education

Teaching EEL Students

Teaching Students Placed at Risk


Technology in the Classroom

Learning Styles

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences



11.  Assessing Learning in an Era of Standards and Accountability


Classroom Assessment

Preparing Effective Assessment Items

Diversity in the Classroom

Grades and Scoring

Feedback Systems

Technology in the Classroom