A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching: Planning for Competence (7th Edition)

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9780137039463: A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching: Planning for Competence (7th Edition)

A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching is a practical, comprehensive, and concise methods text designed to engage readers in “hands-on” and “minds-on” learning about effective teaching. Each chapter contains an abundance of application exercises on perforated pages that provide opportunities to practice what is learned and to reflect on the progress teachers are making toward their professional competence. Its rich, practical, timely topics include planning, class management (including culturally responsive classrooms), teaching strategies, integrated technology/media, assessment, and more. The user-friendly format presents readers with a valuable resource that transcends its use in college coursework alone by offering strategies that can be easily applied in elementary classrooms, and its practical approach provides hands-on activities, exercises, and strategies for student teaching and field experiences.

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This popular elementary methods text is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow resource whose wealth of information for improving classroom instruction makes it so much more than a textbook. The new edition has been thoroughly redone, to better help students meet the enormous challenges facing elementary teachers today in such areas as multicultural teaching, national curriculum standards, thematic teaching, cooperative learning, technology in schools, authentic assessment, and the professional employability portfolio. Joined with this excellent new coverage, and still the core of the text, are a wealth of applications--oriented, informal "practice teaching" activities--that get students involved in situations much like those they will encounter on-the-job. The authors offer thorough coverage of strategy implementation, instructional planning, legal issues, classroom management, discipline, and evaluation of both students and their teachers. By combining this strong coverage with hands-on exercises and a workbook-style format, A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching, Third Edition again provides an outstanding vehicle for starting students on their way to successful teaching.

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Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), where she taught courses in children’s literature, reading, and language arts, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center in Elementary Education and Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education.  Author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, she is an invited biographer in Who’s Who in America, recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award (University of the Pacific) and CSUS Award for Merit for Teaching.  Listed online Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Among Executive and Professional Women at www.patriciaroberts76.mycwapp.com

 

Richard Kellough is author and coauthor of more than 50 textbooks, including A Primer For New Principals: Guidelines For Success (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), A Resource Guide For Teaching K-12, 6/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), Teaching Young Adolescents: Methods And Resources, 5/E (Pearson, 2008), Teaching And Learning K-8: A Guide To Methods And Resources, 9/E (Pearson, 2008), Your First Year Of Teaching: Guidelines For Success, 5/E (Pearson, 2009), Science K-8: An Integrated Approach, 11/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and A Guide For Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4/E (Pearson, 2008), as well as numerous journal articles. A member of several prominent organizations, Dr. Kellough has been elected to the Phi Sigma Society, the Botanical Society of America, and the American Bryological Society. His many recognitions include recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award (State of California) from the National Biology Teachers Association, being named a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, as well as listings in the International Authors And Writers Who's Who, Leaders In Eco Education, Men Of Achievement (Vol. 1), Dictionary Of International Biography (Volumes 9 and 10), and Leaders In Education.

 

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