Strategies for Teachers: Teaching Content and Thinking Skills (4th Edition)

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This K-12 teaching methods text translates cognitive principles of learning into teaching strategies. Each research-based model, or teaching strategy, is illustrated with a chapter-opening case study and described in terms of planning, implementing, and evaluation. As in past editions, the fourth edition of Strategies for Teachers continues to focus on instruction, using a models approach, linking prescriptive teaching strategies to specific content and thinking goals. This edition is composed of two main parts: the first two chapters outline advances in effective teaching and the teaching of thinking. The remaining chapters offer detailed coverage of the individual models, including suggestions for modifications that make them adaptable to a variety of teaching-learning situations. The focus is on active learning, the use of research, psychology and experience, and emphasizes the teacher's central role in the learning process. New chapters on social interaction models and problem-based learning explain and illustrate applications of these models in classrooms. For anyone who teaches k-12 students or who is interested in models of teaching, approaches to instruction, or curriculum and instruction.

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About the Author:

PAUL EGGEN

Paul has worked in higher education for thirty-eight years. He is a consultant for public schools and colleges in his university service area and has provided support to teachers in twelve different states. Paul has also worked with teachers in international schools in twenty-three countries, including Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has published several articles in national journals, is the co-author or co-editor of six other books, and presents regularly at national and international

conferences.

 

Paul is strongly committed to public education. His wife is a middle school teacher in a public school, and his two children are graduates of public schools and state universities.

 

 

 

DON KAUCHAK

Don has taught and worked in schools and in higher education in nine different states for thirty-five years. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and Educational Leadership. In addition to this text, he has co-authored or co-edited six other books on education. He has also been a principal investigator on federal and state grants examining teacher development and evaluation practices, and he presents regularly at the American Educational Research Association. He currently volunteer-tutors first-, second-, and third-graders in a local elementary school.

 

Don strongly believes in the contribution that public schools make to our democracy, and his two children benefited greatly from their experiences in state-supported K–12

schools and public institutions of higher education.

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