Educational Psychology (with "Becoming a Professional" CD-ROM),

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This best-selling classic text provides beginning teachers with the tools and inspiration to become masters of their chosen profession. The Ninth Edition maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance. This edition provides especially helpful new material on the non-academic outcomes of schooling, recognizing the challenges educators face in the next decade to keep all schools safe and compassionate. To demonstrate educational psychology's importance and relevance to the classroom, the text is replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers. The much-admired theme of Becoming a Professional is now further enhanced with specific information about how text content is specifically related to professional standards and PRAXIS II preparation.

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“Anita Woolfolk's readability, approach, and coverage are exactly why I use her book.”
Dr. Nancy F. Knapp, University of Georgia

“The major strengths of this book are completeness of the topics, the up-to-date research base, and the supplemental material. This is still the classic in the field.”
Dr. Steve Hoover, St. Cloud State University

“Woolfolk is one of the most comprehensive textbooks on Educational Psychology around. In addition, the level of writing and presentation of ideas are very reader-friendly.”
Dr. Cheryl C. Durwin, Southern Connecticut State University

This best-selling classic text provides beginning teachers with the tools and inspiration to become masters of their chosen profession. The Ninth Edition maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance.

New to This Edition

  • New Chapter 13, Teaching for Self-Regulation, Creativity, and Tolerance recognizes that there is more to schooling than academics and educational psychology has much to say about important non-academic outcomes.
  • Reaching Every Student. In every chapter, these boxes present ideas for assessing, teaching, and motivating ALL of the students in today's diverse classroom.
  • Enhancing Expertise: Technology and Professional Development. One section in every chapter describes how to use the World Wide Web to continue learning after the course and throughout teaching.
  • Passing the Praxis. Every chapter contains helpful tips as students prepare for licensure examinations.
  • Standards and Licensure Appendix: Praxis II and INTASC. Students can refer to this Appendix at the end of the book for detailed correlations to Praxis II exam topics addressed in the text.
  • Stop/Think/Write. Prompts throughout each chapter provide “minds-on experiences.”
  • What Would You Say? Two or three times in every chapter students are asked how they would answer possible job interview questions suggested by practicing principals and superintendents around the country.
  • Stories of Learning/Tributes to Teaching. In every chapter, a brief story reveals how a real teacher made a difference in the life of a student.
Every student copy comes packaged with a CD-Rom that provides key Praxis information and free access to the Becoming a Professional Web Site where students will find a variety of activities to enhance learning and resources to help them develop portfolios, prepare for certification and job interviews, and utilize lesson plans, activities and class management aids to implement successful strategies and ideas into their own classroom.

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