The Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Reflective Practice

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Lively and reader-friendly, this thoughtful book paints a truly realistic picture of teaching. Comprehensive coverage explores teaching as a profession, simultaneously addressing the fundamentals while encouraging readers to try on the role to see how well it fits. Chapter after chapter, a continuous process of guided reflection helps learners to increase their understanding of the joys and challenges of the profession and encourages them to carefully ponder their place in it. In fact, no other text so carefully journeys through the process of considering life experience, knowledge, research, and situation in order to make an informed decision about choosing a path in life. For individuals considering a career in the teaching field.

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With his new text, "The Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Reflective Practice," Michael Henniger marries the core foundations of education with the process of reflection for extremely personalized student learning and professional development. What makes this book so special, and how will Michael Henniger's theme of reflective practice benefit you and your students? Decision Making

Reflection is presented as a critical process that informs decision making and involves experience, research, discussion, and implementation. "Reflective Journey" questions embedded in the narrative and features such as "Engage in the Debate, Reflect on Diversity," and ABC News video segments "Education in the News" and "Master Teacher Series" guide students to research, reflect on, and think critically about a concept, situation, or issue. Personalization

Questions and activities encourage students to explore their own experiences and internalize the chapter content. Features that encourage reflection and personalized learning include "Explore Your Beliefs, Focus Questions" and "Chapter Scenarios," along with the "Reflective Journey: Online Journal, Field Experience," and "Building Your Portfolio" activities. Professionalism

The "Views from the Classroom" feature gives students the opportunity to hear directly from teachers in the field about why they chose teaching as a career and what makes it worth all the effort it takes to be successful. The "Praxis Test Preparation Activities" and INTASC-aligned "Building Your Portfolio" features at the end of each chapter and "Chapter 15: The First Years and Beyond," ensure that students leave prepared to begin their teaching careers asreflective practitioners.

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Michael Henniger is professor of early childhood education at Western Washington University, where he currently serves as Associate Dean of the Woodring College of Education. Prior to this and other administrative assignments, he taught early childhood education courses at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Central Washington University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Washington University for a total of 22 years. University teaching interests include preschool and primary curriculum, play, learning environments, and family/community involvement in education. While completing his doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Henniger taught preschool children in the university lab school. His public school experiences were in rural Alaska, where he taught first and second grades and high school mathematics. In addition to numerous articles and presentations on play, playgrounds, parent/community involvement, and technology for young children, Dr. Henniger has authored/co-authored the following books: "Working with Parents of Handicapped Children" (with Elizabeth Nesselroad);" American Education (7th Edition) "(with John Johansen and James Johnson); "The Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Reflective Practice";and "Teaching Young Children: An Introduction (4th Edition)." Dr. Henniger's professional and research interests include promoting the importance of indoor and outdoor play experiences for young children, multicultural toys and games, the role of technology in the lives of young children, and family/community involvement strategies. Recent research opportunities have led to a deeper knowledge of integrating curriculum through project learning, curriculum options for infants and toddlers, and health and fitness issues for young children and their families." "

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