Middle and High School Teaching: Methods, Standards, and Best Practices

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Middle and High School Teaching: Methods, Standards, and Best Practices is an interactive textbook that is fully integrated with PowerPoint slides, a web site, assessments to meet NCATE and INSTASC standards, and basal secondary level textbook chapters for each of the content areas. The text includes a chapter on standards, history, current issues and strategies for each of the major content areas. Providing unique coverage for differentiated instruction at the college level, the text integrates standards and methods for general and specific subject matter by drawing on professional education association web sites, covering traditional methods topics, and providing more than 100 authentic assignments. The text is ideal for courses in secondary general methods, curriculum and instruction, introduction to teaching, or for the first course of a two-part sequence in specific methods. Web-based resources, including PDF copies of middle and high school basal textbook content, lesson-planning templates, ERIC documents for current issues, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter, enable professors to easily choreograph their instruction for classes of mixed majors or single major, and courses of varying size that may be taught completely or partly online.

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James A. Duplass (Ph.D., St. Louis University) is a professor at the University of South Florida (USF), a Carnegie I urban university. The social studies program at USF is NCATE and NCSS accredited, and much of the material for this book is a result of research to develop a new curriculum for social studies education. The author has published numerous articles on social studies instruction, served as editor of a regional journal, and authored a book, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING: STANDARDS: METHODS, AND BEST PRACTICES (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Dr. Duplass teaches elementary and middle school social studies methods courses to undergraduate and graduate students and a philosophical foundation of social studies education course for doctoral students.

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Contents I. The Teacher's Role and Context 1. The Teaching Profession and Craft 2. Challenges for a New Teacher 3. Standards-Based Education 4. The Middle School Environment 5. The High School Environment II. The Effective Teacher 6. Learning Theories and Principles 7. Student and Teacher Dispositions to Learning 8. Teaching in a Diverse Classroom 9. Teacher and Student Communication 10. Inspiring and Motivating Middle and High School Students III. Knowledge and Literacy 11. Defining Knowledge 12. General and Content Area Literacy 13. Reading Approaches for Content Area Teachers 14. Writing Approaches for Content Area Teachers IV. Organizing to Teach Middle and High School Students 15. Student Behavior and Effective Learning Environments 16. Classroom Management 17. Home-School Relations 18. Preparing for the First Day of Class 19. Planning Efficient Instruction 20. The Choreography of Daily Instruction V. Instructional Approaches 21. Active Learning Strategies 22. Concept Formation 23. Direct and Indirect Instruction 24. Critical Thinking and Reasoning 25. Selected Models of Instructional Approaches VI. Methods 26. Modeling and Metacognition 27. Lecture and Note Taking 28. Questioning 29. Analogues 30. Graphic Organizers 31. Group Learning 32. Discussions and Case Studies 33. Self-Directed Instruction 34. Practice and Homework 35. Field Trips and Guest Speakers 36. Media- and Computer-Based Resources VII. Assessing Student Learning 37. Assessment 38. Alternative Assessment 39. Traditional Assessment 40. Grading VIII. Content Area Trends, Standards, and Teaching Methods 41. Current Trends in Content Areas 42. English Education 43. Mathematics Education 44. Science Education 45. Social Studies Education 46. World/Foreign Language Education 47. Fine and Performing Arts Education 48. Physical and Health Education

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