What Successful Teachers Do
91 Research-Based Classroom Strategies for New and Veteran Teachers
AUTHOR: Glasgow, Neal A. and Hicks, Cathy D.
PUBLISHER: Corwin Press
Also available at Amazon.com
This book serves as resource for novice and veteran teachers who wish to develop, expand, polish and/or reinvigorate the instructional skills that define them as educators. The authors survey and distill the relevant research in education, psychology, and sociology and then focus on how that research addresses individual teaching and learning problems typically faced by classroom teachers: curriculum and methods, classroom organization and time management, student assessment, student behaviour, technology, diversity, special needs, and collaborative work with colleagues, students, and parents. Each chapter is structured in a user-friendly format that includes:
- the Teaching Strategy: A simple, crisp, and concise statement of the strategy.
- what the Research Says: A brief discussion of the research that validates the strategy and explains its underlying principle(s).
- classroom Application: A description of how the strategy can be used in instructional settings.
- precautions and Possible Pitfalls: Tips that help teachers ensure smooth implementation of the strategy and avoid common difficulties before they occur.
- sources: Citations to the original research to facilitate follow up and further research as needed.
This book is invaluable to student teachers, beginning teachers, mentor teachers, co-operating teachers and veteran teachers who need easy access to the best research-based instructional strategies for quality classroom practice.
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/6/2002