Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416606351
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Better Learning Through Structured Teaching from the Author: Douglas Fisher. Better Learning Through Structured Teaching describes how teachers can help students develop stronger learning skills by ensuring that instruction moves from modeling and guided practice (situations where the teacher has most of the responsibility) to collaborative learning and, finally, to independent tasks.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Author: Doug Fisher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612297
Size: 10.66 MB
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Better Learning Through Structured Teaching from the Author: Doug Fisher. This book describes how teachers can help students develop stronger learning skills by ensuring that instruction moves from modeling and guided practice (situations where the teacher has most of the responsibility) to collaborative learning and, finally, to independent tasks.

Teaching For Better Learning

Author: Fred R. Abbatt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789241544429
Size: 60.57 MB
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Teaching For Better Learning from the Author: Fred R. Abbatt. A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to teaching methods that can make the training of primary health care workers more relevant and effective. Noting that training courses often fail to prepare students for real conditions in the field, the book argues for job-oriented training focused on tasks, skills, and attitudes rather than on the memorization of facts from various academic disciplines. To this end, the book itself uses numerous practical examples and stories to anchor concepts and theories in real experiences, while exercises and tests help readers think through exactly what the job of the health worker involves on a day-to-day basis. Now in its second edition, the manual has been substantially revised and expanded following more than a decade of widespread use in over 30 developing countries. The manual is organized in four parts. Part one deals with the general problem of what students should learn. Chapters also illustrate areas of knowledge, often included in courses that are irrelevant to job performance and therefore useless to students. Part two helps readers choose the best teaching methods for each part of the course and offers some advice on using each method effectively. Part three, on performance assessment, describes traditional and newer methods for testing whether students can perform the work for which they are being trained. Emphasis is placed on the strengths and limitations of the different methods for assessing decision-making skills, communication skills, and the ability to perform procedures correctly. The final part gives practical tips and advice on how to plan, write, produce, and evaluate learning materials, from single-page handouts for use in lessons, through to complete manuals which health workers can use after the course as permanent job aids.

Teaching Is A Learning Experience

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740763547
Size: 71.86 MB
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Teaching Is A Learning Experience from the Author: Lynn Johnston. The New York Daily News proclaims that Lynn Johnston is worthy of the "MVC (Most Valuable Comic) Award. . . . Her genius is recognizing that 'normal' is actually a little off-center. * For Better or For Worse appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and has a readership of more than 220 million. Lynn Johnston's award-winning For Better or For Worse comic strip is the world's most popular strip in which characters evolve through age and experience, rather than remaining frozen in time. Fans appreciate that the daily doings of the Patterson family often closely resemble their own. * Featuring more than 43 weeks of strips, with Sundays in color, this collection features Elizabeth's developing teaching skills working in a northern First Nation's community, Mike and Deanna's move to Mrs. Saltzman's upstairs apartment, April's confrontation of teenage issues like acne and self-image, while John and Elly face middle-age ailments and the possibility of retirement. * For Better of For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and has been named Best Syndicated Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com.

Oecd Reviews Of Evaluation And Assessment In Education Synergies For Better Learning An International Perspective On Evaluation And Assessment

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264190651
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Oecd Reviews Of Evaluation And Assessment In Education Synergies For Better Learning An International Perspective On Evaluation And Assessment from the Author: OECD. This report provides an international comparative analysis and policy advice to countries on how evaluation and assessment arrangements can be embedded within a consistent framework to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

Better Feedback For Better Teaching

Author: Jeff Archer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118701968
Size: 14.70 MB
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Better Feedback For Better Teaching from the Author: Jeff Archer. A practical, research-based guide for ensuring trustworthy classroom observations that provide teachers with meaningful feedback Better Feedback for Better Teaching is an essential resource for school, district, and state, leaders committed to high-quality classroom observations. This practical guide outlines the knowledge and skills classroom observers need to identify and help develop effective teaching, and explains how leaders can best facilitate the development of classroom observers. The best way to ensure high quality instruction in every classroom is to provide teachers with accurate, constructive feedback on practices proven to enhance student learning. Skilled classroom observers help teachers do their best work, so that they can guide students to their greatest potential. Better Feedback for Better Teaching provides helpful, reliable strategies from leading experts and practitioners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which carried out one of the largest, most influential studies of classroom observations to date. Among the many topics covered, Better Feedback for Better Teaching describes how to: Build a shared vision of effective teacher feedback among observers Ensure a common understanding of a classroom observation tool Train observers to collect objective evidence from a lesson, efficiently and free of bias Leverage data to improve how observers are trained and supported This comprehensive resource includes helpful starting points, as well as tips to refine techniques and address new challenges. Each section combines clear explanations of key ideas with concrete, adaptable examples and strategies. Self-assessments are included to help you quickly rank current needs and find the most relevant solutions. Filled with valuable, practical tools, Better Feedback for Better Teaching helps educators cultivate high-quality classroom observations that improve teaching and learning.

How Learning Works

Author: Susan A. Ambrose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470617601
Size: 71.16 MB
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How Learning Works from the Author: Susan A. Ambrose. Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning