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Introduction to Teaching
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Introduction to Teaching
Making a Difference in Student Learning

Third Edition

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Education | Education Studies

November 2018 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An ideal introductory text for aspiring teachers, Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning is grounded in the realities and complexities found in today’s schools. Acclaimed authors Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, and Donna M. Gollnick thoroughly prepare students to make a difference as teachers, presenting firsthand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors focus on how to address one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—ensuring that all students are learning—and help teachers prioritize student learning as their primary focus. From true-to-life challenges that future teachers will face, such as high-stakes testing, reduced funding, low retention, and Common Core State Standards, to the inspiration and joy they will experience throughout their teaching careers, the Third Edition paints an importantly authentic picture of the real life of a teacher.

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Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I. TODAY’S TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND SCHOOLS
 
Chapter 1. Becoming a Teacher
Introduction

 
Why Teach?

 
What Do Teachers Need to Know?

 
What Role Does Technology Play in the Lives of Teachers?

 
What Do Teacher Education Candidates Need to Do?

 
How Do You Keep Track of Your Growth as a Teacher?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 2. Today’s Students
Introduction

 
How Racially and Ethnically Diverse Are Our Schools?

 
How Does Family Income Affect a Student’s School Experience?

 
What If Students’ Native Languages Are Not English?

 
What Is the Relationship of Gender and Education?

 
How Is Sexual Orientation Addressed in Schools?

 
How Does Religion Impact the Classroom?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 3. Exceptional Learners
Introduction

 
Do All Students Develop in the Same Way?

 
Who Are Exceptional Students?

 
How Should Schools Serve Students With Disabilities?

 
How Can We Identify and Support Struggling Students?

 
How Can Schools Meet the Needs of All Students?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 4. The Social Context of Schools
Introduction

 
How Does Social Context Impact Students’ Physical, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development?

 
How Does Social Context Influence Learning?

 
How Does Social Context Influence What Is Taught?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 5. Families and Communities
Introduction

 
How Does the Public View Education in the Public Schools?

 
Who Are the Families of Our Students?

 
What Does Culture Have to Do With Education?

 
How Are Students’ Cultures Reflected in Schools?

 
How Does School Choice Open Options for Parents?

 
How Can Teachers Work Effectively With Families and Communities?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
PART II. THE FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
 
Chapter 6. History of Schools in the United States
Introduction

 
How Did Public Schools Come to Be?

 
How Has the Educational System Contributed to Equality?

 
Why Are Schools Designed Around the Age of Students?

 
What Has Influenced the School Curriculum?

 
How Have Teachers Evolved?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 7. Developing a Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
Introduction

 
How Do Teachers Develop Personal Philosophies Toward Teaching and Learning?

 
How Do Students Learn?

 
How Does Educational Psychology Help Teachers Understand Student Learning?

 
How Do Philosophical Perspectives Help Teachers Understand Student Learning?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 8. Organizing and Financing Schools for Learning
Introduction

 
How Are Schools Staffed and Organized?

 
What Is the Relationship of Schools to School Districts and the State?

 
What Is the Role of the Federal Government in Education?

 
How Is Governance Different From the Structures of Government?

 
How Are Schools Paid For?

 
How Do Schools Spend the Money?

 
What Are Some of the Key Organization and Finance Issues and Challenges?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 9. The Law as It Relates to Teaching and Learning
Introduction

 
Legal Issues and Their Deliberations: Uses of Technology and Social Media

 
Continuing Legal Dilemmas: Religion, School Finance, and Segregation

 
Students’ Rights and Protections

 
Teachers’ Rights, Responsibilities, and Liabilities

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
PART III. TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING
 
Chapter 10. Standards, Curriculum, and Accountability
Introduction

 
What Are Standards and Benchmarks?

 
Why Are There Standards for Content?

 
What Is Curriculum?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 11. Managing the Classroom and Student Behavior
Introduction

 
What Is Classroom Management?

 
How Do You Build a Personal Philosophy of Classroom Management?

 
What Constitutes a Well-Managed Classroom?

 
What Is the Connection Between Discipline and Management?

 
How Do Teachers Manage the Stress of Managing a Classroom?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 12. Teaching Strategies
Introduction

 
What Are Teaching Strategies?

 
What Makes Teaching Strategies Work?

 
How Are Different Strategies Used for Different Purposes?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Chapter 13. Assessing Student Learning and Using the Results
Introduction

 
Why Is Assessing So Important?

 
What Are Some Ways to Test Student Learning?

 
How Do Teachers and Students Use Formative Assessments to Adjust Instruction and Improve Learning?

 
Assessment Issues and Challenges

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
PART IV. BECOMING TOMORROW’S HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHER
 
Chapter 14. Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program, and Beyond
Introduction

 
What Are Keys to Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program?

 
What Are the Keys to Being Hired as a Beginning Teacher?

 
What Are Career Path Possibilities for Teachers?

 
In What Ways Can Candidates and Teachers Be Leaders?

 
Where Are Places to Find the Joy of Teaching?

 
Summary

 
Key Terms

 
Class Discussion Questions

 
Self-Assessment

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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