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Teaching on Target

Teaching on Target
Models, Strategies, and Methods That Work

May 2005 | 232 pages | Corwin
Hit the target of excellence and empower yourself to be a truly effective teacher!

Aspiring, new, and experienced teachers will appreciate this strong collection of the best teaching practices for effectively reaching learners at all levels. This easy-to-use guide is filled with handy resources and ideas for every teaching situation. Daniel C Elliott also exemplifies how best to combine strategies into your personal "blended" model.

Four key ideas presented are:

- Plan: Outlines the stages and crucial elements of the model in action

- Structure: Describes student and teacher roles and relationships

- Teacher/Learner Interaction: Demonstrates how the teacher can effectively respond to learners

- Outcomes: Describes how both instructional and nurturing outcomes are achieved by leading learners in certain directions

Teaching on Target is the guide for today's creative teachers, empowering them to apply these components artfully to achieve maximum excellence from their students, while becoming the most effective instructors of the classrooms in which they serve.

List of Figures
About the Author
1. Effective Schools and Standards for Teaching
2. Classroom Management Strategies and Student Behavior
3. Designing Learning Experiences
4. The Behavioral Models for Teaching
5. Information Processing Models
6. Teaching Through Inquiry
7. The Social Models
8. The Writing Process as a Teaching Model
9. Teaching Children With Special Needs
10. Student Assessment and Grading
11. Putting It All Together for Professional Teaching
Appendix A: K-8 Writing Rubric
Appendix B: Policy of the National Board for Professional Teaching

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Chapter 1: Effective Schools and Standards for Teaching