Best Practice: New Standards for Teaching and Learning in America's Schools

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Pearson Education, 1993 - Active learning - 234 pages
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Draws from national reports, research summaries, and professional position papers to provide explanations of what constitutes instructional excellence in the main school curriculum areas; and includes examples of those standards at work in real classrooms at all grade levels.

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An easy-reading book about best practices in teaching across the curriculum. Great ideas with real examples about student-centered, active learning. Chapter 2 and Chapter 8 are especially good. Read full review

Contents

Best Practice in Writing
46
Best Practice in Mathematics
68
Best Practice in Social Studies
115
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About the author (1993)

Steven Zemelman has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. He has spearheaded the start of a number of innovative small high schools in the city. His experiences and research in these areas led to his Heinemann book 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment, coauthored with Harry Ross. Steve has been a frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels. They have coauthored seven books and videos with Heinemann, including Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion; Content-Area Writing; Rethinking High School and its companion video; and A Community of Writers. These books are filled with practical strategies for making writing, reading, the content areas, and indeed the life of a school itself into a deeper and richer learning experience for kids. Zemelmen and Daniels are known for immediately useful teaching strategies that range from brief, easy-to-use reflections that help students learn right in class to bigger public-writing projects that can make school truly memorable for kids and teachers alike. Steve consults with schools and districts around the country and may be contacted directly at mailto: stv.zemelman@comcast.net

Harvey A. Daniels is Associate Professor of Education at Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois.

Arthur Hyde is the author or coauthor of the Heinemann titles Understanding Middle School Mathematics; Comprehending Math; Best Practice, Fourth Edition; and Mathwise. A professor of mathematics education at National-Louis University, he received its Excellence in Teaching award. While teaching high school mathematics in Philadelphia, he developed a variety of creative methods for teaching math. He also obtained a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Pennsylvania, where he later was Associate Director of Teacher Preparation. He continues to work frequently in elementary and middle school classrooms and conducts extensive professional development programs on mathematics and problem solving in Chicago and its surrounding school districts.

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