Psychology Applied to Teaching
This text has received wide acclaim for its applied, practical, and student-oriented approach to educational psychology, which demonstrates how complex psychological theories apply to the everyday experiences of in-service teachers. Coverage of educational psychology is framed so that the aspiring and developing teachers who read it can see themselves as engaged learners: professionals who continuously seek, find, and test better ways to help their students succeed. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING, 13th Edition, combines fresh concepts and contemporary research with long-standing theory and applications to create a textbook that addresses the needs of today's teachers and students.
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Let me qualify with the obvious, this is a textbook, I wouldn't grab this as a "must read". I did however really enjoy the bulk of this book. Most of it, but not all, is written with a clear lack of bias. The ideas in the book strive to aim for the real world. Some of the textbooks in this subject area too often lean towards what I like to call the "fluffy" approach that says that everyone will love you if you treat 6 year old like adults. It really does offer insights into the psychology of teaching that can help with developing new and additional skills as a teacher.
Applying Psychology to Teaching
Developmental Characteristics and Theories
Student Differences and Diversity
Learning and Thinking
Creating a Positive Environment for Learning and Teaching
Assessing Students Capabilities