Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies

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Corwin Press, Mar 30, 2005 - Education - 111 pages
Praise for the First Edition:

`Tileston explains the importance of an enriched and emotionally supportive climate, a wide repertoire of teaching techniques, the critical element of connections or transfers in learning, the role of memory in making learning more meaningful, motivating, and challenging work′ - CHOICE

Enable all students to realize their greatest learning potential!

The biggest challenge a teacher can face is an uninspired student. In this Second Edition of Ten Best Teaching Practices, Donna Walker Tileston provides the classroom teacher with a practical guide to inspiring, motivating, and therefore educating even the most unenthusiastic students. This exciting update of the original classic details differentiated teaching strategies such as teaching for long-term memory, collaborative learning, higher-order thinking skills, technology integration, and much more. Instructors will use ten highly practised teaching methods proven to facilitate learning in all students.

Ten Best Teaching Practices, Second Edition includes:

- Interesting anecdotes illustrating how each teaching practice can be employed in a practical environment

- Tips on how to encourage students to incorporate self-motivation in their own learning through personal goals

- Detailed analysis on how the brain absorbs learning

- Mentoring guidelines that will help even the most challenged students

- Helpful graphics illustrating the essential points of this practices

Tileston incorporates brain research, learning styles information, and the issues of standards into a highly effective classroom instructional model. Once you implement these tried and tested practices, you may wonder how you ever got along without them!

 

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Contents

That Address Different Learning Styles
15
Constructing Knowledge Through
47
Socioeconomic Status Sex or Creed
69
InDepth Understanding That Leads
87
Seamless Integration of Technology
93
Putting It All Together
99
Index
107
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Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com

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