Effective Teaching Methods

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Merrill, 2000 - Education - 515 pages
This clearly written text, based on 25 years of research, considers the factors that are changing today's schools and prepares teachers to meet the challenges and to discover the opportunities for professional growth. Thoroughly revised for streamlined presentation, this top-selling text retains its conversational style and provides research-based effective teaching practices that are practical and realistic. Prior achievement. Ability. Learning style. Culture and ethnicity. Home and family. Instructional methods: explaining, lecturing, drill and practice, and recitation. Indirect instructional methods: group discussion, collaboration, and discovery and problem-solving activities. Self-directed learning. Metacognitive techniques. Teacher mediation. Cooperative learning. Classroom management. Performance assessment. For anyone with an interest in general K-12 methods.

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About the author (2000)

Gary Borich" grew up on the south side of Chicago, where he attended Mendel High School and later taught in the Chicago suburban school system of Niles. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, where he was director of evaluation at the Institute of Child Study before joining the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Texas. He has been a member of the Board of Examiners of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is the author or coauthor of "Effective Teaching Methods, 5th Edition; Authentic Assessment in the Classroom; Educational Testing and Measurement, 7th Edition; Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach, 2nd Edition.; Clearly Outstanding: Making Each Day Count in Your Classroom; " and "Becoming a Teacher: An Inquiring Dialogue for the Beginning Teacher." Dr. Borich lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife (who is a schoolteacher) and two children.

Contributor Debra Bayles Martin received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and was formerly an Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She is author of "Bridges: Activity Guide and Assessment Options for Effective Teaching Methods, 5th Edition.

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