Observation Skills for Effective Teaching

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This edition presents observation skills in conjunction with effective teaching practices. Presents observation skills according to eight areas related to positive outcomes in learners which include: learning climate, classroom management, lesson clarity, instructional variety, task orientation, student engagement, student success, and higher thought processes. Prepares pre-service teachers, student teachers, and first year teachers for classroom observation.

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A Beginning Thought
Why Teachers Are Often Unaware of Their Behavior
Problems Observing in Classrooms

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About the author (1994)

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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