Why Didn't I Learn this in College?

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Just ASK Publications, 2002 - Education - 328 pages
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This title is in no way meant to condemn those who direct our collegiate experiences. The realities are that we may well have studied these topics and earned a good grade on a test over the theoretical aspects of this information but had no classroom experience on which to hook the information, that we took an alternative approach to entering the profession, that our focus was elsewhere at the time, or perhaps, in fact, it was not taught. Whatever the case may be, teachers new to the classroom clearly need support and a repertoire of effective teaching strategies during their first years of classroom work and this book is designed to provide just that. Why Didn't I Learn This in College? is based on the constructs that: * The best management program is a good instructional program, * If the end we have in mind is student learning, we do not want to concentrate on control and compliance but rather on building learning centered environments, and * We need efficient and effective organizational systems for ourselves, our students, and our classroom.

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This is an excellent choice when teaching General Methods to pre-service teachers. The book is totally hands-on and allowed me to use a new strategy each day as an opener. The students left this course with theory AND hands on materials that they could use in the classroom immediately.
Connie Ables-Rigsbee

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This is a GREAT resource for new teachers and a good refresher for veteran teachers. Easy to read format with lots of researched based ideas, printables,resources and references. Should already be in ... Read full review


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Paula Rutherford is President of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK) and an ASK Group Senior Consultant. She lives in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of Why Didn't I Learn This in College?, The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook, Instruction for All Students, and Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision & Evaluation. Paula is also the developer of the Mentoring in the 21st Century[[ Resource Kit and writes an e-newsletter Mentoring in the 21st Century. She is currently writing a book on meeting the needs of diverse learners.

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