Engaging Students: Using the Unit in Comprehensive Lesson Planning

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R&L Education, 2012 - Education - 107 pages
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It has become increasingly evident while working with in-service and pre-service teachers that educators are seeking meaningful solutions to teaching and learning. Engaging Students: Using the Unit in Comprehensive Lesson Planning provides the solution. Beirne and Velsor have constructed a new method to design, implement, and manage teaching and learning that blends the tenets of Constructivism, Bloom's Taxonomy, and Multiple Intelligence Theory--including their updates and revisions. The Unit introduces a systematic method of teaching and learning that assists educators at all levels in the implementation of this comprehensive approach to learning in a natural way. Providing direct instruction to educators in regard to the thorough planning of a unit and lessons with a special focus on objectives and assessments, Engaging Students is comprehensive and incorporates historical perspectives with cutting edge ideals.

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The RationaleSetting the Stage for Lesson and Unit Planning
Chapter 1 BackgroundThe Three Pillars of Planning
Chapter 2 Tying It All Together and Making It WorkBlending the Pillars of Planning
Chapter 3 Steps to The Unit DesignDesigning the Lesson and Unit Plans
Chapter 4 HandsOn ActivitiesUsing Bulletin Boards and Learning Centers
Chapter 5 AssessmentConstructing Assessment Systems for the Lesson and Unit
Chapter 6 ResourcesAdditional References to Extend Your Knowledge
The Unit System
The Unit Lesson Planning Sheet
The Unit HandsOn Learning Center Planning Sheet
The Unit HandsOn Learning Center Activity Planning Sheet
The Unit HandsOn Bulletin Board Planning Sheet

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About the author (2012)

Dianna Beirne, EdD, has been teacher educator for over ten years and is currently working in that capacity as a contributing faculty member at Walden University. It is Dr. Beirne's hope that this book will help to bring positive and meaningful educational experiences to the classroom.

Kathleen Velsor, EdD, is currently an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Dr. Velsor feels that this new method will help teachers to create a constructive learning environment for all children.

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