The Act of Teaching prepares students to be competent beginning teachers and to develop into competent experienced teachers. Research-based, the text emphasizes what teachers need to know about students (how they learn and their diversities); how to plan and provide instruction; how to assess, manage and motivate students; and how, overall, to be an effective teacher. Well-designed pedagogical features prompt students to reflect on what they are learning, highlight current issues and topics, and encourage students to apply what they are learning.
Presents a text and attached case book for pre-service teachers, covering human learning research, instruction and assessment, and personal attributes and professional skills teachers need. Learning features include summaries and questions, plus an entire section of activities intended to increase classroom skills and problem solving. The accompanying case book contains detailed examples of classroom practice illustrating teaching methods. This second edition expands coverage of constructivism, cognitive learning theory, and technology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.