Today’s classrooms are constantly changing. Are you prepared? Teaching Today introduces you to the challenges and opportunities of teaching in today’s classrooms. Decision-making is a core skill needed by all teachers. By using this book you will learn how to analyze and reflect to make informed teaching decisions while exploring your role as a teacher.
In addition to learning about the teaching profession, you will also learn successful “how-to” strategies for working with today’s students (Part II), which is unique to this text. Topics include student development and learning, diversity, curriculum and instruction, student assessment and teacher accountability. With extended coverage on curriculum standards and classroom practice Teaching Today begins your journey to becoming a professional educator.
Features For Your Success:Reflection: Decision Making for Today’s Classrooms
• Video Viewpoints feature — Consider your reactions and responses to current and controversial issues in education today through dynamic ABC News video clips, now available on DVD in the back of this text.
• What Do You Think? — Stop, think critically, and reflect on chapter content using this unique feature that helps you connect chapter material to your own thinking and beliefs.
• Critical Incidents feature —Engage in higher-level thinking as you reflect on situations faced by today’s teachers
Standards and Classroom Practice
•NEW! A Day in the Life — Explore the rewards and challenges that face today’s teachers through this engaging feature. As you read, think about the values and dispositions of successful teachers.
• For Your Initial Development Portfolio — Utilizing the INTASC standards this end-of-chapter feature encourages you to evaluate your professional growth as you work through each chapter.
Your Course. Your Career. Our Future.
MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings teaching to life. Watch authentic video footage and see real teachers in action. Read about case studies to learn about the realities of teaching as well as the valuable perspectives on common issues and challenges in education today. Additionally, view and analyze over 200 student and teacher classroom artifacts tied to course topics and framed by learning goals. In your textbook look for the www.myeducationlab.com logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access. For more information turn to the MyEducationLab portion of the preface or go to www.myeducationlab.com.
Read what reviewers have to say about the eighth edition...
“[Chapter 3] provides a thoughtful overview of multiple reform issues. The authors ADDRESS many issues not included in other texts such as school-business partnerships, school to work programs, etc.”
Helen L. Harrington, Associate Professor Emeritus
The University of Michigan
“Good coverage of special needs students, especially background on federal legislation impacting exceptionality.”
Sandra L. DiGiaimo
University of Scranton.