Educational Psychology: Windows on Classrooms, Eighth Edition provides future teachers with the practical and hands-on solutions they and their students urgently need.
Exceptional Applications and a Wealth of Classroom Examples
• Authentic case studies are integrated throughout each chapter providing concrete classroom examples of abstract text concepts. For examples, see pages 195, 197, 201, and 202.
• Classroom Connections at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School Levels offer strategies for applying text content to specific learning and teaching scenarios. Each strategy is illustrated with classroom examples showing an appropriate application at each level. For examples, see pages 206 and 215.
• New! Theory to Practice features offer specific guidelines for applying theory. Case studies provide an extended illustration of the application in classroom practice. For examples, see pages 186, 220, and 244.
Extensive Coverage of Diversity and How to Appropriately Align Instruction to Individuals’ Needs
New! Expanded content reflecting issues of student diversity has been added, including increased information on assessing English Language Learners (see page 490).
New! Exploring Diversity features illustrate how teachers can capitalize on student diversity to increase learning for all students. For examples, see pages 216 and 237.
New! Developmentally Appropriate Practice features in eachchapter provide guidelines for adapting the application of chapter content to the appropriate developmental level of students. For examples, see pages 219 and 246.
Innovative Learning Technology Helps Students Learn to Critically Observe Students and Classrooms while Mastering Chapter Content and Building Teaching Skills
New! MyEducationLab– An online learning tool, MyEducationLab offers Quizzes to test mastery of chapter objectives; Review, Practice, Enrichment exercises to deepen understanding; Activities and Applications exercises to foster application of chapter concepts; and Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to provide interactive practice applying the core principles and concepts of educational psychology. The video clips of real children and classrooms formerly available on the DVD set accompanying the textbook, are now located on MyEducationLab. To see how MyEducationLab is integrated with the text, see pages 200, 208, 210, 213, and 220.