A focus on the core principles of educational psychology
New! Instructional objectives have been added to each chapter to keep students’ reading on target.
New! The book has been significantly streamlined to ensure that information is presented efficiently and accessibly.
Principles and core concepts are summarized in Principles and Assumptions tables that also include educational implications and concrete examples (see page 184).
Opportunities for readers to see those principles in action
Experiencing Firsthand exercises help readers observe principles of educational psychology in themselves (see pages 26, 182, and 512).
Developmental Trends tables summarize age-typical characteristics at four grade levels and offer suggested classroom strategies for each level (see pages 51, 198, and 516).
Video examples allow students to explore the principles of educational psychology through the actions and words of children and adolescents (see pages 27, 186, and 541).
Case studies and real artifacts help illustrate the principles of educational psychology using real-life examples (see pages 19, 33, and 195).
Additional opportunities to apply the principles
Into the Classroom and Creating a Productive Classroom Environment boxes suggest and illustrate strategies related to particular areas of concern for teachers (see pages 37, 44, 187, and 467).
All chapters end with Practice for Your Licensure Exam exercises designed to resemble the kinds questions that appear on many teacher licensure tests.
Suggested classroom strategies are illustrated with apple icons (see pages 38,188, and 509).
New! Accompanying the book is an exciting new online resource, MyEducationLab, that provides readers with opportunities to apply the core principles and build their teaching skills (see pages 35, 47, 215).