Why Didn't I Learn This in College? Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century, By Paula Rutherford
This like-new book is a resource for new or veteran teachers that need some new ideas before the new school year gets started.
GOODREADS says, "This title is in no way meant to condemn those who direct our collegiate experiences. The realities are that we may well have studied these topics and earned a good grade on a test over the theoretical aspects of this information but had no classroom experience on which to hook the information, that we took an alternative approach to entering the profession, that our focus was elsewhere at the time, or perhaps, in fact, it was not taught. Whatever the case may be, teachers new to the classroom clearly need support and a repertoire of effective teaching strategies during their first years of classroom work and this book is designed to provide just that."
This book has all kinds of good and innovative ways to start your year off on the right foot. It is easy to read and implement with the "lessons" presented in short, easy to digest sections that would be fantastic for professional development.
Table of Contents:
* A Good Place to Learn
* Framing the Learning & Questioning
* Learning is Not a Spectator Sport
* Surprise! You're a Reading Teacher!
* Assessment 101
* Beginning with the "Ends" in Mind: The Year, The Unit, & The Lesson
* Organizational Systems for you, the Learners, & the Classroom
* Parents as Partners
* Resources & References
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