New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-200) and index.
This easy-to-use, introductory guide to teaching in contemporary middle and high schools provides teachers with the tools to become reflective practitioners. It shows pre- and inservice teachers how to use standards to choose instructional materials and methods that are appropriate with particular students, at a particular time, in a particular setting, for a particular purpose. While the authors are specialists in English and social studies, this resource is appropriate for aspiring middle and high school teachers of any subject. With a personal voice that will appeal to readers, this book: Links directly to the most recent version of standards for beginning teachers published by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Illustrates how teachers can be reflective about, rather than reactive to, standards. Features an autobiographical approach to help readers understand how prior educational experiences may shape their future teaching. Contains numerous reflective vignettes by practicing teachers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)