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ERIC Number: ED512279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-7234-5
What Successful Science Teachers Do: 75 Research-Based Strategies
Glasgow, Neal A.; Cheyne, Michele; Yerrick, Randy K.
The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher's treasure trove. This latest edition to the popular What Successful Teachers Do series describes 75 research-based strategies and outlines best practices for inquiry-oriented science. Each strategy includes a brief description of the supporting research, classroom applications, pitfalls to avoid, and source citations for additional learning. Teachers of students in Grades K-12 will find a host of novel ways to engage children's natural curiosity, concern, and creativity in science learning. Highlights include how to: (1) Promote collaborative learning; (2) Use formative assessment to engage students in content and instruction; (3) Develop culturally responsive practices that invite contributions from diverse students; (4) Build students' scientific literacy and reasoning skills; and (5) Incorporate students' Internet skills into their studies. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, General Science Instruction, includes: (1) Encourage Students to Become More Involved and Interested in Science; (2) Guide Students to Engage in Science-Appropriate Discourse; (3) Utilize Graphic Organizers in Your Classroom; (4) Increase Depth of Coverage to Improve Student Learning; (5) Foster Self-Efficacy and Motivation in Your Students; (6) Challenge Your Students With Different Levels of Questioning; (7) Try Using the 5E Instructional Model; (8) Support Your Students to Engage Effectively in Disciplinary Argumentation; (9) Utilize Mind Mapping to Improve Student Achievement; (10) Test Students' Ideas to Facilitate Reasoning Skills; (11) Create an Emotionally Positive Science Classroom Environment; (12) Engage Students Who Have a History of Poor School Achievement; and (13) Include Students With Special Needs in Student-Centered Instruction. Part II, Scientific Inquiry and Laboratory Experience, includes: (1) Engage Your Students in Inquiry-Based Science; (2) Teach Model-Based Inquiry Over the Scientific Method; (3) Use Problem-Based Learning to Introduce Students to Inquiry-Based Science; (4) Implement Inquiry-Based Instruction in Low-Track Classes; (5) Attain Educational Goals Through Laboratory Experiences; (6) Convert Traditional Labs to Inquiry-Based Activities; and (7) Align the Goals of Dissection to the Curriculum. Part III, Collaborative Teaching and Learning, includes: (1) Fine-Tune Collaborative Student Relationships With the Socratic Seminar; (2) Teach Your Students Collaborative Strategies and Skills; (3) Utilize Formal Cooperative Learning Methods in the Classroom; (4) Introduce Students to Constructive, Cooperative, and Academic Controversy; and (5) Communicate Beyond the Classroom by Using Electronic Pen Pals. Part IV, Utilizing Technology for the Classroom and Professional Development, includes: (1) Add Technological Tools to Your Students' Learning; (2) Put Your Students' Internet Skills to Use in the Classroom; (3) Use Technology to Accommodate Students' Different Learning Styles; (4) Give Students Opportunities to Use Media Production for Classwork; (5) Incorporate Mobile Technology into Student Assignments; and (6) Model Inquiry With Students Using Limited Resources. Foreword (Page Keeley), Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors and Introduction are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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