ERIC Number: ED431754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Creating a Winning Game Plan. The Secondary Teacher's Playbook.
Gose, Michael D.
This book offers strategies for high school teachers that provide tools for creating, repairing, and tweaking all the discernible components of teaching. The book is organized to move from context to teaching to discipline to thriving in teaching. The book includes tips on how to minimize discipline problems with effective curriculum and sound policies and procedures. Chapter 1, "Creating the Game Plan," introduces the idea of a game plan, presuming that there are underlying strategies for classroom success, and successful play makes for more enjoyable teaching. Chapter 2, "Planning Lessons and Teaching Strategies," is organized around four questions: What should we teach? What teaching techniques should we use? How should we organize that teaching? and How should we evaluate our results? Chapter 3, "Managing Classroom Behavior," emphasizes classroom management and discipline, highlighting how to minimize discipline problems by running an effective curriculum and having sound policies and procedures. Chapter 4, "Thriving in Teaching," contains an emergency plan and emergency card, reducing the principles of this game plan approach to its most manageable form. A resources section provides prototypical lesson plan formats, sample lesson plans for each part of the class period, a section on homework, and lists of recommended readings, films, and websites. (Contains 51 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Grading, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Planning, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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