ERIC Number: ED447079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Community of Learners: Using the Teacher as Facilitator Model.
Elam, Kathleen G., Ed.; Duckenfield, Marty, Ed.
This handbook presents the anecdotes of exemplary facilitative teachers representing a broad range of grade levels and disciplines. Teachers share how their philosophical paradigms evolved; how these emerge in daily teaching practice; what happens intrinsically and extrinsically in their classroom learning environment; and how students benefit from their facilitative models. There are 20 chapters in 5 parts. Part 1, "The Teacher's Philosophy," includes (1) "Facilitating a Natural Way: The Native American Approach to Education" (McClellan Hall); (2) "The Accidental Theorist: Constructivist Foundations and Applications in a Teacher's Odyssey" (Robert Johnson); (3) "Facilitating the 'Lost Student'" (Bill Nave); and (4) "Creating the Classroom Climate" (Kathleen G. Elam). Part 2,"The Learning Environment," includes (5) "Building Social Skills in a Learning Environment" (Greg Brigman); (6) "Empowering Students With the Cooperative Edge" (Kathleen G. Elam); (7) "Creating Community Through Class Meetings" (Evelyn Schneider); (8) "Answering a Question With a Question" (Anna L. Sumner); and (9) "The Teacher as an Intellectual and Moral Guide" (Lynda Tredway). Part 3, "Student Activities and Practices, "includes (10) "What a State We're In!" (Diane Sloan); (11) "Math for the Fun of It!" (Kathleen G. Elam); (12) "Music for Life" (Marilyn Kimbrell); (13) "Science Empowerment Through Creative Facilitation" (Michael Hughes); (14) "Writing for a Real Audience" (Janet T. Atkins); (15) "Stimulation Through Simulation: How to Interest Students in High School History" (Tony Pattiz); and (16) "From the Courtroom to the Classroom" (Teri Johnson Waldoff). Part 4, "Beyond the Classroom Connections," includes (17) "Middle Schoolers ACT-ing Out for the Betterment of Their Community" (Cynthia K. Stout); (18) "Digging Into Their Studies" (Michael C. Papritz); (19) "Connecting Students and Communities Requires a New Role for Teachers" (Robert D. Shumer); (20) "Moving From Content Teacher to Content Coach" (Edward E. Grunden); and (21) "Relating the Education of Business to the Business of Education" (Glen R. Carson). Part 5, "Some Final Thoughts," includes: assessment of one's own facilitative teaching; topical index; meet the editors; about the authors; and acknowledgement. (Some chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Law Related Education, Mathematics Education, Questioning Techniques, Relevance (Education), Student Empowerment, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, 209 Martin Street, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631-1555; Tel: 864-656-2599; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.