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ERIC Number: ED448142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 156
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87120-385-5
Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations That Work.
Martin-Kniep, Giselle O.
This book provides K-12 teachers with information about effective teaching and learning tools. Each innovation has a long history of use and has been researched and evaluated in a variety of settings. The innovations foster a student-centered classroom environment that is equitable and rigorous. The nine chapters focus on: (1) "The Power of Essential Questions"; (2) "Curriculum Integration as a Tool for Coherence"; (3) "Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment Design"; (4) "Authentic Assessment"; (5) "Using Scoring Rubrics To Support Learning"; (6) "Portfolios: A Window into Students' Thinking and Learning"; (7) "Reflection: A Key to Developing Greater Self-Understanding"; (8) "Action Research: Asking and Answering Questions about Practice" (Diane Cunningham); and (9) "Embracing It All." The book provides examples from different grade levels, along with design modules, templates, and checklists. The five appendixes include: tools for developing a curriculum unit; tools for developing authentic assessments; tools for designing portfolio assessments; reflection prompts and questions; and tools for action research. (Contains 21 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.