ERIC Number: ED448142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Action Research, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum, National Standards, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.