ERIC Number: ED457983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building the Primary Classroom: A Handbook for Teacher Educators. A Complete Guide to Teaching and Learning.
Bickart, Toni S.; Jablon, Judy R.; Dodge, Diane Trister
Noting that preparing teachers to be expert practitioners is a complex task, this handbook is intended to assist teacher educators in creating a comprehensive staff development program within a school or district, or in designing a course for teachers at the preservice or advanced degree level. The handbook gives step-by-step instructions for conducting five to eight workshops/class sessions for each component of the framework presented in "Building the Primary Classroom." These training materials model an active learning approach in which participants are encouraged to work together to brainstorm ideas and share knowledge. The handbook focuses on the six strategies of the conceptual framework: (1) knowing children; (2) building a classroom community; (3) establishing a classroom structure; (4) guiding learning; (5) assessing learning; and (6) building a partnership with families. The handbook is divided into chapters for each of the six strategies, beginning with a chart listing the workshops related to that strategy. Each workshop includes notes for the leader, materials and estimated time required, and reproducible handouts and overheads. (KB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Leaders Guides, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Workshops
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 (Item #C20047, $27.95, plus shipping). Tel: 800-637-3652 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.TeachingStrategies.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teaching Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For 1999 edition, see ED 437 196.