ERIC Number: ED473258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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How To Meet Standards, Motivate Students, and Still Enjoy Teaching! Four Practices That Improve Student Learning.
Benson, Barbara P.
This book provides a perspective on what standards for learning mean for daily practice in public education, offering teachers and administrators a four-part structure for organizing classrooms for teaching to the standards and giving teachers specific strategies for helping students reach the higher requirements. The four practices combine all of the components necessary to meet the demands of standards-based instruction while also improving learning by: creating a community of learners through self-directed learning, interactive classrooms, and student cooperation; making reflection a routine part of the classroom for both teachers and students; teaching content and process; and using more authentic student tasks and assessment methods. The book concludes by explaining how to integrate the four practices and high stakes tests. A collection of reproducible forms is included. (Contains 74 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Performance Based Assessment, Reflective Teaching, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (Paperbound: ISBN-0-7619-7842-9, $32.95; Hardbound: ISBN-0-7619-7841-0, $69.95). Tel: 805-499-9734 or 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-499-5323 or 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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