ERIC Number: ED512188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Learner-Centered Instruction: Building Relationships for Student Success
Cornelius-White, Jeffrey H.D.; Harbaugh, Adam P.
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book covers teaching methods, classroom management strategies, and ways to engage students and support their success. Authors Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White and Adam P. Harbaugh show K-12 teachers how to use the learner-centered instruction model to develop teacher-student relationships, as well as relationships with parents, administrators, other teachers, and professional organizations. Focusing on teaching as facilitation applied through warmth, trust, empathy, and realness, this book shows teachers how to share control and choice in classroom management through a balance of influence and cooperation. Well-grounded in research and theory, this book emphasizes encouragement, challenge, and adaptation for differentiated instruction through methods such as inquiry, cooperative small group learning, and authentic, relevant endeavors. Key features and benefits of this book are: (1) Includes chapter-opening "Reflect on Your Experiences" questions that invite readers to connect to prior knowledge, understanding, and experiences; (2) Incorporates "Case Studies" that connect readers to realistic classroom and teaching scenarios, followed by related "Reflection" questions that ask readers to consider practical applications of the cases discussed; and (3) Helps readers develop their understanding through skill-building exercises, visual aids, discussion questions, and suggested resources. Contents of this book are: (1) Research on Learner-Centered Instruction; (2) Theoretical Foundations of Learner-Centered Instruction; (3) Teaching as Facilitation; (4) Engagement-Focused Instruction; (5) Classroom Management; (6) A Focus on Learning; (7) Redefining Achievement; (8) Inquiry Teaching and Authentic Learning; (9) Cooperative Learning; and (10) Strengthening Relationships in the Ecological Context. This book also contains: Foreword by Barbara L. McCombs; Introduction: A Model of Learner-Centered Instruction; Glossary; and Bibliography.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Prior Learning, Visual Aids, Cooperative Learning, Empathy, Individualized Instruction, Reflection, Case Studies, Educational Research, Learning Theories, Academic Achievement, Inquiry, Interpersonal Relationship, Glossaries, Bibliographies, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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