This is the most concise and accessible teaching skills text available. Organized around a comprehensive model of teaching that includes planning, implementation, and evaluation, the skills addressed in the text are common to instruction at all grade levels and in all subject areas. Classroom Teaching Skills has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction.
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ADDED COVERAGE: Sections include school curriculum and current educational issues (Chapter 1), research-based methods, cooperative learning, and creative and critical learning (Chapter 5), authentic assessment and the use of rubrics (Chapter 10), and technology and the Internet (Chapter 12).
THREE ADDED CHAPTERS: Three chapters are new to this edition: Chapter 2 on Planning for Diversity, Chapter 3 on The Supportive Classroom Environment, and Chapter 13 on A Well Designed Unit.
EXPANDED COVERAGE: Updated and upgraded material includes communicating with parents, peers, administrators, and the school community (Chapter 6), reinforcement (Chapter 7), and the Hawthorne and halo effect (Chapter 9).
BRIEF AND TO-THE-POINT: The text is brief, affordable, and self-instructional. It is organized around a comprehensive model of teaching that includes planning, implementation, and evaluation components.
IN-TEXT STUDENT HELP: Each chapter begins with specific learning objectives that help focus the reader's attention. Self-tests are at the end of subsections within the chapters. End-of-chapter answer keys provide immediate feedback on how well the chapter objectives are met. End of chapter activities apply chapter concepts.
TWO HIGH INTEREST FEATURES: Two new features: Web Search provides an online activity to expand the student's learning. Expansion Activities ask the student to apply what they have learned.
COMPING GUIDELINE: Look for general and/or elementary methods professors who want a concise, quick, no-frills text; Moore is 360 pp. vs. Arends, Learning to Teach at 576 pp., Ornstein, Strategies for Effective Teaching at 512 pp., and Cruickshank, The Act of Teaching at 496 pp. Remember to check out the Physical Education general methods course!
BOOK'S POSITION: Brief, effective, to-the-point general methods text allows instructor to use additional materials in class.
Kenneth D. Moore is Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at East Central University. He received his Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Dr. Moore has been involved in teacher education for more than 25 years at both the public school and higher education levels. He has authored three books, numerous journal publications, an ERIC monograph, and has presented many papers at regional and national conventions. Dr. Moore has also served as Director of the Southwest Regional Association of Teachers of Science, President of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators, and President of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr. Moore is presently involved in educational reform and authentic assessment and serves on the NCATE Board of Examiners (BOE).
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