Lenses on Teaching: Developing Perspectives on Classroom Life

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An introduction to teaching and methods for the student with extensive field exposure, LENSES ON TEACHING, THIRD EDITION, is a combined workbook and text meant to focus student teacher observations in elementary and secondary classrooms. The authors address issues such as, cultural diversity in the classroom, ethics, and school reform and restructuring, with readings and exercises designed to fit cohesively with virtually any core text. Discussions and topics maximize classroom creativity and are easily modified to fit specific field sites and concepts. Designed to successfully function as a field guide or supplement to an introductory or methods text. LENSES ON TEACHING includes readings, observations, and structured interviewing tasks. Core activities, journal entries, and references for each chapter provide support for theory and direction for application.

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Leigh Chiarelott is a Professor of Education at Bowling Green State University (OH), where he is also Director of the School of Teaching and Learning. He has over 35 years of experience in teaching at the junior high, high school, and university levels. His research interests are in the areas of curriculum theory, design and development, and in teacher education theory and practice. Chiarelott is also author of CURRICULUM IN CONTEXT: DESIGNING CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CONTEXT (Wadsworth, 2006).

Kevin Ryan, Ph.D., Stanford University, is Professor Emeritus of Education at Boston University School of Education. He is also the founding director of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Ryan was a tenured faculty member at the University of Chicago and the Ohio State University before moving to Boston University. In 1970 Ryan was granted an Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship at Harvard University. Since then he received the Boston University Scholar-Teacher Award, the National Award of Distinction by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and the Paideia Society's Award for Educational Excellence. Ryan has written and edited 22 books and over 100 articles on teacher and character education. He is also the author of TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER (with James M. Cooper, ©2012, Cengage); THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition (with James M. Cooper and Cheryl Bolick, ©2016, Cengage); and the editor of KALEIDOSCOPE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS IN EDUCATION, 13th Edition (with James Cooper, © 2012, Cengage).

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1. Introduction to Lenses on Teaching. 2. Orienting Yourself to Schools. 3. Contemporary Practices and Issues in Teaching and Learning. 4. Observing and Analyzing Classroom Interactions. 5. Developing Interviewing Skills. 6. Images of the Teacher. 7. The School and Its Community. 8. Humor in the Classroom. 9. The Teacher and Ethics. 10. Embracing the Challenge of Diversity and Individual Differences in American Classrooms. 11. On Becoming a Teacher.

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