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Best Practices for High School Classrooms
What Award-Winning Secondary Teachers Do



August 2001 | 240 pages | Corwin
`Learn expert teachers' secrets to success and bolster your classroom mastery!" - thus the headline of the blurb of this book, itself sub-titled "What award-winning secondary teachers do". It pulls no punches for that is exactly what the book aims at - giving details of how and in what ways various US high school teachers have developed success-making skills in their profession. Each account is short (I nearly said mercifully short) and most come with a number of supportive tips and links to teaching standards (national curriculum) as well as the meat. The many little stories come in nine different categories, mainly subject-specific, and of those mainly science, maths and technology. There are some delightful tales here, but it is not easy to imagine teachers and trainee teachers being able to find the half dozen tips in the whole book they might benefit from' - British Journal Educational Technology

`This book will be very helpful to new teachers and may motivate experienced teachers to expand their craft. It would be a useful addition to any secondary school professional collection, as it offers practical, down-to-earth advice, while highlighting innovative and exciting teaching methods. The state standards correlation sections are particularly beneficial' - Letitia Abram, Media Specialist

Canal Winchester High School, Canal Winchester, Ohio

In this book, the author has provided an instant network of outstanding educators who are willing to share their expertise. Designed to be an inspiring resource for practicing as well as future teachers, this unique guide details dozens of exemplary teaching practices. Administrators interested in discovering what outstanding educators are doing across the country will benefit from this volume as well.

The chapters are divided by subject area, so readers can go directly to a specific subject, or browse through the book for a glimpse into new areas. These diverse messages from teachers in urban, suburban, and rural schools are a motivational and thought-provoking source of information. Classroom management, working with parents, innovative lesson plans and more are all discussed.

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
1. Award-Winning Words of Wisdom
 
2. Succeeding With Reading and Writing Instruction
 
3. Succeeding With Mathematics Instruction
 
4. Exploring Science, Math, and Technology
 
5. Threading Technology through the Curriculum
 
6. Considering Special Needs
 
7. Teaching Social Studies and Geography in the High School Grades
 
8. Looking at Visual Arts and Physical Education
 
9. Topic Smorgasbord: Sharing More Key High School Issues and Perspectives
 
Conclusion
 
Index

"This book will be very helpful to new teachers and may motivate experienced teachers to expand their craft. It would be a useful addition to any high school professional collection, as it offers practical, down-to-earth advice, while highlighting innovative and exciting teaching methods. The state standards correlation sections are particularly beneficial." 

Letitia Abram
Media Specialist, Canal Winchester High School, Canal Winchester, OH

"This book is a priceless tool not only for teachers, but also for mentors and administrators who responsibilities are to provide professional growth." 

Danny McPherson, Principal
West Columbus High School, Cerra Gordo, NC

"For those seeking practical activities that have been tested in actual high school classrooms, Stone’s book is just what the teacher ordered. Written in conversational style by award-winning teachers, this book does what the Internet and discipline-specific teachers’ organizations fail to do: it consolidates exemplary teaching practices on diverse topics from various academic fields into one easy-to-read resource."

CHOICE, June 2002
CHOICE, June 2002

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Award-Winning Words of Wisdom


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ISBN: 9780761977308