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Madeline Hunter's Mastery Teaching
Increasing Instructional Effectiveness in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Second Edition
  • Robin Hunter - Santa Susana Elementary School, Simi Valley, CA


April 2004 | 176 pages | Corwin
This exciting new edition by educator Robin Hunter updates and expands the original book's scope to encompass teaching for independent learning, an essential skill in today's differentiated classroom and for all who value successful lifelong learning. Every educator-master teacher, classroom novice, student teacher, or teacher educator-will find this updated classic to be a refreshingly direct introduction to, or reminder of, the basic principles of effective instruction for academic excellence.

Features and benefits:

} updates Madeline Hunter's classic text for today's differentiated classroom.

} features Madeline Hunter's widely recommended seven-step plan for effective instruction (sometimes also called "direct instruction").

} integrates instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, behaviour, assessment, and more into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching.

} features teaching tips, classroom examples, classic quotations, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index to the complete text, and a Trainer's Guide for each chapter.

} new to this edition: text updates throughout; new chapter on teaching for independent learning in the differentiated classroom; classic quotations; boxed features; extensive bibliography of recommended readings; comprehensive index.

 
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
Preface to the Original Edition
 
Introduction to the Original Edition
 
About the Authors
 
1. Decisions in Teaching
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
The Content Decision

 
The Decision Regarding Student Learning Behavior

 
The Decision Regarding Teaching Behavior

 
 
2. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part I
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Level of Concern

 
Feeling Tone

 
Success

 
The Interaction of Motivational Factors

 
 
3. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part II
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Interest

 
Knowledge of Results

 
Intrinsic-Extrinsic Motivation

 
 
4. Getting Students Set to Learn
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Hooking Your Students' Interest During Prime Time

 
Using Prime Learning Time Effectively

 
Cultivating Prime Learning

 
 
5. Providing Information Effectively
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Lecturing for Effective Learning

 
Three Principles of Effective Instruction

 
Taking the Steps to Lecturing Success

 
 
6. Teaching to Both Halves of the Brain
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Your Brain: The Left and Right of It

 
Using Visuals to Facilitate Learning

 
 
7. Modeling What You Mean
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Four Characteristics of Effective Models

 
Modeling Processes, Products, and Examples

 
Modeling Your Thinking

 
 
8. Making Material Meaningful
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Four Techniques That Make Material Meaningful

 
Making Sure to Make It Real

 
 
9. Checking Your Students' Understanding
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Checking for Understanding During Teaching

 
Four Common Mistakes That Teachers Make

 
Four Effective Techniques for Checking Your Students' Understanding in Class

 
Assessing Understanding Using Tests, Papers, or Observations of Performance

 
 
10. Practice Doesn't Make Perfect: Designing Effective Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Mastery Only BEGINS with Automaticity

 
Practicing Properly: Four Principles to Improve Performance

 
Desgining Valuable Practice is the Key

 
 
11. Guiding Your Students' Initial Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Determining the Degree of Guidance

 
Teaching Knowledgeably

 
Checking for Understanding

 
 
12. Extending Your Students' Thinking
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Knowledge

 
Comprehension

 
Application

 
Analysis

 
Synthesis

 
Evaluation

 
 
13. Dignifying Errors to Promote Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Making Effective Use of Erroneous Answers

 
Communicating Accountability

 
Dignifying Despite Setbacks

 
Maintaining Dignity Enables Success

 
 
14. Using Time to Achieve More Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Increasing Learning Time

 
Before Instruction

 
During Instruction

 
After Instruction

 
Using Your Creativity

 
 
15. Teaching So Students Remember
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Five Teaching Techniques to Promote Retention

 
 
16. Teaching for Transfer
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
The Power of Transfer

 
Promoting Transfer

 
Tying Everything Together for Transfer

 
 
17. Teaching for Independent Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study

 
Differentiating Instruction

 
Getting Students to Work Independently

 
Planning for Your Students' Independent Learning

 
(De)Regulating While Working in Small Groups

 
Ensuring Independent Learning

 
 
Recommended Reading
 
Index

"I never would have survived teaching without Madeline Hunter."

Lin Kuzmich, Assistant Superintendent
Thompson School District, Loveland, CO

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Decisions in Teaching


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