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What Award-Winning Secondary Teachers Do

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April 2010 | 224 pages | Corwin

"The variety of activities sparks ideas for different subjects. The book presents content in an easy-to-follow framework, provides very doable lessons, and clearly identifies the necessary materials."
—Linda D. Jungwirth, President
Convening Conversations

Peek into the classrooms of your award-winning colleagues as they share their most successful teaching ideas!

Outstanding teachers from across the country share firsthand accounts of innovative classroom practices for high school learners in this sequel to Randi Stone's best-selling Best Practices for High School Classrooms.

Filled with ready-made techniques for classroom management, co-teaching, integrating the curriculum, and using technology, this one-stop resource offers strategies supported by objectives, recommended grade levels, materials lists, and applicable national and state standards. Divided by subject areas, this is a rich collection of ideas, lessons, projects, and units of study for high-quality instruction in

  • Science and mathematics
  • Language arts and social studies
  • Music, art, and physical education

Engage your high school students' energy, enthusiasm, and excitement for learning with these proven practices from successful teachers nationwide!

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
Part I. Classroom Practices Across the Curriculum
Classroom Management and Co-Teaching  
 
1. Classroom Management - Ideas I've Picked Up Along the Way
 
2. Teenagers and Rules and Learning . . . Oh My!
 
3. Nine Co-Teaching Tips From Two Co-Teaching Gurus!
Differentiated Instruction  
 
4. Every Student Has a Story: Students With Special Needs and English Language Laerners in the Secondary Classrooms
 
5. Buffet-Style Teaching: Reviewing and Re-Teaching
Using Technology in the Classroom  
 
6. Using Technology Doesn't Have To Be Expensive
 
7. Using Computer-Assisted Instruction in High School Mathematics Classes
 
8. Video Analysis Unlocks the Physics World
 
Part II. Teaching Science and Math
Teaching Science  
 
9. Fertilizers: Testing Different Options
 
10. My Life on a Podcast
 
11. Getting the Dirt on Soil
 
12. Water Purification
 
13. Atom-Building Bingo
 
14. Modele: An Electron Configuration Experience
 
15. Remote Sensing
Teaching Math  
 
16. Mathematical Trends and Baby Names
 
17. Box and Whisker Plot Extravaganza
 
18. Maze Madness
 
19. Parabolic Solar Cooker
 
20. Pascal's Triangle With Sequences and Series
 
21. Water Rocket Lesson
 
Part III. Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies
Teaching Language Arts  
 
22. Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Building Sentence Sense Without Teaching Grammar
 
23. Descriptive Diner
 
24. Deconstructing the Writer's Craft
 
25. Story Stew
 
26. Catering to Student Needs: Menu-style Study Guides
 
27. Navigating Spoon River While Putting Your Students in the Spotlight
 
28. "Let's Argue!" A Research-Oriented Approach to Classroom Debates
 
29. Discoveries in Hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"
Teaching Social Studies  
 
30. Piecing Together the Past: An Introduction to the Study of History
 
31. African Lunch Sack and Picnic
 
32. Presidential Caucus Simulation
 
33. Electoral College Review Game
 
34. Economics in My Hometown
 
35. Do What You Do Best and Trade for the Rest
 
PART IV: Teaching Music, Art, and Phsyical Education
Teaching Music and Art  
 
36. Creating Correct Vowels for Singing
 
37. Wayne Thiebaud Style Plasticine Painting
 
38. Art Integration: Enrolling in the Hudson River School to Study American Romanticism
Teaching Phsyical Education  
 
39. Interactive Muscle Assignment
 
40. Aerobic/Anaerobic Fitness Stations

"The variety of activities sparks ideas for different subjects. The book presents content in an easy-to-follow framework, provides very doable lessons, and clearly identifies the necessary materials."

Linda D. Jungwirth, President
Convening Conversations

The stories in this text are helpful for preservice teachers to make connections between research and practice.

Dr Bridgette Davis
School of Education, Louisiana State University
May 19, 2015

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