With the recent and increasing attention to accountability and standards, teacher preparation programs are more than ever in need of tools that vicariously acquaint future teachers with the difficult situations they will face. Cases for Teacher Development: Preparing for the Classroom is the perfect catalyst for this sort of teacher development. The cases encourage students to immerse themselves in classroom situations before they begin their practice, helping them link theory and experience. All of the cases present relevant situations that replicate the complicated, multitasked, and interrelated realms of the teacher.
Chapter 4: Negotiating Different Styles When Two Teachers Share a Class
Negotiating Different Styles When Two Teachers Share a Class
In this case, two teachers who share a classroom have differing approaches to instruction and classroom management. Commentators Rita Silverman, Ron Wideman, and Cheryl J. Craig discuss conflicting teaching styles, classroom management, and the role of administration, power shifts, and the need for cooperation and collaboration among educational partners.
As you read this chapter, reflect on the following questions and issues:
- Consider the two teachers in this case and their teaching experiences.
- How do the afternoon and morning programs differ? [Page 76]
- Consider how the students in both contexts behave.
- What decisions have been made that affect the learning environments described in the case?
- What are the dilemmas in this case?
- What steps to remedy ...