Shows teachers how to foster positive characteristics of engagement in their students

Learner-Centered Instruction: Building Relationships for Student Success covers teaching methods, classroom management strategies, and ways to engage students and support their success. Authors Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White and Adam P. Harbaugh show K-12 teachers how to use the learner-centered instruction model to develop teacher-student relationships, as well as relationships with parents, administrators, other teachers, and professional organizations.

Focusing on teaching as facilitation applied through warmth, trust, empathy, and realness, Learner-Centered Instruction shows teachers how to share control and choice in classroom management through a balance of influence and cooperation. Well-grounded in research and theory, this book emphasizes encouragement, challenge, and adaptation for differentiated instruction through methods such as inquiry, cooperative small group learning, and authentic, relevant endeavors.

Key Features and Benefits

Includes chapter-opening “Reflect on Your Experiences” questions that invite readers to connect to prior knowledge, understanding, and experiences; Incorporates “Case Studies” that connect readers to realistic classroom and teaching scenarios, followed by related “Reflection” questions that ask readers to consider practical applications of the cases discussed; Helps readers develop their understanding through skill-building exercises, visual aids, discussion questions, and suggested resources

Teaching as Facilitation

Teaching as facilitation

Reflect on Your Experience

Consider your favorite teachers. Really take a moment to sort through the various people that spring to mind. Savor these people who had a big impact on your life. Stop reading this book for a few minutes and see if you can pick out one teacher.

Once you have “found” this memorable mentor, remember what she or he looked like. Hear her or his voice. Can you see and hear other students or the classroom, or other people and places that were important at the time too? Do you remember how old you were and what you looked like? Notice the feelings you still have about your experiences with your favorite teacher.

What, in particular, do you remember learning ...

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