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

Redefining Achievement

Redefining achievement

Reflect on Your Experience

  • What do you think about media coverage of schools and student achievement? Are you embarrassed or proud when you read or hear about what high school students are doing or what graduates do not know?
  • In your view, how important are the three Rs of reading, writing, and arithmetic? How important is learning in other traditional school subjects, like science or social studies? What about other areas associated with culture and health like art, music, physical fitness, or industrial arts?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of grades, test scores, or other measures student achievement?
  • What does student achievement mean to you?

Types of Achievement

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

—Albert ...
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