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

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning

Reflect on Your Experience

Read this instant messaging conversation, using the abbreviations below to help you:

  • <princesskat04>CMIAW but r paper is do W, Can we MIRL PLS?
  • <liljump3r>UCMU A3
  • <princesskat04>9 @Changs?
  • <liljump3r>ok
  • <princesskat04>143
  • <liljump3r>BFF

Abbreviations: CMIAW—Correct me if I am wrong, W—Wednesday, MIRL—Meet in real life, PLS—Please, UCMU—You crack me up, A3—Anytime, anywhere, any place. 143—I love you, BFF—Best friends forever. (

Kids today! Many folks have disbelief, confusion, or even fear and revulsion toward cell phone conversations, text messages, Internet chats, MySpace, or Facebook. Others believe that the technological advances of which our students take advantage allow the opportunities for cooperation and learning in and out of the traditional school setting (Prensky, 2008). What are your feelings and beliefs about students' and others' use of technology today? In what ways ...

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