Models of Teaching: Connecting Student Learning with Standards features classic and contemporary models of teaching appropriate to elementary and secondary settings. Authors Jeanine M. Dell’Olio and Tony Donk use detailed case studies to discuss 10 models of teaching and demonstrate how they can be connected to state content standards and benchmarks, as well as technology standards. This book provides readers with the theoretical and practical understandings of how to use models of teaching to both meet and exceed the growing expectations for research based instructional practices and student achievement.

What We Teach and Why
What we teach and why

Part 1 will provide the framework for understanding the 10 models of teaching presented in this book. Concepts introduced in Part 1 will be discussed in Part 2 in the context of each model of teaching. Chapter 1 explains the standards-based reform movement and describes its effect on education in America. It also defines content standards and benchmarks, describes how they are developed, and illustrates the types of knowledge they include. In Chapter 2, you will be introduced to five distinct philosophies of curriculum and instruction. Each of these five philosophies answers the question What is the purpose of schools? in a different way. You may find your own beliefs about teaching and learning reflected in ...

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