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.

Working with Standards and Benchmarks

Working with standards and benchmarks

Perhaps the biggest question facing novice and veteran teachers alike is, What will I teach? After securing a new teaching position or shifting to a new grade level, all teachers must consider what content their students need to know, which skills they must develop, and at what level of proficiency they must be able to demonstrate those skills. For the high school biology teacher, the answer may seem obvious. However, on further examination, it becomes clear that the discipline of biology is deep and broad. The tenth-grade biology teacher must consider what students already know and at what level they can demonstrate their understandings and skills. Likewise, a kindergarten teacher needs to know what students ...

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