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.

Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-based learning

When was the last time you had an aha! moment? Aha! moments occur when something surprising is revealed to you or you find the answer to an intriguing problem that has puzzled you for some time. Many of our most vivid ahas happened during our childhoods. After much trial and error, we may have finally figured out just when to run into the circling rope when it was our turn to jump. Some of us may have had similar moments when we realized how to use a knight to our best advantage in a chess game, found a preferred way to begin a jigsaw puzzle, or “discovered” geometry in a game of caroms. These experiences are powerful for us because we ...

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