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.



Recently I (T. D.) was walking in a small downtown area with my two young children when they both began yelling, “Hot lava, Daddy! Watch out! Your feet are burning!” After a few moments of confusion and asking questions, I began to understand a new activity they had created. It seems they had determined that the patterned brick sidewalk represented something new to them. The horizontally laid bricks were the “lava” and the vertically laid bricks that formed a large border around the lava were safe areas for walking. Sensing the danger I was now in, I jumped to the bricks on the border and remained on them as we made our way to our destination.

As I reflected on this incident recently, I ...

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