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.

The Role of Assessment

The role of assessment

During a class session with a group of teacher candidates, I (T. D.) passed out samples of children's writing and asked them to “assess” the work. They did not hesitate and diligently began a process of marking errors in writing conventions, such as spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. In our ensuing conversation, they also discussed the content of each piece and rated the work on the basis of such characteristics as the use of interesting details and the complexity of ideas used in the writing. I then asked them to list their goals for future instruction with these young writers. This task proved to be more difficult. While they had little difficulty determining what was “wrong” with each ...

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