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.
When I (J. M. D.) began my teacher preparation program in the late 1970s, I was astonished to discover that elementary classrooms looked very different from the ones I remembered from the 1950s and 1960s. As I observed and participated in classrooms at various grade levels, I enjoyed watching many types of instruction, most of them models of teaching I had never seen before in a classroom. I also saw more familiar instruction. In time, however, it was clear to me that even in these conventional lessons, the teachers were doing some things that differed from the [Page 72]instruction of my childhood experience. In my methods course, I learned to understand and appreciate those differences.
Direct instruction, once described as interactive teaching (Stallings, ...