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.

Concept Attainment

Concept attainment

How do we know that a koala is not really a bear? How do we know that a tomato is not a vegetable? Common misconceptions can be corrected once we are aware of the facts. Our sense of sight is often what we use to categorize objects in the world, but eyesight alone can be misleading. Once we know the attributes of vegetables, we know that tomatoes, which contain seeds, are actually fruits. Once we understand that baby koalas develop in their mother's pouch, we know that a koala is not a bear but a marsupial, like the kangaroo.

Categorization is an important critical thinking skill, and it demonstrates maturity of intelligence in young children. The Concept Attainment model of teaching provides ...

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