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.
On a recent trip, I (T. D.) was relaxing with a good book, a novel set in New England. Most of the time, I was reading at a very relaxed pace, fully enjoying and understanding the twisting plot of the story. This reading was purely for pleasure and required very little concentrated effort on my part. Even more recently, [Page 180]I was reading a technical research report. This experience was quite different. The content and vocabulary were unfamiliar. I had to concentrate on what I was reading and whether it was making sense to me. This meant slowing down my reading pace, rereading passages, and even talking to myself to make sure I understood what I was reading. You have probably had ...