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Introduction to Teaching Interactive eBook
Making a Difference in Student Learning

Second Edition
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January 2016 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning, Second Edition
is the ideal text for aspiring teachers. Acclaimed authors Gene Hall, Linda Quinn, and Donna Gollnick thoroughly prepare teacher education candidates to make a difference as teachers, presenting first-hand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors target one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—making sure that all students are learning—and help teachers make student learning the primary focus in all that they do. From true-to-life challenges that teachers will face (high-stakes testing, student learning assessments, low teacher retention, Common Core Standards) to the inspiration and joy they will discover throughout their teaching careers, this text paints a realistic picture of the real life of a teacher in today’s schools .  

The interactive eBook edition goes beyond highlighting and note-taking to provide easy access across platforms.


Supplements

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
Instructor Resource Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:


  • Microsoft® Word® test bank, written by test bank Dr. Douglas Sturgeon is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Respondus electronic test bank, written by test bank Megan Carroll is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Diploma electronic test bank, written by test bank author Dr. Douglas Sturgeon is available and can be used on a PCs and Macs. Containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions per chapter, the test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Diploma is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • SAGE’s course cartridges provide you with flexible, editable content in formats that import easily into your learning management system. Course cartridges include ­­test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and links to multimedia assets ­­to help you build an engaging, comprehensive course. SAGE’s course cartridges are compatible with many popular learning management systems.
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • Reorganized into 14 chapters, this edition is well aligned with a typical 15 week academic semester.
  • New Teacher Interviews at the beginning of each chapter grant students a glimpse into the real lives of teachers by posing questions to teachers and school leaders from across the country and relating their responses directly to the chapter content.
  • Six new Teachers’ Lounge stories offer students inspirational, joyful, or humorous stories from real teachers about issues raised in the chapter.
  • New probing questions have been added to the Challenging Assumptions feature to encourage deeper critical thinking.
  • Expanded discussions of diversity including the section on Native Hawaiians and other South Pacific Islanders, as well as the importance of the identification and safety of LBGT students.
  • Updated content with the latest research expose students to current issues, such as the changing views of public education, reauthorization of ESEA, a.k.a. NCLB, and the “opting out” of testing movement.
  • Revised Tables, Figures, and Sources illustrate the most recent information about funding, court cases, new federal and state statutes, as well as new approaches to curriculum and instruction.

KEY FEATURES:

  • An Interactive eBook is available for this text, providing a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It offers integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, and note-taking are also included.
  • Video Case features have been custom-developed for this text, featuring classroom footage and interviews with today's teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Accompanying questions help tie each video back to the chapter’s learning objectives.
  • Challenging Assumptions boxes use scholarly research to help debunk many of the myths about teaching.
  • Understanding and Using Evidence boxes help readers examine a set of data, develop an interpretation, and offer a recommendation. Teachers in today’s schools are expected to be able to understand and use data. This feature is designed to help them learn more about ways to organize and interpret data.
  • Cartoons are inserted throughout to illustrate humorous moments in teaching.
  • Focus questions encourage critical thinking about the primary chapter concepts.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogical features include chapter summaries, discussion questions, self-assessments, field guides, tips for building a portfolio, and more.  
  • Full color treatment includes a wide range of striking photographs to bring the concepts to life and keep students engaged in the topics.

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