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Making a Difference in Student Learning

Third Edition


December 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Part 1: Today's Teachers, Students, and Schools
 
Chapter 1: Becoming a Teacher
Teacher Interview: Luis Zaldaña  
Why Teach?  
What do Teachers Need to Know?  
What Role Does Technology Play in the Lives of Teachers?  
What Do Teacher Education Candidates Need to Do?  
How Do You Keep Track of Your Growth as a Teacher?  
Teachers' Lounge: Is it Mr. or Mrs.?  
Challenging Assumptions  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Licensure Test Scores  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Becoming a Teacher  
 
Chapter 2: Today's Students
Teacher Interview: Kelly Maschari  
How Racially and Ethnically Diverse are Schools?  
How Does Family Income Affect Students' School Experiences?  
Teachers' Lounge: Students Don't Care What You Know Until They Know You Care  
Thinking Differently: Mix it Up!  
What if Students' Native Languages are Not English?  
Understanding and Using Evidence: ELL Performance on a Standardized Test  
What is the Relationship of Gender and Education?  
Challenging Assumptions: Teachers Interact with All Students in the Same Way Regardless of Race and Gender  
How is Sexual Orientation Addressed in Schools?  
How Does Religion Impact the Classroom?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Today's Students  
 
Chapter 3: Addressing Learners' Individual Needs
Do All Students Develop in the Same Way?  
Who Are Exceptional Students?  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Using Multiple Intelligences to Develop an Instructional Match  
Challenging Assumptions: Are Gifted Students at Less Risk of Dropping Out?  
Teachers' Lounge: Abi Speaks  
How Should Schools Serve Students With Disabilities?  
How Can We Identify and Support Struggling Students?  
Thinking Differently: Therapy Dog as Emotional Support for a School  
How Can Schools Meet the Needs of All Students?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Families and Communities  
 
Chapter 4: Schools and Social Context
Teacher Interview: Nicole McGill  
How Does Social Context Impact Students' Physical, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Development?  
Thinking Differently: Mindfulness in the Classroom  
How Does Social Context Influence Learning?  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Using Test Scores  
Challenging Assumptions: Rethinking Zero Tolerance  
How Does Social Context Influence What is Taught?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Schools and Social Context  
 
Chapter 5: Families and Communities
How Does the Public View Education in the Public Schools?  
Who are the Families of Our Students?  
What Does Culture Have to do With Education?  
How are Students' Cultures Reflected in Schools?  
Challenging Assumptions: Do English Language Learners (ELLs) Achieve at Academically Higher Levels When They are in Bilingual or English-only Classrooms?  
How Does School Choice Open Options for Parents?  
How Can Teachers Work Effectively with Families and Communities?  
Thinking Differently: Telling Stories to Engage Families  
Understanding and Using Evidence: How Parents Handle Student Homework  
Teachers' Lounge: "I Think You're Looking for Me"  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Families and Communities  
 
Part 2: The Foundations of Education
 
Chapter 6: History of Schools in the United States
Real Educator in a Real School  
How Did Public Schools Come to Be?  
How Has Education Affected Equality?  
Challenging Assumptions: the Model Minority  
Why Are Schools Designed by the Age of Students?  
What Has Influenced the School Curriculum?  
Thinking Differently: Girls Can Code Too  
How Have Expectations for Teachers Evolved?  
Teachers' Lounge: It's Okay to Kid Around  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About the History of Education  
 
Chapter 7: Developing a Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
Teacher Interview: Matthew Balaban  
How Do Teachers Develop Personal Philosophies Toward Teaching and Learning?  
How Do Students Learn?  
How Does Educational Psychology Help Teachers Understand Student Learning?  
How Do Philosophical Perspectives Help Teachers Understand Student Learning?  
Teachers’ Lounge: The One Constant  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Changing Values  
Challenging Assumptions: Is one Method of Teaching Reading Skills Universally Better than Another?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Developing a Philosophy of Teaching and Learning  
 
Chapter 8: Organizing and Financing Schools for Learning
Principal Interview: Michael Weaver  
How are Schools Staffed and Organized?  
Challenging Assumptions: Should Gifted Students be Grouped Together?  
What is the Role of the Federal Government in Education?  
What is the Relationship of Schools to School Districts and the State?  
Understanding and Using Data: Differences in School Staffing  
How is Governance Different From the Structures of Government?  
How Are Schools Paid for?  
How Do Schools Spend the Money?  
Teachers' Lounge: Support for the Support Staff  
What are Some of the Key Organization and Finance Issues and Challenges?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Organizing and Financing Schools for Learning  
 
Chapter 9: The Law as it Relates to Teaching and Learning
Educator Interview: Kristy Anderson  
Interview with a Second Legal Expert: Michael Simpson  
Legal Issues and Their Deliberations: Uses of Technology and Media  
Continuing Legal Dilemmas: Religion, School Finance, and Segregation  
Understanding and Using Data: Analyzing Schoolwide Data About Student Learning  
Students' Rights and Protections  
Teachers' Rights, Responsibilities, and Liabilities  
Teachers' Lounge: An Unfortunate Start to a Well-Planned Field Trip  
Challenging Assumptions: Right-to-Work vs. Collective Bargaining  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About The Law as it Relates to Teaching and Learning  
 
Part 3: Teaching for Student Learning
 
Chapter 10: Standards, Curriculum, and Accountability
Teacher Interview: Donna Jovin  
What Are Standards and Benchmarks?  
Why Are There Standards for Content?  
What is Curriculum?  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Are Standards for American Students Set Too Low?  
Challenging Assumptions: Will Implementing Common Core Standards in Mathematics Help Students Become Problem Solvers and Thinkers?  
Teachers' Lounge: Teachers' GPS  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Standards, Curriculum, and Accountability  
 
Chapter 11: Managing the Classroom and Student Behavior
Teacher Interview: Sara Boucher  
What Is Classroom Management?  
How Do You Build a Personal Philosophy of Classroom Management?  
Teachers’ Lounge: Classroom Rhythms  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Reviewing Data on Time Spent on Management Tasks and on Classroom Interruptions  
Challenging Assumptions: What Matters Most in Classroom Management?  
What Constitutes a Well-Managed Classroom?  
How Do Teachers Manage the Stress of Managing a Classroom?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Managing the Classroom and Student Behavior  
 
Chapter 12: Teaching Strategies
Teacher Interview: Jose Martinez  
What are Teaching Strategies?  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Using Third-Grade Math Scores on a Unit Test to Create Cooperative Learning Groups  
Teachers’ Lounge: Where Are You From?  
What Makes Teaching Strategies Work?  
Challenging Assumptions: Is Cooperative Group Work Beneficial to High-performing Students?  
How Are Different Strategies Used for Different Purposes?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Teaching Strategies  
 
Chapter 13: Assessing Student Learning and Using the Results
Educator Interview: Elliott Asp  
Why is Assessing so Important?  
What Are Some Ways to Test Student Learning?  
Teachers’ Lounge: Do I Have To?  
How Do Teachers and Students Use Formative Assessments to Adjust Instruction and Improve Learning?  
Challenging Assumptions: Most Students, Especially Those in Elementary School, Cannot Self-assess or Set Their Own Learning Goals.  
Assessment Issues and Challenges  
Understanding and Using Evidence: Looking for an Achievement Gap  
Connecting to the Classroom  
 
Part 4: Becoming Tomorrow's Highly Effective Teacher
 
Chapter 14: Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program, and Beyond
Teacher Interview: Alethea Maldonado  
What Are Keys to Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program?  
What Are the Keys to Being Hired as a Beginning Teacher?  
Teachers’ Lounge: “Outdoor Science: What Can Go Wrong?”  
In What Ways Can Candidates and Teachers Be Leaders?  
Where Are Places to Find the Joy of Teaching?  
Understanding and Using Data: Analyzing Teachers’ Concerns About Teaching  
Challenging Assumptions: Should Student Teaching be Done in the Most Difficult and Hard-to-staff Settings?  
Connecting to the Classroom  
Field Guide for Learning More About Succeeding in Your Teacher Education Program, and Beyond  

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