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Introduction to Education

Fourth Edition
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January 2019 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Teach is a concise introduction to education that challenges students’ preconceived notions of teaching in order to transform them into reflective practitioners. Empathizing with the difficulties students face as they move from the college classroom to their own classrooms, revered author Janice Koch invites readers to both reflect on their own dispositions for teaching and look outside of themselves to the demands of the profession, making the philosophy of teaching and learning accessible and relevant. The Fourth Edition emphasizes the changing student population and the role of technology and globalization in the field, while also including the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards correlating with each chapter’s content. With the guidance of this supportive text, students will gain vital exposure by engaging with professional standards from the very start of their career.

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Part I: Thinking About Teaching: Making the Decision
 
Chapter 1: Becoming a Teacher: Looking Forward and Backward at the Same Time
1-1 Looking Backward: Talking about Teaching  
1-2 Looking Forward: The Profession  
1-3 The Workplace: School Climate and School Culture  
1-4 An Era of Testing and Standardization  
 
Chapter 2: Teaching Stories
2-1 Taking the Roll Call for Students and Teachers  
2-2 Excitement and Challenges in Teaching  
2-3 Teaching and Vision  
2-4 Support for Teachers  
2-5 Teachers as Lifelong Learners  
 
Part II: Educational Foundations: History and Instructional Practices
 
Chapter 3: A History of Schooling in America
3-1 An Introduction to the History of U.S. Public Education  
3-2 The Swinging Pendulum: Dominant Philosophies Influencing Education  
3-3 Educational Reform: Funding, Priorities, and Standards  
 
Chapter 4: What Does It Mean to Teach and to Learn?
4-1 Can Anyone Teach?  
4-2 Pedagogy and Instruction  
4-3 How People Learn  
4-4 Understanding by Design  
4-5 What Is a Curriculum?  
4-6 Assessment: How Do We Know What They Know?  
4-7 Becoming a Teacher  
 
Part III: Looking at Today's Schools
 
Chapter 5: Who Are Today’s Students?
5-1 The Students: A Changing Landscape  
5-2 Students Who Are at Risk  
5-3 Student Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities  
5-4 Multiple Intelligences: What Does It Mean to Be “Smart”?  
5-5 Multiple Intelligences Are Not Learning Styles  
5-6 Teaching the Broad Range of Diverse Students  
 
Chapter 6: Contemporary Trends in Education
6-1 The Inclusion Classroom  
6-2 Universal Design for Learning  
6-3 The Education of Gifted and Talented Students  
6-4 Differentiated Instruction  
6-5 Social and Emotional Learning  
6-6 The Power of Projects and Problems for Student Learning  
6-7 The Achievement Gap  
6-8 Creating a Safe School Climate: The Concern about Violence in Schools  
6-9 Protecting the Rights of Students  
6-10 The Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers  
 
Chapter 7: Classroom Teaching in a Digital World
7-1 Students and Social Media  
7-2 Classrooms and Smartphones  
7-3 The Problem of Information Overload  
7-4 Internet Technology and Learning  
7-5 Internet Safety  
7-6 The Digital Divide  
7-7 Assistive Technology  
 
Chapter 8: The Global Classroom
8-1 Online Education in the Knowledge Economy  
8-2 Globalization and Learning  
8-3 Teaching in the Global Classroom  
 
Part IV: Classrooms, Communities, and You
 
Chapter 9: The Classroom as Community
9-1 Building Community in the Classroom  
9-2 Preventing Harassment and Bullying  
9-3 School Safety and Gun Violence Prevention  
9-4 Classroom Community and Goodness of Fit  
 
Chapter 10: Making the Decision to Become a Teacher
10-1 Goodness of Fit  
10-2 Getting Started in the Teaching Profession  
10-3 Educational Associations  
10-4 Build Your Teaching Portfolio  

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"Teach provides a thorough introduction to education for undergraduate students considering the teaching profession. It is organized, contemporary and aligned with the InTASC standards, something that most institutions value."

Dr. Katherin Garland
Santa Fe College

"Designed in a format that will grasp and hold the attention of the modern day 21th-century technological students, this is an excellent book for an introductory course in the field of education. Teach gives any student contemplating becoming a teacher a real-world current event look at the requirements for becoming a teacher."

Robert Walker, Ed.D.
Southwest Tennessee Community College

"This text focuses on the future educator as a reflective practitioner, offering multiple ways of engaging the reader in thinking about various aspects of education. The chapters are designed to look at the educator’s role in ensuring a safe and effective learning environment for every student in their classroom."

Kathleen Holt
Nashua Community College

"Teach is a concise, high quality, student-based exploration of the teaching profession."

Alfred P. Longo, PhD
Ocean County College

“A basic overview for consideration of those pursuing a teaching profession.”

Jennifer Jones M.Ed.
Muskegon Community College
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  • Revised chapter-opening learning outcomes focus readers’ attention on the themes of the chapter and act as a helpful roadmap.
  • Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards are now connected in every chapter.
  • Each chapter features stories from teachers and classroom observations that bring authenticity to the content.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogy supports student comprehension by summarizing learning outcomes, listing important key terms, providing journal prompts, and positioning succinct review questions that speak to the chapter’s themes and content.
  • Timely topics including the STEM, STEAM, and Maker Movements, student diversity, school safety and gun violence, the enormous role that technology plays in teaching and learning, sexual orientation and gender identity, and more are explored.
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  • Writing and Reflection boxes help students explore teaching as a possible profession.
  • Authenticity is rooted throughout the text with stories from real teachers and opportunities for students to reflect on their connection with the material via Writing and Reflection boxes.
 

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