Teaching the Best Practice Way

Methods That Matter, K-12

Everyone talks about "best practice" teaching—but what does it actually look like in the classroom? How do working teachers translate complex curriculum standards into simple, workable classroom structures that embody exemplary instruction—and still let kids find joy in learning?

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Everyone talks about "best practice" teaching—but what does it actually look like in the classroom? How do working teachers translate complex curriculum standards into simple, workable classroom structures that embody exemplary instruction—and still let kids find joy in learning?

In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, wh...read more

About the Author(s)

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels received all of his degrees—BA, MA and PhD—from Northwestern University, which finally urged him to leave campus and get a real job.

Marilyn Bizar teaches at the Center for City Schools of National-Louis University in Chicago. A former public school teacher, Marilyn and Harvey Daniels now collaborate with a network of twenty-five schools seeking to implement progressive teaching methods.

Table of Contents

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Contributed Pieces
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1. How to Teach
2. Reading-as-Thinking
3. Representing-to-Learn
4. Small-Group Activities
5. Classroom Workshop
6. Authentic Experiences
7. Reflective Assessment
8. Integrative Units
Epilogue
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 360 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 0405
ISBN: 978-157110-405-2

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