Teaching with Intention

Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action, K-5

"I believe in the power of collaborative classroom communities where everyone's ideas are valued and respected. But had you been in my classroom that day, you'd have never known it. You'd have thought I believed that I was the one with all the answers."

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"I believe in the power of collaborative classroom communities where everyone's ideas are valued and respected. But had you been in my classroom that day, you'd have never known it. You'd have thought I believed that I was the one with all the answers."

Effective, intentional teaching begins with a strong set of beliefs, but even the best teachers -- including Debbie Miller -- struggle to make sure that their classroom practice consistently reflects their core convictions. In Teach...read more

About the Author(s)

Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in The Denver Public Schools for thirty years.

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  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Welcome Reader!
  • Part I: Defining Beliefs and Aligning Practices
  • Chapter 1: Picture Perfect: How Does Your Ideal Classroom Look, Sound, and Feel?
  • Chapter 2: Defining Beliefs and Aligning Practices
  • Part II: Taking Action
  • Chapter 3: Environment, Environment, Environment
  • Chapter 4: Creating Classroom Cultures That Support and Promote Student Thinking
  • Chapter 5: Swimming with Sharks: Teaching for Understanding and Engagement
  • Chapter 6: Lesson Design: Creating Lessons Based on Principles and Practices Your Believe In
  • Chapter 7: Assessment, Reflections, and Next Steps
  • Chapter 8: The Thoughtful Use of Time
  • Conclusion: And Remember...
  • Commentary by Peter Johnston
  • Appendix: Lesson Design Tool
  • Children's Literature
  • References
  • Index
  • Color Insert

Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 162 pp/paper and color insert
Year: 2007
Item No: WEB-0387
ISBN: 978-157110-387-1

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