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Best Practice New Standards for Teac 2ND Editionby Steven Zemelman
Synopses & Reviews
In its original edition, Best Practice was the first book to summarize the emerging standards of state-of-the-art teaching, offering practical descriptions of instructional excellence across the curriculum. Now, in this extensively revised and expanded second edition, we find updated descriptions of progressive teaching in six subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.
New and revised features include:
gressive teaching in six subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.
In this extensively revised and expanded second edition, we find updated descriptions of progressive teaching in six subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts.
About the Author
STEVEN ZEMELMAN is Director of the Center for City Schools, National-Louis University, and also directs the Illinois Writing Project.HARVEY DANIELS has been a city and suburban classroom teacher, and now serves a professor of interdisciplinary studies at National-Louis University in Chicago. In language arts, Smokey is best known for his work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups. His book has been credited with starting the "book club boom" in classrooms around the countrytoday, millions of American students are engaged in student-led book discussion groups. Daniels is also co-author of A Community of Writers, which describes a balanced writing program, blending strong teacher-directed lessons with genuinely student-driven workshops. His latest book, Subjects Matter addresses reading in the content areas. Through the Center for City Schools, Harvey works with a network of 15 improving elementary schools in Chicago. In 1996, Daniels co-founded the citys first new high school in 30 years, named for and designed on the p
Table of Contents
Renewing Our Schools: An Emerging Consensus
Best Practice in Reading
Best Practice in Writing
Best Practice in Mathematics
Best Practice in Science
Best Practice in Social Studies
Best Practice in Visual Art, Music, Dance, and Theatre
Classroom Structures for Best Practice
Making the Transition
But What About Evaluation, Test Scores, Tracking Special Students, Classroom Management, Parents, and Other Concerns?
Yes, but . . . Will It Work in City Schools?
What Our Readers Are Saying
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