Preface to the Second Edition
About the Author
1. Why Does Teaching Matter?
2. What Makes a Good Teacher?
Teaching Idea #1: Are You a Good Teacher?
Teaching Idea #2: Seven Research-Based Findings About the Qualities of an Effective Teacher
Teaching Idea #3: What Makes an Effective Teacher?
Teaching Idea #4: Three Approaches to Teaching
Teaching Idea #5: Four of the Most Essential Concepts That Affect Student Achievement
Teaching Idea #6: An Important Quality of a Good Teacher
Teaching Idea #7: Another Important Quality of a Good Teacher
Teaching Idea #8: A Final Quality of a Good Teacher
Teaching Idea #9: A Good Teacher Must Use Wait Time Effectively
Teaching Idea #10: Questioning Strategies
Teaching Idea #11: Good Teachers Incorporate Literacy Strategies Whenever Feasible, Five Literacy Strategies That Work
Teaching Idea #12: Good Teachers Encourage "Hands-On" and "Minds-On" Learning
Teaching Idea #13: Good Teachers Employ K-W-L
Teaching Idea #14: Good Teachers Get Parents on Their Side: 10 Ways
3. Who Are the Students in My Class?
Student Idea #1: What Do I Need to Know About My Students?
Student Idea #2: All Students Have Five Basic Needs
Student Idea #3: Children Need Attention and Much More . . .
Student Idea #4: Role of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Social Class
Student Idea #5: Hatred, Bigotry, and Prejudice
Student Idea #6: Bullying
Student Idea #7: Students With Learning Disabilities
Student Idea #8: Are You a Culturally Relevant Teacher?
Student Idea #9: Different Ways of Learning
Student Idea #10: Differentiating Instruction, But How Can I Meet the Needs of All My Students?
Student Idea #11: The Challenge of Inclusion
4. How Should I Write Lesson Plans?
Lesson Plan Idea #1: Understanding the Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Idea #2: Essential Components and Criteria of a Successful Lesson
Lesson Plan Idea #3: Sample Lesson Plans
5. Can I Effectively Manage My Classroom?
Classroom Management Idea #1: Basic Terms and Elements
Classroom Management Idea #2: Developing Your Personal System of Discipline
Classroom Management Idea #3: A Sample Discipline Plan
6. How Can I Help My Students Learn?
Helping My Students Idea #1: Simple Strategies for the Early Grades
Helping My Students Idea #2: Simple Strategies on How to Improve Learning
Helping My Students Idea #3: Simple Strategies on How to Improve Study Skills
Helping My Students Idea #4: Simple Strategies on How to Read Material From a Chapter or Book
Helping My Students Idea #5: Cooperative Learning
7. How Should I Assess and Grade My Students?
Assessment Idea #1: Assessment Basics
Assessment Idea #2: Some Fundamental Principles of Assessment
Assessment Idea #3: Constructing Classroom Tests
Assessment Idea #4: Using Portfolio Assessment?
8. How Can I Best Incorporate State and District Curriculum Standards?
Standards Idea #1: What Is Curriculum Development?
Standards Idea #2: Testing and Standards Movement
Standards Idea #3: Suggestions for Implementing Standards
9. How Can I Begin to Incorporate Technology Into My Teaching?
Teachnology Idea #1: K–12 Technology Standards
Teachnology Idea #2: Profiles for Technology-Literate Students
Teachnology Idea #3: The Internet as a Teaching Tool
Teachnology Idea #4: Criteria for Evaluating World Wide Web Sites
Teachnology Idea #5: Criteria for Evaluating Software Programs
Teachnology Idea #6: Use of PowerPoint in the Classroom
Appendix A: Annotated Bibliography
Appendix B: Some of the Best Web Sites for Teachers
Appendix C: Self-Assessment Instrument
Appendix D: Teacher’s Suggestions Exchange Forum