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Effective Instructional Strategies
From Theory to Practice

Fourth Edition
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January 2014 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A concise and easy-to-read K-12 methods text that covers practical information all teachers need to be effective

The Fourth Edition of Effective Instructional Strategies: From Theory to Practice
provides thorough coverage of the strategies and essential skills that every teacher needs to know. This text applies the latest research findings and useful classroom practices to the instructional process by presenting a Theory to Practice approach to instruction, emphasizing the intelligent use of teaching theory and research to improve classroom instruction. Logically and precisely providing information about how to be an effective classroom teacher, this text has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction. It was further designed to expand the pedagogical teaching knowledge of teachers and their instructional repertoires.

 
Part I: Setting the Stage for Successful Learning
 
Chapter 1: Getting Ready for the Classroom
 
Chapter 2: Teaching Diverse Students
 
Part II: Organizing the Dynamic Classroom
 
Chapter 3: Managing the Classroom Environment
 
Chapter 4: Engaging and Motivating Learning
 
Chapter 5: Using Classroom Technology
 
Part III: Sequencing and Organizing Instruction
 
Chapter 6: Planning and Organizing Instruction
 
Chapter 7: Developing Unit and Daily Lesson Plans
 
Chapter 8: Evaluating and Measuring Learning
 
Part IV: Designing Instruction to Maximize Student Learning
 
Chapter 10: Using Teacher-Centered Teaching Methods
 
Chapter 11: Using Authentic Teaching Methods
 
Chapter 12: Teaching Effective Thinking Strategies
 
Chapter 13: Using Integrated Teaching Methods

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank, written by Dr. Kenneth D. Moore, is available containing multiple choice, true/false and short answer questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, written by Dr. Kenneth D. Moore,  is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false and short answer questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Original video of teachers in the classroom and teacher interviews give your students insights on the topics discussed in the text.
Student Study Site

Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course! Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Additional readings provide a jumping-off point for course assignments, papers, research, group work, and class discussion.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Original video of teachers in the classroom and teacher interviews give your students insights on the topics discussed in the text.
  • Author-created materials on Deconstructing the Standards, Public View of Education, View from the Classroom, An Introduction to Praxis, Portfolio Connections and PRAXIS Connections  as well as sample lesson plans are provided for your reference.

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“The text is absolutely well written, well organized, and clear.” 

Jennifer Milam, University of Akron
University of Akron

“It is current, well planned, and laid out in a progression that makes sense.” 

Patricia Hewitt, University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Tennessee at Martin

“Overall, Kenneth Moore has written a comprehensive and practical text for undergraduate methods students.”

Christine Bond, Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University

“I think this textbook has excellent organization and resources.”

Laura Hummell, California University of Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania

“The book is very student friendly.”

Randall Westbrook,Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fairleigh Dickinson University

“Perfect for a semester length course and text for student future reference for studying/library.”

Teresa Clements, University of Houston-Victoria
University of Houston-Victoria

Text organized well.

Professor Eileen Kendrick
College Of Education, Northwestern State University
June 16, 2015

Comprehensive and easy to follow, it contains very useful strategies for using in classrooms, as well as theoretical insights and examples, great for conducting educational projects that integrate learning technologies.

Professor Juan Machin-Mastromatteo
Escuela de Psicología, CETYS Universidad
June 2, 2015

Voted by Faculty

Mrs Tonya Nwaneri
College Of Education, Austin Peay State University
May 8, 2015

Much of content in this text is similar to that of existing course textbook; no need to duplicate. Was looking for supplemental text.

Dr Lisa Dembouski
Education Dept, Gustavus Adolphus College
January 31, 2015
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Designed with the future student in mind, the text explores technology resources in the classroom, including best strategies to implement  and curriculum standards, even in a one-computer classroom
  • Even more extensive focus on diversity throughout discusses academic language, teaching multicultural students, and expanded population demographic information
  • Up-to-date discussion of crucial student safety concerns, including bullying, cyber bullying, sexting, and catfishing provides readers with the information they need to protect students and foster a safe institutional environment 
  • Realigns text chapters with most current national standards and assessments including INTASC, CAEP, Common Core Standards, edTPA, and Praxis II
  • Expanded discussion of teaching models to include The Marzan model, Flipped Classroom Model, Blended Learning, 5-E model of inquiry, and project-based learning to help readers develop a broad foundation of practical and theoretical knowledge

KEY FEATURES:

  • Includes a wealth of pedagogical features to help readers engage with the material and prepare for the classroom
  • Multicultural Focus embraces diversity in the classroom and provides histories, cultures, and contributions of diverse groups
  • Each chapter features Reflective Cases demonstrating major principles in action directly from teachers in the field, helping readers to think critically about topics being presented in the text
  • Expansion Activities provide the opportunity to spend additional time investigating current issues and topics that affect teachers and learning
  • Reflect and Apply Exercises highlight the most important concepts of the chapter for reflection and application
  • End of chapter summaries are an excellent resource for study and review as the information is presented in bulleted form under each objective to make it easier to access the information in the chapter
  • Discussion Questions and Activities help readers apply what they have learned in each chapter to real-world teaching issues or problems in the classroom
  • Technology Connection Activities further explore the use of technology in the classroom and its impact on the classroom management.
  • Connections with the Field introduce readers to the teaching profession from many perspectives, providing suggestions for classroom observation of teaching and learning, interviews with teachers and administrators, and interactions with the schools

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 10


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