Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning
- Larry C. Holt - University of Central Florida, USA
- Marcella Kysilka - University of Central Florida, USA
"I like the mix of theory and research background with thorough descriptions of classroom use (vignettes) and how-to's."
—Teresa Secules, Piedmont College
This unique book will serve as a core text for undergraduate and graduate courses in K-12 General Teaching Methods, Middle School and Secondary Teaching Methods, Elementary Teaching Methods, or Instruction and Assessment.
- Guides students in differentiating instructional practices to meet the needs of all students, as well as in the practical issues of instruction
- Details interactive instructional patterns that include teacher centered patterns, teacher-student interactive patterns, and student-centered patterns.
Instructor Resources on CD contains PowerPoint® slides, test questions (includes Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay format) and answers, lecture outlines, teaching activities, Web resources, and sample syllabi.
A web-based Student Study Site http://www.sagepub.com/holt/ provides e-flashcards, links to standards from U.S. states, standards based project, Web resources, and access to full-text articles in SAGE journals related to the text.
"The book is extremely practical, with 4 of 6 main parts directly related to teaching and learning. The "Learning Tenets" is chapters 6-15 are important supportive material for each strategy from the student's point of view, which is learning! these show how to maximize student potential and that's the emphasis in today's schools with today's students! I like the segments of Summary, Thought to Action, On Your Own, and, especially the Educator Biography which brings people to life for students, making what's being studied more meaningful."
"Dr. Holt, I'm thoroughly enjoying using your book to teach EDG 6236 this summer. I find the content to be extremely current and "in line" with what is going on in schools today. You've done an excellent job providing supplemental materials as well. I use the lecture outline every week. I've also used many of the test questions for the mid term.One of my students commented: "everyone enjoys this class so much.. we actually look forward to it." When I asked him why, he said, "the stuff we learn in here is actually useful and applicable to our jobs and our degree." I find that in large part, this is due to the content that is contained in your text. As a first time professor in this course, I rely heavily on the text and I feel fortunate to have such a great reference."
“I like the mix of theory and research background with thorough descriptions of classroom use (vignettes) and how-to’s.”