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Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners

Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners
What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do

March 2004 | 184 pages | Corwin

How are the best teachers in our nation reaching students?

Educators are always challenged to motivate students to learn, working hard to identify learning standards as well as to find creative and meaningful ways of incorporating them into their classrooms. Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners is your guide to how award-winning teachers reach every child and provide what each learner needs to succeed.

Randi Stone's newest best-practice collection takes its cue from the No Child Left Behind legislation, using its theme to create a one-of-a-kind educational resource that provides exciting, insightful classroom strategies from 43 of the best teachers in the country! These ideas cover all areas of your curriculum and all of your learners. You will find:

  • Content strategies for differentiating social studies, reaching reluctant readers, and teaching mathphobic learners and the "scientifically challenged"
  • Innovative methods for reaching at-risk and special learners coping with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, shyness, poverty, and other challenges
  • Teaching with technology, rubrics, culminating activities, and service learning
  • Using multiple intelligences, learning styles, affinity groups, and reflection in the classroom
  • Reaching students through fine arts, physical movement, humor, and more

All students deserve quality instruction focused on individual needs as well as on the academic standards to which educators are held accountable. Help change your students' attitudes about themselves and their abilities!

About the Author
About the Contributors
1. Language Arts to Reach All Learners
Hometown Hero

Ali Hickey and Michael Stanton
Reading the First Day

Sharon Lancaster
Using Technology With Struggling Readers and Writers

Carla Hurchalla
Using Physical Movement to Motivate At-Risk Students to Read

Carla Hurchalla
Educating One Child at a Time

Terri L. Boutin
Using Assessment to Drive Instruction

Terri L. Boutin
Motivating Middle Schoolers

Rochelle Waggenspack
Inspiring a Reluctant Reader

Patricia Kammeyer
The Four-Block Literacy Model: Reaching All Learners

Kathleen Kessel
Planning for Differentiated Instruction at the High School Level

Renee A. Moore
2. Math Techniques to Reach Students
Techniques and Strategies to Help Low Achievers in Mathematics

Curt Boddie
Convincing Mathphobics That They Can Be Successful in Math

Cynthia Baird and Jennifer Rhawn
Empowering Students to Accept Challenges

Wesley Yuu
3. Teaching with Technology
Technology and ADHD

Helen F. Melvin
Technology and Shyness

Helen F. Melvin
Using Technology to Reach At-Risk Students

Laurie Richards
4. Teaching Techniques
Reaching a Child With Asperger Syndrome

Cynthia L. Pochomis
For Autism, Consistency Is Essential

Linda Hickam
Magic Happens Here

Jeannette Lucy
High-End Learners: Providing Support

Stephanie Blackburn
Catching a Student Being Good

Patricia Kammeyer
5. Science to Reach All Learners
The Big Hole River Education Program

Allen R. Bone
Where Does Your Burger Come From?

Rebecca J. Baker
Enhancing Curriculum Through a Student Space Program

Sue McPherson
Bringing the Outside Into Your Classroom to Reach Students of All Levels

Patrick Boehmer
Reaching All Learners: One Approach

Loretta Loykasek
Teaching Chemistry-Challenged Students

Julie Gaubatz
Using Culminating Activities to Reach All Learners

Lorine Lee
The Middle School Means Success Program

P. J. Goodwin
An Out of this World Experience!

Jennifer Linrud
Addressing Gender Equity Issues Through Alternative Lesson Design Methods

David Brock
Using Hands-On Science and Math to Engage All Learners

Coleen M. Martin
Using Checkpoints to Increase Compliane

Brandy Fenenga
Making Science Come Alive

Jim Miller
6. Teaching With Styles
Active Introduction to a New Classroom

Vicki L. Richey
Establishing a Schoolwide Club

Christine R. Chaney
Using Multiple Intellligences in the Classroom

Fran Mulhern
Reaching Special Needs Students Through a Classroom Business

Cynthia L. Pochomis
The Use of Service Learning

Nancy B. McIver
Humor in the Classroom

Marcia Wanous
Life's Unnerving Little Habits

Brandy Fenenga
Using Affinity Groups to Promote Professional Development and Enhance School Climate

Susan Okeson
Raising Citizens

Deni Lynn Lopez
Weekly Reflections

Wendy Miller
My Daily Rubric

Wendy Miller
7. Reaching All Learners With Social Studies
Differentiated Instruction to Reach All Learners: Geography

Lynn Williams
Research-Based Teaching Practices to Reach All Learners

Marc Stanke
Differentiated Instruction to Reach All Learners: Economics

Marc Stanke
Engaging All Learners in Social Studies

Denise L. Carlson
8. Reaching Students Through Fine Arts
When Problems of Poverty Interfere With Schooling: Music as a Path to Success

Stephen Lin
Project Van Go: An Art Outreach to Remote and Rural Schools

Jennifer Williams

"Regardless of the subject area of instruction or the make up of given classroom, Best Teaching Practices for Reaching All Learners will live up to its title and become a favored reference for any teacher, whether in a primary or public, rural or urban, preschool through high school school setting."

Wisconsin Bookwatch, July 2004
Key features
  • Award-winning Corwin author using a proven popular format
  • Hot topic presented in easy-to-browse segments
  • Award-winning classroom teachers sharing active teacher practices

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