Hawker Brownlow Education

Where Great Teaching Begins: Planning for Student Thinking and Learning

Author: Anne R Reeves

Availability: In Stock

Code: 111023

ISBN: 9781743303474

No of Pages: 264

Publish date: 27/07/2012

Price: $29.95


If you’re like most teachers, you focus on the material you need to present, what you will do and say, what you will ask students to do, and the assessments you will create and administer. And if you’re like most teachers, you also know what it’s like to be disappointed when this careful planning doesn’t always lead to the deep understanding and mastery you’d intended. Remarkable for its clarity and filled with vivid examples, Where Great Teaching Begins is a step-by-step walk through the crucial, behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Here, you’ll discover how to:

  • Translate even the most inscrutable standards into strong, learning-focused objectives.

  • Use effective objectives as the basis for excellent assessment.

  • Craft engaging learning activities that incorporate both targeted content and necessary thinking skills.

  • Pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities together into powerful plans for learning.

Whether you’re a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new, streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.