Designed for beginning teachers, this text introduces the teacher as "reflective decision maker," responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, and making management decisions in the classroom. Each chapter considers a particular teaching skill--first discussing the theory behind it, and then presenting the reader with practice situations in which knowledge about the skill can be applied and evaluated.The Eighth Edition continues to address the importance of core INTASC standards, and highlights developing issues including the "Digital Divide," the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in and outside of the classroom, cooperative learning, and dealing with behavioral issues. Core INTASC standards are addressed in regard to each chapter's objectives. A correlation table between chapter and standard is located on the inside front cover of the text to facilitate documentation of where and how INTASC standards are addressed. Marginal notations appear throughout the text to call-out key concepts and assist students with comprehension and review. Two-color design helps to organize the information more clearly for students. The opening chapters have an increased emphasis on decision making, teaching models, and determining one's own teaching goals. Additional chapter topics include assessment, cooperative learning, issues of behavior management in the classroom, and teaching and learning with technology.Houghton Mifflin Video Cases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and StudyCenters, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.Goldman, Susan R. is the author of 'Classroom Teaching Skills', published 2005 under ISBN 9780618496006 and ISBN 0618496009.