Teaching is extraordinarily important, complex, and demanding work, and a teacher's workday consists of making hundreds of decisions that promote high-level student learning. The work is and should be daunting. Grounded and concise,Teaching Methodsprovides readers with theory-based practices that will illuminate the art and craft of teaching. Through specific examples and sound theories that help teachers build successful classrooms,Teaching Methodspresents instruction as a complex profession requiring high-level cogitative work from each teacher. The book successfully synthesizes theories, observations, and research into practical guidelines for instructional planning focused on the emerging needs of the 21st Century. Relevant research findingsare presented in clear, non-technical language and highlightpractical implicationsthat can be put into practice immediately. Specific instructional examplesprovide concrete illustrations of each principle described the book. The appendix offers expandedinstructional unitsto further apply chapter content and inform future practice.Danielson, Charlotte is the author of 'Pathways to Teaching Series: Teaching Methods', published 2009 under ISBN 9780135130612 and ISBN 0135130611.