Are you looking for a brief, practical guide to elementary teaching methods? If so, you will want to explore Teaching in the Elementary School: A Reflective Action Approach, Fifth Edition.Using a unique reflective action model, this book provides you with a step-by-step model for active decision making and accomodating diversity with inclusion to develop a sense of community among your students. Through an easy and inviting writing style this Fifth Edition promotes reflective and creative teaching methods that will inspire you to be a highly effective teacher.FEATURES FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS: UPDATED!Reflective Action in Teaching Model. This unique step-by-step model for active decisionmaking and accommodating diversity is now revised to illustrate the need to plan with standards in mind (Chapter 1). NEW! MyEducationLab. Working with a number of our authors, teachers, and teacher educators, we have created a website that provides you with the context of real classrooms and artifacts that research on teacher education tells us is so important. Through authentic in-class video footage, examples of authentic teacher and student work, and more, MyEducationLab offers you a uniquely valuable special education teacher preparation tool. In your textbook look for the www.myeducationlab.com logo in the margins of the text and follow the simple instructions to access MyEducationLab for this text. NEW!Guided Exploration. Instructor-led hands-on activities help you explore chapter concepts and provide examples from teachers of hands-on activities you can use with your students in the elementary classroom. NEW!Reflective Action Experiences for Your Portfolio of Professional Practice. Serving as a basis for your portfolio, this feature includes simulated experiences and reflective essays that invite reflection and focus you on ways to meet standards while still providing meaningful curriculum for your students. NEW!Playing Catch Up. This feature provides practical strategies for working with students who are not working on grade level. NEW!Communicating with Parents. This feature offers practical suggestions for including parents as members of the learning team. NEW!Technology Icons. These icons indicate where you will find technology applications that highlight different ways technology can be infused into curriculum. UPDATED!Conflict Resolution and Preventing Bullying. The information on these two vital classroom management issues has been updated. NEW!Numerous New Reflective Action Case Studies. These real-life examples model how teachers create school curricula and programs, select teaching strategies, and plan appropriate assessments for their students that achieve the standards of their school districts (Ch. 2, 9, 10, 11).Michael L. Jordan is the author of 'Teaching in the Elementary School: A Reflective Action Approach (5th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780132406826 and ISBN 0132406829.