This exciting new edition introduces an updated model of reflective action in teaching and aims to inspire preservice and inservice teachers to view national, state, and local standards as meaningful and important, but not the end-goal of teaching. Through this model, rea5ers will learn how to become more reflective and proactive in the thousands of decisions teachers face each day. Features of the Fourth Edition include: PRAXIS IImargin notes show where chapter content aligns with the areas of knowledge and topics found on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam. Chapter-endingReflective Action Experiences for Your Professional Portfolioare simulated activities drawn from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards requirements and provide opportunities for readers to document the reflective actions they take to meet students' needs. Authentic exhilarating teacher stories,Reflective Action Stories,showcase real teachers who begin with standards, but end up exceeding them by creating highly original and creative curricula that meet the diverse needs of their students.Eby, Judy W. is the author of 'Teaching in the Elementary School A Reflective Action Approach', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131190658 and ISBN 0131190652.