Teaching Today, Seventh Edition, connects well-grounded research with decision making and practical classroom application, making it an invaluable resource for beginning teachers. Readers are introduced to current issues in education and the realities of teaching in today's classrooms. They learn how to analyze, reflect, and decide how to respond and what roles they will be required to play as teachers. Unique to Teaching Today, Part III, Teaching and Assessing, gives readers four chapters filled with vivid, detailed pictures of effective instruction, classroom management and discipline, and assessment, deepening readers' understanding of the realities of teaching today. New to the Seventh Edition: Chapter 13, Influences of Technology. This chapter illustrates the impact of technology on teaching today, how teachers can incorporate technology into their classroom practice, and how to make informed decisions about the use of technology in the classroom. Text organization including: Profiles of Today's Learners (Chapter 4) Responding to Diversity (Chapter 5) Social and Philosophical Perspectives (Chapter 11) Legal Issues Affecting Learners and Teachers (Chapter 14) Extended coverage throughout the book of curriculum standards, standardized testing, accountability, and the No Child Left Behind Act. Web Extensions prompt students to learn more about topics by selecting Web sites to search to find engaging supplementary information. Profiling a Teacher anecdotes bring students face to face with real-world challenges faced by classroom teachers today. Preparing for Praxis motivates students to take notes and organize materials in ways that will help them prepare for the Praxis II tests. For Your Initial-Development Portfolio encourages students to organize materials for a portfolio that is consistent with INTASC standards. The Companion Website, www.prenhall.com/armstrong , has been expanded and is integrated with the text.Armstrong, David G. is the author of 'Teaching Today An Introduction to Education', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131837829 and ISBN 0131837826.