Todayâ€™s classrooms are constantly changing. Are you prepared? Teaching Todayintroduces you to the challenges and opportunities of teaching in todayâ€™s classrooms. Decision-making is a core skill needed by all teachers. By using this book you will learn how to analyze and reflect to make informed teaching decisions while exploring your role as a teacher. In addition to learning aboutthe teaching profession, you will also learn successful â€œhow-toâ€ strategies for working with todayâ€™s students (Part II), which is unique to this text. Topics include student development and learning, diversity, curriculum and instruction, student assessment and teacher accountability. With extended coverage on curriculum standards and classroom practice Teaching Todaybegins your journey to becoming a professional educator. Features For Your Success: Reflection: Decision Making for Todayâ€™s Classrooms Video Viewpoints feature â€“Consider your reactions and responses to current and controversial issues in education today through dynamic ABC News video clips, now available on DVD in the back of this text. What Do You Think? â€“Stop, think critically, and reflect on chapter content using this unique feature that helps you connect chapter material to your own thinking and beliefs. Critical Incidents feature â€“Engage in higher-level thinking as you reflect on situations faced by todayâ€™s teachers Standards and Classroom Practice NEW! A Day in the Life â€“Explore the rewards and challenges that face todayâ€™s teachers through this engaging feature. As you read, think about the values and dispositions of successful teachers. For Your Initial Development Portfolio â€“Utilizing the INTASC standards this end-of-chapter feature encourages you to evaluate your professional growth as you work through each chapter. â€œ[Chapter 3] provides a thoughtful overview of multiple reform issues. The authors ADDRESS many issues not included in other texts such as school-business partnerships, school to work programs, etc.â€ Helen L. Harrington, Associate Professor Emeritus The University of Michigan â€œGood coverage of special needs students, especially background on federal legislation impacting exceptionality.â€ Sandra L. DiGiaimo, Retired Assistant Professor in Education and Director of Elementary Education University of Scranton. To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131595521. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137147731.David G. Armstrong is the author of 'Teaching Today: An Introduction to Education (8th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131595521 and ISBN 0131595520.
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