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Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations That Work
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About This Book
This book provides K–12 educators with key information about some of the most effective teaching and learning tools available today—in one convenient publication.
Each of the innovations has a long history of use and has been researched and evaluated in a variety of settings. Giselle Martin-Kniep chose these specific innovations because, as a whole, they foster a student-centered classroom environment that is both equitable and rigorous.
In separate chapters for each topic, she addresses
Annotated lists of recommended resources provide suggestions for further exploration of each topic.
Readers new to these topics will gain a basic understanding of each and learn how to use them to create a student-centered classroom. More experienced educators can also benefit from reexamining these innovations and considering them as parts of a comprehensive whole. Numerous examples from all grade levels, along with design modules, templates, and checklists, make this an invaluable guide for teachers and administrators.
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About the Author
GISELLE O. MARTIN-KNIEP is the president of Learner-Centered Initiatives, Ltd., an educational consulting organization specializing in regional and school-based curriculum and assessment. Martin-Kniep has a strong background in organizational change, a doctorate in social sciences in education, and an Ed.S. degree in educational evaluation from Stanford University.
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