Building upon a solid foundation of classroom management, direct instruction and classroom assessment, teachers in the early professional stage of their teaching career need to learn how to engage students in deeper learning experiences. Two research-based strategies for accomplishing deeper student learning are various types of classroom discussions and complex learning tasks. This book provides the research-based strategies teachers need to successfully implement these learning activities. Teachers that master these strategies will increase both the critical thinking skills and content knowledge of their students.
By Matthew J. Jennings
Chapter One: Teacher-guided discussions
Chapter Two: Structured small group discussions
Chapter Three: Student-led small group discussions
Chapter Four: D.E.E.P. learning tasks
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