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Five Standards for Effective Teaching:
How to Succeed with All Learners

by Stephanie Stoll Dalton

      This guide addresses such areas as developing language and literacy, connecting learning to students' worlds, teaching complex thinking for academic competence and how to use "instructional conversation" in a classroom setting.

Appropriate for use with grades K-8, this book offers extensive guidance for setting up and maintaining a system which maximizes face-to-face teaching in small groups, increases students' learning time and opportunities, and establishes a rhythm of productivity in the classroom.

There are plenty of examples and learning activities that support the program the author explains in the first section of the volume.

Whether you are professional educator or someone interested in becoming a more effective tutor with either your own children or others, the five pedagogy standards set forth here can be implemented in diverse teaching situations and are particularly recommended for use with at-risk students.

The Book

Jossey-Bass / Wiley
November 2007
Non-fiction / Education
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The Reviewer

Bob Walch
Reviewed 2008
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