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Description - The Heart of Teaching by Audrey J. Sirota

This book offers a five--part instructional framework for designing lesson units and classroom activities that are engaging, challenging, and meaningful for all types of students. With a strong emphasis on literacy building activities, the instructional approach is adaptable across the curriculum.It provides practical guidance in the following areas: Joint teacher--student collaborations, including strategies for breaking the classroom into diversified learning groups; Language and literacy development; Contextualization approaches to make learning relevant to students; Approaches for promoting higher--order thinking skills; Conversational approaches for promoting inclusive classroom dialog.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787978020
ISBN-10: 0787978027
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Audrey J. Sirota

Audrey J. Sirota is a veteran teacher, educational consultant, trainer, and staff developer. She served with the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE), where she conducted training programs for in-service and pre-service teachers and advised districts on staff development approaches. Laura Ianacone Taschek, a daughter, granddaughter, and niece of teachers, teaches social studies at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she also serves as a mentor teacher. Before beginning her graduate studies, she worked at the National Clearing House for Bilingual Education. She received her master's degree in secondary education from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1998, also serving as a teaching assistant for Audrey Sirota and others, and began her teaching career at Half Moon Bay High School in the Cabrillo Unified School District in Half Moon Bay, California.