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This resource offers teachers user-friendly tools for creating a standards-based classroom that meets accountability requirements and provides a learning environment where both teachers and students can thrive. Barbara P. Benson's framework allows teachers to synthesize the best of what they already know and do with research-based best practices on learning and learners. The author emphasizes that students can best learn the required content and competencies when teachers are following the curriculum determined by the standards while: Creating a community of learners who are self-directed, interactive, cooperative, and focused on quality Making reflection a routine for everyoneTeaching content and processDeveloping more authentic student tasks and assessment methodsThe new edition of How to Meet Standards, Motivate Students, and Still Enjoy Teaching! featuresaupdated references andanew reproducibles for classroom use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412963671
ISBN-10: 1412963672
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara P. Benson

Barbara Benson is a teacher and international consultant with more than 20 years of experience in middle school, high school, and university education. She works with school systems in various capacities such as helping align curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices with higher state standards, facilitating the development of performance assessment tasks such as student-led conferencing, and assisting teachers as they apply current theory and research to their classrooms. Her workshops are practical and classroom focused, covering many topics related to improving student learning. She has presented sessions at the national conferences of the National Staff Development Council and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She has published numerous articles on classroom practice and a book, How to Meet Standards, Motivate Students and Still Enjoy Teaching (2003). As a full-time consultant, she missed working directly with students, so Benson returned to the classroom in 2004 and is teaching middle school in Ashe County, North Carolina.

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