By Joseph Johnson, Cynthia Uline, Lynne Perez

Realize the educating practices that make the largest distinction in scholar functionality! This sensible, research-based publication provides principals, lecturers, and faculty directors an instantaneous, inside of examine educational practices from most sensible award-winning city faculties. The authors supply distinctive examples and analyses of those practices, and effectively demystify the fulfillment of those faculties. they provide sensible courses to aid educators practice those winning practices of their personal colleges.

Teaching Practices from America's most sensible city faculties can be a necessary software for any educator in either city and non-urban schools-schools that serve assorted scholar populations, together with English language newbies and kids from low-income households.

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As a result, all students were held accountable for demonstrating their learning. Although teachers in high-performing urban schools use a variety of teaching strategies to acquire evidence of student understanding, the most common method seems to be frequent questioning targeted to individual students. Through their questioning, teachers create a climate in which students know that they must be attentive because there is a high likelihood that in the next moment, the teacher will pose a question that they will be expected to answer.

After each clip, the teacher engages students in a discussion of the examples and types of figurative language observed. What It Isn’t Long presentations Example: The teacher presents a feature-length film with many great examples of characters using figurative language. At the conclusion of the film, the teacher asks students to recall some of the examples of figurative language used in the film. What It Is Teaching students strategies Example: The teacher explains to students that they can identify an example of an author’s use of personification through a two-step process.

Since our working memory can hold only a small amount of information, presenting too much material at once may make it impossible for students to process it. Rosenshine explains that more successful teachers did not overwhelm their students by introducing too much at one time; rather, they taught in small steps and then guided their students in practicing the material. In contrast, the least Introducing Content Logically, Clearly, and Concisely ◆ 35 effective teachers presented an entire lesson and then passed out worksheets.

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