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Five Standards for Effective Teaching: How to Succeed with All Learners, Grades K-8

Five Standards for Effective Teaching: How to Succeed with All Learners, Grades K-8

Stephanie Stoll Dalton

ISBN: 978-0-787-98093-1

Nov 2007, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

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An acclaimed, research-based framework for promoting excellence

Based on a proven instructional model distilled over years of research, this book focuses on five essential pedagogy standards for guiding teaching practice in classrooms with diverse students, including English learners. Providing key indicators for each standard along with the theoretical rationale and ""best practice"" strategies, the book offers teachers invaluable guidance for enhancing language, literacy, thinking, and content learning across the curricula. It also provides advice on creating classroom groupings for differentiating lessons and activities and includes extensive examples of practices from real-life classrooms.

Stephanie Stoll Dalton, Ed.D., has taught diverse students from first to twelfth grade, community college, and as a teacher educator. She has consulted widely on teacher quality. She is currently with the U.S. Department of Education

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The Author.

PART ONE Understanding the Standards.

ONE Effective Teaching and Pedagogy.

TWO Evidence: Scientific Support for Five Standards.

PART TWO Implementing the Standards.

THREE Teacher and Students Producing Together (Standard I).

FOUR Developing Language and Literacy (Standard II).

FIVE Connecting Learning to Students’ Worlds (Standard III).

SIX Challenging Students’ Thinking (Standard IV).

SEVEN Using Instructional Conversation (Standard V).

EIGHT The Five Standards Integrated: How to Teach Effectively.

1A Five Standards of Pedagogy with Classroom Indicators.

3A Timing Instructional Frames.

3 B Guidelines for Organizing Classroom Activity Settings3 C Classroom Graphic.

4A Directed Thinking Activity Cycles.

4B Web Sites.

6A Stock Market Math Activity.

6B Stock Market Instructional Frame.

6C Footprint Puzzle.

8A Activity Settings Worksheet.

8B Scheduling and Routing Form.

8C Instructional Frame: Student Contract and Choice Model.


Name Index.

Subject Index.

  • Features proven instructional model distilled from over 25 years of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE). 
  • Tested with diverse students in dozens of K-12 classrooms from Hawaii to Florida, with support from the U.S. Dept. of  Education
  • Offers theoretical grounding and systematic, practical guidance
  • Emphasizes literacy, motivation, and engagement as well as content learning
  • Includes model lessons and activities from across the curriculum
  • Perfect for use in teaching courses that deal with instruction in differentiated and inclusion classrooms.