Back to Instruction That Measures Up: Successful Teaching in the Age of Accountability
Teaching in today’s schools is
different, and teachers have to know what to do to help their students come out as winners in a test-pressured environment. Here’s a book that explains how to do that with a practical framework for teaching in the accountability age. Understand why current circumstances have forever changed how to make instructional decisions and explore a simple and sensible way to
- Get clear about what you absolutely have to teach.
- Make sure you’re teaching essential content the right way.
- Monitor students to determine whether or not they’re learning.
- Evaluate your instructional approaches to keep students on track.
Renowned expert W. James Popham provides lots of tips for teaching an accountability-based curriculum, including
- Four kinds of instructional decisions that every teacher must learn to make.
- Types of assessments all teachers should be familiar with.
- A way to develop an effective instructional plan for every student.
- Techniques that ensure formative assessment promotes student engagement.
- A reasonable, responsible approach to mandated standards and benchmarks.
- Ways to accurately gauge instructional effectiveness and document teacher success.
(ASCD book, 2009) 6" x 9", 175 pages.
Also available as an E-Book!