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There's no way to boil everything teachers must do in the classroom down to simple, step-by-step directions. But some days, there's so much going on in schools and classrooms, it's tough to focus on the big things that absolutely, positively must get done. Here's help. Find out how a simple, practical checklist—distilled from thousands of research reports, books, and articles—can help you cut through the clutter of information and make more deliberate, thoughtful decisions in your everyday practice. Bryan Goodwin and Elizabeth Ross Hubbell explain that—just like doctors and nurses use checklists to make medical decisions—educators can use the same tool to take the right actions and engage in more thoughtful behaviors. Discover why the complexity of teaching drives the need for checklists that
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Book review of The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching
“The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching summarizes what we know about effective teaching under three principles: be demanding, be supportive, and be intentional. The touchstones–conveniently organized as a checklist–explain how to realize those principles in daily teaching. If every teacher who read this book changed their teaching to reflect the 12 touchstones, the education of thousands of children would advance immediately.” —Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLCSenior Research Associate, Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning, Duquesne University, Helena, MT
In far too many classrooms, the emphasis is on instructional strategies that teachers employ rather than on what students should be doing or thinking about as part of their learning. What’s more, students’ minds are something of a mysterious “black box” for most teachers, so when learning breaks down, they’re not sure what went wrong or what to do differently to help students learn. It doesn’t have to be this way. Learning That Sticks helps you look inside that black box. Bryan Goodwin and his coauthors unpack the cognitive science underlying research-supported learning strategies so you can sequence them into experiences that challenge, inspire, and engage your students. As a result, you’ll learn to teach with more intentionality—understanding not just what to do but also when and why to do it.