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Author Hindman, Jennifer L., 1971-

Title The supportive learning environment : effective teaching practices / Jennifer L. Hindman, Leslie W. Grant, James H. Stronge
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 127 pages)
Series Research-to-practice series
Innovations (Washington, D.C. : 1994)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; About the Authors; Acknowledgements; Free Downloads; List of Free Downloads; Contents; Part I: Research and Practice Intertwine; 1 Introduction; What Is Teacher Effectiveness?; Why Is Teacher Quality Important?; What Is the Relationship Between Teacher Quality and Student Learning?; How Is the Book Organized?; How Can the Book Be Used to Promote Teacher Quality?; Notes; 2 What Dispositions Support Teaching and Student Learning?; Immediacy; What Is Immediacy?; How Do Good Teachers Convey Immediacy?
How Can Teachers Assess Their Immediacy Behaviors?Immediacy Interaction Record; The Intervention; Teacher Credibility; Why Does Teacher Credibility Matter?; How Does Teacher Credibility Affect Teacher Effectiveness?; Caring; Why Does Caring Matter?; How Do Students, Teachers, and Researchers View the Impact of Caring?; What Does the Research Say About the Connection Between Teacher Caring and Student Achievement?; How Can Data Be Collected About the Caring Teacher?; Observing Teacher-to-Student Interactions; Focusing on Number of Interactions; Watching the Teacher; Reflecting with the Form
How Much Does Certification Matter?How Much Does Experience Matter?; Knowledge of How to Communicate; Why Does Communication Matter?; What Does the Research Say About the Relationship Between a Teacher 's Verbal Ability and Teacher Effectiveness?; How Can Communication in the Classroom Be Improved?; By Phrasing Commands and Directions Better; By Avoiding Potential Pitfalls in Communication; How Can Teachers Reflect Upon Their Communication?; Knowledge Gained Through Professional Development; What Does the Research Say About the Positive Impact of Professional Development and Student Learning?
Welcoming and Engaging CaregiversWhy Engage Caregivers?; How Can Caregivers Become Involved at School or at Home in Their Students' Education?; School Involvement; Home Involvement; Potential Challenges; How Does the Way Caregiver Involvement is Solicited Affect Whether Caregivers Become Involved?; How Can I Effectively and Efficiently Solicit Caregivers' Potential Involvement?; Summary; Notes; 3 What Knowledge Do Teachers Need to Support Teaching and Learning?; Knowledge Through Subject-Matter Preparation, Certification, and Experience; How Much Does Subject-Matter Knowledge Matter?
What Constitutes Effective Professional Development for Teachers?Sharing Professional Knowledge with Others Through Mentoring; Why Does Teacher Mentoring Matter?; What Does the Research Say are the Effects of Teacher Mentoring?; What Roles Can Mentors Fulfill in Support of Novice Teachers?; Relating; Assessing; Coaching; Guiding; How Else Can Mentoring Be Done When Face-to-Face Interaction Is Not Feasible on a Regular Basis?; Summary; Notes; 4 What Teacher Skills Are Necessary for a Positive Learning Environment?; Learning Environment Basics; Why Does the Learning Environment Matter?
Summary This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, pla
Notes Originally published in 2010 by Eye On Education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-127)
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 25, 2014)
Subject Cognitive styles in children.
Competency-based educational tests.
Effective teaching.
Learning, Psychology of.
Form Electronic book
Author Grant, Leslie W., 1968-
Stronge, James H.
ISBN 1315854007 (e-book)
1317923391 (electronic bk.)
9781315854007 (e-book)
9781317923398 (electronic bk.)