Making a Case for a Research-Based Teaching Rationale

by: John E. Penick and Robin Lee Harris

This chapter demonstrates the importance of developing a detailed plan or rationale for teaching science that will help you achieve improved results in the classroom. Although every teacher's plan or rationale will be different in some ways, it has been found that most successful plans embrace ten key components. They include writing down and expressing a personal vision of success in the classroom, seek to create a positive environment for learning in the classroom, and assess results and performance on a regular basis. This free selection includes the Table of Contents and Index.


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Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2005

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