This book is intended to serve as a resource for novice teachers as they master the art of effective classroom management, assessment, and lesson planning. At the undergraduate level, this book is designed to accompany the instruction in the EDUC 4353: Secondary Teaching Methods & Practices course before the full-internship experience. At the graduate level, this book is designed to support the instruction in the EDUC 5283: Teaching Methods course with a special focus on supporting Alternatively Certified Educators. Each chapter presents a component of the teaching and learning process critical for teacher development and describes how that component is relevant to the classroom.
This book is being written, edited, and modified by Dr. Jason Proctor, Assistant Professor at Northeastern State University. This book is an open educational resource meant to be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed as needed by others who are interested in the art of teaching. Portions of the text within this book are adapted from open resources marked with Creative Commons licenses, and the adapted portions retain their original license restrictions. Such sections will be noted with an attribution statement at the end of each chapter. Some of the resources within this book are accessible free of charge online for your use, but they are not openly licensed. This means you cannot edit and redistribute them as you can with the Creative Commons licensed content. These open access resources include many of the videos and some of the resources that are linked throughout the book.