Five Standards for Effective Teaching
How to Succeed withAll Learners, Grades K 8
An ideal model for differentiating teaching for inclusive instruction in any classroom.
Five Standards for Effective Teaching offers teachers of grades K 8 a system to support effective teaching, especially teaching through dialogue. Focusing on five essential pedagogy standards, the book describes teachers′ implementations, ′best practice′ strategies, and scores of classroom activities. From research conducted by the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE), the five standards emphasize fundamentals underlaying effective teaching that lead to learning. They are:
- Teacher and students producing together
Developing language and literacy
Connecting learning to students′ worlds
Teaching complex thinking for academic competence
Teaching every student through Instructional Conversation
Praise for Five Standardsfor Effective Teaching
"A must–have book for all bilingual, classroom, and ELL teachers, teacher educators, and professional developers! It is concise, complete, and filled with clearly stated, easily understood, excellent ideas and examples that I wish I had when I began my career as a classroom teacher of ELL and diverse students."
Virginia Haase, bilingual and classroom ELL teacher, Elementary School District #62, Plainfield School, Des Plaines, Illinois
"Five Standards for Effective Teaching is packed with the essentials of excellent teaching, from how to arrange the physical environment, group students for maximum learning, manage multiple small groups, create a community of learners, lead dialogue that results in new understandings, and more, all in five standards for effective teaching. These research–based standards cross grade level, subject area, and student population and are illustrated with vivid, real–life examples."
Ellen McIntryre, associate professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Louisville, Kentucky
PART ONE Understanding the Standards.
ONE Effective Teaching and Pedagogy.
TWO Evidence: Scientific Support for Five Standards.
PART TWO Implementing the Standards.
THREE Teacher and Students Producing Together (Standard I).
FOUR Developing Language and Literacy (Standard II).
FIVE Connecting Learning to Students Worlds (Standard III).
SIX Challenging Students Thinking (Standard IV).
SEVEN Using Instructional Conversation (Standard V).
EIGHT The Five Standards Integrated: How to Teach Effectively.
1A Five Standards of Pedagogy with Classroom Indicators.
3A Timing Instructional Frames.
3 B Guidelines for Organizing Classroom Activity Settings3 C Classroom Graphic.
4A Directed Thinking Activity Cycles.
4B Web Sites.
6A Stock Market Math Activity.
6B Stock Market Instructional Frame.
6C Footprint Puzzle.
8A Activity Settings Worksheet.
8B Scheduling and Routing Form.
8C Instructional Frame: Student Contract and Choice Model.
Stephanie Stoll Dalton, Ed.D., has taught diverse students from first to twelfth grade, community college, and as a teacher educator. She has consulted widely on teacher quality. She is currently with the U.S. Department of Education.