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Instructional Patterns

Instructional Patterns
Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning

August 2015 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Instructional Patterns:á Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning examines instruction from the learnersÆ point of view by showing how instructional patterns can be used to maximize the potential for students to learn. This book explores the interactive patterns that exist in todayÆs classroom and demonstrates how teachers can facilitate the interactivity of these patterns to match their goals for student learning. These interactive patterns are reinforced through the incorporation of medical, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience research.ááThis unique book will serve as a core text for undergraduate and graduate courses in K-12 General Teaching Methods, Middle School and Secondary Teaching Methods, Elementary Teaching Methods, or Instruction and Assessment.áááááááá Key FeaturesáGuides students in differentiating instructional practices to meet the needs of all students, as well as in the practical issues of instructioná Details interactive instructional patterns that include teacher centered patterns, teacher-student interactive patterns, and student-centered patterns.á InstructorÆs resources on CD contains PowerPoint® slides, test questions (includes Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay format) and answers, lecture outlines, teaching activities, Web resources, and sample syllabi.áá Web-Based Student Study Siteáhttp:/ provides e-flashcards, links to standards from U.S. states, standards based project, Web resources, and access to full-text articles in SAGE journals related to the text.
Chapter 1: Where We’ve Been, What We Know, and Where We’re Going
Chapter 2: Confluent Forces and Differentiated Instructional Practices
Chapter 3: Developing the Lesson Methodology
Chapter 4: Classroom Organization and Management
Chapter 5: Classroom Assessment and Accountability
Chapter 6: Direct Instruction
Chapter 7: Mastery Learning
Chapter 8: Cooperative Learning
Chapter 9: Role Play
Chapter 10: Nondirective Teaching
Chapter 11: Self-taught Instruction
Chapter 12: Thinking Patterns
Chapter 13: Memorization
Chapter 14: Attaining Concepts
Chapter 15: Inquiry

"The book is extremely practical, with 4 of 6 main parts directly related to teaching and learning. The "Learning Tenets" is chapters 6-15 are important supportive material for each strategy from the student's point of view, which is learning! these show how to maximize student potential and that's the emphasis in today's schools with today's students! I like the segments of Summary, Thought to Action, On Your Own, and, especially the Educator Biography which brings people to life for students, making what's being studied more meaningful."

Margie Theobald
Southeast Missouri State University
Secondary Education

"Dr. Holt, I'm thoroughly enjoying using your book to teach EDG 6236 this summer. I find the content to be extremely current and "in line" with what is going on in schools today. You've done an excellent job providing supplemental materials as well. I use the lecture outline every week. I've also used many of the test questions for the mid term.One of my students commented: "everyone enjoys this class so much.. we actually look forward to it." When I asked him why, he said, "the stuff we learn in here is actually useful and applicable to our jobs and our degree." I find that in large part, this is due to the content that is contained in your text. As a first time professor in this course, I rely heavily on the text and I feel fortunate to have such a great reference."

AnaLynn Jones
Seminole County PK Central Cluster

“I like the mix of theory and research background with thorough descriptions of classroom use (vignettes) and how-to’s.”

Teresa Secules
Piedmont College

Larry C. Holt

Larry C. Holt (Ed.D., University of Cincinnati) is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida in the department of Educational Studies.  His research interest include general methods, student learning, middle level education, and technology.  His first book was published by the National Middle School Association entitled, Cooperative Learning in Action. A second book entitled, Teach Me I dare you will be published in 2006. He was a Fulbright scholar to the country of Lithuania 1997-98.  More About Author

Marcella L. Kysilka

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka, professor emerita in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University; her master’s from Kent State University and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Kysilka has held many leadership roles in professional organizations including the presidency of Kappa Delta Pi and editor of The Educational Forum, Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and associate editor of the Journal for Curriculum and Supervision, President of Florida... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761928249