Included in the Student Course Book are chapters on developing curriculum and tracking progress, all with charts and illustrations to aid comprehension. Content on learning styles written by Dr. Bernice McCarthy, founder of About Learning (formerly Excel, Inc.), describes the popular 4Mat system of learning and supplies examples of how to present information to be accessible to all students. Methods for creating a student-centered classroom environment help novice teachers learn how to empower their students and engage them in the learning process, while sample lesson plans and evaluation checklists offer concrete ways to manage classrooms effectively to facilitate learning. At the end of each chapter are enabling exercises to reinforce the concepts presented.
Step-by-step instructions that make curriculum development efficient
Information on learning styles, tracking methods, and career development to improve effectiveness in the classroom
Enabling exercises at the end of each chapter help students retain information Sample lesson plans and evaluation checklists to aid in classroom management
Charts and illustrations to facilitate learning
Grading performance systems chapter to assist in evaluations