Publication Date: April 27, 2009
Now in its second edition, this essential textbook and professional development resource offers: a new foreword by James Hiebert and two important new chapters that focus on the ways in which the book can be used to support the learning of teachers and administrators. Drawing on the authors’ work over the past decade, Chapter 11 illustrates the various ways in which teacher educators and professional developers might use the materials in the book to aid in the professional growth of teachers, including how to directly improve teachers’ instruction practices and Chapter 12 discusses ways in which principals and school leaders can use the book to become better instructional leaders of teachers who are attempting to teach with cognitively demanding tasks.
This essential book:
Mary Kay Stein is Professor of Learning Sciences and Policy at the University of Pittsburgh. Margaret Schwan Smith is a Professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Marjorie A. Henningsen is the Head of School at Wellspring Learning Community in Beirut, Lebanon. Edward A. Silver is the William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
“The uncommon value of this book is found in the way it treats teaching as an object of study. It engages all teachers in studying and improving teaching. It focuses directly on the details of teaching and on the methods used to interact with students about the content.”
—From the Foreword by James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, University of Delaware