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Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching

By: James H. Stronge, Xianxuan Xu

Explore research-based instructional planning tools teachers, leaders, and administrators can use in everyday practice to cultivate meaningful learning schoolwide.

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Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching

Cultivate meaningful learning schoolwide. Taking a practical approach to instructional planning, the authors outline research-based planning tools and illustrate how teachers, leaders, and administrators can use these tools in everyday practice. Discover powerful strategies and guidelines for developing quality lessons, setting learning objectives, planning differentiated instruction, and designing technology-integrated learning to effectively teach and challenge every student.

  • Explore specific planning methods to foster growth and development in teachers and students.
  • Consider research that establishes the effectiveness of instructional planning strategies and methods.
  • Discover how to move from research to practice in delivering effective planning and instruction.
  • Access ready-to-use handouts to immediately implement proven planning methods and strategies.
  • Review principles for planning instructional practices as a team.

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Product Code: BKF642

ISBN: 9781936763771

Page Count: 160

“Stronge and Xu's book offers a combination of solid research evidence for the importance of lesson and unit planning, along with practical advice and templates, which satisfies the needs of both scholars and practitioners. The planners are helpful to those new to the profession and also serve as great study aids for more seasoned professionals.”

Cindy A. Strickland, consultant and author

“With its emphasis on planning, evaluating, and aligning high-impact curriculum components, Stronge and Xu's resource offers a comprehensive guide for planning curriculum units and lessons. Each chapter focuses on a crucial curriculum component by providing research-based best practices, a format for evaluating current curriculum, and templates for planning effective curriculum units. Curriculum-writing teams will return to this book for guidance and support.”

Deborah Burns, PhD, curriculum coordinator, Cheshire Public Schools, Connecticut

“In their book, Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching, Stronge and Xu provide practical, step-by-step methods to implement each stage of the planning process, with handy reproducibles to help along the way. This book is a must-have not only for courses on how to teach effectively, but also for staff development to improve the practices of all educators. New teachers will bookmark the pages to plan and prepare for their first classes, while experienced teachers will utilize the strategies and reproducibles to reevaluate and improve lesson plans. This valuable resource helps all teachers meet the complex demands of rigorous standards and the needs of students in the modern classroom.”

Donna Walker, award-winning author and international consultant

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