Instructional Patterns:a Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning examines instruction from the learnersAE 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 todayAEs 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.aaThis 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.aaaaaaaa Key FeaturesaGuides students in differentiating instructional practices to meet the needs of all students, as well as in the practical issues of instructiona Details interactive instructional patterns that include teacher centered patterns, teacher-student interactive patterns, and student-centered patterns.a InstructorAEs resources on CD contains PowerPoint (R) slides, test questions (includes Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and Essay format) and answers, lecture outlines, teaching activities, Web resources, and sample syllabi.aa Web-Based Student Study Siteahttp:/www.sagepub.com/holt/ 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.
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. 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 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, President of the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching, and Executive Secretary of the American Association for Curriculum and Teaching. Dr. Kysilka currently serves as editor of the Florida Educational Leadership journal. Dr. Kysilka has published over 60 journal articles and eight books. While at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Kysilka served as a full professor in the Educational Studies department, as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, as Director of Educational Research, as Assistant Chair to the Educational Studies Department and as Coordinator of the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program. She currently is a consultant with P.A.C.E. High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, a school for underachieving inner city students and teaches part-time for the College of Mt. St. Joseph.