What comes to mind when you think about lesson planning? If youre like most teachers, you focus on the material you need to present, what you will do and say, what you will ask students to do, and the assessments you will create and administer. And if youre like most teachers, you also know what its like to be disappointed when this careful planning doesnt always lead to the deep understanding and mastery youd intended.nnTheres a better way to approach instructional design says author and teacher-educator Anne R. Reeves, and its within every teachers grasp. It begins with a simple mental shift from planning for activities to planning for learning outcomes and a critical concentration on learning objectives.nnRemarkable for its clarity and filled with vivid examples, Where Great Teaching Begins is a step-by-step walk through the crucial, behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Here, youll discover how tonn* Translate even the most inscrutable standards into strong, learning-focused objectives.n* Use effective objectives as the basis for excellent assessment.n* Craft engaging learning activities that incorporate both targeted content and necessary thinking skills.n* Pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities together into powerful plans for learning.nnWhether youre a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new, streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.
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