Quality Teaching; Reflection as the Heart of Practice
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Quality Teaching; Reflection as the Heart of Practice

  • Publish Date: 2003-07-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Joelle K. Jay

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Quality teaching is the single most important factor in student learning. But what counts as quality teaching? This book explores one of the most fundamental characteristics of accomplished practice: teachers' reflection. By examining the role of reflection, we see how this vital aspect of teaching can be supported in teachers' professional liveswith significant results for student learning. Author Joelle Jay offers teacher leaders and school administrators concrete cases and recommendations for incorporating reflection into their schools.

Includes:
A reader-friendly review of the research on reflection
Real-life cases of teacher's reflective practice in a variety of settings
Summaries of the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to supporting reflection
Suggestions for encouraging reflective practice among teachers
A synopsis of the elements of effective, reflective practice

Readers will:
Understand the importance of reflection as an aspect of quality teaching
Understand the link between reflective teaching and student learning
Gain a nuanced understanding of reflection
Be able to compare both successful and unsuccessful applications of reflection
Understand elements needed to support reflection successfully

Written primarily to support educational leaders, teacher leaders, and school administrators engaged in improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning.


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