Preservice Teachers' Conceptions of Effective and Ineffective Teaching Practices

Sandholtz, Judith Haymore
July 2011
Teacher Education Quarterly;Summer2011, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of the study regarding the importance of teacher education programs for new teachers to enhance learning in all students in the U.S. It states that new teachers need to develop the habit and capacity to reflect on not only their teaching but also the outcome of their practice to enhance effectiveness. It notes that teachers need to analyze and reflect on the teaching practice to improve teaching and promote student learning. It says that an effective teacher must focus on instruction or classroom management, identify student understanding in their descriptions and consider factors related to student learning in their reasoning about their actions.


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