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The Elements of Education for Teachers

50 Research-Based Principles Every Educator Should Know, 1st Edition

By Austin Volz, Julia Higdon, William Lidwell

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128 pages

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What makes some teachers more effective than others? What pedagogies and practices are fads and which are backed with quality evidence? Which teaching strategies give teachers the biggest learning bang for their buck?

The authors have surveyed the research literature and carefully curated 50 elements of effective teaching—elements such as direct instruction, executive functions, metacognition, motivation, and scaffolding—to answer such questions and demystify the secrets of master teachers.

Designed specifically for clarity and ease of use, this book is perfect for both new and experienced educators. Each element uses a consistent architecture: a simple definition, concise overview of the research, practical Dos and Don’ts for the classroom, and a select quote to inspire reflection.

The Elements of Education for Teachers is an essential addition to any teacher’s library and important reading for teachers’ professional development.

Table of Contents

1. 80/20 Rule

2. Ability Grouping

3. Assessment, Formative

4. Assessment, Self

5. Assessment, Summative

6. Choice Overload

7. Chunking

8. Classroom Design

9. Classroom Management

10. Creativity

11. Decision Making

12. Deliberate Practice

13. Depth of Processing

14. Direct Instruction

15. Discussion-Based Learning

16. Dual Coding

17. Engagement, Parent

18. Engagement, Student

19. Errors

20. Executive Functions

21. Exercise Effects

22. Expectation Effects

23. Feedback

24. Flexibility Tradeoffs

25. Homework

26. Intelligence

27. Interleaving

28. Metacognition

29. Mnemonic Devices

30. Motivation

31. Peer Tutoring

32. Performance Load

33. Personality

34. Play

35. Productive Failure

36. Progressive Disclosure

37. Project-Based Learning

38. Reading Levels

39. Retrieval Practice

40. Scaffolding

41. Serial Position Effects

42. Sleep Strategies

43. Social-Emotional Learning

44. Spacing

45. Student-Directed Learning

46. Student-Teacher Relationship

47. Study Tactics

48. Teach-to-Learn

49. Technology-Based Instruction

50. Transfer

About the Authors

Austin Volz is a Senior Learner-Experience Designer on the "Tiger Works" Research & Development team at Avenues: The World School. A recipient of both a Fulbright scholarship and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Austin holds a bachelor’s from St. John’s College and a master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Julia Higdon is a Senior Research Scientist on the "Tiger Works" Research & Development team at Avenues: The World School. Julia began her career as a teacher and holds a doctorate in education research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

William Lidwell is Vice President of the "Tiger Works" Research & Development group at Avenues: The World School. He is author of several books, including the best-selling Universal Principles of Design.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU025000
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development