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Madeline Hunter's Mastery Teaching
Increasing Instructional Effectiveness in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Second Edition
  • Robin Hunter - Santa Susana Elementary School, Simi Valley, CA


© 2004 | 176 pages | Corwin

Updated Edition of Bestseller

Madeline Hunter's authoritative guide to effective instruction, newly updated and expanded for today's learners!

"What do I teach this group of learners today?" Teachers make countless choices daily. Your own teaching decisions have a powerful impact on student learning. Knowing principles of learning and using them strategically and creatively are the hallmarks of the master teacher.

Madeline Hunter's tried and true method for effective instruction remains one of the most important teaching approaches available to educators today. Madeline Hunter's Mastery Teaching is the best guide to rigorous standards-based instruction that covers teaching to both sides of the brain, teaching for meaning and retention, and teaching for transfer to real-life situations. This exciting new edition by educator Robin Hunter features:

  • Instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, and behavior integrated into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching
  • Newly updated and expanded content to encompass teaching for independent learning
  • Teaching tips, classroom examples, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index, and a discussion guide for each chapter

Every educator will find this updated classic to be a refreshingly direct introduction to, or reminder of, the basic principles of effective instruction for academic excellence!

 
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
Preface to the Original Edition
 
Introduction to the Original Edition
 
About the Authors
 
1. Decisions in Teaching
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
The Content Decision  
The Decision Regarding Student Learning Behavior  
The Decision Regarding Teaching Behavior  
 
2. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part I
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Level of Concern  
Feeling Tone  
Success  
The Interaction of Motivational Factors  
 
3. Increasing Your Students' Motivation Part II
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Interest  
Knowledge of Results  
Intrinsic-Extrinsic Motivation  
 
4. Getting Students Set to Learn
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Hooking Your Students' Interest During Prime Time  
Using Prime Learning Time Effectively  
Cultivating Prime Learning  
 
5. Providing Information Effectively
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Lecturing for Effective Learning  
Three Principles of Effective Instruction  
Taking the Steps to Lecturing Success  
 
6. Teaching to Both Halves of the Brain
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Your Brain: The Left and Right of It  
Using Visuals to Facilitate Learning  
 
7. Modeling What You Mean
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Four Characteristics of Effective Models  
Modeling Processes, Products, and Examples  
Modeling Your Thinking  
 
8. Making Material Meaningful
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Four Techniques That Make Material Meaningful  
Making Sure to Make It Real  
 
9. Checking Your Students' Understanding
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Checking for Understanding During Teaching  
Four Common Mistakes That Teachers Make  
Four Effective Techniques for Checking Your Students' Understanding in Class  
Assessing Understanding Using Tests, Papers, or Observations of Performance  
 
10. Practice Doesn't Make Perfect: Designing Effective Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Mastery Only BEGINS with Automaticity  
Practicing Properly: Four Principles to Improve Performance  
Desgining Valuable Practice is the Key  
 
11. Guiding Your Students' Initial Practice
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Determining the Degree of Guidance  
Teaching Knowledgeably  
Checking for Understanding  
 
12. Extending Your Students' Thinking
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Knowledge  
Comprehension  
Application  
Analysis  
Synthesis  
Evaluation  
 
13. Dignifying Errors to Promote Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Making Effective Use of Erroneous Answers  
Communicating Accountability  
Dignifying Despite Setbacks  
Maintaining Dignity Enables Success  
 
14. Using Time to Achieve More Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Increasing Learning Time  
Before Instruction  
During Instruction  
After Instruction  
Using Your Creativity  
 
15. Teaching So Students Remember
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Five Teaching Techniques to Promote Retention  
 
16. Teaching for Transfer
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
The Power of Transfer  
Promoting Transfer  
Tying Everything Together for Transfer  
 
17. Teaching for Independent Learning
Guide for Group Discussion or Individual Study  
Differentiating Instruction  
Getting Students to Work Independently  
Planning for Your Students' Independent Learning  
(De)Regulating While Working in Small Groups  
Ensuring Independent Learning  
 
Recommended Reading
 
Index

"I never would have survived teaching without Madeline Hunter."

Lin Kuzmich, Assistant Superintendent
Thompson School District, Loveland, CO
Key features
      • Updates Madeline Hunter's classic text for today's differentiated classroom.
      • Features Madeline Hunter's widely recommended seven-step plan for effective instruction (sometimes also called "direct instruction").
      • Integrates instruction, learning, motivation, guided practice, behavior, assessment, and more into a comprehensive and effective model for classroom teaching.
      • Features teaching tips, classroom examples, classic quotations, recommended readings, a new comprehensive index to the complete text, and a guide for group discussion or individual study of each chapter.
      • "I wouldn't be where I am today without her wonderful tutelage." --Pat Wolfe
      • "I don't think Hunter's technique can be overused. . . Use it, and you don't go wrong." --Ray Tolcacher, Los Angeles Times Magazine, 8/12/1990, p. 23

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Decisions in Teaching


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