|About the Book|
Offers research- and experience-based alternatives for teacher training for content-qualified professionals in approximately three months. It will meet the mandate of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in terms of preparing qualified teachers in aMoreOffers research- and experience-based alternatives for teacher training for content-qualified professionals in approximately three months. It will meet the mandate of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in terms of preparing qualified teachers in a short period of time. The book presents a complete program for learning the art of teaching in an increasingly diverse public education enterprise at the national level with the major focus on grades 9-12 and the college freshman year. It uses computer software programs as content to provide hands-on practice and illustrations for the pedagogical techniques rather than teaching pedagogy in vacuum, which has been the practice in the colleges of education. Color-Blind Teaching targets four audiences: professionals who want to enter teaching without having to go through the tedious and largely irrelevant education courses, teachers who want to improve their own teaching capabilities, teacher training institutions that want to offer an alternative teacher certification program to their own students or content-qualified individuals, school systems wishing to improve the teaching capability of its teaching staff through special staff development workshops. This book provides simple, comprehensible, easily identifiable, and fully illustrated pedagogical techniques. They are comprised of seven pre-teaching activities, seven classroom management tactics, and nine teaching principles, all of which work. A CD-ROM is included.