The Praxiology of Teaching


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Table of Contents

Introduction 3 Part One Acting Skills for Teachers Chapter 1: The Fox Experiment 7 Chapter 2: Vocal Expression 9 OBJECTIVE A.1.1 Improving personal speech 10 OBJECTIVE A.1.2 Maintaining vocal fitness 13 OBJECTIVE A.1.3 Varying vocal pitch 17 OBJECTIVE A.1.4 Controlling voice volume 19 OBJECTIVE A.1.5 Adjusting voice quality 21 OBJECTIVE A.1.6 Varying speaking rate 23 OBJECTIVE A.1.7 Communicating vocally 26 Chapter 3: Nonverbal Expression 29 OBJECTIVE A.2.1 Nonverbal signals 30 OBJECTIVE A.2.2 Facial and eye contact 32 OBJECTIVE A.2.3 Using gestures 34 OBJECTIVE A.2.4 Appearance and posture 37 OBJECTIVE A.2.5 Moving about the classroom 40 OBJECTIVE A.2.6 Communicating physically 42 Chapter 4: Physical Space 44 OBJECTIVE A.3.1 Understanding proxemics 45 OBJECTIVE A.3.2 Maintaining good acoustics 47 OBJECTIVE A.3.3 Recognizing sight lines 49 OBJECTIVE A.3.4 Using blocking techniques 51 Chapter 5: Physical Props 53 OBJECTIVE A.4.1 Types of props 54 OBJECTIVE A.4.2 Learning to use physical props 56 OBJECTIVE A.4.3 Testing instructional props 58 OBJECTIVE A.4.4 Props as attention-getters 60 OBJECTIVE A.4.5 Conveying information 62 OBJECTIVE A.4.6 Using students as props 64 Chapter 6: Role Playing 66 OBJECTIVE A.5.1 Playing the part of a teacher 67 OBJECTIVE A.5.2 Narrating a story 70 OBJECTIVE A.5.3 Gaining attention 73 OBJECTIVE A.5.4 Conveying information 75 OBJECTIVE A.5.5 Stimulating discussion 77 Chapter 7: Generating Surprise 79 OBJECTIVE A.6.1 Using cognitive dissonance 80 OBJECTIVE A.6.2 Delivering the unexpected 82 OBJECTIVE A.6.3 Impact of dramatic surprise 84 Chapter 8: Creating Suspense 87 OBJECTIVE A.7.1 Intrigue in the classroom 88 OBJECTIVE A.7.2 Generating excitement 90 OBJECTIVE A.7.3 Impact of dramatic surprise 92 Chapter 9: Using Humor 94 OBJECTIVE A.8.1 Types of humor 95 OBJECTIVE A.8.2 Establishing rapport 97 OBJECTIVE A.8.3 Soothing difficult moments 99 OBJECTIVE A.8.4 Encouraging risk taking 101 OBJECTIVE A.8.5 Communicating with humor 103 Part Two Managing Skills for Teachers Chapter 10: Teachers are Managers 107 Chapter 11: Managerial Responsibilities 111 OBJECTIVE M.1.1 Classroom management 112 Chapter 12: Planning Skills 118 OBJECTIVE M.2.1 Stategic planning 119 OBJECTIVE M.2.2 Sharing objectives 122 OBJECTIVE M.2.3 Managing time 126 OBJECTIVE M.2.4 Defining problems and causes 128 OBJECTIVE M.2.5 Brainstorming solutions 133 OBJECTIVE M.2.6 Handling multiple projects 136 Chapter 13: Organizing Skills 139 OBJECTIVE M.3.1 Designing the learning space 140 OBJECTIVE M.3.2 Using classroom assistants 144 OBJECTIVE M.3.3 Organizing events 147 OBJECTIVE M.3.4 Allowing for diversity 150 OBJECTIVE M.3.5 Managing classroom assets 152 OBJECTIVE M.3.6 Working to change things 154 Chapter 14: Leading Skills 157 OBJECTIVE M.4.1 Deciding and acting 158 OBJECTIVE M.4.2 Influencing others 160 OBJECTIVE M.4.3 Rules, procedures and routines 162 OBJECTIVE M.4.4 Being consistent and equitable 166 OBJECTIVE M.4.5 Independent learnings 169 OBJECTIVE M.4.6 Orchestrating the environment 172 OBJECTIVE M.4.7 Coaching students 175 OBJECTIVE M.4.8 What works and what doesn't 179 Chapter 15: Controlling Skills 182 OBJECTIVE M.5.1 Disruption and distraction 183 OBJECTIVE M.5.2 Using classroom assistants 185 OBJECTIVE M.5.3 Tracking student progress 188 OBJECTIVE M.5.4 Anecdotal record keeping 192 OBJECTIVE M.5.5 Judging success or failure 194 OBJECTIVE M.5.6 Taking attendance 197 OBJECTIVE M.5.7 Academic record Keeping 200 Chapter 16: Coordinating Skills 203 OBJECTIVE M.6.1 Using school facilities 204 OBJECTIVE M.6.2 Field trips and excursions 207 OBJECTIVE M.6.3 Media and technology access 209 OBJECTIVE M.6.4 Safe learning environment 211 OBJECTIVE M.6.5 Policies and procedures 214 OBJECTIVE M.6.6 Parents and colleagues 216 OBJECTIVE M.6.7 Community agencies 219 Part Three Developing Skills for Teachers Chapter 17: Developing instructional materials 223 Chapter 18: Instructional Materials 227 OBJECTIVE D.1.1 Using instructional technologies 228 OBJECTIVE D.1.2 Creating pictorial drawings 231 OBJECTIVE D.1.3 Preparing technical drawings 233 OBJECTIVE D.1.4 Taking and using photographs 236 OBJECTIVE D.1.5 Creating bulletin displays 240 OBJECTIVE D.1.6 Building models and mock-ups 244 OBJECTIVE D.1.7 Preparing audio recordings 247 OBJECTIVE D.1.8 Creating projected transparencies 250 OBJECTIVE D.1.9 Preparing video recordings 254 Chapter 19: Technology Skills 258 OBJECTIVE D.2.1 Operating microcomputers 259 OBJECTIVE D.2.2 Diagnosing computer problems 264 OBJECTIVE D.2.3 Surfing the "net" 269 OBJECTIVE D.2.4 Sending and receiving e-mails 272 OBJECTIVE D.2.5 Searching with search engines 274 OBJECTIVE D.2.6 Keeping current with technology 280 OBJECTIVE D.2.7 Using teaching & learning apps 283 OBJECTIVE D.2.8 Using Diagnostic Software 286 Chapter 20: Teacher Productivity 289 OBJECTIVE D.3.1 Selecting appropriate technology 290 OBJECTIVE D.3.2 Word processing applications 293 OBJECTIVE D.3.3 Painting & drawing applications 298 OBJECTIVE D.3.4 Page layout applications 303 OBJECTIVE D.3.5 Presentation applications 308 OBJECTIVE D.3.6 Authoring applications 311 OBJECTIVE D.3.7 Creating web pages and sites 314 OBJECTIVE D.3.8 Speadsheet applications 318 OBJECTIVE D.3.9 Writing computer programs 323 OBJECTIVE D.3.8 Speadsheet applications 318 Part Four Selling Skills for Teachers Chapter 21: Not Just Selling 328 Chapter 22: Market Research 332 OBJECTIVE S.1.1 Knowing your customers 333 OBJECTIVE S.1.2 Recognizing student diversity 342 OBJECTIVE S.1.3 Identifying external conflicts 346 OBJECTIVE S.1.4 Maintaining relationships 351 OBJECTIVE S.1.5 Identifying features & benefits 355 OBJECTIVE S.1.6 Developing marketing skills 357 Chapter 23: Advertising 360 OBJECTIVE S.2.1 Legal & ethical advertising 361 OBJECTIVE S.2.2 Identifying image & message 364 OBJECTIVE S.2.3 Selecting advertising media 368 OBJECTIVE S.2.4 Advertising the product 372 Chapter 24: Public Relations & Publicity 376 OBJECTIVE S.3.1 Promotional activities 377 OBJECTIVE S.3.2 Selecting promotional tools 384 OBJECTIVE S.3.3 Promotional materials 388 OBJECTIVE S.3.4 Mining student resources 391 OBJECTIVE S.3.5 Contacting the media 393 Chapter 25: Individual & Group Motivation 395 OBJECTIVE S.4.1 Motivation and behavior 396 OBJECTIVE S.4.2 Psychology of learning 400 OBJECTIVE S.4.3 Appropriate instruction 404 OBJECTIVE S.4.4 Strategies and methods 409 OBJECTIVE S.4.5 Enhancing student learning 413 OBJECTIVE S.4.6 Using praise and rewards 416 Chapter 26: Selling Education 420 OBJECTIVE S.5.1 Building trust relationships 421 OBJECTIVE S.5.2 Developing selling skills 424 OBJECTIVE S.5.3 Presenting features & benefits 428 OBJECTIVE S.5.4 Selling your subject 431