Using their proven formula for guiding novice, pre-service, and experienced teachers, the authors synthesize real-world insights and the most practical elements of pedagogy to provide a ready-to-use resource of best classroom practices. Based on the authors' experience as teacher educators and skilled social studies teachers, this text helps practitioners:
Make instruction meaningful
Develop literacy to build social studies skills
Incorporate district expectations and state standards
Create a community of learners
Collaborate with colleagues
The authors provide easy-to-follow lists, tips, and sample forms and letters to help teachers organize their daily work and reduce stress.