Readings

[Slavin] = Slavin, Robert. Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 9780133018097.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction  
2 Cognitive language and literacy development: Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky Chapter 2 in [Slavin].
3 Social, moral, and emotional development: Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, Part I Chapter 3 in [Slavin].
4 Social, moral, and emotional development: Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lawrence Kohlberg, Part II No readings.
5 Student diversity Chapter 4 in [Slavin].
6

Specific ways to use technology to support a variety of learning styles

Guest speaker: Greg Schwanbeck, Teacher, Westwood High School

No readings
7 Behavioral theories of learning Chapter 5 in [Slavin].
8 Information processing and cognitive theories of learning Chapter 6 in [Slavin].
9 Student-centered and constructivist approaches to instruction Chapter 8 in [Slavin].
10 Differentiated instruction—some practical steps, Part 1 Chapter 9 in [Slavin].
11 Differentiated instruction—technology and grouping, Part II No readings
12

The administrator’s point of view, Part I

Guest speaker: Emily Parks, Assistant Superintendent, Westwood Public Schools

No readings
13

The administrator’s point of view, Part II

Guest speaker: Emily Parks, Assistant Superintendent, Westwood Public Schools

No readings
14 Getting a teaching job. Interviewing. Chapter 10 in [Slavin].
15

Motivating the hard to reach student

Guest speaker: Mark Holthouse, Teacher, Westwood High School

No readings
16 Learners with exceptionalities, Part I Chapter 12 in [Slavin].
17

Learners with exceptionalities, Part II

Guest speaker: Greg Schwanbeck, Teacher, Westwood High School

No readings
18 Standardized tests and accountability Chapter 14 in [Slavin].
19

Licensure process

Guest speaker: Kenneth Hawes, Professor, Wellesley College

On-line registration process.
20 Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood. Presentation and discussion. Pollack, William. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood. Owl Books, 1999. ISBN: 9780805061833.
21 Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Presentation and discussion. Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. The Penguin Group, 2005. ISBN: 9781594481888.
22 Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence. Presentation and discussion. Canada, Geoffrey. Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence. Beacon Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780807044612. [Preview with [Google Books](http://books.google.com/books?id=KlZmsxv4SiAC&pg=Pafrontcover>Google Books]
23 Special project presentations No readings
24 Special project presentations (cont.) No readings
25 Special project presentations (cont.) No readings
26 What’s next? Taking care of yourself in the teaching profession No readings

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