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Welcome to the Companion Website for Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School 2e!

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Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom. In their book and with this website, veteran teacher educators Bruce Larson and Timothy Keiper offer practical suggestions and tools for integrating effective classroom management and valid assessment techniques with each instructional strategy.
On this website, students and instructors will find the following resources that will help students review material from the text and assist in their development as an educator. This site contains:

  • Interactive Videos of Instructional Strategies
  • Flashcards
  • Useful templates
  • Useful weblinks
  • State Standard Assessments
  • 10 current truths about effective teaching
  • Interactive real classroom videos of the instructional strategies from the text
  • Discussion questions.

About the Authors:

Bruce Larson teaches courses in curriculum, instructional strategies, classroom management, assessment, and social studies methods.  His research interests integrate teacher education and computer technology related to curriculum development and classroom instruction.  His work has been published in journals such as: Theory and Research in Social Education; Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education; The Social Studies; Journal of Curriculum and Supervision; and Social Education.  He has published numerous curriculum guides and contributed chapters about teacher education and social studies education.

Tim Keiper is Associate Professor of Secondary Education at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education.  He recently was a Fulbright Award grantee and lived in Tanzania for an academic year where he taught teacher preparation and studied resiliency factors unique to youth in rural semi-nomadic cultures.