How should teachers group students? How should they arrange their classrooms? How many - or how few - students should there be in a class? How are students influenced by their peers and by their parents? What is emotional intelligence? What are the characteristics of self-regulating students? Psychological research has much to tell teachers about these and other practical issues. Too often, however, the research findings are presented piecemeal through inaccessible, jargon-ridden, sources. This book, on the other hand, presents information in exactly the form that teachers need it, telling them what they need to know: - before teaching a class - whilst teaching a class - after teaching a class Teachers and students will find this the most helpful and practical guide to educational psychology available.
Manuel Martinez-Pons is Associate Professor at the School of Education at Brooklyn College and Associate Professor at the Program in Educational Psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. He has written two books for the University Press of America.