Methods for Effective Teaching provides research-based coverage of general teaching methods for K-12 classrooms that promote student understanding while emphasizing contemporary issues, including differentiating your instruction, creating a learning community, and making modifications in instruction based on student differences. This edition offers new content in every chapter on teaching English language learners in all classrooms. Other unique coverage includes ways to manage lesson delivery, how to apply motivational techniques for instruction and assessment, and how to work with colleagues and parents. All the content is aligned to professional standards. The book's thorough coverage of classroom management and discipline includes a discussion of dynamic ways to create a positive learning environment. A variety of pedagogical features throughout the book help maintain the reader's interest and accommodate different learning styles. Each pedagogical feature provokes rich classroom discussions about teacher decision-making and application of concepts. Numerous features, tables, and lists of recommendations ensure that the text is reader-friendly and practical.