Dr. Larson teaches courses in curriculum development, instructional strategies, assessment, and history/social studies teaching methods at Western Washington University. He also supervises student teachers and carries out an active research agenda that explores how technology can enhance learning, and the effective use of classroom discussions in middle schools and high schools. He received the university's “Excellence in Teaching” award, which is given to one faculty member each year from the entire university, and is the result of extensive student evaluations and peer reviews of his teaching. His work has been published in journals such as Theory and Research in Social Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, The Social Studies, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, and Social Education. He has also published numerous curriculum guides and contributed chapters in edited books that have to do with both teacher education and social studies education.
Dr. Keiper has published in a variety of journals on topics relating to teacher education. Recently, he was a Fulbright grantee working with teacher trainees in rural Tanzania. He currently serves as Associate Professor at Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University and as co-director of Maasai School 121, a non-profit organization establishing a school with Maasai colleagues near the Serengeti. See: Kill a Lion, Go to College
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. Classrooms are comprised of diverse...
Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge