In this book, James H. Stronge explores questions and synthesizes the literature on teacher effectiveness. The result? A research-based Framework for Effective Teaching, new to this edition, that addresses: professional knowledge, instructional planning, instructional delivery, assessment, learning environment, and professionalism. Stronge also examines characteristics of effective teachers of at-risk students and high-ability students. To bridge the gap between research and practice, he includes checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance as well as red flags that indicate that teachers may not be reaching their full potential in the classroom.Also new to the 3rd edition: Chapter vignettes updated to illustrate the domains of the Framework; updated reference charts, keyed to the subdomains of the Framework and expanded to include references for 21st-century teachers; 29 sidebars that provide state-of-the-art supplementary text on effective teaching practices and research findings; updated Teacher Skills Assessment Checklist, keyed to the domains of the Framework; positive qualities and red flags associated with effective teachers; and more than 1,000 entries in the References.