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: 1. Educational Psychology and Teacher Decision-Making. UNDERSTANDING STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY. 2. Cognitive and Linguistic Development. 3. Personal, Social, and Moral Development. 4. Individual and Group Differences. 5. Students with Special Educational Needs. II. UNDERSTANDING HOW STUDENTS LEARN. 6. Learning and Cognitive Processes. 7. Knowledge Construction. 8. Higher-Level Thinking Skills. 9. Learning in the Content Areas. 10. Behaviorist Views of Learning. 11. Social Cognitive Views of Learning. 12. Motivating Students to Learn. III. UNDERSTANDING INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESSES. 13. Choosing Instructional Strategies. 14. Promoting Learning through Student Interactions. 15. Creating and Maintaining a Productive Classroom Environment. 16. Assessing Student Learning. Appendix A: The Seven Themes of the Book. Appendix B: Describing Relationships with Correlation Coefficients. Appendix C: Interpreting Standardized Test Scores. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.