I agree with Saumitri Varadarajan that practitioners need to look at pedagogy, methods of teaching and learning etc’, so for all and sundry here are some helpful links to start you off with.
Howard Gardner’s work forms a good base to start thinking from.
I love the above stuff on differentiating instruction.
Bloom’s taxonomy – http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html
While a bit outdated Bloom may be good for new teachers.
As may this next one on Maslow.
Old hat but may be interesting for new teachers – Bono’s six thinking hat exercise
For introducing me to this next guy I have to thank Geetha Narayanan profusely.
Some valid politics from Paulo Friere
And more from Ivan Illich.
http://www.funderstanding.com/v2/theory/constructivism/ – is the last one for now.