ERIC Number: ED274087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Effective Teaching: Observations from Research.
This booklet summarizes research observations of the last 15 years about techniques and characteristics of effective teachers. The booklet presents information to assist teachers in the classroom, to stimulate discussion, and to promote effective approaches. Effective teaching cannot always be measured, yet effective teachers have a major effect on students' futures. Following reports in the mid-1960's that teachers could do little to change the influence of the home on students' achievement levels, researchers during the 1970's discovered that teachers and schools do in fact have substantial effects. The book briefly discusses 15 characteristics and techniques found among effective teachers, who, for the most part: (1) tend to be good managers, (2) use systematic instruction techniques, (3) have high expectations of students and themselves, (4) believe in their own efficacy, (5) vary teaching strategies, (6) handle discipline through prevention, (7) are caring, (8) are democratic in their approach, (9) are task-oriented, (10) are concerned with perceptual meanings rather than with facts and events, (11) are comfortable interacting with others, (12) have a strong grasp of subject matter, (13) are accessible to students outside of class, (14) tailor teaching to student needs, and (15) are flexible and imaginative. Thirty-five references, from which the summary is drawn, are appended. (CJH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, School Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Sales, American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00173; single copies, $5.00 prepaid; sets of 25 copies, $25.00; further quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.