ERIC Number: ED339699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Ten Commandments for Teaching: A Teacher's View. Reference and Resource Series.
This publication is intended to serve as an ongoing source of teaching fundamentals benefiting aspiring teachers as well as those who periodically feel something is missing from their day-to-day teaching. It also acts as an aid to teachers in order to improve their skills, jobs, and lives. The text suggests student-centered teaching methods and is organized into 10 sections. The first nine commandments (sections) are quick, easy reading, and directly related to teaching. The Tenth Commandment comprises the key portion of the text and assists in executing the first nine. It also addresses a teacher's personal life, which is tightly interwoven with one's career. The commandments are Thou Shalt: (1) Remember that We're in It for the Children; (2) Remember that Discipline Precedes Learning; (3) Demonstrate the Relevancy of Learning; (4) Dangle the Carrot High; (5) Remember that Precious Stones Come from the Most Unlikely Rocks; (6) Remember that the Little Things Make a Big Difference; (7) Erase All Question Marks Thoroughly; (8) Remember that the Exceptional Teacher Is Always Learning; (9) Not Underestimate the Power of Communication; and (10) Remember that a Positive Attitude Is Your Most Important Possession. A course evaluation form is appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Relevance (Education), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Morale, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1539-8-00: $8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.