ERIC Number: ED447086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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On Being a Teacher: The Human Dimension. Second Edition.
Kottler, Jeffrey A.; Zehm, Stanley J.
This book provides teachers with resources necessary for providing caring and competent instruction and guidance to students of all ages, exploring human resources that teachers need to flourish in the classroom. Chapter 1, "On Being a Teacher," describes the essence of what makes teachers truly great. Chapter 2, "On Being a Learner," discusses how the modeling process occurs in the human dimensions of learning. Chapter 3, "On Struggling With the Challenges of the Profession," examines issues that make teaching so challenging (e.g., limitations in school environments and sabotaging elements within students' homes). Chapters 4, "On Being a Relationship Specialist," and 5, "On Being an Effective Communicator," are about verbal and nonverbal communication. Chapter 6, "On Being a Helper," highlights the skills of helping, noting behaviors most likely to help teachers reach students on multiple levels. Chapter 7, "On Avoiding Burnout and Rustout," offers advice on remaining passionately committed to teaching. Chapter 8, "On Being Reflective," challenges teachers to become more reflective as they grow as people and as professionals. Chapter 9, "On Being Passionately Committed," asks teachers to create an image of the people and professionals they want to be over the next 40 years. (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning, Reflective Teaching, Stress Variables, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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