ERIC Number: ED468204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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Qualities of Effective Teachers.
Stronge, James H.
This book synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement, focusing on what teachers can control (preparation, personality, and practices). Part 1 examines teacher effectiveness. Chapter 1 investigates prerequisites of effective teaching, particularly the influence of background and professional preparation. Chapter 2 examines what effective teachers are like as people, highlighting nonacademic interactions with students and aspects of teacher behavior that make teachers loved, respected, and remembered. Chapter 3 considers management and organizational skills effective teachers display, emphasizing effective learning environments in which routines and discipline are maintained as a backdrop for instruction and student engagement. Chapter 4 examines organization for instruction, particularly maximizing the amount of time allocated for instruction, communicating expectations for achievement, and planning for instructional purposes. Chapter 5 discusses implementation of instruction, emphasizing communication and complexity of instructional content using appropriate questioning techniques and supporting active learning. Chapter 6 examines monitoring student progress and potential through discussing the importance of homework and applying findings of student learning outcomes. Chapter 7 describes what an effective teacher is and how to improve effectiveness. Part 2 includes teacher skills assessment checklists, behaviors to look for in effective performance, an annotated bibliography, and references. (Contains 102 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Personality Traits, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Student Relationship
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