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ERIC Number: ED509995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 158
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-6070-9034-1ISBN-978-1-6070-9034-2
Making a Difference in the Classroom: Strategies that Connect with Students
Balli, Sandra J.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is about the energy, substance, hope, and determination that excellent teachers bring to the rhythm of classrooms every day, year in and year out. Balli offers experiences and important lessons about teaching and classroom life at all grade levels, illuminating the perspective of both teachers and students. Knitting teacher and student voices together, this book inspires practicing teachers and those who are learning to teach, with universal insights drawn from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. "Making a Difference in the Classroom" is organized into three parts, focusing first on teacher-student relationships, then on how excellent teachers finesse the substance and action of classrooms, and finally on the inestimable worth of teachers as diverse individuals with unique talents to offer as gifts for students to unwrap and experience day after day. Following a foreword and an introduction, this book contains: (1) Building Relationships, which includes: (a) Respect; (b) The Gift of Time; (c) Encouragement; and (d) Teacher-Student Friendships; (2) Building a Learning Community, which includes: (a) Classroom Ambience; (b) Classroom Management; (c) Learning Activities; (d) High Expectations; and (e) Assessment; and (3) Building Authenticity, which includes: (a) Teaching Styles; (b) Teacher and Student Gender; (c) Not Like Some Teachers; and (d) The Essence of Excellence.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A