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ERIC Number: ED512510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 250
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0869-1
Never Work Harder than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching
Jackson, Robyn R.
If it ever feels like teaching is just too much hard work, here's a guide that helps you develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences every time. Using a short set of basic principles and classroom examples that promote reflection, the author explains how to develop a master teacher mindset that ensures you: (1) always know the right questions that lead students to deeper thinking, increased motivation, and more ownership of learning; (2) anticipate which areas of a lesson might give students trouble and correct misconceptions before they cause learning problems; (3) use effective feedback to show students what they still need to do to reach an objective; and (4) organize your teaching knowledge into meaningful patterns that become the basis for your core teaching approach. Chapters include: (1) Start Where Your Students Are; (2) Know Where Your Students Are Going; (3) Expect to Get Your Students There; (4) Support Your Students; (5) Use Effective Feedback; (6) Focus on Quality, Not Quantity; (7) Never Work Harder Than Your Students; and (8) Putting It All Together. Nine tools are appended: (1) The Master Teacher Trajectory; (2) Developing an Action Plan; (3) Sample Action Plan Evidence; (4) Reflection Sheet; (5) Master Teacher Observation Form; (6) Using the Mastery Principles to Solve Instructional Challenges; (7) Classroom Problems by Principle; (8) Guidelines for Forming a Study Group; and (9) Developing a Student Intervention Cycle. The book also includes: References; Related Resources; and An ASCD Study Guide for Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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