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ERIC Number: EJ913794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Flexible Teacher
Christenbury, Leila
Educational Leadership, v68 n4 p46-50 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
In her 35-year teaching career, which has spanned the secondary and the postsecondary levels, the author has studied both effective and ineffective teaching. In this article, she asserts that there is no recipe or formula for being an effective teacher. Instead, good teaching depends on the teachers' ability to respond to the classroom context and to adjust instruction to serve student needs. Such teaching requires that teachers be given autonomy and that they be fearless in putting student learning first. The article illustrates what effective teaching looks like using the author's recent experience with a challenging undergraduate class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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