What Is A Good Teacher

Author: David Booth
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551389288
Size: 20.61 MB
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Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, What Is a "Good" Teacher? goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classrooms, and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance, along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

The Good Teacher

Author: Alex Moore
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415335647
Size: 20.16 MB
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Moore's insightful text explores and makes better sense of professional practice by examining that practice in the context of popular views. The book identifies and elaborates three dominant discourses of good teaching: * the competent craftsperson, currently favoured by central governments * the reflective practitioner, which continues to get widespread support among teacher trainers and educators * the charismatic subject, whose popular appeal is evidenced in filmic and other media representations of teaching. All of these are critiqued on the basis of their capacity both to help and to hinder improved practice and understandings of practice. In particular, it is argued that the discourses all have a tendency, if not checked, to over-emphasise the individual teacher's or student teacher's responsibility for successful and unsuccessful classroom encounters, and to understate the role of the wider society and education system in such successes and failures. Winner of a Society for Education Studies book prize in 2005, this is a well-informed source of advice and support for teachers and anyone considering teaching as a career.

What Makes A Good Primary School Teacher

Author: Caroline Gipps
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317301905
Size: 20.19 MB
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We know that successful teachers need to use a range of teaching strategies, but what are they? Bringing together fascinating, first-hand accounts of teaching, assessment and feedback strategies used by 'expert' teachers, this Routledge Classic Edition is an indispensable guide for teachers and trainee teachers looking to extend their skills and improve their practice. With a brand new foreword from Margaret Brown to contextualise the book within the field today, this accessible and concise text illustrates good teaching practice, offering a range of rich case studies and first-hand narratives. Chapters investigate a number of key areas, including the most common lesson patterns and when to use them, how teaching strategies are varied according to subject, and how assessment and feedback can encourage pupils to learn. Based on extensive fieldwork by highly respected researchers and authors, What Makes a Good Primary School Teacher? is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers, and will be particularly useful for those seeking fresh inspiration for successful approaches to assessment.

From Courtroom To Classroom

Author: Jeffrey H. Konis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438908069
Size: 17.99 MB
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The book is replete with invaluable suggestions how to be a more effective teacher at the high school level drawn from a combination of common sense and first-hand experiences in and out of the classroom with both students and teachers. The focus is on establishing a relationship of trust and respect with the students by providing them with voice and choice, which will provide the requisite foundation for successful teaching while maximizing the learning process for the students. Among the many questions addressed include: Why give up a lucrative career in the law to become a teacher? How are lawyering skills similar to those needed to be an effective teacher? Why do some teachers take things said or done by their students personally? Are younger high school teachers too young? Are too many teachers allowing their egos to get in the way of their teaching? Are teachers paying enough attention to all of their students? How important is a supportive administration to good teaching? Last, what should we be teaching our students?

Good Teaching And Learning

Author: Colin Morgan
Publisher: Open University Pres
ISBN: 0335202632
Size: 18.19 MB
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Open University in Wales. Government intervention in the control of schools, irrespective of which political party has been in power, has changed as the 1990s have proceeded. Beginning with policy innovations centred on the system, the concerns are now with the classroom, & such issues as teaching methods & skills of 'good teachers'. The quality of learning & the quality of teaching are officially designated categories of evaluation in the inspection of schools' performance. This book reports a five year research project which aimed to capture the voices of secondary school pupils & teachers on how they defined key aspects of quality in learning & teaching. Based on individual interviews with 207 pupils & 133 teachers in ten British comprehensive schools with socially & geographically different catchment areas, the book describes & compares student & teacher perspectives on topics such as: 'what constitutes good teaching?', 'successful lessons' &, 'why pupils learn more in some classes'. The content of this book is of interest & important to all teachers in secondary comprehensive schools, educational policymakers, teacher trainers & trainee teachers, for it provides the kind of information which can assist schools, teachers, & pupils in doing better. It makes a significant contribution to knowledge of what the key participants in teaching & learning think & say, & particularly from the neglected pupils' perspective on classroom practices. The research findings reported in this book raise important issues for policy makers with regard to training & the development support provided for teachers. Contents: Acknowledgements - Introduction: the policy background, research conducted - Pupils & Learning: why they say they learn more in some lessons than others - Pupils & teachers: why they consider some teachers as better than others - Pupils & lessons: their 'best', 'worst', & 'the lessons where I learn the most' - Teachers & pupil learning: why they say some learn better than others - Teachers & pedagogy: views of their own teaching - Teachers & pupils perspectives compared: shared or dissimilar - Pupil & teacher perspectives on learning & teaching quality: issues for policymakers - References - Index.