1st Edition

How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes

By Elizabeth Breaux Copyright 2009
    158 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    158 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    For new teachers and veterans, mentors, instructional coaches, and staff developers, this book shows you how the best teachers avoid and correct the 20 most common teaching mistakes. Clear, direct, and passionate, this book provides tools to help you take charge of your classroom, yourself, your students' educations, and to become the best teacher you can possibly be!

    Mistake 1: Assuming Students Already Know
    Mistake 2: Attempting to Control
    Mistake 3 : Engaging in Power Struggles
    Mistake 4: Taking Students Behavior Personally
    Mistake 5: Foregoing the Real-Life Connection
    Mistake 6: Teaching to the Whole
    Mistake 7: Allowing for Unstructured Time
    Mistake 8: Failing to Organize
    Mistake 9: Being Unprofessional
    Mistake 10: Lowering Expectations
    Mistake 11: Treating Students Unfairly
    Mistake 12: Neglecting Priorities
    Mistake 13: Being Inconsistent
    Mistake 14: Planning Haphazardly
    Mistake 15: Misusing the Administration
    Mistake 16: Delaying Feedback
    Mistake 17: Discouraging Participation
    Mistake 18: Sacrificing the Parent-Teacher Alliance
    Mistake 19: Believing the Facade
    Mistake 20: Refusing to Acknowledge Mistakes


    Meet the Author Elizabeth Breaux is one of the most practical, down-to-earth, informative, and entertaining authors and speakers in education today. She has spoken to audiences across the country where she leaves them laughing, crying, and certain that they have chosen the right profession—teaching. She is the author of three best-selling books: Classroom Management—SIMPLIFIED, How to Reach and Teach ALL Students—SIMPLIFIED, and the coauthor with her sister Annette Breaux of Real Teachers, Real Challenges, Real Solutions.A former curriculum coordinator and classroom teacher, she currently trains and supports new teachers in Lafayette, LA. She is also one of the coordinators of TIPS, an induction program for new teachers in Lafayette, LA. In addition, she trains assessors for the Louisiana Department of Education and is an international presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research.Liz has taught and worked with at-risk students for 24 years and believes that there is not a more challenging and rewarding job in the world. Her message has always been a simple one: “I cannot teach my students until I reach my students.”For information on bringing Elizabeth Breaux to your school or district, contact her at 337-654-0040.