How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Breaux


158 pages

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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!

Table of Contents



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

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