1st Edition

How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes





ISBN 9781596671096
Published January 30, 2009 by Routledge
158 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

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

Foreword
Introduction
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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