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1st Edition

How the Best Teachers Avoid the 20 Most Common Teaching Mistakes

ISBN 9781596671096
Published January 30, 2009 by Routledge
158 Pages

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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

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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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.