2nd Edition

Teaching Matters How to Keep Your Passion and Thrive in Today's Classroom

By Todd Whitaker, Beth Whitaker Copyright 2013
    168 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    168 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    Recharge your batteries and rekindle your excitement about teaching! This new, updated edition of the best-selling book, Teaching Matters: Motivating and Inspiring Yourself, offers practical advice on working with colleagues for inspiration, using social media to connect to other professionals, and adding fresh new appeal to your lessons.

    The practical ideas and inspirational examples in this book will help you keep your passion for education alive and thriving in your classroom. Get use-now tips on everything from creating a positive atmosphere in the classroom to dealing with difficult peers. This is truly a must-have motivational resource for all educators!

    Part 1: Why You're Worth It
    1. The Value of Teaching
    2. Ten Days Out of Ten
    3. We Are All Teachers
    4. It's Not Time--It's Energy
    Part II: Taking Care of Yourself
    5. Viewing the Cup
    6. Attaboy/Attagirl
    7. Could I Have a Refill Please? Opportunities for Renewal
    8. Celebrating Yourself--You ARE a Professional
    Part III: Raise the Praise--Minimize the Criticize
    9. The Value of Praise
    10. Making School Work for You
    11. Unexpected Happiness
    12. Your Home Away from Home
    4. Part IV: Peers and Cheers
    13. Peer Power
    14. The Teaching World is a Twitter
    15. Working with Negative People
    16. Make Your Teaching SPARKLE
    17. Students--The Most Precious Commodity


    Todd Whitaker, Beth Whitaker