For most of us going through grade school, there was an amazing teacher the teacher who changed our outlook on life and helped us succeed and whose lessons we will never forget.
Here then are all the tips, techniques and tactics that will help transform you into an amazing teacher as well.
Learn how to improve your teaching skills; how to get your classroom's behavior to work to your benefit; how to motivate pupils who don't seem to want to learn, and much more.
These are all challenges often asked about by newly qualified as well as experienced teachers.
Learn the secrets of body language, presence, and classroom charisma. Learn how to unlock the hidden talents of pupils and develop their motivation and engagement through a wealth of innovative teaching techniques. And learn the tools that amazing teachers have mastered to engage disaffected pupils and make the classroom a vibrant and engaging place. This book will make any teaching career more rewarding and successful.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Crown House Publishing
- Publication Date: 31/08/2010
- Category: Teaching skills & techniques
- ISBN: 9781845904425
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Review by eglinton
A good message, but a rather shallow one: it's nice to be reminded of the power of positive thinking, of self-belief, and keeping expectations high, but there's nothing more profound than that here. Of course the field, and the practice of teaching, can easily drag one into a mire of self-fulfilling low expectations, of railing against extrinsic issues like the social background of your learners, of being ground down by the institutional framework and paperwork. So it's good to have the occasional coherent, and mildly inspirational, reminder that your students are just as capable as you of mastering your material, and that your enthusiastic, committed work *can* get them there. So this book is worthy of half-an-hour's skimming, but only that, and is dull in layout and tone. Maybe that exemplifies the point in a contrary way: good teaching runs on charisma, and is dynamic and of the moment. We can pretty much all recognise it when it's there, but describing or unpicking it soon becomes unexciting...