Seven Simple Secrets: What the Best Teachers Know and Do

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Eye On Education, 2006 - Education - 136 pages
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Implementing these secrets will change your life both in and out of the classroom. But most importantly, implementing these secrets will enhance the lives of every student you teach.
  

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Review: Seven Simple Secrets: What the Best Teachers Know and Do

User Review  - Meagan - Goodreads

All my teacher friends: This was the textbook for my practicum class this semester, but I actually really liked it. It wasn't really set up like a textbook, and it had a lot of good advice and made lots of good points to consider and reconsider in your teaching. :) Read full review

Review: Seven Simple Secrets: What the Best Teachers Know and Do

User Review  - Sheila Hill - Goodreads

Excellent book!! Great for first year teachers, as well as seasoned teachers. It is a very easy read, with common sense, practical strategies to implement in your classroom. I loved the scenarios in ... Read full review

Contents

Part 7 How Not to Be a Screamer 39
39
The Secret of Instruction 41
41
Part 1 How to Teach for Real Life 42
42
Part 2 How to Ensure Active Student Involvement 46
46
Part 3 How to Ensure Success for All Students 48
48
Part 4 How to Teach Enthusiastically 50
50
Part 5 How to Align Teaching and Testing 53
53
Part 6 How to Pace Your Lessons Appropriately 55
55
Part 5 How to Bleed Professionalism without Cutting Yourself 88
88
Part 6 How to Do Your Best Not Be the Best 90
90
Part 7 How to Make Decisions That Benefit Children 92
92
The Secret of Effective Discipline 95
95
Part 1 How to Hide Your Buttons from Your Students 96
96
Part 2 How to Be Consistent with Discipline 98
98
Part 3 How to Relieve Stress with Psychology 100
100
Part 4 How to Become Better Not Bitter 102
102

Part 7 How to Teach Anything to Anyone 57
57
The Secret of Attitude 61
61
Its Up to You 62
62
Part 2 How to Handle Yourself in the Teachers Lounge 64
64
Part 3 How to Improve the Attitudes of Your Students 67
67
Part 4 How to Portray an Attitude of Responsibility 69
69
Part 5 How to Defuse Negative Coworkers 72
72
Part 6 How to Work Cooperatively with Parents 74
74
Part 7 How to Have the Best Attitude on the Faculty 77
77
The Secret of Professionalism 79
79
Part 1 How and Why to Dress Professionally 80
80
Part 2 How to Fit In without Falling In 82
82
Part 3 How to Maintain Control of Your Actions 84
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Part 4 How and Why to Continue Your Professional Growth 86
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Part 5 How to Give Students What They Want and Need 104
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Part 6 How to Be SelfDisciplined 106
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Part 7 How to Find the Good in Every Child 108
108
The Secret of Motivation and Inspiration 111
111
Part 1 How to Make Your Excitement Their Excitement 112
112
Part 2 How to Make Every Student Feel Like Your Favorite Student 114
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Part 3 How to Show a Personal Interest in Every Student 117
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Part 4 How to Maximize the Power of Praise 119
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Part 5 How to Use Rewards Appropriately 122
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Part 6 How to Motivate Unmotivated Students 124
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Part 7 How to Maximize the Power of You 127
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Conclusion 129
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Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his profession. Recognized as a leading presenter in the fields of education and leadership, his message has resonated with over a million professionals around the world. One of the nation's leading authorities on employee motivation and leadership effectiveness, Whitaker has written over twenty books and has been invited to present in all fifty states and numerous countries around the world. He is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Todd and his wife Beth, also a professor at Indiana State University, have three children: Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison.

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