Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

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ASCD, 2009 - Education - 247 pages
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Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher:


1. Start where your students are.

2. Know where your students are going.

3. Expect to get your students to their goal.

4. Support your students along the way.

5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better.

6. Focus on quality rather than quantity.

7. Never work harder than your students.

Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Start Where Your Students Are
27
Know Where Your Students Are Going
54
Expect to Get Your Students There
77
Support Your Students
102
Use Effective Feedback
125
Focus on Quality Not Quantity
152
Never Work Harder Than Your Students
170
Reflection Sheet
224
Master Teacher Observation Form
228
Using the Mastery Principles to SolveInstructional Challenges
229
Classroom Problems by Principle
233
Guidelines for Forming a Study Group
236
Developing a Student Intervention Cycle
238
References
240
Index
242

Putting It All Together
192
The Master Teacher Trajectory
206
Developing an Action Plan
208
Sample Action Plan Evidence
221
About the Author
246
Related Resources
249
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