The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 15, 2009 - Education - 320 pages
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In this second edition of the book that has become a classic in the field, award-winning author Stephen D. Brookfield offers inspiration and down-to-earth advice to new and seasoned teachers. The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the hundreds of workshops conducted by the author. This new edition also reflects the many changes that have come about in the decade since the book was first published and includes new chapters that deal with emerging topics such as classroom diversity and teaching in online learning environments.

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Teachingin Diverse Classrooms
Understanding Our Classrooms
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Getting Students to Participate in Discussion
Gauging Diversity
Mixing Modalities
Giving Helpful Evaluations
Chapter 11 Teaching Online
Familiarizing Ourselves withthe OnlineExperience
Responding to Resistance
Responding to Resistance Chapter 13 Dealing with the Politics of Teaching

Cultural Suicide
Chapter 6
Preparing Studentsfor
Getting Discussions Started
Surviving Emotionally

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About the author (2009)

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to moving to Minnesota, he was professor in the Department of Higher and Adult Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is still adjunct professor. A four-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education, he is the author of numerous books on teaching including Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, Developing Critical Thinkers, The Power of Critical Theory, and Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning.

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