The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom
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.
The Skillful Teacher explores the assumption that skillful teaching is grounded in constant research into how students experience learning. The book explores the three R's of skillful teaching: respect, research, and responsiveness. Brookfield offers practical guidance on aspects of the teaching experience that range from lecturing creatively to giving helpful evaluations. The book also lays out a plan for constantly renewing one's engagement in teaching.
Brookfield draws on decades of professional experience and research on teaching and learning to identify key concerns in the teacher-learner relationship, such as building trust with students and overcoming resistance to learning. Readers will also find practical advice on lecturing, discussions, role-playing, simulation, and other instructional techniques. Written for the thoughtful professional, The Skillful Teacher is a hands-on survival manual for restoring confidence, effectiveness, and vigor to the critical practice of teaching.
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Review: The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the ClassroomUser Review - CHE Sadaphal - Goodreads
The bottom line: A comprehensive guide that reveals how to navigate the complex modern classroom and provides strategies for effective teaching. The Skillful Teacher is a wide-ranging book written by ... Read full review
Review: The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the ClassroomUser Review - Shaun - Goodreads
Brookfield starts of the book by sharing a story (p4-5) of how freeing his students from the performance-anxiety of not saying something brilliant or profound to earn the teacher's approval removed ... Read full review
Getting Students to Participate in Discussion
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