Qualities of Effective Teachers

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ASCD, 2007 - Education - 198 pages
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Remember those great teachers who made you excited about learning? Remember how it felt to be in their classes and to experience how they made their classrooms come alive? What made those teachers special? What qualities and skills did they have to ignite student learning? Most important, how did those teachers help their students become successful?

In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 2nd edition, James H. Stronge shows educators how to recreate this same excitement and enthusiasm in their own classrooms by describing the characteristics and skills of effective teachers. Stronge synthesizes research to identify specific teacher behaviors that contribute to student achievement. Rather than look at outside factors like demographics, district leadership, and state mandates, Stronge focuses specifically on what teachers can control: their own preparation, personality, and practices.

Learn how effective teachers

*Prepare to be effective educators.

*Establish, manage, and maintain learning-focused classroom environments.

*Organize time, communicate expectations, and plan instruction.

*Present curriculum to support active and engaged learning.

*Monitor student progress, identify student potential, and meet the needs of special populations in the classroom.

This second edition includes new tips and tools for engaging at-risk students and high-ability students. It also includes skills checklists and an expanded, annotated bibliography to provide a springboard for further insight and exploration. Teachers, educators who hire teachers, teacher leaders, supervisors, and teachers-in-training can all use this book to learn to how to develop better teachers and to improve the quality of learning for all students.


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This book forms a valuable source of teacher's assessment and a guide for newly appointed teachers of how to be a creative teacher. I think any teacher seeking to be creative, should have a deep look and then imply what he/she has learned


1 Prerequisites for Effective Teaching
2 The Teacher as a Person
3 Classroom Management and Organization
4 Planning and Organizing for Instruction
5 Implementing Instruction
6 Monitoring Student Progress and Potential
What Does It All Mean?
Resources You Can Use
Section I Teacher Skills Assessment Checklists
Section II Teacher Responsibilities and Teacher Behaviors
Section III Annotated Bibliography
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