Teaching Skills For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2010 - Education - 384 pages
Being a “good teacher” is a difficult goal to achieve, being largely dependent on a huge variety of skills outside of the main curriculum. Teaching Skills For Dummies focuses on these ‘soft’ skills of teaching, from maintaining discipline to creating engaging lesson plans and monitoring performance. This essential guide promises to help teachers gain the respect of their pupils, manage potential confrontations and ultimately get the best out of both their careers and their students.

Teaching Skills For Dummies includes information on:

  • Developing Your Teaching Style
  • Teaching a Class
  • Managing a Class
  • Dealing with Different Kinds of People
  • Succeeding Beyond the Classroom

“Don’t let the title fool you; this is an essential guide and resource for any aspiring teacher. Sue Cowley uses her experience and insight to provide a comprehensive and informative resource, packed with excellent advice and brilliant suggestions for making both teaching and learning effective. A must for any teacher’s bookshelf!”
- Peter Hadfield, Principal lecturer in Education, University of Bedfordshire


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Table of Contents
Where to Go from Here
Understanding Teaching Styles and Developing One That Works for
Making the Most of Your Communication Skills
Teaching a Class
Structuring a Quality Lesson
Getting and Keeping a Class Engaged
Getting the Most Out of Your Students
Handling Challenging Situations
Getting to Know Your Students
Working as Part of a Team
Getting to Know the Right People
Succeeding Beyond the Classroom
Dealing with inspection and inspectors
Ten Great Ways to Engage with a Group
Give em a Surprise

Managing a Class
Building Better Behaviour
Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere
Know When to Be Flexible
Learn to Forgive Yourself

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About the author (2010)

Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and behaviour management expert and is the best-selling author of Getting the Buggers to Behave. Sue writes regular articles for a range of teacher publications and parenting magazines. She also provides training and consultancy for schools around the UK.

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