25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them / Edition 2

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This updated edition of the bestseller helps teachers become more sensitive educators by recognizing teaching mistakes and discovering better ways to address challenging and stressful situations.

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Editorial Reviews

Billie S. Mayo
"A must-read for new as well as seasoned teachers who want to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all children."
2001 Choice Magazine
"The book should be an important teaching tool for preservice teachers, practicing teachers, administrators, and others concerned with effective teaching. "
Jennifer Brooks
“This book will make you laugh, make you shake your head in disbelief, and keep you amazed. Most important, this book will help you become a more enlightened and effective educator as yougracefully sidestep difficult situations by remembering the practical lessons withinthese pages.”
Anissa Pennick
"Examines and creates awarenessof the social and psychological implications of teachers’ responses to students.The authorprovides real-life scenarios and purposeful commentaries addressing these interactions."
Nicole D. Anderson
"I was able to reflect on my own teaching experience and actions, whichresulted ina conscious effort to be more positive with my students."

"The book should be an important teaching tool for preservice teachers, practicing teachers, administrators, and others concerned with effective teaching."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937887
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Orange is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She teaches Psychological Basis of Learning, Learning and Development of the School Age Child, Human Growth and Development, and Psychology of Human Motivation. She has a Ph D and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psycho logy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harris Stowe State College. She began her teaching career in the St. Louis Public Schools where she taught for a number of years. Her work as an educator has spanned about 25 years. That period includes some time that she worked for two corporations. She has worked as a researcher and educator in a variety of educational settings: elementary, secondary, English as a Second Language (ESL), Montessori, special education, adult education, art, and higher education. She has produced a video on self-regulation and has developed a Self-Regulation Inventory. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Experimental Education, The Roeper Review, Journal of Communi­cations and Minority Issues, The Journal of Black Studies, The NASSP: Curriculum Report, and The High School Journal. In 2001, she was appointed to the review board of the Journal of Communications and Minority Issues. She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of San Antonio. She was included in Who’s Who in the World for 2005; Who’s Who Among American Teachers for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003; Who’s Who in America 2001, 2002, and 2003/2004. Her current research interests are envirosocial factors that affect student achievement. She is the author of 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them (2000) and Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations: xiv FM-Orange.qxd 11/12/2004 4:21 PM Page xv About the Author xv Practices, Programs, Policies and Philosophies (2002). 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them is a bestseller and has gained worldwide popularity. It has been reviewed in India and translated into Thai, Chinese, and Slovenian. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Discipline

1 Mistake 1: Inappropriate Discipline Strategies

2 Mistake 2: Physical Aggression

3 Mistake 3: Purposeful Alienation

4 Mistake 4: Public Ridicule

Pt. II Teacher-Student Relations

5 Mistake 5: Favoritism

6 Mistake 6: Physiological Discrimination

7 Mistake 7: Personal Attacks

8 Mistake 8: Inappropriate Teacher-Student Relationships

9 Mistake 9: Deliberate Mistreatment

10 Mistake 10: Racial and Cultural Differences

11 Mistake 11: Humiliation

Pt. III Classroom Policies and Practices

12 Mistake 12: Inappropriate Classroom Policies

13 Mistake 13: Inappropriate Toileting Practices

art IV Classroom Management and Instruction

14 Mistake 14: Inappropriate Educational Strategies

15 Mistake 15: Inappropriate Assessment

Pt. V Personality and Professionalism

16 Mistake 16: Teacher Insensitivity

17 Mistake 17: Academic Shortcomings

18 Mistake 18: Poor Administration

19 Mistake 19: Teacher Reputation

20 Mistake 20: Teacher Misjudgment

Pt. VI Teaching Style and Behavior

21 Mistake 21: Teacher Bias or Expectations

22 Mistake 22: Unethical Behavior

23 Mistake 23: False Accusations

24 Mistake 24: Inappropriate Reactions

25 Mistake 25: Sexual Harassment

Pt. VII Teacher Confessions of Worst Treatment of a Child: Their Motives and Feelings



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