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

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Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches!

All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author's prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering:

• Discipline
• Teacher-student relations
• Classroom policy and practices
• Classroom management and instruction
• Personality and professionalism
• Teaching style and behavior

Excellent for staff development workshops and seminars, preservice and inservice teachers, and teacher leaders and mentors, this book’s real-life examples offer valuable professional lessons while helping teachers better understand the responses and feelings of their students.

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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, PhD, has worked as an educator for around 25 years. Now, she is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.
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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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