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Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.—John Cotton Dana

Teachers are a special breed. As some of the hardest working professionals out there, most of them can attest that their work inside the classroom during school hours is only half the battle. After the dismissal bell rings, there are papers to grade, future lessons to plan, parents to meet, and a whole community depending on them to help mold future generations to the best of their ...

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Overview

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.—John Cotton Dana

Teachers are a special breed. As some of the hardest working professionals out there, most of them can attest that their work inside the classroom during school hours is only half the battle. After the dismissal bell rings, there are papers to grade, future lessons to plan, parents to meet, and a whole community depending on them to help mold future generations to the best of their ability.

With over thirty years of teaching experience under her belt, Vicki Hathaway has learned more than a thing or two about what makes an effective educator. For Teachers Only is her collection of over 130 concise but easily digestible tips for teachers of all age groups and disciplines that can be read in just a few minutes and applied the next day.

Since a teacher's job involves so much more than just pupils, Hathaway dispenses practical pieces of advice for polishing your image, projecting a positive attitude, and the other significant "Ps" encountered throughout your career, such as the best way to handle

  • Parents
  • The Public
  • Peers
  • Principals
  • Policymakers

 Each full-page tip is accompanied by a quotation from respected observers from many different walks of life and epochs, including such luminaries as Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Meade, Mark Twain, and Lee Iacocca.

Becoming an effective teacher requires more than just a teaching degree. By putting these succinct but valuable suggestions into practice, even good teachers can become great teachers—and there?s no limit to a great teacher's lasting impact.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.—Henry Adams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606710456
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Hathaway has been a teacher for more than thirty years. Today she is a language arts consultant in the public school system in Enfield, Connecticut, as well as an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. Vicki has three children and lives with her husband, George, in Connecticut
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