The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom / Edition 2by Stephen D. Brookfield
Pub. Date: 09/18/2006
In this second edition of the book that has become a classic in the field, award-winning author Stephen D. Brookfield offers inspiration and down-to-earth advice to new and seasoned teachers. The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the… See more details below
In this second edition of the book that has become a classic in the field, award-winning author Stephen D. Brookfield offers inspiration and down-to-earth advice to new and seasoned teachers. The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the hundreds of workshops conducted by the author. This new edition also reflects the many changes that have come about in the decade since the book was first published and includes new chapters that deal with emerging topics such as classroom diversity and teaching in online learning environments.
The Skillful Teacher explores the assumption that skillful teaching is grounded in constant research into how students experience learning. The book explores the three R's of skillful teaching: respect, research, and responsiveness. Brookfield offers practical guidance on aspects of the teaching experience that range from lecturing creatively to giving helpful evaluations. The book also lays out a plan for constantly renewing one's engagement in teaching.
Brookfield draws on decades of professional experience and research on teaching and learning to identify key concerns in the teacher-learner relationship, such as building trust with students and overcoming resistance to learning. Readers will also find practical advice on lecturing, discussions, role-playing, simulation, and other instructional techniques. Written for the thoughtful professional, The Skillful Teacher is a hands-on survival manual for restoring confidence, effectiveness, and vigor to the critical practice of teaching.
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Table of Contents
About the Author.
1. Experiencing Teaching.
2. The Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching.
3. Understanding Our Classrooms.
4. What Students Value in Teachers.
5. Understanding and Responding to the Emotions of Learning.
6. Lecturing Creatively.
7. Preparing Students for Discussion.
8. Getting Students to Participate in Discussion.
9. Teaching in Diverse Classrooms.
10. Giving Helpful Evaluations.
11. Teaching Online.
12. Responding to Resistance.
13. Dealing with the Politics of Teaching.
14. Surviving Emotionally.
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