The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

by Bryan Goodwin, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
     
 

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Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. They’ve become indispensable for airline pilots and doctors, but can this low-tech approach to planning and problem solving demand a place in the teacher’s toolkit? Teaching is complicated, with challenging

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Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. They’ve become indispensable for airline pilots and doctors, but can this low-tech approach to planning and problem solving demand a place in the teacher’s toolkit? Teaching is complicated, with challenging decisions and important consequences, but it’s in the most complex situations that a straightforward checklist can be the most useful. Goodwin and Hubbell present 12 daily touchstones—simple and specific things any teacher can do every day—to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: * Be demanding: Align teaching with high expectations for learning. * Be supportive: Provide a nurturing learning environment. * Be intentional: Know why you’re doing what you’re doing. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you’d do it, wouldn’t you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you’ll find them here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416617303
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
08/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,126,117
File size:
812 KB

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