What makes a good teacher? For all the effort that has gone into analyzing and breaking down its processes, teaching is not an exact science. According to Scott Holley, being a good teacher boils down to successfully translating theory into real-world situations. Becoming the Teacher You Wish You'd Had, a mix of philosophy, memoir, and practical advice from Holley and other teachers with years of classroom experience, offers examples of this translation through stories of great lessons, failures to connect, and days of laughter.
|Publisher:||Truman State University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Scott Holley holds a doctorate in education from Saint Louis University, with his dissertation focusing on the values and philosophies shared by award-winning teachers. He has spent more than forty years in public, international, and private education, earning both the Arlen Dykstra Excellence in Teaching Prize and the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award. Holley has taught both middle school and high school English, coached basketball, track, and cross country, mentored student teachers through Webster University, and served as both academic dean and interim head of school. He is married, is the father of three, and is the grandfather of three of the most beautiful children in the world.