The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching

The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching

by Vickie Gill


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The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching by Vickie Gill

Vickie Gill's time-tested wisdom and practical advice provides the insight teachers need to develop a dynamic, successful classroom. This third edition of her bestseller contains new material that helps teachers work with new technologies, evolving social climates, limited budgets, and standardized testing. Drawing on lessons learned from 21 joyous years of teaching, Gill illustrates each commandment with authentic classroom stories and concrete guidance for staying enthusiastic and committed to excellence. The suggestions show how to:
• Ask for support from your principal or staff
• Reach difficult-to-teach students
• Choose your battles carefully
• Maintain an open mind and a flexible attitude
• Focus on why you became a teacher in the first place
Rediscover your profound joy for teaching, students, and what Gill calls "the greatest of all professions."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634503204
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,310,769
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Vickie Gill has taught high school English, reading, and journalism for 30 years in both California and Tennessee. Gill has won several teaching and community service honors and was a finalist for Tennessee State Teacher of the Year 2000. She is currently teach­ing part-time and works as a consultant for a school district in central California. She has a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MEd from Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xi

1 Thou Shalt Have a Calling to Teach 1

2 Thou Shalt Demonstrate and Project the Joy of Learning 7

3 Thou Shalt Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 13

4 Thou Shalt Be Organized and Accountable 23

5 Thou Shalt Ask and Ye May Receive 33

6 Thou Shalt Be Fair and Prepared 41

7 Thou Shalt Use Some Common Sense 55

8 Thou Shalt Be Open-Minded and Flexible 63

9 Thou Shalt Not Work in Fear 75

10 Thou Shalt Raise Your Expectations 85

11 Thou Shalt Keep Things in Perspective 93

Epilogue 99

References 105

Suggested Reading 107

Index 109

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