Straight Talk for Today's Teacher: How to Teach so Students Learn / Edition 1

Straight Talk for Today's Teacher: How to Teach so Students Learn / Edition 1

by Adrienne Mack-Kirschner, Lois Bridges
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Straight Talk for Today's Teacher: How to Teach so Students Learn / Edition 1

For your students to be their best, you need to be at your best. Adrienne Mack-Kirschner, a National Board Certified teacher, has created a no-nonsense guide to good teaching that shows you how curriculum, organization, and mindfulness can combine to help make your classroom a place where kids go to learn and achieve, not just collect a grade.

In plain English, Mack-Kirschner gives you nuts-and-bolts advice on foundational but often difficult-to-understand teaching strategies like:

  • the teaching-assessment loop
  • brain-based teaching
  • classroom organization
  • motivating students
  • student portfolios
  • student-led conferences.

Mack-Kirschner further demonstrates how these concepts and a focus on learning come together to form a classroom management environment so seamless you and your students won't even know it's there. Plus, she includes numerous reproducibles-checklists, forms, evaluations, and self-evaluations-that help you clearly establish goals and expectations, and help your students meet them.

"The single most important ingredient in student success," writes Adrienne Mack-Kirschner, "is the quality of the teacher." If you're a novice just starting out, Straight Talk for Today's Teacher gives you exactly what you need to become a mindful, responsive, effective teacher. Even if you're a veteran teacher, Straight Talk will show you how refocusing your practice can lead to an energetic new teacher-student dynamic that actively engages your class. Either way, Adrienne Mack-Kirschner will help you become the best teacher you can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325006963
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 01/31/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book Teaching with the Brain in Mind Classroom Environment Motivation Beginning with the End in Mind Assessments Student Portfolios Habits of Mind Student-Led Conferences Teacher's Strategy Toolbox Teacher Traits

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