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.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.34(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 17 Years|
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