The Active Teacher: Practical Strategies for Maximizing Teacher Effectiveness

The Active Teacher: Practical Strategies for Maximizing Teacher Effectiveness

by Ronald J. Nash

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ISBN-13: 9781452273686
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 818 KB

About the Author

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Ron Nash is the author of the Corwin bestseller The Active Classroom (2008), along with The Active Teacher (2009), and The Active Mentor (2010). Nash’s professional career in education has included teaching social studies at the middle and high school levels. He also served as an instructional coordinator and organizational development specialist for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 13 years. In that capacity, Nash conducted workshops and seminars for thousands of teachers, administrators, substitute teachers, and teacher assistants. In 2007, he founded Ron Nash and Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to helping teachers shift students from passive observers to active participants.
 
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“I was blown away at the conference and can't wait for the new school year to start so I can try all of the new ideas I received!”
—Audra Bounds, Teacher
Frederick County, VA

“This was the best workshop I have EVER attended!”
—Dawn Carter, Teacher
Augusta County, VA

"After teaching for 16 years, I was looking for inspiration and I found it. I'm excited to incorporate the innovative strategies Ron shared with me. The best part is the strategies are completely practical and doable."
—Joanne Jimney, Teacher
Chesapeake, VA

“Your three-hour presentation was fabulous! When teachers give a standing ovation, this is the kind of program that will impact their daily teaching repertoire. Yours is an in-service that impacts how teachers engage students.”
—Patsy Slaughter, Elementary Principal
Virginia Beach

"This day reminded me why I became and love being a teacher."
—Juli Weatherby, Teacher
Chesapeake, VA

“Attending Ron Nash’s workshop changed my whole style of teaching. The tools I gained have rekindled my love for teaching and my students’ love of learning.”
—Amber O’Malley, Second-Grade Teacher
Austin, TX

“As one of my colleagues stated about your professional development offering to us, “Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!”
— Linda Emerick, High School English Teacher
Wilmington, DE

Table of Contents

Foreword by Fredric H. Jones, PhD
Prologue
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. Positioning First Things First
2. Investing in Sustainable Relationships
3. Getting a Handle on Self-Control
4. Shifting Students From Passive to Active
5. Harnessing the Power of Feedback
6. Balancing Formative and Summative Assessment
7. Enlisting Investment Partners
8. Ramping Up Relevance
Epilogue
Appendix
References
Index

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