The perpetual anxiety about America's educational system has created a state in which teachers, administrators, and parents are on a constant search for magical solutions for what ails the American classroom. Theories, reforms, and strategies abound, each purporting to be a panacea the educational establishment has long been waiting for.
In The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction that Works in Every Generation, Jeremy S. Adams argues that the methods, habits, and behaviors that constitute powerful teaching do not change over time. In fact, an effective and impactful teacher a hundred years ago used many of the same habits and strategies a powerful teacher uses today.
In essence, extraordinary teaching is timeless in nature. Like the speed of light or the sun rising in the East, it is a constant. Modern teachers who want to understand what timeless teaching looks likeand more importantly, how to do itwould be wise to study this text that is both highly descriptive and pragmatically actionable.
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About the Author
Jeremy S. Adams is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and teaches Political Science at both Bakersfield High School and California State University, Bakersfield. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and writing honors including the 2014 California Teacher of the Year Award (Daughters of the American Revolution), was named the 2012 Kern County Teacher of the Year, was a semi-finalist in 2013 for the California Department of Education’s Teachers of the Year Program, and was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Carlston Family Foundation National Teacher Award. The California State Senate recently sponsored a resolution in recognition of his achievements in education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Passing "the Rearview Mirror Test"
Chapter 2: Teaching in the Front and the Back of the Classroom
Chapter 3: Becoming an Expert in your Subject
Chapter 4: Being a Constant Innovator
Chapter 5: Being a Dynamic Communicator
Chapter 6: Balancing the Three E's: The Timeless Synthesis