On Becoming an Effective Teacher

Person-centered teaching, psychology, philosophy, and dialogues with Carl R. Rogers and Harold Lyon

Author: Carl R Rogers,Harold C Lyon,Reinhard Tausch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135005508

Category: Education

Page: 288

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On Becoming an Effective Teacher describes exemplary practices like Teach For America, which highlight the power of person-centered teaching to bring about higher student achievement and emotional intelligence. Lyon situates the classic with the cutting-edge, integrating wisdom with research, anecdote with practical advice, to find truths that reveal paths toward effective teaching. Jeffrey Cornelius-White, Psy.D., LPC, Professor of Counseling, Missouri State University, USA, Author of Learner Centered Instruction: Building Relationships for Student Success This fascinating book reveals through current research and contemporary applications that Carl Rogers’ pioneering and radical approach to education is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s and ‘80s. Brian Thorne, University of East Anglia, UK Carl Rogers is one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His influence is similarly outstanding in the fields of education, counselling, psychotherapy, conflict resolution, and peace. On Becoming an Effective Teacher presents the final unpublished writings of Rogers and as such has, not only unique historical value, but also a vital message for today’s educational crises, and can be read as a prescription against violence in our schools. It documents the research results of four highly relevant, related but independent studies which comprise the biggest collection of data ever accumulated to test a person-centred theory in the field of education. This body of comprehensive research on effective teaching was accomplished over a twenty-year period in 42 U.S. States and in six other countries including the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Israel, and Mexico and is highly relevant to the concerns of teachers, psychologists, students, and parents. The principal findings of the research in this book show that teachers and schools can significantly improve their effectiveness through programs focusing on facilitative interpersonal relationships. Teachers who either naturally have, or are trained to have empathy, genuineness (congruence), and who prize their students (positive regard) create an important level of trust in the classroom and exert significant positive effects on student outcomes including achievement scores, interpersonal functioning, self-concept, attendance, and violence. The dialogues between Rogers and Lyon offer a unique and timeless perspective on teaching, counselling and learning. The work of Reinhard Tausch on person-centered teaching for counselors, parents, athletics, and even textbook materials, and the empathic interactions of teachers and students, is among the most thorough and rigorous research ever accomplished on the significance and potential of a person-centered approach to teaching and learning. This pioneering textbook is highly relevant to educational psychologists and researchers, as well as those in undergraduate and graduate university courses in education, teacher training, counseling, psychology and educational psychology.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

Author: Tony Fetherston

Publisher: Nelson Australia

ISBN: 9780170127363

Category: Education

Page: 362

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This publication comprehensively covers lesson planning, implementation and execution. While the author writes with an excellent contextual understanding about the role of a teacher (connecting, forming relationships, assisting learning and allowing student to pick up life-long learning skills) the key approach of the text involves recognising and encompassing diversity, in terms of teacher roles and inclusivity through effective planning of classroom activities. This title has been developed to assist pre-service teachers to understand the fundamentals of teaching and how to apply this understanding through the lesson. Each chapter describes the relevant theoretical bases and is tailored towards particular learning outcomes.

Becoming an Effective Teacher

Author: Paul Stephens,Tim Crawley

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748719358

Category: Educational planning

Page: 184

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Written for student and practising teachers, this book takes into full account the shift in initial training from colleges to schools.

On Becoming an Innovative University Teacher

Reflection in Action

Author: John Cowan

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335199938

Category: Education

Page: 173

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"This is one of the most interesting texts I have read for many years ... It is authoritative and clearly written. It provides a rich set of examples of teaching, and a reflective discourse." Professor George Brown ..."succeeds in inspiring the reader by making the process of reflective learning interesting and thought provoking ... has a narrative drive which makes it a book too good to put down." Dr Mary Thorpe ..."a delightful and unusual reflective journey...the whole book is driven by a cycle of questions, examples, strategies and generalizations from the examples. In all, it is the clearest example of practise-what-you-preach that I have seen." Professor John Biggs This unusual, accessible and significant book begins each chapter by posing a question with which college and university teachers can be expected to identify; and then goes on to answer the question by presenting a series of examples; finally, each chapter closes with 'second thoughts', presenting a viewpoint somewhat distinct from that taken by John Cowan. This book will assist university teachers to plan and run innovative activities to enable their students to engage in effective reflective learning; it will help them adapt other teachers' work for use with their own students; and will give them a rationale for the place of reflective teaching and learning in higher education.

12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher

Author: Robert J. Walker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435715284

Category: Education

Page: 162

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This book discusses 12 Characteristics of Effective Teachers who were successful in getting their students to behave appropriately and to learn the subject matter. It presents heartwarming examples of teachers who saw teaching not as a job, but as a noble mission. This book shares classroom strategies of teachers who made a difference in the lives of their students and in turn-were what inspired those students, in their adult lives, to also become teachers. This book presents true stories written by Education majors as they recount their experiences of being taught (grades K-12) by an effective teacher. It shares actual classroom examples of teachers who manifested each of the 12 Characteristics of an Effective Teacher. By acquiring these 12 characteristics, you too can have a positive impact on the lives of the children you teach.

Becoming an EC-6 Teacher in Texas

Author: Janice Nath,Myrna Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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This is the only introduction to teaching text that is specifically built around the new Texas standards for teacher certification. It is also the only Texas-specific book that combines practice with a solid grounding in theory, going beyond available practice TExES books that provide only limited theoretical information. With Nath and Cohen’s text as their guide, students will pass the Texas certification test--and also learn a great deal about effective teaching techniques. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

About Becoming a Teacher

Author: William Ayers

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777889

Category: EDUCATION

Page: N.A

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"The book provides practical steps on how to prepare for a life in teaching, curriculum-making, building relationships with students, and fostering an effective learning environment. Should I become a teacher? What commitments should I bring with me into the classroom? How should I develop my own unique teaching signature? These are three of the questions that shape and structure this accessible and helpful guide for people who are moving toward teaching. Grounding hands-on advice and concrete examples in a concept of teaching as both a practical art and an essentially ethical practice, this book can be put to immediate use even as it invites new and prospective teachers to consider the deepest dimensions of a life in teaching"--

Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager

Author: Bob F. Steere

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887066207

Category: Education

Page: 215

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Over the years, classroom management remains one of the greatest educational concerns of teachers, administrators, and parents. This practical resource for developing and upgrading personal classroom management skills and systems addresses that concern and will prove to be an invaluable guide for preservice and practicing educators. Utilizing a balanced approach based on both scholarship and experience, Becoming an Effective Classroom Manager provides a discussion of models of management, a summary of effectiveness research and related management techniques, as well as coverage of routine and more complex managerial concerns and procedures. Steere's approach is multi-faceted, interweaving three areas of concern: prevention of disciplinary problems, dealing/coping with disciplinary problems, and development of techniques for insuring that problems do not recur. The book is filled with suggestions and techniques that have been successfully utilized in public school classrooms. The author argues that institutions of higher learning must produce teachers who are equally adept and confident in their teaching methods, management skills, and their subject matter. His work will help teachers become not only better managers, but more effective teachers as well.

How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader

Author: John G. Gabriel

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416600310

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Offers advice to teachers who chair departments, lead committees, manage teams, coordinate programs, or mentor other teachers on accomplishing the formal and informal tasks required at every grade level.

Learning Teaching

Becoming an Inspirational Teacher

Author: Pete Boyd,Barry Hymer,Karen Lockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909682450

Category: First year teachers

Page: 160

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This essential and aspirational text is aimed at all beginning teachers, whatever their training route, age phase, and setting. The book explicitly adopts and builds on a new metaphor for teachers' professional learning as interplay between the body of public knowledge and the practical wisdom of teachers within a particular school setting. It also accepts that 'telling' someone how to teach is ineffective; one needs to 'become a teacher' because it involves identity and practice. Inquiry-based critically reflective learning with a clear focus on the learning of pupils is proposed as the core strategy by which one can build knowledge and skills to become an outstanding teacher. Core topics - including planning, inclusion, teaching, assessment, and professional development - are tackled in the book in an accessible and refreshing way, using key research informed evidence. The focus is relentlessly on 'learning' rather than performance, in order to support becoming an excellent professional teacher (rather than a 'competent technician') who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools, and policy. Consider the book as a temporary or additional mentor that challenges the reader with different ways of thinking about learning and that provides strategies to guide professional learning. *** ''It takes 10 years or more to begin to be a brain surgeon, but sometimes we get 1-3 years at most before we are allowed to work with children's brains as teachers. So we need inspirational teachers and this is the focus of this compact, powerful and insightful book. It is wonderfully designed around five of the most critical dilemmas in our classrooms: belief vs. ability; autonomy vs. compliance; abstract vs. concrete; feedback vs. praise; and collaboration vs. competition. The power of the book is that it illustrates the new move to focus on learning power - and such a focus permits every student to become smarter through effort and deep practice as they struggle with the high-challenge learning activities - in the presence of inspirational, impactful and passionate teachers. The perfect book for those who want to make most of their opportunity to enhance students' brain power.'' -- John Hattie, Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute *** Librarians: ebook available [Subject: Education]