Those Who Can: Why Master Teachers Do What They Do

Those Who Can: Why Master Teachers Do What They Do

by Neil Bright

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Overview

In any endeavor, it is difficult to know what excellence is without knowing what excellence looks like. Linking theory and practice, Those Who Can: Why Master Teachers Do What They Do illustrates what instructional excellence "looks like" by detailing what elite instructors do and as importantly, why their pedagogical choices lead to uncommonly good student results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475801453
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Neil Bright is a retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, a former faculty union officer and chief negotiator, a college professor of Psychology and Government, a staff developer, and a teacher of students from fifth grade through high school seniors. Currently a writer and student teacher supervisor in New York’s Catskill Mountains, he was nominated for the Dean’s Award as distinguished county educator, was named outstanding district instructor, and gained semifinalist recognition for the New York State Teacher of the Year competition in 1992.

Table of Contents

1. PREFACE
2.INTRODUCTION
3. PRACTICE ONE: CLARIFYING VISION
4. PRACTICE TWO: UNIFYING VISION
5. PRACTICE THREE: “PERFORMING” INSTRUCTION
6.PRACTICE FOUR: HOLDING STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE
7. PRACTICE FIVE: ACCEPTING INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
8. PRACTICE SIX: MONITORING THOUGHTS
9. PRACTICE SEVEN: MONITORING ACTIONS
10. PRACTICE EIGHT: MAINTAINING DISCIPLINE
11.PRACTICE NINE: QUESTIONING SKILLFULLY
12. PRACTICE TEN: MODELING WHAT MATTERS
13. PRACTICE ELEVEN: PROMOTING EFFORT BELIEF
14. PRACTICE TWELVE: UNDERSTANDING MOTIVATION
15. PRACTICE THIRTEEN: PARTNERING WITH PARENTS
16. PRACTICE FOURTEEN: INTERNALIZING KAIZEN
17. BEGINNINGS
18. REVIEWING THE ESSENTIAL PRACTICES OF MASTER TEACHERS
19. APPENDIX
20. REFERENCES
21. INDEX

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Giselle Martin-Kniep

The book’s greatest contribution lies in its recognition that masterful teaching is more than using research-based practices. It involves an unwavering belief in the importance of education as life preparation, an understanding of teachers’ own role in modeling, scaffolding and promoting deep and meaningful learning, and a recognition of their own interdependence with colleagues, administrators and parents.

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