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Becoming a Legendary Teacher
To Instruct and Inspire



February 2009 | 296 pages | Corwin

Leadership Solutions

"Freeman and Scheidecker are truly legendary teachers! I have used this book in my university teaching and shared it with numerous colleagues, teacher friends, and family."
—Ruth Reynolds, Teacher, Bradley Elementary School District, IL
Adjunct Professor, Olivet Nazarene University

"This is a book that I hope the teachers of my own children will read. The authors' documented experience and success will ignite a passion for teaching within you."
—Susan M. Chasteen, Art Instructor
Reed-Custer School District 209U, IL

Learn how extraordinary teachers inspire students and influence lives!

All teachers aspire to become that outstanding educator who inspires students and exerts an enduring, positive influence on their lives. This book examines what makes certain teachers so important to the futures of their students and shows you how to become one of these "legendary" teachers.

The authors demonstrate how educators can learn to recognize their own talents and skills, cultivate successful traits in their teaching, and translate those qualities into leadership in their schools. Presenting key characteristics of outstanding instructors, this inspiring resource includes techniques that all teachers can use to:

  • Convey high expectations for students
  • Create a well-organized and positive classroom environment
  • Motivate students to excel in an era of high-stakes testing
  • Communicate successfully with students, families, and colleagues
  • Stay passionate and motivated

Becoming a Legendary Teacher helps educators develop and refine their teaching skills to ensure that students want to learn and succeed.


 
Foreword by Mark Truckenbrod
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Piecing Together the Personality Puzzle
 
2. Nothing Succeeds Like Success
 
3. Establishing High Expectations
 
4. Practicing Skillful Communication
 
5. Defining Instructional Protocol
 
6. Winning the Crowd
 
7. Understanding Practices and Assessments
 
8. Motivation
 
9. Motivating High Student Achievement
 
10. Recognizing and Promoting Excellence
 
11. Developing Powerful Classroom Management Skills
 
12. Epilogue: Becoming a Legend
 
Appendix I: Practical Instructional Advice
 
Appendix II: Homework Points to Remember
 
Appendix III: Create Your Own Personal Icon
 
Appendix IV: One Final Story
 
Index

"Freeman and Scheidecker are truly legendary teachers! Every word in their book is embedded in their lives and teaching. I have used this book in my university teaching and shared it with numerous colleagues, teacher friends, and family. Hopefully you will find the wisdom in this book to bring out the best in your students."

Ruth Reynolds, Teacher, Bradley Elementary School District, IL
Adjunct Professor, Olivet Nazarene University

"Focuses explicitly on creating an environment that exudes high expectations for achievement and behavior. These authors have captured what it takes to have a dynamic school building and truly be a legendary teacher. This book is an excellent reflection of what can actually occur in classrooms across America."

A. Donald Hendricks, Superintendent
Addison School District 4, IL

"The authors, truly master teachers themselves, have written this book to be informative and applicable. Not only do they give specific examples, but they also give meaningful tips and ideas to use in the classroom."

Jamie Meyr, Elementary Instructor
Reed-Custer School District 255, IL

“This text will help all teachers evaluate themselves, reflect on their performance, and adjust.”

Buck Wall, AP US History and Department Chair
Hillcrest High School, Simpsonville, SC

"This is a book that I hope the teachers of my own children will read. It offers practical insight on how to inspire and create a truly proven atmosphere of learning for all students. The authors' documented experience and success will ignite a passion for teaching within you."

Susan M. Chasteen, Art Instructor
Reed-Custer School District 209U, IL

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Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1


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