"This book will make you laugh, make you shake your head in disbelief, and keep you amazed. Most important, this book will help you become a more enlightened and effective educator as you gracefully sidestep difficult situations by remembering the practical lessons within these pages."
—Jennifer Brooks, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Olmos Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches!
All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.
25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author's prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering:
- Teacher-student relations
- Classroom policy and practices
- Classroom management and instruction
- Personality and professionalism
- Teaching style and behavior
Excellent for staff development workshops and seminars, preservice and inservice teachers, and teacher leaders and mentors, this book's real-life examples offer valuable professional lessons while helping teachers better understand the responses and feelings of their students.