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Recipe for Teaching
A Reflective Journal



December 2008 | 80 pages | Corwin

"After my years of experience, I know that successful teaching depends on reflection, reflection, reflection. This text is a wonderful contribution to help teachers through the reflective process."
—Roxie R. Ahlbrecht, Math Teacher Leader and Second-Grade Teacher
Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

"The author really takes the reader-writer-reflector on a journey of self-discovery."
—Tammy Angel Shiflett, K-5 Gifted Resource Teacher
C. A. Roberts Elementary Schoo, Dallas, GA

"Outstanding for any educator, new or experienced. I wish such a book had been available when I was a new teacher."
—Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX

An ideal journal for personal growth, group study, or as a gift for colleagues!

The art of skillful reflection can enhance teaching practice by providing opportunities to examine your own perspective, attitude, strengths, and abilities as well as personal challenges or limitations.

This reflective journal for new and veteran teachers can be used as a standalone professional development resource or in workshops and book study groups as a companion to Anita Moultrie Turner's book Recipe for Great Teaching. Each chapter includes quotations, writing prompts, and "savory morsels" of educational wisdom. Written in a light-hearted style, this journal's menu covers topics such as:

  • Communication
  • Classroom environment, management, and discipline
  • Self-esteem and self-respect
  • Organizational skills
  • Real-life skills

Spice up your classroom and rejuvenate your teaching through reflection and professional growth!


 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
1. Ingredient 1: Passion and Compassion
 
2. Ingredient 2: Communication
 
3. Ingredient 3: Praise and Self-Esteem
 
4. Ingredient 4: Respect and Self-Respect
 
5. Ingredient 5: Classroom Environment
 
6. Ingredient 6: Classroom Management
 
7. Ingredient 7: Discipline
 
8. Ingredient 8: Organizational Skills
 
9. Ingredient 9: Real-Life Skills
 
10. Ingredient 10: The Whole Dinner
 
11. Ingredient 11: Welcome to the Table
 
References

"The author really takes the reader-writer-reflector on a journey of self-discovery. The teacher must think to complete each area and make self-discoveries in doing so."

Tammy Angel Shiflett, K-5 Gifted Resource Teacher
C. A. Roberts Elementary School, Dallas, GA

"After my years of experience, I know that successful teaching depends on reflection, reflection, reflection. This text is a wonderful contribution to help teachers through the reflective process."

Roxie R. Ahlbrecht, Math Teacher Leader and Second-Grade Teacher
Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

"Outstanding for any educator, new or experienced. I wish such a book had been available when I was a new teacher, but I am motivated in knowing that new teachers across the country are encouraged to reflect upon their practices to best serve the needs of not only their own students, but also of the educational environments in which they are involved."

Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX
Key features
    • "Reflective Menu" designed for individual and workshop use on its own or alongside the author's Recipe for Great Teaching
    • Each chapter includes quotations, journaling prompts, and "savory morsels" of educational wit and wisdom in the author's unique style
    • Author's first book is a popular resource with LAUSD, BTSA, Primary Teacher's Book Club, Corwin Press Speakers Bureau, and more

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Ingredient 1


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