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Extraordinary Teachers The Essence of Excellent Teaching

ISBN-10: 0740718606
ISBN-13: 9780740718601
Edition: 2001
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Description: Dr. Fred J. Stephenson recognized the growing dissatisfaction with America's schools and decided he had a remedy. So he asked master teachers-all of whom had won the University of Georgia's Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching-to share  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 9/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Dr. Fred J. Stephenson recognized the growing dissatisfaction with America's schools and decided he had a remedy. So he asked master teachers-all of whom had won the University of Georgia's Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching-to share their thoughts on the profession of education. The result is Extraordinary Teachers.Within these pages, exceptional teachers write about everything from helping students find joy in learning to using humor in the classroom. Anyone with an interest in education will find this book an inspiring, must-read look at excellence in teaching.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Crucial Lessons I Have Learned from My Least and My Most Inspiring Instructors
Helping Students Find Joy in Learning During Thirty-Five Years of Teaching
Teachers: From a Parent's Viewpoint
Fostering Critical Thinking: Making Learning Fun
Why I Teach
Elements of Effective Teaching
Life's Meaning
Responsibilities of a College Teacher
Creating an Environment for Teaching and Learning
Teaching as a Vocation
Teachers Who Meant the Most to Me as a Student
Tough Love in the Classroom
The Joys of Teaching English
The Psychology of Teaching
Thoughts on College Teaching
Teaching Tricks
"Laughter Holding Both His Sides": Humor as a Welcome Guest in the Classroom
Teacher Burnout
Inspiring Students to Excel
What I Think About When Designing a New Course
What My Mentors Taught Me About Teaching
Teaching "Outside the Box"
Teachers as Role Models
Great Myths of Successful Teaching
Free Speech in the Classroom
Understanding Our Role as Teachers: One Professor's Journey
Statement on Teaching
On Becoming a Constructivist Mathematics Teacher
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me: Advice to New Teachers
Reflections on a Life in Music
Coming Full Circle: Teaching for Beyond the Classroom
My Best Course
In Praise of Holistic Teaching
Personal Teaching and Storytelling in the Large Class
My Career
My Teaching Philosophy and the Teachers Who Shaped It
Endnotes
Appendix
Author Index

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