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Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Can Teach and Students Can Learn

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ISBN-10: 0761978100

ISBN-13: 9780761978107

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Vickie Gill

List price: $20.95
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"Full of tactics and techniques, straightforward and interesting, this book is loaded with good examples drawn from Gill's own trials and errors. Its best contribution may be the expression of a mind-set for successful teachers - dedication, empowerment, and positivity - that can help fulfill the promise of a teaching career." James Lent, Professor Emeritus Vanderbilt University "I utilized this book as summer reading for our entire faculty and received an excellent response! It was the basis for an interesting, provocative, and productive discussion during the first faculty meeting of the year." Tom Holmes, Director of Upper School Dunn School, Los Olivos, CA" Straight talk from a veteran teacher! Vickie Gill offers both new and veteran teachers practical advice on how to achieve a classroom environment that promotes exemplary teaching and learning. In this updated edition of her best selling book, The Ten Commandments of Good Teaching, she has added an eleventh commandment to help teachers combat the feeling of failure. Whether you're a new teacheror a not so new teacher - this book offers you the courage to follow your instincts and illuminates the ideas you need to succeed. Gill's casual, conversational tone, communicates the joy she has experienced in the classroom. Drawing on experiences from her twenty-one years in the teaching profession - the good, the bad, and the ugly - she illustrates each commandment with real - life classroom experiences and offers concrete guidance for staying enthusiastic and committed to excellence. The suggestions here will help you Focus on why you became a teacher in the first place See your students as individuals with differences Ask for the help you need from your principal or from school support staff Maintain an open mind and a flexible attitude Pick your battles with care Use your own good common sense Gill's strategies can change the way you feel about teaching and about your students, and help you make rediscover the joy of teaching.
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Vickie Gill has taught high school English, reading, and journalism for 30 years in both California and Tennessee. Gill has won several teaching and community service honors and was a finalist for Tennessee State Teacher of the Year 2000. She is currently teach�ing part-time and works as a consultant for a school district in central California. She has a BA in English from San Jose State University and an MEd from Vanderbilt University.

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Thou Shalt Have a Calling to Teach
Thou Shalt Demonstrate and Project the Joy of Learning
Thou Shalt Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Thou Shalt Be Organized and Accountable
Thou Shalt Ask and Ye May Receive
Thou Shalt Be Fair and Prepared
Thou Shalt Use Some Common Sense
Thou Shalt Be Open-Minded and Flexible
Thou Shalt Not Work in Fear
Thou Shalt Raise Your Expectations
Thou Shalt Keep Things in Perspective