Combining theory with practice, the authors identify 18 critical areas of classroom performance that include classroom management, instructional delivery, student motivation and engagement, and lesson and curriculum design and assessment. Each is accompanied by concrete, practical guidelines and examples of tools and strategies to skillfully address each of the 18 areas.
Now in its 7th edition, this text has been used extensively in school districts, colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world by teachers who are invested in continuously improving their practice, as well as those who support teacher learning, growth and development. It is the ‘go to’ reference for principals, mentors, instructional coaches, and anyone who is engaged in observing and analyzing teaching to support teacher learning, and improve educational outcomes!
Detailed steps for including students in creating crystal clear criteria for success and then having them use those criteria for self-assessment.
The complete set of steps necessary for making “Modeling Thinking Aloud” a powerful explanatory device and vehicle for teaching thinking skills.
Zach Hermann shows how skillful framing and key use of language makes re-teaching a risk-free opportunity rather than a confirmation of lack of intelligence.
Increasing my awareness of cultural proficiency and using that awareness to sharpen my teaching practice has created a positive change in the academic achievement of my students. From my high-end learners to my special education students, I am beginning to see them perform at levels I did not expect with far less work on my end.
Timely, relevant, packed with powerful tools and wisdom!! A must-have book for any teacher administrator seeking to improve student learning.
The Skillful Teacher wasn’t just about how to teach. It gave us a common way of thinking and talking about teaching and learning and experiencing it together.