Engaging and inspiring students is central to effective teaching, but it can also be a teacher's greatest challenge. Written by nationally known teacher coach Ron Nash, this thought-provoking book shows how educators can build a partnership with their students and bring their teaching skills to a new level of excellence.
Drawing on his 30 years' experience in teaching and staff development, Nash outlines a holistic approach to effective teaching, based on skillful planning and proven techniques for classroom management and facilitation. Emphasizing the 'three Rs' - routines, rules, and relationships - Nash helps teachers lead students in a clear, consistent manner that wins their trust and develops their personal responsibility. Readers will find guidance on:
- Creating and sustaining a classroom community that promotes respect and achievement
- Fully involving students in learning while addressing a wide range of cognitive styles
- Collaborating with students, colleagues, and parents
- Using feedback and assessment to develop professionally and improve students' academic performance