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Education Professional Development

What Is a "Good" Teacher?

by (author) David Booth & Richard Coles

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Professional Development, Classroom Management
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    Nov 2017
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    Nov 2017
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Based on the experience of real teachers who make a difference, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Grounded in the latest research, you will find real-life examples of professional excellence in practice. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, the book goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classroom and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible way to continue to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

About the authors

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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Richard Coles is a former teacher at several middle schools in Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at OISE–University of Toronto, teaching courses in literacy and reading. Richard is also an educational researcher and consultant. He conducts workshops and presents at conferences on a wide range of topics including literacy development in the middle grades, humor and learning, cyberbullying, and assessment and evaluation. Richard lives in Toronto.


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