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.
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.
Other titles by David Booth
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
The Arts Go to School
Classroom-based activities that focus on music, painting, drama, movement, media, and more
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching
This book is not about drama...
it's about new ways to inspire students