What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed
- Robert C. Di Giulio - Johnson State College
Teacher Induction | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
The book includes self-assessment checklist similar to those the author employed in his successful Positive Classroom Management, (Corwin Press 1999) which focus on timesaving by distilling a teacher's workload down to the critical, most effective approaches to classroom instruction. The book also employs an 8-step framework to define good teaching skills (Preparation, Attention, Clarity, Feedback, Monitoring, Questioning, Summarizing, and Reflection).
Great Teaching offers a compass for teachers seeking direction, reorientation, and renewal. DiGiulio strips away the distractions and has put together an exceedingly readable, valuable, and affirming guide for preservice and classroom teachers to reflect upon their practice.
Finally . . . a forthright, down-to-earth look at what is really important in our schools and in our society: great teachers and great teaching!
Great Teaching is packed with tips that speak directly to the nitty gritty reality of classrooms, helping teachers to be skillful and thoughtful in creating conditions for the teaching-learning compact.
Finally! Someone who acknowledges the vital skills that good teachers possess. We need this type of acknowledgment more often.
Bravo! This is a true educator’s handbook. This book finally puts in print what is a quality teacher, providing quality education. This should be the Bible for every educator’s library!
Amid the ‘high-stakes’ climate of public education today, DiGiulio’s gem of a book reminds us of far more important outcomes than politicized test scores. Plain and simple, the book resonates with common sense.