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Recipe for Teaching

Recipe for Teaching
A Reflective Journal

March 2014 | 80 pages | Corwin
Anita Moultrie Turner's Recipe for Great Teaching offers classroom teachers '11 essential ingredients' for successful classrooms, including compassion, communication, classroom discipline, and much more. The author's wisdom and light-hearted style are popular with new and veteran teachers alike. The author's new Reflective Journal to Accompany Recipe for Great Teaching is a professional development journal designed to stand on its own or to accompany her Recipe for Great Teaching for workshops, book study groups, or individual teacher use. Each chapter in this new journaling resource includes quotations, journaling prompts, and more 'savory morsels' of educational wisdom in Anita Turner's inimitable style.
1. Ingredient 1: Passion and Compassion
2. Ingredient 2: Communication
3. Ingredient 3: Praise and Self-Esteem
4. Ingredient 4: Respect and Self-Respect
5. Ingredient 5: Classroom Environment
6. Ingredient 6: Classroom Management
7. Ingredient 7: Discipline
8. Ingredient 8: Organizational Skills
9. Ingredient 9: Real-Life Skills
10. Ingredient 10: The Whole Dinner
11. Ingredient 11: Welcome to the Table

"The author really takes the reader-writer-reflector on a journey of self-discovery. The teacher must think to complete each area and make self-discoveries in doing so."

Tammy Angel Shiflett, K-5 Gifted Resource Teacher
C. A. Roberts Elementary School, Dallas, GA

"After my years of experience, I know that successful teaching depends on reflection, reflection, reflection. This text is a wonderful contribution to help teachers through the reflective process."

Roxie R. Ahlbrecht, Math Teacher Leader and Second-Grade Teacher
Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD

"Outstanding for any educator, new or experienced. I wish such a book had been available when I was a new teacher, but I am motivated in knowing that new teachers across the country are encouraged to reflect upon their practices to best serve the needs of not only their own students, but also of the educational environments in which they are involved."

Lori L. Grossman, Instructional Coordinator
Houston Independent School District, TX

Sample Materials & Chapters


Ingredient 1

Anita Jane Stuckey Turner

Motivational speaker, award-winning teacher, and middle school principal Anita Moultrie Turner offers a background that includes classroom experience in the Los Angeles Public Schools; degrees in curriculum and instruction, human/child development, and special education for the deaf and hard of hearing; administrative and secondary teaching credentials; and staff development/teacher trainer experience. Her awards include "Teacher of the Year" (Crenshaw High School), "Most Outstanding Teacher" (Washington Prep High School), "Top Ten Educators in Los Angeles" (Channel 11 News), a nomination as California Teacher of the Year, and an Emmy... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412958455