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Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers

Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers
How to Hire, Coach, and Mentor Successful Teachers

May 2015 | 248 pages | Corwin
In this quick-read resource for administrators and teachers, Elaine K Ewan explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom - increased school morale, satisfied parents, and eager, high-achieving students.This user-friendly guide shares practical insights into the ten crucial traits through real-life examples, experiences, research, and personal reflections from students, parents, and educators at all levels.

Special features include:

- Numerous graphic organizers to clearly illustrate the ten traits

- More than 50 interview questions based on the ten traits to help administrators and teachers prepare for the all-important interview process

- Dozens of exercises for principals to use to energize experienced teachers, empower new teachers, and nurture the ten traits

- Examples from research that highlight the relationship between the traits

and student achievement

About the Author
1. Who Is the Effective Teacher?
2. Personal Traits That Indicate Character: What an Effective Teacher Is
3. Teaching Traits That Get Results: With-It-Ness and Style
4. Teaching Traits That Get Results: Motivational Expertise
5. Teaching Traits That Get Results: Instructional Effectiveness
6. Intellectual Traits That Demonstrate Knowledge, Curiosity, and Awareness
7. Hiring Highly Effective Teachers
8. Mentoring New Teachers: How to Retain the Effective Teachers You Hire
9. Energizing and Empowering Experienced Teachers
Resource A: Graphic Organizers
Resource B: List of Ten Traits With Definitions
Resource C: Interview Questions
Resource D: Recommended Reading List
Resource E: Exercises to Energize Experienced Teachers

"This is an outstanding book with practical, ready-to-use suggestions on how to improve teaching and learning in our schools. As practitioners, my students found the books to be researched-based and easy to absorb, with meaningful reflection activities to focus on present and future practices."

Pauli Nikolay, Adjunct Professor
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

"Simple to understand and 'just what the doctor ordered' if you are looking to improve upon teacher skills and teachers' ability to become more effective."

SubJournal, Fall 2004
Substitute Teaching Institute, Utah State University

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Communicator

Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761977841