The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills
This book has become a standard text in many teaching courses. Designed for both the novice and the experienced educator, The Skillful Teacher is a unique synthesis of the Knowledge Base on Teaching with powerful repertoires for matching teaching strategies to student needs. Designed as a practical guide for practitioners working to broaden their teaching skills, the book...more
Published January 1st 1997 by Research for Better Teaching Inc. (RBT)
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Aug 02, 2012 Laura Scruggs rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a book packed with information and specifics on the skills needed in the classroom. It's going on my bookshelf right next to Harry Wong's "First Days of School". It's an essential resource - one to be read a reviewed yearly - a book to keep at your fingertips, like the dictionary.
This is an excellent resource that I read for the first time several years ago. This year, as a twenty year veteran teacher, I had the opportunity to take the Skillful Teacher course. This book and the accompanying binder are amazing resources I will continue to use.
Nov 04, 2010 Jeffrey Tomlinson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, principals, educators, personal trainers, facilitators, presenters
Recommended to Jeffrey by: Emily Yates
THIS is the book you MUST HAVE to push your teaching to the next step. It's written in such a teacher-centered way, that you can use it the NEXT day in your classroom. It's not overwhelming, complicated to implement, and it's nothing short of what GOOD teaching is. The book really helps you analyze and evaluate your current teaching skills and work to improve them. This is the only book about teaching I've read that clearly spells out, "ok, so what do I do now?". GET IT!
I think the amount of care, reflection and through that goes into good teaching is often underestimated. A good teacher works seriously hard. This book is an excellent and practical guide for reflecting on your teaching style and building your teaching skills in order to ensure that kids learn more and you work smarter.
Aug 25, 2011 Marcia rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Marcia by: Bob
Really good, useful information. As I read, I kept thinking "need to memorize...need to memorize." Very helpful for beginning teachers or others hoping to strengthen their skills.