On Being a Teacher: The Human Dimension

On Being a Teacher: The Human Dimension

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On Being a Teacher links teaching to the unique human characteristics that each person possesses. Written with the preservice, beginning, and veteran teacher in mind, the authors help educators discover their own special traits that make them superlative teachers. This book covers:
  • Research-based teaching strategies
  • Professional development activities
  • An in-depth look at parent-teacher conferences
  • Ideas for getting involved in your school and district to further professional growth
  • Information on learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • Guides for individual and group reflection

  • This book is ideal for teacher education courses and induction programs and can be used for either individual growth or group study.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780761939436
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Publication date: 02/10/2005
    Edition description: Third Edition
    Pages: 192
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

    About the Author

    Stanley J. Zehm was professor and former chair of instructional and curricular studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, prior to his death in 1999. He was the author of numerous articles in professional journals, as well as several books for teachers and school administrators.

    Table of Contents

    About the Authors
    1. On Being a Teacher
    2. On Being a Learner
    3. On Being a Relationship Specialist
    4. On Being an Effective Communicator
    5. On Being a Helper
    6. On Struggling With the Challenges of the Profession
    7. On Avoiding Burnout and Rustout
    8. On Being Reflective
    9. On Being Passionately Committed


    Ellen Kottler has been a teacher for more than thirty years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.

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