On Being a Teacher: The Human Dimension

On Being a Teacher: The Human Dimension

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"This book is a fabulous resource that helps both beginning and experienced teachers examine themselves and reflect on their own teaching practices."
Michelle Barnea
Educational Consultant

Realize, refresh, and awaken the passionate, caring, motivated teacher inside!

Who was the best teacher you ever had? Can you remember the excitement and joy that this teacher brought to learning? Do you want to be "the best teacher ever" for your students? Understanding yourself and how you relate to others is the first step in becoming the enthusiastic, inspirational teacher to whom students respond best.

On Being a Teacher links teaching to the unique human characteristics that each of us 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 newly revised third edition includes the addition of:

  • 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 your 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: 9781506318448
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 342 KB

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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