The Teacher Tune-Up: A Workbook and Discussion Guide for How to Become a Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator

The Teacher Tune-Up: A Workbook and Discussion Guide for How to Become a Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator

by Robert Ward

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The opportunity for teachers to take control of their professional growth is at hand! This workbook was written by a current classroom teacher who knows the difference between useful, engaging professional development and insulting, interminable inservices. It contains twenty intriguing, interactive activities created to complement your reading experience of The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator and for you to evolve into a successful, satisfied Four F’s teacher.
These invaluable exercises are ready to go for a complete series of individualized, small group, or whole staff professional development options. Designed for teachers of all subjects and at all phases of their careers, you will find yourself often returning to these activities whenever you need to self-reflect, self-evaluate, or shore up your classroom confidence.
Through the discussion guides, you will also have several spirited, searching conversations, either with your colleagues or within the privacy of your own thoughts, which will challenge and assist you in refining and articulating your personal opinions about a wide range of educational issues. Critical thinking, introspection, and empowerment are at the core of this workbook’s goals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475822885
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 146
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Ward has been an English teacher and mentor at a public middle school in Los Angeles for over twenty years. He is also the author of The Firm, Fair, Fascinating Facilitator: Inspire Your Students, Engage Your Class, Transform Your Teaching.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Self-Reflection
Activity 1: My Personal Teaching Goals
Activity 2: Data and Formal Research
Activity 3: Non-Productive Students’ States of Mind
Activity 4: Where I Am—My Professional Growth Self-Assessment
Section 2: Exploring Firmness
Activity 5: Why No Teacher Should Take Firmness for Granted
Activity 6: A Sample Day One Scenario
Activity 7: Student Expectations and the Pathways to Success
Activity 8: What Do I Do When…?
Activity 9: Sponges
Activity 10: A Scenario in Firmness
Activity 11: The Consequences of Dwindling Consequences
Section 3: Exploring Fairness
Activity 12: Punish Only the Guilty
Activity 13: Being Careful Not to Take Fairness Too Far
Section 4: Exploring Fascination
Activity 14: Teaching with Passion
Activity 15: Teacher Autonomy
Activity 16: The True Meaning of Accountability
Section 5: Exploring Facilitation
Activity 17: Big Ideas and Essential Questions
Activity 18: Pairs and Groups
Activity 19: Using Inquiry to Deeply Comprehend Challenging Text
Section 6: Self-Confidence
Activity 20: Where I Stand—My Professional Mission Statement
About the Author

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