Product reviews for The (Practically) Perfect Teacher

Dr Glenn L. Jenkins, Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity St. David's: Swansea Metropolitan
A concise and engaging book which focuses on the teacher and their impact on students. This is a book which explores why teachers teach and how this can improve how they teach. This is a book for anyone involved in education, though many of the examples have a school context the principles apply to all those tasked with developing understanding and knowledge in others. This book is ideal experienced teachers seeking motivation, re-invigoration or simply a fresh perspective but may also prove highly beneficial for those seeking pearls of wisdom at the start of their career.

Drawing on a wealth of experience and research the author outlines a framework for continual self development, driven not by external quality procedures but a desire to maximize the achievement and personal development of the students. The book includes practises and rituals to develop student focused teachers driven by feedback in which the teacher is reflective, adaptive and innovative. There is a strong focus on the student as a partner in the educational process influencing their teaching though feedback, engaging with the teacher and their peers to develop both academically and as an individual. As a university lecturer I see the development students as independent learners, who are engaged and enthusiastic about education as an essential component of teaching.
Guest | 23/10/2013 01:00
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