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Super Teaching

Super Teaching
Over 1000 Practical Strategies

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

November 2008 | 216 pages | Corwin
This powerful book is based on Eric Jensen's belief that you can have a thriving classroom, one where students look forward to homework rather than complain about it, where teachers learn with students, and where each individual is heard, appreciated, and respected. This book embodies a vision of a school where teachers affect decisions about the curriculum, their classroom, their students, and school policies. The author also shares his vision of a partnership where teachers, students, parents, and administrators work as a team, sharing ideas, supporting each other, and enjoying the privilege of facilitating quality learning that empowers students.

Completely rewritten and revised, Super Teaching, Fourth Edition examines how students learn, how instruction physically changes a student's brain, and what research says about the factors that contribute the most to student performance. Jensen discusses lesson planning with the standards in mind, strategies to motivate and engage students, boosting student memory and recall, assessments, and mindsets or mental models of success for teachers.

The book also covers the effects of poverty on children and learning, categories of learning styles, managing students' emotional states with music, building positive relationships with students, and developing solid classroom management skills.

This is the book for educators who want to revitalize their perspectives on teaching and who want to combine best practices with brain-friendly instruction to inspire and empower students and advanceátheir academic achievement.

Changes in the Fourth Edition
About the Author
1. How Teaching Changes Lives
2. How Students Learn
3. Learning Environment
4. Lesson Planning With the Standards
5. Learner Differences
6. Assessment for Learning
7. Super Mind-Sets
8. They All Have Special Needs
9. Poverty's Influence on Kids
10. Critical Connections
11. Learning to Remember
12. Listening Secrets
13. Engagement and Motivation Strategies
14. Fine-Tuning Your Presentation
15. The Productive Nature of Using Rituals
16. Managing Students' Emotional States With Music and Energizers
17. Running Your Class Successfully
18. Ways to Create a Thriving Self

"Covers many topics in one book, making it a good reference. The book will appeal to teachers new to the profession and experienced teachers who need a little motivation and a few ideas."

Susan Bailey, Reading Specialist
Mequon-Thiensville School District, WI

"An accumulation of a lot of the knowledge needed to be an effective teacher. Mentors will find the book helpful when working with new teachers."

Linda Munger, Educational Consultant
Munger Education Associates

"This powerful book makes an incredible contribution to the field of education! It provides numerous opportunities for reader participation in reflections, reactions, and other activities. Most important, it provides ideas and suggestions that will change the lives of children. Every educator should read this book."

Ruth Gharst Waggoner, Principal
Heatherstone Elementary School, Olathe, KS

The book is a useful guide full of suitable tips and evidence based case-studies within education sectors- The use of strategies for effective teaching, as well as links to reflective strategies will be particularly useful to all students within this field of work

Mr Julian Ayres
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
November 3, 2016

This book has been a valuable resource for my courses. All tutors and learners have utilised this for research and planning. Good hints and tips which are easy to follow and adopt as a teacher

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
November 4, 2016

I have used this book to find out how the students would prefer to be taught. They have read through the pages, and ask me to try out different methods. This has improved engagement

Mr Michael Smith
Public Services , Central Bedfordshire College
August 20, 2015

Absolutely loved this book, a great read, well presented and easily understood and digested.
Recommended to all my leaners.

Mrs Jill Gilby
Training & Development, CERT Ltd
December 18, 2014

I only received this book yesterday and have been engrossed in it. It is laid out so clearly that it is highly accessible. The thought- provoking quotations at the beginning of each chapter encourage thinking around the subject in advance of reading each chapter.

Gillian Jack
Education, University of Aberdeen
February 21, 2014

excellent for these studies......a must

Mr Richard Tones
Education, Northumberland College
December 17, 2013

Really helpful for supporting my teaching assistant learners. Provides a lot of easy to digest information that a lot of teaching assistant handbooks don't have. So good for TAs, teachers and tutors.

Ms Karen Freeman
BCPH, Northbrook College Sussex
August 19, 2013

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