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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

There are some very good points in this book though we felt that it was not exactly what we were looking for.

For teaching ideas it is good but it just was not suitable for our DTLLS course.

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
April 11, 2013

A very practical book with many strategies in support of teaching practices. This would be a valuable addition to any library, student or reflective practitioner.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
February 18, 2013

This book will be useful for learners on their journey to becoming a teacher with lots of practical help and suggestions in easy, simple to understand language.

Mrs Pam Lavender
Access, South Staffordshire College
March 14, 2012

This is a very helpful book giving students ideas and different strategies that can assist them with the art of teaching.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
September 23, 2011

Excellent book. Lots of useful strategies. Good book for both new and existing teachers.

May 28, 2011

It has some great information. I will definitely refer to it in class and put it on the highly recommended reading list in my syllabus. It would be a valuable resource in any teacher's professional library. It does not have all the information I need for my course and I'm limited to one required textbook.

Dr Nancy Wolf
School Of Education, Lesley University
December 16, 2009

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Chapter 1

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