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25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them by Carolyn M. Orange
  

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them

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25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them by Carolyn M. Orange

In this revised edition, best-selling author Carolyn Orange provides valuable perspectives into how to be a more sensitive and effective teacher by analyzing the errors of other teachers who have acted unwisely in the moment. 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, presents many new scenarios through student voices, each one followed by a prescription for a better solution. These recommendations are filled with humor and insight, aligned with sound educational theory, and based on the author's many years of teaching experience. The book's scenarios are organized into six sections: DisciplineTeacher-student relationsClassroom policy and practicesClassroom management and instructionPersonality and professionalismTeaching style and behavior

Reviews

I was able to reflect on my own teaching experience and actions, which resulted in a conscious effort to be more positive with my students. -- Nicole D. Anderson, Second-Grade Teacher Examines and creates awareness of the social and psychological implications of teachers
responses to students. The author provides real

-life scenarios and purposeful commentaries addressing these interactions. -- Anissa Pennick, Counselor This book will make you laugh, make you shake your head in disbelief, and keep you amazed. Most important, this book will help you become a more enlightened and effective educator as you gracefully sidestep difficult situations by remembering the practical lessons within these pages. -- Jennifer Brooks, Fourth-Grade Teacher


About the Author

Carolyn Orange is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She teaches Psychological Basis of Learning, Learning and Development of the School Age Child, Human Growth and Development, and Psychology of Human Motivation. She has a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psycho logy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harris Stowe State College. She began her teaching career in the St. Louis Public Schools where she taught for a number of years. Her work as an educator has spanned about 25 years. That period includes some time that she worked for two corporations. She has worked as a researcher and educator in a variety of educational settings: elementary, secondary, English as a Second Language (ESL), Montessori, special education, adult education, art, and higher education. She has produced a video on self-regulation and has developed a Self-Regulation Inventory. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Experimental Education, The Roeper Review, Journal of Communi-cations and Minority Issues, The Journal of Black Studies, The NASSP: Curriculum Report, and The High School Journal. In 2001, she was appointed to the review board of the Journal of Communications and Minority Issues. She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of San Antonio. She was included in Who's Who in the World for 2005; Who's Who Among American Teachers for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003; Who's Who in America 2001, 2002, and 2003/2004. Her current research interests are envirosocial factors that affect student achievement. She is the author of 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them (2000) and Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations: xiv FM-Orange.qxd 11/12/2004 4:21 PM Page xv About the Author xv Practices, Programs, Policies and Philosophies (2002). 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them is a bestseller and has gained worldwide popularity. It has been reviewed in India and translated into Thai, Chinese, and Slovenian. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Publication date

29th July 2008

Author

Carolyn M. Orange

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Teaching skills & techniques

ISBN

9781412937887

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