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Teach Like Yourself

How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves
First Edition
By: Gravity Goldberg
Can brilliant teaching boil down to five practices? Ahh—yes!

In Teach Like Yourself, Gravity Goldberg applies ideas from fields of psychology, education, and science to name five key habits involving core beliefs, practice, relationships, professional growth, and one’s whole self.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544337357
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication date: August 10, 2018

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What your students need is you. Your fullest most authentic self.

Gravity Goldberg’s Teach Like Yourself helps you be the biggest, boldest, and most powerful version of your teacher self. It reminds you why you became a teacher and coaches you to bring your unique gifts and talents into the classroom. The difference between a so-so lesson and one that leaves a lasting impact on students has everything to do with how confident and connected you feel to yourself and your students.

Read this book when you need an extra shot of bravery. It’s a perfect resource if

  • You want to coach yourself into fulfilling your teacher potential
  • You are looking for more balance in your teaching and personal life
  • You want a pep talk for saying no to what doesn’t help students and yes to what you know does
  • You want to grow and deepen your practice without losing yourself in the process

In this, her fifth and most personal book, Gravity uses her gifts for developing teacher agency as she invites you to take on five powerful practices:

  • Naming your core beliefs
  • Viewing teaching as a practice
  • Building balanced relationships
  • Driving professional growth
  • Taking care of your whole self

To support you as you make these five practices lifelong habits, Gravity includes illuminating stories, reflection questions, short videos of advice from her and other educators, a full-color Teach Like Yourself Manifesto poster, and a Teach Like Yourself Facebook group moderated by the author.

Key features

  • Short videos of advice and stories from expert Gravity Goldberg
  • Authentic stories and practical advice from an expert mentor and coach for sustaining a life-long love of teaching
  • Practices for building relationships, owning your professional learning, and taking care of your whole self
  • The Teach Like Yourself Manifesto 8.5x11 poster
  • Access to a Teach Like Yourself Facebook Group moderated by Gravity


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Gravity Goldberg

Gravity Goldberg is an international educational consultant and author of eight books on teaching. Mindsets & Moves (Corwin Literacy, 2015) put her on the world stage with its practical ways to cultivate student agency, leading to speaking engagements and foreign translations of her work. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience, including positions as a science teacher, reading specialist, third grade teacher, special educator, literacy coach, staff developer, assistant professor, educational consultant, and yoga teacher. Gravity holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Boston College and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founding director of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, a team that provides side-by-side coaching for teachers.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Why I Wrote This Book

Organization of the Book

Three Recurring Features

Personal Stories

Research-Based Practices

Invitations to Reflect

Use the Book to Coach Yourself

Chapter 1: Authentic Teaching

What Helps Us Be Authentic Teachers?

Shifts That Help Us Teach More Like Ourselves

Five Practices for Teaching Like Yourself

Chapter 2: Naming Core Beliefs

Start With Why

Creating Student Movement

3 Ways to Know and Name Your Core Beliefs

Uncovering Your Students' Beliefs

Coming Back to Why

Chapter 3: Viewing Teaching as a Practice

Four Types of Practice

Your Personal Power

View Student Learning as a Practice

Teaching Practice

Chapter 4: Building Balanced Relationships

Connection is a Basic Human Need

The Whole Picture of Professional Relationships

Relationship-Building Practices

Finding Balance

Chapter 5: Driving Professional Growth

Leaning Into Areas for Growth

How to Discover Your Own Areas for Growth

How to Design Your Own Professional Learning Plans

Learning With Insiders

Learning With Outsiders

Connecting Professional Learning to Beliefs and Goals

Chapter 6: Taking Care of Yourself

Create Space for Yourself

Focus on Happiness

Help Your Students Take Care of Themselves

Chapter 7: Teach Bravely

What Do We Lose If We Don't Teach Like Ourselves

Be Courageous

Teach Like Yourself Manifesto

Thank You

Appendix A: Book Study Guide

Appendix B: Teach Like Yourself Manifesto

Appendix C: Join the Teach Like Yourself Movement





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