"Great Teaching offers a compass for teachers seeking direction, reorientation, and renewal. DiGiulio strips away the distractions and has put together an exceedingly readable, valuable, and affirming guide for preservice and classroom teachers to reflect upon their practice."
Alan Canestrari, Assistant Professor of Education
Roger Williams University
Discover what makes you a great teacher--and what makes teaching great!
Did you know that you are a great teacher? Amid the parents and the paperwork, the assessments and accountability, the evaluations and the e-mail, many teachers can't find time to reflect on, much less assess, their own teaching. This concise guide brings teaching back to its fundamental roots, proving that how you teach is just as important as what you teach.
Great Teaching focuses on the core skills and qualities of great teachers--like caring, enthusiasm, clarity, and questioning--and then shows teachers how to find those skills and qualities within themselves. Drawing on his 33 years of experience, DiGiulio has developed specific techniques for:
- Assessing yourself and identifying your strengths
- Distilling your workload to the essentials and fundamentals
- Learning from your colleagues and planning cooperatively
- Using an 8-step framework to redefine your view of teaching
Get back to basics, realize that less is more, and flourish as you develop the skills and qualities that make you the great teacher that you are!