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Teach Like Yourself
How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves

First Edition


August 2018 | 224 pages | Corwin
 
Preface
 
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
 
References
 
Index

"Gravity Goldberg is shining a light on the truth of what it means to be a teacher that makes a difference. Every child deserves one, and every teacher is capable of becoming one."

Seth Godin, Author of Linchpin

“Gravity Goldberg reminds us all that successful teachers are driven less by curriculum guides and more by the relationships they take the time to build with colleagues, students, and families. Goldberg’s personal stories give us more than a glimpse into her own continuous-improvement journey; in this way she builds an effective and instructive relationship with readers at any grade level. I highly recommend this book for teachers and administrators.”

Ron Nash, Education Consultant, Author From Seatwork to Feetwork and The Active Classroom

“We often forget that to give our students the best, we need to be at our best. Gravity provides avenues within our practices and outside the classroom to rejuvenate our passion to teach authentically.”

Justin Stygles, 5th Grade Teacher
Wiscasset School Department
Wiscasset, ME

“What I most love about Teach Like Yourself is Goldberg's ability to focus on what really matters. A must read for both experienced and novice teachers who are looking for a practical resource that gets to the heart of why we teach.”

Carol Pelletier Radford, Author, Mentoring in Action
Founder, MentoringinAction.com
Falmouth, MA

“Gravity Goldberg's book provides an essential teacher guide to self-reflection. It offers challenging questions we must consider in order to be effective and fulfilled teachers over the long-term.”

Larry Ferlazzo, High School Teacher, Ed Week Columnist and 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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