On Being a Teacher links teaching to the unique human characteristics that each person possesses. Written with the preservice, beginning, and veteran teacher in mind, the authors help educators discover their own special traits that make them superlative teachers. This book covers:
Research-based teaching strategies
Professional development activities
An in-depth look at parent-teacher conferences
Ideas for getting involved in your school and district to further professional growth
Information on learning styles and multiple intelligences
Guides for individual and group reflection
This book is ideal for teacher education courses and induction programs and can be used for either individual growth or group study.
Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for more than thirty years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’ s largest school districts. She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.