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The Skillful Teacher


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Preface ix Acknowledgments xix About the Author xxi 1. Experiencing Teaching 1 2. The Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching 15 3. Understanding Our Classrooms 27 4. What Students Value in Teachers 41 5. Understanding and Responding to Classroom Emotions 55 6. Lecturing Creatively 69 7. Using Discussion Methods 83 8. Teaching in Diverse Classrooms 97 9. Teaching About Racism 111 10. Using Imagination, Play, and Creativity 125 11. Teaching in Teams 141 12. Teaching Students to Think Critically 155 13. Teaching Online 169 14. Giving Helpful Evaluations 185 15. Helping Students Take Responsibility for Learning 199 16. Understanding Students' Resistance to Learning 213 17. Responding to Students' Resistance to Learning 227 18. Exercising Teacher Power Responsibly 239 19. Negotiating the Politics of Teaching 253 20. Staying Sane: 16 Maxims of Skillful Teaching 265 References 279 Name Index 297 Subject Index 303

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STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD is the John Ireland Endowed Chair at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more than 45 years, he has taught in England, Canada, Australia, and the United States. A six-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books on teaching, including Engaging Imagination, Teaching for Critical Thinking, Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults, and Discussion as a Way of Teaching, all from Jossey-Bass. Use this book for your next book club or faculty development event. Download your free Jossey-Bass Faculty Development Book Club Guide and design an outstanding event for you and your colleagues:

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