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Teaching Skills for Dummies

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Developing Your Teaching Style 9 Chapter 1: Building Your Teaching Skills 11 Chapter 2: Understanding Teaching Styles ? and Developing One That Works for You 27 Chapter 3: Making the Most of Your Communication Skills 43 Part II: Teaching a Class 59 Chapter 4: Preparing and Teaching High-Quality Lessons 61 Chapter 5: Getting (and Keeping) a Class Engaged 81 Chapter 6: Getting the Most Out of Your Students 97 Part III: Managing a Class 121 Chapter 7: Structuring Your Teaching and Your Teaching Space 123 Chapter 8: Building Better Behaviour 149 Chapter 9: Creating a Positive Classroom Atmosphere 171 Chapter 10: Handling Challenging Situations 189 Part IV: Dealing with Different Kinds of People 209 Chapter 11: Getting to Know Your Students 211 Chapter 12: Working as Part of a Team 237 Chapter 13: Building Bonds with Parents 257 Part V: Succeeding Beyond the Classroom 277 Chapter 14: Climbing the Paper Mountain 279 Chapter 15: Getting Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities 293 Chapter 16: Evaluating and Furthering Your Teaching Skills 305 Part VI: The Part of Tens 315 Chapter 17: Ten Great Ways to Engage with a Group 317 Chapter 18: Ten Key Strategies for Handling Difficult Behaviour 325 Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Dealing with Stress 333 Chapter 20: Ten Best Book and Website Resources for Teachers and Trainers 339 Index 343

About the Author

Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and behaviour management expert and is the best-selling author of Getting the Buggers to Behave. Sue writes regular articles for a range of teacher publications and parenting magazines. She also provides training and consultancy for schools around the UK.


"An Extremely useful tool for the student or newly qualified teacher, but well worth any teacher's time" (Headteacher Update, June 2009)

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