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- DescriptionAvoid classroom problems with this exciting new resource! When teachers experience problems in the classroom they reactively look for solutions. Often the solutions to the problems merely address the apparent symptoms, overlooking the root causes of classroom problems. In 44 Smart Strategies for Avoiding Classroom Mistakes, Carolyn Orange provides insight into underlying causes of common classroom problems such as hurt feelings, power struggles, boring instruction and low motivation. She offers preventative, proactive strategies to help teachers avoid the mistakes associated with classroom problems. This book is a theoretically sound, fresh approach to classroom success. Based on the observations of more than 200 instructors, this dynamic, hands-on text presents finely honed strategies for creating flexible lesson plans, enjoyable classrooms that run like well-oiled machines, motivating students, managing paperwork effectively, and much more to help teachers create an environment that is conducive to better teaching and learning. 44 Smart Strategies for Avoiding Classroom Mistakes includes: - Practical methods to plan for foreseen and unforeseen classroom circumstances - Tips to inspire and motivate your students - Useful techniques for maximizing students' strengths and minimizing their weaknesses - Advice on how to project a professional image - Steps for developing exciting, energetic instruction. Featuring expert advice from state Teachers of the Year, enlightening vignettes, activities and observations, this terrific resource will help you create the best classroom possible.
- Author BiographyCarolyn Orange is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She teaches Psychological Basis of Learning, Learning and Development of the School Age Child, Human Growth and Development, and Psychology of Human Motivation. She has a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psycho logy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harris Stowe State College. She began her teaching career in the St. Louis Public Schools where she taught for a number of years. Her work as an educator has spanned about 25 years. That period includes some time that she worked for two corporations. She has worked as a researcher and educator in a variety of educational settings: elementary, secondary, English as a Second Language (ESL), Montessori, special education, adult education, art, and higher education. She has produced a video on self-regulation and has developed a Self-Regulation Inventory. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Experimental Education, The Roeper Review, Journal of Communi-cations and Minority Issues, The Journal of Black Studies, The NASSP: Curriculum Report, and The High School Journal. In 2001, she was appointed to the review board of the Journal of Communications and Minority Issues. She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of San Antonio. She was included in Who's Who in the World for 2005; Who's Who Among American Teachers for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003; Who's Who in America 2001, 2002, and 2003/2004. Her current research interests are envirosocial factors that affect student achievement. She is the author of 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them (2000) and Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations: xiv FM-Orange.qxd 11/12/2004 4:21 PM Page xv About the Author xv Practices, Programs, Policies and Philosophies (2002). 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them is a bestseller and has gained worldwide popularity. It has been reviewed in India and translated into Thai, Chinese, and Slovenian. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame in 2004.
- Author(s)Carolyn Orange
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication09/03/2005
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCorwin Press Inc
- Out-of-print date07/05/2016
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine19 mm
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