To be a successful teacher, one has to develop an unusual combination of skills. Some teachers have them and some do not have them. In many cases, the teachers who have these special skills do not know how to use them correctly. They are unable to create intellectual excitement and promote achievement in their students. In many cases, students desiring to express their creativity, to tackle learning in earnest, are put off by mediocre or dull teachers.
This book has been written with a specific aim: to help teachers improve their teaching skills and consequently become good teachers and stimulate work of good quality and motivate students to learn to their fullest potential.
The chapters have been deliberately arranged to help teachers with skills and also those with less than adequate skills to improve and those already in the midrange to attain excellence. They include: What Constitutes Masterful Teaching; Teaching: A Complete Experience; Teaching Responsively; Understanding Classroom Dynamics; Effective Teaching Skills and Style; Adjusting Teaching to the Rhythms of Learning; Understanding the Tensions and Emotions of Learning; Lecturing Creatively; Use of Discussion Method for Teaching; Using Simulations and Role Playing; and Giving Helpful Evaluations.
It will be useful for teachers of all subjects and at all levels.