This book offers experiences and important lessons about teaching and classroom life at all grade levels, illuminating the perspective of both teachers and students. Knitting teacher and student voices together, this book inspires practicing teachers and those who are learning to teach, with universal insights drawn from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college.
Sandra J. Balli is associate professor of education at La Sierra University where she teaches courses in middle school methods, advanced instructional models, and qualitative research. She earned a PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Building Relationships Chapter 4 Respect Chapter 5 The Gift of Time Chapter 6 Encouragement Chapter 7 Teacher-Student Friendships Part 8 Building a Learning Community Chapter 9 Classroom Ambience Chapter 10 Classroom Management Chapter 11 Learning Activities Chapter 12 High Expectations Chapter 13 Assessment Part 14 Building Authenticity Chapter 15 Teaching Styles Chapter 16 Teacher and Student Gender Chapter 17 Not Like Some Teachers Chapter 18 The Essence of Excellence