Based on groundbreaking research completed by Kansas State University and The DeBruyn Institute for Teaching Excellence, Voices from the Field: What Is a Master Teacher? reveals the characteristics, beliefs, and skills required to reach the highest levels of professional excellence and become a master teacher.
This book will reveal the 67 characteristics necessary to become a master teacher and the 13 core beliefs all master teachers hold in common. Practicing teachers, principals, and superintendents speak out to provide insight into the importance of having passion for teaching and a desire for excellence in order to inspire students and increase learning and achievement.
Table of Contents
Introduction Academic Knowledge and Pedagogy Setting the Stage: The “Guild” Chapter 1: What Is a Master Teacher?
Chapter 2: The Research Chapter 3: Our Finding
Chapter 4: The Art and Science of Teaching (Core Belief #1)
Chapter 5: Beliefs Fuel Action (Core Belief #2)
Chapter 6: All Students Can Learn (Core Belief #3)
Chapter 7: Catalyst for Learning (Core Belief #4)
Chapter 8: The Lifelong Learner (Core Belief #5)
Chapter 9: Effective with All (Core Belief #6)
Chapter 10: The Major Role of Respect (Core Belief #7)
Chapter 11: Mentor, Coach, and Advocate (Core Belief #8)
Chapter 12: Passion (Core Belief #9)
Chapter 13: High Expectations and Relationships (Core Belief #10)
Chapter 14: Concern for the Whole (Core Belief #11)
Chapter 15: Knowledge of Students and Knowledge of Curriculum (Core Belief #12)
Chapter 16: Giving Back (Core Belief #13)
Chapter 17: Considerations to Examine
Chapter 18: Showing the Way
Appendix A: A Sample Demographics
Appendix B: Survey Results: Exemplary Teacher Characteristics
Appendix C: Primary and Secondary Needs