This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on the characteristics of teachers who create supportive learning environments for their students. By conveying a sense of immediacy, credibility, and caring, they communicate to students in both verbal and nonverbal ways that are essential to cultivating a positive and productive learning community. In this book, Stronge, Grant, and Hindman provide a comprehensive overview of the qualities of a supportive teacher. They offer a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications, with templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles. The authors help teachers move toward establishing a learning environment that contributes to effective instructional practices. Topics include: engaging students and their families, effective communication, student ownership of the learning environment, and much more. IN THIS BOOK...* What dispositions support teaching and student learning? * What knowledge do teachers need to support teaching and learning? * What teacher skills are necessary for a positive learning environment? * Reproducible resources * Annotated bibliography
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 142
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 10 mm
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