50 Simple Ways to Become Better Teachers

 

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Follow the story of Rushton Hurley to uncover 50 simple ways to become better teacher!
The book is based on Rushton’s amazing teaching experience.
Each chapter focus one practical strategy for teachers with flashbacks of how he took actions and a present day reflection.  As Rushton spent most of his career working in school, you will be invited to join his classroom and discover useful strategies which I wish I knew when I started my first day of school such as how to learn student names, buy yourself time when annoyed,  create ready to go activities, start class with something unpredictable, avoid bad questions, compare productively, do what inspires you, be prepared for parents.
When I first started reading this book, I was really taken by how Rushton, sharing heartfelt & honest struggle and success stories he had in classroom.

This book weaves an five areas of teachers growth: rapport with students, assignments & assessments, delivery, collegiality & professionalism, logistics that will deeply connected to teacher’s life.

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With 2-3 pages per each chapter, you will discover relevant stories, inspiring quotes, practical actions, discussion items which help you to rethink the way you grow to become the best teachers you can be.

Each story is beautifully articulated with familiar teacher’s problems and challenges which will makes you say “I’ve been in that situation.” and after finish reading it, you will say, “I wish I read this chapter earlier so I could take better decisions.”

There are lots of powerful moments especially when Rushton shows his unique approaches to build sense of communities & possibilities and help students articulating their understanding in interesting directions.
Beyond that, Rushton also demonstrate how he started straightforward actions to build professional relationships, connecting with communities and organizations which open endless door of opportunities that make a difference.
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One of my favorite part of the book when Rushton told teachers to discover what inspire them and do it. This is my favorite quote: “The key to discovering what inspired you is to find what allows you to think DIFFERENTLY, to see NEW options, & to create something in a way you haven’t before.” 
In the end, the book has successfully made me re-evaluate the impact of my past actions as a teacher to myself, students, teachers, and parents.  I myself has met Rushton during my visit to San Fransisco and my life has forever changed since then.
If you’re reading it, you’re not too late to make this year your best teaching year. 

 
 

stevenedutechers

Steven is a life long learner and multi-award educational technology coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic, TED Ed, Google Earth Education, EdTech Team, EduTECH Asia, Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, US Embassy, Tech in Asia, and many international and local institutions.

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