4 Practical Steps To Becoming A Highly Effective Educator
FOR WIDE-EYED ROOKIES AND VETERANS ALIKE
The concepts in this book will help educators of all levels...
What educators and administrators are saying about our book...
"As an educator who has taught in the United States as well as internationally for over 32 years, I am confident this work will help all educators by providing them with the skills needed to face the day-to- day struggles of educating our youth in today’s generation.”
Director: Hope International School, Beijing, China
"...Her four practical steps in becoming a highly effective educator have a simple classroom approach, which can be available for all teachers. She writes how a teacher can change the life direction of a student through these four practical steps."
Dr. Samuel Bennett
Professor of Education, South Eastern University, Florida
2005 Polk County Teacher of the Year
2006 Florida Teacher of the Year
2006 National Teacher of the Year Finalists
"...If wisdom is knowing what to do next, and if skill is knowing how to do it, then virtue is doing it. Rebecca provides the steps needed for you to be a virtuous teacher.”
Matti Garcia Friedt
Director of Preschool Program
Polk County School Board
"...a very helpful and practical book for every teacher regardless of their years of experience. New teachers will receive encouragement, hope, and practices that can be immediately applied..."
Polk County Public Schools
From The Author
If I Only Knew....
Very early in my career as an educator, the thought of giving up was ever-present. I encountered many of the challenges educators often endure. Students who wouldn’t pay attention, curriculum I hadn’t yet mastered, and constant roadblocks on new ideas to use in the classroom. Determined to positively influence my students, I searched for ways to become a better, more adequately equipped educator. I began to read and observe different techniques highly effective educators have used successfully. To all the wide-eyed rookies or war-weary veterans reading this book, I have great news; there is hope for you! The purpose of writing this book is to let you in on a few secrets that have helped myself and so many other educators conquer our challenges and become skilled, highly effective professionals.
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To Assign Homework, Or Not Assign Homework…That Is The Question!
Every educator has a philosophy about the necessity or stupidity of homework. We are going to analyze two sides of the discussion and then you can decide on which side of the spectrum you fall. Homework Is Necessary! Teachers and administrators that hold the viewpoint that homework is necessary tend to believe that homework […]
Father to the fatherless, hope to the hopeless
Reflect on the student population in your school; look into the faces of the students sitting in your very own classroom. Glance down your roster and there will be students that have experienced hurt, abandonment, and hopelessness no one would wish on their worst enemy. An epidemic of fatherlessness and hopelessness is wreaking havoc on […]
How to create effective PLCs
More and more schools and districts are mandating weekly Professional Learning Communities, aka PLCs where departments are required to meet and collaboratively plan together. Often this topic is met with Earth-shaking groans of frustration and annoyance – I know, I joined in on the choir many times myself!
Fixed VS Growth Mindset
Has the phrase, “My students are so bad and won’t pay attention…” ever crossed your lips? If so, you might be viewing your students through the lens of a fixed mindset.
Passing An EOC Is Easy
Throughout the years, my students’ test scores have been the highest among the County and I am confident if implemented properly, these four easy steps will lead your students to success as well.
Lesson Planning Is A Piece Of Cake
Have you ever spent hours during a work week creating lesson plans full of drop down menus, boxes of endless paragraphs noting what you will do at each minute of the day only to have them lie in a folder on your desk just in case your principal, or God forbid someone from the district comes to observe you?
Harris Educational Resources is a community of educators, mentors and administrators that provide consultation services and training resources to educators who need real solution and not "just another task" . Our practical and knowledgeable approach to your situation will help you build confidence and develop a highly effective classroom.
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