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Book Review of When Teaching Gets Tough: Smart Ways to Reclaim Your Game
"Al Mendler has done it again, writing the right book at the right time. His usual style of explaining concepts and providing ample practical suggestions, strategies, and techniques is blended to reach all educators."This is a must-read book not only for teachers who are having difficulties, but for all educators who wish to become even better at what they do: educate children." —Richard Curwin, Director of the master's program in behavior disorders at David Yellin College and author of Meeting Students Where They Live: Motivating Urban Youth. "The book contains practical solutions to some common problems but also serves as a reminder as to the importance of attitude, why we are teaching and the importance of taking care of ourselves."—Valerie Booth, Science Teacher, Eerie, PA
“Making it through the tough times as educators is not about being a ‘good teacher’ or ‘bad teacher.’ It’s about preparing, planning, and practicing, and choosing to see and celebrate success, both our own and that of our students. When Teaching Gets Tough does an amazing job of conveying that mindset and showing you exactly how to put it into practice in your classroom.”—Angela Watson, Educational Consultant, New York, NYThis review first appeared in The Cornerstone blog.
What specific teacher characteristics and behaviors make a difference in student success? This DVD answers this and other questions about the qualities of effective teachers.