Never work harder than your students summary

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never work harder than your students summary

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching by Robyn R. Jackson

I trudged through this book. It was truly a matter of soldiering on through.

I read this book as part of a group study for school. I highlighted and commented for several chapers when I discovered that the book was on loan. Now I have to buy a new copy for the district. And I dont even like the book!

I understand where the author is coming from. The problem is that I dont agree with her underlying philosophies. The title is Never Work Harder than Your Students but, on page 74 she talks about spending her summers re-writing her curriculum and planning for the upcoming year. Right there, shes already working harder than her students. I understand why shes doing it; I do it myself. But I felt cheated that she was so disingenous with her title.

I agreed with her in chapter 2 about setting objectives. Its hard to distinguish between setting objectives and setting the activities we want students to do. I admit that setting learning goals and objectives are difficult tasks for me. I would like more training on them but at this point every new training I go to about setting objectives and learning goals tells me to emphasize something different. Im confused about it.

I guess I didnt get the clarification I was hoping for.
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Never Work Harder Than Your Students: Book Clip 2

In this updated second edition of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master.
Robyn R. Jackson

The Cornerstone For Teachers

You can use the guide before or after you have read the book, or as you finish each chapter. The study questions provided are not meant to cover all aspects of the book but, rather, to address specific ideas that might warrant further reflection. Most of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can contemplate on your own, but you might consider pairing with a colleague or forming a study group with others who have read or are reading the second edition of Never Work Harder Than Your Students. What is something about teaching that you learned on the job that was not covered in your teacher preparation coursework? Do you agree with the statement Any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of practice?


I had the privilege of hearing Robyn Jackson speak at two different conferences and finally had a chance to sit down one-on-one with her over lunch at the ASCD conference in Chicago in March. One of the keys to regaining your enthusiasm for teaching, according to Robyn, is to tap into principles of great teaching. Her message is a breath of fresh air to those of us who are tired of learning to teach one way, and then suddenly told to do it another way. The other chapters delve into 6 other principles of great teaching that Robyn defines. Over time, she realized the errors she was making centered mostly around an over-emphasis on strategies rather than principles of great teaching.

We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Raymond Shields Modified over 3 years ago. By looking in the introduction, you can discover where you are on your road to becoming a master teacher. Do you want to start on the factors where you are lacking the most?

Some great teachers are born, but most are self-made. And the way to make yourself a great teacher is to learn to think and act like one. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master teacher. The secret is not a specific strategy or technique, nor it is endless hours of prep time. It's developing a master teacher mindset—rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response:.


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