Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9¼
978-1-4758-2463-6 • Hardback • July 2016 • $92.00 • (£71.00)
978-1-4758-2464-3 • Paperback • July 2016 • $44.00 • (£34.00)
978-1-4758-2465-0 • eBook • July 2016 • $39.00 • (£30.00)
Mindy Keller-Kyriakides (M.S. Higher Education) This educator’s career spans from teaching remedial and advanced placement courses in English, to creating and facilitating professional development courses for educators on the topics of leadership and technology integration. Her passion is helping secondary educators strengthen their practice.
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Visualizing the Ideal Class
Chapter 2: Understanding Your Teacher Identity
Chapter 3: How You Convey Your Teaching Persona
Chapter 4: Manage Your Classroom Before School Begins
Chapter 5: Syllabus and Curriculum Design
Chapter 6: Procedures and Discipline
Chapter 7: What to do Before and During Pre-Service Days
Chapter 8: Approaches for the First Day
Chapter 9: Strategies for the First Week
Chapter 10: Learning vs. Teaching: The Transition Lesson
Chapter 11: Sticking to Your Rules and Procedures
Chapter 12: How Questions and Questioning Impact Management
Chapter 13: Strategies for Integrating Technology
Chapter 14: Using Student Evaluations in Reflective Practice
Chapter 15: Effective Grading Practices
Chapter 16: Ending the School Year with Meaning and Purpose
Chapter 17: Final Thoughts
About the Authors
In this book, real students speak and give new teachers, even veteran teachers, and insights into how to create a classroom that works for both students and teachers. Kids need to be heard and listened to before a teacher can be successful. This book is a must-read for first year teachers or teachers who want to reexamine their teaching practices.
— Kathleen K. Huie, Director of Teacher Development, 1992 Florida Teacher of the Year, Retired
I just finished Transparent Teaching. All of the problems that teachers experience, such as handling profanity and discipline, are attacked with clarity and suggestion, with models to improve and to fix. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCH A BLESSING IN MY FIRST YEAR! I would have stayed in teaching.
— Veronica Cronin, writer and photographer
The most influential instructional guides are only valuable from those who have been there, done that. I wish that everyone in public schools really subscribed to the notions—as Keller so effortlessly did in our classes—that the students and their parents are customers, and above all, people.
— Tekisha Roberts, Director of Operations and former student
Transparent Teaching provides exceptional guidance for teachers in how to shape the image they present to their students. It uses a classroom-validated method and means to avoid micro-managing, help students reach autonomy, and instill mutual trust. That is what I took from our classes, and this book is the key to inviting students to feel that same acceptance and engagement in the high school classroom.
— Erin Rohan, attorney and former student
Mutual respect between students and teacher is the heart and soul of Keller's philosophy. The clear respect for her students permeates every facet of the class experience, ultimately resulting in successful teaching and learning. If teachers use these strategies, they will increase their effectiveness tenfold.
— Shawn Fahy, MSW
It is brilliant. Raw honesty. Clever, applicable, and reflective.
— Maria Mosley, Executive Director, Public Charter School, 33 years in Education