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The Qualities of a Master Teacher Today

What’s Essential in Reaching All Students

Randall G. Glading

The profession of teaching has experienced radical change over the past several years. The movement away from traditional teaching styles has opened up the classroom to exciting and innovative learning experiences. Every day students participate in activities that elicit higher order thinking skills and inquiry. These creative teaching techniques place the child in the center of learning. The entire school community needs to understand these current pedagogical practices.
The role of the teacher has also evolved over time. Teachers are looked upon today to do so much more, to be responsible for the academic, social and emotional growth of the child. It is important that all members of an academic community, administrators, teachers, parents and students understand the qualities that embody a master teacher today. In addition, aspiring individuals in teacher preparation programs need to understand what lies ahead and the evolution of pedagogy.
Effective teaching is the foundation of every academic community. The establishment of a positive culture for learning is the responsibility of each and every teacher.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 134Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4758-3526-7 • Hardback • March 2017 • $44.00 • (£29.95)
978-1-4758-3527-4 • Paperback • March 2017 • $22.00 • (£14.95)
978-1-4758-3528-1 • eBook • March 2017 • $21.99 • (£14.95)
Randall Glading worked in public education for 35 years. He is currently the Department Chairperson and professor in the Educational Leadership and Literacy Department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is committed to informing parents, teachers and all members of the school community of the evolution of teaching. The book highlights the qualities of a master teacher in today’s schools.
Chapter I – Technique – Instructional Strategies
Chapter II – Empathy – Step into the Student’s Shoes
Chapter III – Assessment – Monitoring Student Understanding and Progress
Chapter IV – Content – Your Academic Discipline
Chapter V – Humor – Making Minds Smile
Chapter VI – Energy – Leading a Positive Culture for Learning
Chapter VII – Relationships – Creating that Special Bond
Chapter VIII – Style – A Unique Personal Approach
Chapter IX – Perspective – The Principal (
Dr. Charles Britton)
Chapter X – Perspective – The Teacher (
Jessica Gleason)
Chapter XI – Perspective – The Parent (
Alison Rodilosso)
Chapter XII – Perspective – The Therapist (
Amy Bernstein)
Effective teachers have always provided learning environments that enable students to think and grow. Some of the characteristics are timeless—empathy, respect, careful preparation. Others are new—comfort with new technologies and teamwork with other professionals. In this delightful book, Randall Glading breaks down for us the characteristics of effective teachers today. He reminds us, one educator to another, that effective teaching is at our fingertips, as long as we are willing to embrace change and remain loyal to the children in our care.
Jim Carl, dean, Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University

As a teacher, guidance counselor, coach and therapist of thirty-five plus years, this book, simply put, is a must read for anyone in the field of education. Dr. Randall Glading has captured the essence, heart and soul, of the complex process of teaching and learning.
Forrest M. Douds, guidance counselor, Yorktown High School

Great teachers make a significant difference in the quality of the education of their students, but what makes a teacher great? There are many intangible attributes that can be difficult to define, but through our own experience each of us can remember that magical mix found in a true educator who inspired and motivated us. Dr. Randall Glading’s new book is a must read for all parents searching to understand and recognize those key qualities in teachers today. Despite some reports to the contrary, many teachers embody a high degree of professionalism combined with individual zest and passion for their job. Dr. Glading effectively outlines successful teaching styles and provides insight into how teachers overcome obstacles to remain effective educators in our demanding world.
Alison Rodilosso, Rye, NY