50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher: Professional Development Techniques

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Whether you’re just starting out, a mid-career teacher, or a seasoned veteran of the classroom, you can find ways to make your teaching more effective and require less effort. 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher offers humanistic advice to nurture the teacher’s soul while improving your professional performance.

The examples are drawn from the author’s experience teaching English as a Second Language, but the advice is applicable to anyone in the classroom.

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About the author

 Chris Mares is a teacher, teacher trainer, and writer. He currently directs the Intensive English Institute at the University of Maine in the USA. He is an avid writer, reader, cook, and outdoorsman who likes nothing better than a long walk in the woods of Maine with his dog. He has lived and worked in England, Japan, France, and Israel.

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Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
Mar 6, 2016
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Pages
90
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teacher & Student Mentoring
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
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Reflection questions:

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Bonus lists

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