The Active Teacher
Practical Strategies for Maximizing Teacher Effectiveness
- Ron Nash - Ron Nash and Associates, LLC
Engaging and inspiring students is central to effective teaching, but it can also be a teacher's greatest challenge. Written by nationally known teacher coach Ron Nash, this thought-provoking book shows how educators can build a partnership with their students and bring their teaching skills to a new level of excellence.
Drawing on his 30 years' experience in teaching and staff development, Nash outlines a holistic approach to effective teaching, based on skillful planning and proven techniques for classroom management and facilitation. Emphasizing the 'three Rs' - routines, rules, and relationships - Nash helps teachers lead students in a clear, consistent manner that wins their trust and develops their personal responsibility. Readers will find guidance on:
- Creating and sustaining a classroom community that promotes respect and achievement
- Fully involving students in learning while addressing a wide range of cognitive styles
- Collaborating with students, colleagues, and parents
- Using feedback and assessment to develop professionally and improve students' academic performance
“Ron Nash brings the voice of reason and sanity to the field of education. With his clear, big-picture vision and his emphasis on routines, rules, and relationships, these practical and well-written ideas will help new teachers and veterans alike build connections with students and fellow staff members, keep their students engaged and involved in their own learning, and help them maintain their passion for teaching.”
"This book needs to be on every teacher’s desk, from the first-year teacher to the seasoned professional. The purpose—to help teachers use their time and energy efficiently—is important in today’s classrooms."
"As an administrator, I feel this book is very helpful for principals to read as well. It could be used as a guide to professional development ideas."
"The author’s ‘lessons learned’ approach engages the reader, reinforces successful teaching strategies, and renews an educator’s motivation to make deposits in relationships that will yield a big return."
"Practical techniques to transform any classroom into a learner-centered and safe environment that increases student engagement, performance, and productivity."