Academic journal article Journal of Allied Health

If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eas the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers

Academic journal article Journal of Allied Health

If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eas the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers

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If You Don't Feed the Teachers They Eat the Students: Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers By NEILA A. CONNORS. Incentive Publishing, Inc, Nashville, IN, 2000, 143 pages, $14.95, softcover. ISBN #865304572

THIS IS NOT THE everyday how-to-- be-a-better-teacher book that normally crowds the shelves. The opening page begins with a quote from Neila A. Conners: "The best teacher is the one who never forgets what it is like to be a student." The lighthearted yet serious style and organization of the book make for easy reading.

This book is primarily for anyone who agrees that teaching is the most important profession there is. Individuals who recognize that education is a serious business and that it is difficult also should read it. This book is for all grade levels, all genders, all types of leaders, and all geographic locations. Most importantly, it is for anyone wanting to make a difference.

The table of contents reads like a menu from a five-star restaurant, whetting one's appetite to become a more successful teacher. The beginning chapter focuses on self-assessment and how readers feel about their own strengths and weaknesses as teachers and leaders. The author then builds on what strengths and qualities are needed to become a better teacher and a more productive individual.

The book also teaches administrators how to provide the best learning environment for the students by "feeding the teachers," in other words, giving the teachers what they need and want to perform to the best of their ability and to create a more successful learning environment. …

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