Totally Positive Teaching
A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Onlinewithandrea
Totally Positive Teaching A Five Stage Approach to Energizing Students and Teachers By Joseph Ciaccio offers an inspiring alternative to teaching. In the book he writes that, “ a master teacher can make learning a fulfilling experience and effect lives of generations of human beings. A master teacher fosters a love of learning in the subject she teaches.” He introduces five valuable techniques and explains them in great detail. The five techniques are:
Meeting mutual needs
Changing counterproductive feelings
Ending behavior problems
Using active-learning strategies
What is so great about this book is that it was written by a poor student who became a great student and a wonderful well-loved and highly respected teacher who was able to encourage excitement in the classroom. This book is an important read for anyone who cares about the present and the future of the educational system.
For more information on Totally Positive Teaching visit www.ascd.org/books and listen to the Online With Andrea interview with Joseph Ciaccio.