Author: Jacobs, Nellie
Year Published: 1999
Subcategory: Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Timely and timeless, 'Grading the Teacher' is a must-read for parents, and a wonderful resource for teachers and administrators alike. In this revised edition, best-selling author Nellie Jacobsâ€”former school teacher and mother of fourâ€”delivers a powerful, common-sense guide to identifying concerns and addressing issues in our schools....
â™¦ â€œI am extremely impressed .. Teachers and well as others, particularly parents have much to gain from what is written.â€ Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones. Former: Superintendent of Schools in Richmond, VA and in Boston, MA; Associate Clinical Professor of Howard University School of Education
â™¦ â€œWhat I need to do, and again I invite you to do the same, is to examine my teaching from the framework of perspectives described by Nellie Jacobs in her book Grading the Teacher.â€ Adam Simpson. SabancÄ± University, Istanbul/Turkey.
â™¦ â€œFor parents who want advice on how to become involved in their childâ€™s schooling, this â€¦can open the door â€¦A valuable tool in the hands of educators who want to do some self study.â€ Beverly Brenna, The StarPhoenix
'Grading the Teacher' provides a wealth of indispensable advice about teachers, classroom routines and atmosphere, administration and school environment. Each chapter is chock-filled with information, examples, questions and answers. How can we recognize good teaching and positive classroom experiences? What should we be looking for and what questions should we ask of our children, their teachers and administrators? What are our responsibilities to our childâ€™s education, and what must students do or learn to ensure that their experiences are good? And what can we do if we suspect there is a problem with the teaching that our child is receiving? ....
â™¦ â€œHer practical easy-to-read guide explains â€¦ how to look after your childâ€™s best interests.â€ Profiles, York University Magazine
â™¦ â€œI ordered your book a few weeks ago. I have read it and loved it. I loved the way you were able to support both students and teachers. â€¦The more we work on this the more we realized what an excellent tool your questionnaire is.â€ L. G., Norwell, MA, U.S.A.
â™¦ â€œâ€¦ an exceptional resource!â€ Dr. Jean M. McGuire, Executive Director Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc., (METCO), Boston, MA
â™¦ â€œFormerly, I was a Special education teacher, Guidance Counsellor and Chair, Student Services and Special Programs. Over the years, I have recommended Nellie Jacobsâ€™ Grading the Teacher for several reasons...Nellie provides the parent advocate with essential tools that lead to greater student success. Her comments on recognizing good teaching and understanding teachers provide helpful benchmarks for both teachers and parents ...Student success results when there is a partnership between parents and teachers; Grading the Teacher provides parents with tools to enhance such a partnership." Judy Winberg, Education Consultant in private practice, Toronto, Canada
First published to accolades worldwide in 1996 by Penguin Books, 'Grading the Teacher' has helped thousands of families and schools improve their communications and strengthen studentsâ€™ learning experiences. This updated edition includes an improved report card offering parents a simple, effective method to evaluate any teacher, and all educators a practical benchmark for self-reflection and professional development...
â™¦ â€œRead your book with great interest, and have used it â€¦to support my arguments not only to BCCPAC but also to the press and to the local school board and others.
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