You're already a good teacher. Your students learn, and they graduate or pass to the next grade. But you want more—for them and for yourself. You want to be the teacher your students remember, the one who makes real, positive differences in their lives. You want to become a legendary teacher.
This book outlines the characteristics of legendary teachers. It shows you how to recognize and acknowledge those traits in your colleagues, then cultivate them in yourself. Find out how you can:
- Convey your high expectations for your students
- Practice skillful communication
- Develop a well-organized, well-run classroom
- Motivate students to excellence
Becoming a legendary teacher is a worthwhile goal. Expect as much from yourself as you do from your students. Be the good example that enables your students to do their best. Develop the skills to ensure that students want to come to school, want to learn, and want to succeed in your classroom.
In the process, you'll win increased support from parents, school leaders, and the community. Best of all, your students will see the time they spend in your classroom as positive, productive, and meaningful.