For the busy teacher on-the-run, veteran teacher Jim Burke has created The Teacher's Essential Guide series, a collection of slender, quick-read guides that offers you targeted solutions to your most pressing instructional needs: how to build motivation, use meaningful assessment to monitor student learning and assign grades, create purposeful homework, use technology in ways that enhance learning, teach essential study skills, learn breakthrough grouping strategies, and create lessons that engage all students. Burke's solutions are based on research and his experience as a veteran teacher. Effective Instruction will help you zone in on the essentials that really matter, streamlining and simplifying your teaching while boosting student engagement and achievement.
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About the Author
Jim Burke is an English teacher at Burlingame High School, California. He has received numerous awards, including the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award, the NCTE Conference on English Leadership Award, and the California Reading Association Hall of Fame Award. He served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Committee on Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts Standards and recently worked with ACT on their high school English Language Arts standards. His published books include The English Teacher's Companion, The Teacher's Daybook, Reading Reminders and Writing Reminders, 50 Essential Lessons, Illuminating Texts, and The Reader's Handbook.