This book has become the gold standard text in many colleges and school districts across the country for studying generic pedagogy. Designed for both the novice and the experienced educator. The Skillful Teacher is a unique synthesis of the Knowledge Base on Teaching with powerful repertoires for matching teaching strategies to student needs. Designed as a practical guide for practitioners working to broaden their teaching skills, the book combines theory with practice and focuses on 18 critical areas of classroom performance. A must for instructional coaches and mentors!
The Skillful Teacher is rightfully regarded as “the bible” of classroom practice. No other single source provides such a thorough treatment of the multiple factors involved in effective teaching. This sixth edition includes updated “chapter and verse” describing current research and its implications for instructional practice. The Skillful Teacher will help all teachers, pre-K to university, novice to veteran, to enhance their skills and the learning of their students.
— JAY MCTIGHE, Coauthor, Understanding by Design series
If I were to select a single tool to put in the hands of all teachers to assist them in raising student achievement, it would be this most recent edition of The Skillful Teacher. Jonathon Saphier and his colleagues have translated Saphier’s lifework into a treasure trove of practical, research-based strategies for improving teaching and learning. Furthermore, the book crackles with the authors’ passion as they make a compelling case that teachers have the power to help all students learn at high levels.
This book should be required reading for every undergraduate student preparing to enter the profession. It should be in the hands of every school principal who hopes to have a positive impact on teaching. It should be the encyclopedia available to every collaborative team of teachers, a powerful resource they can turn to when members have taught a unit the very best way they know how, yet students continue to struggle. The Skillful Teacher makes an enormous contribution to the profession, and any organization committed to improving teaching should make it available to its members.
— RICHARD DUFOUR, Educational Author and Consultant
All children deserve teachers who believe that they are college-bound and who act courageously to maximize students’ best efforts. The Skillful Teacher offers both beginning and experienced teachers adaptable and useful strategies to promote students’ active engagement in their own academic success.
— DR. CAROL R. JOHNSON, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
Timely, relevant, packed with powerful tools and wisdom!! A must-have book for any teacher or administrator seeking to improve student learning.
— DR. KATHERINE K. MERSETH, Director, Teacher Education Program, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education