As a prospective, beginning or established teacher, you have a unique blend of skills, passions, personality traits and pedagogical styles that informs your approach to the profession. But the job is not an easy one. How can you utilise your strengths so that you don’t burn out? Career energy, direction and longevity begins with identifying the kind of teacher you would like to be, so you can like what you do and like how you do it.
Through case studies, personal stories, exercises and strategies, Energising Teaching: The power of your unique pedagogical gift gives you the tools you need to inform your personal reason for teaching, your preferred teaching style and your love of the craft, and to direct your unique gift towards effective, transformative teaching.
Based on the successful IDEAS project created by acclaimed educator, author and presenter, Frank Crowther, Energising Teaching will show you how to undertake self-reflection and critique – individually, across your school or in your cohort – in order to build on your existing expertise and renew your drive for the job, resulting in better outcomes for your students, your school and yourself.
Energising Teaching is a must-read for anyone seeking to make a difference in education.
Frank Crowther has enjoyed a 50-year career that encompassed roles as a teacher, principal, regional director and university professor. Frank’s heart has always been in the classroom, as reflected in his Order of Australia award (AM) for services to the international teaching profession. Some of Frank’s optimistic books on teacher leadership have been global bestsellers, but it is Energising Teaching that he regards as the pinnacle of his lifework.
Ken Boyne has devoted his career to teachers and teaching in a range of schools and classrooms as a principal, an education policy writer and an industrial advocate. Ken’s conviction for principles of socially just practice indelibly shaped Energising Teaching.