Everybody remembers that one teacher, the one that really challenged you, the one that made you excited to come to class: the legend. David Freeman and William Scheidecker's audiobook Becoming a Legendary Teacher: A Guide to Inspiring Excellence in the Classroom is about just that teacher. Listeners in the field of education surely know just how easy it is to fall into lazy habits, but this audiobook, performed by the talented actor Mark Moseley, will help those looking to turn their classroom into a beacon of inspiration get back on track.
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Becoming a Legendary Teacher provides the perfect tools for constructing productive classrooms and cultivating a love of education among children. The authors encourage other educators to reach beyond the restrictions of rigid lesson plans to capture interest through innovation and interaction. Essential to teachers of all age groups, this book illuminates the roots behind great education, turning dry tactics into methods that motivate, inspire, and drive academic success.
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Pros: This book was easy to listen to with lots of good pointers for new teachers, and for elder teachers as well.
There were plenty of examples to help a teacher improve their practice throughout all levels of schooling.
Cons: I wonder why, when the vast majority of teachers are female, the authors chose to use pretty much only sport examples when taking examples outside of teaching.
Also, the narrator referred to tables within the original book which were not available for download. This was disappointing.
The book is clearly not aimed at anyone who teaches outside of the United States,
I wouldn't listen to or read anything by these authors again. I have read better and more helpful books on teaching. Furthermore, when I think about my teachers who were legends, many of them did not exhibit the characteristics that this book cites.
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