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Tony Humphreys

A Different Kind of Teacher

Recognising many of the difficulties facing teachers today, bestselling author and clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys provides innovative and practical ways to bring about a more positive climate within staffrooms and classrooms.
A key theme in A Different Kind of Teacher is that of self-esteem. The self-esteem of both the teachers and the students is a major determining factor of the relationships between teacher and teacher, teacher and student, and student and student. The successful resolution of problems within the staffroom and the classroom needs to be based on the nature of the relationships between the members of these two school systems.
A Different Kind of Teacher is a challenging book that confronts many of the traditional approaches to teaching and discipline in the classroom. Easy to follow, with key insight and key action summaries at the end of each chapter, Dr Humphreys’ fascinating book contains chapters that explore:Stress in the teaching professionThe importance of self-esteem for teachersStrategies for managing staffroom relationshipsHow to cope with disruptive studentsThe best ways to control the classroom environmentHow to implement a whole-school approach A Different Kind of Teacher is a must-read for teachers, parents and anyone who wants to discover how to create a harmonious educational environment.
189 printed pages
Original publication
1996
Publisher
Gill Books

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Quotes

    Eilish Kilkennyhas quoted5 months ago
    he former employs dominance and control to gain recognition, while the latter uses ‘people-pleasing’
    fayasharipzyanovahas quoted5 years ago
    Occupational stress is a function of two main factors: demands and control. When demands in an occupation are high and control is low you have a high-stress job. A low-stress position is the opposite: demands are low and control is high.

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