Bravo to the authors of Successful Teaching: Practical Ideas to Make it All Happen. This hands-on approach is filled with ideas that are helpful to all of us who are teaching at the university level. These experienced educators share examples of strategies that are working in classrooms. At a time when outcomes and performance are so important to our national commitment to raise standards, here is a text that will help the novice and the experienced teacher. Classes in methods and other teacher preparation classes will benefit greatly from the experience and knowledge found in this text.
(Dr. David H. Goldenberg, professor and dean, Hillyer College, University of Hartford)Diverse student needs, demanding curricula, unforgiving accountability…it’s of little wonder that today’s teachers often feel overwhelmed and stressed. Successful Teaching, provides 'just in time' inspiration to help teachers meet their goals and enjoy themselves as they do it! This quick read is chock full of anecdotes that encourage new educators to develop their own effective teaching style while reminding veterans why they became teachers in the first place… achievement for all!
(Mariann Schmudde, Ph.D., professor, Stetson University (FL))Every teacher should read Successful Teaching: Practical Ideas to Make it Happen because it strengthens an instructor’s toolkit with practical strategies that make a classroom more engaging for students. New and veteran teachers alike will benefit from the ideas outlined in this book due to the authors’ ability to provide simple, practical methods for improving classroom teaching. The suggestions and strategies included in each chapter are based on the educational experiences of teachers throughout the country. If you’re serious about your teaching career and improving the educational experience of your students, this book is a must for your professional library.
(Michael Poulin, EPI Coordinator & Professor, College of Education, St. Petersburg College)
About the Author
Scott D. Richman is a supervisor in the Hillsborough County Public Schools (Tampa, Florida) Professional Development Office and an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College. He completed his doctorate in educational leadership at the University of South Florida (2010).
Steve Permuth is professor in the College of Education and Honors College at the University of South Florida. He has more than forty (40) years of teaching and administrative experience in K-12 and higher education.
Paula M. Richman has taught middle school science for seventeen years in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Paula currently serves as her school’s Title I Parent Liaison and sits on her school’s improvement team. She has served on numerous committees at both the school and district level including Hillsborough County Public School’s Middle School Science Curriculum and Assessment Writing committees.