I just finished Transparent Teaching. All of the problems teachers experience, such as handling profanity and discipline, are attacked with clarity and suggestion, with models to improve and to fix. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCH A BLESSING IN MY FIRST YEAR! I would have stayed in teaching. (Veronica Cronin, writer and photographer)
The most influential instructional guides are only valuable from those who have been there, done that. I wish that everyone in public schools really subscribed to the notions—as Keller so effortlessly did in our classes—that the students and their parents are customers, and above all, people. (Tekisha Roberts, Director of Operations and former student)
Transparent Teaching provides exceptional guidance for teachers in how to shape the image they present to their students. It uses a classroom-validated method and means to avoid micro-managing, help students reach autonomy, and instill mutual trust. That is what I took from our classes, and this book is the key to inviting students to feel that same acceptance and engagement in the high school classroom."— (Erin Rohan, attorney and former student)
Mutual respect between students and teacher is the heart and soul of Keller's philosophy. The clear respect for her students permeates every facet of the class experience, ultimately resulting in successful teaching and learning. If teachers use these strategies, they will increase their effectiveness tenfold. (Shawn Fahy, MSW)
"It is brilliant. Raw honesty. Clever, applicable, and reflective." (Maria Mosley, Executive Director, Public Charter School, 33 years in Education)
About the Author
In conversation with former students:
Stacey Bruton earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from the University of South Florida in 2009. She currently works as an Intensive Reading teacher at a Title 1 school in Tampa, FL.
AnnMarie Dearman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida Atlantic University in 2007, graduating summa cum laude. She works as a home school coordinator and as a tutor, where she enjoys the challenges of working with all grade levels in person and via the internet.
Victoria Grant earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2004. After several years working as a second grade teacher, she is now a stay-at-home mom.
Crystal Jovae Mazur is a costume and jewelry designer, residing in Chicago. She attended Florida State University, earning a B.A. in Theatre Studies. While there, she continued to perform and write, but found her passion in costume design, studying all applications of design and construction.
Daniel Powell illustrates and writes for zerolevel.com, and he is both author and artist for the webcomic, Gunman. Daniel has attended Indian River State College, where he has furthered his education in the areas of English and History.
Christina Salvatore earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Journalism from Florida State University in 2007. Since graduating, she obtained a job as a Regional Office Manager for an insurance agency in Tallahassee, Florida.