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The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth Paperback – April 30, 2016
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One thing is his personality shines through. When he describes hamming it up for laughs in the classroom he is likeable and I think this is part of why he resonates. He offers some deceptively simple advice about the best way to build relationships, like always being pleasant - the Law of Reciprocity - or the value of setting simple goals which I think most teachers would agree with and which I think most at least attempt unless stress wears them down. Simplifying the essential skills of successful teaching is sort of the goal of his book.
So Linsin conveys a spirit of relaxed enjoyment and humour that has helped him reduce stress in the job to a minimum. He is not unswervingly positive or optimistic. He is irritated by the onerous time burdens of many new programs that are constantly being introduced. Throughout the book Linsin argues that teachers are overburdened with information, that they need to cut back and simplify, to protect their time and concentrate on the essential skills of effective teaching. I agree with his observation and it is a sentiment shared by many of the teachers I work with. He sees it as an act of strength to be able to say 'No' and believes that you should protect your time politely but firmly.
Linsin's blog and his earlier books give the nut and bolts of his classroom management approach and his teaching style. As many of the comments on his website attest, implementing these practical ideas often proves transformative. They really are empowering ideas and I would encourage anyone who is struggling with classroom management to discover them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too vague. The theories are good but I need more concrete direction. Still, I agree with much that he says.Published 5 days ago by Angela Cooper
This book might be helpful for new teachers who are having difficulty.
He should have provided more hard evidence for his ideas (other than his own personal antecdotes). Read more
This book really cuts through all the layers that teachers are told are important. It is like a cold glass of water on a hot summer day. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
I received The Happy Teacher Habits for Christmas after putting it on my wishlist. I was surprised when I opened it and was excited to read it, but skeptical that it could... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Madeline
Read it, LOVED it, shared it with TONS of other teachers. Then I bought it again (Kindle version).Published 13 days ago by Rick Edgar
Those things that you already do, but think maybe you should be doing "more"? This book reveals and reassures that with a tweak or two, you actually ARE on the right track!Published 18 days ago by musictchr
Very concise advice. His techniques are easy to remember because of his vivid storytelling.Published 28 days ago by Damien474
I have already started to implement some of the suggestions here and have been getting good results. I think it's good for those who are at the end of their ropes.Published 1 month ago by Edithe Norgaisse