Capture the novice mindset! Get ready to teach as never before, powered by a fresh, brave mindset. With humor and insight, this down-to-earth guide reveals a fundamental principle: the best teachers grow through risk, reflection, and revision. Readers will learn how to: •″Sustain the energy and positive qualities of a novice, while building expertise at all career stages •″Develop a network of support to improve teaching practice •″Implement new strategies that engage and motivate students Learn how to teach with the daring of a beginner and a lifelong passion for learning and growth. “Dr. Eckert highlights the value of seeking those “first days” throughout our careers – the joy and nervousness experienced in these transformational moments are critical to have again and again if we are to grow personally and professionally.” Patrick Ledesma, Director of Research and Knowledge Management National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Chapter 2: Embrace the Novice Mindset
Embrace the Novice Mindset
“High performance isn’t, ultimately, about running faster, throwing harder, or leaping farther. It’s about something much simpler: getting better at getting better.”
Getting better at getting better. Many professions have embraced this seemingly simple notion. Professional athletes, for example, have embraced this notion with obsessive fervency. In the 1970s, athletes generally trained by getting in shape and practicing with their teams. Now every aspect of training is specialized. Every calorie, gram of protein, carbohydrate, and fluid ounce is recorded. Every bit of ...