“I cannot imagine any teacher who wants to be the best possible teacher not loving this book!”

—Renee Peoples, Teacher/Math Coach

West Elementary School, Bryson City, NC

“This an exciting way for new teachers to really target the important strategies that successful teachers use, as well as for veteran teachers to confirm the things that they are already doing right!”

—Mary Ann Hartwick, Coordinator, LESD/ASU

Litchfield Elementary School District, Verrado, MS

Avoid common classroom mistakes and develop your skills as an educator!

Written for novice and seasoned professionals alike, this updated edition of a powerful bestseller provides research-based best practices and practical applications that promote strong instruction and classroom management.

The authors translate the latest research into 101 effective strategies for new and veteran K12 teachers. Updated throughout, and with an entirely new chapter on supporting reading and literacy, this edition presents the strategies in a user-friendly format:

The Strategy: a concise statement of an instructional strategy; What the Research Says: a brief discussion of the research to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the principles involved; Classroom Application: how each strategy can be used in instructional settings; Precautions and Possible Pitfalls: caveats to help teachers avoid common problems; Sources: a reference list for further reading

What Successful Teachers Do is a valuable resource for strengthening teachers' professional development and improving student performance.

Developing a Professional Identity

Developing a professional identity

Strategy 84: Create the Right Perception through Professional Attire

What the Research Says

The way teachers dress will set the stage for what will later occur in their classrooms. Wong and Wong (1991) urged teachers to make no mistake about the commonsense principle that they will be treated as they are dressed. Research also shows that dress is of great importance in the business world, where there is no vacillation about insisting on an expected standard of dress. This is not to say that teachers should wear a uniform; however, whether they like it or not, teachers are models in every facet of their job, including the way they dress. As children become older, they become increasingly able to remember, and then practice, that which they see modeled.

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