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The Skillful Teacher: The Comprehensive Resource to Improving Teaching and Learning (7th ed.)


Jon Saphier, Mary Ann Haley-Speca, Robert Gower

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The latest edition of The Skillful Teacher is the comprehensive resource for all educators – no matter where they are in their career. Building on decades of research, The Skillful Teacher offers evidence-based instructional strategies for today’s classroom including easy-to-understand scripts and videos.  The Skillful Teacher is used world-wide as a hands-on, practical guide on instruction – not a theoretical perspective on education.

Written by one of the nation’s leading experts in teachers’ professional growth, each chapter in the text addresses a different dimension of instructional practice and provides in concrete and practical terms the guidelines, tools and strategies educators can use to meet the challenges of everyday classroom life.

The seventh edition of the book has been enhanced and expanded in many ways including:

  • A candid exploration of anti-racism and cultural competency - issues that are especially timely in our current political and social climate

  • An in-depth study of the power of quality feedback and its relationship to student achievement

  • Identification of the planning decisions that can impact the quality and effectiveness of a lesson

  • How teachers’ beliefs influence student motivation and effective effort

  • On-line resources that provide readers greater opportunities to engage in the content and observe key instructional moves

Learn about the reasoning behind what we write, how we write, and why we write publications like The Skillful Teacher.  Jon Saphier explains the spirit that animates our work in this brief.

You may also want to view a more in-depth exploration of the 7th edition of The Skillful Teacher.

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672 pages


11 × 8.5 × 1.25 in

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The Skillful Teacher: The Comprehensive Resource to Improving Teaching and Learning (7th ed.)