Twenty Talks to Teachers is a book written for teachers, young and old, to help further the development of both teachers and students in the classroom.
Source: Sanders, T. E. (1908). Twenty Talks to Teachers. The Teachers Co–Operative Company.
- A preface to the book.
- Chapter 1: "Am I Fit to Teach?"
- A chapter of guidance for the young teacher with self-doubt.
- Chapter 2: "Shall Teaching Be My Life Work"
- Evaluating whether teaching will be just a job or a lifetime career.
- Chapter 3: Securing a Position
- How the young teacher can go about finding a job as a teacher.
- Chapter 4: Passing the Examination
- How teachers, both young and old, can prepare for the formal examination.
- Chapter 5: Problems of the Young Teacher
- The mis-steps a young teacher can avoid while developing their own confident style of teaching.
- Chapter 6: Grading the School
- Evaluating a schools course of study and a subject criteria for improving it.
- Chapter 7: Opening Exercise
- A list and description of possible exercises that can be used to catch the attention of your students at the beginning of the school day.
- Chapter 8: The Spirit of the Teacher
- How the attitude of the teacher can affect the behavior of the students and the overall atmosphere of the classroom.
- Chapter 9: The Teacher's Library
- How a teacher can expand their knowledge base through the reading of many different literary sources.
- Chapter 10: The Teacher Outside the School–Room
- How the teacher's presence in the and involvement in the community is as important as their role in the classroom.
- Chapter 11: Good Teaching Conditions
- How the teacher can create an environment in the classroom that allows for the most effective teaching.
- Chapter 12: Keeping Good Conditions
- Methods for maintaining a tidy classroom throughout the school term.
- Chapter 13: What Makes a Good School?
- The many different ways in which a teacher can judge the overall quality of a school.
- Chapter 14: Ten Time Killers
- Ten habits to avoid in order to efficiently teach your students.
- Chapter 15: The Value of a High School Course
- A list of the reasons for and benefits of having a child take high school classes.
- Chapter 16: A Talk About Spelling
- Different and effective methods for instructing students in subject of spelling.
- Chapter 17: Arithmetic in the School
- Different and effective methods for instructing students in subject of arithmetic.
- Chapter 18: Teaching Literature
- Different and effective methods for instructing students in subject of literature.
- Chapter 19: The Teacher's Vacation
- The many ways to spend the break following the end of the school term.
- Chapter 20: The Teacher's View of Life
- How the teachers attitude and viewpoint can affect their students.
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