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The Twelve Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

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Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. They′ve become indispensable for airline pilots and doctors, but can this low-tech approach to planning and problem solving demand a place in the teacher′s toolkit? Teaching is complicated, with challenging decisions and important consequences, but it′s in the most complex situations that a straightforward checklist can be the most useful.

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I Use Standards to Guide Every Learning Opportunity

I Ensure Students Set Personal Learning Objectives for Each Lesson

I Peel Back the Curtain and Make My Performance Expectations Clear

About the authors

Bryan Goodwin is the president and CEO of McREL International, a Denver-based nonprofit education research and development organization. Goodwin, a former teacher and journalist, has been at McREL for more than 20 years, serving previously as chief operating officer and director of communications and marketing. Goodwin writes a monthly research column for Educational Leadership and presents research findings and insights to audiences across the United States and in Canada, the Middle East, and Australia.

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978-1-4166-1601-6
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