Personal Development for Teachers

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Jacquie Turnbull's practical and thoughtful handbook guides teachers through the 9 strategies that will help them to achieve professional effectiveness. This book is a guide to personal development in the teaching profession. In order to negotiate a fast-changing world, teachers need to be creative, able to respond flexibly to new situations ans be adept at finding innovative solutions to difficult problems; and they need to be able to teach these skills to their students. This book encourages teachers to become actively involved in their professional development and to strive to become model learners, able to inspire learning in others. This new edition has an increased emphasis on helping teachers to understand themselves as learners, additional reflective exercises to enhance continuous professional development and a wealth of new case studies from Jacquie Turnbull's extensive experience. The strategies include taking action on stress, creating rapport and influencing leadership behaviours. This inspirational book will also encourage teachers to look beyond the classroom and develop the skills and attitudes to be leaders of learning in the wider community. Well-written and accessible, this book makes essential reading for ambitious teachers everywhere.