Teachers make decisions in everyday school classrooms that profoundly affect students' lives. These 13 real-life vignettes from actual classroom situations demonstrate how teachers get extraordinary student results taking practical corrective steps using intuitive expertise. This self-help, spiritual guide introduces what master teachers practice every day that is not widely acknowledged in university teacher preparation programs nor in much of the mainstream press on teaching expertise. Teachers affect future generations, our leaders' abilities to become productive, global citizens. Yet, under resourced and undervalued, many of our best teachers leave the field or never enter it, instead opting for more lucrative opportunities in other disciplines. What this text illustrates is the complex nature of teaching expertise, what the right brain mind adds to the left brain knowledge beyond 10 steps to student achievement. Every day master teachers access this realm of intuitive thinking, feeling, and action. Deeper appreciation and understanding of the true nature of teaching expertise is a first step in recognizing its true value in society.
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