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Managing the Inner World of Teaching

Emotions, Interpretations, and Actions

By: Robert J. Marzano, Jana S. Marzano

Cultivate a positive mindset, and choose productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom and understanding factors that influence your decisions.

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Managing the Inner World of Teaching

Cultivate a positive mindset, and choose productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom. By investigating three management phases—awareness, analysis, and choice—teachers can become mindful of factors that influence their interactions with students and learn a process for ensuring positive outcomes. You’ll gain concrete strategies and activities that enhance classroom practice and impact student learning.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the human mind.
  • Self-assess your mental state in regard to career, family, and friends.
  • Understand how to use the three-phase management process every day to ensure success.
  • Identify and stay true to your moral purpose and ideals to cultivate personal and professional satisfaction.
  • Gain strategies and activities to enhance the lives of students, and learn to honor each student’s self-system.

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Product Code: BKL028, EKL021

ISBN: 9780990345831

Page Count: 168

“The hardest thing about teaching is not managing your students, its managing yourself. If you ever become angry, afraid, or frustrated—and what teacher doesn't—Marzano and Marzano's book is the one for you. Simply and calmly, the authors draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to help teachers master the inner world of their work through mindfulness, reflection, preparation, and moral purpose. Marzano and Marzano unlock the emotional mystique of teaching in a practical way that will help teachers everywhere become better teachers and better people.”

Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

“Marzano and Marzano illuminate some of the lows in the emotional roller coaster ride that is teaching and offer research-based coping strategies to the individuals that made the ride their life journey. Anyone who is involved in the development or management of teachers will find this book useful, as it provides insights on how to break the dysfunctional patterns teachers sometimes adopt.”

Izhak Berkovich, visiting scholar, The Open University of Israel

“Robert and Jana Marzano present a clear, helpful, and engaging introduction to teachers emotional lives. Their collaboration has produced a valuable research-based text for both teachers and teacher candidates. We can all use a text like this.”

Daniel P. Liston, professor of educational foundations, policy & practice, University of Colorado–Boulder

Managing the Inner World of Teaching is a book way overdue! Bob and Jana Marzano have done a magnificent job of addressing issues that are often overlooked but have the potential to transform education. This book will engage your heart and mind while providing practical solutions and applications to lingering problems.”

Darrell Scott, founder and president, Rachel's Challenge


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