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Never Underestimate Your Teachers

Never Underestimate Your Teachers

Dr. Robyn R. Jackson

2013

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

Introduction

Dr. Jackson's guiding belief in writing this book is that any teacher can become a master teacher. Jackson presents a new coaching model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will.

Summary

Dr. Jackson explains how everyone has four will drivers: autonomy, mastery, belonging and purpose. One is their main motivator. She encourages a leader to meet a teacher with his/her will driver and not to impose the will driver of the leader. This book explains how to best coach your master, novice, apprentice and practitioner teachers. Step one is diagnosing skill and will and then responding with the appropriate coaching methods.

Recommendation

See book on [ASCD](http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/110028/chapters/An-ASCD-2013-Study-Guide-for-Never-Underestimate-Your-Teachers@-Instructional-Leadership-for-Excellence-in-Every-Classroom.aspx)

Book Review

Real life examples and strategies are provided. A must read for leaders and coaches who believe all teachers can become master teachers.