Thank you for exploring The Joyful Teacher!



In this sample, you will find:

  • The Foreword by Jennifer Serravallo
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
    • Strategy 1.7 The Pomodoro Technique and Other Time Management Tips
  • Chapter 2
    • Strategy 2.4 Document the Walls: Who is Represented? Who isn’t?
  • Chapter 3
    • Strategy 3.1 Cocreate Classroom Norms, Not Rules
  • Chapter 4
    • Strategy 4.3 Identity Webs
  • Chapter 5
    • Strategy 5.5 Sentence Starters That Set Up Students to Do More on Their Own
  • Chapter 6
    • Strategy 6.1 Feedback At a Glance
  • Chapter 7
    • Strategy 7.1 Whatever They Do, You Do
  • Chapter 8
    • Strategy 8.3 Keep Teaching Short and Sweet So Kids Can Do More
  • Chapter 9
    • Strategy 9.8 Written Conversation
  • Chapter 10
    • Strategy 10.3 Real-Life Assessments

Berit Gordon offers a DIY approach to professional development, outlining a simple but effective framework to help teachers develop a sense of personal agency and take on their own professional learning in a deeply reflective way. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving. The Joyful Teacher provides explicit strategies you can dip into as needed, but the goals—and chapters—are ordered so that each focus area builds on the ones before it, helping you nurture your long-term professional growth.