You are here

Stock up on summer PD reading with 25% off + free shipping on books through June 30.

Use code LASTDAY25 at checkout

Corwin online ordering services will be unavailable due to system maintenance on June 14th from 6:00pm -12 midnight PDT. If you need assistance, please contact order@corwin.com. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Just Teaching
Share
Share
Bestseller!

Just Teaching
Feedback, Engagement, and Well-Being for Each Student



January 2023 | 232 pages | Corwin

Elevating the essential work of today’s teachers

Teaching is life-giving work, essential for the development of thriving humans. It is devastating to hear teachers refer to themselves as “just teachers” as if they are powerless and without status. What if we turned the phrase’s meaning upside-down and claimed its redemptive power? “Just teachers” care for each student. Teachers who are just, cultivate freedom, justice, and flourishing.

This book will have readers "just teaching" in the best sense of the phrase! Just Teaching has been written for teachers who want to develop the best ways to serve students based on research on how students learn. This book shows how to use appropriate tools, based on the wisdom of generations of educators, in a focused, sustainable way. Readers will find:

  • evidence-based practices to support student feedback, engagement, and wellbeing (for students and teachers, too)
  • case studies from familiar classroom perspectives
  • useful technology suggestions  
  • solutions tools for building an overarching approach to meeting the needs of individual students

By addressing feedback, engagement, and well-being in ways that are founded on justice and love for students, Just Teaching supports comprehensive, manageable learning while elevating the essential work of educators.


 
Prologue
 
Chapter 1: Each Before All
 
Part 1: Wellbeing
 
Chapter 2: Maslow Before Bloom
 
Chapter 3: Humans Before Outcomes
 
Part 2: Engagement
 
Chapter 4: Cs Before As
 
Chapter 5: Inviting Before Demanding
 
Part 3: Feedback
 
Chapter 6: Habits Before Goals
 
Chapter 7: Feedback Before Grades
 
Part 4: Thriving
 
Chapter 8: Growing Giants
 
Epilogue: Focus On What's Essential
 
References

At a time when parents are more engaged than ever in their children’s education, Eckert offers practical strategies that parents and educators alike can embrace to help each child thrive in school. This book builds on its foundational advice to center love and relationships in a student’s academic journey, and it models those central elements through anecdotes, tools, and resources to help students meet their goals.

Jocelyn Pickford, Senior Affiliate, HCM Strategists
Jocelyn Pickford, Senior Affiliate, HCM Strategists

Jonathan Eckert is one of my go-to sources of wisdom, as I have grown to trust him deeply by observing how he leads his family, his classroom, and his fellow faculty. He is an educator of educators. If you have been challenged by the new landscape of education, you will find an incredible guide in Jonathan Eckert and this much-needed resource! Please read it and share it with everyone in your field. 

Jonathan Pokluda, Bestselling author, host of the Becoming Something podcast, and lead pastor of Harris Creek
Jonathan Pokluda, Bestselling author, host of the Becoming Something podcast, and lead pastor of Harris Creek

This book reminds me so much of the work of Marva Collins and Gloria Ladson-Billings, two of my greatest SHEroes. Both felt that teaching was beyond curriculum, but it was a work of the heart. Teaching involves the heart of the teacher connecting with the heart of each student they may encounter. Jonathan Eckert’s book provides a very practical way for all teachers to learn the skill of seeing each student for who they are and reaching them where they are, so that the classroom becomes a cocoon for all children to develop into beings who can soar to the greatest heights.

Anika Prather, Director of High Quality Curriculum and Instruction at the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Lecturer at Howard University
Anika Prather, Director of High Quality Curriculum and Instruction at the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Lecturer at Howard University

Just Teaching is refreshingly honest, clear, and heart centered. Reading Jonathan Eckert’s stories and using his tools is an opportunity for all of us to bring joy back into the classroom. Just Teaching simplifies the complex issues so we can focus on what is most essential to our well-being and the success of our students.

Carol Pelletier Radford. Author, Teaching With Light: Ten Lessons for Finding Wisdom, Balance, and Inspiration
Carol Pelletier Radford. Author, Teaching With Light: Ten Lessons for Finding Wisdom, Balance, and Inspiration

Student engagement is critical to learning but too many students are disengaged, and studies show an alarming drop in student engagement in advanced grade levels. Jonathan Eckert combines a thoughtful analysis of the root causes of this challenge with highly practical solutions for educators to be more successful in connecting with and engaging each individual student. Eckert shares a compelling vision for educators, parents, and leaders at the system level to better support and engage each individual student in their learning journey. 

Kristan Van Hook, Senior Vice President of Policy at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Kristan Van Hook, Senior Vice President of Policy at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  •  
Key features

This book will have readers "just teaching" in the best sense of the phrase! Just Teaching has been written for teachers who want to develop the best ways to serve students based on research on how students learn. This book shows teachers how to use appropriate tools, based on the wisdom of generations of educators, in a focused, sustainable way. Readers will find:

  • evidence-based practices to support student feedback, engagement, and wellbeing (for students and teachers, too)
  • case studies from familiar classroom perspectives to show what these ideas look like in practice
  • useful technology suggestions to increase meaningful engagement 
  • downloadable, fillable tools for building an overarching approach to meeting the needs of individual students

By addressing feedback, engagement, and well-being in ways that are founded on justice and love for students, Just Teaching supports comprehensive, manageable learning while elevating the essential work of educators.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Prologue


Purchasing options

For large school/district orders, volume discounts, availability and shipping times contact customer service at 800-233-9936
or order@corwin.com.

contact corwin

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781071886588
CAD$ 47.95

For large school/district orders, volume discounts, availability and shipping times contact customer service at 800-233-9936
or order@corwin.com.

For instructors