The Mechanics of Teaching

by Margaret Jenkins


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Softcover
$19.99
Hardcover
$29.99
E-Book
$3.99
Softcover
$19.99

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781493152247
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781493152254
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781493152261

About the Book

I was encouraged by colleagues to write a book about my teaching style. The Mechanics of Teaching compares the analytical/diagnostic qualities of automotive mechanics and teachers.


About the Author

I was born with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia. I don’t know if my parents were geniuses or what, but they didn’t treat me any differently than my brothers and sisters. Over the years, I have overcome many obstacles. I believe that nothing is impossible if you keep focused on the possibilities, not the disabilities. For as long as I can remember, I either wanted to be a veterinarian or a teacher when I grew up, but then a standardized aptitude test indicated I should be an automotive mechanic. Due to my physical limitations, I chose to become a teacher. Since graduating from Central Michigan University (CMU) in 1983, my teaching career has given me a wide variety of experiences that have helped mold me into the teacher I am today. I love teaching! Therefore, I am always looking for ways to provide exciting and, sometimes, not-so-conventional ways to deliver information to my students. Another gift from my parents and upbringing. Students bring a vast amount of experiences and knowledge to school. The same is true about teachers. I often reflect on my childhood, schooling, and other past influences to evaluate how and why I teach the way I do. I was encouraged by colleagues to write a book about my teaching style. The Mechanics of Teaching compares the analytical/diagnostic qualities of automotive mechanics and teachers.