Tilting Your Teaching

Tilting Your Teaching

Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning

By: Glen Pearsall, Natasha Harris

Publication date: 2020
ISBN: 9781734782004
Subject: Instruction
Highlights: New Release

From popular educator, author, and consultant Glen Pearsall and writer/editor Natasha Harris come seven simple yet powerful instructional tactics you can use in your classroom tomorrow. Get insights, tips, and practical examples for:

Low-Key Interventions to nudge students back to their work when exhibiting off-task behavior.

Pivoting and Reframing around students’ argumentative responses, defusing conflict and steering them back to their learning.

Instructional Clarity to secure student attention before issuing instructions or making transitions.

Wait Time to extend the amount of thinking time you give your students before expecting them to respond to questions.

Pause and Elaboration Time to extend the length of time you pause after your students answer, to encourage them to elaborate and give more detailed responses.

Snapshot Feedback using fast, formative feedback from your students to assess the immediate impact of your teaching.

Reflection Time to give students an opportunity to quickly demonstrate that they have taken on your advice.


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Here’s the book for every teacher who feels this close to excellence in the classroom. What if you could keep doing what you’re doing . . . but do it just a tiny bit differently . . . so that student engagement and achievement skyrocketed—not to mention your own sense of accomplishment?

That’s what Glen Pearsall and Natasha Harris have accomplished with clarity, wit, and authority in Tilting Your Teaching: Seven Simple Shifts That Can Substantially Improve Student Learning.

Each Simple Shift is grounded in research and illustrated with anecdotes from real classrooms. You’ll learn the same techniques that Glen shares in his coaching sessions with teachers throughout his home country of Australia and around the world. 

Changing a habit is hard. When starting any new routine it helps to track and celebrate our small steps toward larger goals. Think about fitness trackers: Even with something as simple as walking, we can’t resist a splash of encouragement when we reach a goal. With Tilting Your Teaching, Pearsall and Harris give teachers micro-data tools for each shift—simple, easy-to-use templates for quickly capturing data on yourself or a peer partner, even in the midst of a busy school day, to fine-tune your practice.

The book includes paper-and-pencil versions of the micro-data tools. If you prefer a mobile app to track your data, you can download these apps to your iPhone or iPad and fill them out with the click of a button (additional purchase required).

It only takes a few words and as little as one second (seriously!) to transform your classroom into a place of confidence and productivity. Learn about the Simple Shifts and try them in your classroom right away!

Pages: 146
Publisher: McREL International
Edition: 1st
OCLC: 2020905198
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Glen Pearsall

Glen Pearsall works throughout the world as an educational consultant, specializing in instructional practice, teacher coaching, and workload reduction for teachers. He was a teacher leader at Eltham School in Victoria, Australia, a board member of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority, and a research fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Research. He is the author or coauthor of And Gladly Teach, Classroom Dynamics, and Fast and Effective Assessment: How to Reduce Your Workload and Improve Student Learning, among other books. Glen is also the founding presenter of the widely popular “PD in the Pub” series for graduate and pre-service teachers. His most recent projects include Toon Teach, an animated series on classroom management.

Natasha Harris

Natasha Harris is an editor and professional writer. She was the managing editor of Traffic, the University of Melbourne’s journal for interdisciplinary studies, and has worked on such educational publications as The Music Cubby and The Literature Toolbox. Natasha has long-term interest in behavior change and skill acquisition, and worked in communications at the Research and Innovation Portfolio at RMIT University. She is currently the production editor of Australian Birdlife magazine.