Teaching Is an Art
An A-Z Handbook for Successful Teaching in Middle Schools and High Schools
The author draws upon his 27 years of teaching experience to provide student teachers and new teachers with practical information that isn't always taught in teacher education courses. He includes games, book recommendations, specific lesson plans and straightforward, humorous advice on all aspects of teaching. Teaching ability, wisdom, and fervor are not inborn; teachers can be taught elements of their art. The book covers 82 essential topics (including cooperative learning, communicating with parents, staff meetings, testing, portfolios, and many more) in a reader-friendly style, with easy-to-follow lists, examples, and suggested resources.
"I re-read this book every summer to help me maintain a balanced perspective as I plan for a new school year."
"Teaching Is an Art can help new teachers adjust more smoothly into the education profession and can provide new ideas and insights for veteran teachers."
Where was this book when I was teaching? I’m going to show or tell every teacher I know about this book. I wish Leon Spreyer could win teacher of the millennium award (and I mean this new millennium not the last one)!"
"Spreyer’s experiences with students and colleagues form the core of the book. It includes humor, quotations, poetry, samples, and examples for practitioners to try within their classrooms."
"[It] is a practical and informative guide which is accessibly arranged . . . a very highly recommended supplemental resource for art educators of all experience, skill, and grade levels."