|Title||Classroom atmosphere: a personal inventory|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Book Title||Inspiring Teaching|
|Publisher||Anker Publishing Co.|
I feel very strongly that a teacher must continue to evaluate his or her classroom performance to see if the job of teaching can be done better or to find other ways to become more effective. This essay will not deal with the latest theories about learning and teaching. Instead, it will deal informally and personally with my ways of teaching in the classroom and in the laboratory. Although my readers may not be teaching biology, I will try to include practical applications that will apply to any specialty or discipline. My hope is that my readers and their students may benefit from what I present. Finally, understand that the way an individual teaches needs to be molded by interests and style of teaching. I have my style because of the type of person I am and because of my interests and background.