Becoming An Effective Teacher

Season 1 | Episode 24
47m | Mar 5, 2022

A teacher's effectiveness is determined in large part by their subject matter competency, professional competency, and personal competency. Inadequacy in any one of these areas will have an adverse impact on student learning.

In this episode, Dr. Colin Roche shares information from a variety of sources, including the research and writings of Dr. Andrew Johnson who is a Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Literacy at Minnesota State University. The knowledge he has and shares through his research is super valuable to the classroom teacher. Two of his books that Dr. Roche recommends, with their affiliate links, are listed below: 

Teaching Strategies for All Teachers: Enhancing the Most Significant Variable ( - This book provides descriptions, explanations, and examples of a variety of research-based teaching strategies that will enhance all teacher's ability to teach effectively.

Essential Learning Theories: Applications to Authentic Teaching Situations ( - This book examines human learning in the context of four types of research-based learning theories. Research-based theories provide the basis for good decision-making in education because teacher effectiveness and student learning are enhanced when research-based theories are used to design curriculum and daily lessons.

CULINARY EDUCATORS’ BOOK: To get more information on the topics discussed in this episode, be sure to check out the book Dr. Roche co-wrote titled "Culinary Educators' Teaching Tools and Tips", which is published by Kendall Hunt (

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