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Habits of Highly Effective Teachers


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Marie Amaro has been a teacher for over 30 years. She holds a Master of Special Education, focusing on students with emotional and behaviour disorders, and consults with schools K-12. She provides practical, teacher-focused, easy-to-implement strategies that are based on vast experience and understanding of how schools work. Marie believes that academic outcomes are improved by addressing the social and emotional needs of students through explicit teaching of expected behaviour, engaging pedagogy, modelling of pro-social skills, collaborative learning strategies and giving students a voice. She is passionate about students achieving their potential, about supporting the wellbeing of teachers and about schools providing positive, stimulating and nurturing environments. Marie is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer who specialises in improving teachers' personal and professional effectiveness. She designs and delivers specialised courses for university students, new and experienced teachers as well as training and coaching for executive and principals. She is the co-founder/co-director of This is Marie's first book. It is a compilation of the information and research from the one-day course of the same name.


Habits of Highly Effective Teachers details the proven methods of effective classroom management that every teacher needs to be successful.With simple, easy-to-follow tips illustrated by clear, everyday examples and case studies, this book is a little gem!With the focus on building and maintaining positive relationships and developing an effective learning environment, we are reminded of our power as teachers and the necessity for continuous self-reflection about the way we relate to students.Dr Rich Allen, Educational Psychologist, Teacher, Speaker and AuthorProviding opportunities for self-reflection and consideration of the impact we have on our students and the power we have to shape young minds, Habits of Highly Effective Teachers is a timely reminder of what is important in the classroom. Everything in education comes back to relationships and by emphasising this aspect, the book can help teachers to refocus when there are the inevitable classroom challenges.Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood. Implementing Restorative Practices in SchoolsThis is a book for all teachers, beginning to experienced. Between these pages lies helpful hints and tips, supported by extensive research, that anyone can implement in their classroom. Marie's book has helped me rediscover the enjoyment and connection in teaching, as her strategies help me to plan my reactions to behaviours as much as I plan my lesson content.This is a comprehensive and well-written book that I have utilised over and over again in my classroom management. I'm so grateful to have found something so useful and incredibly easy to understand. Without a doubt the best teacher-help book I have ever read!Stephanie White, Classroom Teacher This book should be seen as the next new bible for all teachers. No one prepares you for the onslaught of changes to routine, changes to the classroom environment and most of all changes to students' wellbeing.
This book presents the reader with tools to navigate through the hectic life of a classroom teacher and beyond.
New teachers will love it and older teachers can use it to answer some of their eternal questions about discipline and behaviour management. It has been well researched and well presented!
A must read!Roz Nisbet, Head Teacher, Teaching & Learning, Leeton High School[Habits of Highly Effective Teachers course] distilled down the essence of the research and academic reading and made it accessible and available. The workshops are a wonderful blend of delivery and content combined with hands-on activities.Everyone across the whole range of the school gets something they can take away. The follow up is fantastic! No other company works to provide emails and follow up to keep everything on track.Ian Casey, Assistant Principal, Fairfield Public SchoolMarie is an inspiring teacher and presenter. She conveys her depth of knowledge in creative and engaging ways to motivate her students, both adult and children. She is passionate about supporting teachers and students and loves what she does.Wayne Cook, Assistant Principal, Griffith East Public SchoolI found the session to be amazingly practical and you come away with some really great ideas that are classroom ready for you to implement. As a new teacher it just makes your job so much easier and more manageable and enjoyable. I'd highly recommend the session to absolutely everyone, whether it's beginning teachers or teachers who have been in the industry for a while that would just like some new strategies.Derusha Naidoo, Classroom Teacher

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