Mastering the Art of Instruction: The 9 Essential Instructional Skills Every Teacher Needs to Master

by Israel Galindo. Educational Consultants, 2015.

“When it comes to effective instruction, how you do it matters.” So says author and education expert, Israel Galindo, in this practical book aimed at religious educators. While research has identified 121 instructional behaviors that positively impact learning, Galindo discusses the nine which he deems most important. Devoting a chapter to each one, he explains the theory behind the skill and offers guidance on how to develop the skill. The most important behavior, he argues, is asking the right kind of questions. This chapter alone is worth the price of admission. Although written for instructors, Galindo’s guide can be used by any leader looking to be a more effective communicator.