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A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant

A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant Author Maureen Parker
ISBN-10 9781446241134
Release 2009-04-22
Pages 240
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'This new edition helps the reader better understand their role in the school and classroom, in the complex and constantly changing world of education. It provides excellent support for helping the reader develop greater effectiveness in their classroom practice, both through exploring the theory that underpins the topics covered and by providing practical support and advice' - Gianna Knowles, Co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support and Primary Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Chichester If you're studying for a Foundation Degree or seeking Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, this is the book you need on your shelf. Containing guidance for students and Teaching Assistants (TAs) on working with colleagues, supporting pupils and supporting learning, this fully revised edition has been expanded to include five new chapters on: - distributed Leadership for the TA/HLTA; - behaviour management; - inclusion (linking with the Every Child Matters agenda); - supporting emotional health and well-being; - supporting curriculum subjects. In addition to these new chapters, the book will help you to understand and participate in change, enhance the role of the TA, and use ICT to support learning. Packed with practical activities, case studies and links to the new HLTA standards, this essential text will develop your professional capabilities and help you put theory into practice.



Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants Author Rob Webster
ISBN-10 9781317442127
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 152
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Teaching assistants are an integral part of classroom life, yet pioneering research by the authors has shown schools are not making the most of this valued resource. Evidence shows the more support pupils receive from TAs, the less academic progress they made. Yet the reason for this has little to do with TAs. It is decisions made about them by school leaders and teachers that best explain this provocative finding. The fully updated second edition of this book draws on the experiences of schools that have put this guidance into action via the Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants programme. Revised to reflect the latest research evidence and changes within education, including the 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this book will help school leaders and teachers in primary and secondary settings to rethink the role, purpose and contribution of TAs, and add real value to what can be achieved in classrooms. Setting out a field-tested process, structured around a coherent and empirically sound conceptual framework, this book: helps school leaders review, reform and reenergise their TA workforce provides practical strategies to implement in the classroom illustrates key points with new case studies provides photocopiable templates and resources to support decision-making and action. Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants provides much-needed and evidence-informed guidance on how to unleash the huge potential of TAs, and is essential reading for all school leaders.



The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Effective Interaction

The Teaching Assistant   s Guide to Effective Interaction Author Paula Bosanquet
ISBN-10 9781317517177
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 130
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The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Effective Interaction is the definitive guide to teaching assistant-pupil interaction and an invaluable professional development tool for classroom support staff and the teachers who work with them. The authors’ research and development work with schools has highlighted the need for specific, practical guidance on the role of the teaching assistant. This highly practical and accessible book sets out a role for teaching assistants that focuses on developing pupils’ independence and ownership of learning. Based on a classroom-tested framework, and covering the main contexts in which teaching assistants work, it includes practical strategies and reflective activities to help you improve the support you provide to pupils in everyday settings. This book will help you to: Improve your interactions with pupils Understand the principles behind effective classroom talk Carefully scaffold pupils’ learning Work effectively in collaboration with teachers Support the Assessment for Learning process Support group work and collaborative tasks Deliver intervention programmes. This book is an essential read for all teaching assistants. It will also be of interest to school leaders, SENCos and teachers, in both primary and secondary schools, who wish to improve their use of teaching assistants and their own interactions with pupils.



Teaching Assistant Pack

Teaching Assistant Pack Author Chris Derrington Richard Tyrer Pat Drake
ISBN-10 1412912504
Release 2005-01-01
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TEACHING ASSISTANT PACK ········· £40 SAVE £7.97 ··············· A TEAM APPROACH TO BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT A Training Guide for SENCOs working with Teaching Assistants Chris Derrington and Barry Groom both at University College Northampton `According to the SENCO in the school where I work: "It's just what I've been looking for! All the work has been done for me, where can I buy one?". This book is well laid out, easy to access and simple to understand'- Teaching Assistant News 2004 · 168 pages Paper (1-4129-0036-0) · £16.99 · A TOOLKIT FOR THE EFFECTIVE TEACHING ASSISTANT Richard Tyrer, Stuart Gunn University, Chris Lee, Maureen Parker, Mary Pittman and Mark Townsend all at University of Plymouth 'I was extremely impressed by its content and structure generally. It will be an invaluable resource to teaching assistants undertaking HLTA, Foundation Degrees or other related courses. I would certainly use it as a core reader on our Foundation Degree in Learning Support' - Wendy Messenger, Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Worcester 2004 · 176 Paper (1-4129-0061-1) · £15.99 · BECOMING A TEACHING ASSISTANT A Guide for Teaching Assistants and Those Working With Them Pat Drake, Angela Jacklin, Carol Robinson and Jo Thorp all at University of Sussex `Becoming a Teaching Assistant recognizes the rapidly changing world of TAs. It highlights the importance of their role in teaching and learning whilst emphasizing the need to nurture them as they embark upon more considered and structured professional development. It sets out to support all TAs, not just those who wish to use higher academic qualifications as a route into teaching' - Journal In-Service Education 2003 ·154 pages Paper (0-7619-4357-9) · £14.99



The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Managing Behaviour

The Teaching Assistant s Guide to Managing Behaviour Author Jill Morgan
ISBN-10 9781441149855
Release 2007-09-27
Pages 152
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This book helps Teaching Assistant's to deal with and understand behaviour management.



The ADHD Toolkit

The ADHD Toolkit Author Linda Wheeler
ISBN-10 9781446245460
Release 2010-03-22
Pages 160
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Are you struggling with students who have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? There is likely to be at least one student in any mainstream class with ADHD, an evolving concept that affects pupils' learning, concentration, behaviour and social relationships. In order to offer effective support and maximize the learning potential of all students in your classroom you will need to understand the different needs of all children, but perhaps especially those with ADHD. With sections covering the background to ADHD, the school setting and the wider context of home life, this complete resource ensures excellent practice for working with students with ADHD. It provides: - examples of successful tried-and-tested strategies - activities to use with children - checklists - information on referral pathways - advice on working with parents - case studies to facilitate discussion A substantial bank of electronic resource materials is available from the SAGE website to use with the book, including PowerPoint presentations and a range of photocopiable sheets. Packed with the most up-to-date information and rooted in real-life examples from the author's own experiences and research, this is the complete resource you need to help you work successfully with students who have ADHD. Every class teacher, SENCO and teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school will find this an invaluable and supportive guide. Linda Wheeler is an independent education consultant and researcher, having been for many years a teacher in both mainstream and special schools. She is currently a part-time Lecturer at the University of Worcester.



Spotlight on Writing

Spotlight on Writing Author Glynis Hannell
ISBN-10 9781136031106
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 128
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Spotlight on Writing offers teachers a wide variety of topics and activities to stimulate, engage, challenge, entertain and extend all pupils’ writing skills. This extremely practical resource provides busy teachers and teaching assistants with a collection of worksheets that can be used as instant, educationally appropriate learning activities written specifically with the inclusive classroom in mind. The wide variety of exercises encourages pupils to think about writing and to develop skills in writing facts and information, creative writing and editing, whilst building confidence and motivation. Teachers can use this book to develop a flexible inclusive approach, comprising individualised materials and opportunities for extended practice. All the books in this series: Promote effective intervention and inclusion strategies for teachers and teaching assistants Provide materials that are solidly grounded in an understanding of how children learn and the particular difficulties of children with special needs. Stimulate discussion and interaction Can be used as part of an individual or small group learning programme for a child with special needs Provide 'whole class' materials that can also engage older children or those with a higher level of achievement Offer teachers quick, fun activities that never require additional resources, special materials or preparation. Spotlight on Writing is an essential tool for any teacher striving to offer every pupil opportunities to maximise their own potential and develop strong writing skills.



Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers

Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers Author Tracey Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781472942333
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 176
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Practical Behaviour Management for Primary School Teachers will provide you with practical strategies at every part of your teaching journey, enabling you to create an inclusive environment in your own classroom. By giving you step-by-step guidance on different strategies that you can implement, Tracey Lawrence supports you on the journey to unlock the potential of every child – because every child deserves a high quality education. The book will top up your teaching toolkit by covering a range of topics around managing behaviour, from low-level issues to more extreme cases, as well as well-being and mental health concerns. It provides case studies, discusses the responsibilities of the teacher, how to set meaningful targets, plus lots of tips on how to get the best out of available support and intervention strategies. Not only that, you also get real classroom anecdotes and exercises to use in lessons right away so you feel fully prepared to support all children with confidence.



Spotlight on Language

Spotlight on Language Author Glynis Hannell
ISBN-10 9781136031427
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 128
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Spotlight on Language offers teachers a wide variety of topics and activities to stimulate, engage, challenge, entertain and extend all pupils’ language skills. This extremely practical resource provides busy teachers and teaching assistants with a collection of worksheets that can be used as instant, educationally appropriate learning activities written specifically with the inclusive classroom in mind. All the books in this series: Promote effective intervention and inclusion strategies for teachers and teaching assistants Provide materials that are solidly grounded in an understanding of how children learn and the particular difficulties of children with special needs. Stimulate discussion and interaction Can be used as part of an individual or small group learning programme for a child with special needs Provide 'whole class' materials that can also engage older children or those with a higher level of achievement Offer teachers quick, fun activities that never require additional resources, special materials or preparation. Spotlight on Language is an essential tool for any teacher striving to offer every pupil opportunities to maximise their own potential and develop strong language skills.



Highly Effective Teaching Strategies

Highly Effective Teaching Strategies Author Marc Hoberman
ISBN-10 0692790462
Release 2017-04-12
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Classroom Management and Lesson Planning Strategies for Secondary School Teachers.



The A Level Mindset

The A Level Mindset Author Steve Oakes
ISBN-10 9781785830525
Release 2016-01-30
Pages 160
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In The A Level Mindset, Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin share the secrets of coaching students to develop the characteristics, habits and mindsets which will help them realise their potential. Those students who make real and sustained progress at A level aren't necessarily the ones with superb GCSEs. Some students leap from average results aged 16 to outstanding results aged 18. Others seem to hit a ceiling. But why? It was in trying to answer this question that the VESPA system emerged. Steve and Martin have cut through the noise surrounding character development and identified five key characteristics that all students need to be successful: vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. These characteristics beat cognition hands down. Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills and attitudes: they understand how to learn and revise effectively, they’re determined and organised, they give more discretionary effort and they get top results. Success at A level is a result of character, not intelligence. Much has been written about growth mindsets and character development in recent years, but teachers are still left wondering how to apply these ideas in their contexts: how can these theories help learners in practice? Taking cues from the work of Peter Clough, Carol Dweck and Angela Lee Duckworth, and informed by their collective 30 plus years of teaching and coaching, Steve and Martin have spent years researching how character and behaviours affect student outcomes in their sixth form. After identifying the core traits that contributed to student success, they developed practical activities to help every student develop the A Level Mindset. Discover 40 concrete, practical and applicable tools and strategies that will supercharge learners’ ambition, organisation, productivity, persistence and determination. Suitable for teachers, tutors, heads of sixth form or anyone else who wants to help A level students achieve their potential, The A Level Mindset offers 40 easy-to-use activities to develop students' resilience, commitment, buoyancy, motivation and determination. It could be your key to transforming student outcomes.



The Co Teaching Book of Lists

The Co Teaching Book of Lists Author Katherine D. Perez
ISBN-10 9781118017449
Release 2012-06-26
Pages 270
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Practical strategies for teachers who share classroom teaching responsibilities Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, The Co-Teaching Book of Lists provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success. Written by educator and popular teacher trainer Kathy Perez, this book gives educators a classroom-tested and user-friendly reference for the co-taught classroom. Topics covered include: roles and responsibilities; setting up the classroom; establishing classroom climate; effective accommodations and modifications for students; goal-setting; negotiating conflicts; scheduling issues; and more. Author Katherine Perez is a popular presenter and workshop leader for Bureau of Education and Research and Staff Development for Educators Offers best practices and helpful strategies for making co-teaching a success Includes a wealth of ideas that are both practical and easy to implement This easily accessible reference presents numerous positive and ready-to-use tips, strategies, and resources for collaborative teaching and student success.



NLP for Teachers

NLP for Teachers Author Richard Churches
ISBN-10 9781845903503
Release 2007-11-07
Pages 240
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NLP for Teachers covers a wide range of practical tools that will enhance your interpersonal effectiveness and classroom delivery. Find out how both your language and your internal processing affects the behaviour of others around you; Learn some amazing tools and techniques; Take your communication skills to the next level



Rigor in Your Classroom

Rigor in Your Classroom Author Barbara R. Blackburn
ISBN-10 9781317820901
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 240
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Teachers are required to increase the rigor for students, but how? This book by bestselling author and rigor expert Barbara Blackburn has the answer! It is a treasure chest of more than 200 practical and highly-effective tools that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to increase student rigor, leading your students to higher engagement and deeper learning. Topics covered include... Asking higher-level questions Scaffolding to help all students achieve success Differentiating instruction and using modifications Fostering independence through gradual release of responsibility Increasing text difficulty and teaching close reading Setting high expectations Changing students’ views of success Encouraging effort and goal-setting Creating an environment that is conducive to learning Using effective grading policies and assessment tools Working with parents, colleagues, and administrators And much, much more! Rigor in Your Classroom will be your go-to resource throughout the school year, as you continually return to it to try new tools with your students. Bonus: The tools are accompanied by graphic organizers, charts, templates, and reproducibles for easy implementation.



Physical Education Assessment Toolkit

Physical Education Assessment Toolkit Author Liz Giles-Brown
ISBN-10 073605796X
Release 2006
Pages 280
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-Tailor assessments to every topic, skill, and concept taught in physical education. -Help students make connections between concepts to enhance learning. -Meet a wide range of learning styles and teach to all intelligences, including linguistic, spatial, visual, and kinesthetic. -Incorporate learning into the assessment process by calling on various levels of thinking, such as recall, summary application, and evaluation. In today's physical education framework, the demands on your time and energy are great. Every second of class time is precious, so an efficient method of assessment that can plug into any lesson or unit being taught is a highly sought-after commodity. Loaded with assessment templates and sample units, the Physical Education Assessment Toolkitprovides you with everything you need in order to simultaneously assess and teach students the lifelong value of physical education. Assessment templates form the basis of the Physical Education Assessment Toolkit. Presented in a concise, user-friendly format, this comprehensive package contains the following features: -Bound-in CD-ROM—PDFs of each reproducible are provided for duplication, including posters that can be printed on letter-sized or larger paper in color or in black and white. -Reproducible templates—Generic forms may be completed easily to address the specific topic, concept, or skill at hand, allowing you to tailor assessments to your students' needs and abilities. -Sample units—Designed using the backward design model of curriculum development, three complete units show how to transform blank reproducibles into highly practical assessment tools. Each chapter includes lesson plans with model reproducibles for the following categories: written assessment, self-assessment, peer assessment, and application or performance assessment. Within each of these categories, you'll receive guidance on implementing and creating more meaningful assessments. Templates may be used to meet a variety of student learning styles, providing opportunities for assessing through rubrics, journal-writing assignments, self-assessments, and skill-tracking assessments across the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor realms. Rather than stealing valuable classroom time, the template approach actually enables teachers to use assessment to reinforce and extend learning in a systematic way. The Physical Education Assessment Toolkitis the one resource that physical educators will turn to anytime they need to do an assessment, no matter what unit or lesson is being taught. This book and CD-ROM package contains the ready-made, pilot-tested materials needed for effective assessments of students, leaving teachers to focus on what they do best—teach.



Reassessing the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Reassessing the Impact of Teaching Assistants Author Peter Blatchford
ISBN-10 9781136518423
Release 2012-02-20
Pages 176
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Over the last decade, teaching assistants (TAs) have become an established part of everyday classroom life. TAs are often used by schools to help low-attaining pupils and those with special educational needs. Yet despite the huge rise in the number of TAs working in UK classrooms, very little is known about their impact on pupils. This key and timely text examines the impact of TAs on pupils’ learning and behaviour, and on teachers and teaching. The authors present the provocative findings from the ground-breaking and seminal Deployment and Impact of Support Staff (DISS) project. This was the largest, most in-depth study ever to be carried out in this field. It critically examined the effect of TA support on the academic progress of 8,200 pupils, made extensive observations of nearly 700 pupils and over 100 TAs, and collected data from over 17,800 questionnaire responses and interviews with over 470 school staff and pupils. This book reveals the extent to which the pupils in most need are let down by current classroom practice. The authors present a robust challenge to the current widespread practices concerning TA preparation, deployment and practice, structured around a conceptually and empirically strong explanatory framework. The authors go on to show how schools need to change if they are to realise the potential of TAs. With serious implications not just for classroom practice, but also whole-school, local authority and government policy, this will be an indispensable text for primary, secondary and special schools, senior management teams, those involved in teacher training and professional development, policy-makers and academics.



Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Becoming a Teaching Assistant Author Carol Robinson
ISBN-10 0761943579
Release 2003-10-30
Pages 154
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This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It aims to help students make the transition into undergraduate level study. It is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programs.