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Bloomsbury CPD Library Marking and Feedback

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Marking and Feedback Author Sarah Findlater
ISBN-10 9781472918178
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 248
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Brand new title to launch the Bloomsbury CPD Library, a new series of books that provides primary and secondary teachers with affordable, comprehensive and accessible 'do-it-yourself' continuing professional development (CPD). Marking and Feedback is a key area that every primary and secondary teacher must excel in. This book is a full guide to marking and feedback and will help teachers assess what level they are currently at and highlight the areas they need to improve. It provides an introduction to the main marking and feedback approaches and theory as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom straight away. There is also a strong focus on long-term development and progression of practice with evaluation strategies and questionnaires. The book is split into two sections: Train yourself and Train others, so it can be used by individual teachers to improve their own practice as well as by those looking for CPD training plans - either for a one off session, or a whole school programme. Books will be available in full paperback and ebook version, as well as in 2 seperate ebooks: Train yourself and train others. All of the authors will be specifically chosen because they are experts in their fields and because they are still working in schools. Every title will therefore be full of really up to date and original ideas, practical advice and achievable aims. The aim of the series will be to include the reader in a network of experts and teachers sharing ideas and working together to continually develop and improve.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Marking and Feedback

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Marking and Feedback Author Sarah Findlater
ISBN-10 9781472918185
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 248
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Brand new title to launch the Bloomsbury CPD Library, a new series of books that provides primary and secondary teachers with affordable, comprehensive and accessible 'do-it-yourself' continuing professional development (CPD). Marking and Feedback is a key area that every primary and secondary teacher must excel in. This book is a full guide to marking and feedback and will help teachers assess what level they are currently at and highlight the areas they need to improve. It provides an introduction to the main marking and feedback approaches and theory as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom straight away. There is also a strong focus on long-term development and progression of practice with evaluation strategies and questionnaires. The book is split into two sections: Train yourself and Train others, so it can be used by individual teachers to improve their own practice as well as by those looking for CPD training plans - either for a one off session, or a whole school programme. Books will be available in full paperback and ebook version, as well as in 2 seperate ebooks: Train yourself and train others. All of the authors will be specifically chosen because they are experts in their fields and because they are still working in schools. Every title will therefore be full of really up to date and original ideas, practical advice and achievable aims. The aim of the series will be to include the reader in a network of experts and teachers sharing ideas and working together to continually develop and improve.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Marking and Feedback

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Marking and Feedback Author Sarah Findlater
ISBN-10 1472918169
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 304
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry; the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders, and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. Marking and feedback forms a crucial part of every teachers' daily routine, but it is also a core focus area for CPD, which is closely assessed by Ofsted. This book will help you to examine what level you are currently attaining, highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, and will enable you to assess specific areas where you could improve your practice. It begins with an overview of the main marking and feedback approaches so that you can really get to grips with the theory behind different methods, before moving on to practical ideas that you can use in the classroom. In addition to these short-term strategies, the book contains suggested evaluation techniques and questionnaires to support long-term development and progression of practice.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Using Technology in the Classroom

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Using Technology in the Classroom Author José Picardo
ISBN-10 9781472943378
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 160
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. The provision of technology focused CPD is often based on the 'whizz and bang' approach, promoting the use of eye-catching digital tools and equipment in classrooms without due consideration to pedagogical factors and, crucially, the individual school's context. José Picardo's new book will consider how technology is used in schools and provide research-informed strategies to help improve teaching and learning by using technology effectively. It focuses on the need to train staff in the skills required to choose the right technology to have lasting impact and combines not only information about how technology can best work in the classroom, but also what makes great teaching and how technology can complement this. The goal of the book is to help teachers integrate technology seamlessly into daily practice so that technology is used almost reflexively, effectively and without fuss. It also provides guidance on how to integrate this methodology and way of thinking across your school as well as training other teachers to successfully choose and use the best technology for their subject and their students. The book provides ten ready-to-use training plans, equating to a cost of just £2.30 per CPD session!



Live Well Teach Well A practical approach to wellbeing that works

Live Well  Teach Well  A practical approach to wellbeing that works Author Abigail Mann
ISBN-10 9781472949776
Release 2018-05-31
Pages 198
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Stressed? Overworked? Drowning in marking? This book has it covered. In order to secure the best possible outcomes for your pupils, you must look after your own wellbeing, and Live Well, Teach Well is jam-packed with 90 practical ideas and strategies to help you do just that. #Teacher5aday advocate Abigail Mann provides advice, activities and techniques that any primary or secondary teacher can use to support their own mindfulness, wellbeing, and physical and mental health, and that of their colleagues too. The ideas will help you to stay energised, focused and positive throughout the school year, and to work more efficiently and effectively, so you can maintain a healthy work-life balance. There are also tips on building constructive, fulfilling relationships with the community you are serving, on supporting pupil wellbeing (because a happy class means a happy teacher!) and on making wellbeing a focus at a whole-school level.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Stretch and Challenge

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Stretch and Challenge Author Debbie Light
ISBN-10 9781472928412
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 208
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In the past schools have labelled the most able students in a class or year group as 'gifted and talented'. While segregating these students may help them to achieve their academic potential, there is little benefit in this practice for their 'less able' classmates. Even less so for those who are left in the middle space, identified as neither highly academic nor severely struggling. The Stretch and Challenge model focuses on setting high expectations for all students, regardless of their ability. Encouraging all children to meet universally high targets introduces flexibility between, otherwise rigid, ability groups, and gives children greater opportunities to exceed. Split into two parts, Stretch and Challenge focuses on different ways of thinking about and implementing this model in school. Debbie Light begins by helping teachers to create a culture of high expectations in their classroom by setting challenging learning objectives, creating opportunities for students to develop independence and supporting students, as they become resilient learners. The second half of the book advises teachers how to create an inclusive learning environment where all children feel challenged by encouraging teacher questioning, designing tasks, grouping students and effectively using teaching assistants. Filled with honest, experienced and undeniably helpful advice, Debbie Light's Stretch and Challenge is a must have guide for all teachers who want to collectively maximize their students' learning and achievement.



Mark Plan Teach

Mark  Plan  Teach Author Ross Morrison McGill
ISBN-10 9781472910882
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 208
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There are three things that every teacher must do: mark work, plan lessons and teach students well. This brand new book from Ross Morrison McGill, bestselling author of 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons and Teacher Toolkit, is packed full of practical ideas that will help teachers refine the key elements of their profession. Mark. Plan. Teach. shows how each stage of the teaching process informs the next, building a cyclical framework that underpins everything that teachers do. With teachers' workload at record levels and teacher recruitment and retention the number one issue in education, ideas that really work and will help teachers not only survive but thrive in the classroom are in demand. Every idea in Mark. Plan. Teach. can be implemented by all primary and secondary teachers at any stage of their career and will genuinely improve practice. The ideas have been tried and tested and are supported by evidence that explains why they work, including current educational research and psychological insights from Dr Tim O'Brien, leading psychologist and Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Mark. Plan. Teach. will enable all teachers to maximise the impact of their teaching and, in doing so, save time, reduce workload and take back control of the classroom.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Independent Learning

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Independent Learning Author John L. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781472945792
Release 2018-02-08
Pages 272
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Independent learning is an ideal which many teachers aspire to but find difficult to achieve. This book provides ten training plans that enable you to easily deliver hours of CPD sessions in your school. All presentations and hand-outs are provided in the book and online, making Bloomsbury CPD Library: Independent Learning all you need to help your students think independently, for a richer learning experience, and to impress inspectors. It is common for school inspectors to comment on the need for students to learn more independently, and from higher education admissions officers and employers there is a constant call for students to be better equipped to be able to learn and think for themselves. Students themselves enjoy and benefit from lessons in which they are given the opportunity to begin to take charge of the learning process, particularly when there is space for them to explore and inquire into topics that grab their attention. At the same time, there is enormous pressure on schools to 'teach to the test', leading many teachers to feel that they have to play safe and cannot risk giving their students genuine responsibility for their own learning, lest results suffer. Critics also argue that students need to be taught directly, as the capacity for meaningful inquiry is not one that most students possess, and even when it is present, the open-ended nature of the inquiry process can make learning inefficient. In this book, John L. Taylor shows how the rhetoric about independent learning can be turned into a practical reality. The book explores the foundations of effective learning and demonstrates how it is possible to implement an approach to learning which encourages students to learn to think for themselves. It shows how by teaching students to think better, teachers can ensure that they both succeed in jumping assessment hurdles and also enjoy a richer, more meaningful educational experience.



Teacher Toolkit

Teacher Toolkit Author Ross Morrison McGill
ISBN-10 9781472910851
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 208
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Ross Morrison McGill, aka @TeacherToolkit believes that becoming a teacher is one of the best decisions you will ever make, but after more than two decades in the classroom, he knows that it is not an easy journey! Packed with countless anecdotes, from disastrous observations to marking in the broom cupboard, [email protected] TOOLKIT is a compendium of teaching strategies and advice, which aims to motivate, comfort, amuse and above all reduce the workload of a new teacher. As anyone who has followed him on Twitter knows, Ross is not afraid to share the highs and lows of his own successes and failures. He strives to share great teaching practice, to save you time and to ensure you are the best teacher you can be, whatever the new policy or framework. His eagerly-awaited new book continues in this vein and is a must-read for all new teachers. Vitruvian teaching will help you survive your first five years: Year 1: Be resilient (surviving your NQT year) Year 2: Be intelligent (refining your teaching) Year 3: Be innovative (take risks) Year 4: Be collaborative (share and work with others now your classroom practice is secure) Year 5: Be aspirational (moving towards middle leadership) Start working towards Vitruvian today.



Pimp Your Lesson

Pimp Your Lesson Author Isabella Wallace
ISBN-10 9781472905154
Release 2014-03-17
Pages 168
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From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.



Bloomsbury CPD Library Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Design

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Design Author Summer Turner
ISBN-10 9781472928528
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 208
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In the past few years, the way we think about assessment has undergone a revolution. From the re-organisation of qualifications and examinations at national level (including removing National Curriculum levels at secondary school) to the increasing focus on active research to develop feedback strategies with a measurable impact, assessment has never been so much at the forefront of educational thought. While previously assessment was bound to the curriculum, now there is a demand for schools to develop assessment systems that are merely driven by it. Despite raising serious questions and challenges, these dramatic changes provide a reason for teachers to evaluate their practice. Simultaneously, the nature of CPD has been reinvigorated in the 'digital age', with teachers galvanised by online resources, Twitter and educational blogs. The result? Teachers can take their development into their own hands, and re-professionalise teaching! Bringing together these two movements, this book provides an opportunity for teachers to grasp what formative assessment means, how it complements the curriculum when used effectively, how to employ it in their classroom and school, and how they can improve their assessment systems and practice within the classroom. Divided into two parts, train yourself and teach others, this book will dispel concerns, and help teachers and school leaders to embrace and excel in all areas of formative assessment!



Reflective Teaching in Schools

Reflective Teaching in Schools Author Andrew Pollard
ISBN-10 9781441175397
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 544
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Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests activities for classroom enquiry and offers guidance on key readings. Uniquely, two levels of support are offered: · practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues � including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment processes; · routes to deeper forms of expertise, including evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to support in-depth understanding of teacher expertise. Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, led development of the book, with support from primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge, UK. Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a fully integrated set of resources for primary and secondary education. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. Providing a compact and portable library, it is particularly helpful in school-based teacher education. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series � inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.



100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Outstanding Lessons

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers  Outstanding Lessons Author Ross Morrison McGill
ISBN-10 9781472906304
Release 2013-10-26
Pages 144
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Conflicting government diktat and changeable Ofsted frameworks means that navigating the path to outstanding can be challenging. However, the integrity of an outstanding lesson will always be the same and this book attempts to bottle that formula so that you can recreate it time and time again. In his first book, Twitter phenomenon and outstanding teacher, Ross Morrison McGill provides a bank of inspirational ideas that can be picked up five minutes before your lesson starts and put into practice just as they are, or embedded into your day-to-day teaching to make every lesson an outstanding lesson! In his light-hearted and enthusiastic manner Ross guides you through the ideas he uses on a daily basis for managing behaviour, lesson planning, homework, assessment and all round outstanding teaching. Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone who has little practical teaching experience, there are ideas in this book that will change the way you think about your lessons. Ideas include: Snappy starters, Open classroom, Smiley faces, Student-led homework, Monday morning mantra and the popular five minute lesson plan. The 100 ideas series offers busy secondary teachers easy to implement, practical strategies and activities to improve and inspire their classroom practice. The bestselling series has been relaunched with a brand new look, including a new accessible dip in and out layout. Features include: Teachers tips, Taking it further tips, Quotes from the Ofsted framework and teachers, Bonus ideas, Hashtags and online resouces.



The A Z of School Improvement

The A Z of School Improvement Author David Woods
ISBN-10 9781441151377
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 240
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School improvement is an increasingly complex field with developments in policy, research, practice and language making it difficult to get a complete picture. Leading authors David Woods and Tim Brighouse pull together the approaches, characteristics and technical terms needed for busy school leaders, teachers, governors and parents to quickly get to grips with current approaches and best practice. Combining their extensive experience of school improvement in action, they provide an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the field and easy access to the wide range of information, ideas and practices on making schools the best they can be. A comprehensive A-Z introduces the characteristics, approaches and language of school improvement ranging from appreciative enquiry to zero tolerance. Quotations, case studies and 'butterflies' (little ideas with big impact) illustrate the entries and bring them to life through the experiences of real schools. They include discussion of key debates and controversies to stimulate discussion and guided reading by topic to help with further research.



Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers

Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers Author Melanie Aberson
ISBN-10 9781472916174
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 208
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Lesson planning is a requirement of every teacher. Whether you are planning your day-to-day lessons or a formal observation, planning is a skill that can be refined and improved to ensure your workload is manageable and your lessons exceptional. Aimed at committed and reflective teachers who want to develop their practice, this book introduces Tweaks for Teachers: small changes that make a big difference! It encourages you to review your current lesson planning practice and develop lessons that enable students to make outstanding learning gains. The book focuses on making practical, small changes that, over time, can make a real difference to the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom. Organised around real lesson snippets and full lesson plans covering every secondary subject, the book focuses on the key areas you need to plan for every lesson: assessment for learning, questioning, stretch and challenge and commitment to learning, as well as covering the importance of developing a good marking practice. Real examples of successful lessons are provided as well as a commentary of missed opportunities and practical 'tweaks' that could be made to improve students' learning and to develop outstanding teaching. This format means that the book is not only useful to those teachers wanting to develop their practice, but it is also a really useful training tool for those with responsibility for training new teachers or devolving a school's CPD provision. Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers takes a highly original approach to improving your lesson planning. Mel and Debbie's down to earth and accessible style will help every secondary teacher, whatever your level of experience, to make the planning process more meaningful and manageable, and one that leads to outstanding progress over time. Follow them on Twitter today for daily tips: @TeacherTweaks



Bloomsbury CPD Library Mentoring and Coaching

Bloomsbury CPD Library  Mentoring and Coaching Author Marcella McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781472937124
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 208
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Mentoring and coaching are positive and encouraging ways for schools to manage staff performance and leadership development, but turning to outside bodies for training and expertise can be expensive and time-consuming. Internally equipping staff with the skills to coach others is a fantastic way to overcome this boundary and, over time, these highly transferable skills will further teachers' professional development and help them realise their career ambitions. In Bloomsbury CPD Library: Mentoring and Coaching, Marcella McCarthy draws on her experiences as a school leader to explain different theories of coaching and mentoring, examine research and demonstrate its advantages in various situations, so as to guide you step-by-step through practical methods of coaching and mentoring that can be easily implemented in your own school. There are example scenarios to tackle that will prepare you for a multitude of real-life situations and the easy-to-understand, concise methods of self-evaluation help ensure that mentors track their development and continuously improve their approach.



How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching

How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching Author Sue Cowley
ISBN-10 9781441190536
Release 2013-06-23
Pages 208
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So you've finished your teacher training and found yourself a job . . . the hard bit is over right? But, hold on, how do you actually survive your FIRST YEAR in teaching?! The NQT year is notoriously difficult and hard work. Challenges include meeting your new colleagues and making the right first impression, preparing and planning your lessons, managing the mountain of marking and most scary of all . . . being in charge of a whole class by yourself for the first time! But don't panic - help is at hand from expert teacher and education writer Sue Cowley. In this new edition of her bestselling book, she supports new teachers through the stresses and strains, and the highs and lows of their first year in teaching. She's there to guide you right from the start of day one, lesson one, with the acknowledgement that "your stomach feels like lead and your mouth feels as dry as the Sahara desert†?. She's there through each term advising on time-saving lesson plans, easy to implement behavior management tips and how to help children who have special educational needs. She's there right until the end of the year when she ensures that you feel triumphantly on top of report writing and your first parents' evening. All of her methods are tried-and-tested and real life case studies exemplify how (and how not) to put them in to practice. This new edition has been fully updated with new diagrams and checklists to boost your organisational and time management skills. It also includes refreshed and up-to-date case studies and extra examples for primary school teachers. Written in Sue Cowley's honest, accessible and down to earth style, How to Survive your First Year in Teaching is a must have for all new teachers embarking on their NQT year.