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Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes

Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes Author Michael Follett
ISBN-10 9781784503611
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 224
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School playtimes account for 20% of a child's school life, but how can schools ensure that this time is as beneficial as possible for primary school pupils? Emphasising the importance of play in child development, this book identifies the key challenges facing schools during break times and sets out a complete strategy for effectively managing playtimes that are fun-filled and offer children greater long-term benefits. With before and after case studies showing how school playtimes have been transformed through the author's OPAL Primary Programme, this book demonstrates how to improve common issues such as behaviour, staffing, space and facilities in a sustainable way that capitalises on investments in equipment and training. Promoting wellbeing and healthy child development, this book provides inspiring reading for primary school staff and play workers, and creative ideas and ready-to-use solutions that will help schools to meet Ofsted criteria for excellent play.



The School Climate Solution

The School Climate Solution Author Jonathan C. Erwin
ISBN-10 9781631981067
Release 2017-02-10
Pages 200
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Research shows that a socially-emotionally supportive setting is the solution to increasing student achievement. The School Climate Solution helps kids and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies, and raises academic performance. With dozens of fun and easy-to-do activities and community meeting agendas, this book provides everything you need to create a positive learning environment in any classroom, school, or school community. Based on William Glasser’s Choice Theory and steeped in social-emotional learning, the book shows educators how to engage the whole school community in identifying and celebrating its positive values. For use by principals, teachers, counselors, coaches, or any other school leaders looking to improve classroom climate, the strategies in this book have been tested in schools, and they work. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.



Positive Playtimes

Positive Playtimes Author Jenny Mosley
ISBN-10 1855034050
Release 2005
Pages 200
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Playtimes can be a source of tension and anxiety for children, causing unhappiness and underachievement. This book demonstrates how these problems can be avoided, illustrating the systems and procedures that are vital for producing an emotionally healthy school.



Positive Behaviour Management in Primary Schools

Positive Behaviour Management in Primary Schools Author Liz Williams
ISBN-10 9781784507046
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 80
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This highly accessible and much-needed resource sets out practical advice on positive behaviour management in primary schools, exploring how to support children effectively with their personal, social and emotional development. With an emphasis on implementable strategies, this book will give primary school teachers and staff an understanding as to why children may behave as they do, and what steps can be taken by the school to support a child's development. Considering a variety of factors that influence positive behaviour, such as environment, mental health, parents, and the importance of planning, this book is full of ideas that can be dipped in and out of for support in the classroom. Bite-sized and practical, this is a perfect book for busy teachers.



The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision

The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision Author Shirley Rose
ISBN-10 9781135222826
Release 2009-12-04
Pages 160
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Praise for the first edition: 'How well the author understands her subject... There are good clear case studies, training activities, clear explanations. Properly used and applied, her advice could have a more calming effect on a school than the most elaborate disciplinary policy.' - The Times Educational Supplement Everything you need to know about supervising primary pupils during the lunchtime break is covered in this handbook. This new edition of A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision has been fully updated to incorporate Every Child Matters, recent changes in legislation on safeguarding children and the career and development of Lunchtime Supervisors. Including a new chapter on healthy eating and an exploration of the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime, it provides guidance on important issues and includes activities to supplement advice, and examples of good practice. Topics include: how to encourage healthy eating health and safety issues communication systems at lunchtime how to cope with challenging pupils the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime safeguarding children building relationships with children and managing their behaviour the prevention of bullying organising and sustaining outdoor play and wet play issues for head teachers and managers of lunchtime teams. A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision is essential reading for lunchtime supervisors and teaching assistants with all levels of experience, and can be used as a training manual by head teachers or senior managers of lunchtime teams.



Playtime in the primary school

Playtime in the primary school Author Peter Blatchford
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105033149399
Release 1989
Pages 144
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Playtime in the primary school has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Playtime in the primary school also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Playtime in the primary school book for free.



Character Toolkit for Teachers

Character Toolkit for Teachers Author Frederika Roberts
ISBN-10 9781784508791
Release 2018-05-21
Pages 184
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This accessible and much-needed resource sets out advice on how to develop character and encourage wellbeing in pupils aged 5-11. Schools are increasingly aware of how beneficial positive character skills can be, but resources on how to develop them are scarce. This book gives teachers the means to promote gratitude, positive emotions, character strengths, and positive relationships through 100+ easy-to-implement activities such as student diaries, classroom displays and letter writing campaigns. It also includes tools and strategies that go beyond the classroom, helping to embed character education into the culture and ethos of the entire school. Each chapter will include a short introduction to the relevant theoretical background, and all activities are based on validated character education and positive psychology interventions. Bite-sized and practical, and full of ideas that can be dipped in and out of in the classroom, this is an ideal book for busy teachers.



Listening to Young Children Expanded Third Edition

Listening to Young Children  Expanded Third Edition Author Alison Clark
ISBN-10 9781909391260
Release 2017-06-21
Pages 160
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Viewing children as 'experts in their own lives', the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for understanding young children's perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing material with an adult. This book demonstrates how children's views and experiences can stay in focus in early childhood provision. The multi-method approach brings together digital tools with interviewing and observation to enable adults to review current practice and implement change with children. Combining the authors' successful books Listening to Young Children and Spaces to Play into an expanded and fully updated third edition, this book builds on the authors' original ground-breaking work by commenting on the development and adaptation of the Mosaic approach, along with case studies of the Mosaic approach in action in four countries: England, Denmark, Norway and Australia. Alongside guidance on using and adapting the framework with young children, older children and adults, there is new material on the ethical and methodological issues involved.



Loose Parts

Loose Parts Author Lisa Daly
ISBN-10 9781605542744
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 232
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550+ color photographs showing how loose parts are used in early childhood settings and how they help children learn



Breaktime and the School

Breaktime and the School Author Peter Blatchford
ISBN-10 9781134854745
Release 2005-06-27
Pages 216
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Breaktime in the school is a period when pupils learn social skills they will need in the world outside. But it can also be an occasion for aggression, harassment and bullying. Breaktime and the School gives an accessible account of the latest research into children's play and behaviour. The contributors show how an understanding of the area can inform practical action in designing an environment which encourages positive behaviour, in effective management and supervision, and in involving the children themselves in decision-making and conflict resolution. Staff in primary and secondary schools, school governors deciding on budget allocations, as well as local education authority advisers will find the book essential reading.



Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309147433
Release 2009-11-13
Pages 398
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Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children's present and future educational success. Research demonstrates that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furthermore, young children enjoy their early informal experiences with mathematics. Unfortunately, many children's potential in mathematics is not fully realized, especially those children who are economically disadvantaged. This is due, in part, to a lack of opportunities to learn mathematics in early childhood settings or through everyday experiences in the home and in their communities. Improvements in early childhood mathematics education can provide young children with the foundation for school success. Relying on a comprehensive review of the research, Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood lays out the critical areas that should be the focus of young children's early mathematics education, explores the extent to which they are currently being incorporated in early childhood settings, and identifies the changes needed to improve the quality of mathematics experiences for young children. This book serves as a call to action to improve the state of early childhood mathematics. It will be especially useful for policy makers and practitioners-those who work directly with children and their families in shaping the policies that affect the education of young children.



Marketing Your Library

Marketing Your Library Author Carol Smallwood,
ISBN-10 9780786489954
Release 2012-02-28
Pages 231
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"In the current economic climate, most librarians recognize the critical importance of marketing as a means of self-preservation, largely accepting that the future of libraries requires marketing in order to increase library use and public perceptions of worth. This anthology offers practical insight on marketing techniques specifically designed for libraries"--Provided by publisher.



Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators Author Tony Wagner
ISBN-10 9781451611519
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 270
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Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.



Primary Playground Games

Primary Playground Games Author Cat Weatherill
ISBN-10 0439983371
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 80
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Scholastic Teacher Bookshop provides a wonderful range of titles reflecting current issues in education as well as the most popular primary curriculum areas. Teachers can browse through 'The Bookshop' and choose those titles that meet their particular needs and/or take their fancy! The varied format of titles in this series enables subjects to be covered in a way that is most appropriate to the content PRIMARY PLAYGROUND GAMES provides a wealth of ideas for promoting positive play at playtime. The selection of games included, ca all be taught easily and quickly by teachers or playtime supervisors. There are games for every age group across the primary age range and suitable for every type of playground as well as indoor games for wet playtimes. The games themselves require little or no special equipment - just the occasional piece of chalk or an old blanket. All they require is imagination and a few friends. All the games in this book have been vigorously tested by the author in schools and over the years she has played hundreds of games with thousands of children. She has worked with teachers and lunchtime supervisors, listening to their ideas as well as hearing their frustrations. She has researched into old games and fashioned new ones to suit today's children. As well as ideas for games the book also includes sections on working with special needs, ideas for transforming your playground and practical solutions to common playground problems.



Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years Author Helen Bilton
ISBN-10 9781135281700
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 272
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This book offers a complete guide to outdoor play, provision and learning in the Early Years and beyond.



Running a Nurture Group

Running a Nurture Group Author Simon Bishop
ISBN-10 9781849205092
Release 2008-04-22
Pages 136
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'[This] resource would have enormous value for all who are considering developing nurture provision within their school, as it provides a clear overview of the practical considerations involved and provides guidance on the tools that need to be devised. This well thought out resource will reduce the workload for all those setting up groups and be a real confidence giver to all Nurture leaders' - SNIP 'What an excellent book! 'Running A Nurturing Group' does exactly what it says in the title and much more. The layout and framework must make it one of the most accessible books ever. Every chapter states its intention, unfurls – and then is concisely summarised at the end. Then we have questionnaires, tick lists, case studies and PowerPoint presentations; just what tired teachers need to take on a new body of knowledge. There is a wonderful balance of practical suggestions and theory – at all the times you feel you are in the hands of a dedicated, researcher and practitioner.' Jenny Mosley, Founder of Quality Circle Time `Running a Nurture Group is a worthwhile book full of useful ideas and resources for nurture group practitioners. Simon Bishop is a skilled nurture group practitioner and he links his contemporary, practical experience to the wider range of ideas and thinking that inform and underpin nurture group work in a helpful and accessible style. I am delighted to commend this important addition to the increasing literature on nurture groups - Jim Rose, Director, The Nurture Group Network Setting up and running a Nurture Group in your school is an effective way to improve the quality of educational provision for every child, not just for those with special educational needs. This practical book is especially useful for those new to the idea of Nurture Groups. It offers a clear structure for making a Nurture Group work effectively, and provides tried and tested photocopiable resources to support the whole process. The author: o explains how and why Nurture Groups work o shows how all children's social, emotional & educational development improves o gives practical advice on setting up and running a Nurture Group o tells you how to assess and monitor the children's progress o supplies materials to use when leading INSET sessions with colleagues o provides lots of photocopiable resources on an accompanying CD Rom. An inspirational read for all teachers and support staff, this book will appeal to anyone working with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.



Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education

Multifaceted Assessment for Early Childhood Education Author Robert J. Wright
ISBN-10 9781412970150
Release 2009-11-02
Pages 331
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Multifaceted Assessment in Early Childhood is ideal for those on upper-division undergraduate courses and first-level graduate courses in early childhood education assessment. The book covers the various measures used in a range of assessment dimensions, and includes valuable information regarding young children with special needs and English Language Learners, which has rarely been touched upon in other textbooks. The chapters are focused on student accessibility and include practical applications of key concepts. Features and benefits: Covers a range of assessment concepts, including - Formative (uses feedback from learning to adapt teaching) -Summative (i.e. tests, quizzes) -Authentic (focuses on complex/deeper tasks) -Standardized (STAR, SAT) Includes coverage of assessment for English language learners and children with special needs -- topics that are not provided enough coverage in other books (including Wortham, McAfee, Puckett and Mindes). Wright's writing style grabs and engages the reader in the topic. Two of our reviewers who use Wortham specifically cited Wright's writing style as a reason they would adopt our book. A McAfee reviewer is likely to switch for the same reason.