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The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice

The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice Author Andrew Redfern
ISBN-10 9781317627517
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 224
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The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice has been written with two questions in mind. These are the questions that are most important to all practitioners who seek to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms – what strategies work? and, how do we implement them? Covering all the areas that are key to effective teaching and learning, this text consists of over 200 practical strategies that secondary teachers can adopt and apply within their classroom. These strategies range from simple tools to improve the quality of questioning, to principles that can shape the whole approach to learning. Key topics covered include: The five-part lesson plan Developing thinking skills How to engage learners Encouraging collaborative learning Challenging and supporting Feedback and assessment A key feature of this book is the handy collection of ‘Top 10s’ that appear in each chapter, such as 10 ways to use data in the classroom and 10 ways to streamline your marking. The book clearly explains the benefit of each approach described and offers additional guidance on using websites and digital tools effectively in the classroom. Packed full of ideas, the book offers a one stop shop for busy teachers.



Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom

Outstanding Assessment for Learning in the Classroom Author Jayne Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781317509387
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 190
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The main feature of an outstanding lesson is that all students make progress. Taking the structure of a lesson as the starting point, this book demonstrates how assessment for learning can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding assessment during each phase of the lesson, using assessment data to inform planning, questioning techniques and feedback, the book will help you to use assessment effectively to produce outstanding results. Packed full of practical strategies, this book shows you how you can make assessment meaningful in the classroom, directly impacting your students and creating a more autonomous learning environment. It is written specifically with the class teacher in mind and draws on a range of different examples across many subjects to deliver ideas that can be translated with ease to everyday teaching practices. With a strong focus on including assessment practices in the planning process to achieve outstanding results, this book covers: assessment for learning and an overview of the learning cycle practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom marking, feedback and using data to drive learning embedding assessment for learning in your classroom, department and school An effective guide for outstanding teaching and learning, this book offers an innovative approach and is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to apply in the classroom, proving essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.



Teaching Sociology Successfully

Teaching Sociology Successfully Author Andrew B. Jones
ISBN-10 9781317279631
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 194
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Teaching Sociology Successfully is a comprehensive guide to teaching, learning and delivering sociology, not only with success but with confidence. Carefully combing insightful anecdotes and practical ideas with key theoretical concepts on planning, learning styles and assessment, this book is an essential tool for both new and experienced teachers of sociology. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the teaching and learning process – from preparing to teach the subject for the first time to measuring student progress over time – in an approachable yet rigorous way. This practical guide will help you to: improve your knowledge of specifications and syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A Level; provide the best pedagogic approaches for teaching sociology; think about learning styles, skills and capacities in relation to teaching sociology; gain practical ideas and activities for improving student’s argumentation, evaluation and essay writing skills; apply strategies for teaching abstract sociological theories and concepts; make the teaching of research methods engaging and interesting; deal with practical issues such as planning and assessing learning; encourage students’ independent learning and revision; connect ICT, social networking websites and the mass media to further students’ sociological knowledge; tackle the thorny issues of politics and controversial topics. Drawing on the author’s own experiences, Teaching Sociology Successfully helps readers to identify, unpack and negotiate challenges common to those teaching sociology. Complete with a variety of pedagogical resources, it provides tasks and further reading to support CPD and reflective practice. This book will be an invaluable tool for students on PGCE social science training courses, as well as School Direct candidates and undergraduates studying BEds in similar fields.



Reading Process and Practice

Reading Process and Practice Author Constance Weaver
ISBN-10 0325003777
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 429
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Weaver incorporates especially timely information-accurate data, informed critique, and results of often-ignored research-to help teachers counteract government and corporate intrusion into classrooms.



Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom

Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom Author Jayne Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781317558613
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 158
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One of the key features of an outstanding lesson is that all learners make progress. All learners are different and teachers must differentiate according to the individual pupil and their individual learning needs to achieve outstanding progress. Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom is written with the class teacher in mind and demonstrates how differentiation can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding differentiation during each phase of the lesson, assessment and questioning techniques, this book will help you to use differentiation effectively to produce outstanding results. With a strong focus on practical strategies to help you meaningfully apply differentiation in the classroom, this book covers: what differentiation actually means and why it should be applied in the classroom; sequencing and planning for learning with an overview of the learning cycle; practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom; how to structure and apply differentiation practices in your classroom, department and school. A vital starting point and effective guide for outstanding differentiation, this timely new book is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to implement in the classroom and it is essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.



How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher 2nd edition

How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher 2nd edition Author David Dunn
ISBN-10 9781472946256
Release 2017-09-21
Pages 144
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The 2nd edition of David Dunn's best-selling How to be an Outstanding Primary School Teacher, now updated to reflect changes in teaching initiatives and educational policy, including valuable new content on using technology in the primary classroom. This book features lots of easy-to-introduce activities and techniques that will propel satisfactory and good lessons into the outstanding category - not just when being observed, but all the time. And the best news? This book tells you how to do it without spending lots more time planning, researching and preparing 'out of this world' lessons. There are dozens of starters and plenaries and useful websites, and the author's own website offers resources to save you even more time. A must for all primary school teachers who want to become outstanding, not just for the inspectors but for every child they teach.



Teaching Online

Teaching Online Author Claire Howell Major
ISBN-10 9781421416335
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 336
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It is difficult to imagine a college class today that does not include some online component—whether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges. Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowledge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction, revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns. Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions. Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.



What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Author Ken Bain
ISBN-10 9780674065543
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 224
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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Checking for Understanding

Checking for Understanding Author Douglas Fisher
ISBN-10 9781416619222
Release 2015-12-18
Pages 160
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A teacher presents a lesson, and at the end asks students if they understand the material. The students nod and say they get it. Later, the teacher is dismayed when many of the students fail a test on the material. Why aren’t students getting it? And, just as important, why didn’t the teacher recognize the problem? In Checking for Understanding, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students’ understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more. This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey are the creators of the Framework for Intentional and Targeted (FIT) Teaching™. They are also the authors of numerous ASCD books, including The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning and the best-selling Enhancing RTI: How to Ensure Success with Effective Classroom Instruction and Intervention.



The Teachers Standards in the Classroom

The Teachers  Standards in the Classroom Author Roy Blatchford
ISBN-10 9781526414656
Release 2017-08-21
Pages 128
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This text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the Standards effectively and independently, as well as how to apply them to their teaching.



Inclusion for Primary School Teachers

Inclusion for Primary School Teachers Author Nancy Gedge
ISBN-10 9781472921161
Release 2016-05-19
Pages 142
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This book will help you to understand what inclusion is, what it means for teachers, parents and the wider community and how to create an inclusive environment in your own classroom. By busting some myths and looking beyond the labels, Nancy Gedge believes that every teacher can improve their practice for every child ? because what is good for special needs is good for everyone! That's what being an inclusive teacher means. Full of practical ideas and advice, this warm and inspiring book is an accessible introduction to inclusion for primary school teachers. It translates the SEND Code of Practice into practical classroom strategies covering topics such as: an inclusive classroom environment and what it looks like, the responsibilities of the teacher and how to set meaningful targets, plus lots of tips on how to get the best out of available support and intervention strategies. Nancy Gedge provides impassioned guidance in the form of real classroom anecdotes and tried-and-tested exercises together with a 'jargon buster' to help you decipher unfamiliar terms. NANCY GEDGE has been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, and is currently a SEND specialist in a mainstream school in Gloucestershire. Her knowledge in, and passion for, this area extends beyond the classroom ? her eldest child has Down's Syndrome, and Nancy's inspirational blog, 'The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy', won the first TES Teacher Blogger of the Year Award in 2015.



Outstanding Teaching

Outstanding Teaching Author Andy Griffith
ISBN-10 9781845908249
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 180
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At the end of every week many teachers leave school exhausted. In an era when responsibility for exam results lies with them and not their students it's time to redress the balance so that students take more of the responsibility for their learning. A class can be skilled and motivated to learn without a teacher always having to lead. Engaging learners in this way unpicks intrinsic motivation, the foundation that underpins a productive learning environment and helps to develop independent learning.Based on five years of intensive research through Osiris Education's award-winning Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme, during which the authors have trained more than 500 teachers to teach over 1,300 lessons in schools nationwide, this book is packed with proven advice and innovative tools developed in these successful outstanding lessons.Written in the same humorous, thought-provoking style with which they both teach and train, Andy and Mark aim to challenge all who teach, from NQTs to seasoned professionals, to reflect on their day-to-day practise and set an agenda for sustainable improvement.



Achieving Outstanding on your Teaching Placement

Achieving Outstanding on your Teaching Placement Author Jonathan Glazzard
ISBN-10 9781446253922
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 200
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Making a success of your teaching placement is a vital part of achieving qualified teacher status (QTS). With a focus on practical strategies and closely referenced to OfSTED, this book provides essential guidance on how to translate the 'outstanding' criteria into practice. The authors break down the OfSTED criteria so that you can easily identify the skills and knowledge you need to make the most of your placements. Packed with case studies, practical tasks and links to the QTS standards, the book is structured around: " developing professional knowledge " planning " how to be an outstanding teacher " classroom management " teamwork " assessment " Continuing Professional Development (CPD) This book will help trainees make the difficult jump from 'good' to achieving a Grade 1 'outstanding' on their placements. Jonathan Glazzard is Course Leader BA (Hons) in Early Primary Education at the University of Huddersfield. Jane Stokoe is Foundation Stage and KS1 leader, SENCO and Assistant Headteacher at Hoyland Springwood Primary School, Barnsley.



The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning

The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning Author Leila Walker
ISBN-10 1405872772
Release 2008
Pages 127
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'The Essential Guide to Lesson Planning' is intended to help trainee and newly qualified teachers come to grips with the daily lesson planning required from them. It shows how the time spent planning good lessons can help to ensure that time in the classroom is effective, productive and enjoyable.



Outstanding Teaching in Lifelong Learning

Outstanding Teaching in Lifelong Learning Author Harriet Harper
ISBN-10 9780335262632
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 146
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This book provides a wide range of practitioners with unique access to examples of real lessons judged by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) to be outstanding.



Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Author Sarah Younie
ISBN-10 9781134243426
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 204
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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is an accessible, user-friendly handbook designed to provide practical guidance and ideas to support Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs). It covers the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to work effectively with pupils, teachers, parents and other professionals concerned with the well-being of children. The book relates directly to the standards for HLTAs but also provides a deeper grounding in pedagogy and the role of the teacher and the HLTA in creating productive learning environments. The text is illuminated with examples of existing good practice, and a range of tried-and-tested strategies to help HLTAs develop in all aspects of their work. It provides essential background knowledge, together with a range of activities designed to support learning, examining: the roles of the HLTA and teacher respectively, and interactively classroom management and interactions with pupils pupil differences the place of the HLTA within the school community professional development. The book can be used alongside the popular Routledge Learning to Teach in the Secondary School series, which gives detailed examples of theory and practice about teaching and learning for trainee teachers. It is an invaluable resource for current and prospective HLTAs working across a wide range of subjects