Good teachers are always looking for ways to help beginning readers and writers to understand what literacy is, how it works, who uses it, and what it is used for. This work offers useful means of helping children appreciate literacy through pictures, postcards and posters.
A textbook that promotes thoughtful engagement with key issues and theories that inform an understanding of childhood development. It intends to turn readers away from our collective tendency to simplify the experiences of young children and replace this with an understanding of the social dynamic that constitutes childhood.
This work outlines key principles for target setting in the context of the National Literacy Strategy. It seeks to support teachers in developing inclusive practices by offering a range of practical strategies for groups and individuals.
Children must first learn to discriminate and label their own emotions before they can focus on understanding other people's. This comprehensive programme is designed to assist early years practitioners to help children to achieve these first important steps.
The 50 Fantastic Things series is a no nonsense, ideas bank ...no frills, just 50 examples of great ideas already in practice! Ideal for the busy practitioner they offer a 'dip in' approach to accessing ideas that they may not have thought of. Simple inspiring ideas is just what they need to reignite their enthusiasm.
Contains ideas and advice to develop professional practice: how to work with the children, how to relate to colleagues as well as to parents and carers, how to improve daily delivery of care and education, and as to protect one's own wellbeing at work. There are systems and structures to use in order to provide professional competency.
As early education and child care increase, parents and professionals face many questions. This book proposes three dimensions of care giving behaviour, by which parents and professionals can help themselves, and young children, to develop.
Teacher support is a much-used but little-defined concept. It is often used with little explanation the nature of the support required. This title draws from the real-life experiences and perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers and documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face and the support they need.
This informative book equips early years teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to effectively teach young children with dyslexia . The author tackles the topic accessibly and realistically, addressing a variety of classroom scenarios.
Helps trainees and newly qualified teachers reflect on the professional decisions they need to make within their planning and classroom practice. This book analyses issues and policies within contemporary education through reference to research and pedagogical practice.
What is 'interactive teaching' in primary classrooms? What do primary teachers and children do to interact effectively? Answering these questions, this book examines the practical and theoretical aspects that are key to understanding and undertaking interactive teaching in primary classrooms. It is for academics, researchers, and others.
Offers practical guidance for parents, teachers and other early years workers who want to give children a good start in mathematical development. Showing how competent children are as mathematicians from an early age, this book offers an overview of young children's mathematical behaviour at home and in early years settings.
This practical handbook provides SENCOs, class teachers and teaching assistants with a step-by-step guide to the identification of speech and language disorders, a basic knowledge of the underlying causes and guidance for developing strategies for support and intervention in the classroom.
Provides a whole-school value based programme for young people from five to twelve years of age. Including a CD-ROM, this book helps young people to: have a sense of belonging; identify their talents; develop proactive problem solving; enhance positive social orientation; and encourage an optimistic sense of fun.
A resource to dip into for one-off assemblies or follow as a programme of themed assemblies for a term. This book contains topic areas on peace which include: Cooperation; Children's writing; Places and challenges; Assembly plays; and, Environment Stories.
Based on primary research by two of the leading commentators on the qualifications, this book is a wide-ranging and critical view of the fundamental approaches of the education system in Britain today.
Specifically designed for busy teachers who have responsibility for co-ordinating a subject area within their primary school. Each volume in the series conforms to a concise style, while providing a wealth of tips, case studies and photocopiable material that teachers can use immediately.
Suggests that the way in which children are asked to work in primary classrooms has a significant and generally unrecognized influence on their attention and learning. This book looks at the practice of seating young children in groups around tables, and shows that this accepted practice makes learning unnecessarily difficult.
This book challenges long-established beliefs about early childhood education. It offers readers the opportunity to think about the aspects of their profession that are fundamental to providing effective and equitable educational opportunities for young children in the 21st century.