Written by Jonathan Lear, The Monkey-Proof Box: Curriculum design for building knowledge, developing creative thinking and promoting independence is a manifesto on how to dismantle the curriculum we're told to deliver and construct in its place the curriculum we need to deliver.
An illustrated collection of poetry for children and young people from age nine upwards, structured around the verses beginning, 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven' - which have had universal appeal for more than two thousand years, and are presented in full as a Prologue to the anthology.
In Making Every Primary Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Learning, full-time primary teachers Jo Payne and Mel Scott share evidence-informed practice and gimmick-free advice for ensuring that every lesson makes a difference for young learners.
Based on the author's nine years of research and development, this text explains how to create a balanced literacy programme based on guided reading and supported by read aloud, shared reading, interactive writing, and other approaches. Teaching guidelines are included.
Wragg looks at topics including the principles and purposes of assessment, evaluation, the 'whole school' approach, and staff development and appraisal. He provides practical activities, discussion topics, and case examples.
Censorship affects us all. This book looks at writing and censorship from a range of cultural and literary perspectives, from the Tudor period to the present. It also reveals how censorship is appropriated as a legitimate tactic in the defence of oppressed and marginalized groups.
Based on qualitative research in 50 schools throughout England and Wales, this book aims to portray teachers' work as it is experienced in the post-ERA context of multiple innovations. It also examines the impact of the National Curriculum and assessment on classroom practice, curriculum organization and planning at Key Stage 2.
From a very young age, children are intrigued by exciting stories about Egyptian mummies, Roman gladiators, and pirates etc. Here's a chance for them to develop their knowledge of the facts behind their favourite stories. Ages 6-8 years.
An essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers, critically examining what constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years .
The Lost Words series provides an authentic picture of life in history through first-hand accounts. Powerful and emotive, these books ensure the reader gains a full understanding of what life was like.
A practical resource book for primary teachers. It covers various issues that matter to teachers on a day-to-day basis. It includes over eighty key words, ranging from assessment to behaviour, and planning to SEN.
The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Written in a compact and clear style, the book covers all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and societal levels.
This book explores assessment opportunities, how the teaching of each subject can be organised, key and essential resources in each subject, and how ICT can best be used in each subject to enhance teaching.
In Powering Up Children: The Learning Power Approach to primary teaching, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness the design principles of the Learning Power Approach (LPA) to provide a rich resource of effective teaching strategies for use in the primary school classroom.
Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives readers a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools.
This text provides trainees, teachers and schools with practice-based advice, informed by current practitioners, relating to the delivery of British Values. It covers many topical themes and supports educational professionals to understand their duties around the PREVENT agenda and goes further to explore why this is important.
A core text for those training to teach or newly qualified teachers, this book serves not only as a practical guide to primary teaching, but also explores the concept of outstanding teaching. The text includes learning objectives, questions, case studies, a download site and reflective activities.
Defines good teaching and learning in the primary school and offers an overview of the primary curriculum. This book emphasizes on effective teaching and learning methodologies, the importance of quality interaction in the classroom, the role of the teacher in teaching and learning and the experience of the child.
Suitable for students, teachers, researchers, educational leaders and all who are interested in primary education, this book examines children's development and learning, their needs and aspirations, and their lives in a diverse society and fragile world. It explores what goes on in schools, from the early years to educational aims and values.
Focuses on how to teach the foundation curriculum subjects effectively to the 5-11 age group. This textbook covers various manners of good practice including: cross-curricular links, planning, assessment and evaluation along with teaching beyond the classroom.
What is creativity and how do we teach it? This book provides approaches and ideas that enable children to develop their creativity. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, it shows you how creativity can flourish in your classroom.
How do we know what works in primary schools? The answer lies in research. In understanding, conducting, disseminating and learning from research. This book is your guide to research in primary education.
Although the successful teaching of literacy is characterised by good quality oral work, speaking and listening is not included in the National Literacy Strategy Framework. This book shows how an integrated programme of work can be developed to teach literacy and includes work plans and practical classroom activities.
Developed by Kent County Council to encourage their primary schools to promote healthy eating, this resource takes a whole-school approach towards children's eating and relates to the PSHE Curriculum and the Healthy School Standard. It contains a blend of easily accessible information on healthy eating supported by individual school case studies.
Providing a framework for understanding the individual needs of pupils, this title describes how you can tailor your teaching methods to maximise learning. Containing case studies and examples, it explores how learning is conceptualised, direct instruction, interactive teaching, teaching as scaffolding, and how to overcome obstacles to learning.
Suitable for those schools wishing to make group work a more effective and successful way of learning, this book includes strategies for teachers and fun activities for children. It shows teachers how to create an inclusive and supportive classroom by developing the social, communicative and group working skills of all pupils.
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.
By illustrating and exploring early experiences in teaching, this book helps primary teachers to understand their early professional development and learning and helps them to reflect on their own practice as well as that of others, offering a source of practical support throughout the important early years of their careers.
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.
Providing children with opportunities to talk about their learning enables teachers to hear what children are thinking. Talking with one another allows children to question, elaborate, and reflect on a range of ideas. This book provides teachers with strategies and resources to enable whole classes to work together through the medium of talk.