Offers a fresh approach to professional development that focuses on building an individual teaching personality, rather than following a rule book. This book includes case studies and anecdotes, summaries and humorous illustrations to help teachers reflect on what it means to be a teacher, and why it is the most rewarding profession there is.
Looks at how the reader can become emotionally intelligent and teach in a way which encourages students to develop their own emotional intelligence. This book explains what emotional intelligence is and how it is an essential intelligence for people who work with people and who want to make a real difference in their communities.
How would you cope with a wasp in the classroom, organising a field trip or difficult relationships with colleagues? This book looks at what it can be like to be a teacher as a person, not just another cog in the education machine. It looks to the personal side, and asks real teachers how they feel about their profession.
A practical guide for those who need advice of managing behaviour. Containing advice on various aspects of behaviour management, it covers problems such as managing 'problem' pupils and dealing with a classroom 'riot'. It also covers avoiding confrontation and the use of humour, empathy and common sense.
More money and more respect are commonly shared goals. This pithy guide shows the teacher how to shine at work, how to write CVs and perform well in interviews, in order to gain their well-deserved promotion.
This text is designed to support the six activity books in the series, by providing guidance on the policy and management issues that groups will need to tackle in order to pass an inspection. It includes information on how to prepare for an inspection and the Desirable Outcomes.
In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching.
It was against the background of policy change and political ferment that the Economic and Social Research Council funded two successive research projects to evaluate the consequences of various reforms. Drawing upon these two major studies, this book gives an overview of the impact of policy change throughout the 1990s.
Brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD). This work provides a collection of regional writing from key professionals in different regions of the world, featuring a discussion of the politics, policies and purposes of CPD.
Setting a practical vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish and succeed, this book argues for an end of the industrial systems of mass schooling and proposes an organic approach that draws on unprecedented and professional resources to engage all students and develop their individual abilities and more.
The Code of Practice (2001) makes it clear that pupils should be involved in planning their targets from an early age. This book gives practical tips and guidance for writing the IEPs with examples and case histories.
A fun and accessible guide for children to use on their own or with adults, "Kids in the Garden" encourages children to learn about gardening, healthy eating, and caring for the environment. Includes step-by-step instructions and photos throughout.
To meet the needs of people with learning difficulties, programmes are required which extend beyond the typical school or college day, in time and content. This text provides a practical guide to help the reader develop, deliver and monitor an extended curriculum to help meet these student's needs.
Provides course material developed for senior management, SENCOs and governors after the publication of the Code of Practice in 1994. The text looks at the major elements of the Code from a management perspective. SENCOs and management teams are given the opportunity to work with each other.
Focusing on how managers should behave in order to ensure that they and their team members are providing an excellent service to all children in their care, this book provides a balance of accessible theory and practical application for a wide range of settings.
'How To Do A Health And Safety Audit' provides practical advice on issues such as: risk assessment, control of substance hazardous to death, relevant legislation, fire safety, smoke alarms and fire blankets, glass and electrical safety, and what an audit entails, with a template for your own use.
Providing a time- and cost-effective framework for responding to moderate problem behavior and preventing the development of more serious difficulties, this book addresses a core need of elementary and middle school practitioners and educators.
Responsive to the many changes that have come about in the decade since its first publication, the author has rewritten the existing chapters, and added new ones dealing with such emerging topics as classroom diversity and teaching in online learning environments.
This work discusses ways in which teachers at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. It provides a guide to topics such as the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms and the use of critical reflection as a tool for continuous improvement.
In A Mindset for Success: In Your Classroom and School, Tony Swainston analyses how the ways in which schools currently conceptualise and measure success could be limiting students' potential to achieve it.
Coaching is an expensive development option and it isn't appropriate in every circumstance. This book aims to tell you when it's effective and when it's not. It tells you what the benefits are for the individual and what they are for the organisation. It also tells you what you need to do to make it work and what not to do.
What is a Chartered Teacher? What special attributes and capabilities does that new title denote? This book answers these questions. It also provides background to the introduction of the chartered teacher; and analyses the development of the Standard for Chartered Teacher, a different way of recognising the accomplishments of classroom teachers.
Suitable for those who care about education, this work contains comments that are interspersed with an analysis of the vision offered by contemporary educationalists as to how things might change as the 21st century gathers momentum.
How can teaching across the curriculum improve children's learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? This book helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects.