Education is of relevance to everyone, but it involves specialized terminology which may be unfamiliar or opaque. The second edition of this UK-focused dictionary - with around 1,100 authoritative entries - provides clear and accessible definitions of the terms, organizations, qualifications, statutes, and much more, involved in education today.
Suitable for those new to the teaching profession, this book offers tried-and-tested strategies and solutions on how to cope. It also includes case studies and shared experiences which can help the reader to survive but also enjoy their first year in teaching. It uses real situations and experiences to tell it like it is.
In Feedback, Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman explore our understanding of what is often cited as one of the most powerful tools for enhancing learning, drawing together ideas from leading international thinkers and practical strategies for busy teachers.
Maps out the professional, political and theoretical landscape of reflective practice, its nature and purposes and the claims being made for it. The authors centre their text on a model of the teacher as a reflective learner, with enlightenment and empowerment as central themes.
Useful for trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers. Ideas included here range from designing challenging lessons to keeping students interested and on task to organising your teaching in order to control challenging behaviour.
Using case studies and real life teaching examples, this book explores how to use technology in teaching. Examples include gamified learning, social media, apps, video streaming and the flipped classroom approach.
The book features a model which helps to create successful mentoring-coaching activity in education and sets out a clear path along which to proceed. It describes appropriate behaviours and includes examples of questions that might be used.
This book breaks the Action Research process down into smaller steps giving you concise, jargon-free guidance on all the issues and key considerations that you will need to tackle when carrying out this type of research.
Supply teaching can be very difficult. This book provides a range of material from finding the right agency and developing an impressive portfolio to creating interesting and informative worksheets and further suggestions for useful resources.
Deals with the major issues of the profession, such as discipline, time management and teaching style, taking the perspective of how other people see them. This book offers insight into what makes a good teacher, taking the perspectives of different education related professionals as its starting point.
Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing Learners Who Generate Ideas and Can Think Critically defines and demystifies the essence of creative thinking, and offers action-oriented and research-informed suggestions as to how it can best be developed in learners.
The GCSE Mindset: 40 activities for transforming student commitment, motivation and productivity, written by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin, offers a wealth of concrete, practical and applicable tools designed to supercharge GCSE students' resilience, positivity, organisation and determination.
Teacher training students are rarely trained for the role of managing a tutor group. Teachers are simply left 'to get on with it'. This 'Classmate' should serve as a useful guide and an essential reference for all tutor group leaders.
The word 'homework' causes despair in both pupils and teachers. Pupils because they have to do it and teachers because they have to prepare it, enforce it, collect it and mark it. This practical guide covers all areas of homework from reasons for setting it, to motivational techniques and how to support pupils of all standards.
Features lists ranging from the practical, such as preparing for an interview, organising your classroom and dealing with difficulties, to the fun, such as how the children perceive you and what not to wear.
A handy compendium packed with facts and techniques that teachers need to have at their fingertips. It provides 1000+ answers, definitions and practical tips for the many questions that teachers need to answer.
This "Classmate" deals with a key topic for teachers wishing to develop their skills as a subject co-ordinator. Famery gives detailed advice from developing your skills and researching the subject to practising the role and developing it further.
Known by many as the Learning Pit, the Learning Challenge is used around the world to promote challenge, dialogue, and a growth mindset. It encourages a depth of inquiry from students and nurtures a love of learning.
Designed as a perfect gift for teachers (there are hundreds of thousands of qualified staff currently teaching at all levels). Grey's Essential Miscellany for Teachers will amuse, entertain and educate in equal measure.
Focusing on practical methods, techniques and strategies, Teaching Today has been one of the best-selling teacher training textbooks for the past 20 years. Retaining its practical and user-friendly approach, the fifth edition has been fully updated with new chapters on differentiation, equality, inclusion and working with stake-holders.
In this classic introduction to professional and pedagogic skills, Chris Kyriacou provides expert guidance on the nitty-gritty of teaching. Compact and concise, it's ideal for students or experienced teachers wishing to explore their own practice, as well as teacher mentors helping others to develop their teaching skills.
Written by best-selling author of Essential Teaching Skills, this research-informed guide is the perfect introduction to what defines good teaching. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it enables trainees and new teachers to build on theoretical work where it matters in the classroom.
The Teaching Puzzle is for teachers as well as the wider school community. The book offers a range of ideas and strategies - some of the puzzle pieces - to help your work be as effective, rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Putting the pieces together will promote emotional wellbeing, relationship skills and positive behaviour in children.