Wiliam argues that if we are to be successful in raising student achievement, as well as clear about what we want teachers to do differently, we have to understand why changing teachers' practice is so difficult, and this will require radical changes in the way we treat teachers' professional development.
Written by experienced teacher educators, this book shows what critical practice is and how it can be used to facilitate a deeper understanding of practice that draws upon personal experience and knowledge of theory, research and policy.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices.
Takes the next step and explains how to apply the principles from Visible Learning in your classroom. This book offers: concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful practices and interventions; and practical, step-by-step guidance for successfully implementing visible learning and visible teaching.
This series provides a bank of cross-curricular lesson plans for teachers providing emergency cover. Each lesson is differentiated for age and ability, and supported by editable, photocopiable resource sheets and PowerPoint activities on CD-ROM.
Bill Rogers' much-loved book provides both teachers and trainee teachers with a complete behaviour management toolkit. Exploring real situations, offering practical advice and exploring best practice, this new edition looks at issues facing teachers working in today's classrooms.
An introduction to the responsibilities and requirements of working as a teacher in comprehensive education. The objectives of the work are to: relate teacher competencies to professionalism; bring the teacher face to face with professional realities; and set expectations in context.
Aimed at teachers who wish to improve their professional practice, this work helps the reader to think about current practice, not only in terms of skills and competences to be developed, but also in areas of knowledge to be enriched.
With real examples and case studies from the author's own experience, this book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process.
This handbook provides advice, guidance and support to help people become more successful by managing their emotions effectively. Specific ideas for working with children, teachers, parents and carers make this book suitable for all concerned with developing the "whole child".
A practical guide on how to to teach Character in primary schools, exploring why character matters. Coverage includes the implications of character beyond the classroom and how outdoor learning and education can contribute.
For educators of all disciplines, this third edition of a bestseller provides primary and secondary examples of how Web tools such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter allow students to learn more, create more, and communicate better.
Based on evaluation of ICT work in a range of schools in Northern Ireland, asking what it takes to change learning through technology in what we call 'e-schooling', this book asks some hard-hitting questions of those involved in educating young people in schools at the start of the 21st century.
Argues that we are entering another stage in the construction of the young as the demarcations between education, entertainment and advertising collapse and as the lines between the generations both blur and harden. This book provokes us to ponder the role of the school in the 'age of desire'.
With examples from existing primary and secondary settings, this book provides guidance on how to overcome challenges to developing School Direct courses and deliver an effective school-based teacher training programme.
The authors demonstrate how to develop higher-order thinking, mindful decision making, and productive problem-solving skills in all students and provide a six-step process for developing thematic learning units.
Describes a process model for designing developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum, suggesting that curriculum may be designed by specifying an educational process which contains key principles of procedure. This book offers a plan for curriculum-making without objectives.
Louisa Leaman shares her practical 'secrets for success' with teachers. She provides advice on every aspect of teaching, from the structure and content of lessons, right through to setting boundaries, dealing with bullies, and collaborating with other staff.
Learning in groups allows students to have greater scope to negotiate meaning and express themselves and their own ideas. This book offers advice and practical exercises to develop group learning skills for learners and tutors. It also features material on action research, the role of reflection and emotional intelligence.
An introduction to the techniques, theories and methods of teaching from facilitating problem-based learning to the role of lectures, this book explores the issues that underpin interpersonal methods of teaching. It contains material on e-moderating (teaching online), issues surrounding discipline and teaching, and ethical dimensions of teaching.
With a down-to-earth writing style, this text provides NQTs with the practical advice that they need to help quell those September nerves. It tackles the real-life issues that worry new teachers, with a focus on the period before starting the first job.
At the core of every subject the teacher's role od the tast of being a tutor. The authors provide an accessible and realistic guide to this vital role. Covering topics such as managing tutorial sessions, dealing with bullying and more the book brings together the deeper aims of pastoral care with the daily routines and demands of school.
This practical guide explains how to prepare materials that can be utilised either by the teacher or by others without further guidance. Based on theoretical foundations, the systematic approach in this text should help both new and established teachers.
This new edition not only has technical information, but new material on in-service training, plans for six lessons on the Internet; a list of major portals; a test-yourself page; and risks to teachers such as accusations of downloading inappropriate material.
Explores the concept of academic and personal tutoring and brings together theoretical arguments; activities in schools and classrooms; and observations gleaned from the authors' own research. This book recognises the important role of the personal tutor in working individually with his or her students.
Teaching is an extremely stressful job and while stress can never be completely eliminated it should not be accepted as inevitable. There is much that can be done to remove the unnecessary stress caused by excessive workload, paperwork, and indiscipline. This is a guide to handling stress.
This dynamic, reader-friendly text helps students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs. The authors use multiple sources, including biographies and dialogues, to increase student interest and involvement with the material, and encourage students to regard becoming a teacher a positive challenge.