Including guidelines and information on the key components of personalizing learning, this book offers activities to support personal, team and whole school understanding. It provides a range of diagnostic and developmental activities that can be used to support planning and implementation. It focuses on learning and teaching strategies; and more.
Based on empirical research, including interviews with new teachers, by teachers themselves, this book reveals the complexity of learning in a professional context and gives some basic truths about what really matters in teaching.
Ready-to-go activities for teacher trainers running pre- and in-service training courses. For busy teacher trainers who practise what they preach: trainees will benefit from learning about methodology in training sessions which are in themselves models of good teaching practice.
While there are numerous books covering coaching tools and techniques, most share a common focus on goal-setting and goal achievement. This book offers a rare alternative perspective that focuses on reflective learning as the starting point for professional growth, and illustrates how coaches can apply this approach in coaching meetings.
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.
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.
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.
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 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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides teachers and lecturers with an introduction to e-learning. This book explores the meaning of 'e-learning' and supports tutors in identifying how they plan to use technology to support courses that blend online and face-to-face interactions. It is illustrated by various case of studies. It is useful for teachers in HE and FE.
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.
Explores the problems involved in 'touching' children in an educational environment. This book uses real-life examples taken from research into the mentality of risk culture, and highlights a state of affairs in which ordinary well-meaning professionals feel they cannot offer even very young children basic levels of comforting or affection.
Sets out a framework for rethinking the three key areas of schooling that are most affected by technology's impact on education: knowledge as curriculum; learning and pedagogy; and, literacy across the curriculum. It analyses teaching and learning with materials such as CD-ROMs, websites, the Internet, and computer programming applications.
Suitable for students on initial teacher training courses across different phases in the UK, this book covers the important basic skills and issues that students need to consider during their practice, such as planning, classroom organisation, behaviour management and assessment.
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'.
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.