The Effective Primary School Classroom

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415344638
Size: 40.32 MB
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This book describes good practice in the primary school and offers advice particularly to beginning teachers and students. It begins by considering the children, their physical, intellectual and emotional development and the development of their self-image. It makes suggestions about ways in which a teacher can assess a new class and stresses the importance of motivation and first-hand experience. The Effective Primary School Classroom covers all the issues teachers are faced with in their day-to-day work and includes chapters on: managing time and space teaching and learning working in groups evaluation and record keeping classroom management working with support staff working with parents. In addition, there is discussion of ways of organising learning to help children acquire the learning set out in the National Curriculum. Including case studies and suggestions for investigations, this text is essential reading for student teachers about to begin school placements or newly qualified teachers just starting their first post. More experienced teachers and teacher trainers will also find the book a useful resource.

Making Music In The Primary School

Author: Nick Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136850414
Size: 80.54 MB
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Making Music in the Primary School is an essential guide for all student and practising primary school teachers, instrumental teachers and community musicians involved in music with children. It explores teaching and learning music with the whole class and provides a framework for successful musical experiences with large groups of children. Striking the perfect balance between theory and practice, this invaluable text includes case studies and exemplars, carefully designed activities to try out in the classroom, as well as a range of tried-and-tested teaching strategies to help you support and develop children’s musical experience in the classroom. Grounded within a practical, philosophical and theoretical framework, the book is structured around the four key principles that underpin effective music teaching and experience: Integration – how can we join up children’s musical experiences? Creativity – how can we support children’s musical exploration? Access and Inclusion – how can we provide a relevant experience for every child? Collaboration – how might we work together to achieve these aims? Written in a clear, accessible and engaging style, Making Music in the Primary School will give you all the confidence you need when working with whole classes, whatever your musical or teaching background.

The Essential Guide For New Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135176639
Size: 27.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides an introduction to school life for teaching assistants who have recently been inducted, or are going through the process of induction, and are working in schools with children or young people.

The Primary Headteacher S Handbook

Author: Roger Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135727317
Size: 23.25 MB
Format: PDF
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Launching the new Kogan Page Primary Essentials series, this indispensable handbook for all practising and aspiring primary headteachers will help primary school leaders rise to the many challenges that face them in the task of effectively managing a busy primary school. Some of the key areas examined are: * staff development * recruiting and managing staff * the school as an organisation * leadership * managing a successful inspection. As well as acting as a guide to best practice for those tasked with the role of headship, this comprehensive and straightforward handbook will also assist governors, deputies, senior teachers, those studying for NPQH, to understand how an effective head can create and sustain an effective school.

The Essential Guide To Classroom Practice

Author: Andrew Redfern
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627520
Size: 22.29 MB
Format: PDF
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The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice has been written with two questions in mind. These are the questions that are most important to all practitioners who seek to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms – what strategies work? and, how do we implement them? Covering all the areas that are key to effective teaching and learning, this text consists of over 200 practical strategies that secondary teachers can adopt and apply within their classroom. These strategies range from simple tools to improve the quality of questioning, to principles that can shape the whole approach to learning. Key topics covered include: The five-part lesson plan Developing thinking skills How to engage learners Encouraging collaborative learning Challenging and supporting Feedback and assessment A key feature of this book is the handy collection of ‘Top 10s’ that appear in each chapter, such as 10 ways to use data in the classroom and 10 ways to streamline your marking. The book clearly explains the benefit of each approach described and offers additional guidance on using websites and digital tools effectively in the classroom. Packed full of ideas, the book offers a one stop shop for busy teachers.

Creative Management In Schools

Author: John English
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 36.72 MB
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For head teachers and senior staff members of schools, introduces an systematic method for improving the ability to find innovative and successful solutions to development projects, planning activities, and problem solving. Applies the approach in such areas as leadership, creating a learning enviro

Primary English Teaching Theory And Practice

Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526413477
Size: 45.94 MB
Format: PDF
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Now with online resources to support teaching practice! An extensive knowledge of the primary English curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach English in the primary classroom. This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary English, with new material on assessment without levels. Greater coverage of teaching grammar is also included, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of their teaching. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 8th edition now includes online resources on the brand new companion website: - Practical lesson ideas for the classroom - The Primary National Curriculum for English in Key Stages one and two - Tips for planning primary English - A recommended children’s book list - Useful weblinks for primary English teaching Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative English teaching.

Classroom Observation

Author: Matt O'Leary
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136316744
Size: 11.67 MB
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Classroom Observation explores the pivotal role of lesson observation in the training, assessment and development of new and experienced teachers. Offering practical guidance and detailed insight on an aspect of training that is a source of anxiety for many teachers, this thought-provoking book offers a critical analysis of the place, role and nature of lesson observation in the lives of education professionals. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from a range of education settings, it considers observation as a means of assessing teaching and learning and also as a way of developing teachers’ skills and knowledge. Key topics include: The purposes and uses of lesson observation The socio-political and historical context in which lesson observation has developed Practical guidance on a range of observation models and methods Teacher autonomy and professional identity Performance management, professional standards and accountability Peer observation, self-observation and critical reflection Using video in lesson observation. Written for all student and practising teachers as well teacher educators and those engaged in educational research, Classroom Observation is an essential introduction to how we observe, why we observe and how it can be best used to improve teaching and learning.

The Essential Guide For Experienced Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857518
Size: 49.49 MB
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This indispensable textbook provides the underpinning knowledge to support all Teaching Assistants working towards Level 3 of the National Occupational Standards. This new edition incorporates and responds to all new materials and initiatives required to meet the revised and expanded 2007 standards. The Essential Guide for Experienced Teaching Assistants: actively engages the reader in activities, developing reflective practice while giving the theoretical background to school-based work gives insight and information about pupils individual needs helps Teaching Assistants develop curriculum-based skills to enable more effective pupil, teacher and classroom support emphasises that Teaching Assistants are team members, supporting the school and being supported by the school enables Teaching Assistants to operate more independently, using their knowledge and initiative.

The Essential Guide For Competent Teaching Assistants

Author: Anne Watkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317857542
Size: 29.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This indispensable textbook provides the underpinning knowledge to support all teaching assistants working towards Level 2 of the National Occupational Standards. This new edition is fully revised and extended to incorporate and respond to all new materials required to meet the 2007 standards. Taking into account current initiatives including Workforce Remodelling and the Every Child Matters agenda, the book can be used to support NVQs, or other Teaching Assistant awards at level 2, or can be used simply to supplement good practice. This accessible companion: actively engages the reader in activities, developing reflective practice while giving the theoretical background to school-based work gives insight and information about pupils’ individual needs helps teaching assistants develop curriculum-based skills to enable more effective classroom support emphasises that teaching assistants are team members, supporting the school and being supported by the school. Contributions from specialist advisers ensure that the ideas and techniques are up to date, relevant and the best practice. All phases of education are covered, from the early years to later secondary years, and references are made to sources of further information throughout the book. The Essential Guide for Competent Teaching Assistants is invaluable in supporting both study and everyday practice. It will also be useful to training providers, teachers and school managers supporting Teaching Assistants in their professional development.