Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects by N/A WEBSTER:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects written by N/A WEBSTER and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2015-04-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects. The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers: A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroom With its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching Assistant This book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that ‘Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects’ will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University
Summary Book Review Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects by Webster:
Download or read book Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects written by Webster and published by . This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects. The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers: A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroom With its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching Assistant This book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that 'Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects' will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching by Angela Jacklin:
Download or read book EBOOK: Beginning Primary Teaching written by Angela Jacklin and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-05-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning Primary Teaching supports primary teachers' early professional development and learning, tackling key questions and concerns that new teachers might face in their early careers, such as: How will I get through the first term? When will I feel like a ‘real’ teacher? What can I expect from my first years in teaching? Drawing on the experiences of beginning primary teachers themselves, this is an authentic account of their crucial early teaching experiences, challenges and achievements. As well as providing a research-based context, the book is firmly grounded in the day-to-day practices of education professionals working with young people in schools, and offers valuable practical guidance for new teachers. By illustrating and exploring early experiences in teaching, this book helps primary teachers to understand their early professional development and learning and helps them to reflect on their own practice as well as that of others, offering a source of practical support throughout the important early years of their careers. Beginning Primary Teaching is essential reading for all new primary teachers, including those completing initial teacher training, newly qualified and early career teachers, as well as the growing number entering teaching through employment-based routes.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Essential Primary History by Christopher Russell:
Download or read book EBOOK: Essential Primary History written by Christopher Russell and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-07-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an essential handbook on teaching primary history, combining subject knowledge with practical teaching ideas to ensure your teaching of history is both imaginative and creative. Emphasizing the importance of history and its wider skillset, the book explores the concepts and skills that are the fundamental building blocks of history teaching such as: • Chronological understanding • Concepts and skills • Interpretation and evidence Each chapter offers a structured approach and provides a range of activities that both address specific elements of the history curriculum and help develop this wider skillset. It includes practical ideas for lessons through an essential toolkit of ideas, teaching strategies and activities, with each activity designed to focus on a key skill or attribute associated with teaching primary history. The practical insights accompanied by a grounded rationale for each aspect of history will help you learn the best methods for approaching the teaching of history in the primary school, as well as plan and deliver effective history lessons. This book is ideal if you are training to teach as it will help you with your assignments and your teaching placements. It is also recommended if you are a more experienced practitioner or history coordinator and want to provide the very best experiences in primary history to children in your school. “An essential and inspirational guidebook for the successful teaching of history within the primary classroom! If you are in any way involved with the teaching of history, you owe it to yourself to read this book. A ‘must have’ for all history coordinators and teachers within the primary sector, from trainees to the experienced, who wish to raise the profile of history within their school. Closely tied to the new primary curriculum, it is enriched with excellent ideas to make history in the classroom a fun and memorable experience.” Julia Wilson, Primary Teacher, Hensingham Primary School, UK “This book is easy to read and will enable all teachers (whatever their stage of career development) to become even better at teaching History. The chapter about the history of the curriculum is particularly interesting because it helps us all to understand what has influenced curriculums and pedagogies over time, whereas the Planning, Assessment and Toolkit chapters are useful on a more practical level. What is particularly ideal for trainee teachers is the Theory into Practice chapter that blends the pedagogy of History with learning theory. I will certainly be recommending this text to all my student teachers.” Maggie Webster, Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Coordinator, Edge Hill University, UK “Chris Russell has provided a gem of a guide with lots of practical advice for the student and practising teacher of history in the primary classroom, as well as a good book to read in its own right." Marian Hodgson, Head Teacher, St Philips CE Primary School, Litherland, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School by Rosemary Webb:
Download or read book EBOOK: Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School written by Rosemary Webb and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-09-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “With care, and in partnership with others, it may yet be possible to overcome contemporary dilemmas and to provide the high quality, rounded and fulfilling education for all to which so many aspire. This book helps considerably in understanding contemporary problems and challenges in primary education – it is important, timely and deserves to be widely read.” Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, London What is the impact of New Labour’s education policies on primary schools? What are the main lessons to be learned from recent research on primary schools? What are the implications for the future of primary education? In this topical book, leading academics in primary education evaluate New Labour’s Education policy. They draw on the findings of the latest research to discuss the impact of policies on primary school practice and on the views and experiences of primary school teachers and pupils. Current issues and initiatives are analysed to identify the extent to which policy is shaped by past events, trends and assumptions. The contributors consider the future of primary education, offer recommendations at school, LEA and national level, and make suggestions for future research. Changing Teaching and Learning in the Primary School emphasises the central importance of taking children’s perspectives into account when making changes in policy and practice. By focusing predominantly on teaching and learning at Key Stage 2, the book addresses the imbalance between the range and depth of information offered on pre-school and infant education and that available on junior teaching. This is key reading for students on primary initial teacher training programmes, Education Studies students, primary school teachers and classroom assistants, as well as education researchers and school leaders.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links by Lois Kelly:
Download or read book EBOOK: Enhancing Primary Science: Developing Effective Cross-Curricular Links written by Lois Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2013-02-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How can other subjects in the primary curriculum enhance the teaching and learning of primary science? The key argument in the book is that children’s learning is enriched through both discrete subject teaching and cross-curricular approaches to the curriculum and that children become more effective learners when they make links between the different subjects. This book gives helpful insights into why making effective cross-curricular links enriches science and discusses when and how to make effective and authentic links between science and other subjects. Each chapter tackles a particular subject and considers how it can enhance science learning through a variety of approaches and a wealth of ideas for the classroom. Written in a clear, accessible and informative style, this book: Includes contributions from a range of expert practitioners Provides a good balance between theory and practice Includes practical advice and tasks to help develop your confidence and skill in cross-curricular teaching Is illustrated with examples of pupils’ voice This book is ideal for students, teachers and schools who wish to adopt a cross-curricular approach to teaching and enhance their primary science curriculum. Contributors: Alison Brade, Mark Hamill, Sharon Harris, Shelagh Hendry, Alison Hermon, Pat Hughes, Arthur Kelly, Liz Lawrence and Cliff Porter. "Let this book take you by the hand and guide you skilfully past the pitfalls of cross-curricular teaching in primary science whilst enjoying the celebration of creative and effective links between science and other subjects. It is full of practical suggestions for cross-curricular work but it never loses sight of the need for clear learning goals. Rooted in the principles of collaborative learning, this book inspires and informs." Anne Goldsworthy, Independent Science Consultant "This important book explores a practical framework for cross curricular teaching of science through a closely referenced theoretical rationale. There are a range of open ended tasks that illustrate the rich learning opportunities that can be planned for when expert subject knowledge combines with a pedagogy for enquiry. This is an essential read for all teachers inspired to tailor the curriculum to the needs and interests of their children." Alison Peacock, Headteacher of The Wroxham School and Transformative Learning Alliance, Network Leader for the Cambridge Primary Review "I enjoyed this book sharing insights into cross curricular approaches to primary science. The authors have successfully demonstrated how they have put theory into practice. There are many useful activities clearly outlined for use in the classroom based on the authors’ own experiences. The reader will gain sound knowledge and understanding of how and why cross curricular approaches can enhance primary science through worked examples. My particular favourite was the History of Bread. I will certainly recommend this book to my students." Kathy Schofield, Senior Lecturer for Primary Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK "These ideas have given me the confidence that cross-curricular approaches can enrich scientific provision rather than dilute it." (Primary School Teacher)
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School by Jane Johnston:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School written by Jane Johnston and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2007-10-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching is a complex process which involves the development and utilization of subject knowledge and teaching skills. Containing reflective and practical skills, this book supports such development, focusing specifically on teaching skills, considering what they are, how they develop and how they differ between age and subject. The book contains three sections – Planning, Doing and Reviewing - which demonstrate effective classroom practice. It uses examples of practitioners at different stages of their professional development to link theory and practice, and includes discussions on contemporary issues in primary education, such as: Constructivist teaching and learning Thinking skills Creativity Teaching and learning styles Child-centred learning The authors provide a critical analysis of the issues, practice and problems faced by primary school teachers, which is supported by reflective tasks throughout the book. Emphasizing the child as a partner in the learning process and highlighting the importance of teaching for child-centred learning, the book ultimately develops and strengthens the teacher’s skills. Developing Teaching Skills in the Primary School provides essential guidance and support to trainee, beginner and developing primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science by Alan Cross:
Download or read book EBOOK: Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science written by Alan Cross and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you need quick and easy access to great ideas for teaching primary science? If so then this is the book for you! Creative Ways to Teach Primary Science draws on the best ideas about teaching primary science, using an evidence-based approach which recognizes that there are some proven and more effective methods for teaching primary science. Creativity is one of the most powerful indicators of successful teaching, and the key is a willingness to take risks and to accept uncertainty. This can be tricky for busy teachers, so this book lends you a helping hand! The authors explain why the methods presented are successful and encourage you to apply these creative techniques to new situations. The book: Offers a handy 'one stop shop' of creative ideas for teaching primary science Provides a 'helping hand' for you to get started in the classroom by presenting a range of teaching methods that are proven to work Encourages creativity and experimentation, regularly recognized as features of outstanding teaching Inspires you to develop all the ideas for yourself Providing a highly practical and accessible handbook to the creative aspects of teaching and learning primary science, this is invaluable reading for trainee and practising primary teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School by Jill Jesson:
Download or read book EBOOK: Developing Creativity in the Primary School written by Jill Jesson and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2012-09-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and ‘Creative Challenges’ throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. “This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a ‘creative curriculum’ will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work.” Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK “This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom.” Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Primary Languages In Practice: A Guide To Teaching And Learning by Jane Jones:
Download or read book EBOOK: Primary Languages In Practice: A Guide To Teaching And Learning written by Jane Jones and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2009-10-16 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[T]he book addresses an impressive range of relevant issues regarding what effective practice involves and how it can be fostered. The authors wisely position their discussion of these issues in the context of overall school improvement efforts, the changes that are occurring in the primary curriculum, and overall national policies, not least the Every Child Matters agenda" Professor Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester, UK "An excellent introduction that is comprehensive, clear and very readable. It successfully combines theory and practice, interweaving helpful examples with thoughtful discussion of key issues. It should be very valuable to both beginning and more experienced primary language practitioners" Dr Gee Macrory, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK This timely, practical guide will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to be an effective primary languages practitioner. Ideal for those responsible for implementing the National Languages Strategy’s recommendation that each KS2 pupil is taught a language by 2010, the authors offer advice for putting in to practice the statutory requirements and effecting curriculum reform. Both new and experienced teachers will benefit from the coverage of professional learning and reflective practice in school-based and international contexts. Written in a friendly style, the authors offer guidance on embedding languages across the curriculum, planning, teaching and assessment. Theory is related directly to classroom practice using a whole range of features, including: Sample lesson plans and observation reports Questions for reflection and practical activities 'Teachers talking' - snap shots of effective school practice 'Pupils' perspectives' and sample pupil work This book is essential reading for trainee teachers on specialist primary languages training programmes as well as general primary PGCE programmes. It also provides valuable insights for primary teachers, trainers, LA Advisors, and Headteachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: Interactive Teaching in the Primary School written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-04-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * What is 'interactive teaching' in primary classrooms? * What do primary teachers and children do to interact effectively? * Are there benefits in such interactions to both teaching and learning? A research partnership of tutors and teachers strives towards answers to these key questions. This book is the story of this intriguing and exciting research project. The authors examine the practical and theoretical aspects that are key to understanding and undertaking interactive teaching in primary classrooms. The project is unique in using its own interactive processes, 'Reflective Dialogues', to help teachers make sense of their own teaching. This process includes capturing and analysing classroom sessions on video; and cameos of these classroom interactions are discussed throughout the book. The research context is the Literacy Hour in Key Stages 1 and 2. This new title is key reading for academics, researchers, teacher educators, policymakers and primary school teachers.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Understanding History Teaching by Chris Husbands:
Download or read book EBOOK: Understanding History Teaching written by Chris Husbands and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2003-09-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Understanding History Teaching is an enjoyable read with a logical and flowing structure. It lives up to its goal of appealing to both academic and professional readers with both academic depth and real insights and opportunities for the professional teacher to draw from. It presents its data and interpretations in a manner which does not avoid the issues revealed within the research but has an uplifting effect on the reader and leaves them feeling optimistic about the quality of History teaching in UK secondary schools." Robert Wyness, Student, De Montfort University, Leicester,UK * Why do we teach and learn about the past? * How is history taught in schools? * What are the influences on the way teachers teach and pupils learn about the past? History is one of the most ideologically disputed of school subjects. Over the past generation, the subject has experienced fundamental changes in content, pedagogy and approach. This book is the first detailed account of the way history is taught in schools to be published for 30 years. Drawing on fieldwork in comprehensive schools, and on research studies worldwide, the authors pose fundamental questions about the way teachers teach and learners learn. They consider its purposes on teaching about the past in a world of accelerating change. The book sets out to explore the realities of classroom history teaching and to offer pointers for the development on the subject in a new century.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: The Excellence of Play by Janet Moyles:
Download or read book EBOOK: The Excellence of Play written by Janet Moyles and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2014-12-16 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Play as a powerful learning and teaching experience remainskey to effective early childhood education. Retaining its popular approach and style, this new edition reflects the contemporary context of early childhood education and care as well emerging research on young children's development. The emphasis remains firmly on demonstrating the excellenceof play and its contribution to children's overall learning and development in the early years, and the role of adults in promoting inspirational playful pedagogies.It offers new coverage on topics such as brain development, gender, babies’ play, cultural diversity and inclusion, children as researchers, new technologies, outdoor play and international dimensions. Key features include: A chapter overview giving a brief outline of aims and purpose Lively and meaningful cameos to help bring the themes andissues to life Content drawing on the cameos to help link research, theory and practice Reflective questions to raise awareness of, and reflection on, the issues raised Useful websites and further reading This is a must-read book for all students studying early childhood at a range of levels and practitioners who are looking to deepen their understanding of play and playful practices. Janet Moyles's 'The Excellence of Play' has become a corner-stone of Early Childhood Education and Care and provides evidence that young children learn best by playing, exploring, experimenting - in short having exciting, adventurous, creative experiences which are meaningful and interest them. The ideas and examples in the chapters from Janet and her co-writers (many of them 'new') are a source of utter delight. Please, please someone, make this book compulsory reading for MPs and policy wonks. Tricia David, Emeritus Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University 'The Excellence of Play' is now in its 4th edition and this is testimony to how thought-provoking an edited collection it continues to be. This much anticipated new edition does not disappoint: there are chapters written by foremost authors in the field and a vast array of perspectives on play are gathered together in one volume. In summary, this book is a valuable contribution to the field of Early Childhood Studies and should be considered essential reading for students and practitioners alike. On reading this book, one is left in no doubt about the primacy of play in young children's lives and the important role of adults in supporting their play. Dr. Deborah Albon, London Metropolitan University This book explores play from differing perspectives, which combine to provide a thought-provoking and comprehensive account of its value. The rigorous introduction examines and explains the relevance of the different chapters, written by experts in their fields, placing them in historical, cultural, psycho-social, curricular and pedagogical contexts. This new edition of a classic text offers encouragement as well as information to all working with young children and their families. It provides grounded evidence for the importance of play, spelling out the complex but crucial contribution it makes to self-regulation, motivation and well-being, which are under threat in current conditions. Readers will be equipped to affirm and disseminate the importance of ensuring that future generations benefit from meaningful play. Wendy Scott, President TACTYC Play absorbs children; it fascinates them. It also fascinates and intrigues teachers, researchers and theorists, as the fourth edition of this book demonstrates. Its contributors do justice to the delights, complexities, puzzles and imponderables of play and make a powerful case against the undue "schoolification" of childhood and for the "playification" of schooling. Colin Richards HMI(retired) Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Cumbria
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning: A journey through your early teaching career by Sally Hawkins:
Download or read book EBOOK: Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning: A journey through your early teaching career written by Sally Hawkins and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2016-07-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you have ever asked yourself “How do I become an outstanding teacher?” then this is the book for you. Combining state-of-the-art practices with deep insight from many years’ experience of teaching, the book develops and explains how to change practice and attain excellence as a teacher. Seven core themes are embedded in a four level hierarchy of practice that guides the reader from the fundamentals of successful teaching to the highest levels of accomplishment. The book offers: • A ‘one-stop-shop’ providing a structured and supported approach to becoming an outstanding teacher • A unique action planning feature at the end of each level, creating a platform for your personal development • A range of guided reflection activities, to help develop your skills and understanding of the many aspects of teaching The unique focus on your individual development and creating an authentic identity as the foundation for excellence makes Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning essential reading for the every trainee teacher or those wishing to enhance practice. “There are a few educational texts that you do not want to put down, and this is one! The book will encourage, motivate and inspire trainee teachers, recently qualified, early career and established teachers to reach the heights of their potential. If becoming an outstanding teacher seems like an unattainable goal, this book will convince the reader otherwise. The author speaks to the reader, coaxing and encouraging, as if she was there by their side. She follows her own advice by creating innovative and stimulating sessions, but in text form. The accessible structure with reflection sections, activities, prompts, checklists, further reading, and thought provoking quotes and extracts, provides an interactive resource, for all those who aspire to be the best possible teacher for their pupils. In simple terms, an outstanding book, that provides a pathway through the minefield that education can be.” Dr. Tracy Whatmore, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK “An easy to read book with sound practical advice underpinned by theory which every trainee teacher or early career teacher can dip into for guidance. It captures the essence of primary teaching through the metaphor of a coat and I’m sure readers will adapt their coats accordingly as they journey through the book.” Professor Vini Lander, Edge Hill University, UK “Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning” is an absolute must-read for teachers of any age or experience who would like to become more outstanding in their practice. Written from a unique and highly reflective perspective of pedagogy as an art, a proactive and inspiring approach is taken to journey the reader along a personalised path, enabled through highly constructive and reflective opportunities. Sally Hawkins inspires with her clear passion to primary teaching and learning, and considers all aspects of that which it takes to develop “outstandingness”. With her methodical yet holistic approach to pedagogy, “Outstanding Primary Teaching and Learning” takes a thoughtful and academic approach to deconstruct the constantly evolving machine that is primary education, into useable ideas and concepts. As a current PGCE student, I have found this to be an enormous asset to both my reflective practice in the classroom, but also through the contextualising of a complex and ever-changing education system.” Alexander S Phipps, Postgraduate Student, Institute for Education, The University of Chichester, UK “Although this book is aimed at trainee primary school teachers, it will be equally useful for secondary school and more experienced teachers. By contextualising her examples around the analogy of ‘the perfect jacket’, Sally clearly outlines the complexities and challenges of modern teaching. However, through the systematic approach that she adopts and the examples she gives, she makes these challenges both achievable and desirable. She de-bunks some of the myths around ‘outstanding’ teaching and provides readers with clear frameworks and reference points from which they can evaluate and develop their own teaching. Sally’s writing style is both personal and humorous, which will engage and motivate busy teachers. She seamlessly combines the latest theories and applies them to classroom practice. By including regular reflection tasks, this book can become a valuable accompaniment to trainees regular mentor meetings. Those who engage with Sally’s questions and follow her recommendations, will develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and will develop a substantial toolkit to draw upon in the classroom.” Mark Bagust, Associate Headteacher, Cantell School, UK
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers by Sally Elton-Chalcraft:
Download or read book EBOOK: Doing Classroom Research: A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Teachers written by Sally Elton-Chalcraft and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2008-08-16 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are you worried about doing your classroom-based research project? Do you feel daunted at the prospect of carrying out a literature review? Does the thought of collecting and analyzing data make you panic? If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! Written in an informal style, this is the essential, practical and accessible step-by-step guide for all teacher-training students, who in addition to facing the enormous challenge of training to become a teacher, also have to conduct their own classroom-based research. It contains three sections that mirror the process of doing classroom research. From getting started and choosing appropriate research strategies, to making your findings public, the book covers the whole range of issues to help you succeed with what can seem like a daunting task. Each of the chapters offers gentle guidance and support at every stage of the research process. Topics covered include: The purpose of school-based research Guidance on how to carry out a literature review Research ethics The impacts of research on children's and students' learning Methods of data collection and analysis Ways of sharing research with a wider audience Opportunities for continued professional development Doing Classroom Research is a must for every teacher-training student.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT by Paul Warwick:
Download or read book EBOOK: Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT written by Paul Warwick and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-08-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a range of insights into pupils’ learning relevant to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in primary science. The contributors, who are all experts in their field, draw on practical and theoretical perspectives and: Provide specific examples of software and hardware use in the classroom Consider innovative and creative uses of technology for pupils engaged in science activity in the primary and early years Indicate future possibilities for the use of computer-based technologies Key themes running through the book include: setting the use of ICT in primary science within theoretical perspectives on learning and on pedagogy; the importance of using ICT in developing talking and listening opportunities in the science classroom; and the potential of learning through ICT enhanced science investigations. Contemporary issues such as inclusion, creativity and collaborative learning are also examined, making Teaching and Learning Primary Science with ICT essential reading for students in science education, and for teachers who want to use new technology to improve learning in their science classrooms.
Summary Book Review EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Primary Schools by Molly Warrington:
Download or read book EBOOK: Raising Boys' Achievement in Primary Schools written by Molly Warrington and published by McGraw-Hill Education (UK). This book was released on 2006-06-16 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the context of empirical research undertaken by the authors during the course of a 4-year research and intervention project on Raising Boys’ Achievement, the book will focus on approaches that are successful in raising achievement for boys, and the reasons for that success. It will explore the whole aspect of boys’ achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice. Case study material will be used to illustrate the different contexts in which the strategies have been studied, and of great importance is the incorporation of boys’ and girls’ own perspectives on their educational experiences.