Have you always wanted to know what it feels like to open your A Level result slip and see an A*? Has your school just informed you your target grade will be below an A? How bad do you want your A Level Maths to be that A* in your A*AA requirement for University? Have you just discovered you will be needing A Level Maths for University? Finally, do you want to get an A* in your A Level Maths? Then, you want to get my book. For That Guaranteed A*, join me as I show you how to make this happen.
Author: Howard Barlow
Release Date: 1988
Genre: General certificate of education examination (Great Britain)
A complete guide to study and examination techniques for 6th formers and college students studying for A levels or equivalent examinations. It explains how to choose the right subjects, how to do well during the course and how to succeed in the exams.
Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.
Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-06-10
Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal
How to Achieve 100% in a GCSE - Guide to GCSE Exam and Revision TechniqueWritten by a teenager for teenagers, this simple guide guarantees success in your GCSE's. Having achieved 10 A* grades (4 with a score of 100%), the author shares practical tips on exam and revision technique, including specific subject advice. The book is written with the belief that everyone has the potential to achieve 100% in a GCSE."What a fantastic book! A truly great idea. I wish the book had been around years ago when I was doing my O and A levels. Rob makes some excellent points and the book is full of good sense." - Lorna Read, Editor, Writing Ltd
An inspiring account of ordinary teachers who are doing extraordinary things that could transform education What School Could Be offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change. Innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America, visiting all fifty states in a single school year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation--but America's teachers one-upped him. All across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, essential skillsets and mindsets, and real knowledge. Together, these new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision of what school could be—and a model for transforming schools throughout the United States and beyond. Better yet, teachers and parents don't have to wait for the revolution to come from above. They can readily implement small changes that can make a big difference. America's clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains our kids for a world that no longer exists, and accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. But the trailblazing of many American educators gives us reasons for hope. Capturing bold ideas from teachers and classrooms across America, What School Could Be provides a realistic and profoundly optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.
â€˜the most life-enhancing publication to come my way in a very long timeâ€¦ a revelationâ€™ Nathalie Wheen on Classic FM â€˜a saviour... Read in one day... it works! Ever felt spiralling into a black hole? This book will awaken the passion you once had for your studies - it's there, you just can't feel it... until the first few lines of Chapter 1. Turn a nightmare back to your dream - and realise itâ€™ Student on Amazon Exams frighten almost everyone. Fear of failure (and even of success) can make even the most able students struggle with coursework, revision and exams. Most study guides overlook these powerful underlying emotions. Unique in allaying the anxieties that cause people to procrastinate, go blank, swot pointlessly or underperform, this book can change your attitude and help you break free: Understand your fears Stop panicking and start enjoying your work Develop a balanced mental approach to your exams In addition, it offers a wealth of grade-boosting tips: Devise a revision strategy that works Write powerful essays Learn how to speed-read Create effective notes and mind-maps Remember what you learn Written simply and humorously, with summaries enabling busy students to read quickly, this is one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly study guides available. The second edition contains additional material for mature students and a brand new chapter offering real-life student testimonials.
Author: Great Britain: Department for Education
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science
England's school system performs below its potential and can improve significantly. This white paper outlines action designed to: tackle the weaknesses in the system; strengthen the status of teachers and teaching; reinforce the standards set by the curriculum and qualifications; give schools back the freedom to determine their own development; make schools more accountable to parents, and help them to learn more quickly and systematically from good practice elsewhere; narrow the gap in attainment between rich and poor. The quality of teachers and teaching is the most important factor in determining how well children do. The Government will continue to raise the quality of new entrants to the profession, reform initial teacher training, develop a network of "teaching schools" to lead training and development, and reduce the bureaucratic burden on schools. Teachers will be given more powers to control bad behaviour. The National Curriculum will be reviewed, specifying a tighter model of knowledge of core subjects so that the Curriculum becomes a benchmark against which school can be judged. Schools will be given more freedom and autonomy, the Academies programme extended and parents will be able to set up "Free Schools" to meet parent demand. Accountability for pupil performance is critical, and much more information will be available to aid understanding of a school's performance. School improvement will be the responsibility of schools, not central government. Funding of schools needs to be fairer and more transparent, and there will be a Pupil Premium to target resources on the most deprived pupils.
Author: Dave Burgess
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Active learning
In this book you'll learn how to: tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. --from back cover.
Are your exams fast approaching? Are you starting to panic that you're never going to be ready for them? You're not alone. It's an unfortunate truth that good study technique is rarely taught in schools, colleges or universities. Which is where The Lazy Student's Revision Guide comes in. This book is packed full of study hacks that take you through the revision process in a concise and easy-to-read manner. I understand that you don't have time to sit and read a 300 page manual on how to pass your exams. Let's face it; if you did, then you could make a start on that pile of textbooks in front of you... This book is for students looking for a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to revision that has actionable advice to get you started soon. In this guide you'll learn how to: Make sure you're physically and mentally prepared to study successfully Create a revision timetable that you'll actually be able to stick to Avoid information overload and focus your studies on the things you need to know to ace your exams Produce top quality revision notes that you'll use again and again Prepare for your exams without letting revision take over your life The study tips, tricks and hacks in The Lazy Student's Revision Guide are proven to improve exam performance. All you need to do to get the results you deserve is follow the steps in this guide. Can you really afford to waste another day on revision techniques that might not even be working? Read this book, apply the techniques you learn and you're guaranteed better exam results than you ever thought were possible. What other students have said about The Lazy Student's Revision Guide: "I have recently finished my mock exams and I now know that I have been studying a little wrong!The Lazy Student's Revision Guide is very well written and is very informative. People who are about to start revising for exams need to know what to do and how to do it and this book does exactly that!" Lara Taylor "This book is a MUST read for students! As a student myself (and a lazy one at that) it has given me helpful tips and tricks to becoming a more successful student! A+++" Rachel Wilson "Enlightening read from an intelligent author who clearly knows what he's talking about. This book has been a great help for me during my studies and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who has no idea how they should even start revision. A quick read and the step-by-step process makes it very easy to follow." Munirah Patel Scroll up and get your copy today!
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Release Date: 2014-05-25
Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.