Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft
Release Date: 2002-09-11
This guide gives an overview of the curriculum arrangements which took effect in August 1995. The book outlines the main changes to the original National Curriculum and gives examples of ways to teach the new curriculum, together with enquiry tasks to take the teacher forward. It also covers each of the subjects of the revised National Curriculum, locating them within a context of whole curriculum planning. Looking at issues of differentiation, the book explores those additional elements of the curriculum, such as cross curricular themes and drama, that primary schools will wish to cover.
Author: David Wright
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2005
Invaluable for teachers and classroom assistants, this text provides an insight into the changes that have occurred in primary school classrooms in the past 40 years. Details problems and difficulties experienced by teachers due to these changes.
Author: Richard English
Release Date: 2012-09-01
This title provides primary teachers with all of the information and background knowledge they need to effectively teach mathematics. The chapters include: * The Structure and Language of Number * Calculations * Fractions, Decimals and Ratios * Algebra
This book is for teachers who are looking for interesting and practical ways to incorporate ICT into their daily lesson plans. It shows how ICT can be used as a tool for mathematics, but more importantly how its proper use can enhance the mathematics being taught. The authors cover all current aspects of ICT and mathematics, including: databases spreadsheets logo and the use of floor turtles and control technology handling of resources including interactive whiteboards management of ICT within the classroom how ICT can be used to present mathematical topics and links to other areas of the curriculum. With plenty of suggestions on how to use the software and hardware described in the book, this is a useful resource for all primary teachers, particularly subject co-ordinators for ICT and mathematics. It will also be of interest to students on PGCE and Initial Teacher Training courses.
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Cognition in children
This folder accompanies the Primary CAME professional development programme. The two-year programme is based on extensive research into how to promote the development of children's mathematical thinking skills. It explores not just what to teach Year 5 and 6 children but how and why.
Science is rightly a fundamental part of primary school education, but that doesn’t make it easy to teach - especially for teachers without a science background. This straight talking book from an experienced science writer and communicator looks at how to make the most of it and give primary school children a good grounding in the topic. Getting Science sets out to engage the sense of wonder. The science in this book is not for the children, but for the adults who have to explain it. Starting with a whirlwind tour of the great milestones of modern science, Getting Science goes on to take each of the main curriculum topics and give it a new twist. It provides the information needed to understand the key topics better and be able to put them across with enthusiasm and energy. This book will help teachers to get children excited by science, to understand science rather than just answer questions. Getting Science makes science fun, approachable and comprehensible to those who just don’t get it.
For me, there was enormous satisfaction in seeing how Megan Sloan interweaves process, workshop, and traits in this book. I have struggled all my professional life to help teachers see that the 6 traits are not a silver bullet, not even a curriculum, but a way of thinking and talking about writing that enormously empowers revision - and therefore, both process and workshop. It is so gratifying to hear from a teacher who really understands this relationship, and sees how things work in harmony, rather than trying to replace one with the other. - Vicki Spandel Author of Creating Young Writers “I want to set up a writing workshop in my classroom - now what?” “What should my teaching look like day to day?” “What about minilessons? Conferences and assessment? Share time?” These are just a few of the many questions about writing workshop that teacher and nationally known staff developer Megan Sloan has been asked. With Into Writing this workshop veteran sets out to answer these and the other most commonly asked questions about teaching writing well. From September to June, Sloan's answers break down the workshop piece by piece so you can make the most of it. She examines the ins and outs of writing workshop through four overarching principles of practice: Differentiate to address each writer's unique needs. Make every minute count by designing instruction that sticks. Share your experiences with students to build trust, encourage choice and community, and model how real writers work. Emphasize writing to support reading. If you're new to writing workshop, Into Writing will be a handy, inspirational guide for implementing and sustaining it. If you want to improve your workshop, you'll have a troubleshooting manual that's easy to use and that's as focused on helping writers reach their potential as you are. Into Writing answers your questions with all the practical savvy, student-sample guideposts, and specific, actionable advice you'd expect from a veteran teacher. And with her warmth and can-do spirit, Megan Sloan will win you over and lead you to teaching that your young writers will find as satisfying as you will.
Author: Sebastien Melia
Release Date: 2012
Genre: English language
This book provides detailed subject knowledge information about the English grammar system and punctuation. It covers sentence types, clauses, word classes and punctuation and provides valuable background information to enable primary teachers to teach English grammar and punctuation with confidence.
Author: Janet R. Moyles
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Elementary school teachers
Janet R. Moyles has developed a self-evaluation model in the form of a checklist which enables teachers to assess their performance in the classroom and to evaluate their wider role within the school. The model is presented as a photocopiable section at the back of the book, and detailed guidelines are provided for its completion and interpretation. The author examines self-evaluation in the context of teacher appraisal, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and communication and suggesting ways in which the model can be used as the basis of an appraisal system which involves peers, senior colleagues and others.