Teaching Backwards

Author: Andy Griffith
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 9781845909345
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Education

In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning. Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind. This means that they know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they expect their learners to achieve, they define and demystify ambitious goals, and they establish their students' starting points before they start to plan and teach. Teaching Backwards ensures that learners consistently make great progress over time, and offers a practical, hands-on manual for teachers to further develop their attitudes, skills and habits of excellence both for themselves and for their learners. This book is the follow-up to the best-selling Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners. It is based on the analysis of thousands of hours of primary and secondary lessons, part of Osiris Education's Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme over the last seven years.

Outstanding Teaching

Author: Andy Griffith
Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited
ISBN: 1845909291
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Education

In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning. Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind. This means that they know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they expect their learners to achieve, they define and demystify ambitious goals, and they establish their students' starting points before they start to plan and teach. Teaching Backwards ensures that learners consistently make great progress over time, and offers a practical, hands-on manual for teachers to further develop their attitudes, skills and habits of excellence both for themselves and for their learners. This book is the follow-up to the best-selling Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners. It is based on the analysis of thousands of hours of primary and secondary lessons, part of Osiris Education's Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme over the last seven years.

Outstanding Teaching

Author: Andy Griffith
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 9781845908249
Release Date: 2012-09-30
Genre: Education

At the end of every week many teachers leave school exhausted. In an era when responsibility for exam results lies with them and not their students it's time to redress the balance so that students take more of the responsibility for their learning. A class can be skilled and motivated to learn without a teacher always having to lead. Engaging learners in this way unpicks intrinsic motivation, the foundation that underpins a productive learning environment and helps to develop independent learning.Based on five years of intensive research through Osiris Education's award-winning Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme, during which the authors have trained more than 500 teachers to teach over 1,300 lessons in schools nationwide, this book is packed with proven advice and innovative tools developed in these successful outstanding lessons.Written in the same humorous, thought-provoking style with which they both teach and train, Andy and Mark aim to challenge all who teach, from NQTs to seasoned professionals, to reflect on their day-to-day practise and set an agenda for sustainable improvement.

Talk Less Teaching

Author: Isabella Wallace
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 9781845909314
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Education

Teacher-talk is a powerful tool. But whilst we must embrace teacher-talk as vital, we must also bear in mind that not all teacher-talk is created equally... Long periods of talk will not always keep a class spellbound. We need other techniques on which we can draw to help pupils embed learning and make progress. After all, how can we be effectively checking progress and understanding when it is we who are doing all the talking? How can we be certain that the sea of 'attentive' faces before us is not simply contemplating lunch? The solution is here: a vast bank of exciting, engaging, practical ways to allow learners to access and understand complex topics and skills without relentlessly bending their ears. Strategies which not only prevent pupils from being passengers in lessons, but which also make progress visible to both teacher and learner. In an entertaining and practical way, Talk-Less Teaching shows you how to encourage learners' responsibility for their own progress without compromising test results or overall achievement. Discover hundreds of tried and tested practical tips for helping pupils understand difficult concepts and learn new skills without developing lecture-laryngitis.

The Lazy Teacher s Handbook

Author: Jim Smith
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 9781845904098
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Genre: Education

Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped teaching in your lessons? You might be surprised. If you want your students to learn more and you to work less, then this book provides you with all the arguments and evidence you need to become a lazy, but outstanding teacher. Gathered over 10 years in the classroom, this handbook of tried-and-tested techniques shifts the emphasis away from the teaching and onto the learning, and makes your life so much easier in the process. Fed up missing out on those sunny Sundays? Maybe your marking could be done by the local community instead? Sick of planning lessons? Get the students to plan them for you. (After all, personalised learning can't involve 30 lesson plans!). This powerful book is packed full of easy-to-apply and highly effective strategies (which Ofsted have rated as 'outstanding' ). What's more, they all have the seal of approval of real students in real classrooms. In fact, many of them have been thought up by the students themselves, but that's why Jim Smith is called the Lazy Teacher. So, next time someone says to you to get a life, this book will make it possible.

Pimp Your Lesson

Author: Isabella Wallace
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472905154
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Electronic books

From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.

Teaching Today

Author: Geoffrey Petty
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748785256
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

The third edition of this impressive text has been updated to become more PGCE focused. In particular, it now includes signposting for coverage of the FENTO standards and further coverage of key areas such as interactive whiteboard training.

Lesson Planning for Effective Learning

Author: Martin Fautley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335246915
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Education

Summary: This book is about lesson planning which is an essential component of every teacher's practice.

How to Develop the Habits of Outstanding Teaching

Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317361947
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Education

There can arguably be no greater influence on a person’s life than their education, and it is the classroom practice of teachers that helps to shape young lives. How to Develop the Habits of Outstanding Teaching aims to help teachers improve their teaching habits and practice so that every student can be supported, challenged and inspired to achieve their ambitions and goals. Providing a step-by-step guide to the key components for creating outstanding lessons, the book includes a wealth of strategies and techniques that are easy to implement and will have an immediate impact on your teaching and students. With a wide range of examples and case studies taken from different subjects, the book covers all aspects of teaching including: how to create independence, resilience and creativity; tried and test techniques for differentiation and questioning; habits and hacks to manage your time effectively; ideas on how you can coach yourself to ‘outstanding’; Memory techniques for students; literacy in lessons; marking and homework. Ideal for newly qualified teachers, as well as more experienced teachers who are looking for some fresh ideas for their lessons, this highly practical resource will instil the habits that will enable you to perform at an outstanding level consistently in the classroom.

Teaching to Diversity

Author: Jennifer Katz
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
ISBN: 9781553793533
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning: details ways to build compassionate learning communities (K-12) in which all students feel safe and valued, and develop a positive self-concept, sense of belonging, and respect for diverse others. Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice: includes a framework for planning units from K-12, and explains instructional and management practices for teaching, assessing, grading, and reporting in UDL Classrooms. Block Three, Systems and Structures: suggests strategies for creating inclusive learning communities, and explores ways in which resource teachers, student services personnel, and school administrators can support and create socially and academically inclusive schools and classrooms. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroom--including those who have previously been excluded. Ultimately, it is about creating classrooms and schools that heal by teaching to the heart, mind, and spirit of every student.

A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools

Author: Rob Carpenter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472946331
Release Date: 2018-10-18
Genre: Education

Rob Carpenter took a school from Special Measures to Outstanding in less than two years and firmly believes that the quality of teaching and leadership holds the key to raising standards in our schools today. A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools will help all teachers and leaders to transform learning journeys, both individual and whole-school, so that your school is inclusive and supportive, creating the best education for all. This book suggests new ways to ensure that all children succeed, and advocates that learning journeys are connected to a moral purpose, positive learning habits and that they help young people make sense of the world around them. Framed around the context of ever increasing expectations for pupils and the growing focus on learning mastery, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools contains a balance of both practical advice and multiple examples, resources and ideas for teachers and leaders to plan and deliver high quality learning experiences. At its heart, this book is all about helping teachers and leaders to become architects for learning by helping them to design classrooms, curricula and whole-school practices that are inclusive, engaging and above all - excellent.

Lessons from the Heartland

Author: Barbara Miner
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595588647
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Education

In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city’s fall from grace—and of its chance for redemption in the twenty-first century. A symbol of middle American working-class values and pride, Wisconsin—and in particular urban Milwaukee—has been at the forefront of a half-century of public education experiments, from desegregation and “school choice,” to vouchers and charter schools. Picking up where J. Anthony Lukas’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Common Ground left off, Lessons from the Heartland offers a sweeping narrative portrait of an All-American city at the epicenter of American public education reform, and an exploration of larger issues of race and class in our democracy. Miner (whose daughters went through the Milwaukee public school system and who is a former Milwaukee Journal reporter) brings a journalist’s eye and a parent’s heart to exploring the intricate ways that jobs, housing, and schools intersect, underscoring the intrinsic link between the future of public schools and the dreams and hopes of democracy in a multicultural society. This book will change the way we think about the possibility and promise of American public education.

The Leonardo Effect Motivating Children To Achieve Through Interdisciplinary Learning

Author: Ivor Hickey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136732485
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Education

'Children learned more in a week than they normally would in a term' Fiona Loudon, Head Teacher 'The pupils were captivated by the excitement, a captivation that in turn led to an increase in literacy levels, self-motivation and cooperative learning' Emer Vance, Teacher and Scott Vance, Head Teacher The Leonardo Effect ties together the whole primary curriculum by demonstrating the ways in which art and science can be integrated, allowing children to build up both skills and knowledge. It also equips teachers to teach in a more creative and inspiring manner improving children’s engagement and attainment. The method aims to excite children’s curiosity and to capture their imaginations, igniting a passion for self-motivated learning. Divided into two parts, the first section consists of overview chapters written by lecturers in Education who describe The Leonardo Effect’s unique method of integrating art and science in detail, and the outcomes achievable. Part two comprises a series of illustrated case studies contributed by teachers and head teachers who have embedded The Leonardo Effect in their schools, found it has transformed their curriculum, and has been positively evaluated by inspectors. These case studies deal with: literacy; creativity; disaffected learners; learners with special needs; school leadership; and assessment. This book is based on the experiences of researchers, teachers and school leaders who tested The Leonardo Effect in primary schools throughout the British Isles. It has been shown to transform children’s learning and raise attainment. Feedback from the schools demonstrates how it enhances teaching and learning. The Leonardo Effect is ideal for students and practising teachers, curriculum developers and academics working in the field of education.

Growing Grateful Kids

Author: Susie Larson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675466
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Religion

Even when economic times are tight, our children enjoy an abundance of material possessions. Yet amidst all this wealth, discontentment and competition seem to be on the rise. Instead of teaching children virtues such as gratefulness and patience, many parents are bending over backwards to get their children the latest and greatest item - or feeling guilty when they can't. With the currents of materialism and entitlement flowing so strong, how do we raise kids who are simply thankful? With simple language, interesting anecdotes, and biblical applications, Susie Larson helps readers understand that although teaching perspective and gratitude to our children is critical, it is not difficult.

Teaching What You Don t Know

Author: Therese Huston
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674035801
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Genre: Education

In a practical and funny resource, an experienced teaching consultant offers creative strategies for teachers and professors who are handling a subject they don't know, in a book that offers tips for introducing topics in a lively style, for teaching unresponsive students, and for dealing with impossible questions.