Every primary school teacher needs to ensure that they meet the criteria set out in the Teachers’ Standards. However translating what this means in the classroom isn’t always easy, especially when you're starting out your career in teaching. This book directly looks at the standards providing guidance on how professionalism can be demonstrated and evidenced in primary schools underpinned by practical examples. Steps to Success boxes in each chapter look at challenges in the classroom encouraging a reflective perspective on your teaching. Key coverage includes: Effective teaching and learning and what it means to be a learner Planning and assessment for successful teaching Meeting the needs of all children Behaviour management The role of subject and pedagogical knowledge
This second edition has been fully updated in line with the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 202. It will prepare student (trainee) teachers to meet the competencies required for the Teaching Standards. The author looks at *Professional values and practice *Planning and Targets *Monitoring and Assessment *Teaching and Class Management Written in a lucid and engaging style, it offers the reader a well-informed set of insights into the complexities, challenges and opportunities presented by the new requirements. Checklists, diagrams and clearly defined sections for key areas make this book extremely accessible for trainee teachers, class teachers and mentors. It is essential reading for all those who want to clearly understand the ideas behind, and practical application of, the standards.
Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. Unlike other texts, this book takes a focused look at what primary trainees need to know and offers specific and details guidance on how to be meaningfully reflective in learning and teaching. Examining reflection as a tool for both teachers and children, this text considers how teachers can encourage the children they teach to be reflective in their own learning and how this can improve learning and teaching. Chapters on lesson study and reflective journals offer practical guidance, and a chapter on using children's voice as a tool for reflection explores this popular topical theme. Case studies and activities are included to help the reader relate theory to practice and all chapters are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. About the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
An essential text helping student teachers, classroom teachers at all stages in their careers, school mentors and teacher educators develop their effectiveness by analysing and improving their practice in the light of a deeper understanding of the professional Standards. The new format of the Teachers’ Standards means it is now necessary to develop shared understandings about, for example, what constitutes high expectations or good progress. Rather than making simple judgements about discrete skills or fragments of knowledge, a more holistic, rounded vision of teaching and learning is required. Each aspect of the Standards is dealt with in a chapter of its own, where the central topic is presented as both complex and contested in a way that invites readers to formulate their own interpretations. The approach used accentuates the importance of reflection as a key professional attribute and readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and on their responses to case studies and quotations as a means of helping them to develop their understandings.
This textbook provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for initial teacher training and your early career in the primary classroom. Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives you a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools. Key new edition features: Updated coverage of education policy Links to the Teachers’ Standards A new Work in Schools feature addressing key issues student teachers encounter Extended coverage of planning and assessment A new chapter on workplace learning exploring how to develop as a classroom professional Coverage of differences in teaching throughout the UK. This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, Bed, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching. Additional online resources at www.uk.sagepub.com/cooper There are also updated free resources supporting and extending chapters, including activities, case studies, further reading and useful web links. Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria.
What is meant by outstanding teaching? What makes the best teachers stand out from the rest? How can I develop my own practice to become an outstanding teacher myself? Whether you are training to become a primary school teacher or you are newly qualified and striving to improve your practice, this fully updated second edition of Becoming an Outstanding Primary School Teacher will support, inform and inspire you on your quest for excellence. Throughout, Russell Grigg draws on theory, research and case studies of real classroom practice to discuss what it takes to become an outstanding primary teacher today. This bestselling guide has been comprehensively revised to reflect the latest changes to the curriculum, including the National Curriculum in England for 2014 and Scotland’s Building Curriculum for Excellence. It has also widened its scope to appeal to trainee and serving teachers, reflecting the new Teachers’ Standards. Key topics include: defining and measuring outstanding teaching; understanding the theory, nature and scope of the curriculum; developing thinking skills in the classroom; understanding and meeting individual learning needs; using ICT to improve pedagogy; behaviour management; monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting. Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those on school-based programmes such as Teach First, as well as more experienced teachers seeking inspiration.
Accessible but authoritative, this is the essential text for all trainee and practising English teachers at both primary and secondary levels, and a comprehensive guide to the background, theory and practice of the subject.
The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. The Teachers' Standards underpin professional practice and all teachers need to work towards and within this framework. This two-in-one handbook presents the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for ALL curriculum subjects for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 PLUS the complete Teachers' Standards, making it a handy reference copy whether you are in training or practice. Also included is an introduction by renowned education theorists Dylan Wiliam focusing on the need for a broad and balanced curriculum in schools. A must-have resource for all teachers and trainee teachers!
This up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers’ Standards. Aimed at primary trainees and teachers, it provides creative, inspiring and practical ideas and approaches for teaching the full range of science topics. Each chapter is aligned to an area of the new National Curriculum and provides key vocabulary, details of common misconceptions and how to address them, teaching strategies and activities, cross-curricular links and health and safety points. Throughout there is a strong focus on science subject knowledge development and how to translate this into practice in the primary classroom. The book also encourages readers to reflect on their own subject knowledge of science and challenges them to critically evaluate their teaching in order to become more effective.
Can you demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics? If you are training to be a primary school teacher you need to have, and to demonstrate, a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics to meet the Teachers' Standards. This companion text to the popular Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools enables you to audit your knowledge, making you more aware of the subject and the areas in which you need to know more. In all chapters, self audits are accompanied by guidance on next steps for developing your knowledge. All chapters feature sections that link your learning to the classroom, showing you how to use your knowledge to teach phonics. Designed to help build your confidence and develop your knowledge of phonics, this text supports your development as an effective teacher of reading. This is a companion text to: Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools Joliffe, Waugh and Carss David Waugh is Director on Primary PGCE at Durham University where he is also the subject leader for English. He has published extensively in Primary English. David is a former deputy head teacher, was Head of the Education department at University of Hull, and was Regional Adviser for ITT for the National Strategies from 2008 to 2010. Ruth Harrison-Palmer is a former acting head teacher. She has worked for the National Strategies and Cumbria Local Authority as a literacy consultant. Currently Ruth has a senior role in ITE at the University of Cumbria.
When learning to teach, practical experience in the classroom is essential as is learning from others and being able to reflect on your own learning and performance. Equally important is the ability to critically evaluate learning and teaching. In fact, in teacher training, the questions are just as important as the answers: What drives schools and what challenges them? What can we learn from other countries? Does curriculum really matter? How do teachers manage behaviour? How do I prove that my children are learning? What does mastery really look like? This new, extensive, core text from Learning Matters tackles these questions and more. It includes full coverage of the content of professional studies modules and goes beyond to support trainees on placements and in their learning on the course.
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This is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.
Schools must actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The Teachers' Standards make it clear that teachers themselves must do nothing to undermine these fundamental British Values. So how do schools and teachers provide educational experiences for primary aged children that explore and promote these values? This text provides trainees, teachers and schools with practice-based advice, informed by current practitioners, relating to the delivery of ‘British Values. The content covers many topical themes and provides a unique insight into delivering ‘British Values’ in schools. It supports educational professionals to understand their duties around the PREVENT agenda and goes further to explore why this is important. It helps trainees and teachers to see how these 'values' fit within the wider context of education and what we value as educators.