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
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.
This essential text helps 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 Teachers' Standards. 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 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 new edition takes account of the current educational context, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice, and includes extension tasks to address M level demands, fully revised and updated chapters on SEND and assessment, and a completely new final chapter highlighting CPD and appraisal for serving teachers.
When learning to teach, practical experience in the classroom is as essential as 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. This new, extensive, core text from Learning Matters tackles questions like: 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? Discussing these and many more, it comprehensively covers professional studies modules and goes beyond to support trainees on placements and in their learning on the course. Learning features throughout have been designed to help students develop their understanding, broaden their perspectives, think more critically and apply theory to practice. These include: Case Studies to apply learning to real-life school contexts. Key Readings to encourage wider reading, broaden perspectives and offer practical ideas for the classroom. Key Theory features introduce and summarise big ideas, theories and research. Critical Questions direct reflection, help students engage with what their reading and encourage critical responses. Classroom Links highlight good practice, provide practical ideas and show how to implement these in the classroom. Assignment features offer helpful points to consider and practical advice for writing assignments on chapter topics, which act as great starting points.
All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom based examples help the reader link theory to practice. The text supports the reader to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and consider the impact of key government initiatives. Roy Blatchford is Director of the National Education Trust (www.nationaleducationtrust.net) and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
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.
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.
Teaching in Primary Schools is the first truly comprehensive overview of the issues and practicalities of primary school teaching at the approach of the millennium. Balancing theoretical principles with many practical illustrations, the book deals with essential issues such as the context of primary education, teacher competences, assessment and classroom management. It is also one of the first texts to cover the new National Curriculum for Teacher Training, which is effective from autumn 1998. The book discusses the whole of the National Curriculum for Primary Education; however, in line with current national concerns and government thinking about educational standards and priorities, whole chapters are devoted to each of the four key areas: English, mathematics, science, and information and communications technology. Teaching in Primary Schools is an invaluable handbook for both the student and the newly qualified teacher as well as for anyone considering entry into the primary teaching profession.
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.
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.
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.