• Educational psychology

      The Competency Curriculum Toolkit

      Developing PLTS Through Themed Learning

      by Jackie Beere & Helen Boyle

      This book explores the concept of a competency-based curriculum for KS3 and provides a range of resources for implementing creative learning in schools. It is widely acknowledged that students will need to be flexible, self-motivated learners if they are to thrive in our rapidly changing global community.

    • Education

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 5

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 5 is the fifth book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes and solving real life problems. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Education

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 6

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 6 is the sixth book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes and solving real life problems. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Educational psychology

      Learning to Learn

      Making Learning Work for All Students

      by Garry Burnett

      User-friendly, interactive, accessible and practical, "Learning to Learn" brings science and brain theory to the arena of teaching and learning. Garry Burnett leads us through a compelling process to find the best learning strategies for each individual - using both sides of the brain and every aspect of the learning experience. Each unit has detailed teacher plans, providing a structured, effective learning cycle that will:;- utilise a range of learning styles;- exercise a variety of thinking skills;- address the development of the Multiple Intelligences.;An exciting and enjoyable resource for teachers and parents, this book is recommended to those wanting the best possible results. "Learning to Learn" will revolutionise your teaching approach, and aid in the development of confident, resourceful learners. The Book includes many photocopiable worksheets, detailed lesson plans and prompts, plus a FREE audio CD of useful stories. Suitable for ages 11-14.;"Garry Burnett's inspirational new book shows how to embed a whole series of skills into the classroom that will last students a lifetime." - Colin Rose, author of Accelerated Learning.;"With its upbeat, aspirational tone this learning resource could be just the thing for injecting some novelty into teaching and learning." - Lindsey Fraser, Guardian Education.

    • Educational psychology

      Higher-Order Thinking

      The Multiple Intelligences Way

      by David G. Lazear

      Helps you discover how to move past the traditional ‘memorize and regurgitate’ method of education. It uses the eight intelligences to move students’ learning from the level of acquiring basic facts and figures, to the level of understanding relationships between those facts and figures, to the higher-order level of application, integration, and transfer of the learning being undertaken. All ages.

    • Education

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 3

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 3 is the third book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes and solving real life problems. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Philosophy & theory of education

      Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom

      Creative Learning Strategies for 11-18s

      by Michael. Brearley

      Under achievement is endemic. Children are still not becoming the brilliant learners they could be, and schools continue to disappoint and demotivate their pupils. Why is this? The answer, argues education expert and former headmaster Michael Brearley, lies in the failure to nurture intelligence - Emotional Intelligence.;Learning is emotion-based. Engaging students in school entails emotionally involving them with what they are learning. To raise levels of National Curriculum achievement, educators must target the positive emotions of their pupils, and motivate their learners to learn. Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) enables students to achieve their potential - and far exceed their current classroom achievements.;During his years as a teacher and an educational researcher, Michael Brearley has discovered that emotions can be "learnt", and that pupils can be taught to approach their work, and their future, with confidence, ambition, optimism and integrity. Providing practical strategies for integrating Emotional Intelligence across the curriculum, and into every classroom, Emotional Intelligence in the Secondary Classroom reveals the power of emotion in learning, identifying the emotions of success, explaining the fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence and EQ (Emotional Quotient), and presenting current and original research on the impact of EI on learning. In its examination of EI techniques, this book covers: the R.O.L.E. model, levels of learning, emotional memory, motivation and the theories of Maslow, Porter and Lawler, meditation and the theories of Feurstein and Rogers, and modelling and the theories of Bandler and Grinder.

    • Mathematics

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 1

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 1 is the first book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes, solving real life problems and organizing and using data. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Education

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 2

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 2 is the second book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes, solving real life problems and organizing and using data. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Education

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 4

      by Catherine Yemm

      Maths Problem Solving, Year 4 is the fourth book in a six-book series that has been written for teachers to use during the numeracy lesson. The sheets provide opportunities for making decisions, reasoning about numbers and shapes and solving real life problems. Differentiated sheets makes it easy to use the sheets in a mixed-ability classroom. The length of the problems are varied with short, medium and more extended problems for children to solve. The problems on each page are mixed so the children do not assume that the solution process is the same each time, but have to understand the problem. They are varied in their complexity and are presented in a meaningful, age-appropriate manner with topics the children will find relevant.

    • Popular psychology

      The Magic of Metaphor

      77 Stories for Teachers, Trainers & Thinkers

      by Nick. Owen

      This work is a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire and transform the listener and the reader. Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All set out to promote positive feelings, encouraging confidence, direction and vision.;The stories contained in "The Magic of Metaphor" focus on values, responsibility, and leadership in all its forms. They have been specially selected to promote change in people's ideas, attitudes, beliefs, visions and behaviours. These stories act as reframes, challenging and disturbing our existing frames of reference, recharting our accustomed maps of the world, and shifting us away from our limited thinking towards new learning and discovery through the use of effective metaphor. As a result, we are encouraged to understand our world from a new perspective, and are provided with powerful ways to generate greater choice in our lives.;Containing 16 suggestions (or tips) for effective storytelling, advice on organization, style and storytelling skills, and a selection of stories that can be adapted and developed, this work is a sourcebook for counsellors, health workers, psychologists, professional speakers, managers, leaders and NLP practitioners, as well as for teachers, trainers, therapists.

    • Educational psychology

      How Children Learn

      From Montessori to Vygotsky - Educational Theories and Approaches Made Easy

      by Linda Pound

      An unrivalled introduction to the pioneers of educational theory that you won't be able to get through your studies without. This must-have book includes profiles on Vygotsky, Steiner, Montessori and Froebel, as well as 24 other theorists.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      The Primary Learner's Toolkit

      Developing Emotional Intelligence, Instilling Values for Life, Creating Independent Learners and Supporting the Seal Framwork for Primary Schools

      by Jackie Beere

      The Primary Learner’s Toolkit is a companion to the best selling The Learner’s Toolkit ISBN 9781845900700. Here Jackie Beere does for Primary Teachers what The Learner’s Toolkit did for Secondary Teachers. This is an essential resource for supporting the SEAL framework in primary schools and for all those teaching in primary schools. It contains everything you need to create truly independent learners, confident and resilient in their ability to learn and learn well. The book contains lessons plans and teachers notes and a CD-ROM in the back of the book has all the student forms and worksheets necessary for the lessons. Lessons include Possessing these vital competencies will help children learn better and be able to contribute more effectively in school. It will also enable them to thrive in the increasingly fast-paced world of the 21st Century.

    • Educational psychology

      Full On Learning

      Involve Me and I'll Understand

      by Zoe. Elder

      Short-listed in the Education Resources Awards – Educational Book and Secondary Resource Categories Full On Learning provides a blueprint for educators in all settings to construct the ideal conditions for effective learners to grow and develop. This is a no-compromise approach to the architecture of learning, creating quality learning experiences that foster a love of learning. The start point is your end-point the learner. What kind of learner do you want to develop? What are the characteristics of an effective learner and how can we teach to support the development of these characteristics? If future employers are looking for people who can solve problems, think creatively and be innovative, what can we do, as part of our current curriculum provision to enable students to ‘deliberately’ practise this skill? If being intelligent is not, in fact, measured by your IQ score, and has far more to do with the ability to apply higher order thinking to unfamiliar contexts and create new solutions to existing problems, then what learning challenges can we design for Year 9 on a sunny Wednesday afternoon that will allow them to develop the emotional and intellectual resilience required to be able to do this? Full On Learning offers a range of tried & tested practical suggestions and ideas to construct the ideal conditions for the characteristics of effective learners to flourish.

    • Popular psychology

      The Magic of Metaphor

      Stories for Teachers, Trainers & Thinkers

      by Nick. Owen

      Listen to stories from the best-selling `The Magic of Metaphor`. Narrated by the author Nick Owen the stories are lined by banter getween the Magician and the Apprentice.

    • Study & learning skills: general

      The Learner's Toolkit

      Supporting the Seal Framework for Secondary Schools : Developing Emotional Intelligence, Instilling Values for Life, Creating Independent Learners

      by Jackie Beere edited by Ian Gilbert

      The Learner’s Toolkit, every teacher’s essential guide to creating truly independent learners, confident and resilient in their ability to learn and learn well. The ability to learn and learn effectively is vital in today’s society and will be even more vital in tomorrow’s. This ability has been at the heart of the recent Personalising Learning movement and this book shows kids how to do it.

    • Educational psychology

      Magic of Modern Metaphor

      Walking With Stars

      by David Hodgson

      A collection of stories for teachers, trainers, parents and thinkers sharing ancient wisdom through a modern relationship between grandson and grandad. Warm, funny and inspiring stories to be read individually or as a whole story by adults or children.

    • Abnormal psychology
      June 2013

      DYSLEXIA DISMANTLED

      A practical breakdown of the myths and realities of dyslexia

      by Laughton King

      Finally, an insightful, clear and practical breakdown of the realities of dyslexia, from the author’s own life experience. This exposition of the thinking, learning and living style that characterise the dyslexic individual is written equally for the educator, the parent and the struggling dyslexic himself. Eighteen myths dispelled, 61 personal characteristics outlined, and a raft of indicators examined, this book will help a large section of the population understand their own normality, their own intact and integrated thinking style, and allow them to take positive charge of their learning processes and their functioning in society. There is nothing wrong with their brain wiring, they are not deficient, they do not need medication. As a diesel motor differs from a petrol engine, the so-called ‘dyslexic’ differs from the non-dyslexic in a simple and rudimentary way. The Western world has a modern education system based around language as the prime learning tool – teaching, learning and assessment are typically language-based. The ‘dyslexic’ person is disadvantaged in this system, not only because is he a pictorial thinker, but because of a lesser capacity to use 'internal dialogue', he is unable to process the language-based education system at a competitive level.

    • Educational material
      July 2014

      The Secrets Your Mama Didn't Tell You About MEN

      The MANual To Amazing Sex

      by Cv Pillay

    • Health & Personal Development
      2014

      TRUST ME, I'M THE PATIENT

      Clean Language, Metaphor and the New Psychology of Change

      by Philip Harland

      An essential read for anyone who finds themself counseling, coaching, or working with others. Takes you step by step through a process that lends itself to the most profound therapeutic transformation and yet can be used informally at home, at work, or in the queue for the bus. Science psychology, philosophy, and a vibrating peach are all part of the story in this guide to the far-reaching but readily accessible practice of Clean questioning, a knowledge of which will enable you to enter another person’s world almost unnoticed and once there to tread very, very lightly. And what will happen as a result is that the people you facilitate will get to know, change, and heal themselves. Philip Harland is a Clean Language psychotherapist and author of ‘The Power of Six: A Six Part Guide to Self Knowledge’; ‘How The Brain Feels: working with Emotion and Cognition’; 'Resolving Problem Patterns: with Clean Language and Autogenic Metaphor'; and ‘Possession and Desire: working with Addiction, Compulsion, and Dependency’. www.wayfinderpress.co.uk

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