• Education
      May 2015

      Worlds of Making

      Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

      by Laura Fleming

      The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations

    • Education
      January 2013

      Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

      Guiding Deeper Inquiry

      by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss

      Thinking Through Projects shows teachers how to create a more interactive classroom environment where students engage, learn, and achieve. Teachers will findA reader-friendly overview of project-based learning that includes current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standardsNumerous how-to's and sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project learning into all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social mediaWays to involve the community through student field research, special guests, and ideas for showcasing student workWhether you are new to project-based learning or ready to strengthen your existing classroom projects, you'll find a full suite of strategies and tools in this essential book.

    • Teaching skills & techniques
      November 2015

      Learning Teaching

      Becoming an inspirational teacher

      by Pete Boyd, Barry Hymer, Karen Lockney

      An essential and aspirational text for all beginning teachers, with a clear focus on learning in order to support you becoming an outstanding teacher who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      November 2014

      Theories of Professional Learning

      A Critical Guide for Teacher Educators

      by Carey Philpott

      An essential guide to important theories of professional learning for teacher educators, of particular value to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership.

    • Teaching skills & techniques
      September 2015

      Your Primary School-based Experience

      A Guide to Outstanding Placements

      by Catriona Robinson, Branwen Bingle, Colin Howard

      An essential companion for all primary trainee teachers, whatever their training route,focusing on the school-based experience. It provides both practical strategies and opportunities for reflection, so trainees are challenged to critically evaluate their learning in order to improve attainment.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Visible Learning for Teachers

      Maximizing Impact On Learning

      by John Hattie

      In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom.This book:links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementationchampions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow upoffers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievementincludes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institutionnow includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management.Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'

    • Music

      Basic Concepts in Music Education, II (No. 2)

      by Richard Colwell

      Topics covered include growth processes, learning theory, functional music, the range of musical experience, technology and evaluation.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Situating Portfolios

      by Kathleen Yancey

    • Organization & management of education
      May 2012

      The Subject Leader

      An Introduction to Leadership & Management

      by Steve Garnett

      The role of a subject leader is one of the most important in any school, second only to that of the head teacher. Subject leaders are working in the ‘engine room’ of school life, expected to turn the vision, values and ethos of a school into reality. However, most teachers went into education because they wanted to be teachers, not leaders, so they often haven’t had any training into how to lead a subject area. This book seeks to deliver a whole range of practical solutions to the challenges that the role presents. The areas covered range from setting and communicating your vision, delivering high quality learning across all classes and developing rigorous and effective systems of self evaluation to understanding and developing a transformational leadership style. Hugely accessible and realistic, the book also tackles some of the other critical issues that sometimes face subject leaders. Practical solutions are offered around the issues of working with underperforming colleagues as well as managing the stresses of the role.

    • Education
      April 2012


      Helping Children Learn Accidentally

      by Hywel. Roberts

      Winner of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2012 – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It’s about the dance that happens behind positive engagement – the cool moves and steps a teacher needs to choreograph in order to create a context where great learning can happen – and about the importance of relationships in engagement and how rapport can be learned. The book also shines a spotlight on the role of the teacher and how he or she can do the right things to get the absolute best from students.Some of the best learning takes place when, rather than imposing on young people a pre-determined curriculum, you find the stimulus that is relevant and engaging for them and build from there. Then the curriculum starts to emerge in a way that simply hooks students into learning almost despite themselves. There is nothing for them to push against (‘What’s the point?!’ ‘This is boring..!’) as they have helped shape the direction of the lesson in a way that makes it real and useful to them. All this without them even realising what is going on! They have been ‘lured into learning’ and the process is shared with teachers in this book, with examples as to how it can be done and how the author has done it. Reading this book will support teachers in developing ideas that motivate everybody in the classroom, from infants to secondary and beyond.Whether you’re new to teaching or have vast experience you will find in this book inspiration to raise achievement, improve behaviour and enhance creativity in the classroom and you will change the way you approach lesson planning forever.

    • Organization & management of education

      The Education Racket

      Who Cares About the Children?

      by Duncan Graham

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented Children

      That Other Children Will Love Too

      by Ashley McCabe Mowat

      Brilliant Activities for Gifted and Talented Children covers many types of creative and critical thinking skills that will enable children to develop their cognitive processes. The work that the children produce will be extremely different because the activities allow room for creativity and open-ended answers. Gifted children are not the only children who will benefit from this book! Children will thoroughly enjoy these activities. Some of the activities can be last for days, others such as the brainteasers can be used for a quick warm-up to spark interest and excite the brain. Use these ideas and have the confidence of knowing that the extra you are doing in the classroom really helps the children to think on six levels: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

    • Psychology

      The Power of Metaphor

      Story Telling and Guided Journeys for Teachers, Trainers and Therapists

      by Michael Berman

      Packed with original stories and visualisations, this is a must-buy resource for teachers, trainers and therapists who are looking for new approaches to group work, or are simply story-telling enthusiasts. “ An essential part of our professional development library and widely consulted” Fiona Balloch, Principal, Oxford House College, London

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      The Teacher's Toolkit

      Raise Classroom Achievement With Strategies for Every Learner

      by Paul Ginnis

      Packed with practical classroom strategies this teacher's resource will enable you to:;- meet the needs of different learning styles;- stimulate your own creativity;- add spice to your teaching;- challenge the gifted - and the disruptive! Whatever subject you teach, this comprehensive volume will help you to develop thinking skills in your students; promote citizenship and an understanding of democracy; fine-tune study skills and help students acquire the attitude and skills for true independence. Drawing on neuroscience, psychology and sociology "The Teacher's Toolkit" provides an overview of recent thinking innovations in teaching and presents over fifty learning techniques for all subjects and age groups, with dozens of practical ideas for managing group work, tackling behavioural issues and promoting personal responsibility. It also presents tools for checking your teaching skills - from lesson planning to performance management.;"This is one of those rare and precious books which has that uncanny knack of revealing explicitly to you things about teaching which you knew instinctively all along but had never thought about so clearly." - Professor Tim Brighouse, Chief Education Officer, Birmingham Education Authority.;"Paul Ginnis has constructed a toolkit for teachers which is the finished article. Well informed, well researched and well written, this is a book which every teacher in the land should get their hands on." - Alistair Smith, author and leading educational trainer.

    • 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.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Dancing About Architecture

      A Little Book of Creativity

      by Phil Beadle edited by Ian Gilbert

      `Dancing about Architecture A Little Book of Creativity` is a compendium of outrageous ideas ideas about how to take more risks, and about how to go about coming up with better ideas. Ideas about how to plan experiences that leave people who are in the same room as those ideas awestruck, and ideas to help you avoid the textbook, the worksheet the barely stifled yawn. From using The Book of Revelation as a planning device; to seeing every experience through the prism of physical activity or song; to measuring a poem to find its real heart; it outlines a methodology that, if you use it, will make you an even greater creative force than you already are.

    • Organization & management of education

      Teaching Toward Solutions

      A Solution Focused Guide to Improving Student Behaviour, Grades, Parental Support and Staff Morale

      by Linda Metcalf

      Teaching Toward Solutions offers teachers a positive and effective solution-based alternative for students with challenging behavioral issues and poor results. All ages

    • Family & health

      Parents First

      Parents and Children Learning Together

      by Garry. Burnett

      Parents First is designed to improve your understanding of how children learn in order for you to help your child face the challenges of our modern educational system. It clearly explains some of the key current research about how the human brain works and provides practical advice on how to apply that research to studying and learning at school. Garry Burnett and Kay Jarvis explore practical ways for you to help your child learn effectively which include: Developing confidence and self-esteem; Effective listening and questioning; Creating an effective learning environment; Building a healthier brain for learning; Improving memory, recall and spelling; Parents First puts you right at the centre of the education process, raising the aspirations and achievements of your child.

    • Teaching skills & techniques


      Personal Skills for Effective Learning

      by Annie Greeff

      Volume 1 of the Resilience two volume set, for primary and middle school teachers, will help promote self-managed, resilient learning in the classroom. These practical workbooks detail a holistic approach to developing students' resilience through a series of modules with activities, theory and reflective exercises. Includes sections onResilience (an introductory overview for the teacher and pupils); Marvellous Me; Emotions; Free to Be Me; My World; My Time Photocopiable worksheets and facilitators notes make these books extremely teacher-friendly. Learning points are included to remind the teacher of the main focus of worksheets and to assist the teacher in understanding what the specific exercises aim to achieve. They can also be used to introduce or clarify the topic to students.

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