• 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

    • Education
      April 2012

      Oops!

      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.

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Between Talk And Teaching

      Reconsidering the Writing Conference

      by Laurel Black

      The teacher-student conference is standard in the repertoire of teachers at all levels. Because it's a one-to-one encounter, teachers work hard to make it comfortable; but because it's a pedagogical moment, they hope that learning occurs in the encounter, too. The literature in this area often suggests that a conference is a conversation, but this doesn't account for a teacher's need to use it pedagogically. Laurel Johnson Black's new book explores the conflicting meanings and relations embedded in conferencing and offers a new theoretical understanding of the conference along with practical approaches to conferencing more effectively with students. Analyzing taped conferences of several different teachers and students, Black considers the influence that power, gender, and culture can have on a conference. She draws on sociolinguistic theory, as well as critical theory in composition and rhetoric, to build an understanding of the writing conference as an encounter somewhere between conversation and the classroom. She finds neither the conversation model nor versions of the master-apprentice model satisfactory. Her approach is humane, student-centered, and progressive, but it does not ignore the valid pedagogical purposes a teacher might have in conferencing.Between Talk and Teaching will be a valuable addition to the professional library of writing teachers and writing program administrators.

    • Organization & management of education

      Developing Literacy Skills Through Geography.

      by Frances. Mackay

    • Teaching skills & techniques

      Play Activities for the Early Years

      Practical Ways to Promote Purposeful Play across the Foundation Stage

      by Herjinder Uppal

      Play Activities for the Early Years is full of fun ideas to encourage purposeful play in the early years. Includes practical play ideas for personal, social and emotional development, language and literacy, mathematics, physical development, creative development and knowledge about the world. Charts show clearly which activities cover which learning opportunity. This book will be an invaluable resource for all early years settings from preschools and day centres to reception classes and nurseries.

    • Organization & management of education

      Brave Heads

      How to Lead a School Without Selling Your Soul

      by Dave Harris

      Why young people (and teachers) need their school leader to be brave now more than ever. School leadership brings with it tremendous pressure from the government for results at all costs. It’s the outcome that counts (and the league tables) not the process. Which means, now more than ever, for genuine leaders leading schools in the right direction for the right reasons, bravery is key. Dave Harris is well placed to write the ultimate guide to bravery in school leadership. As the principal of a high-profile brand-new Academy he has had to stand by his beliefs about the role of school and the community – ‘It’s a marathon, not a sprint’ – despite the pressure to forget genuinely educating young people and just focus on ‘floor targets’. A book for every head teacher who wants to make a genuine difference (and get great results as Dave has done)!

    • Education
      20121144

      Perfect Teacher Coach

      by Jackie Beere & Terri Broughton

      Many schools are now recognising that using a coaching model is the very best way to make sustainable improvements in the standard of teaching and learning across all departments. The Perfect Teacher’s Coach presents a simple and practical guide to making coaching work well in your school in order to deliver consistently high standards. This is ever more important with Ofsted increasing the number of lesson observations and ‘evaluation of teaching and learning’ providing a key performance indicator, alongside student outcomes. Everything you need to know about what coaching is and how it works is provided in this book. This includes details of various models of coaching and how to implement a successful model suitable for your school, training your coaches and ensuring you have a sustainable performance management process that really works.

    • Education
      20121248

      Sorting Out Behaviour

      by Jeremy Rowe

      Inspirational, simple, profound and clear this guide provides no-nonsense advice providing teachers with the confidence to implement transformational, successful behavioural management structures within the school environment. Drawing on years of experience, the author shares the most effective methods of classroom management – avoiding disruption - enabling teachers to ensure that pupils receive the best education, with minimal distraction. He provides a stress-free, step-by-step guide for teachers, parents and educational leaders in creating a positive approach to challenging behaviour in groups and individuals.

    • Education
      20121144

      Perfect Assessment for Learning

      by Claire Gadsby edited by Jackie Beere

      Too much valuable teacher time is devoted to the kind of marking and feedback which does little to improve pupils’ learning. This easy to read guide introduces a range of innovative and practical strategies to ensure that assessment genuinely is for learning.

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