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Memoirs of a much-loved teacher and legendary headmaster of Pretoria Boys High.
Bill Schroder is the stuff teaching legends are made of. He was strict, yet kind; firm and consistent, yet creative and playful when needed. He knew the magical mix of discipline and care needed to ensure the loyalty of his students. In this warm-hearted, inspiring and often funny memoir, Schroder looks back on four decades as an English and Latin teacher and, later, headmaster, including 19 years at Pretoria Boys High.
His holistic approach to teaching earned him the respect of both teachers and students. Teaching is not only about conveying knowledge, he believed, but also about looking after the emotional needs of students. For Schroder, the institution was never more important than the individual – he always put his students first. As a headmaster he became known for doing things his own way. He gave students a voice where others wanted to silence them, he found creative ways to turn problem schools around and never allowed departmental admin to get in the way of teaching. In the early 1990s when schools were opened to all races, Pretoria Boys High under him played a leading role in transforming their school. In his retirement he also served as a consultant and a mentor to a school in a Pretoria township.
Here is a teacher who left an indelible mark on thousands of pupils from Cape Town to Pretoria.
?Que Hay? is the market-leading Spanish course for 11-14-year-olds accross the Caribbean. Newly updated, it is as relevant and lively as ever. This comprehensive course follows an immersive approach that encourages students to enjoy and fully engage with the language and culture, providing a solid foundation in everyday Spanish and ideal preparation for studying Spanish at CSEC (R).
This Norman England c1066-c1100 Revision Guide is part of the popular Oxford AQA GCSE History series. Written by our original author team to match the new AQA specification, this guide covers exactly what your students require to succeed in the Paper 2 Norman British Depth Study exams. - Recap key events with clear visual diagrams and brief points - Apply knowledge with targeted revision activities that tests basic comprehension, then apply understanding towards exam-style questions - Review and track revision with progress checklists, suggested activity answers and Exam Practice sections - Step-by-step exam guidance based on the popular 'How to' student book feature - Examiner Tip features most up-to-date expert advice and identifies common exam mistakes - Boost student confidence on all AQA GCSE Norman question types with revision activities such as Interpretation Analysis and Historic Environment - Perfect for use alongside the Student Book and Kerboodle, or as a stand-alone resource for independent revision. This revision guide helps your students Recap, Apply, and Review their way towards exam success.
Motivate your learners to succeed with Action Jackson! From motivational speaker and founder of Fix Up Seminars, Action Jackson, comes an inspirational guide offering a tried-and-tested method that enables primary and secondary teachers to motivate young people and unlock their potential for success. Many learners are plagued with the fear of failure, anxious about self-image and apathetic towards the future. Are we, as educators, not responsible for helping them navigate through life and empowering them to unlock their potential? Happy School 365 is packed with 21 easy-to-implement ideas to motivate young people to achieve academic and personal success, helping them to make the most of school and life, build better relationships with teachers and develop a sense of self-worth, focus and discipline. Dividing his approach into five stages - the manifesto, the mission, the mindset, the method and the miracle - Jackson sets out a vision for what this method can achieve: well-rounded individuals who are agents of change for humanity. This is the must-have guide for all teachers looking to play their part in developing a generation that is happy, healthy and successful.
Uncertainty is a fact of life. You can never know enough to make perfect decisions. Understanding this helps us balance an awareness of our tendency towards overconfidence with an acceptance of our own fallibility. The book discusses two opposed models of school improvement: the deficit model (which assumes problems are someone's fault) and the surplus model (which assumes problems are unintended systemic flaws). By aligning ourselves to a surplus model we can create a system of Intelligent Accountability. The principles that make this possible are trust, accountability and fairness. While we thrive when trusted, unless someone cares about - and is holding us to account - for what we do, we're unlikely to be our best. Some teachers deserve more trust and require less scrutiny than others, but in order to satisfy the demands of equality we end up treating all teachers as equally untrustworthy. The more we trust teachers, the more autonomy they should be given. To pursue a system of fair inequality we must accept that autonomy must be earned.
Based on extensive research and practical experience, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms of parental engagement in secondary schools. Engaging parents in their children's learning is the best lever we have to raise achievement in schools and parental support is essential to help students make progress throughout their secondary education. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, this book explains why it is so essential to get parents on board and how this can be done efficiently and effectively by all school staff. Tackling common issues such as homework, exams and transition, Janet Goodall and Kathryn Weston provide evidence-based ideas that can be implemented quickly and easily by all secondary teachers and school leaders, including form tutors and heads of year. Written by experts in their field, 100 Ideas books offer practical ideas for busy teachers. They include step-by-step instructions, teaching tips, taking it further ideas and online resources. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #100Ideas
For Middle and Secondary Mathematics Courses. Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics combines up-to-date technology and research with a vibrant writing style to help teachers grasp curriculum, teaching, and assessment issues as they relate to secondary and middle school mathematics. Designed for pre-service or in-service teachers, the fourth edition presents concise, current, and meaningful descriptions of what it takes to be an effective teacher of mathematics. This extensively revised resource offers a balance of theory and practice, including a wealth of examples and descriptions of student work, classroom situations, and technology usage to assist any teacher in visualizing high-quality mathematics instruction in the middle and secondary classroom.
Core text for Middle and Secondary Methods. Now in its tenth edition, Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools remains an influential text for pre-service teachers studying middle and secondary school teaching methods. Written by an expert on multicultural education, diversity and cultural differences among students are thematically integrated throughout this text and applied to all areas of study. Containing activities that focus on student-centered learning, real life scenarios that apply critical teaching skills, and in-chapter exercises and end-of-chapter activities, this text is both practical and applicable as a valuable instructional text and future resource for professionals. The new tenth edition is tech savvy and updated, including a greater focus on middle school teaching methods and curriculum, twenty-first century skills, and analysis of student assessment and achievement.
Written specifically for candidates in Secondary Schools. Covers all the mandatory and an excellent range of the most popular optional units, ensuring learners have what they need to succeed. Fully updated for the new specification and packed with exciting features to help bring learning to life. Assessment requirements and portfolio-building opportunities are given greater focus through tailored activities and examples. New 'School Life' feature enables learners to relate knowledge and understanding from each unit to their own experiences in the workplace.
Edexcel's own dedicated suite of resources have been created to support you and your students with the new GCSE Business specifications. Written by a team of Edexcel experts and subject specialists, these brand new materials provide you with everything you need to deliver the Edexcel GCSE Business specifications with confidence. Edexcel's new GCSE resources offer complete flexibility for you and your students with the core Student Book for the compulsory units and three Student Books for the optional units - so you have available materials for the different Business pathways. Complete Teacher and Student Support Deliver engaging lessons with the Student Books and ActiveTeach CD-ROM, providing you with tools to motivate and interest your students. Plan lessons with ease using Edexcel's exceptional support materials - the ActiveTeach CD-ROM includes schemes of work, lesson plans plus a host of teaching resources linked to the e-spec, the electronic version on the specification, all in one easy-to-use package. Raise attainment in your school with Edexcel's new and exclusive ResultsPlus and examzone features, fully integrated throughout the Student Books and ActiveTeach.
A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners
The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is
projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers
have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten
through college. "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide" offers
educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly
classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating
with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges
inherent in teaching ESL students. Provides research-based
instructional techniques which have proven effective with English
learners at all proficiency levels
This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.
Supporting student wellbeing is an absolute must if you are to develop high-achieving, well-rounded learners. After all, happy students are successful students. Live Well, Learn Well is packed with 90 practical ideas and strategies that will help your students progress with their studies and thrive in your secondary classroom. #Teacher5aday advocate Abigail Mann offers easy-to-implement techniques that use classroom management, classroom layout, praise and rewards to support student wellbeing. By the same author as Live Well, Teach Well, this book offers ideas and activities that will help students to manage their time and workload more effectively, learn coping strategies to manage stress and play a more active role in their local communities. The dip-in-and-out format will enable you to act quickly to support the needs of your students so they feel happy with their studies and confident about their progress. Improving social and emotional wellbeing in this way will build better relationships between you and your students, boost mental health and have a positive impact on academic outcomes.
Business management within schools is no longer about making the books balance, it has gone beyond that for many bursars whose role is to give financial information to guide strategic decisions. From Bursar to School Business Manager is the first text of its kind, it offers an insight into how other schools are successfully operating their business and teaching support services. It describes: the need to manage resources which indirectly support teaching and learning the tasks, roles, relationships and careers of school business management and managers he practice of school business managers the future role and development of school business managers. This invaluable book will be welcomed by all school bursars, senior managers, head teachers, governors, LEA advisers and officers, and students on education leadership and management programmes. From Bursar to School Business Manager expands our understanding of the current and expanding roles and responsibilities of people who oversee school level resources in support of teaching and learning. This text will change school leaders' visions of resource management for the future." Richard A. King, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Northern Colorado, USA.
STP Caribbean Mathematics Book 3 has been revised and updated to address the demands of mathematics syllabuses in the region and provide students with a firm foundation for success at CSEC (R). STP Caribbean Mathematics makes mathematics relevant for students by providing real-life context and plenty of opportunity to practise key mathematical skills and concepts. It introduces topics in a clear, accessible and thorough manner - and its focus on the core aspects of mathematics helps to reinforce the textbook's accuracy and rigour. This title also includes answers to all the activities.
Written by an award-winning teacher, this guide equips teachers with the depth of knowledge they need to talk confidently and competently about maths to students of all attainment levels - in short, to be an expert in secondary-level mathematical concepts, regardless of how recently they studied themselves, or their own subject specialism. How To Enhance Your Mathematics Subject Knowledge: - Explores a broad range of the trickiest concepts and misconceptions in the number and algebra topics of secondary maths - Packed with diagrams and questions to allow readers to check their own understanding of concepts - Supports a mastery approach by laying bare the underlying architecture in Secondary maths, giving teachers the confidence to pass on that understanding to their students - Builds on teachers' knowledge and experience, supporting them in answering those awkward but brilliant questions that crop up in class.
Developed in cooperation with the IB, this student-friendly, concept-based Course Book has been comprehensively updated to support all aspects of the new English A: Literature syllabus, for first teaching in September 2019. With in-depth coverage of the new Areas of Exploration, concepts and global concerns, the resource provides a clear and accessible route through the course - from text selection and analysis to assessment. The IB English A: Literature Course Book is available in print, online and as a print and online pack.
The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK.
Esther Wojcicki--"Woj" to her many friends and admirers--is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of kids, inspiring Silicon Valley legends like Steve Jobs, and raising three daughters who have each become famously successful. What do these three accomplishments have in common? They're the result of TRICK, Woj's secret to raising successful people: Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. Simple lessons, but the results are radical.
Wojcicki's methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Woj is here to say: relax. Talk to infants as if they are adults. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead. How to Raise Successful People offers essential lessons for raising, educating, and managing people to their highest potential. Change your parenting, change the world.
Exam board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Religious Studies First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Strengthen and refine the understanding and skills that your students require to excel in OCR A Level Religious Studies. Written by subject specialists with examining experience, this time-saving Workbook can be used flexibly for classwork or homework, throughout the course or for revision and exam practice. - Review knowledge with content summaries that will provide a concise overview of what students need to know for the exam - Develop exam skills with practice questions that check understanding and highlight common pitfalls - Build exam confidence as students work through the exam-style questions provided, giving them the chance to practise and perfect their technique - Save marking time and help students understand how to improve their responses by consulting the online answers supplied for all questions
'An absolute gift to the RE community.' Mary Myatt With an emphasis on all faiths and beliefs, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding RE Lessons presents tried-and-tested ideas that can be used in any lesson about religion. Andy Lewis uses his experience as Director of Religious Education to share ideas and advice on how to construct a successful RE lesson, engage students in the subject, provide effective feedback and exam techniques, and bring RE to life in the secondary curriculum. RE can be a very difficult subject to teach as many of the topics that come up can be challenging to discuss with young people, especially with the complexities in legal status, curriculum content and public perceptions. God, ethics, death - just a few topics that could cause controversy in your classroom! Covering a range of different faiths, beliefs and worldviews, this book is suitable for all RE teachers regardless of the syllabus they are teaching. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding RE Lessons is the essential resource for helping students to develop an understanding between communities and eradicate religious prejudices and stereotypes, with cross-curricular strategies that reach out to members of local faith communities and use technology to 'visit' sacred sites.
Produced in association with the ASE, the series provides new ideas and promotes best practice to enhance teaching skills, supporting everyone from NQTs to experienced science teachers. - Provide tips on how to pitch your lessons to build on students' previous knowledge. - Suggest teaching sequences with activities to cover the basic science and to develop the students' understanding of the topic. - Offer guidance on students' misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. - Include examples that relate science to everyday contexts and provide new ideas for experienced teachers. - Recommend ways of using ICT in the classroom effectively. This books draw on the experience of a wide range of teachers and those involved in science education. It has been produced as part of the Association for Science Education's commitment to supporting science teachers by disseminating best practice and new ideas to enhance teaching.
Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action. - Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors - Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed - Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement - Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools Chapters include: 1. Laying the foundations 2. Effective starts to lessons 3. Developing the learning 4. Effective ends to lessons 5. Whole school development
Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Modern Studies First Teaching: 2017, First Exam: 2018 National 5 Modern Studies Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles and includes guidance on the National 5 course and assessments structure. * Colourful double-page spreads aid both comprehensive and revision planning * Topics are broken down into small, easily managed sections, complemented with lots of diagrams and illustrations to aid retention * Quick Tests and Top Tips help keep students focused on the exam's precise demands * Revision checklists help students to manage and track their progress in the lead up to the exam * A glossary presents all of the key terms and definitions essential for the exam Success Guides are the number one revision brand in Scotland and all the popular features of this tried and trusted series are retained here.
With provocative insight and based on an illustrious 40-year career in public office, Sir Al Aynsley-Green demands to know why outcomes for the UK's children for health, education, social care, youth justice and poverty remain among the worst in the developed world. He draws global comparisons and offers astute observations of the realities of being a young person in Britain today, to show how government policies have been shamefully failing children on a grand scale. Prioritising the need to support and inspire all children, including those with disability or disadvantage, and to design services around their needs, Sir Al puts forward a brave and timely alternative for the UK. By building local communities, shifting national attitudes, and confronting barriers between sectors, he presents a fresh and realistic road map that can enable new generations of children to be as healthy, educated, creative and resilient as they can be, equipped with the confidence and skills they need to lead happy and successful lives. A must-read for those engaged in children's services, policy and parenting in the UK, Sir Al confronts the obstacles and attitudes faced by young people today with tact, honesty and compassion, to offer his vision of a society in which each and every child is valued.
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