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This title introduces how science works, the way science is now taught in secondary schools, to all teachers - whether trainee, recently qualified or established. "How Science Works (HSW)" provides the opportunity for pupils not only to understand the facts of science, but also to develop as critical thinkers and to become creative problem-solvers. James Williams introduces "HSW," looking at the background to this approach to teaching science and draws on the current curriculum to explore strategies for effectively introducing aspects of HSW into lessons across all the science disciplines. Each chapter includes reflective tasks to use individually or as part of group discussions, research tasks, further reading and associated web links.
Yohuru Williams has developed an approach to teaching history that makes it easy to get students actively engaged, to think critically, and to become accountable for their own learning. This indispensable guide demonstrates how to turn students into investigators of history, rather than memorizers and regurgitators of dates and disconnected facts. Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook presents six powerful teaching strategies, each with many sample lessons suitable for grades 5-12, that tap into students' natural curiosity and investigative instincts. Your students will become detectives of the past as they: Ghost-hunt in their neighborhoods, researching mysterious buildings, monuments, and other "haunted" spaces Solve historical crime scenes, or "cold cases" Analyze primary and secondary sources using fingerprinting techniques Reconstruct "accidents" that occurred at important intersections in history Prepare arguments as defenders or prosecutors in famous court cases Undertake paranormal investigations to communicate with figures from the past
This title is part of a new life skills series from Aber Publishing that is designed to provide the busy classroom teacher with practical ideas and strategies for developing and enhancing a set of valuable life skills in individual students. The series is not structured to be a complete program of work but rather as a valuable and practical resource for teachers who find children and young people going through difficult life events. The book: * Helps teachers identify stress in students and in themselves * Discusses issues in dealing with changing family units * Engages students in thinking about family relationships * Encourages students to reflect on their own role in the family unit * Provides role play situations for students to consider family relationship issues
Life Skills- An Aber Education Series This title has been written for any individual who is undertaking a mentoring role with a secondary school student. This book provides strategies and organisational guidelines for mentoring. There is significant evidence of widespread concern about the current economic pressures that are permeating society, particularly in the current economic climate. Such pressures are felt by young people who often feel they cannot cope, that is why this book is so important. The book contains: * An explanation of The Thompson Self-Esteem Model * A discussion on the role of the mentor * The student performance profiler * Self esteem and learning performance * Self esteem and the ability to socialise and communicate self to others * The ideal image, developing a sense of direction * Strategies and Activities to assist Students to Develop resilience
This is a user friendly manual that provides teachers with suggestions for classroom activities aimed at children aged 14-16 studying French. It is a user-friendly manual featuring activities, teaching strategies and schemes informed by current ideas about teaching and learning and the curriculum, designed to assist busy teachers. The activities introduce different opportunities and approaches in both individual and group work; in both school and homework. They help to motivate and inspire students, and offer different methods of teaching and learning and different ways that teachers can deliver lessons. Most of these suggestions are practical, task-based and active, to stimulate students' imagination and to motivate and inspire them in the subject. If necessary, teachers should be able to modify or adapt them to meet requirements of their own students and in many cases, some suggestions for ways of doing this is made. Each activity is supported by photocopiable material, which is also available for download from the internet.
Brain Development and School offers a range of practical classroom strategies to help pupils develop their executive function. Packed with useful tips that are grounded in theory, it examines how to support aspects of children's executive functioning that can affect their school life; including self-control, memory, metacognition, organisation, motivation, self-regulation and focus. Relevant for pupils in the primary and secondary school, the book focuses on ways of improving children's emotional and intellectual development. It includes: Discussion of what executive functioning is and the different factors that might affect a child's executive functioning Ways that executive functioning weaknesses show themselves in school Support strategies for teachers and advice for pupils to improve specific areas of executive functioning Manageable solutions and modifications that can be applied within the mainstream classroom A self-assessment questionnaire that can be used as a starting point for discussion with pupils This book will be beneficial to all teachers, school leaders and SENCOs looking to support their pupils by identifying and understanding the root causes of their behaviour. It recognises the important role that schools play in pupils' neurological development and suggests ways for schools to provide more personalised, differentiated support for individual pupils.
The recent government changes to assessment in the UK, together with an increased requirement to develop a rigorous curriculum, has meant schools and school leaders are challenged to take curriculum and assessment design seriously. With this new focus and freedom comes excitement but also unease, as teachers sense a gap in their expertise when it comes to designing new systems. Simultaneously, the nature of CPD has been reinvigorated in the digital age with teachers inspired by online resources, Twitter and educational blogs. The result? Teachers are taking their development into their own hands and re-professionalising teaching! Bringing together these two movements, this compelling book provides an opportunity for teachers to grasp what curriculum and curriculum-driven assessment means, and how to tackle the task of curriculum and assessment design at subject and whole-school level. Taking on some of the key arguments, philosophies and theories alongside strong practical examples from schools, Summer Turner offers advice and provides examples of how to design a system that works for your pupils. The book provides a set of ready-to-use training plans to help you train your colleagues in curriculum and assessment design and is accompanied by PowerPoint slides available to download online for free. It offers 28 hours of CPD, equating to a cost of just 82p per hour of training!
Let's Get Real About PBL The book's companion website features an updated guide to help teachers integrate technology into PBL experiences for online and blended learning instruction. Does project-based learning (PBL) feel just out of reach in in your secondary classroom? Is project-planning an overwhelming project in and of itself? Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, a consultant and former teacher, knows firsthand how challenging designing projects can be, especially for secondary teachers with large caseloads and short class periods to engage in meaningful teaching and learning. In this hands-on, interactive guide, Pieratt supports secondary teachers through the iterative process of planning authentic project-based learning experiences. Using backward design, she gives teachers ready to use strategies for identifying the best concepts to tackle in PBL experiences, brainstorming realistic projects, facilitating meaningful learning, and creating formative and summative assessments. The book is visually accessible in style and features #realtalk soundbites that tackle the challenges to implementing PBL Tips and resources to support the project-planning process Planning forms to guide you through planning your projects Key terminology and acronyms in PBL Exercises to help you reflect and process throughout your project plans Master PBL planning with this clear, efficient, and easy-to-use guide to creating enriching experiences for your students!
Test takers preparing for the GED High School Equivalency exam can brush up on their academic skills with this brand-new set of flash cards. The 450 cards are divided into categories that reflect the GED's four test areas: Reading through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Math, and Science. Approximately 125 English flash cards cover grammar, correct sentence usage, and reading comprehension. Approximately 100 Social Studies cards cover history, geography, civics and government, and economics. Approximately 125 Math cards present questions with answers covering numbers and operations, geometry, measurement and data analysis, and algebra; and approximately 100 Science cards cover fundamentals of biology, Earth science, chemistry, and physics. The cards present questions and answers, as well as terms and definitions. All cards have a punch hole in one corner to accommodate a metal key-ring-style card holder enclosed in the card box. Test takers can use the ring to arrange their flash cards in any sequence that suits their study needs.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to teach younger learners in Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET). With clear guidance and offering practical strategies, "Teaching 14-19" helps you understand how students learn, the theory that supports this and the role of assessment in this process. There is also an extensive focus on how to manage behaviour, as this is the most frequently raised concern. The authors show that the overarching models of learning and teaching for 14-19 year olds are very different between school and PCET. The book explores these various models and in particular looks at how this understanding might help you in planning for learning.
As well as appropriate models of practice relevant to this age group, further features of the book include: Practical hints, tips and suggestions for practice Case studies to help you learn from and reflect on practice Discussion of theoretical issues that will enable you to understand and underpin your practice Additional reading and resource suggestions This book is essential reading for trainee and practising tutors, teachers and lecturers in schools or colleges.
Give High School Students the Financial and Mathematical Proficiency They Need for Success As high school students make more and more important decisions, their need for financial literacy increases significantly. To succeed in life, they need both an understanding of financial issues and the math skills to make financially sound choices. With all the requirements and standards to be met in high schools today, how can teachers find room to include financial literacy? The key is to integrate financial topics into mathematics instruction, using everyday topics to bring math concepts to life. This book's ten chapters provide lessons and activities on important financial skills to handle such experiences as making investments, buying insurance, understanding a credit score, leasing or buying a car, and choosing and paying for education after high school. The related mathematical skills include analyzing and representing data, evaluating probabilities, modeling real-life situations, creating functions, and more. Each chapter includes: a "Balance Sheet" summing up the mathematical and financial literacy knowledge that students will take from the lesson relevant Common Core mathematics standards and practices and Jump$tart financial literacy standards a full lesson plan, complete with sections on the "Sales Pitch," the "Fine Print," and "Closing the Deal" activity sheets and other classroom material, which are also available for download at NCTM's More4U website; and suggestions for extended learning, including references and resources. Help students learn how money works and how they can make it work for them.
Cards to help identify and solve problems by providing a space to 'suss out' ideas and learn from others. One of a range of 10 field-tested games for developing emotional intelligence designed to be used repeatedly by the same people at different stages in their lives. They will help develop self-worth and a sense of confidence, enabling young people to cope with life's challenges. Age: 13 to adult.
This book provides a timely examination of the effects of class size reduction (CSR) on teaching and learning processes. It represents a departure in that the research covered focuses solely on the relationship between CSR and effective teaching in real secondary school classrooms. The book also presents a much-needed and powerful student voice on the impact of class size reduction on teaching and learning processes. It conceptualises the effects of class size on teaching and learning processes in secondary school classrooms, which are another under-researched perspective in this field. Drawing on multiple case studies concerning teaching and learning processes in large and small Hong Kong secondary-school classes, it highlights the qualitative differences in teaching and learning processes. On the basis of those studies, the book argues for a more purposeful, dynamic approach to education for teachers working in small or reduced-size classes.
"Teaching and Learning History" offers a fresh and distinctive view on the teaching of history in schools at a time when the value of learning about the past is often questioned. Drawing together ideas from research, classroom practice and the voices of learners themselves, it sets out an imaginative and wide-ranging rationale for a view of history as an essential component in the learning of all young people. The book is organized around four underlying ideas: The place of history in the contemporary school curriculum The importance of inclusive practices The nature of successful history pedagogy The centrality of professionalism and innovation These four ideas interlock throughout the book as the authors review current practices, consider what history offers to all young people and offer practical guidance on developing outstanding practices for all learners.
Beginning with an account of what it means to teach and learn history in schools, the authors go on to explore the main purposes of teaching history in schools. The book offers rich guidance on successful classroom practice, and sets classrooms in the wider context of the curriculum in a rapidly changing and often deeply divided society. Key features of the book include: Securely grounded in real classrooms with examples in easy to use charts and boxes Extensive examples from real learners This book is essential reading for students training to teach history.
Feedback from students to teachers has been shown to have a major influence on students' achievement. Although the use of feedback from students requires little time and investment, the exploration of this topic in recent years has focused primarily on that from teacher-to-student or teacher-to-teacher. This innovative book examines the much-neglected feedback path from student to teacher and provides an empirically founded and practice-oriented step-by-step guide for teachers who want to get feedback on their own teaching. Including a foreword by John Hattie, the authors shed light on the benefits, challenges, impact and academic discussion of student feedback. Topics include: an outline of the current state of research about feedback, including in the light of Visible Learning, and the essentials for translating this research into implementation in the classroom; the advantages of student-to-teacher feedback and how it is connected to good, effective teaching; the practicalities of putting student feedback into practice: finding the right questions to ask, professional discussion, and how to go about applying changes to your teaching; an exploration of combining digital technologies with the acquisition and evaluation of student feedback; the wider impact of feedback and how a "feedback culture" can transform not only individual teachers but whole schools. Using Student Feedback for Successful Teaching is an essential guide for experienced and newly-qualified teachers alike who are invested in their professional development and who strive to deliver the best quality teaching for their students.
The internet and mobile devices play a huge role in teenagers' home and school life, and it's becoming more and more important to effectively address e-safety in secondary schools. This practical book provides guidance on how to teach and promote e-safety and tackle cyberbullying with real-life examples from schools of what works and what schools need to do. The book explains how to set policy and procedures, how to train staff and involve parents, and provides practical strategies and ready-to-use activities for teaching e-safety and meeting Ofsted requirements. Including up-to-the-minute information and advice that includes discussion of new technologies, social media and online gaming sites, SRE in the smartphone age, and recent school policy trends such as 'Bring Your Own Device', this book provides all of the information that educational professionals need to implement successful whole school e-safety strategies.
This book provides useful insights into quality issues in secondary education in India and addresses the important questions of why there is need to improve the quality of education; how one can measure the quality of education; and the ways to improve quality. The analysis in this book is conceptually designed at three levels: national level performance and linkages; state level progress, disparities and linkages; and determinants of quality education at school level for measuring students learning outcomes and efficient teaching practices. The authors have used both quantitative and qualitative methods to probe into the various issues related to the quality of secondary education at micro and macro levels. This book provides a methodological framework to scholars attempting to measure and evaluate the quality of secondary education under various settings. It provides interesting insights into the identification of factors determining quality outcomes. The chapters discuss issues related to quality concepts, research methodologies, comparative analysis, key challenges, socio-economic linkages of secondary education, quality of education from students' and teachers' perspectives, quality measurement and policy suggestions. This is a valuable resource for researchers and students in the area of economics of education, education planning and administration, development studies and economics. This book is also useful for educational administrators and policy makers.
Grades 6-8. This educational game provides an enjoyable way to teach anger management skills to middle school students. It can be used independently or to enhance the In Control program, also by Kellner. Before playing the game, students learn language, concepts, and strategies for managing their anger. During the game, they learn to recognize their anger, stop and think before they behave inappropriately, and then use an appropriate anger management strategy to calm down and stay in control. The game can be played by large or small groups in schools and other settings.
This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012. This book overturns the typical conception of standards, empowering educators by providing concrete examples of how top-down models of assessment can be embraced and used in ways that are consistent with critical pedagogies. Although standards, as broad frameworks for setting learning targets, are not necessarily problematic, when they are operationalized as high-stakes assessments, test-based pedagogies emerge and frequently dominate the curriculum, leaving little room for critical pedagogies. In addition, critics maintain that high-stakes assessments perpetuate current class structures by maintaining skill gaps and controlling ideology, particularly beliefs in individualism, meritocracy, and what counts as knowledge. This book offers readers a deepened awareness of how educators can alleviate the effects of standardization, especially for students in poor and working-class communities. As teachers negotiate their roles in this time of increasing regulation and standardization, it is essential to maintain and model a critical stance toward curriculum and instruction. Educators know why this approach is vital: This book illustrates how to make it happen.
Educational partnerships for postsecondary readiness - your resource guide is here! High school graduates want to be prepared to succeed in life after high school; for most that includes completing some form of postsecondary education. This thoroughly researched guide to building and sustaining effective, cross-system partnerships between high schools, colleges, and regional and local communities will help educators support students' college and career readiness. College and career readiness experts, McGaughy and Venezia lead education stakeholders through a step-by-step process that improves postsecondary outcomes for all students. This book stresses the need to build effective working relationships and offers practical, actionable, information and straightforward strategies to help you: Identify needs Leverage existing relationships, programs and resources Build and sustain regional and local partnerships Implement a plan to measure key outcomes and provide comprehensive supports to ensure postsecondary readiness Connect policies and practices across partnerships to benefit student learning Communicate and work across partnerships to support successful student transitions Includes key research findings, real-world examples and reflections, and templates to guide your work to support improved student learning.
Lesson planning is a requirement of every teacher. Whether you are planning your day-to-day lessons or a formal observation, planning is a skill that can be refined and improved to ensure your workload is manageable and your lessons exceptional. Aimed at committed and reflective teachers who want to develop their practice, this book introduces Tweaks for Teachers: small changes that make a big difference! It encourages you to review your current lesson planning practice and develop lessons that enable students to make outstanding learning gains. The book focuses on making practical, small changes that, over time, can make a real difference to the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom. Organised around real lesson snippets and full lesson plans covering every secondary subject, the book focuses on the key areas you need to plan for every lesson: assessment for learning, questioning, stretch and challenge and commitment to learning, as well as covering the importance of developing a good marking practice. Real examples of successful lessons are provided as well as a commentary of missed opportunities and practical 'tweaks' that could be made to improve students' learning and to develop outstanding teaching. This format means that the book is not only useful to those teachers wanting to develop their practice, but it is also a really useful training tool for those with responsibility for training new teachers or devolving a school's CPD provision. Lesson Planning Tweaks for Teachers takes a highly original approach to improving your lesson planning. Mel and Debbie's down to earth and accessible style will help every secondary teacher, whatever your level of experience, to make the planning process more meaningful and manageable, and one that leads to outstanding progress over time. Follow them on Twitter today for daily tips: @TeacherTweaks
The vast majority of kids in the developed world finish high school-but not in the United States. More than a million kids drop out every year, around 7,000 a day, and the numbers are rising. Dropping Out offers a comprehensive overview by one of the country's leading experts, and provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to them when they do? How can we prevent at-risk kids from short-circuiting their futures? Students start disengaging long before they get to high school, and the consequences are severe-not just for individuals but for the larger society and economy. Dropouts never catch up with high school graduates on any measure. They are less likely to find work at all, and more likely to live in poverty, commit crimes, and suffer health problems. Even life expectancy for dropouts is shorter by seven years than for those who earn a diploma. Rumberger advocates targeting the most vulnerable students as far back as the early elementary grades. And he levels sharp criticism at the conventional definition of success as readiness for college. He argues that high schools must offer all students what they need to succeed in the workplace and independent adult life. A more flexible and practical definition of achievement-one in which a high school education does not simply qualify you for more school-can make school make sense to young people. And maybe keep them there.
Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step by step, helps trainees, or teachers new to the profession, to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this accessible guide contains all the support you need to become a great Physical Education teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book offers clear, straightforward advice on effective practice which will develop students' physical literacy, knowledge and inter-personal skills. Enhanced by carefully chosen examples to demonstrate good practice, and with key definitions and ready-to-use activities included throughout, the book examines the aims and value of teaching PE, and outlines the essential components of providing a good Physical Education to students of all ages and abilities. Planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, alongside chapters which focus upon the criteria and objectives of an effective PE curriculum, how to support students with special educational needs and physical disabilities, and how to create practical and effective ways to cater for the most-able students within PE. Teach Now! Physical Education contains all the support required by trainee or newly qualified PE teachers. With advice on job applications, interviews, and your very first term, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting career as an outstanding Physical Education teacher.
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