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This collection of engaging and simple to use activities will help teachers to develop children's mental and emotional wellbeing while also including the thinking skills necessary for learning. The authors show how developing such skills within the context of a wellbeing agenda aids children's motivation, their ability to concentrate and their willingness to explore, investigate and question, bringing huge benefits for children's sense of achievement, self-confidence and resilience. Drawing on a wealth of practical activities that include both creative and critical ways of thinking, chapters cover: Wellbeing in the Classroom; Emotional Resourcefulness; Relaxation and Meditation; Mindfulness and Reflectiveness; Being Well. Jumpstart! Wellbeing is a treasure trove of fun activities and ideas for building wellbeing and its constituent skills into the curriculum.
As guitar instruction increases in popularity in secondary schools, many band, choir, and orchestra teachers are asked to teach guitar. In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides all of the practical tools that are necessary to teach guitar in the classroom, especially for music instructors who are not guitar specialists. Formatted to follow the school year from summer planning to opening weeks of the fall semester to a week-to-week timeline for the full school year, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class encompasses all possible needs for a non-guitar playing music instructor navigating the world of guitar instruction in a classroom setting. In twelve expertly organized chapters, author and veteran guitar teacher Bill Swick gives hard and fast guides for instruction, providing reassurance alongside invaluable tips for novice guitar educators. This book addresses questions such as 'I Do Not Play Guitar, Why Do I have to Teach Guitar?'; 'What is the Classroom Lifespan of a Guitar?'; and 'New Students in January?' while also providing practical solutions including basic setup, how to select the correct method book, and equipment maintenance.
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.
This is a fun, imaginative and creative resource designed to help children aged 7--13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues that affect their lives. It is packed full with games and activities that help children explore their emotions and express themselves positively. Activities surrounding issues such as peer relationships and friendships, bullying, offending, participation and citizenship are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation. They will also enhance emotional well-being and develop protective behaviours, encouraging children to speak out rather than act out, and helping to keep them safe and happy. This is an ideal resource for all those working with children and looking for new and exciting ideas for games and activities, including teachers, youth workers, social workers and counsellors.
"Boys' achievement has attracted great attention in recent years in many countries. This comprehensive book based on sound research in schools provides practical insights into how the achievement of boysand girls can be raised. It reminds us that it is not all boys or no girlswho underachieve. It demonstrates the respective roles of teaching andlearning, school culture and social factors. No easy answers butexcellent ideas backed by evidence from authoritative, thoroughresearchers with a firm basis in schools." Judy Sebba, Professor of Education, University of Sussex"Teachers will find this book invaluable. It is based on quality researchwhich actually evaluates the impact of the various strategies suggestedfor raising boys' achievement. What is more, in contrast to many of themore 'quick-fix' works in this field, the authors' discussion and analysisis measured and nuanced, and supported by an in-depth understandingof the wealth of theory and research around gender and achievement.It provides a welcome and weighty contribution to an evercontroversial debate." Becky Francis, London Metropolitan UniversityIn this important book, the authors evaluate different approaches and advocate practical, evidence-based strategies, which have the potential to promote boys' as well as girls' achievements. The approaches are discussed within the context of inclusivity, acknowledging the diverse needs and interests of different boys and the invisibility and continuing disadvantage of some girls. The book begins and ends with reflections from students of their own school experiences, and makes practical recommendations for the future.This book draws upon empirical research and work initiated as part of the DfES project on Raising Boys' Achievement. It brings together theoretical and practical issues, and reflects upon the construction of the debate about boys' apparent under-achievement from the perspectives of girls as well as boys. The authors critically explore notions of under-achievement and 'value added', and consider how useful the concept of the 'gender gap' is in advancing the debates. Raising Boys' Achievement in Secondary Schools is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate Education students, PGCE students, headteachers, senior managers within schools and local education authorities, and policy makers.
The collection's focus is on girls' secondary education, and hence the gendered cultural expectations of the middle classes and upper classes, will provide the dominant narrative, given the relatively recent democratization of European educational systems.
This essential guide offers a fresh approach to integrating grammar effectively into the classroom as a vital strand of English that both enlivens and enriches students' understanding of literature. It aims to demystify grammar and empower teachers with the knowledge, inspiration and practical ideas to confidently teach grammar to students at any stage of their secondary education. The authors demonstrate that routinely weaving grammar into lessons and the study of literature, rather than teaching it as an abstract set of rules, enables students to see grammar in a more flexible, enjoyable and exciting way. Each chapter clearly defines complex terminology and provides an essential overview of relevant subject knowledge. With multiple examples of textual analysis and a variety of adaptable lesson plans for popular Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 texts, the book shows how grammatical requirements can be taught in a lively, literature-based manner, developing students' understanding and improving the quality of their creative and academic writing. Taught like this, grammar becomes a decoding tool: a key to unlocking deeper meaning within texts that enriches the reading experience. Considering a wide range of texts, Teaching Grammar through Literature thoroughly works through core grammatical concepts such as: sentences and sentence clauses nouns verbs determiners punctuation extension vocabulary. This book is a source of fresh and exciting ideas for all practising secondary school English teachers. It will revolutionalise teaching and enrich students' understanding of literature and the grammatical theory within.
This book provides an answer to one of the key questions of our time: namely, what constitutes a good education. Presenting a 'four-dimensional' model, it directly considers the essential elements a good education should include. Through forging this framework and outlaying its origins, implications and practice, the book explains how a good contemporary education can be defined and implemented. From the premise that such educational essentials are neither the preserve of the elite nor a minimum standard, White's exploration keeps the child at the heart of the discussion, focusing on every pupil's worth, identity, interactions and development. The author offers a detailed and rigorous perspective reflecting on extensive professional experience, starting with a consideration of the current educational climate and progressing through the book's three parts: looking for a good education creating a model of good education applications, implications and implementation of the model. A Good Education recognises the transformative power of education and reflects on the importance of human factors: teachers' provision for their pupils and students' ability to flourish. This book is addressed to those actively engaged in or concerned about educational provision: graduates entering teaching, school leaders, policy-makers and parents. It also speaks more broadly to all those who know that a good education really matters.
Teaching K-12 math becomes an easier task when everyone understands
the language, symbolism, and representation of math concepts
Published in partnership with SEDL, "The Problem with Math Is
English" illustrates how students often understand fundamental
mathematical concepts at a superficial level. Written to inspire
?aha? moments, this book enables teachers to help students identify
and comprehend the nuances and true meaning of math concepts by
exploring them through the lenses of language and symbolism,
delving into such essential topics as multiplication, division,
fractions, place value, proportional reasoning, graphs, slope,
order of operations, and the distributive property.
This important new book fills a gap in math education by
illustrating how a deeper knowledge of math concepts can be
developed in all students through a focus on language and
Take a deep dive into the five practices for faciliting productive mathematical discussons Enhance your fluency in the five practices-anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting-to bring powerful discussions of mathematical concepts to life in your high school classroom. This book unpacks the five practices for deeper understanding and empowers you to use each practice effectively. * Video excerpts vividly illustrate the five practices in action in real high school classrooms * Key questions help you set learning goals, identify high-level tasks, and jumpstart discussion * Prompts guide you to be prepared for and overcome common challenges Includes planning templates, sample lesson plans, completed monitoring tools, and mathematical tasks.
Part of Phil Beadle's How to Teach Series So, you have passion for your subject and you get to work with some of the funniest, most surprising and exceptional students. But teaching science isn't always a walk in the park. How do you get students to think scientifically, remember all of those key words and not get acid in their eyes? Secondary Science is chockfull of workable ideas for the secondary science classroom. Ditch the stereotypical view of a science teacher: white coat, slides, teaching the limewater test to the same class for the fifth year in a row, and discover new and creative ways to inspire the next generation to use science. Areas covered include: the big ideas in science, scientific skills and knowledge, curriculum, practical work, difficult topics, differentiation, assessment, feedback and the science of memory and learning, including the spacing effect and interleaving. The book is packed with: advice about teacher talk, fun science games, ideas for developing scientific literacy, ideas for embedding mathematical skill in science, advice for extended writing in science, advice to make practical work safe, meaningful and worthwhile, and top tips for teaching the difficult topics that students tend to dislike! Catrin offers tips for teaching areas of the science curriculum including electricity, evolution and balancing equations. Suitable for all teachers, including NQTs and experienced teachers who are looking for new ideas. If you are looking for quick and easy ideas to make science fun and relevant, while ensuring that all students are successful and confident in your lessons, and not overloaded with facts, then this book is for you.
RECOMMENDED BY LORD MICHAEL CASHMAN IN UK PARLIAMENT, APRIL 2019 'Essential and valuable reading for every teacher and school leader.' Peter Tatchell 'A huge stride towards genuine organisational change.' Dr Joseph Hall 'An outstanding book.' Professor Jonathan Glazzard Celebrating Difference is an inspiring handbook for LGBT+ inclusion, aimed at all primary and secondary teachers and leaders. Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success, mental health and wellbeing of all pupils and staff. This ground-breaking book examines the roots and impact of identity-based prejudice in schools, drawing on Shaun's own experiences of homophobic bullying and his subsequent career as a teacher and school leader. The core of the book is based on Shaun's award-winning training programme Inclusion For All, endorsed by the Department for Education, presenting an effective approach to LGBT+ inclusion at a whole-school level. This includes practical strategies to eradicate prejudice, prevent bullying, embrace diversity and improve whole-school outcomes such as attendance and attainment, as well as mindfulness techniques and ideas for INSET training sessions and school assemblies. Case studies and interviews with pupils and teachers who have experienced the Inclusion For All process and unique research insights from Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds, demonstrate how the strategies work in practice. Clear guidance will also enable schools to comply with Ofsted and statutory equality legislation, and help them to teach children about British values, basic human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Written with warmth, humour and compassion, this is a must-read guide for all teachers and school leaders who wish to promote inclusion, celebrate difference and ensure safer futures for all young people.
Differentiated Instruction for theMiddle School Math Teacher
Activities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom
Joan D'Amico and Kate Gallaway
The middle school mathematics classroom is a unique learning environment. The mathematical content becomes more complex, requiring students to remember facts and formulas, while at the same time using them to solve problems. It can be very tricky to teach a class filled with students of varying learning styles and skill levels.
Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher is a practical and easy-to-use resource for teaching a standards-based math curriculum to all learners. It gives you effective ways to present math concepts, shows how to provide opportunities for guided practice, and offers ideas for modifying the material to provide access to the same content standard for all students in the inclusive classroom. This book also contains key strategies for collaborating with other professionals, suggestions for involving the students' families by tying math concepts to students' everyday lives, and valuable assessment strategies.
The lessons in the book cover middle school math topics correlated to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Math, ranging from numbers and operations to problem solving and reasoning. Each lesson includes:
Instructions for presenting the lesson to the whole class
Worksheets designed to help review and reinforce theconcepts presented in each lesson
A section on how to adapt the lesson for the inclusiveclassroom, including descriptions of different stations for different learners
A home-school connection with family-based everydaymath activities
Suggestions for how to assess students' grasp of the concepts presented in the lesson
Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher is an essential resource for teachers in?inclusive classrooms who are seeking new ways to reach all of their students.
Praise for Differentiated Instruction for theMiddle School Math Teacher
"The authors clearly demonstrate how teachers can differentiate
their instruction by using specific concrete examples for diverse
learners ranging from resistant learners to students with physical
disabilities to gifted learners. Detailed lesson plans outline
"This is an all-inclusive resource for the inclusive math
classroom. Worksheets and instructional strategies are tied
together to offer quick preparation for teachers and success for
all students. It gives practical application to the 'one school,
one curriculum' model and supports the fact that every student can
learn mathematics--and enjoy it as well!"
Despite the efforts of teachers and educators, every year secondary schools across the English-speaking world turn out millions of functionally illiterate leavers. The costs in human misery and in wasted productivity are catastrophic. What can schools do to prevent this situation? In this highly accessible book James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide teachers with a thorough, easy to use introduction to the extensive research on reading and its effects on student achievement. Drawing on the work of experts from around the world, the authors explore how we learn to read, how the many myths and misconceptions around reading developed, and why they continue to persist.Building on these foundations chapters go on to examine how the general secondary school classroom can support all levels of reading more effectively, regardless of subject; how school leaders can ensure that their systems, practices and school culture deliver the very best literacy provision for all students; and what it takes to ensure that a racing intervention aimed at adolescent struggling readers is truly effective. The overall message of this books is one of great optimism: the authors demonstrate that the right of every child to learn to read is entirely achievable if schools employ the best research-driven practice.
Foreword by Gervase Phinn. It advocates several different approaches to facilitating this from soft federations between schools to the all-through 3-18 solution. This practical, pragmatic text places young people at the centre of their learning and provides complete guidance on all that is needed to arrange activities between schools. The wide range of activities catered for includes: - Short term 'one off' activities for primary and secondary pupils to carry out together - Longer projects that allow primary and secondary pupils to develop working relationships - Activities which place the pupil in the role of educator for others - Projects which are ideal for collaboration between teachers with very different experiences and skills - Development tasks for leaders of schools who are keen to develop closer relationships with each other - Guidance on different routes of collaboration Dave Harris found that working with unfamiliar age groups challenged his truths of education and reminded him why he first joined the teaching profession. The more you work with other phases of education the more clearly you view the differences and the more you understand why so many pupils suffer at transition between schools. Are You Dropping The Baton? gives teachers practical help to remove the boundaries to progress and help rekindle their passion for teaching.
What does the new OFSTED framework mean for new and trainee teachers? How will it change what happens in schools and classrooms? This new text guides new and trainee teachers through all they need to know about the 2019 OFSTED inspection. It supports them to understand and reflect on the context of the new framework - as professionals. It dispels many of the myths that new teachers will hear in schools and provides much needed clarity and detail. This book: * Explores the context of the publication of the new framework and what this might mean for schools and teachers * Supports teachers to understand how the framework links to what happens in classroom and to school level priorities from SLT * Includes examples of outstanding practice to learn from * Features a mythbusting section to help teachers to understand the facts about OFSTED * Supports new teachers to understand, prepare for and approach OFSTED inspections with confidence and clarity of purpose.
This book traces the decline of the public comprehensive high school. New educational markets emphasized school diversity and parental choice rather than social equity through common schooling, and they were criticized for declining standards. The book also considers government education policies and their regional manifestations.
Achieving Outstanding Classroom Support in Your Secondary School shows how secondary school teachers and other school staff can work with Teaching Assistants to ensure that classroom support is maximised and an optimum working relationship is developed. Based on research taken directly from the classroom, all recommendations and guidelines explored in this book are based on the findings of those who have consulted Teaching Assistants about their work, in order to better understand the dynamics of classrooms where at least one of the adults present is supporting the other, directly or indirectly. Topics studied include: Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant What the research tells us about Teaching Assistants How to plan before the lesson How to involve the Teaching Assistant in the lesson How to provide feedback and advocacy for the Teaching Assistant after the lesson This accessible text provides a highly supportive framework to prompt teachers to be proactive and plan ahead for effective use of their Teaching Assistants in the classroom and will be of interest to all secondary teachers, SENCOs, heads of departments and school managers.
Like many educators, you may already take advantage of podcasts in your classroom, but have you ever had your students do the creating? It's easy, and you'll be surprised what students learn from this technology. Podcasting is a powerful tool for teaching 21st-century literacy - the literacy of social processes. Not only will students learn technology skills that they can use throughout their lives, but podcasting also connects and applies students' learning to the world around them. Understanding the audience requires students to empathize with others, and developing and posting relevant, engaging podcasts helps students become active, engaged members of society. In section one, "Student-Powered Podcasting" explains what podcasts are and why your students should create them. It leads Mac and PC users through tutorials for two software editing programs, GarageBand and Audacity, to enable you and your students to dive right into podcasting. Section two includes 16 stand-alone units containing overviews, procedures for implementation, assessment rubrics, and links to examples. These classroom-tested projects are flexible and meant to be changed, adapted, and expanded based on your students, subject matter, and resources available. This book shows educators of all experience levels how to use podcasting as a vehicle for curriculum reform. It includes 16 adaptable podcasting units on a variety of topics. It contains discussions on legal and ethical considerations, a copyright and fair use quiz, and a set of podcasting rules for the classroom. Its assessment rubrics are correlated to a variety of national standards.
The fully revised new edition of Supporting Children with Medical Conditions provides teachers and practitioners with a reference to medical conditions most commonly found amongst school-aged children, including asthma, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, eczema, epilepsy, head injuries, heart conditions, hydrocephalus and spina bifida. With up to date advice for practitioners, each condition is clearly described in terms of causes, symptoms and treatment, and the authors accessibly explain the educational implications - what teachers and support staff should be aware of, how they can minimise pupils' difficulties in school and maximise access to the curriculum. With all the vital information practitioners will need to know about Medical Conditions, this book includes: Definitions of different Medical Conditions and their educational implications Guidelines for staff providing intimate personal care for pupils Suggestions to allow pupils to have full access to the curriculum Fully updated with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and the guidance published in 2014 on 'Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions', this text will help professionals be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. It also features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources.
Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew's Storycraft: How to teach narrative writing is an inspiring and practical resource to support secondary school teachers in developing their students' creative writing. This book is not a style manual. Authors Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew think there are plenty of those about. Instead, it picks apart the craft of narrative writing and equips teachers with activities designed to help their students overcome the difficulties they experience when tasked with creating something from nothing. Written by two fiction writers and English teachers with over forty years' combined experience in education, Storycraft packs in expert guidance relating to idea generation and the nature of story and provides off-the-peg writing prompts that teachers can immediately adopt and adapt in the classroom. The book breaks down the simple components that must be in place for a narrative to work the crafting of character, setting, shape and structure and shares fifty-one stimulating activities that will get students writing narratives regularly, more creatively and with greater confidence. Martin and Jon also include helpful advice in a chapter dedicated to the process of editing in which they provide activities designed to help students diagnose and improve misfiring narratives, and they close the book with invaluable tips for GCSE exam preparation written directly for students and with an impending creative writing exam in mind. Suitable for English teachers of students aged eleven to eighteen.
Exams are important. The results can change lives and stressing about them can damage performance and undermine young peoples' confidence. This exam stress management programme requires very little time or effort to use and provides a straightforward, practical guide to exam stress management. Written by an experienced educational psychologist, this short, explanatory book is accompanied by simple, easy to follow audio files which lead the listener through a sequence of five relaxation sessions to reduce stress, increase focus and plan for success. Using the book as a guide you simply listen to the audio tracks and follow what they say. All tracks have been designed so that they are easy to digest and applicable in the middle of a busy day. To sum up, this book: * Provides practical and easy to follow steps to help anyone cope with exam stress * Teaches relaxation techniques that can be used to reduce stress wherever you find it * Offers a real stress knowledge base to teachers and family members supporting students with exam stress This important guide is suitable for secondary school students as well as college and university students. The easy to follow relaxation sessions will be of interest to anyone studying for examinations who wishes to lower their exam stress levels.
Classroom-based Interventions Across Subject Areas explores cutting-edge educational research that has real potential to support the improvement of classroom practice. Written by expert researchers and practitioners, it provides empirically tested and theory-based approaches that practitioners can use to improve learning in classroom settings. This edited volume provides examples of classroom-based interventions in English, mathematics, science, languages, history, and geography. Taking as its basis research which has been conducted in actual classrooms with close collaboration between researchers and practitioners, this text will help researchers and practitioners understand how and why interventions can be successful or not. The text further considers the broad theoretical and practical issues that derive from intervention studies, including the nature of collaboration between researchers and teachers and ways of adapting effective classroom-based interventions for use in different contexts. Offering insight into the methodology behind successful classroom-based interventions, this text will be essential reading for students of education, trainee teachers, and all those concerned with how educational research can impact on teaching and learning.
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