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Prepare your high school students for AP, IB, and other standardized tests that demand an understanding of the subtle elements that comprise an author's unique voice. Each of the 100 sharply focused, historically and culturally diverse passages from world literature targets a specific component of voice, presenting the elements in short, manageable exercises that function well as class openers. Includes teacher notes and discussion suggestions.
How To Teach Mathematics For Mastery is a research-informed guide to the key principles of the mastery approach. It summarises a wide range of research in a readable format, providing practical recommendations and guidance to support Secondary maths teachers and heads of department with implementing this approach in their schools. Written by a pioneer of the approach in the UK, How To Teach Mathematics For Mastery explores the theory and practice using plenty of local and international examples, to help teachers in Secondary schools develop a greater understanding of the mastery pedagogy for teaching mathematics.
From the authors of the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit comes What Works?, a must-read guide that summarises the research and hard evidence of what works and what doesn't in primary and secondary classrooms, and provides practical strategies for transforming pupils' progress. Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins look at common teaching approaches, including raising aspirations, improving behaviour, outdoor learning and parental engagement. They present the research and evidence behind each approach and provide practical steps for best practice in the classroom to boost the learning and life outcomes of all pupils. Explored in a concise, accessible manner, the research and evidence is distilled into clear, precise guidance that can be used immediately, ideal for any busy teacher. What Works? makes it easy for all primary and secondary teachers to become research-informed practitioners in every aspect of their teaching. From debunking enduring education myths to providing practical next steps and strategies that really make a difference, this is the essential guide to evidence-based teaching and a must-have for every teacher looking to increase their impact in the classroom.
Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher explores the skills that it takes to deliver exceptional language teaching and produce outstanding results. Offering support to all language teachers, this book offers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that will help to keep students stimulated and engaged when studying languages. Focusing on the nuts and bolts of lessons and teaching sequences, this guide looks at the methods used by teachers to interact with their students and offers practical strategies and ideas on how to incorporate skilled questioning and other interactions into the classroom. Drawing on a range of activities, case studies and tech tips to maximise engagement and learning, this book covers: running a room; dissecting a lesson: written texts, visuals and task-based approaches; enjoying sounds; dissecting a lesson: speaking and writing; purposeful games; getting grammatical; words and chunks; teaching all abilities; pace, questioning and other interactions; moving them forwards. Packed full of strategies that are easy to implement, this timely new book is essential reading for both trainee and practising language teachers.
This book examines the practices and effects of emerging international curriculum programs established by Chinese elite public high schools and supported by China's New Curriculum Reform and the Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools (CFCRS) policy. Drawing on critical theory, the book applies sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of the educational practices of such curriculum programs and the rising Chinese elite class, as well as educational policy globally. Through analyzing a wide variety of data sources, this book focuses on examining how changing local and global contexts have influenced and shaped the educational opportunities, experiences, and aspirations of privileged urban Chinese students who are able to attend these programs and who hope to study at U.S. universities. In doing so, the book is intended to define the problematics of the internationalization of Chinese education and an emergent form of elite education in China, which are complex and embedded in the process of modernization in China. Neoliberalism, Globalization, and "Elite" Education in China: Becoming International will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates, and academics in the fields of curriculum studies, educational policy studies, sociology of education, and anthropology of education, as well as policymakers with an interest in globalization and education, education policy, and education and international development.
Solidly grounded in current recommendations of the National Science Education Standards, this text offers teaching guidance and strategies for physical, biological, and earth science courses for middle school, junior high, and high school. The authors' extensive curriculum development experience imbues the text with a practical focus. Their collective knowledge of the field balances coverage of the theory and research behind the strategies they present. Also, inherent in the text is a description of the role of constructivism in science teaching and the connection between science and society including how technological development is driven by societal needs.
America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In The Smartest Kids in the World, Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Smartest Kids in the World will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.
This volume brings together leading scholars and practitioners to address the theory and practice of African-centered education. The contributors provide (1) perspectives on the history, methods, successes and challenges of African-centered education, (2) discussions of the efforts that are being made to counter the miseducation of Black children, and (3) prescriptions for-and analyses of-the way forward for Black children and Black communities. The authors argue that Black children need an education that moves them toward leading and taking agency within their own communities. They address several areas that capture the essence of what African-centered education is, how it works, and why it is a critical imperative at this moment. Those areas include historical analyses of African-centered education; parental perspectives; strategies for working with Black children; African-centered culture, science and STEM; culturally responsive curriculum and instruction; and culturally responsive resources for teachers and school leaders.
Guided Revision Workbook Even more guided support for those students who feel they need it. Our revision resources are the smart choice for those revising for Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language. This book will help you to: Organise your revision with the one-topic-per page format Prepare for your GCSE exam with a book full of exam-style practice questions and even more guided solutions to boost confidence on every page Simplify your revision by writing straight into the book just as you would in an exam Improve your understanding, and exam technique, with more hints and partial answers than the traditional Workbook.
The UK's most popular KS3 Spanish course is packed with content your pupils will enjoy learning. With a strong cultural focus and a wide range of resources for all abilities, iva! opens the window to the Spanish-speaking world. Viva! segunda edicion includes even more GCSE-style tasks for your pupils. The content builds key language skills at KS3, providing a seamless transition to our GCSE (9-1) Viva! courses for Pearson Edexcel and AQA and ensuring pupils are prepared pupils for progression to the new GCSE. Fully differentiated print and digital resources, including parallel differentiated Pupil Books for Year 9. Brand new quiz-style Repaso revision pages, designed for independent or group working, help pupils prepare for end-of-module assessments. Adelante pages pool and revise the language from each module and build skills towards GCSE-style tasks, including authentic and literary texts, role-play, picture based activities and translations. Clear progression and recycling of vocabulary and grammar build students' confidence and ability to manipulate language. A focus on building skills, including through dedicated skills pages, ensures pupils are ready to progress to GCSE. Can be used in parallel with Viva 3 Rojo pupil Book in the classroom. Introduction of key sounds of Spanish using phonics helps pupils to establish good Spanish pronunciation and spelling. Audio files to accompany our Pupil Books are sold separately.
How did we let teacher burn-out happen, and what can we do about it - before it's too late? This brave and disruptive book accurately defines the problems of low teacher morale and offers systemic, future-proof and realistic solutions to bringing hope, energy and joy back to the profession. The simple answer is staring us in the face: increase teacher agency. Our rallying cry: our profession needs a return to values of humanity, pride, and professionalism. From research literacy to a collective voice, better CPD to smarter accountability, contributors to this book demonstrate the huge scope for increased teacher influence at every level of the education sector. Education voices including Sam Twiselton, Alison Peacock, David Weston and Andy Hargreaves, supported by a broad range of academics and policy makers, vouch for increased teacher agency and stronger, more powerful networks as a means of improving practice, combatting teacher disillusionment, and radically improving UK education. This text offers an exciting and hopeful perspective on education; urging teachers to work together to `flip the system' and challenging policy makers to help... or get out of the way. Chapters have been contributed by Tom Bennett, Peter Ford, Jonathan Firth, David Weston, David Williams, Zeba Clarke, Julie Smith, Dr Robert Loe, Jeremy Pattle, Debra Kidd, Steven Watson, Ross Morrison McGill, George Gilchrist, Howard Stevenson, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, d'Reen Struthers, Phil Wood, Rae Snape, Simon Gibbs, Ross Hall, Jackie Ward, Simon Knight, David Frost, Sheila Ball, Sarah Lightfoot, Andy Hargreaves, Darren Macey, Gary Farrell, Julian Critchley, Tony Gallagher, Gareth Alcott, Sam Twiselton, Jelmer Evers, Alma Harris, Michelle Jones, Natalie Scott, Deborah M. Netolicky, Jon Andrews, Cameron Paterson, Per Kornhall, Joe Hallgarten, Tom Beresford and Sara Hjelm.
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.
This book offers an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics tailored to the teaching and research needs of K-8 educators. Using statistics to tell a story, veteran teacher educator Robert Rosenfeld pushes readers away from simply performing a calculation to truly understanding the statistical concepts themselves. In addition to helping educators develop this statistical habit of mind, Rosenfeld also focuses on developing an understanding of the statistics in published research and on interpreting school data, which can be applied in school assessment and educational research. Features of this must-read resource include: Numerous exercises and activities throughout that are related specifically to the world of educators and are designed to foster conversation and small group discussion. Connections drawn between statistics and the regular mathematics curriculum to aid teachers who do classroom-based action research. A section covering the basic concepts of standardized tests, such as summative versus formative assessment, and standards-based versus norm-referenced tests. Accessibly written and conversational in tone, Statistics for K-8 Eductors provides the technical foundation to help teachers make good sense of quantitative information connected to their classrooms and to their schools.
Enlivening Secondary History is the ideal handbook for busy history teachers who want to do something different in their classrooms, but have little time to plan and organise their lessons. Featuring tried-and-tested practical ideas complete with relevant exemplars and step-by-step advice, this best-selling book is a compendium of creative activities to enhance your lessons.
For the 11-19 age range, each activity includes links to important topics including the Crusades, the Reformation, the world wars, the Russian Revolution and many more. All the ideas are explained in a clear, user-friendly style, with a breakdown of the time and resources needed for each one.
Featuring a brand new expanded section about teaching history through role play, this book also covers:
Written by practitioners for practitioners, Enlivening Secondary History helps teachers to bring history alive in an imaginative way. It will be an indispensible guide for both experienced and student teachers.
The UK's most popular KS3 Spanish course is packed with content your pupils will enjoy learning. With a strong cultural focus and a wide range of resources for all abilities, Viva! opens the window to the Spanish-speaking world. Viva! segunda edicion includes even more GCSE-style tasks for your pupils. The content builds key language skills at KS3, providing a seamless transition to our GCSE (9-1) Viva! courses for Pearson Edexcel and AQA and ensuring pupils are prepared pupils for progression to the new GCSE. Fully differentiated print and digital resources, including parallel differentiated Pupil Books for Year 9. Brand new quiz-style Repaso revision pages, designed for independent or group working, help pupils prepare for end-of-module assessments. Adelante pages pool and revise the language from each module and build skills towards GCSE-style tasks, including authentic and literary texts, role-play, picture based activities and translations. Clear progression and recycling of vocabulary and grammar build students' confidence and ability to manipulate language. A focus on building skills, including through dedicated skills pages, ensures pupils are ready to progress to GCSE. Introduction of key sounds of Spanish using phonics helps pupils to establish good Spanish pronunciation and spelling. Audio files to accompany our Pupil Books are sold separately.
What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? Cutting through theory to focus on the skills required for being a secondary school teacher in today's classrooms, Brilliant Secondary School Teacher uses anecdotes and case studies and draws on the 15 years experience of an award-winning London teacher to help you understand what being a brilliant teacher is all about - and lets you know that through good habits and effective planning, this is an achievable goal. Taking you on the journey through your first lessons with your classes, establishing a rapport with your students, planning engaging lessons and managing behaviour, to meaningful assessment, the role of the form tutor and thinking about the next steps in your career, look no further for expert advice on becoming a brilliant teacher. BRILLIANT OUTCOMES Establish rapport from the outset to help your students learn Manage challenging behaviour with confidence Plan lessons based on 'pupil voice' Focus on the next steps in your teaching career
Why is cross-curricular work so valuable in the mathematics classroom? Why can pupils sometimes draw graphs in mathematics but not in science? What might mathematics teachers learn from the performing arts? Cross-curricular approaches have much to offer the modern mathematics classroom. They can help teachers to present mathematics as a growing, relevant discipline that is central to much of modern life, and help learners to make sense of what they are doing and why. New contexts, new technology and new qualifications all make this an exciting time to be a cross-curricular teacher of mathematics. But cross-curricular approaches are not always straightforward. Skills do not always transfer easily from one subject area to the other, and a number of important decisions have to be made. How should this type of work be planned, or assessed? How might it fit into the wider curriculum? Are all cross-curricular activities equally useful for learners? Does mathematics have something to share with all of the other curriculum areas? This book tackles these issues head on, combining educational theory and contemporary research with practical ideas and suggestions. From the mathematics of molecular geometry, wind turbines and impact craters to mathematical haikus, Babylonian clay tablets and juggling, each chapter is packed with examples for use in the secondary classroom. Key features include: Discussion of key issues and debates Case studies to show you how others have used cross-curricular approaches A wide range of examples and practical activities to help you develop your own practice Example approaches for planning and assessment Part of the Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School series, this book is essential reading for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and practising teachers looking to holistically introduce cross-curricular themes and practices into their mathematics teaching.
Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School brings together key articles to develop and support student teachers' understanding of the theory, research and evidence base that underpins effective practice.
Designed for all students engaging with M Level study, each reading is contextualised and includes questions to encourage reflection and help you engage with material critically. Annotated further reading for every section supports your own research and writing.
Readings are structured to make links with the practical guidance in the accompanying core textbook, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. Topics covered include:
Edited by the team that brings us Learning to Teach in the Secondary School, this Reader is an indispensible 'one-stop' resource that will support all students studying, researching and writing at M level on PGCE courses, as well as those on all other secondary education courses and masters degrees.
Compute-IT will help you deliver innovative lessons for the new Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum with confidence, using resources and meaningful assessment produced by expert educators. With Compute-IT you will be able to assess and record students' attainment and monitor progression all the way through to Key Stage 4. Developed by members of Computing at School, the national subject association for Computer Science, and a team of Master Teachers who deliver CPD through the Network of Excellence project funded by the Department for Education, Compute-IT provides a cohesive and supportive learning package structured around the key strands of Computing. Creative and flexible in its approach, Compute-IT makes Computing for Key Stage 3 easy to teach, and fun and meaningful to learn, so you can: Follow well-structured and finely paced lessons along a variety of suggested routes through Key Stage 3 Deliver engaging and interesting lessons using a range of files and tutorials provided for a range of different programming languages Ensure progression throughout Key Stage 3 with meaningful tasks underpinned by unparalleled teacher and student support Assess students' work with confidence, using ready-prepared formative and summative tasks that are mapped to meaningful learning outcomes and statements in the new Programme of Study Creative and flexible in its approach, Compute-IT makes Computing for Key Stage 3 easy to teach, and fun and meaningful to learn. This is the second title in the Compute-IT course, which comprises three Student's Books, three Teacher Packs and a range of digital teaching and learning resources delivered through Dynamic Learning.
At a time of renewed focus on the schools curriculum, Roy Blatchford has brought together some of the sharpest thinkers in education in a brilliant mixture of both practical and conceptual essays about what makes for a positive primary curriculum, 4 - 11.Perfectly timed to reflect the new Ofsted framework, the contributions reflect a range of thinking, planning and delivery, as schools do it now and will for the future. It is a compendium of proven practice, offering tips to less experienced/adventurous middle and senior leaders. Featuring contributions from: Iain Veitch; Deborah Eyre; Stephen Rollett; Peter Collins; Melanie Saunders; Fran Haynes; Mary Myatt; Rebecca Clark; Nick Soar; Rachel Macfarlane; Ashley Robson; Jo Facer; Ed Vainker; Samuel Strickland; Simon Watson; Elizabeth Swan; Peter Hyman.
This book is about curriculum change in secondary schools and shows how the quality of education has been affected by increasing intervention from central government. Following the story of one secondary school between 1957 and 2004, Norman Evans looks at: * the school before and after the introduction of the National Curriculum * the changing role of LEAs and governors * the characteristics since 1992 of school inspections responsible for policing the operation of the national tests * predictions of results and examination results * nationally set targets * compliance with detailed prescription of school curricula. This is the back-story of today's educational climate, as seen through the eyes of seven successive head teachers and long-serving assistant staff who worked at the school during this momentous forty-year period. How did the changes affect what they sought to do as professionals? Where have these changes taken us, in terms of what happens in classrooms and what happens in the school as a whole? And what can be learned from the development of the curriculum over this time to inform future practice?
Evidence suggests that school improvement can be achieved if a school has a commitment to its community. By developing a deep and mutual relationship with people and organisations in the local community, your school gains not only information, knowledge and support but a sense of moral purpose. Educational Leadership and the Community has been written in conjunction with the Community Education Development Centre (CEDC) and offers you different approaches to educational leadership, which are focused on community engagement and social regeneration. This practical book offers a reconsideration of the principles and purposes of your school's role in community education and leadership. Using research and case studies from around the world, Educational Leadership and the Community enables your school to move from being 'a school in the community' to 'a school of the community'. It covers:education and schools in the community educational leadership and the community learning in the community school improvement social and economic regeneration.
This popular book has been comprehensively updated to meet the requirements of the revised CCEA specification for GCSE Physical Education. It addresses Component 1: 'Factors underpinning Health and Performance' and Component 2: 'Developing Performance'. Diagrams updated and modernised in this new edition. Full colour with illustrations and diagrams throughout, and includes tasks and chapter summaries.
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