Outstanding Teaching

Engaging Learners

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Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845908244

Category: Education

Page: 180

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At the end of every week many teachers leave school exhausted. In an era when responsibility for exam results lies with them and not their students it's time to redress the balance so that students take more of the responsibility for their learning. A class can be skilled and motivated to learn without a teacher always having to lead. Engaging learners in this way unpicks intrinsic motivation, the foundation that underpins a productive learning environment and helps to develop independent learning.Based on five years of intensive research through Osiris Education's award-winning Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme, during which the authors have trained more than 500 teachers to teach over 1,300 lessons in schools nationwide, this book is packed with proven advice and innovative tools developed in these successful outstanding lessons.Written in the same humorous, thought-provoking style with which they both teach and train, Andy and Mark aim to challenge all who teach, from NQTs to seasoned professionals, to reflect on their day-to-day practise and set an agenda for sustainable improvement.

Teaching Backwards

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Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909348

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers a more reflective and measured approach to teaching and learning. Where many teachers focus on delivering content in a linear fashion, those who teach backwards start with the end in mind. This means that they know in advance what levels of knowledge, attitude, skills and habits they expect their learners to achieve, they define and demystify ambitious goals, and they establish their students' starting points before they start to plan and teach. Teaching Backwards ensures that learners consistently make great progress over time, and offers a practical, hands-on manual for teachers to further develop their attitudes, skills and habits of excellence both for themselves and for their learners. This book is the follow-up to the best-selling Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners. It is based on the analysis of thousands of hours of primary and secondary lessons, part of Osiris Education's Outstanding Teaching Intervention programme over the last seven years.

Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Learners

A book of hope for creativity and the curriculum in the twenty first century

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Author: Will Ryan

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590723X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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What is it that Inspirational teachers do differently? In short, they plan for their pupils to be inspirational. Many teachers who join the teaching profession do so because they were taught by inadequate teachers and they feel they can provide a far better and more exciting education for youngsters than they received themselves. Whereas other teachers speak with clarity of detail about stimulating and influential teachers who inspired their lives and now they want to do the same. This book is an examination of what our most inspirational teachers do in order to get creative and inspirational responses from children. It aims to put fun back into teaching, provide a framework for creativity in the twenty first century and act as a book of hope for the new curriculum proposals.

How to Develop the Habits of Outstanding Teaching

A practical guide for secondary teachers

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Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317361946

Category: Education

Page: 166

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There can arguably be no greater influence on a person’s life than their education, and it is the classroom practice of teachers that helps to shape young lives. How to Develop the Habits of Outstanding Teaching aims to help teachers improve their teaching habits and practice so that every student can be supported, challenged and inspired to achieve their ambitions and goals. Providing a step-by-step guide to the key components for creating outstanding lessons, the book includes a wealth of strategies and techniques that are easy to implement and will have an immediate impact on your teaching and students. With a wide range of examples and case studies taken from different subjects, the book covers all aspects of teaching including: how to create independence, resilience and creativity; tried and test techniques for differentiation and questioning; habits and hacks to manage your time effectively; ideas on how you can coach yourself to ‘outstanding’; Memory techniques for students; literacy in lessons; marking and homework. Ideal for newly qualified teachers, as well as more experienced teachers who are looking for some fresh ideas for their lessons, this highly practical resource will instil the habits that will enable you to perform at an outstanding level consistently in the classroom.

Talk-Less Teaching

Practice, Participation and Progress

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Author: Isabella Wallace,Leah Kirkman

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909313

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Teacher-talk is a powerful tool. But whilst we must embrace teacher-talk as vital, we must also bear in mind that not all teacher-talk is created equally... Long periods of talk will not always keep a class spellbound. We need other techniques on which we can draw to help pupils embed learning and make progress. After all, how can we be effectively checking progress and understanding when it is we who are doing all the talking? How can we be certain that the sea of 'attentive' faces before us is not simply contemplating lunch? The solution is here: a vast bank of exciting, engaging, practical ways to allow learners to access and understand complex topics and skills without relentlessly bending their ears. Strategies which not only prevent pupils from being passengers in lessons, but which also make progress visible to both teacher and learner. In an entertaining and practical way, Talk-Less Teaching shows you how to encourage learners' responsibility for their own progress without compromising test results or overall achievement. Discover hundreds of tried and tested practical tips for helping pupils understand difficult concepts and learn new skills without developing lecture-laryngitis.

Pimp Your Lesson!

Prepare, Innovate, Motivate and Perfect

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Author: Isabella Wallace,Leah Kirkman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472905156

Category: Electronic books

Page: 168

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From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.

Challenging Learning

Theory, effective practice and lesson ideas to create optimal learning in the classroom

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Author: James Nottingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317411978

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Challenging Learning offers advice and techniques for helping children of all ages develop into confident, thoughtful and independent learners. Based around the acronym ASK (Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge), this essential guide explores attitudes, skills and knowledge to learning. It considers the strategies that can help teachers to challenge their pupils to think more skilfully and logically and how to develop these techniques more effectively. Drawing on the latest research from some of the most respected experts in the field, Challenging Learning encourages independent thinking and a spirit of inquiry in pupils of all ages. Through the use of rich examples of classroom interactions, this book offers strategies that will help pupils to produce their own thoughtful conclusions, develop their own concepts, examine logic and remain open to alternatives. Highlights include: effective teaching strategies including FACTS, the Teaching Target Model and the Learning Pit Models; up-to-date research and theory from leading experts; practical suggestions and principles to help you design and develop your own lessons. For everyone living or working with children – particularly teachers, parents, carers and youth workers - this book shows some of the best ways to enhance children’s learning, including how to question, praise, give feedback and encourage more effectively.

How to Be an Amazing Teacher

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Author: Caroline Bentley-Davies

Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781845904425

Category: Education

Page: 255

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In most of our school experience there was an amazing teacher - the teacher who changes our outlook on life, helped us succeed and whose lessons we will never forget. What made them that outstanding teacher and what are the tips and techniques and tactics that make some teachers really first class? How do I improve my skills? How can I get behaviour right? How can I motivate pupils who don't seem to want to learn? Carefully blending practical advice, real life scenarios and expert opinion this book will make any teaching career more rewarding.

Approaches to Learning and Teaching Global Perspectives

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Author: Keely Laycock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316638758

Category: Education

Page: 152

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A subject-specific guide for international secondary teachers to supplement learning and provide resources for lesson planning. Approaches to learning and teaching Global Perspectives is the result of close collaboration between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations. Considering the local and global contexts when planning and teaching an international syllabus, the title presents ideas for Global Perspectives with practical examples that help put theory into context. Teachers can download online tools for lesson planning from our website. This book is ideal support for those studying professional development qualifications or international PGCEs.

The Thinking Teacher

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Author: Oliver Quinlan

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

ISBN: 9781781351086

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Whilst good teaching is widely reported as the number one key to raising achievement in any classroom, educating teachers in the art and science of teaching is an expensive business. Simply training them to deliver a curriculum, on the other hand, is a whole lot less troublesome. But we need teachers who can think - who can reflect on the process of learning, on pedagogy, on the nature of children and on the role of the professional 21st Century educator and, in doing so, seek to improve their profession on a daily basis. When we genuinely help our teachers develop into being better thinkers we help our children to become better thinkers too. For teachers in primary or secondary schools who want to think deeply and question the way they do things.

The Lazy Teacher's Handbook

How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less

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Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781845902896

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped teaching in your lessons? You might be surprised. If you want your students to learn more and you to work less, then this book provides you with all the arguments and evidence you need to become a lazy, but outstanding teacher. Gathered over 10 years in the classroom, this handbook of tried-and-tested techniques shifts the emphasis away from the teaching and onto the learning, and makes your life so much easier in the process. Fed up missing out on those sunny Sundays? Maybe your marking could be done by the local community instead? Sick of planning lessons? Get the students to plan them for you. (After all, personalised learning can't involve 30 lesson plans!). This powerful book is packed full of easy-to-apply and highly effective strategies (which Ofsted have rated as 'outstanding' ). What's more, they all have the seal of approval of real students in real classrooms. In fact, many of them have been thought up by the students themselves, but that's why Jim Smith is called the Lazy Teacher. So, next time someone says to you to get a life, this book will make it possible.

Fun Learning Activities for Modern Foreign Languages

A Complete Toolkit for Ensuring Engagement, Progress and Achievement

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Author: Jake Hunton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845908928

Category: Education

Page: 264

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The whole philosophy behind students learning a Modern Foreign Language is based around the following techniques which aim to provide learning and engagement: Word Recognition & Key Vocabulary, Paragraph-Building. Jake Hunton includes Vocab Fun-Learning Activities (VFLAs) - suggested teaching & learning strategies based on how to engage students in learning vocabulary. They are all in-class strategies that directly impact on students' engagement & their recall & recognition of vocabulary in the modern foreign language. A number of these strategies are based around students having access to the vocabulary in the lesson and encouraged to learn (through recognition and recall) any vocabulary that the teacher chooses. A key issue with these strategies is that students struggle or are disengaged from the outset at having to learn lists of vocabulary. Using these strategies students' learning of vocabulary is made active in the lesson by the teacher.

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

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Author: Jackie Beere,Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781350221

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Building on the success of The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson, this book demonstrates through exemplary case studies how to get the very best from your Ofsted inspection. Heads and middle leaders who have managed to show their school off in the best possible light share their top tips for making your inspection an opportunity rather than a threat. Telling the story of your school effectively, showing how the data really represents your school and helping your middle leaders show how they are working towards 'continuous improvement' are just a few of the essential aspects of preparation for the inspection. Writing an incisive SEF that exemplifies your spiralling success and which demonstrates your capacity for improvement is still essential for gaining an 'outstanding' result.This book will help prepare you and your staff to be confident and impressive in every lesson visited by the inspection team and will empower your senior leaders and governors to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Written in Jackie Beere's pragmatic style with a wealth of practical advice from many contributors this book will deliver the essential tips for making inspection work for your school.

Learning to Teach Adults

An Introduction

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Author: Nicholas Corder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415423627

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Learning to Teach Adults is an indispensable guide for anyone who teaches, or is planning to teach adults. This comprehensive yet light-hearted book gives sensible advice on the business of teaching and training, and is relevant for any subject taught, be it archery or zoology. Writing with passion and humour, the author provides helpful tips, ideas and practical examples throughout. Topics include: adult learners and learning styles; teaching methods and techniques; course and lesson planning; student motivation and participation; dealing with awkward situations. Fully updated the new edition includes vital new sections on assessment, teaching students with learning difficulties and the impact of new technologies on teaching and learning. This engaging and accessible book is essential reading for anyone teaching adults for the first time. It is also a useful reminder of good practice for experienced teachers and trainers and a helpful refresher for anyone returning to teaching after a career break.

Peer Coaching

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Author: Les Foltos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452257345

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Les Foltos' successful method for peer coaching is now available in this book that shows teachers how to help their colleagues meet 21st century challenges.

Perfect Assessment for Learning

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Author: Claire Gadsby

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781350280

Category: Education

Page: 142

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

Thrive

In Your First 3 Years in Teaching

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Author: Martha Boyne,Emily Clements,Ben Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785833045

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Thrive: In your first three years in teaching equips trainee secondary school teachers with the know-how to lay the foundations for a successful career in teaching, long after the challenging first few years are over. Martha, Emily and Ben are thriving teachers. In Thrive they share their personal experiences and demonstrate how you too can thrive during the tricky training year, the daunting NQT year and the crucial RQT year. Using their collective insights, and plenty of evidence-informed strategies and advice, they detail how you can get to grips with the classroom basics - from behaviour management and lesson planning to differentiation and providing for SEND - and effectively continue your professional development. This book is not just a survival manual to help teachers get through their first three years in teaching. Nor is it an academic text that has been written by authors who have only a distant memory of what it takes to stand in front of a class of teenagers for the first time. Thrive is something very different. It gives both the aspiring and the newly qualified the support and guidance to become a thriving teacher, and has been co-authored by three recently qualified teachers who in this book invest their passion and practical knowledge to inspire and inform others who want to pursue enjoyable and rewarding careers in teaching. Thrive is divided into three parts - specifically detailing what can be expected in the training year, NQT year and RQT year respectively - with the authors' commentary threaded throughout to demonstrate how the ideas discussed can be successfully put into practice. Their accounts are also complemented by expert advice from two people who are at the very top of their profession, Lianne Allison and Dr Simon Thompson, who provide wider perspectives drawn from a wealth of teaching experience. Forty of the book's forty-six chapters begin with a checklist outlining what a developing teacher is expected to do, and each chapter ends with a to-do list that can be used as a quick reference point to structure the strategies implemented. These to-do lists are also followed by lists of suggested further reading so that readers can delve deeper into topics and fields of research that they find particularly interesting or relevant. Furthermore, the book offers helpful counsel on choosing the best training route as well as an in-depth analysis of the change in priorities for busy teachers as they progress: encouraging constant reflection, outlining potential pathways and emphasising the importance of evidence-based practice and how new teachers can, and should, incorporate this into their teaching.

The Perfect Maths Lesson

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Author: Ian Loynd

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781352003

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The Perfect (Ofsted) Maths Lesson recognises that teaching is hard and that, although no teacher is perfect, their lessons can be. Drawing on his experience as a secondary maths teacher and assistant head teacher Ian Loynd provides practical ideas and common-sense methods that can help every teacher to be outstanding, and uncovers the essential strategies that help teachers appear to walk on water.

How to be Outstanding in the Classroom

Raising achievement, securing progress and making learning happen

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Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317558413

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Every teacher wants to be outstanding. But what does outstanding mean? And how do we stay outstanding if the goalposts move? In this book, bestselling author Mike Gershon presents you with everything you need to know to make outstanding learning happen in your classroom. It breaks down the nature of outstanding teaching so as to expose the underlying principles which hold true across the curriculum. Featuring advice on all the different elements that contribute to outstanding teaching and learning including assessment, differentiation, literacy, leadership and ensuring progress, it covers: Cultivating the habits of outstanding learning The role assessment plays in planning learning, securing progress and helping students to achieve great outcomes. Leadership and your role as a leader The communication that takes place in the classroom Firmly rooted in the day-to-day experiences of being in the classroom, the book clearly explains the why, the how and what to do if things go wrong! Packed full of clear, easy-to-implement strategies and ideas, it is the text you can call upon time and again in order to cultivate and sustain the habits, actions and thoughts of outstanding teaching.

Dirty Teaching

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Author: Juliet Robertson

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 178135149X

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too