Secondary Starters and Plenaries: English

Creative activities, ready-to-use for teaching English

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Author: Johnnie Young

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144501

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This book provides English teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate, all with realistic timings for each. Even better, every starter and plenary contains an 'ideas generator', making it easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and keeping it fresh for you to use, and there are PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every English teacher needs to cover, and makes use of music, drama, maps, charts and practical props. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; some use all the senses; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. The 'teacher tips' section offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error by the author.

Secondary Starters and Plenaries: History

Ready-to-use Activities for Teaching History

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Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441171932

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5179

This book contains creative and imaginative tried-and-tested starters and plenaries for engaging students in all areas of a history lesson.

Secondary Starters and Plenaries: Geography

Ready-to-use activities for teaching geography

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Author: Brin Best,Steve Padget

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441175482

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5260

This book provides geography teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate. Even better, every starter and plenary is easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and ideas for extension and development keep each activity fresh. There are also PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every geography teacher needs to cover. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. In the 'teacher's tips' section, the author offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error.

More Secondary Starters and Plenaries

Creative activities, ready-to-use in any subject

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Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441120432

Category: Education

Page: 144

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All New Classroom Starters and Plenaries provides busy teachers with a set of flexible, easy-to-implement activity ideas that can be used in any subject. The 50 starters and 50 plenaries have been crafted to fit with the structure of teaching, rather than specific content, so you can dip into the book when you are in search of a new idea for engaging your class and adapt the activity to suit your own needs. The activities have been organised into useful divisions, such as Assessment for Learning, Concepts, and Learning Objectives, and each includes a brief rationale for the activity. Many of the activities offer several examples of how it could be used, and there are online resources too, giving you everything you need not just in planning your starters and plenaries, but also in delivering them to your class.

Secondary Starters and Plenaries

Ready-to-use activities for teaching any subject

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Author: Kate Brown

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441153047

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Starters and plenaries are now an essential part of all lessons and this highly practical, bestselling book provides busy secondary teachers with 50 creative activities to use in the classroom. The tasks will help ensure the first five minutes of any lesson are a time for motivation, energy and forward thinking and will help students to reflect on, and embed their learning at the end. From game show inspired quizzes to bingo and dominoes, Kate Brown's wealth of original ideas have been tried and tested by secondary teachers and can be adapted to use in any subject. Concise explanations and cross-curricular examples make this book an accessible and time saving resource for all secondary teachers looking to inject some new life and enthusiasm into their lessons.

Resources for Teaching Creative Writing

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Author: Johnnie Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441141391

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 1389

This resource book is designed to engage students in the process of creative writing. Using ideas and activities he has put into practice himself, Johnnie Young guides the teacher through a series of creative lessons designed to stimulate creative thinking. Each activity is supported by lesson notes, including ideas for starters, pleanaries and follow up work as well as a photocopiable worksheet.

100 Ideas for Teaching English

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Author: Angella Cooze

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441197273

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 7982

100 Ideas for Teaching English contains 100 creative and innovative ideas for getting students engaged in all aspects of the English curriculum. Ideas range from understanding basic grammar and punctuation to studying plays, poetry and core texts.

The Twits

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

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.

Teaching History

Developing as a Reflective Secondary Teacher

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Author: Ian Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245381

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book will help you develop into a reflective teacher of history. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make the best use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a history teacher. The book comes with access to a companion website, where you will find: - Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action - Transcripts from teachers and students that you can use as tools for reflection - Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support - Extra planning and resource materials. If you are training to teach history, citizenship or social sciences this book will help you to improve your classroom performance by providing you with practical advice, and also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE. Ian Phillips is course leader for PGCE History (and Teaching and Learning Fellow) at Edge Hill University.

The Creative Teaching & Learning Resource Book

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Author: Brin Best,Will Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441188193

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7347

An exciting mixed product of print and downloadalbe resources, this book presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow. The emphasis is on exciting, inclusive learning experiences which genuinely engage learners and raise motivation. The book is a follow up to the ground-breaking Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit which sets out the key principles of effective teaching and learning. Using their pioneering Creative Teaching Framework as a scaffold for the book, award-winning authors Brin Best and Will Thomas guide you through strategies that deal with each component of effective teaching. As well as dealing comprehensively with actual teaching techniques you can use, the authors also tackle the key areas of vision, climate and reflection, showing you how a range of practical approaches can also benefit your learners. A special section deals with things you can do on a personal and professional level to improve your teaching skills too. All the strategies included in the book are highly practical and represent tried and tested approaches from successful classrooms. Each is presented concisely, showing how you can embed the learning activities into your day to day lessons. Special emphasis is placed on creative ways of producing successful learning outcomes for students of all abilities. This resource book presents a rich compendium of teaching and learning strategies that can be used by teachers of all subjects. It will help you to become more creative in your teaching and for learners to be more creative in their approaches. It will widen your repertoire of teaching approaches, to the benefit of all your learners. Whether you are a teacher early in your career looking to gain new skills, or an experienced practitioner wishing to expand your toolkit and freshen up your teaching, then the Creative Teaching and Learning Resource Book has something for you.

Inspired English Teaching

A Practical Guide for Teachers

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Author: Keith West

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441190805

Category: Education

Page: 184

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What messages are you sending to your class? 55% of communication occurs through our body language, 38% from the tone, speed and inflection of our voice and a mere 7% from what we're actually saying! Inspired English Teaching will help you to use your voice, facial expressions and movement to assert your authority in the classroom, make the boring bits that you have to do fun and get great results from your students. The book also contains 20 ready-to-use lesson plans that will excite, intrigue and entertain your Secondary English class, and a companion website that includes: · links to useful websites · PowerPoints to display on the board · handouts for students · Cheat Sheets for teachers; and · extra games and activities to supplement those in the book. Whether you are a newly qualified teacher or a seasoned professional wanting some new ideas - this book will show you how to inspire the students in your classroom.

Improving Classroom Performance

Practical Applications for Effective Teaching and Learning

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Author: Stephen Chapman,Steve Garnett,Alan Jervis

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845907396

Category: Education

Page: 200

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A Long awaited first book from one of the biggest teacher training companies in the UK. Dragonfly Training was founded in 1999 and has established an excellent reputation internationally for providing inspiring, realistic and practical training courses for teachers. In this, their first book, three of their top trainers provide some of the very best hands-on approaches to teaching. Dragonfly's six key principles are: Promote effective starters and plenaries; Provide constant reinforcement as a means of embedding knowledge and provide on-going revision; Introduce a variety of ideas; Do first, teach after - whenever possible; Encourage students to create teaching materials themselves; Demonstrate and articulate success by modelling the desired outcomes.

100 Ideas for Teaching Geography

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Author: Andy Leeder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441121803

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 899

This title takes a skills-based approach, with each section suggesting general ideas to use in everyday classroom teaching, including specific examples of how these can be used with a variety of modules from elementary school through to high school.

The Geography Teacher's Handbook

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Author: Brin Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441154795

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8062

Containing everything a new or improving geography teacher could wish to know, this book provides step-by-step guidance on creating outstanding learning opportunities that prepare students for life, as well as for success in their examinations. Award-winning author and former head of geography Brin Best brings a wealth of experience and a unique blend of rigour and practicality to the subject, presenting fresh, exciting and creative ideas on how to get the most from your geography lessons. The book contains advice on everything from planning schemes of work and lessons, making the most of opportunities for learning outside the classroom and available ICT to cross-curricular links, thinking skills and examples of best practice. With reflective questions and activities, scores of lesson stimuli and a host of useful links, this book is an essential addition to every geography teacher's toolkit.

The Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit

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Author: Brin Best,Will Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8198

This book aims to help you become a more effective teacher through a new teaching and learning framework which centres on creativity. Inside you will learn how to use creativity to reinvigorate teaching across all subject areas, inspiring learners to reach their potential. Through a highly practical and inclusive approach, the book equips you with a range of common-sense strategies and tools designed to build on your existing knowledge and skills. They include: * An easy to follow five-stage framework for effective teaching and learning that presents clear and fresh thinking about what helps learners succeed * Over 200 strategies, tools and tips to enhance your creative thinking and that of your students * Diverse case studies showing how other teachers have used creativity to enhance their teaching and get the desired results The book will help you make the transition from a talented teacher to a truly creative teacher, and will help you to rediscover the joy of teaching within the contemporary classroom. A companion website for the book is available at www.creativityforlearning.co.uk

Learning Science by Doing Science

10 Classic Investigations Reimagined to Teach Kids How Science Really Works, Grades 3-8

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Author: Alan Colburn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506387403

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Time-tested activities to teach the key ideas of science—and turn students into scientists! This witty book adapts classic investigations to help students in grades 3 through 8 truly think and act like scientists. Chapter by chapter, this accessible primer illustrates a “big idea” about the nature of science and offers clear links to the Next Generation Science Standards and its Science and Engineering Practices. You’ll also find: A reader-friendly overview of the NGSS Guidance on adapting the activities to your grade level, including communicating instructions, facilitating discussions, and managing safety concerns Case studies of working scientists to highlight specifics about the science and engineering practices