Author: Mike Gershon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
How do we support the less-able learners we work with? What can we do to help them bridge the gap, developing better knowledge and understanding and making excellent progress as a result? And how can we make sure we differentiate effectively, so as to meet the needs of these learners in every lesson we teach? In this book, bestselling author and trainer Mike Gershon presents 50 classroom-ready strategies, activities and techniques you can use to give your less-able learners the best learning experience possible. Every idea can be applied across the age groups and the curriculum. Each entry is carefully explained and the book is packed with illustrative examples. In short, there's everything here you need to support your less-able learners and to help them grow, develop and thrive in your lessons. All of which makes this a must-read book for any teacher who wants to go that bit further in supporting their less-able learners. With fifty different ideas at your fingertips, you'll have a ready-made toolkit to use in your planning, teaching and assessment, ensuring you're fully equipped to do the very best possible for every student you teach. To find out more about Mike's books, training and free resources, visit mikegershon.com.
Author: Mike Gershon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
How can we best stretch and challenge the thinking of our most-able students? What can we do to support those learners who are working at a level beyond their peers? As teachers, we know this is an important issue. After all, we are responsible for ensuring every student makes great progress. And that means finding ways to stretch and challenge the most-able, pushing their thinking beyond the boundaries of the main lesson. In this book, bestselling author and trainer Mike Gershon brings together 50 strategies, activities and techniques you can use to solve this problem. Applicable across age groups and across the curriculum, the practical, classroom-ready ideas will help you to stretch and challenge your more-able students in every lesson you teach. This book is a must-read for any teacher who wants to do that bit more for their most able students. It gives you the starting point for ensuring your lessons are effectively differentiated at the top end. And for making sure your more-able students stay motivated, engaged and enthused by your teaching. To find out more about Mike's books, training and free resources, visit mikegershon.com.
Energize Learning in Any Subject
Author: Gareth Long,Harvey Grout,Stuart Taylor
Publisher: Human Kinetics
"101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject "helps students improve their study skills, aids them in reviewing material, prepares them for assessments, and makes the learning experience enjoyable. Each game has stimulating content with variations and progressions as well as teaching points to keep the game fun, interesting, and effective.
What you need to know to be a truly outstanding teacher
Author: Laurence French
Publisher: Pearson UK
What does it really take to become a brilliant teacher? As a supply teacher you will be faced with the unfamiliar. You may find yourself in a school that you have never been to before. The students may be strangers to you … and you to them, of course; subjects that you teach will not necessarily be your own specialisms; you may not have built up working relationships with the other staff. Faced with these challenges, prepare yourself for any eventuality with the help of Brilliant Supply Teacher. Through hints, tips and anecdotal advice Laurence French provides a practical guide to the day-to-day aspects of supply teaching to help make this important school role more enjoyable and fulfilling.
The Complete Guide
Author: Mike Gershon
The bestselling 'How to use Assessment for Learning in the Classroom: The Complete Guide' gives classroom teachers everything they need to ensure their pupils make superb progress, no matter which subject or age group they are teaching. It is the number one tool for raising achievement in school. The book is written by a practising teacher and is unashamedly practical throughout. It contains a wide range of activities, strategies and techniques which teachers can use to embed assessment for learning in their teaching. Everything in the book is generic, meaning it can be applied across the curriculum. Sections include: Introduction to AfL; How to elicit information about students' learning; Peer-assessment activities; Self-assessment activities; How to give great feedback; Example strengths and targets; and How to make AfL work for you. Mike Gershon's teaching resources have been viewed and downloaded more than 2.7 million times in over 180 countries and territories. His books expand and develop his electronic materials, such as the Starter Generator, the Plenary Producer and the Assessment for Learning Toolkit. The 'How to...' series developed out of Mike's desire to share great classroom practice with teachers around the world. He wanted to put together a collection of books which would help professionals no matter what age group or subject they were teaching. Each volume focuses on a different element of classroom practice and each is overflowing with brilliant, practical strategies, techniques and activities - all of which are clearly explained and ready-to-use. In most cases, the ideas can be applied immediately, helping teachers not only to teach better but to save time as well. Each one goes out of its way to make teachers' lives easier and their lessons even more engaging, inspiring and successful then they already are. The 'How to...' series is great teaching made easy.
Author: Andy Leeder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
Author: Anthony Haynes
Publisher: A&C Black
This book provides solutions for lesson planning. It not only provides easily understood practical ideas but also sets them in a coherent overall framework based on the ideas that planning and preparation are part of a total cyclical process involving pedagogy, curriculum, learning and assessment.
Essential Foundations and Techniques
Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Paul Barron
Publisher: Pearson UK
A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching of maths in the primary classroom. Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.
Author: Deborah Hughes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
The Ultimate Supply Teachers Handbook is the insiders guide to successful supply teaching. It guides you through the process of choosing your route into supply teaching and equips you with the tools and the confidence to get other peoples' classes working for you. Topics covered include: * finding the best route into supply teaching * choosing the right agency * gaining control and respect in the classroom * conduct and professionalism * lesson management * setting tone and expectation * keeping track and marking * teaching practical subjects * dealing with unacceptable behaviour * essential tips and tricks for primary and secondary. This book is indispensable reading for cover supervisors, supply teachers or anyone making the transition to supply teaching.
Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching
Author: Friederike Klippel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
This practical book contains over 100 different speaking exercises, including interviews, guessing games, problem solving, role play and story telling with accompanying photocopiable worksheets.
10 Quick Fixes for Every School
Author: Mark Barnes,Jennifer Gonzalez
Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow? You have problems, but you don't have time for a 5-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don't need a committee or another meeting. You need Hackers-experienced educators who understand your school's problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they've been overlooked. Hacking Education is the book that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for--the one that actually solves problems. Read it today-fix it tomorrow! In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker's mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School--solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately. Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate: Hours of wasted meeting time Classroom management issues Interruptions in planning time The need for more books Negative attitudes Technology issues If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a Hacker's mentality. Discover How to Solve Problems with Pineapple Charts The 360 Spreadsheet Glass Classrooms Track Records Marigold Committees The TQZ More Impactful Hacks Not Your Average Education Book Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you'll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula: The Problem The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this) Are you ready to fix your school and your classroom? Get Hacking Education now, and solve your biggest problems tomorrow.
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books
This engaging, collectible, miniature hardcover of the Orson Scott Card classic and worldwide bestselling novel, Ender's Game, makes an excellent gift for anyone's science fiction library. “Ender's Game is an affecting novel."—New York Times Book Review Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child. Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn't it?
What You Need to Know to Be a Truly Outstanding Teacher
Author: David Torn,Peter Bennett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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
A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology
Author: Gregg R. Allison
Publisher: Baker Books
Those looking for a single resource that collects clear teachings on the most important doctrines of Christianity need look no further than Gregg Allison's 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith. This volume covers foundational doctrines of the nature and works of God, the Bible, God's created beings, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the end times. And each chapter features clear guidance for how to teach and apply the doctrine today. Pastors, Sunday school teachers, and lay students of theology will find this an indispensable resource for understanding and teaching Christian theology.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Author: Barbara Gross Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.
The Complete Guide
Author: Mike Gershon
Category: Individualized instruction
How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide is the bestselling teacher toolkit giving classroom teachers everything they need to ensure their pupils make superb progress, no matter their starting point or ability level. It provides everything needed to create inclusive, personalised lessons in which everybody is able to learn and achieve. The book is written by a practising teacher and is unashamedly practical. It contains a wide range of activities, strategies and techniques which teachers can use to differentiate their teaching, planning and assessment. Everything in the book is generic, meaning it can be applied across the curriculum. Sections include: Activities; Questioning; Things you can ask students to do or use; Things the teacher can do; and Words and writing. All in all, the book contains 100 differentiation strategies, activities and techniques. Mike Gershon's teaching resources have been viewed and downloaded more than 2.7 million times in over 180 countries and territories. His books expand and develop his electronic materials, such as the Starter Generator, the Plenary Producer and the Assessment for Learning Toolkit. The 'How to...' series developed out of Mike's desire to share great classroom practice with teachers around the world. He wanted to put together a collection of books which would help professionals no matter what age group or subject they were teaching. Each volume focuses on a different element of classroom practice and each is overflowing with brilliant, practical strategies, techniques and activities - all of which are clearly explained and ready-to-use. In most cases, the ideas can be applied immediately, helping teachers not only to teach better but to save time as well. Each one goes out of its way to make teachers' lives easier and their lessons even more engaging, inspiring and successful then they already are. The 'How to...' series is great teaching made easy.
50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily
Author: James Alan Sturtevant
Are you ready to engage learners like never before? Student engagement is the key to success for every teacher, and this is your engagement strategy blueprint. Boring lessons and assignments will disappear forever when you learn to build student avatars, banish blandness, ride the podcast tide, and become a total engagement guru. Many students are bored and disengaged Teachers are handcuffed by outdated textbooks, standardized curriculum, and disinterested students. What if you could solve these problems immediately and excite even your most reluctant learner daily? Read it Today and Engage tomorrow! 33-year veteran teacher, author, presenter, and engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant makes it easy, with incredible teacher tips and tools for both the veteran and student teacher--50 engagement tools that you can begin using right now, with no special training or boring professional development. Easily rebrand your class and connect with all students Are you the teacher students "hate"? Do kids groan when they walk into your classroom? Engaging learners is all about connecting and making education fun. With Sturtevant's education tips and creative teaching tools, students will rebrand you and your class as their favorites. Best of all, they'll engage with every lesson you teach, every single day! 50 Tips and Tools Unlike other education books that weigh you down with archaic research and impossible-to-implement strategies, Hacking Engagement, the 7th book in the popular Hack Learning Series, provides 50 unique, exciting, and actionable tips and tools that you can apply right now. And there's something here for every teacher--no matter what grade or subject you teach. Try one of these amazing engagement strategies tomorrow: Engage the Enraged Create Celebrity Couple Nicknames Hash out a Hashtag Empower Students to Help You Uncover Your Biases Avoid the Great War on Yoga Pants Let Your Freak Flag Fly Become a Proponent of the Exponent Trade Blah, Blah, Blah for Zen Transform Your Class into a Focus Group Commit to Engagement Try at least one tip or tool now and witness an amazing transformation in your classroom and school. Are you ready to engage? Scroll up and grab your copy of Hacking Engagement now.