Author: Teresa Cremin,James Arthur
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.
Author: Peter Hudson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.
Author: James Arthur,Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This comprehensive new textbook provides valuable support to student teachers on primary ITT, BEd and PGCE courses. It provides a sound and practical introduction to the teaching skills as well as the underlying theory. Written by experts in primary school teaching, the book is divided into twenty-three sections and covers: becoming a teacher exploring the nature of learning planning for learning approaches to the curriculum recent developments in primary education diversity and inclusion assessment partnership in practice your professional development.Each chapter contains a brief introduction to the key concepts, issues and skills, and provides learning activities in the form of tasks. Annotated lists of further reading are included for students who want to explore topics in more detail.This major textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on BA (QTS), BEd and PGCE courses, as well as those on flexible PGCE courses, those on Graduate Registered Training courses, and those studying Education Studies.
Author: Anne Proctor,Margaret Entwistle,Brenda Judge,Sandy McKenzie-Murdoch
This text is specially designed to support student teachers in the school based element of their course. It provides accessible guidance, backed by numerous classroom examples, on the essential knowledge and skills needed to teach effectively. The chapters cover: * Classroom organisation * Planning for children's learning * Teaching strategies * Assessment, recording and reporting * Self-appraisal Each section contains information in concise and practical form. For students wishing to explore subjects in more depth, supplementary material at the end of the chapters includes analysis of curriculum and policy documents, case studies, suggestions for further reading and activities to try out in the classroom. Throughout, novice teachers are encouraged to think about how the basic skills fit together in their professional development and determine the sort of teacher that they will eventually be.
Author: Teresa Cremin
What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
A Handbook for Students and Teachers in the Primary School
Author: Len Frobisher
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
"Organised into 21 independent modules covering number concepts and systems, the four number operations and pre-algebra, the book provides models for pupils' learning as well as seeking to develop the reader's own understanding of the subject"--Back cover.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Steve Kennewell,John Parkinson,Howard Tanner
This book is designed specifically for students training to teach ICT as a curriculum subject at secondary level. It develops the key ideas of teaching and learning ICT in a structured, accessible way, and provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for the learning teacher. Key areas covered are: the place and nature of ICT as a curriculum subject analyzing and developing subject knowledge planning schemes of work, individual lessons, activities and resources monitoring, assessment and exams ICT across the curriculum differentiation and special educational needs professional development. Throughout the book there are useful tasks and activities to help student-teachers analyze their own teaching and explore the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teacher of ICT. Rooted in best practice and up-to-the-minute research, this book is also the ideal refresher for more experienced ICT teachers.
A practical guide for primary school teachers
Author: Emma Caulfield
Written by an experienced teacher and literacy consultant, Planning to Teach Writing offers an easy-to-use, tried-and-tested framework that will reduce teachers’ planning time while raising standards in writing. Using the circles planning approach, it provides fresh inspiration for teachers who want to engage and enthuse their pupils, with exciting and varied hooks into writing, including picture books, short stories, novels and films. Exploring effective assessment practice, each chapter puts the needs and interests of pupils at the forefront of planning, and models how to design units of work that will lead to high-quality writing outcomes in any primary school classroom. The book uses a simple formula for success: 1 Find the gaps in learning for your students. 2 Choose a hook that you know will engage your students. 3 Select a unit plan that you know will support you to get the best writing out of your students. 4 Tailor it. 5 Teach it! With a fantastic range of hooks to inspire teaching and learning, Planning to Teach Writing ensures successful planning that will maximise engagement, enjoyment and achievement. This book is an accessible and necessary resource for any teacher planning to teach writing in their classroom.
Learning to teach mathematics in the primary school
Author: Paul Killen,Sarah Hindhaugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
What, how and why? If you don't really understand the content of the primary mathematics curriculum, how can you teach it? This beautiful full colour book is here to help. It covers all you need to know to be an effective teacher of primary mathematics. It shows you how to explore number, shape and pattern with the children you teach. It examines what we mean by 'mastery of mathematics' and reviews what we can learn from Asian maths teaching methods. It helps you to see how areas of mathematics fit together and how you can support children to build their own understanding of the subject. This book goes beyond showing you how to teach. It shows you that process is as important as product. That getting it wrong can be as useful as getting it right and that children can't really learn the what without understanding the why.
Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning
Author: Katherine S. McKnight,Mary Scruggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.
A Companion to School Experience
Author: Chris Philpott
Publisher: Psychology Press
Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary Schoolis intended to support student-teachers, newly qualified teachers and more experienced music teachers in their professional development. Topics covered include: the place of music in the curriculum the nature of musical learning planning, managing and assessing musical learning school examinations and music music outside of the curriculum. One of the main premises of the book is that music needs to be taught 'musically', with specific reference to both the nature of music itself and its metaphorical significance. It is important that music itself guides what goes on in the music classroom if we are to motivate our pupils and help them to fulfil their potential as musicians. This book will help student-teachers to develop their subject knowledge, teaching skills, understanding of the wider issues and their ability to reflect on classroom practice.
Author: Timothy D. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.
Author: Clare Benson,Suzanne Lawson
Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences. Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include: Understanding links between D&T and creativity Creating a foundation for D&T in the early years Using objects, books and real-life contexts as imaginative starting points Developing designerly thinking Making the most of construction kits Helping children draw to develop their ideas Encouraging dialogic talk in D&T to drive learning Exploring food as a creative resource Practical approaches to embedding IT and programming in the curriculum Taking learning outside the classroom. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.
Author: Stephen Scoffham
Teaching Geography Creatively was Winner of the Geographical Association Gold Award 2014 This fully updated second edition of Teaching Geography Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and experienced teachers. Packed full of practical approaches for bringing the teaching of geography to life, it offers a range of innovative ideas for exploring physical geography, human geography and environmental issues. Underpinned by the very latest research and theory, expert authors from schools and universities explore the inter-relationship between creativity and learning, and consider how creativity can enhance pupils’ motivation, self-image and well-being. Two brand new chapters focus on creative approaches to learning about the physical world, as well as the value of alternative learning settings. Further imaginative ideas include: games and starter activities as entry points for creative learning how to keep geography messy the outdoors and learning beyond the classroom how to teach geography using your local area the links between geography and other areas of the curriculum looking at geography, creativity and the future fun and games in geography engaging with the world through picture-books teaching about sustainability. With contemporary, cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Geography Creatively is an essential read for all trainee and practicing teachers, offering a variety of practical strategies to create a fun and stimulating learning environment. In the process it offers a pedagogy that respects the integrity of children as joyful and imaginative learners and which offers a vision of how geography can contribute to constructing a better and more equitable world.
Author: Dan Davies,Deb McGregor
How can you unlock your own creativity to help children learn science creatively? How do you bring the world of ‘real science’ into the classroom? Where does science fit in a creative curriculum? This second edition of Teaching Science Creatively has been fully updated to reflect new research, initiatives and developments in the field. It offers innovative starting points to enhance your teaching and highlights curiosity, observation, exploration and enquiry as central components of children’s creative learning in science. Illustrated throughout with examples from the classroom and beyond, the book explores how creative teaching can harness children’s sense of wonder about the world around them. With easily accessible chapters, it offers a comprehensive introduction to the core elements of creative science learning, supporting both teacher and child in developing scientific concepts and skills. The book explores key issues such as: • the links between scientific and creative processes • how to teach creatively, and for creativity • the role of play in early scientific learning • developing scientific understanding through drama (new) • using the outdoors in science • how theories of learning relate to children’s creative development • teaching science topics in innovative and creative ways – games, drama, role play, puppets, mini-safaris and welly walks! Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Science Creatively introduces fresh ideas to support and motivate both new and experienced primary teachers. It is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to incorporate creative approaches to teaching science in their classroom.
Author: Stephen Pickering
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Teaching Outdoors Creatively offers guidance and a variety of exciting ideas to suit the full range of primary schools and locations. Underpinned by current research and practical experience, it investigates innovative approaches to working creatively with children beyond the classroom. While recognising the diverse needs and opportunities that primary schools have to develop the outdoors as part of their curriculum, it presents a broad range of activities, philosophies and approaches. Key themes explored include: Understanding and using local and home environments Investigating streets and buildings in your area Planning fieldwork Using rivers to inspire children Forest schools Beach schools Physical education outdoors Learning through adventure. Teaching Outdoors Creatively supports teaching and learning in a wide range of settings, from schools in rural and urban areas, to off-site outdoor education centres and residential visits. With a focus on developing effective and stimulating learning environments for children it is a must-have resource for all busy trainee and practising teachers.
Author: Ian Pickup,Lawry Price,Julie Shaughnessy,Jon Spence,Maxine Trace
This book encourages effective teaching and learning in primary physical education, supporting the reader in meeting the QTS Standards and beyond. It explores the importance of PE for children's learning and advocates a developmental approach to teaching; it also examines a model of professional practice based on personal reflection and self-appraisal, and emphasises the importance of continuing professional development. A rich selection of practical activities is provided, which cater for children's learning needs across the primary years. Content is related to current agendas and issues, including the Primary National Strategy, Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the forthcoming Olympics.
A practical guide to School-based training and placements
Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: Learning Matters
Full of practical help and guidance, this is a must have for primary trainees on school experience, whether they are in a school-based or university-based teacher training programme. It begins by helping trainees to plan their own journey through training and beyond. Taking control of their own training in this way supports student teachers to approach the course with confidence, and secure their first teaching job. The book provides guidance on: adapting to working in school observing, planning and evaluating in school teaching on placement assessing, monitoring and reporting on children's progress self-evaluation and how to pre-empt and resolve issues securing the first teaching job and succeeding in the NQT year For student teachers, the experience of school-based training is exciting but also challenging - this book supports them throughout and prepares them for the journey ahead. Student feedback on this book: "Having been on a variety of teaching placements myself, I know just how daunting and overwhelming experiences in school can be at times – even with a supportive mentor by your side! Hence, I felt that this book can smooth out and rectify those worries one may face during a school placement, and offers the reader a realistic insight into school experiences. In my opinion, the most useful chapter by far is the ‘Moving On’ chapter near the end of the book. This explains how to conclude a school placement, what to expect from an interview, and even how to set out a CV for a teaching position. This was not something I expected to find in this book however it was very much welcomed and is, in fact, a very important, valuable part of the book. This is the type of book you can buy on your very first day of teacher training and use well into your days as a newly qualified teacher." - Jasmin, Primary Teacher Trainee (University of Northampton)
Exploring Primary Computing Through Practical Activities Away from the Computer
Author: Helen Caldwell,Neil Smith
Publisher: Learning Matters
Teaching primary computing without computers? The Computing curriculum is a challenge for primary school teachers. The realities of primary school resources mean limited access to computer hardware. But computing is about more than computers. Important aspects of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science can be taught without any hardware. Children can learn to analyse problems and computational terms and apply computational thinking to solve problems without turning on a computer. This book shows you how you can teach computing through ‘unplugged’ activities. It provides lesson examples and everyday activities to help teachers and pupils explore computing concepts in a concrete way, accelerating their understanding and grasp of key ideas such as abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. The unplugged approach is physical and collaborative, using kinaesthetic learning to help make computing concepts more meaningful and memorable. This book will help you to elevate your teaching, and your children's learning of computing beyond the available hardware. It focuses on the building blocks of understanding required for computation thinking.
From pedagogy to practice
Author: Gary Beauchamp
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Now fully updated to reflect recent changes in the curriculum, Computing and ICT in the Primary School encourages teachers, and pupils, to realise the potential of a full range of ICT and computing resources. Tackling computing head on, this book enables trainee and experienced teachers to better understand what computing is and how to use ICT effectively in teaching and learning. It is not a ‘how to’ guide or a collection of lesson plans, but instead balances research-based theory with everyday experiences, challenging readers to understand teaching methods and how they translate into a range of suitable teaching and learning strategies using ICT. This book offers primary teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess creatively to enhance learning across the whole curriculum. This second edition includes updates of all chapters and completely new chapters on: • mobile technologies • social media, and • modern foreign languages. Gary Beauchamp places theory and practice hand in hand, providing a uniquely relatable resource based on his own teaching practice, classroom experience and research. This text is crucial reading for both serving teachers and those in training on undergraduate and PGCE courses, Education Studies courses and MA (Ed) programmes.