Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides the fundamental knowledge for becoming a great teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches it covers everything you need to know from preparing for your teaching practice to getting your first job.
Harnessing a range of simple, but powerful techniques, the book shows you how you can translate the Teachers’ Standards into your own classroom practice and provide the evidence that you have met them. It also demystifies what the best teachers know and do instinctively to create students who want to learn and get a buzz from developing new skills. The book is structured in clear sections which are then divided into short, easy-to-absorb units offering clear, straightforward advice on all aspects of teaching including:
the application and recruitment process for training
helping students’ achieve good progress
planning, differentiation and assessment
using language effectively in the classroom
managing parents’ evenings
being an effective tutor
how to have lunch!
With talking points to encourage reflection and a wide range of examples to illustrate practice, Teach Now! The Essentials of Teaching provides expert guidance as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding teacher.
- Seth Godin
Tim writes with flair ... A book you can read, dip into, come back to, and I can imagine these pages appearing on a student or teachers desk to inspire, contemplate, or react to.
- John Hattie
If you are after a compendium of detailed lesson plans, this is not the book for you.
If you want to hear from a self-professed teaching guru, this is not the book for you.
If you believe the road to being an effective teacher is paved with uncertainty, contradictions and mistakes...this may be the book for you.
Designed to be unlike any other education book, 88 Ideas to Teach More Effectively is packed with practical wisdom to encourage teachers to maximise their impact and be happier.
This book aims to challenge and inspire students, teachers and everyone involved in education, no matter what their background. All will find value in reading this concise and accessible book.
Combined with 88 entertaining, full-colour illustrations this book is basically a chocolate bar that’s good for you!
Hook ‘em early;
Forget being the favourite;
Say I don’t know;
Removing your emotions
You will feel terrible sometimes;
You’re not "just a teacher";
Don’t miss an opportunity.
88 Ideas to Teach More Effectivelyis an invaluable guide for students, teachers and newly qualified teachers who are wanting to reflect on their role and impact...plus, it has pretty pictures.
Create an "active classroom" with active workstations and fitness areas to keep students alert and engaged throughout the day;
Gradually introduce physical activities into your everyday classroom routine;
Use interactive technology to teach your students about health and fitness;
Try out a variety of activities and exercises to reduce stress, help students focus, promote teamwork, build core strength and balance, and more;
Make STEM classes more exciting with hands-on activities, projects, and real-world problems, all while getting your students up and moving.
These activities are easy to implement and are designed to improve one’s physical and mental capabilities, as well as increase enjoyment of learning for happier, healthier, higher-achieving students.
Debates in English Teaching explores the major issues all English teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.
Key issues debated include:
the professional identity of English teachers
attitudes to correctness in grammar and standard English
the importance of the media and new technologies
social class and literacy
the nature of the dialogic classroom
the role of wider reading
the politics of early literacy.
With its combination of expert opinion and fresh insight, Debates in English Teaching is the ideal companion for all student and practising teachers engaged in initial training, continuing professional development and master’s level study.
Changes in the Third EditionNew Glossary - brief summaries in the text direct readers to the Companion Website to read the entire entries New analysis of the current accountability movement in schools including the charter school movement. More international references clearly connected to international contexts More narratives invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation Companion Website–new for this edition
`A very well-respected book [and a] Curriculum classic...[which offers] balance to current official publications...One of its strengths is the coherent argument that runs throughout. It is very much a product of the wide knowledge and experience of the author.' - Jenny Houssart, Senior Lecturer, Department of Learning, Curriculum & Communication, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Praise for previous editions:
`I use this book as an essential course text for a module on curriculum theory. It is an excellent text for the whole course'
`Vic Kelly's writing is always concise and informative, but also at times challenging'
`A most comprehensive text that takes the reader beyond content/balance issues values, beliefs and assumptions on the curriculum'
This is the sixth edition of a book that has been regularly revised and updated since it was first published in the mid-1970s. A V Kelly's now classic work focuses on the philosophical and political dimensions of curriculum, and especially on the implications for schools and societies of various forms of curriculum.
The book outlines what form a curriculum should take if it is concerned to promote a genuine form of education for a genuinely democratic society. Kelly summarises and explains the main aspects of curriculum theory, and shows how these can and should be translated into practice, in order to create an educational and democratic curriculum for all schools at all levels.
The book also seeks to show that the politicization of the school curriculum has led to the establishment of policies and practices which demonstrate a failure to understand these principles of curriculum theory and practice. As a result, policies and practices have been implemented which fall short of being adequate.
In view of the rapid pace of educational change imposed by various governments over the last 35 years, including New Labour, this book is more relevant than ever.