50 Quick Ways to Support Less-Able Learners

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530909452

Category:

Page: 86

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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.

50 Quick Ways to Stretch and Challenge More-Able Students

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907076

Category:

Page: 76

View: 7405

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.
Education

101 Classroom Games

Energize Learning in Any Subject

Author: Gareth Long,Harvey Grout,Stuart Taylor

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736095101

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 2916

"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.
Education

100 Ideas for Lesson Planning

Author: Anthony Haynes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826483089

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 1340

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.
Education

100 Ideas for Teaching Geography

Author: Andy Leeder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441121803

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 6326

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.
Education

Brilliant Secondary School Teacher

What You Need to Know to Be a Truly Outstanding Teacher

Author: David Torn,Peter Bennett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273735649

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 7487

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
Education

Digital Literacy Skills for FE Teachers

Author: Jonathan White

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473908272

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5932

Effective digital skills are essential for all teachers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector. This text brings together important theory and research around digital literacy and outlines what this means for teaching in the sector. It is a practical guide that: introduces different types of web-based technologies and explores how they can be used in teaching provides guidance on the digital skills teachers and tutors need and how they can be developed examines issues of digital safety, security and responsibility and how online learning communities can be accessed applies critical thinking, creativity and responsibility to the processes of using digital technologies inside and outside of the classroom Providing a comprehensive framework, underpinned by the standards through which to develop digital literacy skills, this is an essential resource for those teaching or training to teach in the FE and Skills sector.
Education

The Ultimate Supply Teacher's Handbook

Author: Deborah Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826496263

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2400

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.
Fiction

Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765394863

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8329

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?
Education

Teaching Backwards

Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909348

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 703

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.
Education

Outstanding Teaching

Engaging Learners

Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845908244

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 7888

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.
Fiction

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 1709

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Education

Hacking Education

10 Quick Fixes for Every School

Author: Mark Barnes,Jennifer Gonzalez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104909

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2254

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.
Education

The Little Book of Inspirational Teaching Activities

Bringing NLP into the classroom

Author: David Hodgson

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590429X

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 1432

A collection of activities developed and used with teenagers all over the country that are short, easy to follow and engaging. They can be used as one off activities to spice up a session or can be put together to form one hour lessons or even whole day events. There are suggested combinations of activities to suit different topics such as PSHE, Successful Revision/Learning, SEAL.
Education

Hacking Engagement

50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily

Author: James Alan Sturtevant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104961

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 2518

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.
Education

Practical Ideas, Games and Activities for the Primary Classroom

Author: Paul Barron

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292001291

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 1660

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.
Biography & Autobiography

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 6613

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

How to Develop Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

The Complete Guide

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534830318

Category:

Page: 152

View: 2678

How can we help our students become more resilient, more determined and happier to embrace challenges? What can we do to change how they think about mistakes? And how can we help them appreciate that targeted effort is the number one path to mastery? In this timely and compelling book, bestselling author Mike Gershon presents you with everything you need to develop growth mindsets in your classroom. Calling on a wealth of teaching and training experience, Mike sets out the different areas of pedagogy you need to focus on, then gives you the practical strategies you can use to make change happen. With more than 200 exemplar questions and over sixty strategies, activities and techniques, this book is your go to guide for establishing, cultivating and sustaining growth mindsets in the students you teach. It's the starting point for your growth mindsets journey. Chapters Include: - Getting the Language Right - Changing how Students Perceive Mistakes - Targeting Student Effort - Giving Great Feedback - Thinking About Thinking - Creating a Challenge Culture - Engaging Parents with Growth Mindsets Mike is the author of over 80 books and guides covering different areas of classroom practice. His online resources have been viewed and downloaded more than 3.5 million times. You can find out more at www.mikegershon.com and www.gershongrowthmindsets.com
Juvenile Fiction

The Hunger Games: Special Edition

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545229937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6141

This Special Edition of The Hunger Games includes the most extensive interview Suzanne Collins has given since the publication of The Hunger Games; an absorbing behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series; and an engaging archival conversation between Suzanne Collins and YA legend Walter Dean Myers on writing about war. The Special Edition answers many questions fans have had over the years, and gives great insight into the creation of this era-defining work. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.