Written in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Shaun Allison goes back to his roots as a science teacher and aims to inspire a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to science teaching. Designed for secondary and upper-primary teachers, Making Every Science Lesson Count offers manageable and gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent science teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is held together by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that science teachers can put to use immediately. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-changing goalposts, this precise and timely book returns to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: ?What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future? For science teachers of pupils aged 11 - 16 years.
Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby examine the evidence behind what makes great teaching and explore how to implement this in the classroom to make a difference to learning. They distil teaching and learning down into six core principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and show how these can inspire an ethos of excellence and growth, not only in individual classrooms but across a whole school too. Combining robust evidence from a range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced, effective classroom teachers, the book is a complete toolkit of strategies that teachers can use every lesson to make that lesson count. There are no gimmicky ideas here - just high impact, focused teaching that results in great learning, every lesson, every day. To demonstrate how attainable this is, the book contains a number of case studies from a number of professionals who are successfully embedding a culture of excellence and growth in their schools. Making Every Lesson Count offers an evidence-informed alternative to restrictive Ofsted-driven definitions of great teaching, empowering teachers to deliver great lessons and celebrate high-quality practice. Suitable for all teachers - including trainee teachers, NQTs, and experienced teachers - who want quick and easy ways to enhance their practice and make every lesson count.
Making Every Geography Lesson Count maps out the key elements of effective geography teaching and shows teachers how to develop students' grasp of the subject over time. Mark Enser's all-encompassing yet concise addition to Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby's award-winning Making Every Lesson Count series is underpinned by the six pedagogical principles which are common to all the books in the series - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic strategies that geography teachers can use to develop teaching and learning in their classroom. Written for new and experienced geography teachers alike, Making Every Geography Lesson Count provides effective strategies which will enable teachers to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding with a series of questions that will inspire reflective thought and help teachers relate the content to their own classroom practice Part of the Making Every Lesson Count series. The award-winning title Making Every Lesson Count has now inspired a whole series of books. Each of the books in the series are held together by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provide simple, realistic classroom strategies that teachers can use to develop the teaching and learning in their classroom.
Equips MFL teachers with actionable techniques geared to enhance their students' linguistic awareness and to help them transfer the target language into long-term memory. James Maxwell eloquently marries evidence-based practice with collective experience, and, in doing so, inspires a challenging approach to secondary school MFL teaching.
Gives English lessons the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count treatment. This book aims to inspire a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to English teaching. Designed for secondary and upper-primary teachers, Making Every English Lesson Count offers manageable and gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent English teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is held together by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that English teachers can put to use immediately. It also points a sceptical finger at the fashions and myths that have pervaded English teaching over the past decade or so - such as the idea that English is a skills-based subject and the belief that students can make huge progress in reading and writing in a single lesson. Instead, Andy Tharby puts the teaching of conceptual knowledge, vocabulary and challenging literature in the foreground and shows you how to help your students develop their reading and writing proficiency over time. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-changing goalposts, this precise and timely book returns to the fundamental question that all English teachers must ask: 'What can I do to help my students to become confident and competent readers and writers?' For English teachers of pupils aged 11 - 16 years.
In Making Every Maths Lesson Count: Six principles to support great maths teaching, experienced maths teacher and lecturer Emma McCrea takes away the guesswork as she sums up the key components of effective maths teaching. Maths classrooms are incredibly complex places. At any given time, the factors influencing the effectiveness of your teaching are boundless and this can lead to relying on intuition as to what might work best. This book aims to signpost a route through this complexity. Writing in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Emma McCrea helps teachers to move beyond trial and error by sharing evidence-informed tips and suggestions on how they can nudge the impact of their teaching in the right direction. Making Every Maths Lesson Count is underpinned by six pedagogical principles challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning and presents 52 high-impact strategies designed to streamline teacher workload and ramp up the level of challenge in the maths classroom. The book draws out the key findings from the latest research on memory, learning and motivation and each chapter features numerous worked examples to demonstrate the theory in action, together with a concluding series of questions that will help maths practitioners relate the content to their own classroom practice. Furthermore, Emma's writing offers clarity around the language of maths teaching and learning, and also delves into the finer points of how to identify and address any misconceptions that students may hold. Written for new and experienced practitioners alike, this gimmick-free guide provides sensible solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-based approach to the teaching of maths. Suitable for maths teachers of students aged 11 to 18 years, and for primary school maths specialists.
In How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone: The art and science of teacher explanation, Andy Tharby talks teachers through a set of remarkably simple techniques that will help revolutionise the precision and clarity of their message.Explanation is an art form, albeit a slightly mysterious one. We know a great explanation when we see or hear one, yet nevertheless we struggle to pin down the intricacies of the craft Just how exactly is it done?In How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone, Andy Tharby eloquently explores the art and science of this undervalued skill and illustrates how improving the quality of explanation can improve the quality of learning. Delving into the wonder of metaphor, the brilliance of repetition and the timeless benefits of storytelling, Andy sets out an evidence-informed approach that will enable teachers to explain tricky concepts so well that their students will not only understand them perfectly, but remember them forever too.By bringing together evidence and ideas from a wide range of sourcs including cognitive science, educational research and the study of linguistics the book examines how the most effective writers and speakers manage to transform even the most messy, complicated idea into a thing of wondrous, crystalline clarity. Then, by provoking greater thought and contemplation around language choices in the classroom, Andy spells out how the practical tools and techniques discussed can be put into practice.Andy also puts the important role of learner autonomy in context, recognising that there is a time for teachers to talk and a time for pupils to lead their own learning and contends that, in most cases, teachers should first lay out the premise before opening the space for interrogation. Ultimately, How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone argues that good teaching is not about talking more or less, but about talking better.Brimming with sensible advice applicable to a range of settings and subjects, this book is suitable for teachers and educators of learners aged 7 to 16
In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'
Author: British Columbia. Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
Publisher: Citizens' Assembly
Category: Election law
The first part of this technical report briefly reviews the current system of voting in British Columbia, then describes the single transferable voting process that has been recommended for adoption by the Citizen's Assembly on Electoral Reform. The second part describes the work of the Assembly its selection phase, learning phase, public hearings phase, and the final deliberation phase when the recommendations on electoral reform were made. It also summarizes an evaluation of the Assembly's work and the Assembly's activities in communications & public awareness. The final part contains supporting materials including a history of the Assembly, information on the approach used to select Assembly members, documents used in the selection phase, and a glossary.