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Bloomsbury Cpd Library Secondary Curriculum And Assessment Design

Author : Summer Turner
ISBN : 9781472928511
Genre : Education
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In the past few years, the way we think about assessment has undergone a revolution. From the re-organisation of qualifications and examinations at national level (including removing National Curriculum levels at secondary school) to the increasing focus on active research to develop feedback strategies with a measurable impact, assessment has never been so much at the forefront of educational thought. While previously assessment was bound to the curriculum, now there is a demand for schools to develop assessment systems that are merely driven by it. Despite raising serious questions and challenges, these dramatic changes provide a reason for teachers to evaluate their practice. Simultaneously, the nature of CPD has been reinvigorated in the 'digital age', with teachers galvanised by online resources, Twitter and educational blogs. The result? Teachers can take their development into their own hands, and re-professionalise teaching! Bringing together these two movements, this book provides an opportunity for teachers to grasp what formative assessment means, how it complements the curriculum when used effectively, how to employ it in their classroom and school, and how they can improve their assessment systems and practice within the classroom. Divided into two parts, train yourself and teach others, this book will dispel concerns, and help teachers and school leaders to embrace and excel in all areas of formative assessment!

100 Ideas For Teaching Design And Technology

Author : David Spendlove
ISBN : 9781441107152
Genre : Education
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Useful and resourceful - this book is ideal for trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers alike. *100 inspirational ideas on teaching, learning and assessing design and technology *Each one has been successfully tried and tested *Ideas range from understanding the place design and technology has in the modern school to creative teaching strategies.

Bloomsbury Cpd Library Marking And Feedback

Author : Sarah Findlater
ISBN : 9781472918185
Genre : Education
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Brand new title to launch the Bloomsbury CPD Library, a new series of books that provides primary and secondary teachers with affordable, comprehensive and accessible 'do-it-yourself' continuing professional development (CPD). Marking and Feedback is a key area that every primary and secondary teacher must excel in. This book is a full guide to marking and feedback and will help teachers assess what level they are currently at and highlight the areas they need to improve. It provides an introduction to the main marking and feedback approaches and theory as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom straight away. There is also a strong focus on long-term development and progression of practice with evaluation strategies and questionnaires. The book is split into two sections: Train yourself and Train others, so it can be used by individual teachers to improve their own practice as well as by those looking for CPD training plans - either for a one off session, or a whole school programme. Books will be available in full paperback and ebook version, as well as in 2 seperate ebooks: Train yourself and train others. All of the authors will be specifically chosen because they are experts in their fields and because they are still working in schools. Every title will therefore be full of really up to date and original ideas, practical advice and achievable aims. The aim of the series will be to include the reader in a network of experts and teachers sharing ideas and working together to continually develop and improve.

Bloomsbury Cpd Library Independent Learning

Author : John L. Taylor
ISBN : 9781472945792
Genre : Education
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Independent learning is an ideal which many teachers aspire to but find difficult to achieve. This book provides ten training plans that enable you to easily deliver hours of CPD sessions in your school. All presentations and hand-outs are provided in the book and online, making Bloomsbury CPD Library: Independent Learning all you need to help your students think independently, for a richer learning experience, and to impress inspectors. It is common for school inspectors to comment on the need for students to learn more independently, and from higher education admissions officers and employers there is a constant call for students to be better equipped to be able to learn and think for themselves. Students themselves enjoy and benefit from lessons in which they are given the opportunity to begin to take charge of the learning process, particularly when there is space for them to explore and inquire into topics that grab their attention. At the same time, there is enormous pressure on schools to 'teach to the test', leading many teachers to feel that they have to play safe and cannot risk giving their students genuine responsibility for their own learning, lest results suffer. Critics also argue that students need to be taught directly, as the capacity for meaningful inquiry is not one that most students possess, and even when it is present, the open-ended nature of the inquiry process can make learning inefficient. In this book, John L. Taylor shows how the rhetoric about independent learning can be turned into a practical reality. The book explores the foundations of effective learning and demonstrates how it is possible to implement an approach to learning which encourages students to learn to think for themselves. It shows how by teaching students to think better, teachers can ensure that they both succeed in jumping assessment hurdles and also enjoy a richer, more meaningful educational experience.

Bloomsbury Cpd Library Using Technology In The Classroom

Author : José Picardo
ISBN : 9781472943378
Genre : Education
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. The provision of technology focused CPD is often based on the 'whizz and bang' approach, promoting the use of eye-catching digital tools and equipment in classrooms without due consideration to pedagogical factors and, crucially, the individual school's context. José Picardo's new book will consider how technology is used in schools and provide research-informed strategies to help improve teaching and learning by using technology effectively. It focuses on the need to train staff in the skills required to choose the right technology to have lasting impact and combines not only information about how technology can best work in the classroom, but also what makes great teaching and how technology can complement this. The goal of the book is to help teachers integrate technology seamlessly into daily practice so that technology is used almost reflexively, effectively and without fuss. It also provides guidance on how to integrate this methodology and way of thinking across your school as well as training other teachers to successfully choose and use the best technology for their subject and their students. The book provides ten ready-to-use training plans, equating to a cost of just £2.30 per CPD session!

100 Ideas For Primary Teachers Homework

Author : Jenna Lucas
ISBN : 9781472944726
Genre : Education
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This new addition to the bestselling 100 Ideas series is filled with fun and creative activities to develop learning in a range of curriculum areas, including quick-fire games to support mental maths and spelling, activities to sustain emotional and physical wellbeing, and more challenging tasks designed to build children's knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Perfect for NQTs and more experienced teachers looking for alternative ideas and inspiration for setting homework, this book will encourage teachers to move away from everyday worksheets, to more practical and accessible activities that are sure to engage children (and parents), and help learning at home complement learning in the classroom.

Bloomsbury Cpd Library Mentoring And Coaching

Author : Marcella McCarthy
ISBN : 9781472937124
Genre : Education
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Mentoring and coaching are positive and encouraging ways for schools to manage staff performance and leadership development, but turning to outside bodies for training and expertise can be expensive and time-consuming. Internally equipping staff with the skills to coach others is a fantastic way to overcome this boundary and, over time, these highly transferable skills will further teachers' professional development and help them realise their career ambitions. In Bloomsbury CPD Library: Mentoring and Coaching, Marcella McCarthy draws on her experiences as a school leader to explain different theories of coaching and mentoring, examine research and demonstrate its advantages in various situations, so as to guide you step-by-step through practical methods of coaching and mentoring that can be easily implemented in your own school. There are example scenarios to tackle that will prepare you for a multitude of real-life situations and the easy-to-understand, concise methods of self-evaluation help ensure that mentors track their development and continuously improve their approach.

Bloomsbury Cpd Library Stretch And Challenge

Author : Debbie Light
ISBN : 9781472928412
Genre : Education
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In the past schools have labelled the most able students in a class or year group as 'gifted and talented'. While segregating these students may help them to achieve their academic potential, there is little benefit in this practice for their 'less able' classmates. Even less so for those who are left in the middle space, identified as neither highly academic nor severely struggling. The Stretch and Challenge model focuses on setting high expectations for all students, regardless of their ability. Encouraging all children to meet universally high targets introduces flexibility between, otherwise rigid, ability groups, and gives children greater opportunities to exceed. Split into two parts, Stretch and Challenge focuses on different ways of thinking about and implementing this model in school. Debbie Light begins by helping teachers to create a culture of high expectations in their classroom by setting challenging learning objectives, creating opportunities for students to develop independence and supporting students, as they become resilient learners. The second half of the book advises teachers how to create an inclusive learning environment where all children feel challenged by encouraging teacher questioning, designing tasks, grouping students and effectively using teaching assistants. Filled with honest, experienced and undeniably helpful advice, Debbie Light's Stretch and Challenge is a must have guide for all teachers who want to collectively maximize their students' learning and achievement.

Outstanding Formative Assessment Culture And Practice

Author : Shirley Clarke
ISBN : 9781471829482
Genre : Study Aids
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Best-selling author Shirley Clarke provides a wealth of high quality ideas, practical strategies, classroom examples and whole-school case studies for teachers in primary and secondary schools. The most comprehensive of Shirley Clarke's titles includes extensive examples and realia, in full colour. The book is clearly structured around the ways in which teachers actually teach, with QR coded web video clips to illustrate key points in action. - Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors - Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing their prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learnt and what still needs to be developed - Develops learning by helping children articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement - Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools Chapters include: 1. Laying the foundations 2. Effective starts to lessons 3. Developing the learning 4. Effective ends to lessons 5. Whole school development

Teaching For Mastery In Writing

Author : Mike Cain
ISBN : 9781472949868
Genre : Education
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Teaching for Mastery in Writing provides a practical approach to developing mastery in writing which helps all primary children to develop their skills and inspires a love of writing. This innovative book follows an approach that integrates mastery into existing teaching sequences – an approach which aims to improve the writing ability of all children, not just the more able. Writing is a tough discipline for children in today's primary schools. The number of skills they are expected to learn is a source of amazement to many adults outside education. It is no easier to teach, not least because of the many and varied demands on schools, including the National Curriculum, SPaG tests, assessment frameworks and inspections. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that teachers focus on helping children become the most effective communicators they can be through the medium of writing. Throughout the book, Mike Cain promotes the importance of a classroom culture characterised by focused talk and reasoning, and provides lots of ideas for challenging children in their writing through the development of key learning dispositions and critical thinking skills.

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