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Supporting Numeracy

Author : Ashley Compton
ISBN : 9781446265727
Genre : Education
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Numeracy is a core subject in schools, and this book will provide those supporting children in this subject area with tried and tested strategies for working with students, as well as the tools to improve their own subject knowledge. Advice is given on how to: " provide an overview of key maths topics; " introduce students to key issues surrounding the teaching of numeracy; " support learners who find it difficult to understand concepts, and stretch those who have grasped them easily; " show how numeracy links with other areas of the curriculum, and with everyday life. Each chapter covers a different aspect of mathematics, highlighting key teaching points and common misconceptions. Case studies from teaching assistants bring the topics alive, and there are tasks for the reader to try out, which will them develop their own understanding. This book is essential for reading for all teaching assistants and support staff in early years and primary settings. It is particularly useful for those studying for a Foundation Degree.

Supporting Language And Communication

Author : Rosemary Sage
ISBN : 9781847878250
Genre : Education
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'This is a readable book that has a lot of content at a level that teaches the reader about Language and Communication while at the same time guiding him/her to develop professionally by providing frequent activities....It is a very good resource for frequent referral and consultation' - Naplic Anyone working with children knows about the current debate surrounding the need for development of effective communication skills. This book examines aspects of communication, and considers how a positive learning environment can nurture a good understanding of communication. Teaching Assistants will find this book helps them to acquire a portfolio of skills and strategies that they can call on to provide optimum support when working with children in a variety of situations. Contents include: - an exploration of current issues, such as the difference between home and school language - how to communicate material and information effectively to pupils so that learning is optimised - a consideration of the needs of particular groups of speakers - what might be the consequences of poor communication skills, and how to address these difficulties The content of the book relates to both Early Years and Primary, and there are case studies from a variety of settings. Anyone studying for a Foundation Degree, or working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, will find this book meets their needs. Rosemary SAGE is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, and is also the director of the Centre for Innovation in Research for Educational Achievement. She runs a variety of LEA course for teaching assistants around the country. She has published extensively, mostly with a focus on communication. Min Wilkie is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies for Teaching Assistants at the University of Leicester.

Doing Action Research

Author : Claire Taylor
ISBN : 9781446226766
Genre : Education
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'The clear intention of the authors is to motivate, persuade and give confidence to those who might otherwise think that research can only be carried out by teams of university staff' - ESCalate Most Teaching Assistants (TAs) studying for Foundation Degrees need to do Action Research projects. This book acts as an introduction to research methods, and will be especially useful if you are doing such work for the first time. It: " introduces the basic principles and practice of research methods; " provides an overview of the processes involved in Action Research; " shows you how to identify an issue, design and carry out a course of action and evaluate the impact of this action; " uses real case studies from practising TAs. The content of the book relates to both Early Years and Primary settings, and there are case studies from a variety of settings. Anyone studying for a Foundation Degree, or working towards HLTA status, will find this book meets their needs. Claire Taylor is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln. Min Wilkie is Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Educational Studies for Teaching Assistants at the University of Leicester. Judith Baser has worked in a wide range of educational settings, including 5 years as a teaching assistant. More recently, she has run training courses for teaching assistants in ways to support children's learning and development.

Teaching Assistant S Handbook

Author : Janet Kay
ISBN : 0826454992
Genre : Education
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Teaching assistants have a valuable, responsible and professional role to play in developing children's education. Learning how to fulfil that role effectively is not easy. Here, Janet Kay provides a practical and reliable guide to the job. Covering all aspects of the work, from understanding children's learning and the curriculum through to assessment and management, this book provides accessible support and guidance for in-service and trainee teaching assistants.Complete with case studies, self-assessment and suggestions on how to explore issues further, Teaching Assistant's Handbook provides an authoritative one-stop resource for all in the profession.

Teaching Assistant S Handbook

Author : Teena Kamen
ISBN : 034095938X
Genre : Education
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A comprehensive and practical guide to supporting the development of children and young people in a variety of educational settings including primary, secondary and special schools as well as extended schools. It also includes exercises to develop the TA's personal and professional skills as well as key tasks which contribute to portfolio of evidence. Ideal for all Level 2 and 3 NVQ and SVQ Teaching Assistants and support staff, Teaching Assistant's Handbook 2nd edition is fully updated in line with the new National Occupational Standards.

Every Child Matters

Author : Rita Cheminais
ISBN : 9781134047079
Genre : Education
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This essential and ground-breaking resource for all practising and aspiring teaching assistants brings together all the crucial information necessary to support the full diversity of learners, from Early Years to Key Stage 4 in one comprehensive volume. Based on the revised National Occupational Standards for teaching assistants, this book effectively supports the personalised learning and Every Child Matters (ECM) well being of children and young people in schools. Coverage includes: an overview of the Every Child Matters change for children programme and how this informs the role of the teaching assistant working in multi-disciplinary school personalised learning and well being teams applying existing practical strategies to develop children and young people’s skills as confident, collaborative and independent learners who experience positive ECM outcomes monitoring and evaluating the impact of teaching assistant support in improving the ECM outcomes how teaching assistants can meet the requirements of the OFSTED inspection process. This accessible, user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable materials, templates, and positive solution-focused advice to support busy teaching assistants. Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants provides a clear description of what the ECM agenda means for TAs and how it will impact on their role. It is also a valuable resource for all those line managing and supporting the continuing professional development of teaching assistants, from local authorities, FE and HE organisations.

Perspectives On Transitions In Schooling And Instructional Practice

Author : Susan E. Elliott-Johns
ISBN : 9781442667112
Genre : Education
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Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice examines student transitions between major levels of schooling, teacher transitions in instructional practice, and the intersection of these two significant themes in education research. Twenty-six leading international experts offer meaningful insights on current pedagogical practices, obstacles to effective transitions, and proven strategies for stakeholders involved in supporting students in transition. The book is divided into four sections, representing the four main transitions in formal schooling: Early Years (Home, Pre-school, and Kindergarten) to Early Elementary (Grades 1–3); Early Elementary to Late Elementary (Grades 4–8); Late Elementary to Secondary (Grades 9–12); and Secondary to Post-Secondary (College and University). A coda draws together over-arching themes from throughout the text to provide recommendations and a visual model that captures their interactions. Combining theoretical approaches with practical examples of school-based initiatives, this book will appeal to those involved in supporting either the student experience (both academically and emotionally) or teacher professional learning and growth.

Subject Leadership In The Primary School

Author : Joan Dean
ISBN : 9781136600975
Genre : Education
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Need help coping with the demands of working as a subject leader? Use this book to: unravel the requirements of the subject leader/coordinator's role; improve your leadership skills; access expertise through examples of current practice; feel more confident working with senior staff; and meet the challenges posed by inclusion and managing TAs. Based on up to date TTA standards, this is a useful companion for both NQTs and more experienced teachers. It can also be used to support INSET training.

Special Education Reformed

Author : Harry Daniels
ISBN : 9781135707309
Genre : Education
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Brings together in one volume the perspectives of teachers, practitioners, researchers and important external bodies such as the LEA, and national organisations like the RNIB. Part of the New Millennium Series which takes stock of education now and predicts the shape of likely developments. The book asks leading authorities on Special Educational Needs to probe the issues currently topping the agenda, and to predict what will happen in SEN for the forseeable future. Useful for those working and training to work in special schools and mainstream schools.

The Primary Headteacher S Handbook

Author : Roger Smith
ISBN : 9781135727314
Genre : Education
File Size : 38. 11 MB
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Launching the new Kogan Page Primary Essentials series, this indispensable handbook for all practising and aspiring primary headteachers will help primary school leaders rise to the many challenges that face them in the task of effectively managing a busy primary school. Some of the key areas examined are: * staff development * recruiting and managing staff * the school as an organisation * leadership * managing a successful inspection. As well as acting as a guide to best practice for those tasked with the role of headship, this comprehensive and straightforward handbook will also assist governors, deputies, senior teachers, those studying for NPQH, to understand how an effective head can create and sustain an effective school.

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