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Author : Mark Creasy
ISBN : 9781781351550
Genre : Education
File Size : 33. 74 MB
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In a dynamic and ever changing education climate it is important to re-evaluate practice in schools on a regular basis in order to ensure that we are doing the right thing for our children. With questions being raised over the value of homework, Mark Creasy advises teachers and parents on how to get the most out of homework without letting it get in the way of their lives. This book questions the necessity of homework while recognising that most teachers have a statutory duty to provide it. The author provides suggestions for how teachers can make homework more effective, applicable and less pointless; organising classroom learning to allow children to set their own homework and creating opportunities for learning out of everyday situations.

The End Of Homework

Author : Etta Kralovec
ISBN : 0807042196
Genre : Education
File Size : 41. 83 MB
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With the publication of The End of Homework, Etta Kralovec and John Buell touched off a heated debate in American culture. Their provocative argument, featured in Time and Newsweek, in numerous women's magazines, and on National Public Radio and many television broadcasts, was the first openly to challenge the gospel of "the more homework, the better." Arguing that, in assigning massive amounts of homework, teachers and schools are essentially abdicating their responsibility to teach, the authors advocate forcefully for protecting the leisure time of children and the precious resource of family time. "Kralovec and Buell argue persuasively for a fresh look at the homework debate...A compelling case for the idea that there are 'educational mechanisms in place that serve to make the system less workable for poor and working-class kids.'" —Publishers Weekly

Rethinking Homework

Author : Cathy Vatterott
ISBN : 9781416608257
Genre : Education
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Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, "There's a growing suspicion that something is wrong with homework." Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the "balance movement" have affected the homework controversy; and what research--and educators' common sense--tells us about the effects of homework on student learning. The best way to address the pro- and anti-homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. Instead, the author urges educators to replace the "old paradigm" (characterized by longstanding cultural beliefs, moralistic views, the puritan work ethic, and behaviorist philosophy) with a "new paradigm" based on the following elements: * Designing quality homework tasks; * Differentiating homework tasks; * Deemphasizing grading of homework; * Improving homework completion; and * Implementing homework strategies and support programs. Numerous examples from teachers and schools that have revised their practices and policies for homework illustrate the new paradigm in action. The end product is homework that works--for all students, at all levels.

Teacher Toolkit

Author : Ross Morrison McGill
ISBN : 9781472910851
Genre : Education
File Size : 25. 48 MB
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Ross Morrison McGill, aka @TeacherToolkit believes that becoming a teacher is one of the best decisions you will ever make, but after more than two decades in the classroom, he knows that it is not an easy journey! Packed with countless anecdotes, from disastrous observations to marking in the broom cupboard, [email protected] TOOLKIT is a compendium of teaching strategies and advice, which aims to motivate, comfort, amuse and above all reduce the workload of a new teacher. As anyone who has followed him on Twitter knows, Ross is not afraid to share the highs and lows of his own successes and failures. He strives to share great teaching practice, to save you time and to ensure you are the best teacher you can be, whatever the new policy or framework. His eagerly-awaited new book continues in this vein and is a must-read for all new teachers. Vitruvian teaching will help you survive your first five years: Year 1: Be resilient (surviving your NQT year) Year 2: Be intelligent (refining your teaching) Year 3: Be innovative (take risks) Year 4: Be collaborative (share and work with others now your classroom practice is secure) Year 5: Be aspirational (moving towards middle leadership) Start working towards Vitruvian today.

The Homework Myth

Author : Alfie Kohn
ISBN : 9780738211343
Genre : Education
File Size : 35. 4 MB
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So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children’s love of learning.

The Case Against Homework

Author : Sara Bennett
ISBN : 9780307340184
Genre : Education
File Size : 54. 73 MB
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Argues that homework has little to do with academic success, and offers parents strategies and techniques for communicating with teachers and schools to advocate for change. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

100 Ideas For Secondary Teachers Outstanding Lessons

Author : Ross Morrison McGill
ISBN : 9781472906311
Genre : Education
File Size : 20. 98 MB
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Conflicting government diktat and changeable Ofsted frameworks means that navigating the path to outstanding can be challenging. However, the integrity of an outstanding lesson will always be the same and this book attempts to bottle that formula so that you can recreate it time and time again. In his first book, Twitter phenomenon and outstanding teacher, Ross Morrison McGill provides a bank of inspirational ideas that can be picked up five minutes before your lesson starts and put into practice just as they are, or embedded into your day-to-day teaching to make every lesson an outstanding lesson! In his light-hearted and enthusiastic manner Ross guides you through the ideas he uses on a daily basis for managing behaviour, lesson planning, homework, assessment and all round outstanding teaching. Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone who has little practical teaching experience, there are ideas in this book that will change the way you think about your lessons. Ideas include: Snappy starters, Open classroom, Smiley faces, Student-led homework, Monday morning mantra and the popular five minute lesson plan. The 100 ideas series offers busy secondary teachers easy to implement, practical strategies and activities to improve and inspire their classroom practice. The bestselling series has been relaunched with a brand new look, including a new accessible dip in and out layout. Features include: Teachers tips, Taking it further tips, Quotes from the Ofsted framework and teachers, Bonus ideas, Hashtags and online resouces.

Expository Composition

Author : Tony Romano
ISBN : 0821936174
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 78. 46 MB
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"Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice is smart, useful, and hopeful," Naomi Shihab Nye writes in the foreword to this exciting new writing textbook. "A reader may quickly believe that Romano and Anderson have been there, in so many vivid classrooms, with real, live, idiosyncratic students, and good things have come of those relationships, on the page." With over fifty years of combined high school teaching experience behind them, Tony Romano and Gary Anderson offer a text that can be used in a semester-long expository writing class or as a supplement to other English courses. This book will teach students advanced writing, editing, and research techniques and new ways to focus their creativity, and will also prepare them for rich, deep, and insightful college writing, while encouraging them to develop and celebrate their own unique voice. - Publisher.

Essential Motivation In The Classroom

Author : Ian Gilbert
ISBN : 9780415643542
Genre : Education
File Size : 31. 19 MB
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Praise for the 1st edition: 'This is now one of my top five education books. .I was absorbed and uplifted by it and my own practice as a teacher will undoubtedly change as a result. Surely there can be no higher recommendation.' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement Essential Motivation in the Classroom is the definitive one-stop guide for teachers who want to know how to motivate children - and how children learn to motivate themselves. In the ten years since this book was first published, it has proven to be a best selling text that informs, inspires and amuses educationalist around the world. This fully updated and revised tenth anniversary edition continues to take the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the theories of teaching, learning and thinking. Ian Gilbert highlights the 'seven keys' of motivation, offering a range of strategies, ideas and insights to help learners become motivated from within. An entertaining and inspiring read, this book is full of useful, practical advice, ranging from motivational research from leading theorists to philosophical gems from Homer Simpson. Teachers in all sectors of education will find this book indispensable, helping them to change the culture of their classrooms and improve the effectiveness of their teaching.

The Little Book Of Thunks

Author : Ian Gilbert
ISBN : 9781845903398
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 78. 31 MB
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A Thunk is a beguiling question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you start to look at the world in a whole new light. The author guides you through the origins and uses of Thunks and demonstrates how this powerful little book can develop philosophical thinking for all ages ... remember there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. How liberating is that ...? Winner of The Author's Licensing and Collecting Society Award for Educational Writing by the Society of Authors.

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