The A Level Mindset

40 activities for transforming student commitment, motivation and productivity

Author: Steve Oakes,Martin Griffin

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 178583052X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6793

In The A Level Mindset, Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin share the secrets of coaching students to develop the characteristics, habits and mindsets which will help them realise their potential. Those students who make real and sustained progress at A level aren't necessarily the ones with superb GCSEs. Some students leap from average results aged 16 to outstanding results aged 18. Others seem to hit a ceiling. But why? It was in trying to answer this question that the VESPA system emerged. Steve and Martin have cut through the noise surrounding character development and identified five key characteristics that all students need to be successful: vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. These characteristics beat cognition hands down. Successful students approach their studies with the right behaviours, skills and attitudes: they understand how to learn and revise effectively, they’re determined and organised, they give more discretionary effort and they get top results. Success at A level is a result of character, not intelligence. Much has been written about growth mindsets and character development in recent years, but teachers are still left wondering how to apply these ideas in their contexts: how can these theories help learners in practice? Taking cues from the work of Peter Clough, Carol Dweck and Angela Lee Duckworth, and informed by their collective 30 plus years of teaching and coaching, Steve and Martin have spent years researching how character and behaviours affect student outcomes in their sixth form. After identifying the core traits that contributed to student success, they developed practical activities to help every student develop the A Level Mindset. Discover 40 concrete, practical and applicable tools and strategies that will supercharge learners’ ambition, organisation, productivity, persistence and determination. Suitable for teachers, tutors, heads of sixth form or anyone else who wants to help A level students achieve their potential, The A Level Mindset offers 40 easy-to-use activities to develop students' resilience, commitment, buoyancy, motivation and determination. It could be your key to transforming student outcomes.

Extended Project Student Guide

Author: Patrick Walsh-Atkins,Brian Crossland

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444102260

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 105

View: 9969

Written by experts closely involved with the development of the qualification, EXTENDED PROJECT: STUDENT GUIDE is an accessible and highly practical resource that covers all the relevant skills students will need to effectively choose, plan, develop, realise and present their Extended Project outcome and achieve success in the qualification. br /> Providing support for independent learning, key features include: - Expert tips from moderators to help students achieve a successful outcome - Guidance on how to succeed - hints specific to improving your grade - Help in choosing a topic, title, format and outcome - "Putting it into practice" real-life examples of how students have dealt with the process - Essential guidance on the project management skills required - planning, research, developing and realising, reviewing and presenting - Checklists and record-keeping templates to really help students progress through the project process.

AQA Extended Project Supervisor Support File

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9781408504093

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3932

Written by expert authors Mary James and Gillian Dales, this AQA Extended Project Supervisor Support File contains teacher notes, student handouts and worksheets on all of the subject and project specific skills needed to complete a successful project. Offers guidance and support for both experienced supervisors and those new to the EPQ. Contains ready-made handouts and worksheets to mix and match with supervisor's own materials. Includes study-skills audits to assess students' needs and personalise learning.

Death and Eternal Life

Author: John Hick

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255091

Category: Religion

Page: 495

View: 9335

In this cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study, John Hick draws upon major world religions, as well as biology, psychology, parapsychology, anthropology, and philosophy, to explore the mystery of death. He argues that scientific and philosophical objections to the idea of survival after death can be challenged, and he claims that human inadequacy in facing suffering supports the basic religious argument for immortality.

Captivating your Class

Effective Teaching Skills

Author: Joanne Philpott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441147217

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5666

This essential handbook offers practical approaches to teaching in an Advanced Level (A Level) classroom, this includes AS, A2 and all level 3 equivalents as well as the International Baccalaureate and other post-16 qualifications. It is primarily designed to give confidence to teachers to teach in a way that encourages students to enjoy learning in lessons in a purposeful way. It will build on theoretical work, where appropriate, to help reflection and planning by individual teachers for their specific subjects and classes. The references section will guide teachers to further reading for each of the chapters if they wish to explore the theory in greater depth. The key messages of the book are twofold. Firstly, personalised planning of lessons is essential, generic lesson plans will not work at A Level and teachers will need to be aware of the personalities and individual strengths and weaknesses of the students in their class to be able to structure and develop their learning accordingly. Secondly the strategies will be successful when they have been developed in relation to the subject and consolidated to secure subject knowledge and understanding. To this end many suggestions are exemplified through a range of subject examples for both AS and A2. This comprehensive guide is a must for those teaching anyone post-16.

Preparing To Teach In Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher'S Guide To Professional Issues In Secondary Education

Author: Brooks, Valerie,Abbott, Ian,Huddleston, Prue

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524632X

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 7465

This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.

Level 3 Extended Project Student Guide

Author: Elizabeth Swinbank

Publisher: Heinemann International Incorporated

ISBN: 9781846903632

Category:

Page: 96

View: 7461

A handy Student Guide designed by Edexcel to support learners at Level 3 in any subject, enabling them to develop essential skills needed for Extended Project success.

Reservoir Geomechanics

Author: Mark D. Zoback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 3899

This interdisciplinary book encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. It considers key practical issues such as prediction of pore pressure, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, casing set points and mud weights, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence. The book establishes the basic principles involved before introducing practical measurement and experimental techniques to improve recovery and reduce exploitation costs. It illustrates their successful application through case studies taken from oil and gas fields around the world. This book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.

Outstanding Teaching

Engaging Learners

Author: Andy Griffith,Mark Burns

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845908244

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 1378

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.

Nursing Research: Reading, Using and Creating Evidence

Author: Janet Houser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284140938

Category: Medical

Page: 502

View: 3168

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential text for nursing students to build the skills necessary for translating research into evidence. The Fourth Edition focuses on the Nursing Practice Guidelines and emphasizes evidence-based practice in the profession of nursing. To reinforce these concepts the author cites a particular article that is appraised throughout the entire text. The Fourth Edition also focuses on the dissemination of information and research best practices as conferences and other such resources become more available to students and professionals. Key Features • Emphasis on Nursing Practice Guidelines • New evaluation tool for reviewing a research article • Extensive PICO questions throughout the text • Addition of the contemporary PECO question • Poster template added to the chapter on translation