Questioning Technique Pocketbook

Author: Gorden Pope

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284986

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 8102

Teachers' questions play a critical role, not just for the thinking they provoke, but in the modelling of questioning skills and the development of curiosity. Research shows that when teachers think more about questioning - deepening their understanding, extending their range of strategies and planning their questions - responses from pupils improve, and engagement and learning increase. This Pocketbook separates out the three elements of questioning: framing them; delivering them; and responding to the answers. It offers both simple tweaks and fundamental shifts to turn instinctive practice into a highly effective teaching and learning tool. Author and 'question master' Gorden Pope finds a happy balance between theory and evidence-based practice, ending with a short checklist for monitoring and improving your own questioning. "This is a really great little book - engaging, practical, useful and forward-looking. I will be recommending it to the teachers at my school." Jan Shapiro, Deputy Headteacher, Prendergast Ladywell Fields College. "The perfect mix of theory and strategy. After only a few pages I found myself reflecting on my own practice and trying out new ideas. It's become my 'go to' book for engaging passive learners." Jenna Barnes, AST. Head of the Globe Faculty, Conisborough College. "A brilliant resource which will help you to reflect and then enrich your teaching." J Matthews, Headteacher, William Martin Junior School.

Teaching Thinking Pocketbook

Author: Anne de A'Echevarria

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 190828496X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6785

Never before have we had access to such a flood of information - internet, tv, radio, mobile phones, etc. But what strategies are children developing to screen it all? They can access information and absorb it as entertainment, but they often lack the skills to approach it critically. For our students to flourish in the information age, it’s crucial that we teach them to think. Using the PRICE taxonomy - Processing information, Reasoning, Inquiry, Creative thinking and Evaluation, Anne de A’Echevarria and Ian Patience identify a range of ‘thinking problems’. Their five related sections of practical ‘thinking tools’ will inspire teachers and students alike: there’s a wealth of dynamic material for individual lessons and for infusing thinking across the curriculum. The final chapter moves from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ - the craft of teaching thinking. Travel with your students out of the comfort zone into the exciting landscape of the learning zone.

Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook

Author: Richard Churches

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284978

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 9851

Research consistently shows that teacher effectiveness is about engagement, interaction, questioning, positive atmosphere, high expectations and suitable challenge. At the heart of all these areas is the ability to communicate effectively. How you do that minute by minute and second by second is fundamental to what children learn and remember and to how they behave. Richard Churches draws from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, NLP and neuroscience, to provide a practical compendium of communication expertise based on what highly effective teachers do. You'll find out how to use influential language patterns to support learning and positive behaviour; the secrets of body language and non-verbal communication; how to communicate to create the right emotional climate; effective questioning techniques; etc. Small changes to your current practice could lead to huge benefits in the classroom.

Differentiation Pocketbook

Author: Peter Anstee

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284781

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 3183

A glance at the history books or the pages of a Dickens novel reminds us how far education has come since the days when pupils sat silently in rows memorising knowledge imparted by the teacher. Learning was passive, and only gender and social class affected provision. In today's schools learning is at the centre of what we do and differentiation - the process of modifying a lesson or part of a lesson for one or some of the learners - is a fundamental part of teaching. Turning theory into practice and including 20 key types of differentiation, this Pocketbook is about planning and teaching creative, student-focused lessons where every learner is appropriately challenged and where engaged, stimulated and motivated students work in a state of 'flow'. In this kind of environment true differentiation serves not to label but to enable. "Peter Anstee's book is simple but not simplistic. It is not an idiot's guide' but rather it reminds the initiate and the seasoned pedagogue of the fundamental importance of differentiation to effective teaching and learning. Its informed and (mercifully) succinct overview of the theory and manifold practical strategies provide an ideal companion for the busy professional." Pete Fishleigh, Faculty Leader - English, Brentwood County High School "This gem of a book doesn't disguise the challenge differentiation presents, but it is packed full of practical techniques which are easily incorporated into any lesson. It inspires, informs and gives the reader the confidence to improve their practice. A must-have for teaching today." Alice Edge, 2nd in MFL, Responsible for Community Languages - Valentines High School "This Pocketbook provides all the tips necessary to an outstanding teacher since all the key strategies which help students to learn more effectively are included. The theories are easy to understand because they are clearly linked to classroom practice, and experimentation seems possible." Debbie Kirk, English Consultant, School Improvement and Early Years - Essex LA

Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook

Author: Caroline Bentley-Davies

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284838

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 7723

In England 'outstanding' is the term Ofsted uses to describe the very best lessons. Teaching outstanding lessons is an aspiration all teachers share, not least because of the buzz they get from knowing that they have made a significant impact on their students. In highly successful lessons students are better motivated, engaged and interested. They make excellent progress and their attainment levels improve. This cartoon-illustrated Pocketbook, written in clear, concise language for maximum impact, is about how to teach 'stunning lessons that will make an impression on your pupils and knock the socks off your observers'. It begins by scotching some of the myths about what inspectors expect to see in a top-notch lesson, focusing instead on the reality. Areas covered encompass: developing good relationships with pupils and seeking student feedback; planning great lessons, including objectives, starters, activities and review; six steps to pupil independence; the use of praise and aspects of AfL to harness 'the X factor'; effective use of resources; expanding your repertoire of teaching techniques; communication skills; how to motivate students; using plenaries, group work, thinking skills and behaviour management techniques. The final chapter includes a helpful self-audit and offers advice on where to seek inspiration and on what reviewers are looking for in lesson observations. Author Caroline Bentley-Davies has been a middle leader in three schools, a Local Authority Education Adviser and an educational consultant in the UK and overseas. She has run demonstration lessons in over 80 schools and conducts training sessions for teachers across a range of subject areas. "A wonderfully refreshing read! Makes delivering outstanding learning for students of all ages accessible and possible for every teacher." Vanessa Lea, Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), The Elizabeth Woodville School "Caroline presents a wealth of relevant and motivating tips to raise the quality of teaching . This book will be a source of inspiration and reassurance for teachers at any st

Feedback Pocketbook

Author: Mike Pezet

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1907077944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 4896

Lack of feedback and coaching to aid development is the third most cited reason for resignations at work. ‘Netgeners’ with their reliance on social networking and instant messaging have added even greater impetus to the need for performance feedback. Feedback is integral to learning: it helps to develop skills, knowledge and confidence, and reinforces desired behaviours. It can reassure and thus reduce anxiety; and it can help people see the ‘bigger picture’, leading to greater alignment with organisational goals and needs. The Feedback Pocketbook encourages managers (and trainers) to use informal, formal and generative feedback as part of their day-to-day approach to motivating, managing and developing people. It explains how to construct and deliver feedback, and demonstrates how to use the underlying dynamics (explicit and implicit) to secure feedback acceptance.

Inclusion Pocketbook

Author: Niki Elliot,Elaine Doxey,Val Stephenson

Publisher: Pocketbooks

ISBN: 9781903776582

Category: Inclusion education

Page: 128

View: 2683

Inclusion confusion? Here are the answers. Moving from cleardefinitions of inclusion to ways of supporting, developing andmonitoring policies and practices in schools and classrooms, thispocketbook is a must for headteachers, senior managers andteachers looking to implement inclusive practice in school. Allthree authors have or have had ......

Coaching In Schools Pocketbook

Author: Andy Vass

Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284609

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6529

Author Andy Vass’s definition of coaching emphasises the process of learning. It’s about helping people to uncover their own solutions rather than giving them advice, telling them what to do or solving problems for them. Whether you’re coaching or being coached, the Coaching in Schools Pocketbook can help you to become ‘even better’ in your role. Find out how solution-focused tools like ‘exceptions’ and ‘scaling’ enable high quality, thoughtful dialogues and how becoming skilful at asking questions, listening and providing feedback can develop both coach and coachee. Andy’s RIGAAR model for framing a coaching conversation shows, step by step, how to establish and achieve goals that lead to exciting and positive change. Whether you’re an NQT, a Headteacher, or Middle Leader, you’ll be inspired by examples from teachers and students describing, in their own words, how coaching has worked for them and for their schools, improving performance and raising attainment at every level. Coaching in Schools updates and replaces the Coaching & Reflecting Pocketbook.

Problem Solving 101

A Simple Book for Smart People

Author: Ken Watanabe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101029183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 2421

The fun and simple problem-solving guide that took Japan by storm Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant. He was amazed to discover that adults were hungry for his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making. The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months. Now American businesspeople can also use it to master some powerful skills. Watanabe uses sample scenarios to illustrate his techniques, which include logic trees and matrixes. A rock band figures out how to drive up concert attendance. An aspiring animator budgets for a new computer purchase. Students decide which high school they will attend. Illustrated with diagrams and quirky drawings, the book is simple enough for a middleschooler to understand but sophisticated enough for business leaders to apply to their most challenging problems.

Classroom Presence Pocketbook

Author: Rob Salter

Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1906610851

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8398

This title shows you how to create presence through your teacher persona. In doing so, it plugs a gap that exists in teacher training and CPD. It draws on exciting and not widely disseminated material from the world of acting and improvisation to provide straightforward tools and strategies that all teachers can use to improve their classroom presence.

Growth Mindset Pocketbook

Author: Barry Hymer,Mike Gershon

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284722

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 7411

People with fixed mindsets believe that fundamental qualities like intelligence are essentially stable; people with growth mindsets believe that such qualities can be developed and nurtured. Research shows that learners with growth mindsets are more: open to challenges and constructively critical feedback; resilient in the face of obstacles and failure; convinced that effort makes a difference; able to learn well with and from others; likely to succeed. If we can foster growth mindsets in our pupils the results will be transformative. The Growth Mindset Pocketbook is full of classroom strategies for doing just that. Barry Hymer and Mike Gershon look at high-challenge tasks and the value of errors, mistakes and failure; exactly what we mean by effort and how to make that attractive to students; great feedback; the power of language; and 'going seriously meta' – equipping students to think about their own thinking and learn about their own learning. Get the book; get growing!

Creative Teaching Pocketbook

Author: Roy Watson-Davis

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 190828479X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8924

All teachers look to deliver inspiring, innovative and imaginative lessons. What better way to engage students and help them learn more effectively? Roy Watson-Davis draws on a deep well of creativity and on his experience as an AST and mentor to share numerous suggestions for original, inventive approaches to lessons. Use his ideas as starting points for your own brain waves, or import and adapt them for your own classroom. As well as creative starters, 'kernels' and closers, sections of the book are devoted to questioning technique, active learning, technology, revision and teamwork. Roy aims to stimulate and support creative practice by challenging you to move out of your comfort zones: try pegging maths equations across your room washing-line-style, or adopting 'the fruit bowl approach', or how about delivering a lesson in costume? Take the plunge, recharge your batteries and watch your students' enthusiasm increase.

P4C Pocketbook

Author: Barry Hymer

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 9175

Philosophy for Children (P4C) was conceived by Professor Matthew Lipman in the late 1960s. Here's what he said about it: 'The aim of a thinking skills program such as P4C is to help children become more thoughtful, more reflective, more considerate and more reasonable individuals. 'Who wouldn't want to offer their pupils that opportunity? In the P4C Pocketbook, Barry Hymer and Roger Sutcliffe explain how to use P4C in your own classroom to sustain and develop in all children the curiosity that is so evident in the young. They introduce and explain 'communities of enquiry', outline a broad ten-step process for P4C sessions, provide plenty of practical examples, and show how P4C can be used to explore key concepts. Chapters are devoted to choosing a stimulus, questions, the Socratic Method, facilitating an enquiry, and review. There is an excellent resource section at the end of the book spanning Foundation Stage to KS5.

Facilitator's Pocketbook

2nd Edition

Author: John Townsend

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1957

The 'facilitraining rainbow' won't lead you to a pot of gold but it will enable you to decide on the most suitable approach for your next facilitation session. This innovative decision-making model is central to The Facilitator's Pocketbook - a comprehensive guide covering all stages of facilitation, from planning through to implementation. Interpersonal skills (including attitudes and values) and session skills (including energising and problem solving) are dealt with at length. This second edition contains significant new material, notably the addition of a detailed case study and examples of six typical facilitation sessions. "John and Paul provide a quick route to a practical understanding of facilitation. This book should be compulsory reading for all managers handling change." Teresa Kilmartin, Executive Manager Training & Development, Irish Life Assurance plc "This book is the perfect illustration of what facilitation is all about - making things easy. Reflecting on the methods, skills and techniques described, it is easy to understand what it takes to become a skilled facilitator. Read it and you will undoubtedly do it better and get better results!" Karin Priarollo, Director, Human Resources, Novartis Consumer Health

Targeted Teaching

Strategies for Secondary Teaching

Author: Tremaine Baker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412101

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6430

There is no single best approach in teaching. This new text challenges the idea that there is a 'best way' to teach. Instead, the authors explain, a more pragmatic approach is required. Teachers need a range of skills and strategies to select from, work with and adapt. Every school, cohort, class and child is different. Beyond that, strategies that worked well with a class last week, may prove ineffective the next. This book: · presents a range of strategies, well grounded in research, for trainees and beginning teachers to use in their own classroom settings and contexts · presents a model of teaching that views teaching not as a profession in which there is always a single correct answer, but as a complex interaction between teacher and students · addresses common issues that beginning teachers face when developing their practice If you are a teacher wanting to find out what works best for your class, in your school, right now, this text will show you how to harness the power of small or large scale research to help you find the answer.

Assessment & Learning Pocketbook

2nd Edition

Author: Ian Smith

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284714

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 3252

Good assessment focuses mainly on improvement and is used to support progress. It helps learners to know how well they have learned and provides feedback on how they can do better; it encourages learners to support and help each other; it builds self-motivation, self-confidence and self-reliance. Sound familiar? These are the principles of formative assessment. They're at the heart of the national Assessment for Learning initiative and they form the core of the "Assessment & Learning Pocketbook". You know the theory but how do you turn it into practice? That's where Ian Smith comes in. Let Ian explain the difference between formative and summative assessment. Let him walk you through writing and sharing learning intentions and success criteria; promoting high quality interaction in lessons, verbal and written feedback, self- and peer- assessment. You'll find classroom strategies and inspiring ideas galore. "Great book: I am hugely impressed by it. It is very accessible, easily read and full of practical tips and strategies which can be easily implemented. I am sure that teachers will be inspired by it." Linda Kirkwood, Rector, Oban High School

Fast and Effective Assessment

How to Reduce Your Workload and Improve Student Learning

Author: Glen Pearsall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141662533X

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 5480

What if teachers could dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend reviewing and correcting student work and actually see better results in terms of student learning? That’s the goal of Glen Pearsall, who shares dozens of classroom-tested strategies that lessen teachers’ workload while increasing students’ class participation and improving their understanding. Readers will learn how to • Refine their classroom questioning techniques to continually check students’ progress and provide instant feedback; • Encourage students to internalize learning goals so they better understand what is expected of them; • Use fast, formative assessment strategies to check and correct during class time; • Modify traditional summative-testing strategies to monitor student progress in a formative way; • Speed up the correction process via student self-proofing, representative sampling, and helpful technology tools; and • Engage students in becoming actively involved in assessing their own work. Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment—for both teachers and students.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Pocketbook

Author: Dorothy Spry

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 7933

The widespread popularity of coaching in support of workplace performance, leadership development and employee engagement was heavily underscored by the findings of a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) survey carried out in 2009 which revealed that 90 per cent of organisations surveyed use coaching techniques. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) takes coaching a stage further. It recognises that how people think affects how they feel which, in turn, influences the decisions and actions they take. Through a systematic process of questioning, CBC challenges an individual's limiting beliefs and behaviours and helps them to see and act differently. The Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Pocketbook uses a simple 5-step model to explain in clear, practical terms how coaches, L&D staff and managers can use CBC for the benefit of both the individual and the organisation.

Challenging Behaviours Pocketbook

Author: Fintan O'Regan

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284919

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8437

All children are challenging to some extent, but some are more challenging than others. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) can be tough to support and teach. This pocketbook helps you to do just that. It focuses on three particular behaviour disorders: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), CD (Conduct Disorder) and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Fintan O'Regan, an internationally renowned expert on ADHD, explains why some children are prone to developing a can't learn, won't learn or don't care attitude. He devotes individual chapters to each behaviour pattern and uses Vicki, Liam and Darren to illustrate typical characteristics. Practical classroom strategies include lesson scenarios, with example dialogues showing how different teacher responses can lead to different outcomes. Whether you're looking for explanations, tips, ideas, or strategies (or maybe just reassurance and support) this book fits the bill.

Learning to Learn Pocketbook

2nd Edition

Author: Tom Barwood

Publisher: Management Pocketbooks

ISBN: 1908284943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 4728

It was in response to requests from teachers that Learning to Learn came to be written. Hard-pressed to cover what to learn, finding time to research or devise materials on how to learn was, we were told, a problem. Tom Barwood's highly- regarded workshops for teachers and students in schools address just this issue - and now so does his pocketbook. Working on the premise that successful learning depends partly on knowing why you want to learn, the first part of the book looks at motivation. How to learn - registering, retaining, recalling, revising - is the focus of the remainder. From slicing, mind-mapping and learning styles, through mnemonics, mind pegs and the seven keys of memory, to reviewing, snowballing and recording, the art of learning is explored and demonstrated. Full of practical, fun techniques for successful learning, this is a book for teachers and their students.