The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools

Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice

Author: Joy Carroll,Genea N. Alexander

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966019

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Every primary school teacher needs to ensure that they meet the criteria set out in the Teachers’ Standards. However translating what this means in the classroom isn’t always easy, especially when you're starting out your career in teaching. This book directly looks at the standards providing guidance on how professionalism can be demonstrated and evidenced in primary schools underpinned by practical examples. Steps to Success boxes in each chapter look at challenges in the classroom encouraging a reflective perspective on your teaching. Key coverage includes: Effective teaching and learning and what it means to be a learner Planning and assessment for successful teaching Meeting the needs of all children Behaviour management The role of subject and pedagogical knowledge

Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

9780857257697

Author: Alice Hansen,Adrian Copping,Nick Clough,Mike Pezet,Peter Dudley,Lisa Murtagh,Elizabeth Gowing,Helen Davenport,Emma McVittie

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257706

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Trainee teachers are expected to demonstrate reflective practice in many ways throughout their course. Unlike other texts, this book takes a focused look at what primary trainees need to know and offers specific and details guidance on how to be meaningfully reflective in learning and teaching. Examining reflection as a tool for both teachers and children, this text considers how teachers can encourage the children they teach to be reflective in their own learning and how this can improve learning and teaching. Chapters on lesson study and reflective journals offer practical guidance, and a chapter on using children's voice as a tool for reflection explores this popular topical theme. Case studies and activities are included to help the reader relate theory to practice and all chapters are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. About the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.


The Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473939410

Category: Education

Page: 136

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All teachers and trainee teachers must work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This book is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text supports you to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to your teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom-based examples help link theory to practice. The text also enables you to enhance your understanding of the standards and improve your teaching and professional practice. This second edition has been updated to include notes on the new OFSTED framework and the new National Curriculum. Also included are more questions to help trainee teachers think around the standards in relation to placements and assess how and whether they have met the requirements.

The 2012 Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

Author: Roy Blatchford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446274772

Category: Education

Page: 112

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All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom based examples help the reader link theory to practice. The text supports the reader to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and consider the impact of key government initiatives. Roy Blatchford is Director of the National Education Trust (www.nationaleducationtrust.net) and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.

Primary Teaching

Learning and teaching in primary schools today

Author: Catherine Carden

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526454769

Category: Education

Page: 712

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When learning to teach, practical experience in the classroom is as essential as learning from others and being able to reflect on your own learning and performance. Equally important is the ability to critically evaluate learning and teaching. This new, extensive, core text from Learning Matters tackles questions like: What drives schools and what challenges them? What can we learn from other countries? Does curriculum really matter? How do teachers manage behaviour? How do I prove that my children are learning? What does mastery really look like? Discussing these and many more, it comprehensively covers professional studies modules and goes beyond to support trainees on placements and in their learning on the course. Learning features throughout have been designed to help students develop their understanding, broaden their perspectives, think more critically and apply theory to practice. These include: Case Studies to apply learning to real-life school contexts. Key Readings to encourage wider reading, broaden perspectives and offer practical ideas for the classroom. Key Theory features introduce and summarise big ideas, theories and research. Critical Questions direct reflection, help students engage with what their reading and encourage critical responses. Classroom Links highlight good practice, provide practical ideas and show how to implement these in the classroom. Assignment features offer helpful points to consider and practical advice for writing assignments on chapter topics, which act as great starting points.

Professional Studies in Primary Education

Author: Hilary Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904757

Category: Education

Page: 408

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This textbook provides a wide-ranging overview of everything you will need to know to prepare you for initial teacher training and your early career in the primary classroom. Covering practical issues including planning, assessment and classroom organisation, and thought-provoking topics such as reflecting on your own teaching practice and developing critical thinking skills, this textbook gives you a pragmatic and insightful understanding of teaching in primary schools. Key new edition features: Updated coverage of education policy Links to the Teachers’ Standards A new Work in Schools feature addressing key issues student teachers encounter Extended coverage of planning and assessment A new chapter on workplace learning exploring how to develop as a classroom professional Coverage of differences in teaching throughout the UK. This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, Bed, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching. Additional online resources at www.uk.sagepub.com/cooper There are also updated free resources supporting and extending chapters, including activities, case studies, further reading and useful web links. Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria.

Training to Teach in Primary Schools

A practical guide to School-based training and placements

Author: Jane Medwell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147391759X

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Full of practical help and guidance, this is a must have for primary trainees on school experience, whether they are in a school-based or university-based teacher training programme. It begins by helping trainees to plan their own journey through training and beyond. Taking control of their own training in this way supports student teachers to approach the course with confidence, and secure their first teaching job. The book provides guidance on: adapting to working in school observing, planning and evaluating in school teaching on placement assessing, monitoring and reporting on children's progress self-evaluation and how to pre-empt and resolve issues securing the first teaching job and succeeding in the NQT year For student teachers, the experience of school-based training is exciting but also challenging - this book supports them throughout and prepares them for the journey ahead. Student feedback on this book: "Having been on a variety of teaching placements myself, I know just how daunting and overwhelming experiences in school can be at times – even with a supportive mentor by your side! Hence, I felt that this book can smooth out and rectify those worries one may face during a school placement, and offers the reader a realistic insight into school experiences. In my opinion, the most useful chapter by far is the ‘Moving On’ chapter near the end of the book. This explains how to conclude a school placement, what to expect from an interview, and even how to set out a CV for a teaching position. This was not something I expected to find in this book however it was very much welcomed and is, in fact, a very important, valuable part of the book. This is the type of book you can buy on your very first day of teacher training and use well into your days as a newly qualified teacher." - Jasmin, Primary Teacher Trainee (University of Northampton)

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Peter Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107672821

Category: Education

Page: 334

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Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.


Teaching Humanities in Primary Schools

Author: Pat Hoodless,Elaine McCreery,Paul Bowen,Sue Bermingham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455327

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: James Arthur,Teresa Grainger,David Wray

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415359287

Category: Education

Page: 467

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Presents strategies for effective elementary school teaching, covering such topics as managing classroom behavior, lesson plans, and understanding how students learn.

Reflective Primary Teaching

Author: Tony Ewens

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1909682209

Category: Education

Page: 192

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An essential text helping student teachers, classroom teachers at all stages in their careers, school mentors and teacher educators develop their effectiveness by analysing and improving their practice in the light of a deeper understanding of the professional Standards. The new format of the Teachers’ Standards means it is now necessary to develop shared understandings about, for example, what constitutes high expectations or good progress. Rather than making simple judgements about discrete skills or fragments of knowledge, a more holistic, rounded vision of teaching and learning is required. Each aspect of the Standards is dealt with in a chapter of its own, where the central topic is presented as both complex and contested in a way that invites readers to formulate their own interpretations. The approach used accentuates the importance of reflection as a key professional attribute and readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences and on their responses to case studies and quotations as a means of helping them to develop their understandings.

Teaching English

A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Author: Andrew Goodwyn,Jane Branson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415335270

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Accessible but authoritative, this is the essential text for all trainee and practising English teachers at both primary and secondary levels, and a comprehensive guide to the background, theory and practice of the subject.

Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics

Audit and Test

Author: David Waugh,Ruth Harrison-Palmer

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446296040

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Can you demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics? If you are training to be a primary school teacher you need to have, and to demonstrate, a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics to meet the Teachers' Standards. This companion text to the popular Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools enables you to audit your knowledge, making you more aware of the subject and the areas in which you need to know more. In all chapters, self audits are accompanied by guidance on next steps for developing your knowledge. All chapters feature sections that link your learning to the classroom, showing you how to use your knowledge to teach phonics. Designed to help build your confidence and develop your knowledge of phonics, this text supports your development as an effective teacher of reading. This is a companion text to: Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools Joliffe, Waugh and Carss David Waugh is Director on Primary PGCE at Durham University where he is also the subject leader for English. He has published extensively in Primary English. David is a former deputy head teacher, was Head of the Education department at University of Hull, and was Regional Adviser for ITT for the National Strategies from 2008 to 2010. Ruth Harrison-Palmer is a former acting head teacher. She has worked for the National Strategies and Cumbria Local Authority as a literacy consultant. Currently Ruth has a senior role in ITE at the University of Cumbria.

Being Creative in Primary English

Author: Adrian Copping

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987938

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Why should we foster creativity in primary English? A practical and accessible text that demonstrates how creative thinking and learning can support primary English teaching. With chapters mapped to the Teachers' Standards and links to the new National Curriculum, each chapter provides a case study exploring high-quality primary English practice including planning, rationale and ideas for the classroom. These are fully grounded in a wide range of theoretical frameworks, viewpoints and values. Reflective activities in each chapter offering practical exercises and additional reading suggestions, encourage trainee teachers to further their understanding of how theory translates to classroom practice. This inspiring book helps support learning, teaching and assessment without losing innovation, excitement and motivation for both teachers and children.

NQT

The Beginning Teacher's Guide to Outstanding Practice

Author: Wendy Jolliffe,David Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526414813

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book is written by experienced teachers and teacher training experts to provide pragmatic and evidence-based support for newly qualified teachers.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

Author: Vivian Cooke,Colin Howard

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1909682322

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers’ Standards. Aimed at primary trainees and teachers, it provides creative, inspiring and practical ideas and approaches for teaching the full range of science topics. Each chapter is aligned to an area of the new National Curriculum and provides key vocabulary, details of common misconceptions and how to address them, teaching strategies and activities, cross-curricular links and health and safety points. Throughout there is a strong focus on science subject knowledge development and how to translate this into practice in the primary classroom. The book also encourages readers to reflect on their own subject knowledge of science and challenges them to critically evaluate their teaching in order to become more effective.

Primary Mathematics Across the Curriculum

Author: Alice Hansen,Diane Vaukins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857259695

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary mathematics across all areas of the curriculum. This Second Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, the text draws out meaningful cross curricular links and embraces the latest thinking and current good practice in mathematics teaching. It begins with a section on teaching mathematics, covering all strands of the curriculum, and goes on to offer guidance on the use and application of mathematics more generally across subjects. A chapter on using mathematics to enahnce learning highlights the importance of being able to use mathematics effectively in other aspects of the teacher's role. Interactive activities and case studies link theory to practice and encourage the reader to rethink how mathematics is taught in primary schools. About the Transforming Primary QTS series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.

Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools

Author: Suzanne Horton,Branwen Bingle

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904803

Category: Education

Page: 192

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If you are training to be a primary school teacher, you will be learning about teaching grammar. As well as the important subject knowledge, you need to know what effective teaching of grammar in primary schools actually looks like. As many teachers themselves express a lack of confidence in their own knowledge of grammar, where do you find exemplar lessons? This book provides them. It features examples of lessons in teaching primary grammar as a starting point for learning. It explores the theory behind them, how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools, and how you can learn from them to develop your subject and teaching knowledge. All of the lessons included have been tried and tested in the classroom and successfully contributed to children's knowledge and understanding of grammatical concepts. This text will help you to teach grammar in an effective and meaningful way. It will support students to plan and teach lessons that motivate, engage and inspire their pupils to use grammar not only accurately but also creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. A note from the authors The lesson examples included in this book have all been tried and tested in the classroom and have successfully contributed to children’s knowledge and understanding of grammatical concepts. A key feature of these lesson examples is that they build upon children’s prior knowledge and their interests. They are not intended to be seen as a ‘quick fix’ to meet the requirements of English in the National Curriculum. Knowledge about grammar usage should lead to greater understanding of how we can manipulate words and sentences to create particular effects that will touch the heart of the reader. The intention is not to produce a generation of grammar pedants who apply rules and dissect texts in such a way as to destroy its very essence. By teaching grammar within meaningful contexts your lessons will motivate, engage and inspire your pupils to use grammar not only accurately but also creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. We have provided a great deal of background information so that you are able to situate the learning within a contextual framework; however, our ideas and examples can be easily adapted to suit the needs of your learners. The pedagogies associated with the teaching of grammar remain consistent but the suggested games and activities used to consolidate and apply learning are easily transferable. Whilst reading, you may have identified ways in which you can adapt the lessons to teach other aspects of grammar or changed the focus of the learning objective to reflect the demands of your classroom best. In the same way that we expect children to use grammar creatively to address their purpose, we would anticipate that you use the guidance contained in this book to address your purpose.