Bloomsbury CPD Library Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Design

Author: Summer Turner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472928512
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In the past few years, the way we think about assessment has undergone a revolution. From the re-organisation of qualifications and examinations at national level (including removing National Curriculum levels at secondary school) to the increasing focus on active research to develop feedback strategies with a measurable impact, assessment has never been so much at the forefront of educational thought. While previously assessment was bound to the curriculum, now there is a demand for schools to develop assessment systems that are merely driven by it. Despite raising serious questions and challenges, these dramatic changes provide a reason for teachers to evaluate their practice. Simultaneously, the nature of CPD has been reinvigorated in the 'digital age', with teachers galvanised by online resources, Twitter and educational blogs. The result? Teachers can take their development into their own hands, and re-professionalise teaching! Bringing together these two movements, this book provides an opportunity for teachers to grasp what formative assessment means, how it complements the curriculum when used effectively, how to employ it in their classroom and school, and how they can improve their assessment systems and practice within the classroom. Divided into two parts, train yourself and teach others, this book will dispel concerns, and help teachers and school leaders to embrace and excel in all areas of formative assessment!

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Engaging Learners

Author: Jon Tait
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945336
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are your students really engaged in your teaching? Teachers everywhere are looking for quick and easy ways to liven up their lessons, try something new and exciting, or just tweak a strategy or practice that they have been doing for years. This is a 'recipe style' books that you can dip in and out of when you are looking for inspiration. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Learners contains techniques and activities to apply to every area of classroom teaching, from livening up displays to using technology effectively, and even includes advice on greeting students and providing motivational feedback. Put these ideas into practice to get your class engaged and ready to learn.

The Secondary Curriculum Design Handbook

Author: Brian Male
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441159983
Format: PDF, ePub
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Schools across the world are struggling to balance the statutory requirements of a national curriculum with their desire to provide the wide, engaging and exciting curriculum that they know children need. Concerns about standards often lead to a narrowing of the curriculum and many schools lack the confidence and approach to design that would enable them to resolve what seems like an impossible dilemma. In this authoritative yet engaging book, Brian Male and Mick Waters look at how schools can meet the requirements of a national curriculum and yet be flexible enough to meet the needs, interests and concerns of pupils, to be rooted in their lives and localities and to give scope for teachers to use their own creativity. The Secondary Curriculum Design Handbook is a practical guide to designing a curriculum that will engage children's interest, excite their imaginations and at the same time provide them with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live successfully in the 21st Century.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Marking and Feedback

Author: Sarah Findlater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472918185
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Brand new title to launch the Bloomsbury CPD Library, a new series of books that provides primary and secondary teachers with affordable, comprehensive and accessible 'do-it-yourself' continuing professional development (CPD). Marking and Feedback is a key area that every primary and secondary teacher must excel in. This book is a full guide to marking and feedback and will help teachers assess what level they are currently at and highlight the areas they need to improve. It provides an introduction to the main marking and feedback approaches and theory as well as practical ideas to use in the classroom straight away. There is also a strong focus on long-term development and progression of practice with evaluation strategies and questionnaires. The book is split into two sections: Train yourself and Train others, so it can be used by individual teachers to improve their own practice as well as by those looking for CPD training plans - either for a one off session, or a whole school programme. Books will be available in full paperback and ebook version, as well as in 2 seperate ebooks: Train yourself and train others. All of the authors will be specifically chosen because they are experts in their fields and because they are still working in schools. Every title will therefore be full of really up to date and original ideas, practical advice and achievable aims. The aim of the series will be to include the reader in a network of experts and teachers sharing ideas and working together to continually develop and improve.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners

Author: Catharine Driver
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472954130
Format: PDF
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From EAL experts Chris Pim and Catharine Driver come 100 ideas for providing secondary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of students with English as an additional language (EAL) in tutor time, in specific subjects and at whole-school level. There is so much pressure on teachers to deliver engaging and innovative lessons that both adhere to the demands of the curriculum and get the necessary results. Having to plan lessons, implement strategies and create effective resources for EAL students can be a challenge, and with over 15% of secondary school students exposed to a language other than English in their home (according to 2016 data from the Department for Education), it is a challenge affecting every teacher. This book provides practical plans for giving EAL learners general support, but also includes ideas linked to specific subjects, especially key problem areas such as mathematics and science, to help EAL learners get the most out of lessons. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for students who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

100 Ideas for Teaching Design and Technology

Author: David Spendlove
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441107150
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Useful and resourceful - this book is ideal for trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers alike. *100 inspirational ideas on teaching, learning and assessing design and technology *Each one has been successfully tried and tested *Ideas range from understanding the place design and technology has in the modern school to creative teaching strategies.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Independent Learning

Author: John L. Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945794
Format: PDF, Docs
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Independent learning is an ideal which many teachers aspire to but find difficult to achieve. This book provides ten training plans that enable you to easily deliver hours of CPD sessions in your school. All presentations and hand-outs are provided in the book and online, making Bloomsbury CPD Library: Independent Learning all you need to help your students think independently, for a richer learning experience, and to impress inspectors. It is common for school inspectors to comment on the need for students to learn more independently, and from higher education admissions officers and employers there is a constant call for students to be better equipped to be able to learn and think for themselves. Students themselves enjoy and benefit from lessons in which they are given the opportunity to begin to take charge of the learning process, particularly when there is space for them to explore and inquire into topics that grab their attention. At the same time, there is enormous pressure on schools to 'teach to the test', leading many teachers to feel that they have to play safe and cannot risk giving their students genuine responsibility for their own learning, lest results suffer. Critics also argue that students need to be taught directly, as the capacity for meaningful inquiry is not one that most students possess, and even when it is present, the open-ended nature of the inquiry process can make learning inefficient. In this book, John L. Taylor shows how the rhetoric about independent learning can be turned into a practical reality. The book explores the foundations of effective learning and demonstrates how it is possible to implement an approach to learning which encourages students to learn to think for themselves. It shows how by teaching students to think better, teachers can ensure that they both succeed in jumping assessment hurdles and also enjoy a richer, more meaningful educational experience.

Philosophy for Children Through the Secondary Curriculum

Author: Lizzy Lewis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196617
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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to learning and teaching that aims to develop reasoning and judgement. Students learn to listen to and respect their peers' opinions, think creatively and work together to develop a deeper understanding of concepts central to their own lives and the subjects they are studying. With the teacher adopting the role of facilitator, a true community develops in which rich and meaningful dialogue results in enquiry of the highest order. Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. The book includes: • guidance on how to embed P4C in curriculum subjects in a crowded and demanding secondary curriculum timetable • troubleshooting advice for the teacher-turned-facilitator • a companion website containing useful links, downloadable resources and material to display on your interactive whiteboard. Edited and collated by the UK's leading P4C organisation, this book introduces a rationale for using and adapting P4C in the secondary curriculum.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Using Technology in the Classroom

Author: José Picardo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943376
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. The provision of technology focused CPD is often based on the 'whizz and bang' approach, promoting the use of eye-catching digital tools and equipment in classrooms without due consideration to pedagogical factors and, crucially, the individual school's context. José Picardo's new book will consider how technology is used in schools and provide research-informed strategies to help improve teaching and learning by using technology effectively. It focuses on the need to train staff in the skills required to choose the right technology to have lasting impact and combines not only information about how technology can best work in the classroom, but also what makes great teaching and how technology can complement this. The goal of the book is to help teachers integrate technology seamlessly into daily practice so that technology is used almost reflexively, effectively and without fuss. It also provides guidance on how to integrate this methodology and way of thinking across your school as well as training other teachers to successfully choose and use the best technology for their subject and their students. The book provides ten ready-to-use training plans, equating to a cost of just £2.30 per CPD session!

Think Again

Author: John L. Taylor
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441162623
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contemporary education is held captive by an obsession with assessment. The culture of 'teaching-to-the-test' and 'spoon-feeding' has distorted the purpose of teaching and destroyed the joy of free enquiry. This book offers practical advice on how to use philosophy as the cornerstone of a new approach to teaching and learning, with the central aim of developing students' capacity for deeper, freer thought. Drawing on his experience of innovative curriculum development work, the author explains how philosophical questions provide an excellent vehicle for engaging students and drawing them into analytical, creative and independent ways of thinking. Think Again provides: • activities for encouraging critical and creative thinking, • examples of 'entry points' for integrating philosophy in a formal curriculum; and • practical guidance on using philosophy to enliven learning in a range of subjects. The author emphasizes the significant opportunity that project work provides for enabling students to develop their research and analytical skills, and suggests how the 13+ curriculum could be developed to bring a philosophical dimension to learning in all subject areas.