The Coombes Approach

Author: Susan Rowe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855397293
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over the last 40 years the Coombes School in Berkshire, UK, has developed an international reputation for its innovative approach to Nursery and Infant teaching. In this book Sue Humphries, the founder of the school, and Sue Rowe, the former headteacher, explore the principles behind the school and how others can learn from its approach. In particular, the book focuses on the innovative use of the school's environment as a unique ‘outdoor classroom' and the development of a sustainable and safe environment in which pupils can play and learn. The Coombes Approach covers a comprehensive range of topics from curriculum design, pastoral care and the wider policy and community contexts in which the school has operated. Supported by an online resource bank of pictures of the school environment and pupils' activities, this is an essential read for school leaders seeking to learn from the successes of the Coombes School's unique approach to teaching.

100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners Outdoor Play

Author: Julie Mountain
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911059
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children benefit hugely from regular, frequent and progressive outdoor play, and it should therefore be an integral part of their early education. This brand new addition to the 100 ideas series offers early years practitioners easy-to-implement outdoor play activities and practical advice on managing and evaluating your provision. Dip in and out of the ideas which range in complexity, from 'getting started' activities for practitioners who are inexperienced or less confident about outdoor play, to more challenging strategies for those who have used Forest School ideas. Julie Mountain's wealth of knowledge and abundance of creativity and enthusiasm shines through with activities involving mark making, storytelling, communicating, exploration, maths and mud! In addition, there are guest ideas from outdoor play experts Kierna Corr, Felicity Robinson, Lesley Romanoff, Juliet Robertson, Lily Horseman and Mary Jackson and an extensive further reading section. The ideas in this book will inspire you to get outside and make the most of your outdoor space however big or small it is and whatever the weather decides to throw at you! INCLUDES Teaching tips - Taking it further ideas - Ideas for involving parents - Bonus ideas

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800125
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

100 Ideas for Secondary School Assemblies

Author: Susan Elkin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826493972
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This wide-ranging and user-friendly title contains one hundred ideas for assembiles in the secondary school. The assemblies will range from thoughtful to faith-linked and from fact-sharing to stimuli for reflection. Each one will also contain a handy list of things the teacher will need to perform the assembly.

Schools for the Future

Author: Anita Foster
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0112711820
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The aim of this guide is to inspire the best possible designs for school grounds. It covers all school sectors, including special educational needs, looking at both the development of existing space and new build. Using examples from recent developments it also shows how well designed grounds can enhance learning, encourage well-being and influence behaviour. The three main sections cover: the process of developing school grounds; designing and building; supporting school ground development. It is written for everyone involved in the process, including teachers, governors, architects, local authorities and sponsors. Although not a technical guide, it contains a references to more specific information

The Brain Power Classroom

Author: Dave Beal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935127932
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create a Focused, Positive, and Engaged Classroom! Through expert guidance and inspiring stories from the field, Dave Beal helps you create a Brain Power Classroom full of engaged, focused and collaborative students. Part 1 provides scientific background, principles and insightful advice for creating an optimal classroom atmosphere. Part 2 features 30 classroom activities you can easily integrate into your current curriculum. They are divided into the Brain Power 10 Essentials and incorporate various modalities, such as movement, mindfulness, and focusing strategies to engage students multiple intelligences. Using the tools in this book, you will be able to motivate your students to use their full brain potential as they develop into harmonious leaders with strong character and high levels of academic achievement."

Instructional Design for Action Learning

Author: Geri McArdle
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814415679
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Training participants learn and retain more by relating lessons to their own on-the-job experiences. By using the strategies of "action learning" in their lesson design and presentation, trainers can ensure that learners absorb material deeply, in a way that lets them immediately use it in their jobs to get real, measurable results. Filled with examples of action learning techniques readers can implement in their training design and delivery, this book shows them how to: * Create fun and memorable activities that match participants' needs, learning styles, and levels of understanding. * Encourage learners to build on their own experiences. * Evaluate learner mastery during the entire learning event. * Strengthen learning transfer back on the job. * Accurately measure post-training results. It's a trainer's job to ensure their lessons stick. Instructional Design for Action Learning provides readers with the tools they need to make it happen.

Dirty Teaching

Author: Juliet Robertson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 178135149X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too

Symbol Story and Ceremony

Author: Gene Combs
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Describes the psychotherapeutic use of metaphor in its three basic forms: symbol, story and ritual. Case studies are used to illustrate metaphorical strategies for facilitating new patterns of thought. Exercises are also offered to help therapists develop confidence in thinking metaphorically.

New Love Poems

Author: Terry Benczik
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452575231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is love? How do we get and keep that almost indescribably happy feeling? The collection, New Love Poems, by award-winning poet Terry Benczik moves with tenderness, sensitivity, and humor through love's many moods. The book reflects the wild adventure and charming idyll that romantic feelings provide. It describes a woman's journey of love through a jungle of emotions, from attraction and excitement through hurt, despair, longing, and hope. There are also portraits of feelings of love that soar and bring the reader to an elevated territory. The thoughts and feelings here are images and stories we might all recognize and cherish. Some poems spark sentiment, wistfulness, desire, and laughter. Other poems reflect love, not just for a romantic partner, but for humanity and the divine beloved; conveying a realization that the love we carry in our hearts is the most precious gift we can give to ourselves and to others. "Reading poetry awakens our own inner artisan energies and transforms us. New Love Poems is a treasure of blessing-filled healing poems for both heart and soul. Terry Benczik is truly Rumi’s daughter with her profound, authentic heart poetry." -Rev. Jayne Howard Feldman, author of Commune with the Angels, Driving Under the Influence of Angels, and Angels by My Side "Well, a rare combination of talents is our Terry Benczik! She is fully conscious of the joys of human life—that 'pleasing, anxious being,' as Thomas Gray so memorably described it; and simultaneously she is movingly mindful of Virgil's 'tears of things'; (lacrimae rerum). Yet she somehow manages to suffuse a tender charm over both these aspects of our mortal experiences, both the weeping and the laughter. I'm sure it is her aesthetic sensitivity which I find so appealing -that gentle power, that verbal elegance, that poignant memorability, which characterizes her poetic achievement." -Colin Dexter, creator, Inspector Morse https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/terry-benczik/new-love-poems/