Stories for Inclusive Schools

Author: Gill Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134387067
Format: PDF, ePub
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This gem is the ideal companion for the busy primary school teacher. Packed with timesaving resources for both the classroom and assembly, it provides a wealth of activities to develop key values and skills in your pupils. Using the power of stories, the authors champion a fresh and inspiring approach to inclusive education across the curriculum, integrating key values into classroom learning. The twelve themed tales stimulate reflection and discussion on such sensitive areas as: bullying prejudice physical disability as well as 'hidden' disabilities alternative lifestyles, cultures, and different appearances parental difference. Lively characters of various ethnic origins, who embody respect for diversity, enhance these multicultural stories. In addition, each session contributes to key skills learning in English, including speaking and listening, reflecting, reasoning and concentrating. Many of the activities also integrate coordination and art and craft skills, numeracy and science skills. The many photocopiable activity pages make this an essential tool for teachers or heads who wish to ensure that inclusion is genuinely working for all children throughout their school.

Creating an Inclusive School

Author: Mal Leicester
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826422462
Format: PDF, Docs
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The issue of "inclusion" is an important one for teachers of children in the early years through to young adulthood. At an individual level each child, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or family background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their educational potential. At a whole school level, a good school will have an inclusive ethos, dealing effectively with prejudice, stereotyping, name calling and other forms of bullying. Intrinsically education rests on "inclusive" values. This book will unpack all these sensitive and wide ranging aspects of inclusion using an accessible, practical and non-threatening approach.

Early Years Stories for the Foundation Stage

Author: Mal Leicester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134184972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following on from the success of Mal Leicester's previous books Stories for Classroom and Assembly and Stories for Inclusive Schools, this book shows how to make use of the learning power of story-time for young children, providing original, themed stories and associated learning activities to promote young children's cognitive and emotional development. Stories in this highly practical resource stimulate the child's interest and acts as a springboard to related learning games designed to develop children's skills in the six foundation areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development communication, language and literacy mathematical development knowledge and understanding of the world physical development creative development. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with extensive photocopiable material, this book recognizes the importance of play, games, social interaction, parental involvement, multicultural education and how to enjoy learning from an early age. All Early Years practitioners will find this book an essential addition to their bookshelves.

Stories For Circle Time and Assembly

Author: Mal Leicester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134254970
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Circle time is a very popular activity in today’s schools and creates a safe, fun environment where children can think about their relationships, their behaviour, and be honest about their problems and feelings. In this book, the highly successful and popular author Mal Leicester offers a range of lively and engrossing stories, poems and songs for use in circle time activities and assemblies. They are specially written to develop the cognitive and emotional development of young children and aim to encourage active and responsible participation. Using plentiful illustrations, photocopiable pages and practical activities, the author links twelve key value-based themes in the circle time stories to stimulate discussion and enhance pupils’ literacy skills and citizenship education.

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

Foundations of Primary Teaching

Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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The need to achieve the latest QTS standards for teaching can often stifle innovation and reflective thinking. Written specifically to help guide student teachers through their training, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It helps student teachers to achieve both the requirements for Qualified Teacher Status, and also a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as an evolving and reflective profession through an emphasis on: effective relationships and motivation as essential factors in learning developing timeless and transferable teaching skills reactivating thinking skills promoting creativity and innovation within the classroom. With new material on inclusion, SEN, legal issues, ICT and teaching assistants, this new edition remains essential reading for all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level.

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Author: Carmel Cefai
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Resilience is a set of qualities that enable children to adapt and transform, to overcome risk and adversity, and to develop social competence, problem-solving skills, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For children and young people it is as vital to possess these qualities in school environments as in the family and the community at large. This handbook for teachers and educators explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a new, positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. Individual chapters examine effective practices in schools and classrooms, and assess a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, collaboration and prosocial behaviour. The author makes use of case studies throughout to bring to life classroom activities and concrete strategies that will promote best practice for enhancing student resilience, and offers a framework that can be adapted to the existing nature, culture and needs of each individual school community and its members. Promoting Resilience in the Classroom is a valuable resource for educational practitioners as well as educational officers and policy makers engaged in school development and educational improvement.

Leading Anti Bias Early Childhood Programs

Author: Louise Derman-Sparks
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773409
Format: PDF
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With a focus on the leader’s role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book is both a stand-alone text and a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools, Louise Derman-Sparks, renowned expert on anti-bias education, together with experienced early childhood directors Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo explain the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors’ extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings. Book Features: The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation. Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach. Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader’s ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children. Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments. “A concise and powerful message for anti-bias leaders in early childhood education everywhere. A truly inspired gift of lessons from the movement, for the movement.” —Carol Brunson Day, President of the Board, National Association for the Education of Young Children “If you are an educator wanting to see more equity and inclusiveness in the world, at times discouraged confused, or overwhelmed with how to manage the conflict that always emerges in the change process, you’ll find reassurance, resources, and strategic thinking to engage in this anti-bias work.” —Margie Carter, author, The Visionary Director, and international early childhood consultant "It is never too early to prepare children to deal effectively with issues of race, class, gender, family, and ability and equity. This book is a tool box for building early childhood programs that foster sentiments of justice and fairness in leaders, teachers, and young children, and help them to act on these values.” —Herbert Kohl, educator and bestselling author of The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching