Supporting Teachers Supporting Pupils

Author: Diana Fox Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415335225
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book draws from the real-life experiences and perceptions of teachers in secondary and primary schools, and documents their ideas on how they define their job, the difficulties they face in the classroom and the support they need. Different approaches to teacher support are considered and the book includes an in-depth case study of a school that tried to implement some of these approaches. Key issues covered include: the motivations and needs of teachers and pupils the gaps between theory and practice in the professional role and performance of the teacher the behaviour of pupils and their views on the classroom working with support staff the assertive discipline system. Drawing on her own experience and the experiences of others, Diana Fox Wilson recommends that teachers are supported by a classroom environment that fosters insight and understanding between pupils and teachers, and urges a culture of change that recognises teachers as a crucial influence on young people's lives. Supporting Teachers Supporting Pupils is packed with helpful and practical advice for all teachers. It will be a reassuring read for any teacher finding themselves feeling stranded in the classroom.

Towards Professional Wisdom

Author: David Carr
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409407446
Format: PDF, Kindle
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People professions - such as social work, teaching, nursing, ministry and counselling - are at heart ethical or moral enterprises. Much recent theorizing has been concerned to show that effective professional deliberation and judgement cannot be reduced either to technical rationality or to simple obedience to general occupational procedures or prescriptions. Professional judgement would seem to require the development of a distinctive mode of practical (ethical) reflection or 'wisdom' - perhaps along the lines of Aristotle's 'phronesis' or practical wisdom. Reflection is required to address s.

New Understandings of Teacher s Work

Author: Christopher Day
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400705456
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Within educational research that seeks to understand the quality and effectiveness of teachers and school, the role emotions play in educational change and school improvement has become a subject of increasing importance. In this book, scholars from around the world explore the connections between teaching, teacher education, teacher emotions, educational change and school leadership. (For this text, “teacher” encompasses pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and headteachers, or principals). New Understandings of Teacher’s Work: Emotions and Educational Change is divided into four themes: educational change; teachers and teaching; teacher education; and emotions in leadership. The chapters address the key basic and substantive issues relative to the central emotional themes of the following: teachers’ lives and careers in teaching; the role emotions play in teachers’ work; lives and leadership roles in the context of educational reform; the working conditions; the context-specific dynamics of reform work; school/teacher cultures; individual biographies that affect teachers’ emotional well-being; and the implications for the management and leadership of educational change, and for development, of teacher education.

Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Author: Anthony Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415661277
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This highly relevant handbook addresses and discusses a key period of change to the educational landscape with regard to the increased use of support staff. By highlighting the central problems found in every day classrooms, the authors argue that it is not individual Teaching Assistants who are at fault, but systemic school and classroom factors within which Teaching Assistants operate and over which they have little or no control. Based on results from the authors' pioneering research project, the 'Deployment and Impact of Support Staff' (DISS) which for the first time ever, studied in detail the impact of Teaching Assistants on pupils and teachers, this handbook provides essential, practical information and tools to allow schools to conduct a fundamental review of current practice and provide a framework for reforming methods of support staff deployment. As a pressing need emerges for clear, well-informed guidance on effective ways of deploying and preparing Teaching Assistants and teachers, current methods are also re-evaluated in order for school managers to realise and unleash the huge potential of Teaching Assistants working in mainstream schools"--

Every Child Matters

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317854845
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this groundbreaking and forward-looking resource, Rita Cheminais clearly explains the impact of the Every Child Matters agenda for teachers working in a range of educational settings. Based on the latest national legislation and developments in education, the book provides an up-to-the-minute guide on how to respond to the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for teachers as extended schools develop. Coverage includes: An overview of the Every Child Matters Change for Children Programme and its impact on schools and teachers in learning communities How to access personalised learning opportunities for a diversity of learners New roles and responsibilities for teachers working with other paraprofessionals from within schools and from external services School self-evaluation, quality assurance and monitoring the five Every Child Matters outcomes aligned with the OFSTED inspection framework This accessible and user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable sheets and positive solution-focused advice, to support busy teachers trying to keep pace with the amount of new legislation regarding the Change for Children Programme. It is also ideal for all those involved in supporting teachers in schools in responding to new ways of working – senior managers, advisers, inspectors, educational psychologists, ITE lecturers and health and social services professionals.

Dyslexia in the Early Years

Author: Dimitra Hartas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134284020
Format: PDF, ePub
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Packed full of activities, real-life case studies, tasks and suggestions, this informative book will equip teachers with the kind of practical knowledge needed to teach young children with dyslexia effectively. Tackling the subject in a clear and realistic way, the author encourages teachers to think critically in terms of the changing nature of special educational needs, and teaching and learning in early years. She addresses a variety of classroom issues, such as: assessment and identification of dyslexia summarising and commenting on current debates exploring the links between dyslexia, language, and social and emotional development the most effective instructional methods and teaching styles conducive to supporting pupils with dyslexia in early years settings. In addition the book considers the implications of current research for everyday classroom practice, makes recommendations for employing technologies and for accessing web-based information and resources.

The Effective Teacher s Guide to Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415360388
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching and supporting pupils with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties is arguably the most challenging aspect of teaching in today's classroom. The Effective Teachers' Guide to Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficultiesprovides busy teachers with an easily digestible yet thorough overview of the basic theories surrounding behavior. The book also looks at the range of strategies that can be used in the classroom, and how their effectiveness can be assessed. The range of different strategies presented and explained include Cognitive approach Systems-based approach Behavioral approach Psychodynamic approach Also included is a chapter devoted to supporting pupils with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. The chapter contains new information on identifying and assessing the condition and suggests effective intervention strategies, such as developing self-esteem and interpersonal skills. Highly accessible and authoritative, andtaking into account the very latest developments in the field of Special Educational Needs, this book will prove invaluable reading for the busy practitioner eager to develop their knowledge and understanding.