The Perfect Ofsted English Lesson

Author: David Didau
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Another from Jackie Beere's 'Perfect' stable, this simple but effective little book is designed to help bring the best out of all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. It is written by David Didau, a highly effective and innovative head of English at a school where Independent Thinking is a trustee. He has been instrumental in overseeing an enviable rise in A* to C results over the last few years to 84% in 2011. Packed full of ideas, strategies and simple yet effective innovations, this book is an essential tool in the toolkit of every English department - and not just for the inspection either! With topics including assessment for learning, progress, the learning environment and planning outstanding lessons, this is the book for every English teacher's desk drawer.

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

Author: Jackie Beere
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350221
Format: PDF
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Building on the success of The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson, this book demonstrates through exemplary case studies how to get the very best from your Ofsted inspection. Heads and middle leaders who have managed to show their school off in the best possible light share their top tips for making your inspection an opportunity rather than a threat. Telling the story of your school effectively, showing how the data really represents your school and helping your middle leaders show how they are working towards 'continuous improvement' are just a few of the essential aspects of preparation for the inspection. Writing an incisive SEF that exemplifies your spiralling success and which demonstrates your capacity for improvement is still essential for gaining an 'outstanding' result.This book will help prepare you and your staff to be confident and impressive in every lesson visited by the inspection team and will empower your senior leaders and governors to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Written in Jackie Beere's pragmatic style with a wealth of practical advice from many contributors this book will deliver the essential tips for making inspection work for your school.

The Secret of Literacy

Author: David Didau
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781351821
Format: PDF
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Literacy? That's someone else's job, isn't it? This is a book for all teachers on how to make explicit to students those things we can do implicitly. In the Teachers' Standards it states that all teachers must demonstrate an understanding of, and take responsibility for, promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy, and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher's specialist subject. In The Secret of Literacy, David Didau inspires teachers to embrace the challenge of improving students' life chances through improving their literacy.

Perfect ICT Every Lesson

Author: Mark Anderson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781351236
Format: PDF
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Technology is at the heart of learning for all of us and every teacher needs to be using social media, mobile technologies and transformational digital learning opportunities as an integral part of their range of strategies for helping students make the maximum progress. In this book in the 'Perfect' series, Mark Anderson, the ICT Evangelist, takes the technology-relatedelements of all the recent subject reports from Ofsted and using them offers clear and practical strategies that are proven to be successful in classrooms and offers up ideas for how they can be turned into a daily reality for all teachers.

The Perfect Maths Lesson

Author: Ian Loynd
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781352003
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Perfect (Ofsted) Maths Lesson recognises that teaching is hard and that, although no teacher is perfect, their lessons can be. Drawing on his experience as a secondary maths teacher and assistant head teacher Ian Loynd provides practical ideas and common-sense methods that can help every teacher to be outstanding, and uncovers the essential strategies that help teachers appear to walk on water.

The Perfect Ofsted Science Lesson

Author: John Beasley
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781351910
Format: PDF
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Have you ever sat in a science classroom as either a pupil or an observer and been bored? John has! But it should never have happened!! Science can be the most absorbing, engaging, gross, fascinating, smelly, exciting, practical, electrifying, challenging and explosive subject in the curriculum. No other subject can - literally - make your hair stand on end! John draws on his years of experience as a science learner, teacher and trainer to reveal the habits and mindsets of great science learners and teachers - and shows how these mindsets and habits can be taught. He gives clear guidance (referenced to Ofsted advice on outstanding practice) on engaging starters, success criteria, motivational lesson activities, effective plenaries and powerful feedback which will show that crucial progress over time. This book really will make your lessons go with a bang!

Pimp Your Lesson

Author: Isabella Wallace
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905156
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.

Perfect Assessment for Learning

Author: Claire Gadsby
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350280
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Too much valuable teacher time is devoted to the kind of marking and feedback which does little to improve pupils' learning. This easy to read guide introduces a range of innovative and practical strategies to ensure that assessment genuinely is for learning

Secondary Starters and Plenaries English

Author: Johnnie Young
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441144501
Format: PDF
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This book provides English teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate, all with realistic timings for each. Even better, every starter and plenary contains an 'ideas generator', making it easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and keeping it fresh for you to use, and there are PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every English teacher needs to cover, and makes use of music, drama, maps, charts and practical props. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; some use all the senses; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. The 'teacher tips' section offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error by the author.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Outstanding Lessons

Author: Ross Morrison McGill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472906306
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Conflicting government diktat and changeable Ofsted frameworks means that navigating the path to outstanding can be challenging. However, the integrity of an outstanding lesson will always be the same and this book attempts to bottle that formula so that you can recreate it time and time again. In his first book, Twitter phenomenon and outstanding teacher, Ross Morrison McGill provides a bank of inspirational ideas that can be picked up five minutes before your lesson starts and put into practice just as they are, or embedded into your day-to-day teaching to make every lesson an outstanding lesson! In his light-hearted and enthusiastic manner Ross guides you through the ideas he uses on a daily basis for managing behaviour, lesson planning, homework, assessment and all round outstanding teaching. Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone who has little practical teaching experience, there are ideas in this book that will change the way you think about your lessons. Ideas include: Snappy starters, Open classroom, Smiley faces, Student-led homework, Monday morning mantra and the popular five minute lesson plan. The 100 ideas series offers busy secondary teachers easy to implement, practical strategies and activities to improve and inspire their classroom practice. The bestselling series has been relaunched with a brand new look, including a new accessible dip in and out layout. Features include: Teachers tips, Taking it further tips, Quotes from the Ofsted framework and teachers, Bonus ideas, Hashtags and online resouces.