Using Talk Effectively in the Primary Classroom

Author: Richard Eke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415342805
Format: PDF
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Drawing on their research into the quality, quantity and type of talk that happens in the everyday primary classroom, the authors offer insights into the most effective ways of using talk to improve teaching and learning. They consider broad classroom-based issues, such as: what is important about talk what children know about talk when they get to school the voice of authority and the voice of the learner whole class teaching for diversity the experience of boys and girls, and children with special needs using talk in the Literacy and Numeracy Hours using talk in science and ICT. Packed full of quotes from teachers and pupils in action, this innovative guide presents a range of practical ways that teachers can develop their interactions with their pupils to raise standards in all primary schools.

Learning through Talk

Author: Heather Luxford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113660961X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learning through Talk is a practical handbook. It is designed to help teachers and others working with five to eleven year olds develop the key skills which will enable their pupils to use talk effectively for learning. The activities within the book encourage thinking and learning across the curriculum and help pupils to improve their communication skills and become independent learners. This book provides: Advice and practical guidance on developing the essential skills of participation, collaboration, positive challenge, resolving differences and reflection A series of motivating and exciting workshop activities Photocopiable resources to support workshops with links to video material on the companion website A practical, blended resource, Learning through Talk helps teachers shift their focus to evaluate the quality of pupils’ talk as an insight into the learning process. The authors present tried and tested methods for reflection, including the use of a video diary room, an example of which is accessible online via the Companion Website. An invaluable guide for both trainee and practising teachers, this book will provide those working with children with a practical framework to improve talk and communication in their classrooms in line with current curriculum developments.

Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Denis Hayes
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458237
Format: PDF
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This is an essential text for all primary trainees, covering the fundamental issues for learning and teaching in primary schools today. It motivates and challenges trainees at the same time as guiding them through the Standards for the Award of QTS. Chapters explore the major themes in teacher education, such as behaviour, communication and creativity, encouraging reflection on key questions and professional dilemmas. In addition, two key chapters provide specific advice to help trainees interpret and fully understand the standards, with strategies for successfully implementing them and demonstrating how each of the standards can be met.

Observing Primary Literacy

Author: Margaret Perkins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413132
Format: PDF
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Making sense of what a teacher observes in the classroom is vital to their development as a new teacher and a fundamental aspect of high-quality literacy teaching. By providing real-life case studies that analyse what underpins interactions between teachers and children, this book will help them understand literary learning processes and develop their own practice. Key features of this second edition include: A new chapter on teaching grammar, spelling and punctuation Links to the National Curriculum in England and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland Expanded discussion on teaching phonics Clear guidance on how to undertake assessment without levels.

Thinking and Learning with ICT

Author: Rupert Wegerif
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415304757
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Primary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on: * raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas * developing collaborative learning in small groups * using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers. Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.

Talking Listening Learning

Author: Myhill, Debra
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335217443
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through analysing the talk that goes on in primary school classrooms, the book examines the process of talk and learning in detail and shows how teachers’ questions, instructions and statements can support and extend children’s learning. It highlights the central influence of teacher talk on developing children’s learning and looks at international perspectives in the field, including the work of Shirley Brice Heath, Douglas Barnes, Gordon Wells, Neil Mercer and Robin Alexander.

Effective Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom

Author: Fiona Shelton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335237703
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Effective Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom is a key resource for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and Early Years Foundation/Childhood Studies degrees and primary practitioners.

Organising Learning in the Primary School Classroom

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135868476
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the publication of the first edition, Organising Learning in the Primary School Classroom has been recognised as an indispensable guide for primary school teachers in their quest for more effective practice in the classroom. It gives help on everyday problems of classroom organisation: how to group children, how to set out a classroom physically, how to make the most efficient use of time and resources. Now in its 4th edition, the book retains these strengths but has been brought right up to date with the many changes that are taking place nationally and globally. The book begins with a survey of these recent changes and goes on to consider their implications for teachers if today's schools are to prepare children for what is, to some extent, an unknown future. In addition to chapters on classroom organisation, the book includes chapters on: child development creativity PSHE and citizenship teaching language and literacy, ICT, mathematics and science the foundation subjects working with parents working effectively with Teaching Assistants evaluating and assessing learning teaching children with special educational needs or exceptional ability. Throughout, the aim is to get teachers and student teachers to analyse their own classrooms and to produce solutions that will work for them. This book will be invaluable not only to newly qualified teachers, but also to experienced practitioners wishing to review their work.

The SAGE Handbook of Writing Development

Author: Roger Beard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848600380
Format: PDF
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Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.