Teachers' Pocketbooks

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A collection of pocketbooks for teachers with focused inspirational ideas & strategies that fit in your pocket.  They offer practical and well-organized ideas and strategies that are written by educators. They are easy-to-read and informative and include diagrams & cartoons which add a fun element.

Behaviour Management - Number 1 Bestseller


Accelerated Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610340
Author: Best, Brin
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of tips, tools and techniques to help your students reach their potential.

By adopting accelerated learning principles you can teach in a way that maximizes your students' chances of reaching their potential. This pocketbook offers practical strategies and techniques that get results. After outlining the background to accelerated learning, Brin Best explains how to prepare your students for learning and how to create the right learning environment. A chanpter on teaching strategies covers questioning techniques and styles of teaching and learning, with suggested activities helpfully linked to each of the multiple intelligences first identified by Howard Gardner. A detailed self-evaluation framework allows you to review and develop practice. To quote one head of science, "some books have a good idea every few pages; this one has a few good ideas on every page".

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Anger And Conflict Management Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776957
Author: Blum, Paul
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of tips, tools and techniques to help your students reach their potential.

Explosive, uncontrolled anger is both frightening and damaging. Whether it's verbal abuse, physical intimidation, violence, aggression, or a combination of these, trying to manage very angry pupils is tough. It's energy-sapping and can leave us feeling frustrated, powerless and, sometimes, inept and weak. This Pocketbook is hightly practical in demonstrating how to cope when tempers fly in the classroom, the corridor, the plaground or, indeed, the staffroom. Find out about the anger cycle; how to recognize early warning signs and intervene to prevent an eruption; how to handle angry explosions/conflict situations; how to repair relationships following an outburst; how to teach children to manage difficult emotions and how to maintain your sanity. Paul Blum pulls no punches, taking us into fighting, steaming and 'happy slap' territory. However, you're in the hands of an expert who really does give you a survival toolkit.

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Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776995
Author: Young, Ronnie
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of expert advice and practical strategies for understanding and overcoming the challenges posed by Asperger syndrome.

For some youngsters the world is a strange and unfathomable place where people don't say what they mean or mean what they say; where rules change depending on who you are with; and where you are never allowed just to be yourself. Welcome to Planet Asperger, located in a parallel universe where everything seems the same as earth, but nothing actually is. Author and international trainer Ronnie Young explains what Asperger's syndrome is and offers a range of helpful strategies for overcoming the challenges it poses in the classroom. The book covers social impairment, obsessive interests; repetition and change; verbal and non-verbal communication; anger; sensory problems; study skills and exams; and considers whole school implications. Once you understand how the Asperger mind works, it's not so difficult to adapt to accommodate it.


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Assessment & Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610654
Author: Smith, Ian
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of practical, inspiring ideas for using assessment to promote progress and improve learning.

Good assessment focuses mainly on improvement and is used to support progress. It helps learners to know how well they have learned and provides feedback on how they can do better; it encourages learners to support and help each other; it builds self-motivation, self-confidene and self-reliance. Sound familiar? These are the principles of formative asessment. You know the theory but how do you turn it into practice? That's where Ian Smith comes in. Let Ian explain the difference between formative and summative assessment. Let him walk you through writing and sharing leaning intentions and success criteria; promoting high quality interaction in lessons, verbal and written feedback, self- and peer- assessment. You'll find classroom strategies and inspiring ideas galore.

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Behaviour Management Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610432
Author: Hook, Peter, & Vass, Andy
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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How to manage their classes is not only every new teachers' first concern, it's an area about which even the most experienced teachers are never complacent. This new edition of the Teachers' Pocketbooks' top-selling title is a practical, authoritative guide to creating calm classes and focused, co-operative students. 

The book starts from the premise that teachers cannot  control the behaviour of children; instead they must seek to influence it. Teachers are most effective in managing behaviour when they focus on antecedents and consequences. This means  building relationships and using preventative strategies followed by consistent use of logical consequences. The book covers different styles of behaviour management; getting the basics right; eight core principles and a ten-step discipline plan. A section entitled 'developing the toolkit' offers a broad range of strategies for teachers to use. All are explained in practical, classroom terms with examples of phrases to  use for maximum effectiveness. Under pinning the repertoire of techniques is a strong framework: the 4Rs - rights, responsibilities, rules and routines. Liberal use of cartoons, diagrams, mnemonics and other visual devices reinforce the message and fast-track understanding.

Authors Peter Hook and Andy Vass are nationally renowned experts in the field of behaviour management. They have acted as consultants to the government as well as to numerous schools and LAs. They are regarded as inspirational trainers, and with more than 60 years - combined teaching experience, their ideas are firmly grounded in classroom experience.

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Boys, Girls And Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610241
Author: Smith Ian
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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There are more similarities than differences between girls and boys, but there are innate differences in how they think, feel, behave, communicate and learn. That said, not all boys and not all girls are the same.The challenge for education is to avoid gender stereotyping, while understanding and exploiting gender differences for better teaching and learning. Ian Smith argues that by letting boys be boys and girls be girls we can help them become successful learners who will mature into confident adults, comfortable with themselves and with others. He covers how to motivate both boys and girls through a combination of challenge and support; how to connect with both genders; how to create a structured environment that will work for girls and for boys; how to actively involve both in their own learning; how to give effective feedback; and whether boys and girls should be taught separately or together. This is not another book that harps on about 'the problem with boys'; it takes a refreshing look at the broader picture and gives practical classroom advice.

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Challenging Behaviours Boys Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776735
Author: O'regan Fintin
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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All children are challenging to some extent, but some are more challenging than others. Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) can be tough to support and teach. This pocketbook helps you to do just that. It focuses on three particular behaviour disorders: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), CD (Conduct Disorder) and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Fintan O'Regan, an internationally renowned expert on ADHD, explains why some children are prone to developing a can't learn, won't learn or don't care attitude. He devotes individual chapters to each behaviour pattern and uses Vicki, Liam and Darren to illustrate typical characteristics. Practical classroom strategies include lesson scenarios, with example dialogues showing how different teacher responses can lead to different outcomes. Whether you're looking for explanations, tips, ideas, or strategies(or maybe just reassurance and support) this book fits the bill.

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Character, Grit & Resilience Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610951
Author: Simister, C.J.
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date: April 2017

The OED has character as "the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual". For sure, some of these qualities we're born with but neuroscience confirms that character is also something we can grow. There's evidence to show that by teaching children how to collaborate, adapt, be curious and creative; to show initiative, persistence, flexibility and good judgement, etc, we are equipping them to learn and be successful in life. We are also increasing their chances of social, emotional and physical well being.

This Pocketbook focuses on intellectual character. Cartoons, diagrams and other visually attractive presentational devices support the text and cement meaning. Real, practical examples are used throughout to demonstrate actions and outcomes.

The book starts with attitudes, approaches, events and activities that create a 'character culture' in classrooms and schools. It suggests ways of incorporating character education into lessons: planning, framing and setting tasks that target specific dispositions. Grit - the desire and ability to persevere; rising to a challenge and showing stamina and persistence - is given its own chapter. So, too, is resilience: the magic ingredient that helps us cope with adversity, disappointment, shock and failure. The author concludes with how to recognise, reflect on, evaluate and celebrate personal and intellectual development.

C J Simister (National Association of Gifted Children's 'Inspiring Person of the Year', 2011) has almost 20 years' teaching experience. She regularly speaks at international conferences and works with schools around the world, advising on helping young people to develop the intellectual qualities and skills needed to thrive and succeed in school and beyond.

Classroom Presence Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610852
Author: Salter, Rob
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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We all know teachers who exude an air of authority and who command attention the minute they walk into a room. Their presence communicates itself to students, often without a word having been spoken. When they speak and interact they come across as engaging, effective communicators. Their classes are calm and focused, students and teacher work well together and behaviour is rarely a problem. How do they do it?

The Classroom Presence Pocketbook shows how to create presence through your teacher persona. In doing so, it plugs a gap that exists in teacher training. It draws on exciting and not widely disseminated material from the world of acting and improvisation to provide straightforward tools and strategies that all teachers can use to improve their classroom presence.

The book starts with a look at how "status techniques", used to good effect in stand-up comedy, theatre improvization and politics, can be used in the classroom. With assertiveness and rapport they form a triad of core skills for creating presence. A later chapter on how to connect with your audience draws on Rodenburg's "circles of energy". Building presence through breathing, voice, spatial awareness, high expectations, behaviour management and NLP techniques complete the picture. As with all Teachers' Pocketbooks, cartoons, diagrams and visually attractive presentational devices support the text throughout.

Rob Salter, the author, initially trained as a theatre director. He taught Drama for 16 years in London schools before moving to work in Special Needs. He now runs a consultancy specializing in meta-cognitive approaches to teaching and learning.

Coaching In Schools Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610937
Author: Vass, Andy
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date: June 2016

Coaching skills are fundamentally about the quality of dialogues that happen at all levels of an organisation. Where coaching is part of a school's ethos, performance improves and attainment is raised. The Coaching in Schools Pocketbook comprises a collection of highly practical skills and strategies that can be used by all educational professionals, regardless of role or status.

The book begins by explaining the concept of solutions focused coaching. It describes a number of powerful tools that facilitate conversational shifts, moving people from: resistance to collaboration; anxiety to confidence; what's wrong to what's right; complaint to preferred future; limitation to possibility and potential. A key chapter on coaching skills looks at building trust and rapport, asking skillful questions, listening at different levels and offering supportive feedback. A coaching framework, developed and refined by the author over time, is provided.

Further chapters cover goal-setting and developing coaching within a school. Illustrative case studies, along with cartoons, diagrams and other visually attractive presentational devices are used throughout to support the text and cement the meaning.

Andy Vass is an internationally renowned educator and mentor who works with organisations and individuals to support improvement. Andy has coached more than 10,000 teachers from over 1,000 schools and draws on experience gained from 35 years in the field

Some of the content of this Pocketbook has been previously published in the Coaching & Reflecting Pocketbook, which this new title replaces.

Collaborative Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610470
Author: Luzet, Gael
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of imagination, inspiration and innovation to help you become an even more creative teacher.

All teachers look to deliver inspiring, innovative and imaginative lessons. What better way to engage students and help them learn more effectively?

"I really like it when we can talk in class," says Kelly in Year 8, grinning from ear to ear when I suggest a group activity on a grey Monday morning. Although I suspect that she might like it for the wrong reasons, I know that there is a lot for her - and the other 29 students in the class - to learn in a structured co-operative learning context."

Gael Luze's Pocketbook about small group work focuses on how "the power of more than one" can transform learning. Like all good teaching and learning strategies, successful collaborative learning relies on meticulous planning and careful delivery, both of which are discussed here. Ideas for basic collaborative activities are included as well as practical examples of how to use various high impact strategies in lessons. You begin to see what lies behind Vygotsky's words: "The one who does the talking does the learning". And assessing and evaluating" Process and product; individual and team contributions; formative and summative approaches - they're all covered.

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Creative Teaching Pockebook

ISBN: 9781906610166
Author: Watson-Davis, Roy
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
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A pocketful of imagination, inspiration and innovation to help you become an even more creative teacher.

All teachers look to deliver inspiring, innovative and imaginative lessons. What better way to engage students and help them learn more effectively? Roy Watson-Davis draws on a deep well of creativity and on his experience as a mentor to share numerous suggestions for original, inventive approaches to lessons. Use his ideas as starting points for your own brain waves, or import and adapt them for your own classroom. As well as creative starters, 'kernels' and closers, section of the book are devoted to questioning technique, active learning, technology, revision and teamwork. Roy aims to stimulate and support creative practice by challengine you to move out of your comfort zones: try pegging maths equations across your room washing-line-style, or adopting 'the fruit bowl approach', or how about delivering a lesson in costume? Take the plunge, recharge your batteries and watch your students' enthusiasm increase.

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Differentiation Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610319
Author: Anstee, Peter
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of practical strategies for differentiating learning to ensure that all students are engaged, motivated and successful.

A glance at the history books or the pages of a Dickens novel reminds us how far education has come since the days when pupils sat silently in rows memorising knowledge imparted by the teacher. Learning was passive, and only gender and social class affected provision. In today's schools learning is at the centre of what we do and differentiation - the process of modifying a lesson or part of a lesson for one or some of the learners - is a fundamental part of teaching. Turning theory into practice and including 20 key types of differentiation, this Pocketbook is about planning and teaching creative, student-focused lessons where every learner is appropriately challenged and where engaged, stimulated and motivated students work in a state of 'flow'. In this kind of environment true differentiation serves not to label but to enable.

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Drama For Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776773
Author: Brian Radcliffe
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A wardrobe of drama ideas and techniques for active, imaginative and collaborative learning.

Drama-based activities encourage high levels of cognitive activity; they're fun, they get everyone involved, and they foster creativity across the curriculum. Maybe you recognize drama as a powerful tool for learning but don't see how it applies to your subject/classroom? Possibly you/ve experimented with drama and would like to build on this, or perhaps you're waiting in the wings unsure how to make your debut? Enter the Drama for Learning Pocketbook with its wardrobe of techniques: drama games; exploring narrative, character and dilemmas; 'stylization'; analogies; props and 'teacher in role'. Each chapter describes several different drama activities with a worked example of each followed by ideas banks suggesting application right across the curriculum. Whether you're a primary or secondary specialist why not give Drama for Learning Pocketbook an audition? It could become the star of your show!

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Dyscalculia Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610845
Author: Thomas, Will
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that affects a person's mathematical ability. It is estimated that around 6% of the population have dyscalculia, so in a typical classroom there is likely to be at least one dyscalculic learner. Research is ongoing, but we know that dyscalculia is a much deeper-rooted problem than just 'being bad at maths'. This Pocketbook looks at the difficulties faced by pupils with dyscalculia and explores the support strategies that work. The author begins by summarising and explaining what we currently know about dyscalculia. Key indicators are described, along with various ways of screening and assessing to identify students with this SpLD. There's a helpful chapter on 'maths anxiety' and a central practical section on teaching strategies that will help learners to work around the obstacles dyscalculia presents. Details of the three components of a mathematical idea and the six levels of learning - intuitive, concrete, pictorial, abstract, application and communication - provide good underpinning structure. Games that help develop number sense and the ten most effective classroom approaches are also covered. A final resource section and maths glossary complete the picture. As with all books in the Teachers' Pocketbooks series, this is a practical, 'how to\ guide, throughout which cartoons ,diagrams and visual prompts support the text. Former primary school teacher Judy Hornigold is a Senior Lecturer on Inclusion at Edge Hill University. She has written and delivered the PGCert for Dyscalulia/Maths Learning Difficulties, accredited by the BDA and has also developed multiple products for use in schools, including various support materials.

Publication Date: September 2015

 

Dyslexia Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610647
Author: Bennett, Julie
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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The word dyslexia has a Greek origin, 'dys-' meaning difficulty and '-lexia' meaning words or language. Dyslexia is not just a reading or spelling problem; it's a difficulty with language - reading, writing, speaking, spelling and information processing. It can, in turn, lead to social problems. This pocketbook is a practical guide to helping dyslexic students overcome their learning barriers and unlock their potential. Now in its 2nd edition, this extensively illustrated book is aimed at teachers in primary and secondary schools. It provides:

An outline of what dyslexia is and ways to recognise 'at risk of dyslexia' signs.

Information about learning profiles of dyslexic students.

Suggested solutions and practical techniques.

Ways to improve the performance of dyslexic students and pointers to further resources.

Following an opening chapter, What is Dyslexia? the book moves on to consider how multi-sensory learning can benefit students with dyslexia. Practical tools and techniques are provided for reading, handwriting, spelling, maths, speaking & listening, music, study skills and organisation. Raising self-esteem and using the 6 'Ls' for written and verbal communication (legibility, layout, language ,links, large picture/little chunks, let it settle & look again) are given chapters of their own as are the many different theories and practices currently in use.

A former primary school teacher, author Julie Bennett has delivered training on dyslexia to a range of professionals, from early years practitioners to Open University staff and students. She has mild dyslexia herself and writes from first hand experience, drawing on her work with children and adults with specific learning difficulties.

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Dyspraxia/DCD Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610388
Author: Talukdar, Afroza
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Since the turn of the century, scientific and medical literature has been peppered with case reports of children without an identifiable medical or neurological condition who appeared physically and intellectually normal, yet who lacked the movement competence necessary to cope with the demands of everyday living. These children had previously been described as 'clumsy'. The condition is now widely referred to as 'dyspraxia' or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. This cartoon-illustrated Pocketbook provides readers with an understanding and insight into the 'hidden disability' of dyspraxia/DCD. It describes how dyspraxia can affect an individual and outlines the challenges they might face. It focuses on how to support children to learn to cope with the demands of the classroom and how to afford them maximal learning opportunities. After defining dyspraxia/DCD, the author explains current approaches to identification. She highlights the main areas of difficulty and offers practical strategies to address these. Chapters on perceptual function, motor memory and the secondary consequences of dyspraxia help to form a full picture. The book concludes with how to develop a dyspraxia-friendly classroom and provides a helpful list of resources, websites, suppliers, equipment and contacts. Author is Afroza Talukdar. She runs training sessions and conferences on issues and holds a range of post-graduate qualifications in the field of dyspraxia. She is a member of the education panel for the Dyspraxia Foundation.

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EAL Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610302
Author: Washbourne, Alice
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Tools and techniques to create inclusive learning environments and lessons for students with English as a second language.

Many countries in the world are culturally and linguistically diverse. The EAL (English as a Second Language) Pocketbook is for teachers of pupils learning English as an additional language, whether in rural or urban contexts. It provides tips, tools and techniques to ensure that all pupils can thrive in their learning. Author Alice Washbourne is a consultant EAL advisor. Her inclusive approach is modelled on 'the ladder to success' beginning with the learner's skills and strengths, building on these to make learning cognitively challenging, then providing scaffolding to support their move towards independent learning. Useful guidance for both novice and experienced practitioners.

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Eating Disorders Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610494
Author: Knightsmith, Pooky
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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When it comes to dealing with pupils suffering from an eating disorder, school staff admit they lack knowledge and confidence. Unsure whether they can do anything to help, they're afraid of making matters worse. However, they can help. As one young sufferer remarked: "I don't think it's going too far to say my teacher saved my life".

This Pocketbook is suitable for anyone working in a school setting and will be of interest to parents, too. It contains ideas, information and practical advice for supporting pupils with eating disorders. It explains what an eating disorder is, focusing particularly on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. After identifying risk factors and warning signs, the author looks at encouraging pupils to share their concerns and at how to respond when a student confides.

The emphasis shifts to a whole-school approach in a chapter about setting up a recovery team involving parents, peers, individual staff, outside agencies, etc. It stays practical and relevant to all staff, however, with day-to-day support strategies and how to keep things on track, eg monitoring progress and reintegrating students whose eating disorder has led to periods of absence. There is advice on what to say, what not to say and exactly how to help. Cartoons, diagrams, bullets and other presentational devices support the text throughout.

A recovered anorexic herself, author Pooky Knightsmith specialises in the prevention and management of eating disorders. She has interviewed over 500 young people with eating disorders and 800 teachers for a PhD in this field. She works in teacher education where her job is to engage with, learn from and share with a worldwide network of more than 1.8 million teachers.

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Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610111
Author: Churches, Richard
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Tips, tools and techniques to enhanve your communication skills and ensure effective learning for every child in the classroom.

Research consistently shows that teacher effectiveness is about engagement, interaction, questioning, positive atmosphere, high expectations and suitable challenge. At the heart of all these areas is the ability to communicate effectively. How you do that minute by minute and second by second is fundamental to what children learn and remember and to how they behave. Richard Churches draws from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, NLP and neuroscience, to provide a practical compendium of communication expertise based on what highly effective teachers do. You'll find out how to use influential language patterns to support learning and positive behaviour; the secrets of body language and non-verbal communication; how to communicate to create the right emotional climate; effective questioning techniques; etc. Small changes to your current practice could lead to hugh benefits in the classroom.

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Emotional Literacy Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776803
Author: James Park, Marilyn Tew
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of practical strategies for helping pupils use emotional understanding to learn and grow.

By helping students to recognize, understand and handle emotions - their own and others' - we can build their self-esteem, improve their confidence and pave the way for them to becom educationally and socially successful. The authors use case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of helping children to feel "Capable, Listened to, Accepted, Safe, Included - CLASI. There are chapters on building relationships that support learning, on nurturing 'open' conversations, on working effectively in groups and on classroom organization. Sections on using stories to build emotional literacy and on emotional literacy in the staffroom emphasize the need to keep the bridge open between the thinking and feeling parts of the brain. A reliable and authoritative Pocketbooks that, as one literacy coordinator told us, guides newcomers while stimulating and reinvigorating those alredy familiar with the field.

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Exams, Tests, Revision Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610913
Author: Gershon, Mike
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date: April 2016


Teaching exam classes carries a weight of responsibility for all teachers. They know that offering their students the best possible education is not about the narrow diet of "teaching to the test"; they also know that good test scores and excellent exam results are fundamental. So how do teachers equip their pupils for exam success while at the same time ensuring high standards of teaching and learning? The Exams, Tests, Revision Pocketbook looks at how to do just that. Rooted firmly in experience and research, this is a practical "how to" Pocketbook aimed at classroom teachers. It provides strategies, activities and techniques for successfully teaching examination classes. Whether those are related to: using time efficiently; cognitive psychology and motivation theory; unpicking great exam technique or exploring the best use of past papers, mark schemes and examiners? reports, they are always accessible and can be readily imported for immediate classroom application. The Pocketbook is highly illustrated. Cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts support the text and cement the ideas. Secondary teacher, education author, teacher trainer and consultant, Mike Gershon is well-known to teachers for his contributions to TES, both as a writer and resource contributor. His online teaching tools have been viewed/downloaded more that 2 million times by teachers in over 180 countries. He is widely regarded as an expert in modern pedagogy

Form Tutor's Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776698
Author: Watson-Davis. Roy
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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The extensively illustrated book is aimed at teachers in secondary schools. It encompasses all strands of the job: administrative, pastoral, academic - and all teachers will recognise the light-hearted stereotypes the author treats us to! From establishing clear routines for registration, homework diaries and uniform checks, the book moves on to imaginative, practical ideas for creating a group identity. The tutor's role in the personal and social development of pupils is covered: encouraging their hobbies; sorting out friendship/organisational difficulties and delivering the PHSE/citizenship curriculum. Target-setting, using data and supporting students as learners feature in a section on academic monitoring.

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Gifted & Talented Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610012
Author: Hymer, Barry
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of cutting-edge approaches to a gifted education where all pupils are stretched, challenged and engaged.

Gifted and talented education is at a crossroads. Turn right and speed off down the motorway, only to be frustrated by the rush-hour traffic of identification, strategies, tests, labels, targets and anxious children.  Turn left on to the road less travelled, and there's no crazed rush to a destination; rather a journey during which you can stop off frequently, take in the views, and enjoy the sensations and experiences that come with a focus on the processes, not just the products of learning.

The Gifted & Talented Pocketbook turns left at the crossroads. Using cartoons, diagrams, and visual prompts to support the text, it offers teachers a coherent framework for G&T education, including five learning tools for running classrooms where all pupils are stretched, challenged and motivated and where gifts are created and grown, not identified and measured. 

The book considers definitions of giftedness, whether gifts are  'caught' or taught and whether giftedness is fixed or malleable. It highlights the role of intrinsic learning motivation when it comes to achieving high levels of success.  The GRACE framework 'Grow! Relate! Act! Challenge! Exert!' offers ideas for lessons, implications for policy and explains how to use five learning tools to stimulate considered, reflective learning: Logo Visual Thinking, Philosophy for Children, Thinking Actively in a Social Context, Dilemma-Based Learning, and Living Theory Action Research.

Author Barry Hymer, a former teacher and ed. psych., is now a consultant and trainer in the field of gifted and talented education. He is consultant editor of Gifted Education International and a visiting fellow at Newcastle University's Centre for Learning and Teaching.

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Growth Mindset Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610609
Author: Hymer, Barry & Mike Gershon
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
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Publication Date: March 2014

Whatever it is that makes you you, can you affect it? Your answer to that question gives us a glimpse into your "mindset". People with fixed mindsets believe that fundamental qualities like intelligence are essentially stable; people with growth mindsets believe that such qualities can be developed and nurtured. As teachers, if we can foster growth mindsets in our students the results will be transformative.

Barry Hymer and Mike Gershon begin by explaining how learners with growth mindsets are: more open to challenges and constructively critical feedback; resilient in the face of obstacles and initial failure; convinced that effort makes a difference; able to learn well with and from others; likely to rise to the top and stay there. Practical strategies for developing this kind of learner is the focus of the ret of the book throughout which cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts support the text.

The chapter, Trial and Error is about high challenge tasks and the value of errors, mistakes and initial failure. Later chapters cover what exactly is meant by effort and how to make it appeal to students; the theory and practice of feedback (as opposed to praise and prizes); acquiring meta-cognitive tools for "thinking about thinking" and "learning about learning"; the power of language and drama to raise awareness of growth mindsets; and growing group growth mindsets.

Former teacher Barry Hymer is now Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Cumbria. He wrote the Gifted & Talented Pocketbook and P4C Pocketbooks. Education consultant, Mike Gershon's online teaching tools have been viewed/dowloaded more than 2 million times by teachers in over 180 countries.

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Handwriting Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776766
Author: Bennett, Julie
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
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Whether you're teaching novice writers, older children or adults, you'll benefit from Julie Bennett's enthusiasm and expertise. She presents handwriting as both an art and a science. Either way, it can be mastered. Julie covers all bases: teaching, improving and trouble shooting handwriting. Starting with the basics - seating, posture, paper and writing implements - she then fixes the goal posts with a handwriting checklist. This is the reference point for remedying a range of common problems (eg uneven spacing between words and letters or inconsistent slope and slant) using Julie'smulti-sensory 'Key Notes' method. A chapter on teaching beginner writers moves through the stages of writing from pre-literate to fluency, and a section on solving handwriting problems (eg for left-handers or those with dysgraphia or arthritis) is followed by a treasure trove of resources: schemes, aids,software, websites and books.

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Head Of Department's Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610678
Author: Best, Brin & Will Thomas
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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This third edition of theHead of Departmen's Pocketbook will support middle leaders in both primary and secondary schools in carrying out their jobs confidently and efficiently. Authors Brin Best and Will Thomas know from experience that managing diverse teams in a climate of inflated performance expectations is no easy task. They devote a section of the Pocketbook to leadership and management, encompassing vision, goals and creativity, as well as challenging adult behaviours, up-skilling, influencing and motivating colleagues. A later chapter called 'Raising Student Achievement' looks at excellence in the classroom and includes material on enriching and supporting learning, data use and lesson planning. Effective documentation and raising the profile of your department or curriculum area are also explored.Whether you're new to middle leadership or a seasoned hand, you'll find the self-evaluation checklist at the end of the book a useful professional development tool.

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Independent Learning Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610821
Author: Anstee, Peter
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date: July 2015

We live in a time of rapid social and technological change. Those who survive and thrive learn to acclimatise. They embrace new challenges and turn change into opportunity; they are self-regulated, self motivated and resourceful. Possessing clear goals and direction, they understand the value of working with others without being dependent on them. Young people who learn independence at school learn independence for life. TheIndependent Learning Pocketbook draws a distinction between independent workers and independent learners. It's the latter that teachers seek to develop. Doing so often requires breaking a deeply-rooted spoon-feeding cycle. The author reminds us of Plutarch's words:'The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.'

His Pocketbook is about kindling the fire. A section entitled 'First Steps' presents some tried and tested ways to get started with independent learning. The roles of motivation and hard work are explored, with helpful case studies and supporting research evidence. A look at how to inspire and encourage ambition is followed by a focused and practical section on meta-learning and meta-cognitive strategies that can easily be implemented in class. There are similarly practical approaches to building initiative and tenacity and encouraging collaboration. A chapter on self-regulation and embedding independence brings the book to a neat close. Cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts support the text throughout.

Author Peter Anstee is an experienced secondary school teacher with considerable expertise in leading the development of teaching and learning. His Differentiation Pocketbook is one of the most popular titles in the Teachers' Pocketbooks Series.


Jobs & Interviews Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776780
Author: Haigh, Gerald
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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It's disappointing to be turned down for a job, but it's doubly so when you feel you never really hit your stride in the interview. Even more dispiriting is not making the interview in the first place. Gerald Haigh, a former headteacher and school governor, offers insider knowledge on how to present yourself - both in writing and in person - as the ideal candidate for the job. From deciding which positions to apply for and writing your application, right through to interview day and after, the Jobs & Interviews Pocketbook is a handy companion. There are plenty of books on applying for jobs and on interview technique, but this one focuses solely on schools. You may be looking for your first teaching position, moving side ways or climbing the career ladder. If so, this is the book for the job.


Learning & The Brain Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610258
Author: Dommett, E., Devonshire, I. &
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Combining knowledge and insight from neuroscience with practical classroom strategies to develop better learners.

Teachers are responsible for shaping the connections inside learners' brains on a day-to-day basis, connections that will remain in place for the rest of those learners' lives. Understanding the science of learning in the brain is, therefore, a powerful way to inform teaching and have an impact on learning. Furthermore, research evidence shows that teaching children about how the brain learns can improve their motivation to learn. So, when education writer and former teacher Richard Churches got together with two neuroscientists and a group of teachers they saw an exciting opportunity to pool their expertise and explore how insight from neuroscience could translate into classroom practice. Learning & the Brain Pocketbook is full of accessible information about how the brain works, how it learns, how it memorises and how it develops. At every turn, the material is discussed in relation to the classroom. Numerous tips and strategies draw on the neuroscience to enhance and support what you do with your learners. Learning about the brain is fun - and it makes for great professional development.

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Learning To Learn Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610517
Author: Barwood, Tom
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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2nd Edition

A pocketful of strategies and study skills for motivating learners to register, retain, recall and revise with confidence and success.

It was in response to requests from teachers that Learning to Learn came to be written. Hard-pressed to cover what to learn, finding time to research or devise materials on how to learn was, we were told, a problem.Tom Barwood's highly- regarded workshops for teachers and students in schools address just this issue - and now so does his pocketbook. Working on the premise that successful learning depends partly on knowing why you want to learn, the first part of the book looks at motivation. How to learn -registering, retaining, recalling, revising - is the focus of the remainder. From slicing, mind-mappng and learning styles, through mnemonics, mind pegs and the seven keys of memory, to reviewing, snowballing and recording, the art of learning is explored and demonstrated. Full of practical, fun techniques for successful learning, this is a book for teachers and their students.

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Lesson Observation Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610005
Author: Watson-Davis, Roy
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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For observers and observed, a pocketful of tips, tools and techniques for sharing and shaping classroom expertise.

The summative model of lesson observation is where performance is judged according to external criteria. However, used formatively and creatively, lesson observation is a process that can support and professionally develop the observer as much as the observed. Observing colleagues teach and allowing them to observe us teach are among the most valuable and effective ways of improving our own practice. This is a practical book for all teachers. It covers being observed; learning to be a good observer - whether that's to coach the colleague you are observing, to learn from what you see or to assess performance; participant observation; pair and trio observation; feedback; pupil observation and personalising observation for your own school/department/subject.

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Literacy Across The Curriculum Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610487
Author: Bentley-Davies, Caroline
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Literacy Across the Curriculum(LAC) is high on the agenda in schools today.

This cartoon-illustrated and highly practical Pocketbook is aimed at teachers across all disciplines. It is based on a few key principles:

- literacy is important for all learning; we owe it to our pupils to help them develop their literacy;

- developing strategies for LAC enhances teaching and learning across the school;

- teachers do not have to be literacy experts to promote LAC.

Author Caroline Bentley-Davies engages her audience through a series of punchy chapters including: Speaking for Success; Write Better!; Vamp Up Your Vocab; Splendid Spelling Strategies and Raring to Read. As well as providing essential knowledge and theory, they contain case studies, examples and practical ideas for lessons. Towards the end of the book a literacy checklist allows schools and individuals to audit their literacy provision. Suggestions for a cross-curricular working party and literacy beyond the classroom are included.

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Managing Workload Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610876
Author: Thomas, Will
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Teaching is a challenging and rewarding profession but it comes with a significant workload: a recent survey found that work-related stress among teachers is double the national average for most other professions.

Will Thomas demonstrates how changing your mental approach to workload and implementing a few key elements to manage stress can minimise the impact of psychological distress on your health and well-being. From effective planning, thinking and delegation to goals, sleep and resilience, the book is a mine of information. It contains a workload management self-evaluation tool with strategies, steps and solutions for making changes where changes are needed.

When you're juggling several balls, remember: work is rubber; health and family are crystal. This Pocketbook helps make sure you never drop the wrong one!


Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610357
Author: Bentley-Davies, Caroline
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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In England "outstanding" is the term Ofsted uses to describe the very best lessons. Teaching outstanding lessons is an aspiration all teachers share, not least because of the buzz they get from knowing that they have made a significant impact on their students. In highly successful lessons students are better motivated, engaged and interested. They make excellent progress and their attainment levels improve. 

This cartoon-illustrated Pocketbook, written in clear, concise language for maximum impact, is about how to teach  "stunning lessons that will make an impression on your pupils and knock the socks off your observers". It begins by scotching some of the myths about what inspectors expect to see in a top-notch lesson, focusing instead on the reality. Areas covered encompass: developing good relationships with pupils and seeking student feedback; planning great lessons, including objectives, starters, activities and review; six steps to pupil independence; the use of praise and aspects of AfL to harness "the X factor"; effective use of resources; expanding your repertoire of teaching techniques; communication skills; how to motivate students; using plenaries, group work, thinking skills and behaviour management techniques. The final chapter includes a helpful self-audit and offers advice on where to seek inspiration and on what reviewers are looking for in lesson observations. 

Author Caroline Bentley-Davies has run demonstration lessons in over 80 schools and conducts training sessions for teachers across a range of subject areas.

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P4C Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610418
Author: Hymer, Barry & Roger Sutcliffe
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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P4C Pocketbook (Philosophy for Children) was conceived by Professor Matthew Lipman in the late 1960s. Here's what he said about it: 'The aim of a thinking skills program such as P4C is to help children become more thoughtful, more reflective, more considerate and more reasonable individuals." Who wouldn't want to offer their pupils that opportunity? In the P4C Pocketbook, Barry Hymer and Roger Sutcliffe explain how to use P4C in your own classroom to sustain and develop in all children the curiosity that is so evident in the young. They introduce and explain 'communities of enquiry', outline a broad ten-step process for P4C sessions, provide plenty of practical examples, and show how P4C can be used to explore key concepts. Chapters are devoted to choosing a stimulus, questions, the Socratic Method, facilitating an enquiry, and review.

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Primary Teacher's Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776933
Author: Potts, Bruce
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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It's not just newly qualified and beginning teachers whowill find this an invaluable classroom companion. Bruce Potts defines the role of the primary teacher and considers what makes an 'inspirational teacher'. He covers a range of everyday issues including classroom organisation, effective planning, behaviour management, assessment and feedback, questioning and, of course, 'delivering great lessons'. His 23 ideas for creating an emotionally supportive learning environment are inspiring, imaginative and easily implemented, while sections on professional development, work-life balance,managing relationships, time and paperwork are full of sound, practical advice.

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Pupil Mentoring Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776742
Author: Garvey, B. & Kim Langridge
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Increasingly, schools are tapping into the benefits of mentoring pupils, whether it's to improve behaviour, attainment or attendance; to tackle bullying or enhance self-esteem; to support study initiatives; to unlock hidden talent or to assist in the transfer from primary to secondary school. Previously known as Mentoring in Schools Pocketbook, the Pupil Mentoring Pocketbook explains how to set up, manage and evaluate a pupil mentoring scheme. Bob Garvey and Kim Langridge use a helpful 3-stage model to explain the mentoring process. They also cover training, recruiting and supporting mentors; codes of practice and good practice guidelines. Separate chapters are given to peer mentors, learning mentors, volunteer mentors and e-mentoring. This is a clear and authoritative guide to mentoring pupils - one you really shouldn't be without!

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Questioning Technique Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610500
Author: Pope, Gorden
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Research shows that when teachers think more about questioning -deepening their understanding, extending their range of strategies and planning their questions - responses from pupils improve and engagement and learning increase. Teacher's questions play a critical role, not just for the thinking they provoke, but in the modelling of questioning skills and the development of curiosity.

Using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text, this highly practical Pocketbook is suitable for all teachers. It separates out the elements of questioning - framing them, delivering them, and responding to the answers -and offers both simple tweaks and fundamental shifts to turn instinctive practice into highly effective teaching and learning tool.

An introductory chapter looks at how questions stimulate learning and includes a range of questioning taxonomies and models. Thisleads on to how to build a "questioning environment" that encourages participation, sharing, exploration and thoughtful responses. A section entitled "Framing Questions" identifies different kinds of questions and how they work, and subsequent chapters cover ways to deliver questions and respond to the answers you are given. A final short section provides checklists for monitoring and improving practice.

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Raising Achievement Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610814
Author: Bentley-Davies, Caroline
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date July 2015

Broadly speaking, before the mid-1990's 'Raising achievement' was not a key item on most schools' agendas. Schools hoped students would fulfil their potential, but it didn't always happen. Times have changed.There's a wealth of internal and external data to track pupils' progress and to reveal which groups and individuals are underachieving. These days schools and teachers are expected to find strategies to 'close the gap', to make sure all pupils maximise their opportunities for success. This Teachers' Pocketbook starts by looking at some of the myths that interfere with our thinking about how to raise achievement, and why it is so important that we overcome these. A short section 'What raising achievement looks like' is followed by practical examples of how to create a 'climate for achievement'. Drawing throughout on the latest education research, chapters on feedback, metacognition and motivation are presented with lively examples and case studies. 'Testing Times' hones in on best practice for teaching students to do well in exams, including a helpful reminder of the theory of marginal gains. Involving parents, carers and peers in helping to raise achievement and ensuring staff have great opportunities for effective CPD are other key aspects of the book, which concludes with a useful self-audit.

Caroline Bentley-Davies has worked as a teacher, middle leader, adviser and consultant. She runs training and demonstration lessons for schools in the UK and overseas. A successful education author, herOutstanding Lessons Literacy Across the Curriculum Pocketbooks are key titles in the Teachers' Pocketbooks Series.


Restorative Justice Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610104
Author: Thorsborne, M. & D. Vinegrrad
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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How to resolve disciplinary matters by enabling those involved to repair the harm done to people and relationships.

Schools that have adopted the ancient principles of restorative justice in their approach to behaviour management report better relationships with young people, greater engagement in learning and a greater development of social and emotional competence among learners. No surprise, then, that interest in restorative practices is growing.

It?s all about relationships. Wrong doing is viewed through a 'relational lens'. All those responsible for and affected by the behaviour are involved in solving the problem. Working in conference with a teacher/facilitator, participants come to understand the harm done to people and relationships. Accepting that such harm creates obligations and liabilities, they then focus on repairing the damage and putting things right.

Expert practitioners Margaret and David provide a thorough grounding in restorative practice, with worked examples and easy-to-follow teacher scripts to get you started. If RJ is new to you, you'll be a convert in no time!

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Speech, Language & Communication Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610708
Author: Mason, V & Emela Milne
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Most children develop speech, language and communication skills instinctively, a process that begins at birth and continues into adulthood. But what about the children who don't naturally acquire the fundamental spoken and written skills, essential for success in education and at work. Their weak grasp of how to understand and communicate effectively leads to academic, social, emotional and behavioural problems.

The Speech Language and Communication Pocketbook identifies the problems faced by these pupils and shows teachers a range of practical support strategies and techniques to meet their needs. Written by a secondary school teacher and a speech and language therapist, both working in mainstream schools, the book covers received and transmitted language 'input and output' and deals with both oral and written communication.

Topics covered include: auditory memory, active listening skills, understanding concepts and inference, reasoning and deduction, building sentences and narrative in speech and in writing, phonological difficulties and voice disorders, vocabulary - learning, storing and retrieving it - social communication, and a whole-school approach to SLCN

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Stop Bullying Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610265
Author: Michele Elliott
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Bullying - Repeated intimidation intentionally carried out by a more powerful person or group in order to cause physical and/or emotional hurt". It happens in every type of school and in all classes and cultures; it's a problem for thousands of children and increasing numbers of teachers, and it's the reason several young people a year commit suicide. In recent years, a new insidious form of bullying has emerged: cyber bullying. It's the fastest-growing type of bullying, leaving victims vulnerable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This second edition of the Stop Bullying Pocketbook is about what to do to prevent and stop all forms of bullying in schools. This extensively illustrated book is full of practical suggestions for both teachers and students. For teachers there are in-service training exercises; advice to give parents; practical tips about creating an environment that deters bullies; what to say to bullies and victims and an action plan for creating a bully-free school. A range of awareness-raising ideas for pupils can be readily incorporated into teaching plans, while authoritative chapters on what is known about bullying and on understanding bullies and victims place everything in context. Though firmly advocating adult intervention, the book is equally clear that children and young people need strategies they can use themselves. Numerous ideas and exercises are provided for use with pupils to help them avoid or deflect bullying. These include showing them how to communicate differently; how to say (and shout) no; how to 'fog' insults and what to do about cyber bullying. There are also several simple but effective ideas for interactive work exploring bullying through drama, poetry, story and discussion. Michele Elliott, child psychologist and founder of anti-bullying charity Kidscape, has an OBE for services to children. She draws on 40 years' experience teaching and running Kidscape, has chaired Home Office and WHO Committees and worked with the DCSF, Childline and NSPCC.




Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781906610586
Author: Constable, Dot
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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Publication Date: October 2013

As Teaching Assistants (TA's) and their contribution to schools, classrooms and pupil attaintment fall increasingly under the spotlight, so does the fact that - just like teachers - TA's need proper induction, training and career development opportunities. The second edition of Teaching Assistant's Pocketbook supports these needs by exploring the role of the TA, offering practical ideas for effective classroom support and highlighting professional development opportunities.

Using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text, this Pocketbook is aimed at teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools.

It starts by focusing on the position of the TA within a school and identifies the personnel, policies, procedures and practices to look for in an induction program. Subsequent sections deal with how t owork in partnership with teachers; effective ways to support pupils; and how, in a broader context, to assist the school. Topics include recording, reporting and evaluating; diversity in learning and how children learn; behaviour; and strategies for overcoming barriers to learning. The nuts and bold of child protection and safeguarding, getton on with the teaching staff, contacts of employment, where to get support and how to further your career are all helpfully covered.

Author Dot Constable has over 30 years' teaching experience, now working as an educational consultant she provides support, guidance and training to schools and teaching agencies.

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Teaching Thinking Pocketbook

ISBN: 9781903776865
Author: De A'echevarria, Anne & I. Pat
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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A pocketful of tools, techniques and inspiration for dynamic, challenging lessons that nurture better thinking.

Never before have we had access to such a flood of information: internet, tv, radio, mobile phones, etc. But what strategies are children developing to screen it all? They can access information and absorb it as entertainment, but they often lack the skills to approach it critically. For our students to flourish in the information age, it's crucial that we teach them to think. Using the PRICE taxonomy - Processing information, Reasoning, Inquiry, Creative thinking and Evaluation, and Ian Patience identify a range of 'thinking problems'. Their five related sections of practical 'thinking tools' will inspire teachers and students alike: there's a wealth of dynamic material for individual lessons and for infusing thinking across the curriculum. The final chapter moves from the 'what' to the 'how' the craft of teaching thinking. Travel with your students out of the comfort zone into the exciting landscape of the learning zone.

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Teacher's Pocketbooks (Pack A) - Special Needs

ISBN: TP2017AN
Author:
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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An effective school is best served by enthusiastic and engaged teachers. Like their students, teachers should always be learning and constantly improving their skills.

Teachers' Pocketbooks (over 40 titles) are easy-to-access professional books. Their refreshing visual humour and informative content help to make these books enjoyable, inspiring reads.

Having copies of these titles on hand in the professional library is a practical way of showing a commitment to excellence in the school and classroom We're now happy to offer these titles to you in affordably priced packs. this specially-priced pack of ten Teachers' Pocketbooks titles should be of interest to the committed teacher or school leader keen to have on hand professional resources to help enhance the teaching and learning environment.

Pack A - List of Titles Included:

Anger & Conflict Management Pocketbook

Asperger Syndrome Pocketbook

Behaviour Management Pocketbook

Challenging Behaviours Pocketbook

Dyscalculia Pocketbook

Dyslexia Pocketbook

Dyspraxia/DCD Pocketbook

Eating Disorders Pocketbook

Gifted & Talented Pocketbook

Speech, Language & Communication Pocketbook


Please note that the special price of $150.00 for each Pack (including delivery and taxes) will be shown on your final invoice. Regional variations on taxes and shipping may indicate a different cost when checking out. This will be adjusted accordingly.

Teachers' Pocketbooks Packs are only available for delivery in Canada


Teachers' Pocketbooks (Pack B)

ISBN: TP2017BN
Author:
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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An effective school is best served by enthusiastic and engaged teachers. Like their students, teachers should always be learning and constantly improving their skills.

Teachers' Pocketbooks (over 40 titles) are easy-to-access professional books. Their refreshing visual humour and informative content help to make these books enjoyable, inspiring reads.

Having copies of these titles on hand in the professional library is a practical way of showing a commitment to excellence in the school and classroom We're now happy to offer these titles to you in affordably priced packs. This specially-priced pack of ten Teachers' Pocketbooks titles should be of interest to the committed teacher or school leader keen to have on hand professional resources to help enhance the teaching and learning environment.

Pack B - List of Titles Included:

Assessment & Learning Pocketbook

Boys, Girls & Learning

Classroom Presence Pocketbook

Learning to Learn Pocketbook

Collaboarative Learning Pocketbook

Creative Teaching Pocketbook

Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook

Independent Learning Pocketbook

Literacy Across the Curriculum Pocketbook

Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook

Please note that the special price of $150.00 for each Pack (including delivery and taxes) will be shown on your final invoice. Regional variations on taxes and shipping may indicate a different cost when checking out. This will be adjusted accordingly.

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Teachers' Pocketbooks (Pack C)

ISBN: TP2017CN
Author:
Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks
Series: Pocketbooks
Cover: Paperback
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An effective school is best served by enthusiastic and engaged teachers. Like their students, teachers should always be learning and constantly improving their skills.

Teachers' Pocketbooks (over 40 titles) are easy-to-access professional books. Their refreshing visual humour and informative content help to make these books enjoyable, inspiring reads.

Having copies of these titles on hand in the professional library is a practical way of showing a commitment to excellence in the school and classroom We're now happy to offer these titles to you in affordably priced packs. This specially-priced pack of ten Teachers' Pocketbooks titles should be of interest to the committed teacher or school leader keen to have on hand professional resources to help enhance the teaching and learning environment.

Pack C - List of Titles Included:

Differentiation Pocketbook

Drama for Learning Pocketbook

Growth Mindset Pocketbook

Learning & the Brain Pocketbook

Lesson Observation Pocketbook

Managing Workload Pocketbook

Questioning Technique Pocketbook

Raising Achievement Pocketbook

Restorative Justice Pocketbook

Teaching Thinking Pocketbook

Please note that the special price of $150.00 for each Pack (including delivery and taxes) will be shown on your final invoice. Regional variations on taxes and shipping may indicate a different cost when checking out. This will be adjusted accordingly.

Teachers' Pocketbooks Packs are only available for delivery in Canada