An essential book for all teachers and schools worried about boys' under-achievement
EYFS, primary settings and the first years of secondary school This book offers practical advice on how to inspire boys in school.
Author: Chris Ford
Category: Academic achievement
An essential guide for teachers and parents that’s destined to become a classic, The Art of Teaching Children is one of those rare and masterful books that not only defines a craft but offers a magical reading experience. After more than thirty years in the classroom, award-winning teacher Phil Done decided that it was time to retire. His days of teaching schoolchildren may have come to an end, but a teacher’s job is never truly done, and he set out to write the greatest lesson of his career: a book for educators and parents that would pass along everything he learned about working with kids. The result is this delightful and insightful teaching bible, The Art of Teaching Children. From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day’s tears, Done writes about the teacher’s craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it—the children. Drawing upon decades of experience, Done shares sound guidance, time-tested tips, and sage advice: Real learning is messy, not linear. Greeting kids in the morning as they enter the classroom is one of the most important parts of the school day. If a student is having trouble, look at what you can do differently before pointing the finger at the child. Ask yourself: Would I want to be a student in my class? When children watch you, they are learning how to be people, and one of the most important things we can do for our students is to model the kind of people we would like them to be. Done tackles topics you won’t find in any other teaching book, including Back to School Night nerves, teacher pride, lessons that bomb, the Sunday Blues, Pinterest envy, teacher guilt, and the things they never warn you about in “teacher school” but should, like how to survive lunch supervision, recess duty, and field trips. Done also addresses some of the most important issues schools face today: bullying, excessive screen time, unsupportive administrators, the system’s obsession with testing, teacher burnout, and the ever-increasing demands of meeting the diverse learning needs of students. With great wit and wisdom, first-rate storytelling, and boundless compassion, The Art of Teaching Children is the definitive guide to educating today’s young learners and the perfect resource for teachers and parents everywhere.
Rapport impacts every aspect of your teaching: your classroom management, your room environment, your work with kids. It has a profound eect on a teacher's ability to reach, motivate, and inspire children. All boys and girls are eager ...
Author: Phillip Done
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
‘100 Things to Learn before you’re 10’ is an educational book to help parents. Drawing on 40 years teaching experience, it explains why every child would benefit from the little extra help it provides during their formation years. This book is packed with examples, activities, insights and stories. It helps show you how to make sure your children learn the skills they need to get the most out of school and life. Give your child what they really need so that they become happier, more confident and self assured as they learn. They will grow to be well rounded adults! It is during the first 12 years after birth that each life develops the framework for its future. Parents who are juggling the demands of modern life and work, while they are raising their children ask many questions. They may often feel their children ‘could do better’ and become very concerned if a child’s school report highlights this. However, many parents aren’t confident with changing children’s attitudes, what to teach or how to really motivate and encourage them. Especially if the children have ‘switched off’ and no longer respond to what their parents say. This book addresses these issues and questions and looks at the reasons why so many children underperform at school and what can be done about aligning them at core, so that they stay connected to the positive influences that are in them at birth. It puts forward tried and tested lessons, tools and strategies that have been developed during forty years of teaching experience and have been repeatedly proven effective with children.
Drawing on 40 years teaching experience, it explains why every child would benefit from the little extra help it provides during their formation years. This book is packed with examples, activities, insights and stories.
Author: Gail Hugman
Publisher: The Endless Bookcase Ltd
As the aforementioned studies conducted by Firkowska - Mankiewicz ( 1995 ) demonstrate , boys who were high achievers ... The subject matter in films and books inspire children to play themed games in which they emulate popular heroes .
Author: Oliver Holz
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
What messages are you sending to your class? 55% of communication occurs through our body language, 38% from the tone, speed and inflection of our voice and a mere 7% from what we're actually saying! Inspired English Teaching will help you to use your voice, facial expressions and movement to assert your authority in the classroom, make the boring bits that you have to do fun and get great results from your students. The book also contains 20 ready-to-use lesson plans that will excite, intrigue and entertain your Secondary English class, and a companion website that includes: · links to useful websites · PowerPoints to display on the board · handouts for students · Cheat Sheets for teachers; and · extra games and activities to supplement those in the book. Whether you are a newly qualified teacher or a seasoned professional wanting some new ideas - this book will show you how to inspire the students in your classroom.
A Constable painting of the countryside, good as it is, is very unlikely to inspire boys. A fantasy picture probably will! Another way to get boys into poetry is the stimulus of a poetry bag. This really means a list of interesting ...
Author: Keith West
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The leading experts on parent-child communication show parents and teachers how to motivate kids to learn and succeed in school. Using the unique communication strategies, down-to-earth dialogues, and delightful cartoons that are the hallmark of their multimillion-copy bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish show parents and teachers how to help children handle the everyday problems that interfere with learning. This breakthrough book demonstrates how parents and teachers can join forces to inspire kids to be self-directed, self-disciplined, and responsive to the wonders of learning.
This breakthrough book demonstrates how parents and teachers can join forces to inspire kids to be self-directed, self-disciplined, and responsive to the wonders of learning.
Author: Adele Faber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
A book for the Why’s. It’s wonderful the way children are constantly asking ‘why?’ about the world, but it can be very exhausting for adults. This book offers a way for teachers, parents and carers of primary aged children to improve the quality of life not only for themselves but more importantly for the children whose futures they are helping to build. Why do we teach what we teach? What should we be teaching a developing child, about themselves and their future? Why do so many children disengage from school, lack confidence or have low self esteem? ‘A Short and Simple Book for the Why’s’ draws on 30 years teaching and life experience and puts in a nutshell the lessons, tips, reasons and activities that are helpful in encouraging children’s core development and causing them to excel, giving them a sense of purpose, satisfaction and responsibility. It is a useful reference for parents who want to protect their children’s enthusiasm for learning.
This book offers a way for teachers, parents and carers of primary aged children to improve the quality of life not only for themselves but more importantly for the children whose futures they are helping to build.
Author: Gail Hugman
Publisher: The Endless Bookcase Ltd
... as a teacher , to inspire boys and girls with a love for the classics , as the first and greatest factor in that education which I have believed to be at once the most practical , the most useful , and the most pleasurable .
5 Stars! Doody's Book Review Creative, challenging, and interesting physical education lessons in pre-schools and elementary schools are essential. Movement Discovery: Physical Education for Children is designed to change traditional thinking in physical education and bring a breath of fresh air to movement lessons. Written to help early childhood and elementary school teachers value simple, strenuous, and enjoyable activity, this text provides the foundation they'll need to give such experiences to young children. This text includes: background information to provide an understanding of why programs are as they are information about child development and skill development to give guidance to teachers material to start an on-going Movement Discovery program that capitalizes on the innate human urge to discover ones' physical capacities and enjoy them Movement Discovery encourages teachers to provide challenging yet gratifying physical education lessons. If students can derive satisfaction in their increase in skill, and if these skills have a link with their future education and the world in which they live, there is a good possibility that activity will continue throughout life.
A young second-grade teacher was hired in the middle of the school year to take over a class whose teacher had resigned upon becoming pregnant. ... Do the appearance and manner of a teacher inspire some children? 6.
Author: Andrea Boucher
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is woven seamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding, comprehension, and motivation—are explained in depth in Raising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these three elements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topic focus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids' needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach in Raising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages. A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestselling author and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers and parents in promoting reading as a hobby Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth through adolescence Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouraging reading in the digital age Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower you to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.
Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future.
Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons