Includes CD-ROM 'The author puts into perspective the importance of teaching thinking and learning skills providing clear explanations and easy to follow activities that can be used as a series of lessons, or simply as a one off. As a resource for the primary practitioner it is both practical and informative' - ESCalate 'A treasure-trove of practical resources to stretch young people's thinking muscles!' - Professor Guy Claxton, University of Bristol 'It is full of useful ideas for busy teachers and helpful in getting the children rather than the teachers to do the thinking in the classroom' - Professor Robert Fisher, Brunel University By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners. This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities. Features of the book include: - a clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are; - lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in INSET; - a plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school; - suggestions for further reading and development of the programme. Headteachers, Curriculum Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this programme in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities.
Breaking Barriers to Learning in Primary Schools takes an expert and informative look at the integrated children’s services agenda in practice in today’s primary schools. Examining the ways in which an increasing number of different professionals help to improve children’s life chances, the author examines the roles of those employed directly by the schools themselves, for instance Learning Mentors, HLTAs and Teaching Assistants, and those employed by health/social and other agencies, such as school nurses, Educational social workers, study support workers, school attendance workers and Educational Psychologists. Through an exploration of how each individual helps break down barriers to children’s learning, this book: examines the growth and development of the children’s workforce provides a broad and integrated view of the wider school network explores the roles of individuals within the school workforce makes links to Every Child Matters and Extended Schools initiatives provides evidences of breaking down barriers, through interviews and studies with those working at the heart of integrated schools presents an analysis of recent statistics relating to children’s lives gives practical advice for good practice throughout. An essential text for all those working in education and in training to become part of this wider school network, this book takes into account the findings of the recent Primary Reviews, government data and original research to fully explain how to build, maintain and successfully work with today’s primary children. It is an excellent text for Foundation Degree students as well as those studying Education Studies and those training to be teachers.
Release on 2016-10-04 | by Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing
Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.
Release on 2018-11-29 | by Andrew Pollard,Kristine Black-Hawkins,Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Pete Dudley,Steve Higgins,Mary James,Holly Linklater,Sue Swaffield,Mandy Swann,Mark Winterbottom,Mary Anne Wolpert
Author: Andrew Pollard,Kristine Black-Hawkins,Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Pete Dudley,Steve Higgins,Mary James,Holly Linklater,Sue Swaffield,Mandy Swann,Mark Winterbottom,Mary Anne Wolpert
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The book you can trust to guide you through your teaching career, as the expert authors share tried and tested techniques in both primary and secondary settings. For this new edition Andrew Pollard has worked with the same core author team to bring you expert guidance from top practitioners, in the form of a text that is both cohesive and that continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's teachers. It is designed for trainees whether in universities or schools (such as School Direct, SCITT). Reflective Teaching in Schools uniquely provides two levels of support: - practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to help you continue developing your skills. New to this edition: - 10 Lesson Study cases illustrate the impact this approach can have on classroom teaching, whether in a city Primary School or rural Secondary Academy - 10 Toolkit Evidence summaries based on the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit cover topics like collaborative learning - New Reflective Activities and guidance on Key Readings at the end of each chapter - Updates to reflect recent changes in curriculum and assessment across the UK reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It now includes a new chapter on mentoring, a glossary to help decipher the difference between IEP and LAP, and much more.
Release on 2008-01-01 | by Andrew Griffiths,Wayne Toms
Author: Andrew Griffiths,Wayne Toms
Pubpsher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Business & Economics
The concept of network marketing is sound: build relationships with like-minded people and sell quality products and services within this network. Some people make amazingly high incomes from their network marketing businesses, while others unexpectedly fall by the wayside. Why do some fail while others prosper? This insightful business guide gives smart, practical tips on how to succeed at network marketing. It explains simple and commonsense ways to treat any network marketing business like a mainstream business. By taking away the mystery, it illustrate.
Would you love a higher intelligence rating? Would you like to work your mind to its limits? This book will help you with these aims, as well as enhance your reasoning powers and increase your ability to absorb and analyze information. With a range of enjoyable and engaging exercises, you'll soon be boosting your brain to peak efficiency, and you'll also discover that achieving this goal will bring advantages in all aspects of life - from working out your finances or helping your child with their homework to solving a tricky problem at work or excelling at card or board games. Ron Bracey provides a wealth of techniques for maximizing your IQ, as well as teaching a range of skills to that go beyond IQ, such as using knowledge trees, intelligent mindfulness, time frame thinking and emotional intelligence. Your mind is there to be used: follow this unique "IQ and smart thinking program" to take it up to its full capacity.
101 Ways to Inspire and Engage Students by Building Vocabulary, Improving Spelling, and Enriching Reading, Writing, and Learning
Author: Larry Swartz
Pubpsher: Pembroke Publishers
Discover key strategies for making words the core of classroom instruction and engagement. Literacy guru Larry Swartz offers novel ways to expand students' interest in and facility with words and word power -- day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why words matter as they build vocabulary; gain confidence to spell new and difficult words; develop word recognition and process unfamiliar words when reading; increase understanding of words in the content areas; inquire about word meanings and derivations; play with and celebrate words and language; and much more!
Filled with Proven Internet Marketing Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Get Visitors to Your Site and Your Destination
Author: Susan Sweeney
Pubpsher: Maximum Press
Category: Business & Economics
Full of practical, proven techniques and step-by-step strategies, this informative resource teaches internet tourism businesses how to attract visitors and convert them into paying customers. With a design that allows each chapter to stand on its own, the book provides easy and immediate implementation for a variety of promotion strategies, including those geared for bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and theme parks. By learning to utilize industry-specific internet newsgroups and mailing lists, businesses can target their customers, examine advertising techniques of their competitors, and ensure consistent visibility on the Web. Tips on updating, revisiting, and rethinking a business's online presence round out the advice, ensuring that potential and existing clients keep coming back.
Release on 2015-04-27 | by Melvin L. Silberman,Carol Auerbach
Author: Melvin L. Silberman,Carol Auerbach
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Features 101 proven strategies to design and deliver Active Training for virtually any topic. Trainers will discover a toolkit full of creative, challenging, and fun ways to enliven learning. Redesigned so readers can more readily identify strategies that hold the most promise for specific training situations, topics, and learning objectives, as well as adding suggested conditions for each: length of time, number of participants, etc. Each strategy is illustrated with a case example. Also features 20 how-to lists (200 total) that any trainer will find indispensable when facilitating active training, including practical guidelines for setting up the classroom for active training, obtaining participation at any time, utilizing props, making lectures active, and more. The active learning strategies are organized into three major categories that correlate to the distinct phases of effective training session: the opening, the main learning events, and the closing. Within these three categories, readers will find sub-categories, such as team building, stimulating discussion, team learning, e-learning, skill development, review, application planning, etc. New learning activities cover topics to include: communication, change management, coaching, feedback, creativity and innovation, conflict and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, leadership, customer service, decision-making, problem solving, self-management. The strategies and activities in this book are geared to classroom delivery of training. A separate collection is devoted entirely to online learning strategies and activities, 101 Ways to Make Online Learning Active. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.