Making every science lesson count

Six principles to support great science teaching

Author: Shaun Allison

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785832549

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8738

Making Every Science Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Science Teaching goes in search of answers to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: ‘What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future?’ Writing in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Shaun Allison returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent science teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is underpinned by six pedagogical principles – challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning – and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that will help teachers make abstract ideas more concrete and practical demonstrations more meaningful. It also points a sceptical finger at the fashions and myths that have pervaded science teaching over the past decade or so – such as the belief that students can make huge progress in a single lesson and the idea that learning is speedy, linear and logical. Instead, Shaun advocates an approach of artful repetition and consolidation and shows you how to help your students develop their conceptual understanding of science over time. Making Every Science Lesson Count is for new and experienced science teachers alike. It does not pretend to be a magic bullet. It does not claim to have all the answers. Rather the aim of the book is to provide effective strategies designed to help you to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding in a series of questions to inspire reflective thought and help you relate the content to your classroom practice. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely addition to the Making Every Lesson Count series provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to science teaching. Suitable for science teachers of students aged 11–16 years.
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Making Every Lesson Count

Six princlipes to support great teaching and learning

Author: Shaun Allison,Andy Tharby,Doug Lemov

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909771

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 4434

Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby examine the evidence behind what makes great teaching and explore how to implement this in the classroom to make a difference to learning. They distil teaching and learning down into six core principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and show how these can inspire an ethos of excellence and growth, not only in individual classrooms but across a whole school too. Combining robust evidence from a range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced, effective classroom teachers, the book is a complete toolkit of strategies that teachers can use every lesson to make that lesson count. There are no gimmicky ideas here - just high impact, focused teaching that results in great learning, every lesson, every day. To demonstrate how attainable this is, the book contains a number of case studies from a number of professionals who are successfully embedding a culture of excellence and growth in their schools. Making Every Lesson Count offers an evidence-informed alternative to restrictive Ofsted-driven definitions of great teaching, empowering teachers to deliver great lessons and celebrate high-quality practice. Suitable for all teachers - including trainee teachers, NQTs, and experienced teachers - who want quick and easy ways to enhance their practice and make every lesson count.
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Making every English lesson count

Six principles for supporting great reading and writing

Author: Andy Tharby

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785832514

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5939

Making Every English Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Reading and Writing goes in search of answers to the fundamental question that all English teachers must ask: ‘What can I do to help my students to become confident and competent readers and writers?’ Writing in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Andy Tharby returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent English teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is underpinned by six pedagogical principles – challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning – and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies to bring the teaching of conceptual knowledge, vocabulary and challenging literature to the foreground. It also points a sceptical finger at the fashions and myths that have pervaded English teaching over the past decade or so – such as the idea that English is a skills-based subject and the belief that students can make huge progress in a single lesson. Instead, Andy advocates an approach of artful repetition and consolidation and shows you how to help your students develop their reading and writing proficiency over time. Making Every English Lesson Count is for new and experienced English teachers alike. It does not pretend to be a magic bullet. It does not claim to have all the answers. Rather the aim of the book is to provide effective strategies designed to help you to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding in a series of questions to inspire reflective thought and help you relate the content to your classroom practice. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely addition to the Making Every Lesson Count series provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to English teaching. Suitable for English teachers of students aged 11–16 years
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Making Every Maths Lesson Count

Six Principles to Support Great Maths Teaching

Author: Emma McCrea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785833328

Category:

Page: 200

View: 9301

Making Every Maths Lesson Count provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-based approach to secondary school maths teaching. Emma McCrea's concise and timely addition to Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby's award-winning Making Every Lesson Count series is underpinned by the six pedagogical principles which are common to all the books in the series - challenge, explanation,modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic strategies that maths teachers can use to develop teaching and learning in their classroom. Making Every Maths Lesson Count is for new and experienced maths teachers alike. The book provides effective strategies which will enable teachers to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding with a series of questions that will inspire reflective thought and help teachers relate the content to their own classroom practice.
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A Creative Approach to Teaching Science

Author: Nicky Waller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472941713

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8708

A Creative Approach to Teaching Science is filled with exciting and innovative ways to teach and meet the objectives for primary physics, chemistry and biology from Years 1-6. Each idea has been tried and tested, used in the classroom with children of the relevant age range, and all are deep rooted in practical enquiry with clear links to the statutory requirements for primary science. This book is jam-packed full of strategies and ready made ideas with a creative edge, aimed at engaging children and encouraging them to think critically and scientifically, and to consider key scientific topics in real life scenarios. This book is a must-have for teachers looking to inspire their pupils, and making sure they have fun along the way.
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Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Susan Capel,Marilyn Leask,Sarah Younie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317659821

Category: Education

Page: 686

View: 1963

Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires pedagogical and subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn, and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is the market leading text for all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status. It offers an in-depth and practical introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to become a confident and effective teacher. With a focus on evidence-based practice, the book includes a wealth of examples to demonstrate how to successfully apply theory to practice, and how to critically analyse your practice to maximise pupil learning. This 7th edition is fully updated in light of the latest initiatives, evidence and research in the field, offering comprehensive coverage, unit by unit, of the key concepts and skills addressed on initial teacher education courses in preparation for work in schools. The wide range of pedagogical features support both university based work - including that up to Masters Level - and school-based initial teacher education, and are designed to help you develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. Written by expert practitioners, thirty-six essential units include: • adopting a positive approach to managing behaviour to support learning • ways pupils learn • planning lessons, units of work and schemes of work • motivating pupils • assessment • inclusion and special educational needs • using ICT and digital technologies • pupil grouping, progression and differentiation • managing time, workload and stress • getting your first teaching post. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and guidance for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.
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Teach Now! Science

The Joy of Teaching Science

Author: Tom Sherrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317664892

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 3584

Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great science teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through all the different aspects of science teaching offering clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools. Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice. There are also chapters on organising practical work, the science curriculum, key ideas that underpin science as a subject and finding the right job. Throughout the book, there is a wide selection of ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques to help you bring science alive in all three main disciplines, including common experiments and demonstrations from biology, physics and chemistry to engage and inspire you and your students. Celebrating the whole process of engaging young people with the awe and wonder of science, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding science teacher.
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Science Lessons

What the Business of Biotech Taught Me about Management

Author: Gordon M. Binder,Philip Bashe

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 2551

The start of a start-up - Amgen goes public - The business of science meets the science of business - From IPO to EPO in four months - EPO on trial - Partnerships made in heaven and that other place - Red hot summer - Nuclear winter - How to build a winning team - How Amgen kept employees committed - The value of ethics in business - My failed retirement.
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The Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them

Teaching Physics 11–18

Author: Ben Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315305429

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 6526

The Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them provides all of the knowledge and skills you need to teach physics effectively at secondary level. Each chapter provides the historical narrative behind a Big Idea, explaining its significance, the key figures behind it, and its place in scientific history. Accompanied by detailed ready-to-use lesson plans and classroom activities, the book expertly fuses the ‘what to teach’ and the ‘how to teach it', creating an invaluable resource which contains not only a thorough explanation of physics, but also the applied pedagogy to ensure its effective translation to students in the classroom. Including a wide range of teaching strategies, archetypal assessment questions and model answers, the book tackles misconceptions and offers succinct and simple explanations of complex topics. Each of the five big ideas in physics are covered in detail: electricity forces energy particles the universe. Aimed at new and trainee physics teachers, particularly non-specialists, this book provides the knowledge and skills you need to teach physics successfully at secondary level, and will inject new life into your physics teaching.
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77 Fairly Safe Science Activities for Illustrating Bible Lessons

Author: Donald B. DeYoung

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441242317

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8326

Nothing captures the attention of young people (and adults) like a creative object lesson. This hands-on book gives pastors, teachers, speakers, and homeschoolers 77 exciting science activities that reveal the order and grandeur of creation and encourage an appreciation of all God has made. These easy experiments illustrate the laws of nature, teach Bible principles, and affirm God's power as Creator. With catchy or unexpected results, the demonstrations make Bible truth unforgettable. The clearly explained experiments use common household objects, require little setup, and are illustrated with pictures and diagrams.
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Making Every Maths Lesson Count

Six Principles to Support Great Teaching and Learning

Author: Kate Blight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785831805

Category:

Page: 120

View: 5715

Maths lessons benefit from the Making Every Lesson Count approach. Written in an engaging style, full-time teacher Kate Blight offers practical strategies to support the maths teacher in the secondary school. The book offers gimmick-free ideas which support the six tried-and-tested principles from the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count (ISBN 978-184590973-4). The book is held together by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that maths teachers can use to develop the teaching and learning in their classroom. The book will support established teachers and those new to the profession to enable progress to be made by the students in the class that they teach. For maths teachers of pupils aged 12 - 16.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4551

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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Making Every Geography Lesson Count

Six Principles to Support Great Geography Teaching

Author: Mark Enser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785833397

Category:

Page: 200

View: 7445

Making Every Geography Lesson Count maps out the key elements of effective geography teaching and shows teachers how to develop students' grasp of the subject over time. Mark Enser's all-encompassing yet concise addition to Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby's award-winning Making Every Lesson Count series is underpinned by the six pedagogical principles which are common to all the books in the series - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic strategies that geography teachers can use to develop teaching and learning in their classroom. Written for new and experienced geography teachers alike, Making Every Geography Lesson Count provides effective strategies which will enable teachers to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding with a series of questions that will inspire reflective thought and help teachers relate the content to their own classroom practice Part of the Making Every Lesson Count series. The award-winning title Making Every Lesson Count has now inspired a whole series of books. Each of the books in the series are held together by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provide simple, realistic classroom strategies that teachers can use to develop the teaching and learning in their classroom.
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Writing Science

How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

Author: Joshua Schimel

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199760233

Category: Mathematics

Page: 221

View: 2798

"Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story, and it uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing and years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, Joshua Schimel shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension ... Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively and successfully in a competitive industry."--Back cover.
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Science Teaching Reconsidered

A Handbook

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175449

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 9404

Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.
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Inspirational Teachers Inspirational Learners

A book of hope for creativity and the curriculum in the twenty first century

Author: Will Ryan

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 184590723X

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6255

What is it that Inspirational teachers do differently? In short, they plan for their pupils to be inspirational. Many teachers who join the teaching profession do so because they were taught by inadequate teachers and they feel they can provide a far better and more exciting education for youngsters than they received themselves. Whereas other teachers speak with clarity of detail about stimulating and influential teachers who inspired their lives and now they want to do the same. This book is an examination of what our most inspirational teachers do in order to get creative and inspirational responses from children. It aims to put fun back into teaching, provide a framework for creativity in the twenty first century and act as a book of hope for the new curriculum proposals.
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The Lessons of History

Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170193

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4373

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
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100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Science Lessons

Author: Ian McDaid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472918207

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9771

This is a brand new title in the successful 100 ideas series which provides secondary science teachers with practical ideas and activities to use in their lessons as well as teaching and planning strategies to help make practice outstanding every day. The author is a science teacher and winner of the Wellcome Trust Enthusse award for Science. He has a growing Twitter following and the book will be full of his really original and engaging science ideas. The book will include ideas on integrating literacy into science lessons, safety in the lab and ideas for challenging the more able.
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Where Good Ideas Come From

Author: Steven Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 874

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.
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